Sports Archive

Young Cougars set lofty goals as season begins, DI matchups loom

By Chris Chaney Sun staff A young UC Clermont men’s basketball team will take the floor this week to begin a regular season that head coach Greg Himes hopes can result in achieving some lofty goals. “Our biggest goal every year is to win the USCAA National Championship,” Himes said. “We’ve had a lot of [ Read More ]

Trojans earn experience, confidence from first playoff game in eight years

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Glen Este had not taken the field in a playoff game for eight years before Friday, Nov. 7’s Division II, Region 6 loss to top-seeded La Salle, 48-28. However, the Trojans’ performance against the odds-on favorite to win the state title proved to the GE faithful that they wouldn’t have [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate 7-year olds growing through football

Playing together since they were five years old, the Bethel-Tate Tigers have grown together in football. Playing in a Pro Bowl game two years ago, the 5-year old versions of the team pictured above found the grit, resolve and passion to become one of the best local youth teams in Clermont County. Having only won [ Read More ]

Bethel’s Henderson takes home Player of the Year honors

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Bethel-Tate’s Chloe Henderson will be one of the headliners at Monday, Nov. 10’s Southern Buckeye Conference Fall Sports Banquet as the Lady Tigers’ senior tennis standout was named the National Division’s Player of the Year. “Chloe won every league match this year,” Bethel-Tate head coach Susan Morrison said. “She’s only [ Read More ]

Batavia woman still carries her passion for bowling into her mid-90s

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Virginia Hill loves to bowl. She’s not much different than most alley cats — she rolls in a league once a week, carries a 140 average and has topped off her best game in the 250s. What does set her apart, however, is that she turns 94 years old on [ Read More ]

Glen Este earns No. 8 seed in playoffs thanks to a little help from ECC friend

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Beginning Week 10 of the 2014 season on the outside looking in at the Division II, Region 6 playoff picture, Glen Este needed some help. The possible scenarios that would move Glen Este into the top eight, and therefore playoff contention, seemed endless. Ironically, it was one of the Trojans’ [ Read More ]

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 ]


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