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Changes come to the SBAAC for the 2017 – 2018 school year!
August is here and with that brings the kick-off of the 2017 – 2018 athletic calendar. As athletes and coaches throughout the SBAAC begin putting in the work for the season ahead, they also have their eyes on several exciting changes happening within the conference. The SBAAC is proud to welcome in new member schools and new athletic programs, all at the helm of the new SBAAC Commissioner, G. Warren McConnell.
Warren McConnell is no stranger to the SBAAC as he enters this role, having educated, competed, and coached within the league. He has served many years as an OHSAA licensed official. Beyond the high school level, he also has experience competing and coaching with NCAA schools and athletes. Among these endeavors, he has won countless “Coach of the Year” awards, coached numerous high school state qualifiers and state champions, collegiate All-Americans, and two professional league players.
McConnell replaces long-time commissioner, Pat Hill. Ms. Hill will step aside from the commissioner duties, but continues her affiliation with the SBAAC by filling the role of Secretary/Treasurer.
Along with the new commissioner, the SBAAC will usher in its newest member schools; Clinton-Massie, East Clinton, Wilmington, and, for football only, Fayetteville. These schools are joining the current members; Batavia, Bethel, Blanchester, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity, Georgetown, Goshen, New Richmond, Western Brown, and Williamsburg. We also welcome the new Athletic Directors of these schools; Cindy Running at Clinton-Massie, Jim Marsh at East Clinton, Troy Diels at Wilmington, and Ryan Briggs at Fayetteville.
In addition to these changes, the SBAAC has added three new sports for league play; Girls Bowling, Boys, Bowling, and Girls Golf.
“This is a great time for the SBAAC. We have several schools with recent post-season success, including a state championship (Williamsburg Softball). Adding four schools that match our league’s commitment to developing well-rounded student-athletes is important. And now we have added three new sports and a new commissioner.” stated New Richmond Superintendent and President of the SBAAC, Adam Bird.
Fayetteville joins the SBAAC for football this year. Check out the news article in the Brown County Press on the “News Articles” link above. Welcome to the Rockets!
Preview of changes for the SBAAC are coming soon! Check back often for updates.
Williamsburg Wins Div IV State Softball Title!
Williamsburg defeated Danville, 3-2, Saturday in the Division IV OHSAA State Finals in Softball. Click here to read an article in the Clermont Sun about this great moment for Williamsburg. The Cincinnati Enquirer shot a video of the highlights. Click here to view that video. Congratulations to the Lady Wildcats! State Champions! (Scorebox for Williamsburg vs Danville)
Individual Results from the OHSAA State Track Meet – Congratulations to all!
Division I – Maddie Walker, Amelia, finished 10th in the 1600 Run
Division II – Jenna Burns, New Richmond, finished 6th in the 3200 Run; Stephen Boston, Norwood, finished 7th in Long Jump and Ollohjuwon Wellington, Norwood, finished 6th in the 200m, and both, along with Hank Berling, Lonzo Clark, finished 5th in the 4x200m; Joey Holcomb, Blanchester, finished 9th in the Shot Put and 15th in the Discus Throw
Division III – Wyatt Lefker, Williamsburg, finished 4th the Pole Vault
Seated Division – Isabella Burton, Batavia finished 3rd in the Shot Put, 7th in the 400m, and 8th in the 100m
On to State!
Update on Williamsburg Softball! Williamsburg Lady Wildcats play in the State Finals on Saturday, June 3 vs Danville at Akron Firestone Stadium. Game time is 1pm. Click here for Tournament Bracket
Congratulations to the Williamsburg Fastpitch Softball Team who defeated Carey, Thursday, 10 – 0 in 5 innings at Akron Firestone Stadium. The SBAAC is proud of the Lady Wildcats!
Congratulations to the following state qualifiers in track: Division I, Maddie Walker, Amelia; Division II, Jenna Burns, New Richmond; Ollohjuwon Wellington, Stephen Boston, Lonzo Clark, Hank Berling, Norwood; Joey Holcomb, Blanchester; Division III, , Wyatt Lefker, Williamsburg. The State Track Meet is held on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at Jesse Owens Stadium, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. To see the daily schedule, click here.
The Spring All-Star Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 23rd at Hamersville School in Hamersville. Congratulations to our spring all-stars and their accomplishments. Go to our “All-Stars” page (listed above) to see the list of 1st and 2nd team all-stars.
OHSAA SPRING SPORTS UPDATES:
Congratulations to our SBAAC Teams!
Also: Norwood Boys Track – Division II District Runner-up and New Richmond Girls Track – Division II District Runner-up
(The SBAAC has many individuals in boys and girls track who have advanced to the Regional Track Meet coming up this week. Congratulations to these individuals and Good Luck!)
Also: Western Brown Softball – Division II District Runner-up (Clermont Northeastern vs Badin on Monday, May 22 at Kings HS)
The SBAAC Spring Sports All-Star Banquet is on Tuesday, May 23rd at Hamersville School in Hamersville. The banquet will begin at 6:30pm and honors our 1st team All-Stars in Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, and Boys and Girls Track. Congratulations!
College Signings around the SBAAC League:
Congratulations to the League Champions in Girls and Boys Track.
In the American Division:
In the National Division:
The Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards, presented by Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, return for the second year as The Enquirer will celebrate the achievements of the best high school athletes in the region. More than 150 athletes from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana will be honored at the second annual awards show May 22, 2017, at The Aronoff Center’s Procter and Gamble Hall. Nominees from the SBAAC for player of the year in Wrestling include Brandon Lucas from Western Brown and Brian Stears from Williamsburg. Nic Huber from Amelia also was nominated for Boys Bowling. Winners will be announced at the awards show. Good Luck to our athletes.
Baseball, Softball, Track, and Boys Tennis are underway! Check with your local school’s athletic department to confirm schedules and changes to the schedule due to weather. Let’s hope for good weather throughout April and May!
The 2007 Georgetown HS Boys Basketball Team was honored on the 10th anniversary of their state championship this past week at the OHSAA State Championships.
Spring Sports begin seasons March 24th and 25th
Boys Tennis begin their season on Friday, March 24th. Baseball, Softball, and Track open their season on Saturday, March 25th. Check with your local school’s Athletic Department for games and schedules. Good Luck to all our SBAAC athletes!
SBAAC Commissioner Job Posting
The SBAAC is seeking applicants for the position of SBAAC Commissioner. A description of duties and responsibilities can be viewed by clicking here. Application deadline is March 31, 2017. Submit letter of interest and resume to: Goshen Local Schools, Attention: Darrell Edwards, Superintendent, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122
Final results at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament:
In Division II, Jedidiah Marlow, Western Brown, finished in 6th place at 106 weight class. Brandon Lucas, Western Brown, finished in 4th place at 113 weight class. Jake Henderson, Western Brown, finished in 7th place at 152 weight class. Click here to check out the Division II brackets.
In Division III, Wyatt Lefker, Williamsburg, finished in 8th place at 152 weight class and Brian Stears, Williamsburg, finished in 4th place at 285 weight class. Click here to check out the Division III brackets. Great job by all our wrestlers! Congratulations!
The Winter All-Star Banquet was held on Tuesday, March 7th at Hamersville School in Hamersville. Congratulations to our winter all-stars and their accomplishments. Go to our “All-Stars” page (listed above) to see the list of 1st and 2nd team all-stars.
Bethel Girls Basketball – Division III District Runner-up. Click here for Division III Final District Bracket.
Goshen Girls Basketball – Division II District Runner-up. Click here for Division II Final District Bracket.
Congratulations to Western Brown High School, Division II District Runner-up!
State Qualifiers for Division II:
106 – Jedidiah Marlow, WB – Runner-up; 113 – Brandon Lucas, WB – 3rd Place; 120 – Seth Taylor, WB – 3rd Place; 126 – Tanner Donathan, WB – 3rd place; 126 Alternate – Casey Ragle, Norwood; 132 – Jordan Hamblin, WB – 3rd place; 138 – Ryan Wolf, NR – 4th place; 138 Alternate – Derek Spears, WB; 152 – Jake Henderson, WB – Runner-up; 170 – Eric Altman, WB – DISTRICT CHAMP; 170 – Daniel Greiner, Batavia – 4th place; 195 Alternate – Ryan Buckley, NR; 220 – Mikey Addis, Norwood, Runner-up
Division II District Final results are posted. Click here to see each weight class bracket.
State Qualifiers for Division III:
152 – Wyatt Lefker, Williamsburg – 3rd place; 195 Alternate – Wyatt O’Neil, Bethel; 285 – Brian Stears, Williamsburg – 4th place
Division III Districts Final results are posted. Click here to see each weight class bracket.
Georgetown lost to Cincinnati Christian, 91 – 50, in the Division IV Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday night.
The Winter All-Star Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 7th at Hamersville School starting at 6:30. First team all-stars and award winners will be recognized at this banquet. Check with your local Athletic Department for ticket availability.
Congratulations to Western Brown High School – 2017 Division II Sectional Champs! Click here to see all tournament results.
In the Div III Sectionals, Bethel (2nd), Williamsburg (3rd), Blanchester (4th) all finish in top 4 teams. Click here to see all tournament results.
Bethel HS in Division III and Goshen HS in Division II are both Sectional Champs and move on to the Districts in both divisions. Bethel vs Versailles plays on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00am at Springfield HS. Goshen vs Alter plays on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm at Mason Arena. For the Division III bracket, click here. For the Division II bracket, click here.
The following SBAAC teams are still in the Sectional Tournaments:
Goshen vs Hughes – Wed, March 1, 6:00pm at Mason Arena
Blanchester vs Summit CD – Wed, March 1, 6:00pm at Western Brown
Georgetown vs Miami Valley Christian – Wed, March 1, 6:00pm at Taylor
Congratulations to Batavia HS for winning the American Division League Championship!
Congratulations to Clermont Northeastern for winning the National Division League Championship!
Both Batavia and Clermont Northeastern, and the SBAAC Academic Team Tournament winner (New Richmond) will advance to participate in the Ohio Academic Competition held in May. Good luck to all our representatives!
To see the results of the SBAAC Academic Team Tournament,www.tinyurl.com/sbaac2017at
Batavia and Goshen in Div II and Williamsburg and Bethel in Div III advance in the OHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament. Batavia and Goshen play each other on Friday, Feb 24, 6:00pm at Walnut Hills. On Saturday, Feb 25 th, Williamsburg plays against Summit Country Day at 1:00pm and Bethel plays against Purcell Marian at 2:30pm, both games at Wilmington.
Go to www.swdab.org for daily updates on the progress of SBAAC Schools in the OHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament
Final results of the SBAAC Girls Basketball Tournament: Felicity 43, New Richmond 40 – CNE 44, Western Brown 43 – Blanchester 35, Batavia 27 – Norwood 39, Georgetown 35 – Amelia 30, Bethel 28 – Williamsburg 42, Goshen 37
The gate proceeds go to the Bud Phillips Scholarship Fund that awards scholarships to our SBAAC athletes at the end of the school year. Thanks for everyone’s support!
Congratulations to Bethel High School in the National Division and Western Brown High School in the American Division for winning the SBAAC Wrestling Tournament on Saturday held at New Richmond.
To view the weight class winners, go to “Wrestling Highlights in Pictures”
Two schools of the SBAAC participated in the State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament that was held on Sunday, Feb 12th at St. John’s Arena in Columbus, OH. Western Brown was the Region 15 Division II Champion and Bethel-Tate was the Region 23 Division III Champion. Congratulations to both schools for their accomplishments!
Go to www.swdab.org for daily updates on the progress of SBAAC Schools in the OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament
Final results of the SBAAC Boys Basketball Tournament: Felicity 46 – Norwood 44 – CNE 59 – New Richmond 54 – Western Brown 72 – Georgetown 65 – Batavia 66 – Blanchester 58 – Amelia 53 – Williamsburg 37 – Goshen 66 – Bethel 52
The gate proceeds go to the Bud Phillips Scholarship Fund that awards scholarships to our SBAAC athletes at the end of the school year. Thanks for everyone’s support!
The Academic Team season has begun and scores will be reported through our Twitter Feed. Check weekly for the results as they come in. Good luck to all!
All Sports update:
After a successful Fall season, the SBAAC is now moving into the Winter season for all sports. Check with your local Athletic Department for schedules and updates. This is the time of year when games and activities can change due to weather conditions. Good luck to all our student-athletes!
The 2016 SBAAC Leadership Conference was held at Georgetown High School and was a huge success! Each SBAAC member school sent 3 boys and 3 girls to the one day conference, highlighted by featured speaker, Ted Wiese, noted motivational speaker. This is the third year for the SBAAC Leadership Conference and each year, it grows in popularity with our athletes.
Congratulations to two of our SBAAC member schools who were recipients of the 2015 – 2016 Respect the Game Challenge given by OHSAA:
Congratulations to Maddie Walker, Amelia, who finished 4th at the Division I OHSAA State Cross Country Meet held on Saturday. Maddie’s time was 17:42.6. Great Job!
Saturday, November 5th – OHSAA State Cross Country Meet at National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio, 20 miles east of Columbus. Congratulations and Good Luck to the following runners and race times: Division III Boys (11:00am) K.C. Jones, Williamsburg. Division II Boys (11:45am) Jackson Coates, Bethel. Division II Girls (2:15pm) Maddie Baker, Norwood. Division I Girls (3:00pm) Maddie Walker, Amelia and Morgan Walsh, Amelia. Results will be posted on www.finishtiming.com
Congratulations to New Richmond High School Football who advances to the second round in the OHSAA State Football Playoffs. New Richmond beat Mt. Healthy 35 – 33 in the first round. The Lions will play Trotwood-Madison in the second round at Mason High School on Saturday, November 12th at 7:00pm. Contact New Richmond HS Athletic Department for ticket information.
Saturday, November 5th – Football Playoffs – Congratulations and Good Luck!
Blanchester will play at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy on Saturday at 7PM. Blanchester finished 8th in Region 20.
New Richmond will host Mt Healthy on Saturday at 7PM. New Richmond finished 3rd in Region 12.
Congratulations to our Sectional Champions – New Richmond in Division II Boys Soccer and Williamsburg in Division III Volleyball. Click here to see the match-up in Boys Soccer on Thursday and Click here to see match-up in Volleyball on Saturday.
Check the Southwest District web page for updates of post season OHSAA Tournaments. Go to www.swdab.org to check schedules. Good luck to our teams remaining in post season play.
Congratulations to our SBAAC League Tournament Champions!
To view the 1st and 2nd Team, Boys and Girls, CC All-Stars, click here
The SBAAC First Team All-Star Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at Hamersville School in Hamersville. The banquet starts at 6:30pm. Parents and 1st Team All-Star athletes should contact their Athletic Department for ticket information.
The Standings Page has been updated with the scores from the four 9-hole league matches and the 18-Hole Tournament. Congratulations to Clermont Northeastern, SBAAC National Division Champions and Batavia, SBAAC American Division Champion. Coach Brandon Hoeppner is the “Coach of the Year” for the National Division and Lance Sininger, Sophomore from Georgetown is the “Player of the Year”. Coach Randy Jones is the “Coach of the Year” for the American Division and Garrett Gray, Senior from Goshen is the “Player of the Year”.
To view the All-Star pictures, click here
Welcome back to school! All of the SBAAC schools are involed in fall practices, scrimmages and games. Check the schedule page each school’s schedule. Or visit your school’s web link listed on the right side of this page.