Seth Varner to play baseball at Miami of Ohio

December 30th, 2009    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Seth Varner, Clermont Northeastern High School three-sport star athlete, has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to attend Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he plans to further his education and athletic career.

“I liked the coaches and the campus and I know I can get a good education at Miami,” said Varner. He is undecided about his major course of study, but he will compete in baseball.

Tim and Karen Varner are Seth’s very proud parents.

They said, “Seth made an excellent choice of college. We’re very proud of him. This is a family tradition. . .

“The distance to the school makes it much easier for us to help if he needs us and for us to make all of his home games. The home league (Mid-American Conference) games are all played at night under the lights.”

Seth Varner, Clermont Northeastern baseball star, signs his college letter-of-intent witnessed by, standing from left, CNE head baseball coach Mike Kirk, and Seth
The Varner family is historically one of Clermont County's all-time premier athletic families. The multi-talented athletes are headlined by the first to graduate from Northeastern. Seth's uncle Charlie graduated in 1971 where he was a four-sport (football, basketball, baseball, and track and field) Clermont County League all-star. He went on to Miami (of Ohio) University where he became known as "Chuck." In 1973 he was the most valuable player of the Tangerine Bowl leading the Redskins to a 16-7 victory over Florida. He carried the football 28 times for 157 yards.

Seth has a good possibility of continuing the family's stellar athletic reputation at Miami.

At Clermont Northeastern, Seth was twice a letterman in soccer, and later this school year will earn his third letter in basketball and fourth in baseball. He is a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star on the diamond.

He has played for several champion baseball teams prominent in the area including the Cincinnati Hurricanes and he was an all-tournament selection in the CABA World Series

A couple of baseball games are foremost in his recollections of highlights of an athletic career filled with success.

"Last year we beat Western Brown for the first time in three or four years. I struck out 14 batters against them," he said.

He is very proud of and grateful to individuals most important in his life.

"I have great parents. They raised me well," said the brother of Nathan and Jenna Varner. "All of my coaches taught me things that have benefited me in many good ways."

"Seth is the hardest working kid I've had here at Northeastern," said Mike Kirk, the head baseball coach of the Blue and Gold. "He has a great attitude and is a great leader on and off the field."
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