Sports Archive

Six locals compete in SWOFCA All-Star game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Six Clermont County football players got the chance to return to the gridiron one final time. Amelia’s Brant Fluher, Batavia’s Stephen Trainor, Bethel-Tate’s Caleb Bastin, Clermont Northeastern’s Luke Newtown and New Richmond’s Corey Bozic and Cory Higgenbotham hit the field for the final time in high school as members of [ Read More ]

OHSAA releases winter athletic divisions

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Earlier this year, the OHSAA released divisional alignments and competitive balance data for the fall sports, resulting in several county teams moving divisions. On Thursday, June 8, data was released for the winter sports, and again local teams are on the move. In Division I, there are no changes to [ Read More ]

Lefker, Burns solid at state track and field meet

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Clermont County saw a pair of local athletes post strong performances in Columbus at the state track and field meet on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. One of the two built on last year’s finish, while the other started her career with a bang. Williamsburg junior Wyatt Lefker [ Read More ]

Williamsburg softball wins Division IV title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor An historic season came to an historic end for the Williamsburg Wildcats’ softball team in Akron on Saturday, June 3. The Lady Wildcats defeated Danville 3-2 to win the Division IV softball state title, the first team title in school history. Head coach Rick Healey praised the Lady Wildcats’ work [ Read More ]

Big bats lead Lady Wildcats to state finals

VIDEO: Williamsburg softball celebrates a trip to the state championship By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A bit of small ball got the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ softball team to the state semifinals, but the long ball sent the team to the title game. Kacey Smith and Carly Wagers launched three-run homers, propelling the Lady Wildcats past [ Read More ]

Locals advance to state track and field meet

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A few local athletes punched their ticket to the state track and field championships with solid performances in the district meet last week. In Division I, Amelia’s Maddie Walker placed third in the 1600 meter run, finishing in 4:58.48 to advance to the state meet. Walker placed fifth in the [ Read More ]

Locals compete at track and field districts

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions boys’ track team continued a solid season at the district meet in New Richmond last week, tallying 102 points to win the district championship. Two Lions, Grant Anderson and Jessup Durbin, placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 100 meter dash. Herwens Horgan placed second for [ Read More ]

Lady Wildcats win district title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the third straight season, the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ softball team gathered in the outfield to pose with a district championship trophy. This year, the Lady Wildcats returned to the same field the team won the title at in 2016. The squad traveled to Mason High School to take on [ Read More ]

Baker, Short to lead Goshen basketball

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Just over two months after Goshen’s Scott Wake announced his resignation as the Warriors’ boys’ basketball coach, the Warriors have named a familiar face as his replacement. Brandon Baker will take over the boys’ team after serving as the girls’ varsity head coach for the last two seasons. Over that [ Read More ]

Wagers breaks home run record in Lady Wildcat win

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The OHSAA Softball record book lists records dating as far back as 1978. Nearly 40 years worth of hits, home runs, wins and strikeouts. Clermont County is well represented in the record books, with Felicity-Franklin’s Montana Wear appearing several times throughout the listings. Entering play this season, Wear holds the [ Read More ]

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