Schedule update: Saturday's Varsity Wrestling @ Sycamore has been moved to Friday Jan 18 5:00 start
Saturday Jan 19, BMS wrestling @ Mechanicsburg trip has been cancelled due to predicted weather conditions around Mechanicsburg.
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1/18/19 - Varsity wrestling @ Sycamore Invitational
WILDCATS CHAMPIONS! #hardware
Blanchester outpaces 22 other schools for the title.
3 weight class champions lead our wrestlers to the team title.
Clayton Schirmer, Steven Latchford, and James Peters all placed 1st.
8 other Wildcats joined them in the final round and placed top 6th or better.
for complete results click here
1/17/19 - HS girls basketball @ CNE
Blanchester 8 3 7 12 30
CNE 7 12 4 14 37
In a defensive battle Clermont Northeastern topped Blanchester 37-30 Thursday night.
The leading scorer in the game was Lana Roy who led the Wildcats with 12 points. Elecia Patton had 8 and Holly Scott added 6. Olivia Gundler had 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the Wildcats.
CNE was led by Taylor Shumard who had 11. Olivia Bricker and Dana Evans had 8 and 7 respectively.
The game was close all game until late when Blanchester had to start fouling which is a testament to the girls on our team. They never give up no matter what the circumstances of the game. I give our girls a ton of credit for their attitudes and efforts. -Coach Pyle
1/16/19 - High School Basketball HOME vs. Clinton Massie
Varsity plays tough, falls short
Story from the News Journal
JV game story from the News Journal
1/14/19 - HS girls basketball HOME vs. Felicity
Blanchester 22 21 7 14 64
Felicity 2 4 10 10 26
Blanchester improved to 3-9 on the season and 2-6 in the SBAAC National standings Monday night by beating Felicity 64-26.
Blanchester had a balanced attack offensively with 9 different players scoring. They were led by Elecia Patton (20) and Holly Scott (10) who combined to score 26 of the 43 first half points for the Wildcats.
Lilly Brown and Olivia Gundler both added 8, Savanna Shank added 7 and Lana Roy, Daelyn Staehling, Maddie Wells and Alex Buerkle rounded out the scoring.
We have been looking for other players to step up on the score sheet all season long. We haven't had a lot of players contributing in that facet so to see some players get some baskets tonight was a good thing and we will look to carry that over as we move forward.
1/14/19 - BMS boys bkb
The 8th grade boys basketball team (1-9 record) lost to Mt Orab 47-23. Zach West led the team with 8 points. Also scoring were Kyle Garrett (5 points, 5 rebounds), Gabe Faulkner (3 points), Levi Montgomery (2 points), Dustin Trace (2 points, 5 rebounds), Tyler Bussell (2 points) and Isaiah Williams (1 point). -Coach Ballinger
The 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Mt. Orab last night 35-28, dropping to 3-7 on the season. Leading the wildcats was Bryce Sipple with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 6 blocks, Nick Taylor and Quentin Rice each added 4 points. Bill Hamm had 2 points and 2 steals while Jansen Wymer had 2 points and 3 assists. The boys travel to Goshen tomorrow for their next game. -Coach Greve
1/14/19 - Bowling vs. Williamsburg
The Blanchester Wildcats bowling squads struggled to remain consistent Monday evening in their losses to the Williamsburg Wildcats. The Ladycats were already at a setback having to bowl one player short from the start which cost them two games plus automatic misses in the Baker’s matches. Bri Haun had the highest two-game total of 226 for Blanchester. Williamsburg won 1716-1126. The Blanchester boys were not hitting their normal marks and fell to Williamsburg 2094-1883. Orin Potts had a great evening with a two-game total of 375 for Blanchester. Josh Allen also bowled well in the Baker’s matches ending the night with the tenth frame getting all three strikes. Blanchester will host CNE at Eastgate Lanes on Wednesday. -Troy Ballinger
Blanchester Varsity Bowling
1/10/19 - Varsity Wrestling @ Madeira
The Blanchester High School wrestling team overpowered a pair of squads Thursday night in non-league action at Madeira High School.
The Wildcats defeated the host Mustangs 73-9 and blanked visiting Waynesville 78-0. The 78-0 win is a school record, for largest margin of victory.
Blanchester is 14-1 on the year.
1/10/19 - HS girls basketball @ Georgetown
results not reported
1/9/19 - BMS boys basketball HOME vs. New Richmond
The 8th grade boys basketball team lost to New Richmond 56-14. Gabe Faulkner and Zach West each scored 5 points. Jayden Purdy and Dustin Trace each scored 2 points. Faulkner and Dylan Estep tied for the team high in rebounds with 3. The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-8 on the season. - Coach Ballinger
The 7th grade boys basketball team struggled offensively last night and fell to the New Richmond Lions 25-18. Leading the wildcats in scoring was Quentin Rice with 4 points, Bill Hamm added 3, while Sky Smith, Xander Culberson, Cole Bradley, Braz Byrom, and Nick Taylor all added 2 points, and Bryce Sipple added a free throw. Nick Taylor lead the team with 7 rebounds, Bryce Sipple had 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 8 blocked shots, and Cole Bradley pulled down 5 rebounds. The losses drop the Cats to 3-6 on the season. -Coach Greve
1/9/19 - BMS girls basketball @ New Richmond
The 8th grade Ladycats basketball team lost in a nailbiter to New Richmond 40-46.
Olivia Potts led the way for the Ladycats with 18 points including 2 3's. She also had 1 rebound, 1 assist and 3 steals. Hailey Mulvihill scored 9 points and had 10 rebounds, 6 blocks and 3 steals. Ainsley Whitaker had 7 points 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Kaidyn Hamm had 5 points, 1 assist and 4 steals. Madi Tipton had 3 rebounds, and 1 assist, while Destiny Blankenbeckler had 2 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists and 1 steal.
7th grade The Ladycats lost to New Richmond 31-9.
Kaylee Coyle had 6 points, 3 rebounds and one steal. Shelbie Panetta had 2 points, 2 rebounds and one steal. Layla Winemiller had one point. Hope Blankenbeckler had 2 rebounds and 3 steals. Macey Waldron had 4 rebounds and 7 steals. Gracie Roy had one rebound. Payton Johnson had 4 rebounds. Abbey Irwin had 3 rebounds. Nevaeh Griffith had one rebound. -Coach Weisflock
1/8/19 - Bowling @ Community Lanes vs. Bethel Tate Tigers
The Blanchester Wildcat bowling squads traveled to Georgetown Community Lanes Tuesday evening to take on the Bethel-Tate Tigers. The Ladycats were back and forth with the Tigers changing the lead, however, in the end the Tigers were ahead 1579-1537. Both Morgan Oberle and Bri Haun each had two-game totals of 280 pins for the Ladycats. The Ladycats are now 6-3 in the National Division. Blanchester’s boys squad held a big lead throughout the night besting the Tigers 2005-1727. Although everyone bowled well to push the Wildcats to their personal high team score in league play, Derick Bowman stepped up big with a single game score of 242. This win brings the Wildcats to a 5-4 record. Both Blanchester squads will travel to take on the Williamsburg Wildcats next Monday at Batavia Lanes.
Blanchester Varsity Bowling
1/8/19 - HS boys basketball @ Batavia
Varsity lost heart breaker 52-51 on last second shot in overtime
story from the News Journal
JV results not reported
Freshman results not reported
1/7/19 - BMS girls basketball HOME vs. Georgetown
The 8th grade Ladycats basketball team had a great team effort and big win over Georgetown winning 42-8.
Hailey Mulvihill led the team with 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals. Kaidyn Hamm had 10 points, 2 rebounds and 7 steals. Ainsley Whitaker contributed to the win with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 5 assists. Madi Tipton and Olivia Potts both chipped in 4 points each. Tipton also came up big with 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Potts also had 3 steals and 2 rebounds. Destiny Blankenbeckler had 2 points, 2 assists and 5 steals. Josie Wilson had 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Sarah Pell and Heather Brown both pulled down 2 rebounds for the team and Mia Torres had 1 assist.
The 7th Ladycats beat Georgetown 24-6.
Hope Blankenbeckler had 2 points and 3 rebounds. Layla Winemiller had one rebound and one steal. Macey Waldron had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals. Gracie Roy had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Payton Johnson had 2 points and 2 rebounds. Abbey Irwin had 4 rebounds. Nevaeh Griffith had one rebound, one assist and one steal. Kaylee Coyle had 7 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Shelbie Panetta had 2 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. - Coach Weisflock
1/7/19 - BMS boys basketball @ Georgetown
The 8th grade boys basketball team (1-7 record) lost to Georgetown last night 53-19. Jayden Purdy led the team with 7 points. Also scoring were Dylan Creager (6 points), Gabe Faulkner (3 points), Kyle Garrett (2 points) and Levi Montgomery (1 point). Faulkner, Garrett and Dustin Trace tied for the team high with 3 rebounds. Zach West had a team high 3 assists. -Coach Ballinger
The 7th grade boys basketball team dropped to 3-5 on the season losing to a very good Georgetown team 55-26. After only trailing by 5 at halftime, Georgetown went on a 23-0 run heading into the 4th quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Bryce Sipple with 7, Braz Byrom with 6, Sky Smith 4, Xander Culberson 3, while Nick Taylor, Drew Wyss, and Cole Bradley all added 2. Sipple also lead the team in rebounds with 7, Assists-3, and block shots with 9. Cole Bradley had 6 rebounds, and Nick Taylor - 5. -Coach Greve
1/7/19 - Bowling @ Eastgate vs. Felicity
The Blanchester Wildcat bowling squads were back in action and hosted the Felicity-Franklin Cardinals Monday evening at Eastgate Lanes. Blanchester’s boys squad was unable to take a lead in the match and ended up falling short by 42 pins in a very close 1877-1835 finish. Orin Potts lead the Wildcats with a two game pin count of 374, followed closely behind by Josh Allen with a total of 328. As for the Ladycats, they were able to topple the Lady Cardinals by almost 240 pins with a 1489-1250 final. The top two game totals for the Ladycats were earned by Aleah Wells with 265 and Bri Haun with 239. The Wildcats travel to Georgetown Community Lanes on Tuesday to take on the Tigers of Bethel-Tate.
Blanchester Varsity Bowling
1/6/18 - Gymnast @ Oak Hills
Savanna Schutte earned 1st place for her Uneven Bars routine. Congratulations!
1/5/19 - Varsity Wrestling @ Madeira
Wildcats finish runner ups in the 23 team tournament.
12 Wrestlers place top 6
James Peters CHAMPION
complete results click here
JV wrestling results from New Richmond
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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"