Sports Archive

Felicity hosts 2016 Early Bird Run

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Teams from all across Clermont County ventured to Washington Township on Aug. 24 for the Felicity-Franklin Early Bird Run, which for many squads served as the opener to their cross country campaigns. On the boys’ side, a pair of Batavia Bulldogs posted solid performances. Bethel-Tate’s Jackson Coates placed second with [ Read More ]

Roundup: Amelia blanked by Mt. Healthy, Williamsburg blasts Deer Park

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Mount Healthy 18, Amelia 0 The final season for Amelia football likely didn’t begin the way head coach David Brausch and the Barons had hoped. Neither team scored in the first quarter, but with 7:40 on the board in the second frame Tyree Roberson hauled in a 59-yard pass from [ Read More ]

Eagles grounded by Hamilton on last-second field goal

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Milford Eagles football team welcomed quite the crowd to their regular-season opener on Aug. 26 against Hamilton. Unfortunately, Mother Nature showed up and sent everyone home early. Lightning delayed the game with just over two minutes left in the second half and Milford driving deep into Hamilton territory. By [ Read More ]

Batavia running game strong in 26-21 win over East Clinton

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs spent part of Friday night’s win dodging raindrops and lightning strikes off the field as severe weather rolled through the area. On the field, the team’s rushing attack spent the remainder of the night dodging East Clinton defenders. Batavia rolled up 342 yards of rushing on the [ Read More ]

New Richmond falls to Indian Hill 49-36

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The New Richmond Lions opened the 2016 football season under the lights at the Sheakley Athletics Center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in the 2016 Skyline Crosstown Showdown. A rough third quarter was too much to overcome for the Lions, and the team fell to Indian Hill [ Read More ]

Batavia soccer seeking title in 2016

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Bulldogs boys’ soccer team lost a few key pieces from a 2015 season that saw them contend for a Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference title, but that won’t stop the team from making another championship run in 2016. Head coach Kevin Scheel said the 2015 campaign was [ Read More ]

Amelia volleyball looking to go out on top

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Amelia Lady Barons volleyball team enters the 2016 campaign looking to avenge a loss from 2015 while also going out on top. The Barons finished last year 12-11, with a three-set loss to Western Brown the roadblock that prevented the team from finishing last season as the Southern Buckeye [ Read More ]

Lady Tigers out to prove themselves in 2016

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers volleyball team struggled throughout the 2015 season, but the start of a new school year signifies a fresh start. Last year, the team won just two games, both against the Ripley Lady Jays. The team opened their regular-season campaign this year with a tri-match at home [ Read More ]

Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team looking to repeat 2015 success

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The 2015 campaign was a very good one for the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team. Thanks in large part to a core group of players who will return in 2016, the team rolled to a 20-2 record, including a 10-0 mark in the Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference. The [ Read More ]

UC Clermont soccer kicking into gear in second season

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor A few years ago, the University of Cincinnati Clermont soccer program didn’t exist. The school had a successful volleyball program in the fall and in the winter the basketball teams were also winners, but no team took to the pitch. That all changed last year, as the school successfully launched [ Read More ]

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