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Big bats lead Lady Wildcats to state finals

VIDEO: Williamsburg softball celebrates a trip to the state championship By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A bit of small ball got the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ softball team to the state semifinals, but the long ball sent the team to the title game. Kacey Smith and Carly Wagers launched three-run homers, propelling the Lady Wildcats past [ Read More ]

Locals advance to state track and field meet

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A few local athletes punched their ticket to the state track and field championships with solid performances in the district meet last week. In Division I, Amelia’s Maddie Walker placed third in the 1600 meter run, finishing in 4:58.48 to advance to the state meet. Walker placed fifth in the [ Read More ]

Locals compete at track and field districts

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions boys’ track team continued a solid season at the district meet in New Richmond last week, tallying 102 points to win the district championship. Two Lions, Grant Anderson and Jessup Durbin, placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 100 meter dash. Herwens Horgan placed second for [ Read More ]

Lady Wildcats win district title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the third straight season, the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ softball team gathered in the outfield to pose with a district championship trophy. This year, the Lady Wildcats returned to the same field the team won the title at in 2016. The squad traveled to Mason High School to take on [ Read More ]

Baker, Short to lead Goshen basketball

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Just over two months after Goshen’s Scott Wake announced his resignation as the Warriors’ boys’ basketball coach, the Warriors have named a familiar face as his replacement. Brandon Baker will take over the boys’ team after serving as the girls’ varsity head coach for the last two seasons. Over that [ Read More ]

Wagers breaks home run record in Lady Wildcat win

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The OHSAA Softball record book lists records dating as far back as 1978. Nearly 40 years worth of hits, home runs, wins and strikeouts. Clermont County is well represented in the record books, with Felicity-Franklin’s Montana Wear appearing several times throughout the listings. Entering play this season, Wear holds the [ Read More ]

Tigers trounce Aiken in sectional opener

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Tigers entered their sectional tournament opener with Aiken on Monday, May 8 having not played in a game since falling to Felicity-Franklin 11-9 on Thursday, April 27. When the team took the field against the Falcons on a sunny Monday afternoon, they certainly didn’t look like a squad [ Read More ]

UC Clermont snags top overall seed

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The University of Cincinnati – Clermont Cougars’ baseball team entered the season with one goal: return to the USCAA World Series and take home the title. The squad took an important step toward that goal earlier this week, earning the top overall seed in the tournament after finishing the regular [ Read More ]

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No simple solution to Bengals’ Mixon problem

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The journalism business isn’t for the feint of heart. The hours are often long, the pay often little, and the amount of people waiting for you to do something wrong so they have something to complain about is higher than you’d think. Finding people who not only enjoy doing it [ Read More ]

Lady Eagles clinch fourth straight ECC title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the fourth consecutive season, the Milford Eagles’ softball team is celebrating an Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship. The Eagles clinched at least a share of the conference crown last week by defeating Kings 2-1 on the road. Two days later, on April 28, the Lady Eagles clinched the title outright [ Read More ]


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