Yesterday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer finally confirmed the suspicions many fans and reporters had. Due to health reasons also combined with family reasons, the seven year almost unanimously loved coach to Ohio’s team stepped down as leader of the team in order to focus on his family as well as heal physically. Urban will definitely be missed by fans and players alike. He was a great coach boasting a 82-9 overall record as well as a national championship in 2014 and 3 Big 10 championships. Although it will be very hard to fill such big shoes, the Ohio State front office thinks they have their man in former OC Ryan Day. Continue reading Meyer Steps Down
All pictures above are credit to Jim Kearns.
After the massacre Sunday, the Bengals made a few coaching switches as a response to the game. To start off the changes, the defensive coordinator of the Bengals with head coach Marvin Lewis taking over most of the defensive calling capabilities. Read Austin Price’s article for more information on that change. Lastly, a familiar face came back to Cincinnati who should definitely be able to help flip the teams pitiful season back into shape and back into division leaders for the last few games. Continue reading Jackson is Back in Town
The Cleveland Browns fired head coach, Hue Jackson, following Sunday’s 33-18 loss to the Steelers.
Jackson was the Brown’s coach since 2016 after being the Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator.
FC Cincinnati fell to New York in the second round of tournaments on Saturday. The team was scored on in the thirteenth minute of the first half and was never able to put the ball into the back of the net to even up the score. The team was expected to win the whole thing so I’m sure you can imagine the upset for the players and fans. The teams in the city of Cincinnati have not won a championship for a long time now, so for the team to be doing this well really got the city excited. This was the first time the team had made it to tournaments in the league that they are in now, the USL. Despite their loss, the team was still proud with how far they made it in the season being the first seed of the tournament and being the best team out of the large sum of games they played. Players made many tweets after the game stating how they felt about the defeat and sour end to their season. Player Richie Ryan said, “Not the way we wanted the season to finish but over 34 games we were the best team so everyone should be very proud of what we have done this season. Every day with this group has been a pleasure to the fans the future is bright the future is.”
Following announcements made in the Spring of 2018 for FC’s plans to move to the MLS in 2019, the team also announced that they would be building a new stadium. Much debate was held over where it would be from the suburb of Oakley, to the West End and even ideas of moving the team across the river to Newport. After much debate and city council speculation, civilians of the West End came to an agreement with FC to put the Stadium at the site of Willard Stargell Stadium, the now home of Cincinnati Public Schools football and soccer programs. On October 9th first designs were released for the new design. Continue reading FC Cincinnati Stadium Reveal
There have been claims of rape against soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo over the past week. The superstar however is brushing off the allegations stating it’s fake news.
American model Kathryn Mayorga who is now 34 years old has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room. The model says that when she was 25 years old while she was working at Rain nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort. Mayorga says that Ronaldo paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence.
The women’s soccer team goes into their last month of play with ambitions to improve to an above five-hundred record as they now sit at 4-7-1. The girls game October 2nd is a rematch to last years lost in which they were shutout 0-3. Their competitor, the Loveland Tigers, are a tough matchup, as going into Tuesday night’s game they are undefeated in the league, boast a record of 8-0-3 and are reigning state champs from the 2017 season. The start of the game brought out a lot of speed from Loveland as ten minutes into the game Katelyn Andrews scored and less than a minute later at 28:32 Lauren Williams scored.
The Lady wolves weren’t able to gain any more speed on Loveland as at 7:02 Kat Palmer scored for Loveland and again at 1:03 Katelyn Andrews scored another. In all the Lady Tigers were able to get 12 shots on goal in the first half and our Wolves were held to 1.
The girls defense came out strong but offense still lacked. Defensively, goalie Mackenzie Cellis was able to stop 18 shots on goal and reached a landmark career save record of 500. When asked how she felt she had this to say, “I’m incredibly thankful for my coaches throughout the years in helping me receive this milestone and pushing me to my limits and further. It’s been an amazing four years and I wouldn’t change anything about my experience as a keeper for West Clermont” While the second half only brought one goal from Loveland the Lady Wolves were still unable to score anything, getting one shot on goal. Senior Captain Megan Dewald commented on the game by saying, “Loveland is always a tough opponent. We combined and made some good plays happen, we just couldn’t get it in the back of the net. We had some mistakes with not taking marks but overall we all played hard and saw some god things that we’ve been working on in practice.” Hopefully the team can take what they learned from the loss and improve on it for the remainder of the year. The team now falls to 4-8-1 and will take on Northwest Saturday October 6th.
Saturday, West Clermont went against all Saints school in a cross country meet at 8 am. It was an inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation to the future. The race took place on the West Clermont campus and ended inside of the football stadium den. The runners ranged from 6-11 grade and the runs lasted up until 10:30 am. Following right after was the award ceremony at 11 am. Trophies were presented to the schools with the most participants, and metals were given to the top 10 runners in each heat. Also, every participant got a free t-shirt.
The runners had to run loops through the parking lots and throughout the fields of the school property. We normally end with a giant hill at the end of the run but they have changed the course and have a different ending obstacle.
The number 1 winning school for the girls team was West Liberty-Salem, they scored a 47 and their team time was 1 hour and 40 mins. The number 1 winning boys team was Hil. Davidson with a score of 72 and a time of an 1 hour and 24 minutes. West Clermont girls scored 4th place with a score of 149 and the boys West Clermont team scored 379 and got 13th place in the run.
It was a big weekend for West Clermont, as it was homecoming weekend for the Wolves, and another weekend for a win. The home team defeated the Loveland Tigers in a conference game, in overtime by a score of 10-7, getting the results they were looking for. This was the Wolves first win in their own den. West Clermont’s touchdown was scored by their quarterback, Hunter Eads in a quarterback sneak. They were able to pull out a win the last time these teams went head to head as well. Their record now stands at 3-3, while Loveland’s defeat drops them to 1-5.