Fall Senior Recognition Night - Friday October 27, 2017
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Results: posted below first, then moved to individual sports team page
10/17/17 - Boys Soccer @ Georgetown for the Sectional Tournament
The Blanchester Wildcats traveled to Georgetown Tuesday evening for a third matchup on the pitch this season against the G-Men. Georgetown had won the previous two during the regular season but they couldn't hold back the will and determination of the Wildcats during the first round of tournament play. The Wildcats scored at the end of the first half giving themselves the lead and carried that momentum into the second half and putting in a second goal. It looked to be all but won until Georgetown answered back with ten minutes remaining in regulation and followed it up with a second goal of their own. Both squads were clearly giving it their best in overtime but Blanchester proved victorious with a score of 3-2 finishing with a golden goal. All three wildcat goals were netted by freshman Carter Stevens. Assists on the night went to Hunter Hartmann, Cameron Gibson, and Topher Farrow. Keeper Jacob Fischer played his best game of the year and made 14 saves to keep Blanchester in the lead for the better half of the game. The Wildcats will travel on Saturday to challenge Seven Hills at 7:00 pm. - Coach Ballinger
10/16/17 - Ladycats soccer @ Ross for the Sectional tournament
The Blanchester Ladycats ended their season on Monday night with a loss to higher seeded Ross by a score of 3-0. Blanchester held an aggressive Ross attack in check throughout the first half with solid team defensive rotations and hustle from all positions to stymie several scoring chances. Last ditch defending on multiple occasions by Olivia Gundler and Savanna Shank combined with another top performance from keeper Regan Ostermeier was enough to weather a fierce first 20 minutes as Blan worked their way into more possession to end the half. The game entered half time tied up at zero apiece, and although Blan continued to hound Ross, Rams senior Sydnie Guenther had a moment of brilliance and was able to split the defense and score to put Ross up 1-0 with 33 minutes to go. Things continued with the same script until Guenther struck again with 17 minutes to go in another skillful attack. Ross rounded out their scoring by putting the game out of reach with a third with 8 minutes to go. Seniors Sierra Drake, Tatum Kirby, and Taylor McQuitty all had strong and gritty performances in their final game for the Cats, and Emily Hinkle and Bri Haun both added good games in the midfield and defense respectively. Ostermeier had 15 saves in goal for Blan, whose record finishes at 5-9-2 on the year. -Coach Ballinger
10/16/17 - BMS Volleyball @ SBAAC Championship
Middle school volleyball finished their seasons' at Western Brown last night
7th grade lost to CNE
8th grade lost to Mt Orab
10/14/1/ - JV Football @ Mariemont
The Blanchester JV Football team lost 18-6 Saturday against a tough Mariemont team.
Blanchester found itself down 16-0 with less than two minutes gone in the first quarter. The Wildcats’ defense found its footing and held Mariemont scoreless the remainder of the game. Mariemont’s final score came on a safety late in the fourth quarter. Blanchester’s lone scoring strike came on a long pass from Brody Rice to Carter Abbot
in the third quarter.
The Wildcats’ defense showed a lot of fight despite giving up two early scores. Seth Randolph, Brady Phillips, Kaleb Goodin, Hunter Bare, Colt Conover, Austin Walker, Logan Heitzman and Lucas Thacker all contributed tackles for loss in the game. Carter Abbott and Kyle Hopkins (2) had interceptions on the day. -Coach Damewood
10/14/17 - SBAAC Cross Country Championships @ Western Brown
High school girls are the 2018 National Division CHAMPIONS!
Kirby - 25th
Brown - 15th
A. Davis - 11th
Gundler - 2nd place
Rhodes - 1st place
High school boys finish in 2nd place in the National division.
O'Neill - 22nd
Steward - 18th
T. Holland - 10th
R. Davis - 6th
S. Holland - 4th
Osborn, Haun, Lansing, Bryan Bandow, and Brett Bandow finish their BMS XC season at the Conference Meet. Bandow finished 9th out of 103 boys.
for complete results click here
10/13/17 - Varsity Football HOME vs. CNE (Youth Night)
Wildcats overwhelm CNE on Youth Football night.
story from the News Journal
Sports Passes click image for Sport Pass order form
$250 for Family of four
$75 per individual
Blanchester Senior Citizens Sport Pass
Blanchester Seniors over 65 can stop by the Athletic office and pick up an athletic pass good for all regular season home games at the high school and middle school. Please bring a current drivers' licence. Seniors over 65 with no pass will be charged a student rate.
Varsity Football - $6 for adult and student
Reserve, Freshman and football - $4 for adult and student
Middle school football - $4 adult and student
Varsity Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Track - $6 for adult, $4 for students
Middle School Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track $4 adult and $3 for student
Seniors over 65 with a sport pass free (passes available in the athletic office)
Seniors over 65 with out a pass will be charged a student rate.
PLAY MORE THAN ONE SPORT
Multi - Sport Benefits
The athletic department and administration at Blanchester Local Schools promote playing as many OHSAA school sponsored sports as possible. The benefits of being a diverse athlete far out weight the potential benefits of specialization.
The benefits of multiple-sport participation include better leadership and teamwork skills from cross-training, reduced risk of burnout in one sport, a variety of experiences from involvement with different sports and teams, reduced risk of overuse injuries in one sport and exposure to a variety of coaching styles.
"Coaches recognize competitiveness in players who play multiple sports"
"The benefits of being a multi-sport athlete"