Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab

Lady Broncos rout Warriors in home opener

It’s hard to score in soccer. Even the professionals occasionally sit through games that end in scoreless ties.

That’s why Western Brown’s 7-1 victory over Goshen Tuesday night was an impressive one.

The Broncos opened the scoring just nine minutes into the contest. Sophomore Autumn Boothby ripped a shot past the Goshen goaltender to give the Broncos a lead. It didn’t last very long, as the Warriors were able to tie the game just six minutes later.

Broncos head coach Dan Silvis was not pleased that his team surrendered the goal.

“I’m not happy about that goal scored against us,” Silvis said. “We should’ve had a shutout. Sometimes mistakes happen so let’s just say I’m not happy with that goal.”

The goal would prevent senior goaltender Danielle Quittschreiber from drawing closer to the school’s all-time career shutout record. She currently sits three shutouts shy of breaking the record.

Western Brown tallied three more goals in the second half of the contest. Boothby scored her third goal of the game in the 19th minute. The Broncos tallied two goals in the half when the Goshen goalkeeper came out of the net to make a play on the Bronco attacker. Both times the Broncos converted for the score, once by junior Sierra Steppeler and the other coming off the foot of sophomore Sierra Darlington.

The Broncos offense started out slowly, but Silvis said he talked to his players and got them back on track.

“We did a lot of ugly stuff in the first 10 minutes of the game, sending balls wherever we could kick it,” Silvis said. “I pulled some of them out and tried to make them understand that we want to possess the ball a little bit more.”

The Broncos have a pair of Southern Buckeye Conference matchups next week, at Batavia on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. and at New Richmond again at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Sierra Darlington celebrates with a pair of Lady Bronco teammates after scoring a goal in the second half of Western Brown’s win over Goshen.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_WBHSGirls.jpgSierra Darlington celebrates with a pair of Lady Bronco teammates after scoring a goal in the second half of Western Brown’s win over Goshen.

By Garth Shanklin

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