When arriving home it was cold, dark, and rainy. Behrmann said his wife told him, “Bring it in the house for pics.”
by David Miller
Maineville, Oh. - “This has truly been a dream come true,” said hunter Mike Behrmann, “This is a passion. I am so proud to tell my stories to anyone who will listen.” Mike lives just outside of Loveland.
Behrmann said he has been a hunter for many years and harvested a lot of deer, however the last five year has been a rough road. He said, “With all the hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and effort I have put into hunting day after day, daylight to dawn. I lost four whitetail bucks.” In November 2012 he was out on a morning hunt, when he had a “giant” 10 point buck walk into his sites. He made a great shot on him and heard him crash to the ground. “We decided to let him lay, so we eased out of the woods for two hours to give the deer time to rest in peace.” When he returned to retrieve his deer, his tree stand was gone – stolen, along with his buck.
“I was ready to give up at that point. The more I thought about it, I realized I would not let that stop me,” Behrmann said. “For the fact that I have instilled the same passion for deer hunting in my son.”
Then, in the 2013 hunting season, while hunting with his nine year-old son, his son finally got to witness first hand what it is like to harvest a mature whitetail buck. “A buck most men would love to harvest,” said Behrmann. “That will be a moment forever in my heart. That moment, my son with his buck, made me realize that I cannot give up.”
That is a little insight to what Behrmann describes as, "The blood, sweat, tears hunter in him" and what he had been through the last five years.
Fast forward to this past December 2. Behrmann packed up his gear to head out for an evening hunt with his buddy, Anthony Miracle. “We hit our hunting spots at about 1 o'clock and got all set up. At around 2 o'clock I decided to take out my grunt call to do a little grunting and rattling with some antlers.” He decided to grunt with his favorite Primos Bleat Can, a doe in heat call devise. He sat and waited about ten minutes, and repeated the call. As he was looking around, one hillside over from where he was sitting, Behrmann spotted the buck of a lifetime. He picked up his Remington 870 shotgun and the buck was roughly 120 yards-away from him, standing there looking around. Behrmann said, “He had heard my calls, but was unsure witch direction to turn.
“It seemed like I was standing there for hours, which was only a matter of minutes. I started to shake. Nerves. So, I lowered my gun, took a couple deep breathes to calm them. I grabbed my bleat can, turned it upside down one more time. The buck heard it, turned his head at my direction, and started walking towards me. I raised my gun slowly, put my site on him and shot at 75 yards. He ran down the hill toward me, then up the creek about 150 yards and fell. He was down. I met up with my buddy Anthony, told him what happened, and together we headed to retrieve my deer. I was so excited when we walked up on the monster whitetail I started tearing up because I knew I had finally got my buck. As I was standing over-top of him I teared up more, realizing I had had just harvested the deer of a lifetime.”
Behrmann and Miracle sat there and counted the points of this giant “non typical” non-symmetrical antlered Ohio whitetail deer. They could not believe what they we're seeing, a giant, 25-points.
Behrmann said there is no official score yet for his deer, due to a required, 60-day dry time to "set" the rack. He said, “We have an unofficial score from my taxidermist of 219 inches.” The Ohio record is 304 set in 2000 by Michael Beatty.
When arriving home it was cold, dark, and rainy. Behrmann said his wife told him, “Bring it in the house for pics.”
Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine editor, Dan Schmidt wrote, “Might have the coolest spouse ever. I couldn’t help but ask the obvious question: What’s the deal with the buck in the house by the Christmas tree? LOL!"
“I never thought a picture would go so far on social media, and magazines so fast. The outpouring of support has been a major gift, and I am very thankful. I want my story to tell fellow hunters young and old, that no matter how hard you try to achieve a goal... to never give up. To all hunters out there I would say, get your kids involved, and always wear your safety harnesses. Good luck to all.”
Find the perfect gift for your favorite fisherman at the Holiday Fishing & Tackle Sale at Lake Isabella on Saturday, November 29 and December 13, 2014, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Stop by the Lake Isabella boathouse for 10% off almost everything storewide. Many items, including lures, fishing line, rods and reels, will be marked down by 50%. Get great deals on Quantum combos, Zebco 202 combos and an assortment of floats while supplies last.
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9am – 3pm Eastern Time
Lake Isabella 10174 Loveland-Madeira Rd. Symmes Township, OH 45140 (map)
Loveland Freshman, Alyssa Stahl goes up to score against Turpin Senior, Taylor Gebhart
Loveland, Oh. - The Loveland women beat Turpin Wednesday bringing their season to the 500 mark (2-2, 1-1). They next play host to Glen Este on Saturday at 4 PM. Visit the ECC Website to see stats, season records and schedule.
Loveland, Ohio - In the season opener, Harrison's Darien Smith led all scorers Saturday in the Loveland gym with 23 points in a victory over the Loveland Tigers. He also pulled down 14 rebounds and made 11 of 18 free-throws.
Drew Plitt led Loveland's scoring with 17. Jack Gary hit 3 three-pointers and added 11 to the Loveland scoring.
The Tigers were behind by 12 at the half, but a 19-4 third quarter gave them a three point lead. Harrison outscored the Tigers 19-16 in the fourth to take the game into an extra period.
Loveland next hosts Withrow on Friday. Game time is 7:30 PM and the JV plays at 6 PM.
Following this LINK will take you to the Loveland Magazine coverage of the win in Canton, Ohio when the Loveland Tigers snowplowed through the Glenville Tarblooders in a 41-23 Division II State Championship victory. Watch the video interviews, highlights, and David Burig and Sue LaChapelle's photos. (Click to Watch on Vimeo)
Our coverage would not have been possible without the very generous support of Jarvis Global Investments.
Loveland Tigers snowplowed through the Glenville Tarblooders in a 41-23 Division II State Championship victory. - See more at: http://davidgmiller.typepad.com/lovelandmagazine/sports/page/13/#sthash.z2uLdTw7.dpuf
Nick Newbanks (ryan's brother), Kevin Newbanks (father), Ryan Newbanks, Cheryl Newbanks (mother) and Matt Eltringham.
Back in the Summer of 2010 the Loveland Community surrounded the Newbanks family during a time of need. Their son Ryan was diagnosed with Duchenes Muscular Dystrophy when he was 5 years old. As Ryan grew to become a teenager his needs required a change to their home's layout and new medical equipment.
The Loveland Community stepped in and helped the family complete the project. The Loveland High School football team, Mark Griesmer Construction, Turnbull Wahlert, Epiphany United Methodist Church, St. Columban Church, as well as members of Crossroads Community Church in Oakley, all chipped in manpower and resources.
It was during this volunteer project that Loveland High School alumni and former Football punter/kicker, Matt Eltringham struck up a friendship with Ryan. When Matt left to attend Hillsdale College that friendship continued. Eltringham is in his Senior year at Hillsdale
As a result of that relationship and the Hillsdale Football team's support of a national program called Coach for the Cure, the team adopted Ryan as a recruit, a friend, and a fan of the program.
On Saturday November 1, the Hillsdale College football team honored Ryan and his family at the Hillsdale College vs. Saginaw Valley football game. During the weekend festivities Ryan attended the team dinner, went to the Volleyball game, and led the team out the tunnel to midfield for the coin toss.
Matt Matt Eltringham (#4) was right behind his friend, Ryan Newbanks who led the Hillsdale College Chargers onto the field on November 1.
Ryan not only brought smiles to all the players, coaches and fans but he brought hope and encouragement to others who battle this illness. If you would like to know more about how to support Ryan and others who battle this disease please visit: http://coachtocuremd.org/.
Breaking the Tiger single season record held by Jack Morris since 1966, Luke Waddell ended the 2014 season with 1358 rushing yards against Milford
Loveland Sophomore running back, Luke Waddell breaks 48-year-old school record
by Willie Lutz
Loveland, Oh.- When the Loveland Tigers came into the 2014, they were put into a difficult situation. They had to follow the hype coming off of a Division II State Championship in 2013. They lost key senior leaders, because graduation is the natural order of school. They were looked up to like gods, and the fans held them to that standard. However, not everything can be retained.
Giavanni Ricci had 6 catches for 103 yards
The Tigers worst nightmare came true on Halloween night against the Milford Eagles when they lost 20-17 on a field goal with two seconds remaining. On that night, the team lost the rivalry Crosstownship Victory Bell that has sat outside their locker room for years, their playoff bid, and a chance to retain their title. Instead, their season is now overshadowed by what it could have been.
Going on the road against a rival always seems like a trap. The Milford-Loveland football rivalry has been dwindling for years, as Loveland annually demolished the Eagles. Instead, the Tigers saw an inspired Milford squad with nothing left to lose. The team couldn’t make the play-offs and nearly everyone had written this game off as a walk-through for the Tigers.
Milford had the Loveland defense spinning in the early stages of the game. The Eagles offense was a zone read (the quarterback either keeps the ball or hands it off depending on what he sees in the defense), which is the same offense that gave the Tigers trouble in their loss against Lebanon in week two. Ashcraft ended the game with 158 yards rushing, which was more yards than Loveland’s entire rushing squad who had 141.
Loveland showed life in the final stages of the game. Milford lead 14-10 at the half. With 0:48 left in the third, Luke Waddell slammed home an 8-yard run to tie the game at 17-17. Then, in the fourth quarter, both defenses went to war. Milford and Loveland were trading punts, as both team’s offenses seemed overwhelmed by their opponent’s brick walls of defense on the other side.
Then, the Eagles broke through. With 0:14 left in the game, Milford got the ball down to the Loveland five-yard line and lined up for a 21-yard field goal. The first one was a fake and Loveland snubbed it out. Drew Ashcraft threw an incompletion. The Loveland defense ran across the field to the sideline, jumping and cheering. What they didn’t realize is that there were two seconds left on the clock; Milford had another chance. Milford kicker Zach Laudermilk lined up and drilled a 21-yard field goal to end Loveland’s playoff hopes.
The only true positive for the Tigers was a record-breaking night for sophomore running back, Luke Waddell. Waddell broke Jack McCoy’s 48-year-old school record of 1358 rushing yards in a single season set in 1966. Waddell would finish the day with 152 yards on the ground to add to his season total of 1464 yards on the ground, which was more than enough to lead the ECC in rushing.
The Tigers season ends with a second place tie in the ECC and an empty feeling in their stomachs. They finished 6-4 and three-tenths of a computer point away from the playoffs.
RecruitMilitary, the nation’s leading military-to-civilian recruitment firm in Loveland, Ohio, is a corporate sponsor of the second annual DAV 5K Walk, Run, Roll, and Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati.
This is the second year RecruitMilitary is participating as a sponsor of the race. “We’re proud to partner with such a tremendous organization like DAV that does such great work in supporting our nation’s veterans who have been injured,” said Peter Gudmundsson, President of RecruitMilitary. In addition to participating as a sponsor, many RecruitMilitary employees plan to participate in the race itself.
The event kicks off with a Motorcycle Honor Ride which leads runners and walkers along the downtown course. There will be a one mile wheelchair honor roll for all veterans and service members who cannot physically participate in the course, but would like to be part of the race experience. Throughout the course will be branches of service-themed bands and entertainment. Medals will be awarded to the top 100 female finishers and top 100 male 5k finishers.
It is estimated that the number of injured veterans will rise from 3.5 to 4 million by the end of this decade. In its last accounting year, 76% of all DAV contributions were used for programs of service to injured veterans and their families. DAV services are free to veterans.
The company invites and encourages individuals to get behind the event and register online.