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 John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

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.

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By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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