Sports Archive

New Richmond boys’ soccer falls to Alter

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the second straight season, the New Richmond Lions boys’ soccer team found themselves facing a tough Badin team with postseason advancement on the line. This time, the two teams squared off in the sectional tournament championship on Oct. 24 at Turpin High School. The teams battled to a 1-1 [ Read More ]

Lions’ defense key in rout of Norwood

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions did something on Oct. 28 that no other team had done this season. Norwood entered the de-facto Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conferece American Division championship game hosted by the Lions averaging nearly 50 points per game, having won eight of their first nine games this [ Read More ]

Milford water polo competes at state

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Both Milford water polo teams competed at the state tournament earlier this month and both teams found their way to the podium. The girls’ team started first, traveling to Princeton High School for the 32nd girls’ tournament on Oct 21 and 22. The Lady Eagles opened play as the three [ Read More ]

Football roundup: Batavia bests ‘Burg

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Blanchester 41, Amelia 14 In their final football game as a high school, the Amelia Barons could not stop Blanchester’s Tristan Greene. Coming off a 10 total touchdown performance against Bethel-Tate in week nine, Greene picked up where he left off, completing 16 of 31 passes for 259 yards and [ Read More ]

Lady Wildcats fall to Anna in district finals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team made the trip to Clayton Northmont High School on Oct. 29 looking to bring home a district trophy to go neatly with their sectional championship and Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division title. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t overcome a poor end to [ Read More ]

New Richmond spoils final Amelia home game

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For one final time, the Amelia Barons took to the field at Amelia High School. Fittingly enough, the team’s final home game came against one of their older rivals, the New Richmond Lions. Unfortunately for the Barons, the Lions weren’t kind houseguests, as New Richmond racked up 441 yards of [ Read More ]

Fluegel’s field goal leads Batavia over Portsmouth

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Nearly 60 minutes of hard-fought gridiron action came down to one final play. Batavia faced off against Portsmouth West on Oct. 21 and both teams battled to a 7-7 tie. That set up Batavia’s Spencer Fluegel, who lined up to attempt a game-winning kick. It was no sure thing, according [ Read More ]

Locals punch ticket to cross country regionals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the dust settled and the final runner crossed the line at the cross country district meet on Oct. 22 in West Chester, 11 individuals and one team from Clermont County earned a trip to the regional championship. The Division I and II races were split into two separate races. [ Read More ]

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The NFL needs to fix its priorities

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor For the last three weeks, it seems like the NFL has spent most of their time doing something wrong. Be it introducing a new social media policy that actually directly contradicts the entire point of social media, fining and flagging players for touchdown celebrations or suspending players for domestic violence, [ Read More ]

Blanchester blows out Bethel-Tate, wins National Division title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor When the Ohio High School Athletic Association updates their football records page after the season, the Bethel-Tate Tigers will find their name on it in several places. Unfortunately, the Tigers will be on the wrong side of history. Blanchester quarterback Tristan Greene accounted for 10 total touchdowns in the Wildcats’ [ Read More ]


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