Jon Richardson

Journalism student at the University of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Cyclones take down the Fort Wayne Komets in opener

Cincinnati Cyclones hockey made its triumphant return Saturday, and a raucous US Bank Area crowd proved it was more than ready. Fueled by $1 hot dogs and beer, fans erupted for the Cyclones and unleashed their collective vitriol for the intruding Fort Wayne Komets. The boiling point came early in the second period, as the crowd was brought to its feet when gloves flew and impromptu fisticuffs broke out. The fight was not an anomaly, rather the first of many throughout the contest. "The funny t

SBAAC football: 'We are now, I believe, a premiere league in southwest Ohio'

Perhaps the biggest storyline of all for the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference entering the 2018 football season is the conference itself; namely, its ascension toward the upper crust of the Greater Cincinnati football landscape. "The level of play and the level of coaching across the SBAAC has increased," New Richmond coach Pat Burke said. "We are now, I believe, a premiere league in southwest Ohio." For Burke, the proof is in the playoffs.

Ryle beats Highlands to capture 9th Region softball title

NEWPORT -- Furious pacing was the storyline early when the Ryle Raiders and Highlands Blue Birds took the mound for the Ninth Region softball championship, Friday. Ryle ultimately won its first title since 2012 after a 4-0 victory, but not without some natural fireworks. Perhaps it was the dueling pitchers – both hurling at the top of their games and dropping batters as quickly as they stepped in the box – that hurried the game as much as it did. Or maybe it was mother nature, teasing cancellat