Archive for May, 2008

Louie Schaljo is county’s first five-sport all-star

Louie Schaljo has become the first high school athlete in Clermont County sports history to be selected to an all-star team in five sports. The oldest record this writer could find of a high school athletic event taking place in the county between two high schools occurred on Nov. 25, 1909 (Thanksgiving Day) in the old armory in Batavia (it stood on the northeast corner of Riverside Drive and Wood streets). It was a girls basketball game won by Batavia over Bethel.

A mountain of accolades expressed for Pat Hill

The legendary Pat Hill, 36 years very successfully involved in the New Richmond High School athletic program as teacher, coach and athletic director, was recently honored with a well-attended cook out that took place at the high school football stadium. The event was sponsored by the New Richmond Youth Foundation.

County has 17 individual champions in district track

Goshen’s girls set the pace for Clermont County teams in the district track and field meets. Individually, 17 Clermont countians won 22 events. Cat Humphries of Williamsburg, a junior at McNicholas High School (McN), won four events and Bethel-Tate senior Emily Tyler captured two to lead the county’s individual champions.

County teams advancing in softball tournament

In a fierce display of the abundant fast pitch softball talent in Clermont County, four more teams advanced in tournament action. In Division I, Glen Este was merciless to Mercy 3-1. Kelley Benhase fired a one-hitter while striking out 10 of the enemy. Kaylin Steinmetz had two runs batted in (RBI).

Batavia wins SBC-N tennis championship

Clermont County high school varsity tennis season has come to an end. In the closing regular season matches New Richmond and Batavia came through with a pair of victories. The Lions bounced Bethel-Tate 4-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division fray. The victorious players in Red and Black were Tyler Esham (first singles) 6-2, 6-2, Ethan Johnson (second singles) 6-2, 6-0, Daniel Heflin (third singles) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, and Kyle Frizzell and Caleb Theiss (first doubles) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Batavia, GE, and NR diamondmen finishing strong

Glen Este and Batavia won their opening sectional baseball tournament games. Glen Este outlasted Loveland’s Tigers 6-3 in eight innings in Division I. Matt Marksberry was the winning pitcher. Nathan Bromagem and Matt Jones both had two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) and Chris Sunderman had two hits.

Elfreda Alice Burleigh, 95

Elfreda Alice Burleigh, 95, of Milford, died may 23, 2008. She was an office manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Funeral services were held May 28 at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Barbara Woodruff, 82

Barbara (nee Lanham) Woodruff, 82, of Anderson Township, died May 23, 2008. Funeral services were held May 25 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel. Interment followed at the Tate Township Cemetery.

Elizabeth J. Amann, 91

Elizabeth J. Amann, 91, of Stonelick Township, died May 20, 2008. She was a cook at the Sunrise Nursing Home. Funeral services were held May 23 at the Newtonsville Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Plainview Cemetery in Newtonsville.

Krystal Delaney, 18

Krystal Delaney, 18, of Felicity, died May 22, 2008. She was a senior at the Felicity High School. Funeral services were held May 27 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel. Burial followed at the Tate Township Cemetery.

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