Batavia and Bethel-Tate win Southern Buckeye Conference boys soccer titles

November 13th, 2009    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Batavia enjoyed the strongest regular-season finish (undefeated) among Clermont County’s high school boys varsity soccer squads. Bethel-Tate and New Richmond also finished their respective schedules going over .500.


The Bulldogs whitewashed Western Brown 5-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division game. M Walker scored two goals and Will Walker, Smith, and Knauer netted one apiece. O’Brien’s two saves preserved the shutout.

Felicity fell before the Green and White onslaught 10-0. This was a National Division conference game. Walker tallied five goals and Will Walker, Bradburn, Shepard, Smith and Hargis added the others. O’Brien was again the goalkeeper.

The Bethel-Tate varsity boys soccer squad, American Division, Southern Buckeye Conference champions.
The Dogs' downed Amelia 3-1 in next-door neighbor, non-league play. Wagner scored twice and M. Walker once. Clark netted the point for the Barons.

Goshen was Batavia's next victim 3-0. Bradburn scored twice and Hargis contributed the other point. O'Brien stopped one Warrior shot at his goal. This was a Southern Buckeye non-division clash.

Georgetown's G-Men were scoreless 8-0 in another American Division duel. M Walker scored thrice, W Walker twice, and Hargis, Smith, and Knauer once. O'Brien stopped one shot at the goal.

A 10-0 blanking of Blanchester's Wildcats was next. In this American Division bout, M Walker scored four times, Harris twice, and W Walker, Smith, Malott, and Lawson once each. O'Brien made two more saves in the goal.

In a non-league duel between two teams uniformed in Green, the Clermont countians beat McNicholas' Rockets 6-1. M Walker and Hargis made two goals and Richardson and Smith one each.


The Tigers trimmed Goshen 5-0 behind the three goals made by Stephens and the two made by Billy Sipos. Poe made five saves to record the shut out.

The Red and Gray avenged an earlier season loss to New Richmond by routing the Red and Black 10-1. Sipos scorched the net with five goals, Bullock contributed three, and King and Stephens one each. Anderson registered the Lions' point.

Both battles were in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference.

New Richmond

The Lions gnarled Goshen 2-0 behind the goals achieved by Anderson and Gregory. Ware stopped all eight of the Red and Gray's shots at his goal.

New Richmond nipped Bethel-Tate 1-0 behind Ritter's goal. Ware successfully tended the Lions' goal.

Both duels were Southern Buckeye Conference American Division encounters.

Glen Este

The Trojans walloped Western Hills' Mustangs 11-1 in a non-league fray. Seol scored two points for GE and Apel, Grau, Walker, Veter, Nwaobasi, Curtice, Benz, and Mayer one each.

Harrison's Wildcats managed to tie the Purple and White 1-1 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Grau gained Glen Este's goal.

In the Fort Ancient Buckeye, Loveland's footed Glen Este in an 8-0 whitewashing. The Trojans made two shots at the Tigers' goal.

Norwood's Indians also defeated GE 4-1 with Benz accounting for the Clermont countians' goal in this Fort Ancient Valley fray.

In another Fort Ancient Buckeye battle, Anderson overcame Glen Este 4-1.


The Eagles battled Kings' Knights to a scoreless deadlock 0-0. Thaxton stopped the four Warren countians' shots at the Red and White's goal. The Clermont countians made 11 shots in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division duel.

In another Buckeye Division game, Loveland edged Milford 1-0 with the Eagles taking three shots at the Tigers' goal.

Clermont Northeastern

In a war between Rockets, Fayetteville's variety proved to be tougher in a 5-1 heartbreaker between next-door neighbors.The Blue and Gold's goal was made by Shinkle.


The Cardinals were bitten by St. Bernard 4-0 in a non-league game. The Red and White took five shots at the Titan's goal.


The Warriors were also beaten by St. Bernard 2-1 in a non-conference clash. The Red and Gray's goal was gained by Cox.


The Barons were beaten by Winton Woods' Warriors 4-3 in a non-division Fort Ancient Valley contest. Sprague, Kirby and Drennan made the goals for the Clermont countians.

Turpin topped Amelia 6-0 in a Cardinal Division tilt in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The Barons made two shots at the Spartans' goal.

The Blue and White took three shots in each loss to Little Miam's Panthers and Ross' Rams The dual duels were both in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
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