Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. -Paul Bryant
12/7/19 - Varsity wrestling @ Taylor
Hunter Smith - 1st place
Johnny Schirmer - 1st place
Colt Conover - 1st place
James Peters - 1st place
Carson Curless - 2nd place
Zane Panetta - 2nd place
Kadin Berwanger - 2nd place
Nick Musselman - 3rd place
Bryan Bandow - 3rd place
Andrew Frump - 3rd place
Christian Stubbs - 4th place
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12/7/19 - JV wrestling @ Wilmington
Joey Haines goes 4-0 with 3 pins
12/7/19 - BMS wrestling @ New Richmond
Mike Mulvihill 5-0 CHAMPION
Caleb Sears 4-1 2nd
Zach Musselman 3-2 4th
Tyler Miller 2-1
Jagger Huston 2-1
Connor Begley 1-1
for results click here
12/6/19 - HS boys basketball HOME vs. Williamsburg
Smothering team defense + selfless offensive play + school record for points in a game for
@BraydenSipple2 (47) = BIG win for our Wildcats!
story from the News Journal
12/5/19 - BMS girls bkb HOME vs. Felicity
The 7th grade girls picked up their second win this week to improve to 2-0 on the season. Our defense forced a lot of turnovers and the overall aggressiveness was great to see. Offensively Kylee Hamm and Torie Potts each had 12 points, Maddie Gillman added 8, Alayna Davenport and Audri Byrom each had 4, and Bobbi Sue White had 2.
It’s nice to get that first win of the season. We were much sharper executing our offensive sets tonight. Kaylee Coyle had 11 points, Abbey Irwin had 5, Macey Waldron and Desiree Snader each had 4 and Shelbie Panetta added 2. Gracie Roy and Hope Blankenbeckler each had strong games defensively. - Coach Grogg
12/5/19 - BMS Boys basketball @ Felicity
The 8th grade boys basketball team (0-2 record) lost to Felicity 42-19. Jansen Wymer led the Wildcats with 7 points and 6 rebounds. Also scoring were Cole Bradley (4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks), Bryce Sipple (3 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals), Sky Smith (3 points) and Nick Taylor (2 points). Bill Hamm had 4 steals.
The 7th grade boys basketball team (0-2 record) lost to Felicity 32-21. Kaden Cromer scored 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Bryce Burress added 4 points. Nainoa Tangonan, Evan Malott, Isaiah Snader and Dameon Williams each scored 2 points. Cole Mueller made a free throw. Tangonan also had 5 assists and 9 steals. Williams had 6 rebounds.
12/4/19 - HS boys basketball HOME vs. Lockland
Sipple breaks Blanchester Boys Basketball scoring record
story from the News Journal
12/2/19 - BMS Girls basketball HOME vs. Goshen
Game was tied 10-10 at half time, we outscored them 14-3 in the 2nd half. Kylee Hamm led the team with 8 points, Maggie Grant and Torie Potts each had 6 points, and Maddie Gillman added 4. Alayna Davenport had a solid game defensively and Audri Byrom and Bobbi Sue White each played well coming off the bench. Overall we played aggressive and ran the floor well. I’m proud of their effort and excited for the rest of the season. – Coach Nick
Goshen is one of the top teams in our league and it showed tonight. I was proud of our effort though, despite the score the girls never gave up and played hard to the end. Kaylee Coyle led us in scoring with 8 points, Abbey Irwin had 3 and Macey Waldron added 2. Shelbie Panetta had a good game defensively as she really battled in the post, pulling down several rebounds. -Coach Jamey Grogg
Next game is Thursday at home against Felicity, 7th grade game starts at 6:00 instead of the normal 4:30 start time.
12/2/19 - Ladycats Basketball @ Georgetown
Blanchester dropped to 0-2 in the SBAAC National division losing to Georgetown Monday night by a score of 57-42.
Blanchester was led in scoring by Holly Scott with 12 and Lana Roy with 7. Lilly Brown and Olivia Potts both had 6. Brown also added 7 rebounds and Scott had 6 steals and 6 rebounds.
Georgetown really put the game away in the 2nd quarter outscoring Blanchester 19-7.
I keep telling the girls that the only team that's beating us right now is our own. We committed 20 first half turnovers. It just can't happen and us expect to win games.
If we can take care of the ball, we can compete with a lot of teams but when we get careless, it's game over.
Blanchester will look to rebound Thursday night at home against Felicity. -Coach Pyle
Girls j.v beat Georgetown 41-21. I told the girls I wanted to come out and press from the start and they executed well. We got them to turn it over on there end of the court and we were able to get easy buckets out of it and get a big 15-3 lead after 1st qtr. we went to a half court 1-3-1 defense the 2nd qtr and went in to halftime with a 26-13 lead. The second half I got good minutes from my bench Madi Tipton, Madi Wells, Sarah Pell, Destiny Blankenbeckler, Maddie Pohlman, and Josie Wilson.
Hailey Mulvihill led scoring with 11, Ainsley Whitaker and Sarah Pell had 6, Madi Tipton has 4, Zoie Stanforth had 3, Grace Irwin, Emma Winemiller, Maddie Wells, Olivia Potts, and Noelani Tongonon had 2, and Josie Wilson had 1 -Coach Jackson
12/2/19 - Bowling HOME vs. Williamsburg
Then Blanchester Wildcat bowling squads hosted the Williamsburg Wildcats Monday evening at Royal Z Lanes in Wilmington. This was the second match-up between both Wildcat teams this season. For the Blanchester Ladycats, Aleah Wells and Bri Haun scored 221 and 219 respectively, with Jill Richardson close behind with 198. The Ladycats were unable to keep up with Williamsburg and fell 1,223 to 1,986. The Ladycats are 0-5 on the season.
For the boys, Bryan Brewer led the pin count for Blanchester with 396 followed by Josh Allen with 388. Allen had the top game for Blan as well with 227 pins. Williamsburg led by 50 pins going into the last two games and then Blanchester cut it down to 6 going into the final Baker’s match. With a strong team effort and a clutch tenth frame by Allen, Blanchester took the lead by 23 pins with a final victory of 2,206 to 2,183. This improves the boys squad to 4-1 on the season.
12/2/19 - BMS Boys bkb @ Goshen
The 8th grade boys basketball team began their season with a 40-20 loss to Goshen. Bryce Sipple led the way with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Also scoring for the Wildcats were Cole Bradley (4 points), Xander Culberson (4 points), Quentin Rice (2 points) and Drew Wyss (2 points).
The 7th grade boys basketball team lost a close game to Goshen 48-44. Nainoa Tangonan scored 11 points. Cole Mueller and Kaden Cromer each scored 10 points. -Coach Ballinger
11/27/19 - Bowling HOME vs. Felicity
The Blanchester Wildcat bowling squads hosted the Felicity-Franklin Cardinals Wednesday afternoon at Royal Z Lanes in Wilmington. For the girls, Bri Haun out-bowled the competition with 277 total pins, however the Ladycats were not able to match the overall total of the Cardinals and fell short 1,212 pins to 1,463. The Wildcats are now 0-3 in league play.
For the boys, Josh Allen led the match-up with 422 pins which included a 230 single game. Brian Miller hit a 372 total and Orin Potts added a strong 200 round single game early on. The Wildcats finished ahead of the Cardinals with a score of 2,091 pins to 1,675. This victory improves the boys to 3-0 in league play. -Coach Ballinger
11/25/19 - Ladycats Basketball HOME vs. Williamsburg
Girls JV lost a hard fought battle 34 to 26 against Williamsburg. Although we lost I’m proud of our effort. We just need to focus and limit turnovers and execute offensively. We got a lot of open looks but just couldn’t finish.
Zoie Stanforth led in scoring with 7, Hailey Mulvihill, and Emma Winemiller finished with 4 and Grace Irwin, Madi Tipton, Ainsley Whitaker, Maddie Wells, and Olivia Potts had 2.
11/22/19 - Ladycats Basketball @ Middletown Christian
Nine players scored for Blanchester in their 52-31 season opening game at Middletown Christian Friday night. Blanchester (1-0) opened the game on an 8-0 but allowed the Eagles to hang around and go into halftime only down two, 24-22.
I told the girls at halftime that we had to play within ourselves. We needed to carry over all of the things we have worked on in practice and they did a great job responding.
Blanchester outscored Middletown Christian 20-2 in the 3rd quarter and broke open the game.
I was very proud of the way we responded coming out of halftime. The girls did a phenomenal job adjusting and playing within themselves. The game is a lot easier when you make the easy pass and allow things to come to you instead of forcing.
The Ladycats had 14 fouls in the first half of the game but committed no fouls in the second half.
We let them hang around by just committing silly fouls and sometimes getting outside of ourselves trying to make too much happen. Credit goes to the girls to make the adjustments and not foul in the second half.
Blanchester was led by Holly Scott who had 17 points, 6 steals and 4 assists. Lana Roy had 10 points, 7 steals and 6 assists. Lilly Brown played a really good game underneath for Blanchester chipping in 4 points and 8 rebounds. - Coach Pyle
J.V girls basketball opened up the season with a 39-8 win over Middletown Christian. I’m pleased with the girls effort on both ends of the floor, but
Especially their defense and rebounding. We were able to hold them to 8 points all coming in the first half. Played a well 1-3-1 defense and forced them to make bad decisions that led to missed shots and turnovers and we got out in transition and took advantage of there mistakes.
I’m proud of all the girls.
Leading in scoring was Hailey Mulvihill with 12, followed by Zoie Stanforth with 6, Grace Irwin, Madi Tipton, Ainsley Whitaker, and Olivia Potts all had 4, Emma Winemiller, and Sarah Pell both had 2, and Kaidyn Hamm finished with 1
11/22/19 - Bowling @ Batavia Bowl vs. Bethel Tate
The Blanchester bowling squads traveled to Batavia Lanes to challenge Bethel-Tate Thursday evening. This was the first league match for Blanchester this season. For the Ladycats , Aleah Wells was the pin leader with 244 followed by Bri Haun with 214. The Ladycats fell to the very strong Tigers squad 1,278 to 1,774. Blanchester’s overall record is now 0-2.
For the boys, Josh Allen led the match-up with 459 total pins and a top game of 258. Brian Miller had a big night with 381 total pins, included was a personal best 212. The Wildcats bested the Tigers 2,221 to 1,658. Blanchester’s overall record is now 1-1.
Both squads will face Williamsburg on Monday evening for more divisional play. -Coach Ballinger
11/20/19 - Bowling @ Eastgate Lanes vs. Goshen
The Blanchester Wildcat boys and girls bowling squads had their first match of the season against Goshen at Eastgate Lanes on Wednesday evening. Both squads faced tough competition and fell to the Warriors. For the girls, Bri Haun led the wildcats with a total of 254 pins followed by Aleah Wells with 235. Newcomers for Blanchester this season, Kylie Campbell, Leeann Stannus, Jill Richardson, and Madison Pembleton, combined with Haun and Wells to total 1,269 pins. Goshen girls had 1,554. For the boys, Josh Allen had the overall highest individual total of 431 pins, while Orin Potts closed in with 400. Combined with the efforts of Bryan Brewer, Brian Miller, Dakota Abney, and Jacob Shelton, the boys overall had 2,085 pins which wasn’t enough to surpass Goshen’s 2,131. Blanchester will travel to Batavia Lanes to take on Bethel-Tate on Thursday. -Coach Ballinger
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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.
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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"