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10/10/19 - Ladycats Volleyball HOME vs. Bethel Tate (Senior Night)
The Ladycats sent the seniors out with a win on their senior night against Bethel Tate 25-19, 25-22 and 25-12.
The girls really wanted this win tonight for the seniors and they worked hard to get the job done.
Holly Scott had 10 service points, 7 assists, one dig and 2 perfect passes. Ally Davis had 11 service points, 3 kills, 4 digs and 4 perfect passes. Caili Baumann had 6 service points, 6 kills, 2 blocks and 2 perfect passes. Madison Creager had 5 service points, 2 digs and one perfect pass. Emma Falgner had one dig. Ainsley Whitaker had 10 service points. Hailey Mulvihill had 15 service points and 2 blocks. Summer Schutte had 13 service points, 2 assists and 2 kills. Makayla Lanham had 4 digs and 2 perfect passes. -Coach Weisflock
10/10/19 - Ladycats Soccer HOME vs. Bethel Tate (Senior Night)
The Blanchester Ladycats lost to Bethel-Tate by a score of 4-0 on Thursday night. Blan celebrated Senior Night before kickoff, honoring seniors Bri Haun, Kelsey Naylor, and Ruby Day in a ceremony highlighting their many accomplishments for the program. Blan played with energy in the first half, but were unable to find a final dangerous pass to complete their attacks in the final third. Bethel scored with 15 minutes left in the half after a nice solo attack from Natalie Struve as she dribbled through the defense and sent a close range shot to the back of the net to take the score to halftime at 1-0. Immediately upon the restart, freshman defender Destiny Blankenbeckler suffered a game ending injury, which was a big blow to the Blan defense as she had been playing a very strong game. Bethel gained more control in the second half and used the possession edge to put on 3 more goals to finish off the game. Lacie Tedrick had 17 saves in goal for the Cats. Haun, Naylor, and Day all played great games in their final send off, and Lana Roy and Rylan Coyle were active all over the pitch for Blan.
“Our seniors have been a class act every year or their career at Blan and we will miss how they positively represent our program with pride in all they do” - Coach Ballinger
10/9/19 - BMS Volleyball @ Clinton Massie
7th grade lost to Clinton Massie 8-25, 23-25. Tamaira Stewart served for 6 points with 4 aces. 8th grade lost 15-25, 8-25. Gracie Roy served 5 points and Gracyn Phillips added 3 service points with 1 ace. -Coach Seeling
10/9/19 - BMS Football HOME vs. Fayetteville
What a difference a week can make. After suffering a hard loss to the Bethel Tate Tigers, the Blanchester Wildcats got back on track by defeating the Fayetteville Rockets 30-0. “We had a good week of practice to prepare for this one. We played smart on both sides of the ball and the outcome showed how much these boys worked during practice. A totally different team from last week.” Coach Peters
There was no shortage of big plays for the Wildcats. Sipple and Mulvihill combined for 3 passing TD’s. Mulvihill added another big play on the ground with a 65 yd scamper to the endzone. “We got to the point when we were able to run some of our big guys and Xavier Tedrick had a huge 25 yd pick up. Very proud of the Offensive line. They worked hard to control the line of scrimmage.” Coach Peters
Defensively, the Wildcats gave up one big play but Mulvihill stopped a TD with a great tackle on the 3 yd line. They added 2 INTs by Tyler Miller and Sky Smith. “The Defense has learned a lot this week in practice. We really focused on our secondary this week and the work they put in really showed.” Coach Peters “We have a few things to fine tune but we will be ready for our season finale next week at East Clinton.” Coach Peters
QB Sipple 90 yds passing 2 TD’s
Mulvihill 76 yds passing 1 TD
RB Mulvihill 1 carry 65 yds 1 TD
Tedrick 1 carry 25 yds
Sipple 2 carries 20 yds 1 2pt
Hardy 3 carries 20 yds
Barnes 4 carries 15 yds 1 2pt
WR Sipple 2 catches 65 yds 1 TD
Perkins 1 catch 45 yds 1 TD
Barnes 1 catch 43 yds 1 TD
Montgomery 2 catches 15 yds
10/9/19 - Ladycats Volleyball HOME vs. Wilmington
The Ladycats pulled out a win over Wilmington tonight 16-25, 25-11, 26-24 and 25-23.
The girls started off slow tonight in the first set then really picked it up the rest of the game.
Holly Scott had 13 service points, 15 assists, one kill one block and 2 digs. Ally Davis had 13 service points, 9 kills, 5 digs and 10 perfect passes. Cali Baumann had 7 service points, 11 kills and one block. Madison Creager had 11 service points, 7 digs and 7 perfect passes. Emma Falgner had 2 digs and 3 perfect passes. Ainsley Whitaker had 7 service points, 2 kills and one perfect pass. Hailey Mulvihill had 17 service point, 2 kills, one block and one perfect pass. Summer Schutte had 15 service points, one kill and 3 perfect passes. Makayla Lanham had one dig and 3 perfect passes. - Coach Weisflock
JV Ladycats HOME vs. Wilmington
The Blanchester JV Ladycats volleyball team dropped 2 in American Division play this week to Clinton Massie 16-25, 22-25 and to Wilmington 18-25, 16-25.
Against Massie Taylor Combs had 4 service points, 1 ace and 1 kill. Sarah Pell had 3 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills and 1 dig. Maddie Wells had 3 service points. Brooklyn Bockstiegel had 2 service points, and 1 block. Mariah Lanham had 2 service points and 1 dig. Makenna Maddix and Taylynn Barr each had 1 service point and 2 assists. Rianna Mueller finished with 2 service points including 1 ace.
For the game versus Wilmington Brooklyn Bockstiegel led the Ladycats with 9 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills and 6 blocks.
Taylor Combs had 3 service points, 2 aces and 1 assists. Makenna Maddix had 1 service point and 2 assists. Mariah Lanham chipped in with 1 dig. Maddie Wells had 2 service points. Sarah Pell and Taylynn Barr had 1 service point and 1 kill each, and Rianna Mueller had 1 service point and 1 dig. -Coach Mulvihill
10/8/19 - BMS Volleyball HOME vs. CNE
7th grade lost to CNE 19-25, 22-25. Bobbie Sue White and Kylee Hamm served 5 points each. Tamaira Stewart served for 4 points and Maggie Grant added 3 points. 8th grade lost 15-25, 25-16, 16-25. Hope Blankenbeckler tied season high with 13 service points and added season high 16 assists. Payton Johnson served 6 points and had 5 kills. Desiree Snader and Alaina Dameron each served for 4 points with Alaina adding a season high 9 kills. Gracyn Phillips added 3 points with 1 ace. -Coach Seeling
10/7/19 - Ladycats Volleyball HOME vs. Clinton Massie
The Ladycats fell to Clinton Massie 14-25, 25-17, 14-25 and 10-25.
Holly Scott had 16 service points, 8 assists and 2 digs. Ally Davis had 4 service points, one kill, 7 digs and 2 perfect passes. Caili Baumann had 8 service points, 6 kills and one perfect pass. Madison Creager had 11 service points, one kill, 2 digs and one perfect pass. Emma Falgner had 4 digs and one perfect pass. Ainsley Whitaker had 2 kills. Hailey Mulvihill had 6 service points, one kill and one dig. Summer Schutte had 11 service points, 4 assists, one kill, one block, two digs and one perfect pass. Makayla Lanham had 3 digs and one perfect pass. - Coach Weisflock
10/5/19 - Cross Country @ New Richmond
The Blanchester cross country team ran an excellent meet this Saturday, October 5 at New Richmond high school. The weather/temperature was finally seasonal for the first time this season, and it made a difference for the runner’s performance. Alexis Davis, a returning senior, made her debut run for the season; she also participates in volleyball. After being crowned homecoming queen the night before, she finished 37th out of 134 female runners with a time of 23:09. Kenzie Kratzer also had a great run, with her personal best of 28:52 and finishing 119th. For our boys’ team, Nick Musselman and Brett Bandow continued to challenge each other running another competitive race together. Nick finished 13th out of 72 runners with a personal best time of 18:47 and Brett was 14th also with his best time of 18:54. Joey Haines, also crushed his personal best time coming in 51st with a time of 21:48. I am exceptionally proud of the team this week, every one ran their personal best times and I have high hopes for performances to continue to improve at the league meet this Saturday the 12th at Wilmington College.
10/4/19 - Varsity Football HOME vs. CNE (HOMECOMING)
story from the News Journal
10/3/19 - BMS volleyball HOME vs. Wilmington
7th grade defeated Wilmington 25-10, 25-20. Tamaira Stewart served 11 points with 5 aces. Bobbie Sue White served 8 points with 2 aces. Kylee Hamm served 5 points with 1 ace. Maggie Grant and Miranda Keith each added 4 service points. 8th grade won 25-18, 25-17. Hope Blankenbeckler served 8 points with 2 aces. Gracie Roy served 6 points with 2 aces and added 4 kills. Alaina Dameron served 4 points and had 5 kills. Gracyn Phillips served 4 points and Desiree Snader added 3 service points. -Coach Seeling
10/3/19 - Ladycats Volleyball @ CMH cancer and awareness Brake for Breakfast Event
Our Volleyball teams participated in the 12th Annual Event to raise awareness for early detection of cancer.
story from the News Journal
10/1/19 - Ladycats Volleyball @ East Clinton
The Ladycats fell to East Clinton 19-25, 19-25 and 21-25.
Holly Scott had 7 assists, 10 service points and one dig. Ally Davis had 3 kills, 9 service points, 3 digs and 3 perfect passes. Caili Baumann had 5 kills, 3 blocks and 8 service points. Madison Creager had one kill, 11 service points, 4 digs and 2 perfect passes. Emma Falgner had one dig. Ainsley Whitaker had one assist, one kill, one block, one dig and one perfect pass. Hailey Mulvihill has one kill, 2 blocks, 9 service points and one perfect pass. Summer Schutte had 3 assists, 2 blocks, 9 service points, one dig and one perfect pass. Makayla Lanham had one dig and 4 perfect passes. - Coach Weisflock
9/30/19 - Cross Country @ Goshen
On Monday, September 30th, the Blanchester High School cross country team competed in the Goshen Invitational. Nick Musselman medaled for the third time this season and came in 8th out of 50 runners with a time of 20:23 followed closely behind by Brett Bandow in 10th also medaling with a time of 20:31 and Joey Haines finished 24th with a personal record time of 22:03. There were 41 girls competing at the high school level and Kenzie Kratzer came in 66th with a time of 34:43. The team did great despite the unusually high temperature for this time of the year. The runners compete again on Saturday, October 5th at 9am in New Richmond -Coach Estrada
9/30/19 - Ladycats Tennis @ West Clermont
Blanchester 4, West Clermont 1
Record: Blanchester 11-6
1: Kayla Allen (B) d. L. Cowles 6-1, 6-1
2: Taylor Bradley (B) d. A. Payer 6-0, 6-1
3: Grace Irwin (B) d. K. Ellis 6-2, 6-2
1: Maddy Coyle, Annie Trovillo (B) d. B. Miller, C. Lukemire 6-0, 6-4
2: T. Baskerville, A. Nguyen (WC) d. Maggie Caldwell, Mia Torres 2-6, 6-2, [10-8]
Comments: This was exactly what it should have been. Our singles were outstanding. I'm very pleased with Taylor and how well she played at second singles. She hasn't played as many singles matches as some of the other girls, but she was impressive. -Coach Sexton
Upcoming: Thursday at Division II sectional at Lindner Family Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
The Blanchester Schools foundation has scholarship opportunities to help with our pay to participate cost.
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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 - $7 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"