Sports Archive

SBAAC hands out golf, cross country awards

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Several Clermont County athletes earned first-team honors at the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference fall awards ceremony on Nov. 9 at Hamersville Elementary/Middle School. Amelia’s Maddie Walker was named the American Division girls’ runner of the year for the second consecutive season. Lady Barons’ coach Shane Heikenfeld joined Walker [ Read More ]

Lions fall to Trotwood in regional semis

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the fourth time in school history, the New Richmond Lions advanced to the regional semifinals of the state playoffs. Unfortunately, much like their three previous trips, the Lions would see their season come to an end in week 12. New Richmond traveled to Mason High School to take on [ Read More ]

Lady Cougars open season with 80-74 win over Edison

By  Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Clermont Lady Cougars began their quest to return to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association girls’ basketball championship tournament with a pair of games this past week. On Nov. 2, the team held their season-opener in Batavia against Edison State College. The squad dominated the first quarter, jumping out [ Read More ]

Milford volleyball shows improvement

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A quick glance at the overall record for the Milford Lady Eagles’ volleyball team in 2016 doesn’t quite tell the full story. Yes, the team finished the year with a 7-16 mark, 5-9 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, but the way the team finished the season deserves a closer look. [ Read More ]

Lions defeat Mount Healthy 35-33 in playoff opener

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor If the New Richmond Lions’ playoff opening game against Mount Healthy on Nov. 5 was a movie, reviewers would likely give it poor ratings due to a bad start, with several shutting it off early. However, if one were to watch the entirety of the film, they would discover quite [ Read More ]

UC Clermont falls to Edison in home opener

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Much like the women’s team, the University of Cincinnati Clermont Cougars men’s basketball team features several new faces, including one at the head coaching position. Steve Ellis leads the Cougars after spending the previous nine seasons at Mariemont High School. He and his team held their season-opening contest at home [ Read More ]

Amelia’s Walker places fourth at state

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Four local runners took their talents to the state cross country meet in Hebron, Ohio, this past weekend, with one of them finding a spot on the podium. Amelia sophomore Maddie Walker finished fourth in the girls’ Division I race, crossing the line in 17:42.6. For reference, Hilliard Davidson senior [ Read More ]

New Richmond football no stranger to postseason victories

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the New Richmond Lions prepare for their playoff opener against Mount Healthy at 7 p.m., a look back at the team’s past playoff results seems appropriate. New Richmond made their first playoff appearance in 1999. Led by then-junior quarterback Adam Armbruster, the Lions rolled to an 8-2 record and [ Read More ]

Four runners advance to state meet

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor After a full day of racing at Troy High School for the regional cross country championships on Oct. 29, four local runners were able to clinch a spot at the state cross country championships. Two of the four runners race for the same school. Amelia teammates Maddie Walker and Morgan [ Read More ]

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Time to cut ties with the tie, NFL

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor What in the world was that? For most of Sunday morning, I couldn’t answer that question. Like some of you, I had just watched the Bengals battle Washington to a tie, which all things considered isn’t the worst possible outcome. The Bengals in all likelihood should have won the game [ Read More ]


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