Clermont County did herself proud the past wrestling season with very respectable showings by many of the varsity wrestlers and with the obvious classy capabilities Goshen performed in once again hosting both a Division II Sectional Tournament and the Division II Southwest District Tournament.
“This is always a massive undertaking and a lot of hard work hosting the sectional and district tournaments. It could not have been done without the support of a lot of great people including the boosters, the faculty and, many other community people,” said Mark Slagle, Goshen High School Athletic Director. “I’m real fortunate to have so many great people to work with.”
The 2007 season marks the fifth consecutive year Goshen has hosted a sectional and the district wrestling tourneys.
This writer can verify the hard work, overall, but in particular, the excellent cuisine provided by the Goshen Athletic Boosters in their hospitality room. The booster’s feedbag was praised by people from all over southwest Ohio. The booster’s hospitality rooms of Batavia and Clermont Northeastern were also superior during the winter sports season.
Those who qualified for district, but did not qualify for state, and their closing season records follow.
103-pounds: McNicholas sophomore Joe Dennis (a Bethel resident) won 34 matches and lost 13 and Bethel-Tate freshman Dustin Davidson 22-16.
112: Amelia senior Vincent Mulvaney 36-2 and Batavia freshman Tyler Osborne 14-14.
119: Goshen senior Kenneth Stephens 37-10.
125: There were no district qualifiers.
130: Amelia sophomore Tommy Fehring 41-6, New Richmond junior Nick Samad 36-10 and Goshen junior Mark Gliszczynski 28-17.
135: Clermont Northeastern junior Scott Simpson 20-16.
140: New Richmond junior Luke Sexson 32-13 and Bethel-Tate sophomore Sean Adams 24-11.
145: New Richmond freshman Chris Smith 23-21 and Amelia senior Brandon Hampton 14-13.
152: New Richmond senior Jake Kools 23-8.
160: There were no district qualifiers.
171: Danny Loch of Clermont Northeastern 25-14.
189: New Richmond senior Josh Hicks 29-9, Goshen senior Mark McAninch 29-10, and Clermont Northeastern senior Chris Distler 22-14.
215: Goshen senior Rob Weidle 31-16, New Richmond senior Alvis Williams 29-17, and Clermont Northeastern senior Bill Distler 20-15.
285: Batavia senior Josh Ison 27-8 and Bethel-Tate senior Jacob Lasley 18-17.