Sports Archive

Locals earn all-city awards

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When you win a state championship, you tend to be recognized for it. That’s precisely what happened to the Williamsburg Wildcats’ softball team, with several players earning all-city honors from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Unsurprisingly, Williamsburg’s Carly Wagers earned Division IV player of the year honors after setting the state single-season [ Read More ]

Kaufman the man for Bethel-Tate hoops

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Tiffin University assistant coach Corey Kaufman has a new title to add to his résumé. Kaufman became the newest head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Bethel-Tate High School earlier this week, replacing Tom Jutze. Jutze resigned after leading the Tigers to a Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer shoots lights out at Nippert Stadium

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A group of Batavia Bulldogs’ soccer players had quite the experience on Saturday, June 24. The Bulldogs competed in a halftime shootout against Withrow High School at Nippert Stadium during halftime of FC Cincinnati’s 2-0 victory over Saint Louis FC. Batavia head coach Kevin Scheel said he couldn’t pass up [ Read More ]

Felicity tabs Jason Thompson as new boys’ hoops coach

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Felicity-Franklin Cardinals’ basketball team has a new face at the helm. Jason Thompson has been tabbed to take over the squad, which won five games last season. Thompson spend the 2016-2017 school year as the athletic director at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School, his alma mater. Thompson said the similarities between [ Read More ]

SOSLI youth softball nears end of season tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Youth softball teams across Clermont County saw the regular season come to an end this week as the end-of-season tournaments begin. In the 14U division, Batavia entered the final game of the regular season with an 11-1 mark, good for first place overall, a half-game ahead of the Bethel Tigers [ Read More ]

West Clermont basketball putting work in

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Although construction on the new West Clermont High School is not yet completed, that didn’t stop the Wolves from taking to the court for summer league action. West Clermont welcomed Western Brown, Bethel-Tate and Cincinnati Country Day to the old Amelia High School gym on Thursday, June 15 for summer [ Read More ]

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 ]

CHAMPIONS
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 ]


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