Sports Archive

Locals battle at day one of state wrestling tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Williamsburg’s Wyatt Lefker was the first local to hit the mat. Lefker drew Gibsonburg’s Hugo Villerreal, who placed eighth in the 138-pound class in Division III in 2016. Lefker went down 6-2 after the first two minutes of the bout. The second round got a little heated, with Lefker lifting [ Read More ]

Lady Tigers hold off Purcell for sectional championship

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday, Feb. 25. For the second straight season, the Lady Tigers were battling at Wilmington High School with a sectional tournament title on the line. For the second straight season, Bethel-Tate has a banner to update. The Lady Tigers [ Read More ]

Lady Warriors defeat Batavia for sectional title

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two Clermont County schools began sectional tournament play earlier this month knowing if the stars aligned they could face each other for a sectional title. Batavia and Goshen both entered into the Walnut Hills sectional, and both schools defeated their first-round opponents. One game stood between the two and a [ Read More ]

Tigers rally past ‘Burg for SBAAC crown

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor It has been quite the winter sports season at Bethel-Tate High School. The school’s wrestlers won a regional title and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. Shortly after that, the girls’ basketball team won their first-ever division title. Just in the last few days, [ Read More ]

Lady Bulldogs win sectional opener

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Batavia Lady Bulldogs entered their sectional tournament opener against Shroder coming off a tough loss in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference Classic to Blanchester. The Lady Bulldogs’ defense limited the Lady Wildcats to just 35 points, but Batavia’s offense couldn’t get going and the Lady Bulldogs fell [ Read More ]

Williamsburg knocks off Goshen in SBAAC Classic

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Williamsburg Lady Wildcats girls’ basketball team had quite the week last week. The squad faced three opponents, two in their own conference, and a third in the conference championship bout. Williamsburg defeated all three teams, clinching their first-ever league title and winning the league’s crossover tournament. The week started [ Read More ]

Tigers fall to Mechanicsburg in state wrestling quarterfinals

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Tigers wrestling team traveled to Columbus this past weekend to participate in the state dual tournament for the first time in school history. The eighth-seeded Tigers held an early lead against top-ranked Mechaniscburg, but in the end Bethel-Tate fell 49-25. The Tigers won the first two matches of [ Read More ]

Goshen downs Amelia, pulls even in SBAAC American

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Two of the top teams in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference met on the hardwood one final time on Friday, Feb. 3. The Goshen Warriors entered play 13-3 overall, 6-1 in the SBAAC. Their lone league loss came to the Amelia Barons on Dec. 20, 2016. Amelia entered [ Read More ]

Tiger wrestlers win regional title, advance to state tournament

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor The Bethel-Tate Tigers’ wrestling team made history on their home mats Wednesday, Feb. 1. With victories over Clermont Northeastern and Preble Shawnee, the Tigers advanced to the state quarterfinals of the team dual tournament for the first time in school history. It was not an easy task. The team started [ Read More ]

Girls’ basketball sectional brackets released

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the winter sports season begins to wind down, local bowling and girls’ basketball teams learned their sectional tournament fates this past weekend. Seed meetings were held for both sports on Sunday, Feb. 5 with brackets released shortly after. In Division I, the Glen Este Lady Trojans drew the eighth [ Read More ]


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