Sports Archive

UC Clermont reaches knockout round for ninth straight season

By Chris Chaney Sun staff “Unprecedented.” That’s the adjective UC Clermont women’s volleyball head coach Joe Harpring used to describe the run of success that his Lady Cougars have enjoyed over the past decade, buttressed by another solid showing this past week at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship in Canton, N.Y. Earning [ Read More ]

Tumultuous first half of season for Batavia gives way to SBC-N crown

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The only consistent theme over the first half of the 2014 season for the Batavia football team was inconsistency. Even still, the Bulldogs banded together, won their last five games of the season and claimed their second Southern Buckeye Conference National Division title in three years. A sterling 7-3 final [ Read More ]

Clermont runners hit roadblock at regional tourney

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The Clermont County cross country season officially came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Troy High School as both New Richmond teams and the six other competing local runners were unable to crack the state qualifying standard. Each race taking place at Troy, just north of Dayton, allowed [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin falls in district finals, hopes to use experience to take next step

By Chris Chaney Sun staff It had been 20 years since the Felicity-Franklin Lady Cardinals had last won a sectional volleyball championship. And while program still has never claimed a district championship after losing to Jackson Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, head coach Damon Smith thinks that this year’s success is the type of motivator [ Read More ]

Ohio’s small game hunting season opens on Nov. 7

Hunting seasons for ring-necked pheasant, cottontail rabbit, and bobwhite quail will open in Ohio on Friday, Nov. 7. Cottontail rabbit hunting continues through Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Ring-necked pheasant hunting is open through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The pheasant and rabbit seasons are closed during the 2014 statewide deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 1-7. Bobwhite quail [ Read More ]

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources awards more than $6 million in grants

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), has approved $6.1 million in Clean Ohio Trails Fund grants to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans. “These Clean Ohio Trails grants are the people’s money,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “By working together with local communities, we are investing in projects that will help Ohioans actively enjoy [ Read More ]

First case of chronic wasting disease confirmed in Ohio on private preserve

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state in a captive deer herd in Holmes County. The state continues to take quarantine action to control the further spread of the disease. There is no evidence [ Read More ]

UC Clermont earns ninth consecutive bid into USCAA tourney

By Chris Chaney Sun staff For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Cincinnati – Clermont Lady Cougars volleyball team has earned a trip to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament. The 15-5 Cougars, led by a number of local Clermont County athletes, will begin pool play on Thursday, Oct. 30 with [ Read More ]

New Richmond finds extra motivation in opportunity to win a share of SBC crown

By Chris Chaney Sun staff New Richmond head coach Josh Stratton knew what was going on across town at Norwood’s Shea Stadium as he coached his Lions to a comfortable 38-0 win over Clermont Northeastern on Friday, Oct. 24, but he didn’t fill his players in until they were back on campus at New Richmond [ Read More ]

Milford girls water polo finishes fourth in state tournament

By Shawn Sell The Milford High School girls water polo team wrapped up its 2014 season finishing fourth at the Ohio Water Polo State Championship which concluded on Saturday at Mason High School. After losing to eventual state champion Upper Arlington in the semifinals, the Eagles dropped a heartbreaking 11-9 overtime decision to Sycamore in [ Read More ]


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