Despite a wicked weather-shortened schedule, some high school varsity boys basketball games have been played in Clermont County. Batavia, Glen Este, Goshen, and New Richmond have stepped forward with victories.
The Invincible Gym, in Hamersville, is the site of many talented athletes who are pursuing invincibility in the field of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Shaun Asher, a former stellar prep athlete who graduated from Goshen High School and played on the University Ciincinnati Clermont College basketball team, is one of those in the forefront to earn titles and laurels in the MMA.
The New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame has been increased by a quartet of very deserving members to its very talented membership. Jeremy Dees (class of 1993) was a four-year letterman in track and field and a two-year letterman in football. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in both sports (track four years). At one time he held or shared school records in the hurdles and relays.
Thomas Gibson has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Northwest Ohio, Lima. The son of Thomas and Barbara Gibson plans to major in sports management and to play baseball. “The campus is amazing and baseball is brand new there so I’ll get the chance to start right at the beginning,” said the Goshen High School senior.
The Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball action has been very abbreviated of late due to the holiday season. Glen Este downed arch-rival Amelia in Troy 54-49. The Trojans were up at all stops 20-10, 37-26, and 43-29 in this non-division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
Bethel-Tate, the leader of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division boys basketball race, keeps on keeping on. The Fighting Tigers have added another three victories to its impressive total. Bethel-Tate easily overcame visiting Clermont Northeastern 65-42 in a game of the American Division of the Southern Buckeye.
Clermont County wrestlers turned in very respectable performances at the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Tournament that took place at Harrison High School. This prestigious tournament admits only the finest high school wrestling programs in Greater Cincinnati.
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.
Ryan Anstaett, Batavia High School baseball star, recently signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at Lake Erie College, Cleveland. He plans to major in the field of education.
Alex Lewis, New Richmond High School senior, has signed a college letter-of-intent to further his education and his swimming career at Cleveland State University. He plans to major in physics. At New Richmond High School, he became the third Lion swimming star to advance to the collegiate level of competition in the sport.