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GARTH SHANKLIN
Next few weeks could be rough for Reds, fans

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As I write this, the Reds have just wrapped up a series victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to start the second half of the season. Billy Hamilton’s wheels provided the lone run in the team’s final win, an exciting way to win a game and a series that likely has [ Read More ]

Local knothole teams closing in on championships

Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Knothole teams across Clermont County dodged raindrops last week as the tournaments draw ever-so-closer to the championship matches. In Class D Jr. gold division action, held in Goshen, the Milford Tigers advanced to the championship game thanks to a 15-0 shutout win over the Amelia Vipers and a 9-4 victory over [ Read More ]

Nicholas Wilson Memorial 5K held in New Richmond

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A sunny summer day awaited walkers and runners who made the trip to New Richmond for the Nicholas Wilson Memorial Scholarship 5K on July 9. Nicholas Wilson graduated from New Richmond High School in 2009. He was a member of the Lions’ football, baseball, basketball and track teams as well [ Read More ]

GARTH SHANKLIN
Durant’s decision not at all controversial

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Like many people, I spent last Monday’s Fourth of July holiday with family. We did the usual summer things like swimming and playing basketball, which for the most part required me to be away from my phone for most of Monday morning. Just before noon, as we were wrapping up [ Read More ]

Clermont Northeastern inducts eight into athletic Hall of Fame

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor At a ceremony held at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School earlier this year, eight individuals were tabbed as the newest members of the Clermont Northeastern Athletic Hall of Fame. The first inductee was John D. Cooper. Cooper graduated from Clermont Northeastern in 1967. Two years prior, the school began football, [ Read More ]

Knothole baseball tournaments draw closer to finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Diamonds all across Clermont County were filled with baseball action yet again last week as Knothole Baseball leagues of all levels entered their second week of action. Withamsville hosted the highest level of tournament play, Class A Sr., which involves players 15 years old or younger. The Amelia Havoc took [ Read More ]

GARTH SHANKLIN
‘Save America’s Pastime Act’ bad for game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Let’s play a quick word association game. I’ll throw out a word, you tell me your first thoughts that come to mind. Ready? Here we go! The word is: Congress. Now, if you’re like most people, the words you immediately thought of weren’t very nice. Synonyms of useless, spineless, slow-acting, [ Read More ]

Knothole baseball begins tournament play

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Baseball diamonds across Clermont County were filled with that tell-tale crack of the bat this past weekend as Knothole baseball tournaments began across the area. East Region Knothole began their postseason with several games in several classes on June 25. The Class D Jr. games, which consist of children under [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Softball League wraps up season

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the weather heats up and the calendar makes the transition from spring to summer, the action on baseball and softball diamonds across Clermont County heats up as well. The Southern Ohio Softball League held their postseason tournaments June 20-21 in New Richmond, crowning champions at several different age levels. [ Read More ]

Veritas Athelete Development celebrates opening

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Richie Cox, owner of Veritas Athlete Development, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24. “We want to help high school student athletes create college opportunities for themselves,” Cox said. Cox went through the recruiting process when he has in high school, and found that [ Read More ]


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