Sports Archive

Fall sports season officially underway

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The turning of the calendar from July to August officially kicks off the high school sports season. All fall sports began practice on Aug. 1 with regular seasons shortly to follow. Golfers can participate in their first regular-season match on Friday, Aug. 5, according to Ohio High School Athletic Association [ Read More ]

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Time will tell how Reds fared at trade deadline

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It’s never easy around here, is it? If there’s one thing the Aug. 1 baseball trade deadline made clear, it’s that there is no minor transaction in Cincinnati sports that can or will be done quickly and without incident. It’s as if Murphy’s Law decided to open up an office [ Read More ]

Local soccer teams compete in Mason Preseason Classic

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Eight soccer teams representing four different Clermont County schools made trips to Mason earlier this month for the Mason Pre-Season Soccer Classic, held at Heritage Oak Park. Two boys’ soccer teams, the Amelia Barons and Bethel-Tate Tigers, participated in the boys’ tournament July 15-17. Both teams fared well in their [ Read More ]

Batavia, Goshen win knothole titles

  By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor While most Clermont County Knothole teams had already secured a championship early last week, a few others had to wait a bit longer to take home the trophy. The Batavia Bull Dawgs won the Class D Sr. silver division title July 19 after fighting their way back through the [ Read More ]

Local athletes earn spring all-city honors

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Athletes from across Clermont County recently picked up all-city honors from the Cincinnati Enquirer for their performances this past spring. New Richmond’s Angus Matthews earned second-team honors in boys’ tennis after advancing to the district tournament. He also was named the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference American Division player [ Read More ]

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How good are UC’s Big 12 odds?

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Eight soccer teams representing four different Clermont County schools made trips to Mason earlier this month for the Mason Pre-Season Soccer Classic, held at Heritage Oak Park. Two boys’ soccer teams, the Amelia Barons and Bethel-Tate Tigers, participated in the boys’ tournament July 15-17. Both teams fared well in their [ Read More ]

Batavia football cleans up community

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor In just a few short weeks, the Batavia Bulldogs football team will look to clean up on the gridiron. Before that, however, the team took to the streets of Batavia for a different type of cleaning. The Bulldogs spent the morning of July 14 in the heart of the village [ Read More ]

Bethel’s Harsha Lake hosts 2016 USRowing Club Nationals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A bright, sunny Sunday morning helped cap off the 2016 US Club Rowing Championships, held last week at Harsha Lake in Bethel. Nearly 1,900 rowers representing 102 teams from 30 states, as well as Canada and India, competed in the event, which began on July 13. Of those entries, 24 [ Read More ]

Knothole tournament champions crowned across Clermont County

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor After nearly a month of tournament action, Knothole baseball championships were given out all across Clermont County last week. The Tealtown Dragons rallied through the consolation bracket of the Class D Jr. gold division in Goshen, defeating Milford on July 15 to take home the title. Also in Goshen, one [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Softball League holds All-Star games

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Dozens of youth softball players from all across Clermont County got one more chance to take the field for the Southwest Ohio Softball League last month. Mt. Pisgah hosted the SOSL All-Star games, allowing girls in six different age ranges the chance to team up with former opponents to celebrate [ Read More ]


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