Deputies raid marijuana grow operation Five sentenced to probation or prison in Common Pleas Court Two local women named to Ohio State Jr. Fair board G’town Woodworker/Woodcarver Day is July 30 Local students benefit from grant Small Business Seminar held at Southern State Local students donate artwork to Ohio Veteran’s Home Four people sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court Kibler Lumber donates to Drug Task Force Foster care kids get benefits to age 21 Western Brown hears report on Career and College Academy High School athletic development firm opens Task Force gets $3.6M jail addition option ‘Pioneer Award’ and Horizon Award presented at Chamber of Commerce meeting June 16 Gun shop owner killed during training class Fourteen indicted by Brown Co. Grand Jury Brown County Foundation awards scholarships Ted Strickland comes to Georgetown G’Town Council moves forward in replacing water main and water tower Georgetown Police Department hires third part-time officer State political officials visit Clermont Co. Ohio Wine and Food Festival in Georgetown Brown County Jail to reopen June 15 Georgetown hires two new part-time officers Charity Horse Show coming June 9-11 Camp for children experiencing loss comes to Mt. Orab Farmers Market coming to Bethel soon Ellis to head security at Republican Convention Honoring those who have fallen Aberdeen Village Council update Family Weekend Celebration at Mt. Orab Amphitheater June 10-11 Four sentenced in Common Pleas Rumpke sponsors 23rd Annual Chamber Golf Outing June 10 Mt. Orab Auto Mall set to open Aug. 5 County gets $500K grant for jail, van Fatal motorcycle crash on S.R. 125 Case IH tractor donated to county fair board Parade of graduates at GEVS elementary Ripley Students educated about the dangers of drugs Georgetown Council examines options for electricity purchase Nine sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court Aicholtz Road construction planned BCRWA Aberdeen project near completion Rhoden family buried as investigation continues Sixteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Mercy Health presents scholarships Learning as we go as we combine our newspapers Renovations coming to Gaslight Theater Brown County Chamber of Commerce gets update on jail project Southern Hills students promote school programs Mt. Orab Lions Club hosts Car Show May 15 Bethel school district discusses levy Brown County 4-H hosts 5K Spring sectional draws announced Western Brown track competes at Walnut Hills NFL Rookies hard to predict Tragedy hits close to home Grant Days celebrated for 20th year by many in Georgetown Women accused of stealing 100K from elderly Ripley man leads police on eight mile chase Georgetown hosts Vern Hawkins Invitational Marlow to attend Thomas More College Broncos track competes at Anderson Invitational Bengals’ needs make NFL Draft interesting Names released in PIke County shooting, reward offered Eight dead in Pike County murders Lady Broncos win three of four Eastern Brown baseball wins two games Kelsey Miller signs with Rio Grande FC Cincinnati has earned local support Western Brown hosts Tom Ball Invitational Revenue doubles in G’town Mayors Court Five sentenced in Brown Co. Common Pleas Court Veterans Home Volunteer Committee brings comfort to patients and families Noisy dogs create issues in Russellville New engineering program offered to CNE students Ripley Friends of the Library to auction decorated oars Grant signs restored in G’town by Lodwick News Democrat moves to Mt. Orab Six indicted by Grand Jury Eight sentenced to prison in Brown County 4-H Craft Show held at Brown County Fairgrounds Ohio charity funds surgery for injured dog of local veteran West Clermont discusses 10 year plan New engineering program offered to CNE students Spring Litter Cleanup going on in Clermont Co Cook inducted to SWOADA Hall of Fame Georgetown to hire new boys’ basketball coach Lady Warriors look to rebound Ripley hosts track and field Invitational Early retirements could be troubling for NFL Ripley Lady Jays open new softball field Ripley PTO to host 5K Fundraiser Why isn’t Opening Day a holiday? Warriors shut out ‘Cats Clermont Northeastern honors military graduates Rhoades honored by veteran support group Open Arms Always Aberdeen Council discusses parking issues Adams County man convicted of murder

Sectional draws for soccer, volleyball announced

As the leaves begin to fall, excitement around the area rises as volleyball and soccer head into the postseason. Tournament play begins with the sectional round and local schools found out exactly where they were going Sunday, October 11.

Volleyball postseason play begins this weekend and a host of local teams get things started Saturday, October 17. Western Brown (13-7) earned the fifth seed in the Division II – Blanchester tournament bracket and will face Taylor High School (12-8) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Ripley, Felicity and Georgetown will all travel to Mariemont High School for matches Saturday. The Lady Blue Jays will face Reading (14-6) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mariemont High School in the Division III sectional while Georgetown (6-13) faces off against Middletown Christian (3-16) at 1 p.m. Felicity (10-9) opens postseason play against Gamble Montessori (7-5) at 2:30 p.m., following the completion of the Lady G-Men’s match.

The Bethel-Tate lady Tigers will also be in action Saturday afternoon. They square off against Badin (8-11) at 12:30 p.m at Wyoming High School.

Eastern Brown volleyball will travel to Northwest High School for their first-round matchup Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.

Fayetteville earned a first-round bye in the tournament. The Lady Rockets (10-7) will square off against the winner of Lockland (9-7) and Cincinnati Country Day (5-9) Wednesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. All of the above matches will be played at Mariemont High School.

Meanwhile, soccer draws were also held last weekend. Western Brown’s boys team will travel to Blanchester, Wednesday, October 21 for a 7 p.m. matchup against the 11-1-2 Wildcats. Should the Broncos win the match, they earn a bout against top-seeded McNicholas High School (9-3-3) Saturday, October 24.

In Division III, the Bethel-Tate Tigers are the area’s highest-seeded team in that division. The Tigers (9-3-3) earned the seventh seed in the tournament and have a home matchup against Clark Montessori (6-6-2) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20.

Two other local boys’ soccer squads will be in action that night as well. The Georgetown G-Men (10-5-1) earned the ninth seed and will host Finneytown (4-10) that same night while Fayetteville (8-3) travells to Purcell Marian (7-8). Should those teams win their match, they would meet in the next round on October 24.

Ripley’s boys squad will receive a bye out of the first round. The Blue Jays will square off against Roger Bacon (10-2-2) or North College Hill (2-8-1) on October 24. It will be a road matchup for Ripley, as both teams are seeded higher than the Blue Jays.

Felicity’s first-round matchup will be against Maderia (8-6-1) on October 21st.

Eastern Brown (10-3) earned the second seed in their D-III Southeast bracket. The team will face seventh-seeded Adena (2-5-2) at home on Monday, October 19 at 5 p.m.

The girls’ soccer draw saw Western Brown awarded the ninth seed in the Division II – Cincinnati bracket and a home matchup with Wilmington (9-4-2) on October 19 at 7 p.m. The Lady Broncos would face Mariemont (9-5-1), a team they lost to 4-3 earlier this month on a last-second goal, should they win their first-round match.

In the Division III – South bracket, Georgetown (7-6-3) earned the highest seed of any local team. The Lady G-Men will square off against Finneytown (2-8-3) in Georgetown on October 19 at 7 p.m. Should the Lady G-Men win, they will take on third-seeded Maderia (7-7-1) on Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

Bethel earned the next-best seed and a matchup against the Ripley Lady Blue Jays. The 10th-seeded Lady Tigers (5-7-1) will face the 11th-seeded Lady Jays (6-6-2) on Ocotober 19th at 7 p.m. in Bethel with the winner moving on to face two-seed Cincinnati Country Day (10-1-1) on October 22nd.

Fayetteville’s Lady Rockets (4-9-1) will travel to Reading High School (7-7-1) for their opening matchup. Should the Lady Rockets advance, they will take on the Felicity-Franklin Lady Cardinals (1-11) on October 22nd.

The Eastern Lady Warriors earned a three-seed in the Southeast District Soccer Tournament. They will face Northwest (4-7) at home on October 20 at 6 p.m.

By Garth Shanklin

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