Sports Archive

Lady Wildcats fall to Anna in district finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team made the trip to Clayton Northmont High School on Oct. 29 looking to bring home a district trophy to go neatly with their sectional championship and Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division title. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t overcome a poor end to [ Read More ]

New Richmond spoils final Amelia home game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For one final time, the Amelia Barons took to the field at Amelia High School. Fittingly enough, the team’s final home game came against one of their older rivals, the New Richmond Lions. Unfortunately for the Barons, the Lions weren’t kind houseguests, as New Richmond racked up 441 yards of [ Read More ]

Fluegel’s field goal leads Batavia over Portsmouth

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Nearly 60 minutes of hard-fought gridiron action came down to one final play. Batavia faced off against Portsmouth West on Oct. 21 and both teams battled to a 7-7 tie. That set up Batavia’s Spencer Fluegel, who lined up to attempt a game-winning kick. It was no sure thing, according [ Read More ]

Locals punch ticket to cross country regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the dust settled and the final runner crossed the line at the cross country district meet on Oct. 22 in West Chester, 11 individuals and one team from Clermont County earned a trip to the regional championship. The Division I and II races were split into two separate races. [ Read More ]

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The NFL needs to fix its priorities

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the last three weeks, it seems like the NFL has spent most of their time doing something wrong. Be it introducing a new social media policy that actually directly contradicts the entire point of social media, fining and flagging players for touchdown celebrations or suspending players for domestic violence, [ Read More ]

Blanchester blows out Bethel-Tate, wins National Division title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the Ohio High School Athletic Association updates their football records page after the season, the Bethel-Tate Tigers will find their name on it in several places. Unfortunately, the Tigers will be on the wrong side of history. Blanchester quarterback Tristan Greene accounted for 10 total touchdowns in the Wildcats’ [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Amelia upends Goshen

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Amelia 35, Goshen 27 Amelia racked up 324 yards on the ground and survived a scoreless second half en route to a win over the Goshen Warriors. Eli Altherr carried the ball 23 times for 144 yards and a touchdown while teammate Cage Meyer added 13 carries for 158 yards [ Read More ]

UC Clermont Hoops nearing regular-season tipoff

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Lost in the crunching sound of all the fallen leaves and the soft crying of all the Bengals’ fans the last few weeks has been the sure-fire sound that winter is coming: the dribbling of basketballs. The University of Cincinnati-Clermont college men’s and women’s basketball teams will open the regular [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer falls in sectionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs’ season could best be described as a knuckleball with no spin. Knuckleballs by definition are unpredictable, and it’s hard to tell what will happen once the ball is released. That kind of unpredictability is similar to that of the Batavia boys’ soccer team. The team played well [ Read More ]

Williamsburg volleyball heading to district finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats volleyball team did something on Oct. 22 that it had not done since the first day of the regular season: lost a set. For the first time since dropping the second set against Roger Bacon on Aug. 20 in the team’s first (and only) loss so [ Read More ]


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