Sports Archive

Locals place at state track and field championships

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Athletes from eight local schools traveled up I-71 to Columbus June 3-4 to participate in the Ohio High School Athletic Association track and field championships, held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University. Five athletes began competition on the first day of the event, June 3. Clermont Northeastern [ Read More ]

Milford baseball falls to La Salle

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles baseball team entered their regional semifinal matchup with the Bellefontaine Chieftains May 26 at the University of Cincinnati with a shot at state on the line. After it appeared the squad would roll to a victory, thanks in large part to a 10-0 lead after three innings, [ Read More ]

Williamsburg softball blows out Houston, advances to state semifinals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Rain forced the postponement of Williamsburg’s originally scheduled match with the Houston Lady Wildcats, but in the end the delay was just a formality. Once the two teams hit the field at Northmont High School on a cloudy Sunday afternoon, Williamsburg was able to ride a late wave of offense [ Read More ]

Locals compete at track and field regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Ten total athletes representing eight different Clermont County schools qualified for the state track and field tournament later this week by posting solid performances at their respective regional meets. In Division I, athletes traveled to Dayton’s Welcome Stadium for their competition. Milford freshman Andrea Armstrong was the first local to [ Read More ]

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Bearcats on right path for Big 12 bid

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It’s been the dark cloud hovering over Clifton since before the American Athletic Conference introduced itself to the world back in 2013. As soon as Louisville and West Virginia announced their intent to bolt from the Big East, fans and friends of the University of Cincinnati’s athletic programs began to [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Lady Wildcats win district softball title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor One streak came to an end at Mason High School on Monday night, but a much more important one continued for the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats softball team. The squad gave up their first runs of the postseason but otherwise dominated Franklin Monroe in an 11-2 district championship victory. Head coach [ Read More ]

Lady Rockets fall to Indian Lake in district finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets found themselves at a crossroads earlier this season. After starting the 2015-2016 campaign 5-2, the team lost three straight road games, allowing double-digit runs in all three contests. Head coach Bill Goldfuss said the team struggled in all aspects of the game during that streak. [ Read More ]

Locals advance to track and field regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Though rainy conditions tried to put a damper on things throughout the week, all 10 Clermont County schools were able to compete at their respective track and field district meets last week. Amelia, Glen Este and Milford made the trip to Mason High School for their meet. Milford’s Manny Fernandez [ Read More ]

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How bad could they be?

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Exactly one week ago, this space was occupied by me saying, in no uncertain terms, this year was a lost year for the Reds. It didn’t matter what the team did on the field, the point of this season was to build for years in the future. 2017, 2018, who [ Read More ]

UC Clermont baseball falls in World Series final

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The UC Clermont Cougars baseball team came up just short in their bid for a United States Collegiate Athletic Association title last week. Competing against eight other schools in a double-elimination tournament hosted by the College of St. Joseph in Vermont at the college’s field in New York, the Cougars [ Read More ]


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