Then there were almost, but not quite, exactly none. It appears as of this writing that Goshen is a shoo-in to compete in the Division III state football playoffs. Williamsburg is still competing in Division IV volleyball. But the final survivors of Clermont County’s fall varsity sports teams were eliminated from tournament play last week.
Williamsburg’s Wildcats, champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, won the sectional championship by outlasting and wearing down Summit Country Day’s Silver Knights 24-26, 25-16, 25-9, 25-2. The sectional tournament took place at Williamsburg High School. The Blue and White’s overall record is 21-2.
The Division II Sectional Tournament also took place in Clermont County, at Goshen High School.
New Richmond’s Lions were knocked out by McNicholas’ Rockets 25-6, 25-15, 25-7.
Clermont Northeastern’s Rockets were nullified by Norwood’s Indians 25-13, 25-23, 25-18.
In regular-season action, Milford’s E-Gals were defeated by Reading’s Blue Devils 25-19, 11-25, 26-24, 25-21.
Milford's Eagles continued their winning ways by skimming by Winton Woods' Warriors 3-2 at Milford's Charity Lucas Memorial Stadium. Tim Brady netted two of the Red and White's goals and Ryan Grothaus made the other.
Milford was finally eliminated by Elder's Panthers. The Eagles were ousted 4-0 in the game that took place at Sycamore Junior High School. The Red and White made nine unsuccessful shots at the triumphant's goal.
Batavia, champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, whitewashed Wyoming's Cowboys 3-0 on the losers' field. The Green and White's goals were recorded by Will Walker, Matt Walker, and Joshua Steinmetz. Graham Foreman, the Bulldogs' goalkeeper, successfully stopped all six of the Hamilton countians' scoring attempts.
New Richmond's Lions, champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, was eliminated by McNicholas' Rockets 5-1. The Red and Black's goal was accounted for by Andy Piper.
Indian Hill was finally able to defeat Batavia. The Braves beat the Bulldogs 4-0 in a confrontation that took place at Mariemont High School. The Green and White took six shots at the goal defended by the winners.
Milford's E-Gals lost a Division I heartbreaker to the Mount Notre Dame Cougars 1-0 in overtime. The Red and White made 15 shots at the invaders' goal. The game was played at Milford's Charity Lucas Memorial Stadium.
Glen Este's Trojans were undone by St. Ursula's Bulldogs 9-0 in Division I play on the winners' field. The Purple and White made two shots at the 'Dogs' goal.
Batavia, champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, was sunk by the Seven Hills' Stingers 5-1 in a Division II encounter that took place on the Bulldogs' turf. Sarah Smith accounted for the goal made by the Green and White.
Goshen's Warriors were shut out by the Indian Hill Braves 4-0. The Red and Gray attempted six shots at their adversary's goal. The confrontation took place at the victors' facility.