Exactly 40 years ago, as in all sports of the 1967-68 school year, the county’s respective all-star basketball dream teams were dominated by the class of 1968.
Clermont County League
First team: Bobby Baumgardner (Williamsburg guard, senior), Jim Dickason (Batavia center, senior), Kurt Franke (Amelia center, senior), Gary Hillard (Goshen center, senior), Bob Kranz (Amelia forward, senior), Nick Lung (Batavia forward, senior), Joe Ogletree (Batavia guard, senior), Bill Palmer (Clermont Northeastern guard, senior), Doug Parsons (Amelia guard, senior), and Charlie Stephenson (Clermont Northeastern center, senior). Stephenson was the player of the year.
Honorable mention: Gary Caudill (Felicity forward, junior), Richard Kilgore (Bethel-Tate guard, junior), Mike Mullins (Bethel-Tate forward, sophomore), Phil Redrow (Williamsburg forward, senior), and Joe Remley (Batavia guard, junior).
Coach of the year: Bob Wiesenhahn (Clermont Northeastern).
The final Clermont County League standings were Clermont Northeastern 10-2, Amelia 9-3, Batavia 9-3, Goshen 6-6, Bethel-Tate 3-9, Williamsburg 3-9, and Felicity 2-10.
Eastern Hills League
First team: Jim Dyer (Glen Este guard, junior) and Jim Hill (Milford center, senior). Hill was the honorary captain of the all-star team.
Honorable mention: Pat Christy (Milford guard, junior), David Hill (Glen Este forward, senior), Doug Williams (Glen Este forward, senior), and Glen Wise (Milford forward, senior).
The Eastern Hills League (EHL) had an all-star wrestling team for the first time. Milford had a runner-up at 175-pounds, Robert Harris, a senior.
Glen Este was a first-year member of the EHL.
New Richmond had no league affiliation during the 1967-68 school year.