Only Bethel-Tate and New Richmond have emerged with victories in the early going of the Clermont County high school boys tennis season. The Tigers shut out Clermont Northeastern 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference.. Those victorious in Red and Gray were, in order, first singles through second doubles, Louie Schaljo 6-1, 6-3, Josh Hallgath 6-1, 6-1, Willenbrink by forfeit, Josh Ausman and Tyler Hess 6-3, 6-2, and Harold Houchin and John Houchin 6-1, 6-0.
Jacob Ison, a 2005 graduate of Batavia High School, has just completed a very successful wrestling career at Ohio University (OU). His most recent success was competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships that took place in Omaha, Neb. Ison qualified for the national collegiate championship tournament with an impressive
Glen Este’s varsity girls fast pitch softball team has won its first two games. Amelia, Felicity, Milford, and Williamsburg are also unbeaten in the early-going. The Trojans sunk Seton’s Saints 6-0 behind winning pitcher Kelley Benhase who struck out 18 adversaries in this non-league game. At the plate for GE, Kaylin Steinmetz homered and drove in four runs, Sydney Schwalbach had two hits and Jensen Jeffries two runs batted in.
New Richmond, Batavia, Clermont Northeastern, and Goshen have begun their respective high school varsity baseball seasons flawlessly. The Lions clobbered one of Greater Cincinnati’s legendary high school baseball programs, Western Hills, 13-1. Austin Warden was the winning pitcher.
New Richmond was the champion of the annual Bethel-Tate High School Polar Bear Relays that kicks off the high school track and field season in Clermont County. Clermont County teams dominated the event with all six teams finishing among the top eight in the 12-team event.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College recently held the 20th anniversary celebration of its men’s basketball program. The event, organized by former head coach and athletic director Phil Sinkovich, consisted of a basketball game among the former Cougars and a post-game luncheon.
Jennifer Trame, Milford High School senior, has signed a letter-of-intent to continue her stellar golf career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati. She plans to major in social work. A four-year letter earner on the links, she was twice the E-Gals’ most valuable player and earned the Eagle Award that is for hard work, dedication and discipline.
Westley Minton, Milford High School two-sport star, will continue his education and baseball career at Parkland College, Champaign, Ill. The son of Dan and Carrie Minton is as yet undecided about his major course of study.
Bob Clousson remembers it well. The former Batavia High School and Glen Este High School head varsity basketball coach was the starting center for the University of West Virginia in its 1959 National College Athletic Association championship basketball game.
Goshen’s Warriors won the kick-off to the Clermont County high school track and field season at the Annual Bethel-Tate Polar Bear Relays. County teams just about completely dominated the meet with the best five squads’ totals being recorded by Clermont teams. Goshen tallied 79.5 points, New Richmond 72, Glen Este 58, Bethel-Tate 53, Williamsburg 49.5.