Sports Archive

Batavia football coach resigns

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs’ football team will be the fourth Clermont County school to begin the 2017-2018 season with a new football coach at the helm after the resignation of Matt Lester on Friday, Jan. 13 Lester said the decision to step down was not based on football, instead it was [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate bests Williamsburg in SBAAC showdown

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two girls’ basketball teams entered play on Thursday, Jan. 12 with matching 4-0 records in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference’s National Division, but only one would keep their perfect mark. Williamsburg hosted Bethel-Tate in a conference clash on Jan. 12 and, despite jumping ahead 11-1 early in the [ Read More ]

Amelia bests Batavia 37-33

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Clermont County boys’ basketball teams engaged in a defensive struggle on Friday, Jan. 6 when the Batavia Bulldogs faced off against the Amelia Barons. The teams combined to score just 70 points total with the Barons taking the 37-33 victory thanks to a late rally. The Barons led 19-14 [ Read More ]

Local wrestlers compete at Madeira Invitational

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Four Clermont County schools sent wrestlers to Madeira on Jan. 6-7 to compete in the Madeira Invitational. The Bethel-Tate Tigers fared the best out of the four, finishing the two-day event in fourth place overall. The Tigers had six total placers, with two advancing to the finals. Goshen finished sixth, [ Read More ]

Stears leads locals at GMVWA Holiday Tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Three Clermont County teams made the trip north to Fairborn, Ohio to compete in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Glen Este, Milford and Williamsburg sent wrestlers to the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State for the event, which took place Dec. 27-28. Williamsburg’s Brian [ Read More ]

Bulldogs win CNE Holiday Tournament title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs boys’ basketball team finished December strong, winning six of their final seven games including two at Clermont Northeastern High School to win the CNE Holiday Classic. Batavia began the two-day event with a 58-44 win over St. Bernard. Batavia got off to a strong start in the [ Read More ]

Wildcats down Rockets with three-point barrage

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Wildcats’ boys basketball team hit a total of 12 three-pointers in an 81-57 victory over the Fayetteville Rockets on Dec. 23. Williamsburg launched bombs from behind the arc early and often against the Rockets. Drew McKibben started the game by scoring the first five points for Williamsburg, including [ Read More ]

Milford swimmers sweep Butler Invitational

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles boys and girls swim teams posted solid performances in the Butler High School Invitational on Dec. 17, sweeping both titles. In the boys’ 50 meter freestyle, Milford placed swimmers in first and second position. Sophomore Tyler Babinec won the event with a time of 22.55 seconds, placing [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate overwhelms Felicity, 52-20

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers’ basketball team is on a roll. Since dropping a 40-38 decision to Amelia in the team’s second game of the season to fall to 0-2 on the year, Dave Fallis’ squad is undefeated, having won their last four games entering a Dec. 15 contest against Felicity. [ Read More ]

New Richmond splits hoops doubleheader with Ripley

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions welcomed Ripley to town on Dec. 17 for a pair of varsity basketball contests. The girls’ teams got things started, with the Lady Lions battling the Lady Jays. A tight first quarter saw the game tied at 12 with 2:22 left in the period. Ripley ended [ Read More ]

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