As the approach of the holidays speeds up, the sports schedules of Clermont County’s high school teams begin to slow down accordingly.
Milford skimmed by Glen Este 46-44 in an inner-county, next door neighbor showdown in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
The visiting E-Gals were in command at each intermission 11-4, 21-18, and 36-27 before the Trojans gathered together for a determined rally in the last eight minutes of the fray to close the gap considerably.
The Red and White recorded another triumph, this one over another next door neighbor, Mariemont, in a non-league tilt.
Sophomore forward Kelly Yee's 12 points spearheaded the Clermont countians to quarter leads of 9-4, 24-8, and 40-14 over the Warriors.
Amelia annihilated Clermont Northeastern 70-39 in Owensville.
The Barons owned leads of 18-11, 40-19, and 37-30 at the conclusion of each stanza in this non-conference, inner-county clash.
For the Blue and White, Morgan Sperry, senior forward, made 16 points, Kymmy Simon, sophomore guard, 13, and Brittany Broughton, senior forward, 12. For the Blue and Gold, Alexis Schmidt, junior forward, accounted for 15 points.
This game marked the first win for new Amelia head coach Tara Kaiser and her assistants Mark Crouse and Todd Wells. Kaiser (nee Shepherd) and Crouse are both graduates of Amelia and members of the Barons' athletic hall of fame.
Batavia outlasted New Richmond in a non-division encounter of the Southern Buckeye Conference played on the Green and White's hardwood.
The Bulldogs held sway all the way 10-5, 22-18, and 28-25.
Sophomore guard and forward Abby Hericks' 10 points powered the victors' offense and junior center and forward Lindsay Blankenship threw in 13 and sophomore guard Mikaela Rupp 12 for the vanquished.