Sports Archive

Fall sports practices begin

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the calendar flips from July to August, the fall sports season officially begins across the state of Ohio. Football teams got things started a day earlier than other sports, with fall practices kicking off on July 31 across the state. Other sports began practice on August 1. Golfers will [ Read More ]

Abrams Stadium to receive upgrades

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The footprint of Williamsburg Middle/High School will look drastically different next spring. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on August 7 for the new grandstands to be installed at Abrams Stadium. The new structure will do more than provide seating for fans, according to Williamsburg superintendent Matt Earley. In addition, [ Read More ]

Final Knothole champs crowned

­­­­By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Clermont County’s knothole baseball season officially came to an end last week with the completion of two more tournaments. In Class D Sr. silver division play in New Richmond, the Tealtown Squatches completed a comeback through the consolation bracket to win the title. The Squatches were dropped to the consolation [ Read More ]

New Richmond hosts youth camp

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Campers of all ages from across the New Richmond area got a taste of high school football last week, as the Lions hosted their annual youth camp from July 17-19. Head coach Patrick Burke, in his first year as New Richmond’s head football coach after serving as an assistant under [ Read More ]

Eight local teams win knothole titles

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the Clermont County knothole baseball season slowly draws to a close, several teams find themselves celebrating a championship. In the Class D Jr. silver division, the Goshen Bulls held off a rally from the Amelia Red Stockings, defeating the latter squad in the championship match after falling to them [ Read More ]

US Rowing Club Nationals return to Bethel

­­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the sixth straight year, the Vesper Boat Club won the Colgan Cup at the U.S. Rowing Club Nationals, held in Bethel at Harsha Lake from July 12-16. The club won the overall team points championship, totaling 427 points. The runner-up squad, CRI, had a total of 158 points. [ Read More ]

US Rowing returns to Bethel

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The waters of Harsha Lake in Bethel will once again be filled with rowers racing toward a championship title. The US Rowing Club Nationals return to Bethel for a third straight year this week, with qualifying rounds beginning on Wednesday, July 12 and the final day of competition on Sunday, [ Read More ]

Midland hosts Connie Mack regional

­­­­ By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Ten teams from across the midwest congregated in Batavia over the weekend for a Connie Mack World Series Regional tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Midland Redskins at the Midland Fields, just off of Clough Pike. The teams came from all over the region. Squads from Dayton, Cincinnati, [ Read More ]

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 ]

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