Sports Archive

Twenty-one Clermont countians earn medals for athletic talent in Ohio Special Olympics games

A total of 21 Clermont County athletes returned home with 23 medals earned from the Annual Ohio Special Olympics Games. This special Olympics took place at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.

Georg rolls over competition for bowling crown

The 2008 Storm Pro-Am Regional took place this month at Clermont County’s Cherry Grove Lanes. The victor of this prestigious bowling tournament was determined by each individual’s three game scores, his associated professional’s three game scores, and a handicap.

Clermont County Knothole teams winding down season; Johnston family benefit is Aug. 9

The 63rd annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament has quickly approached the championship finale in each respective division. The Clermont County Knothole community is saddened by the sudden death of former coach Eric Johnston. His sons, Eric (13) and Aaron (9), play for the Tealtown organization.

County Knothole Tournament is just about completed

The 63rd Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament is just about completed. The county Knothole community is saddened by the sudden death of former coach Eric Johnston. His sons, Eric (13) and Aaron (9) play for the Tealtown organization. There will be a car wash to help benefit the family. It will take place Aug. 9 at the Eastgate Pep Boys 10 a.m. – 3 p. m.

Smith pitches shut out ball at the Reds

Joe Smith, one of the most common of male names for English-speaking people, but a very uncommon athletic talent. The 2002 Amelia High School graduate made his first appearance at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park during a four-game series, July 17-20, when Smith’s team, the New York Mets, squared off against the Redlegs.

Mike ‘Goldie’ Rich and Bill Peters were the best Clermont County softball players seen by writer

I enjoyed my years of involvement in softball in the 1960s-70s-80s and a little bit in the 90s. One question I have been asked many, many times is who do I believe was the best softball player(s) I ever saw who came from Clermont County or who played regularly in Clermont County.

Josh Godfrey drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks

Josh Godfrey, a 2006 graduate of Glen Este High School, was recently selected in the 2008 professional baseball draft. The Arizona Diamondbacks chose Godfrey in the 39th round of the recently held draft. The 5-foot, 11-inch, 220 pound left hand pitcher is currently playing baseball with the Duluth (Minn.) Huskies in a summer college league.

Local semi-pros seeking to burn competition for first gridiron victory

The Mount Carmel Fire, Clermont County’s entry into the semi-professional United States Football Association, is enduring a season with a lot of changes including both game plans and personnel. Team members who are leaving the squad for personal or other reasons have disrupted the continuity and team efforts to organize into a solid gridiron squad.

Sixty-third Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament underway throughout county

The 63rd Clermont County Knothole Tournament is underway throughout the county. Following are the results of the opening rounds of games. Winners bracket: Bethel Heat scorched Milford Fury, Goshen Tigers surprised Tealtown Trojans, Batavia Bulldogs cooled down Bethel Heat, and Amelia Cardinals caged Goshen Tigers.

Zach Strief’s Dream Big Foundation Football Camp described as successful

The Second Annual Zach Strief Dream Big Foundation Football Camp was described as a success by all observers and instructors. “It was a huge success. Everything went very well,” said Zach Strief, former Milford High School and Northwestern University football star and now an offensive lineman for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints. Strief was proud that the camp raised twice as much money over last year’s funds raised.

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