Rick McMullen has been selected as the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Amelia High School. He replaces Craig Mazzaro for whom he served on his staff as a varsity assistant coach. McMullen began his coaching career in 1980 when he became the varsity and reserve boys basketball coach at White Oak High School, Mowrystown, Ohio.
Brian McMonigle has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at New Richmond High School. McMonigle graduated from New Richmond High in 1998 and the University of Cincinnati in 2002 earning a degree in social studies secondary education. He will be a member of the faculty at his alma mater. The new head man of the male Lions’ cage program was a three-sport Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in football, basketball, and baseball, and he also played soccer his first two years of high school.
Dan McKibben is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Williamsburg High School. McKibben is a 1988 graduate of Williamsburg High. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in basketball and baseball. His varsity basketball coach was present Williamsburg athletic director Jim Dyer under whom McKibben proudly points out the Wildcats won a school record 18 games his senior year.
The annual 5K Run/Walk took place in Williamsburg as part of the June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. Derek Jones and Rocky Mitchell, graduates of Williamsburg High School, turned in the best running times of the day. The event took place mostly over the new Batavia-Williamsburg Trail located in East Fork State Park.
A trio of Clermont countians have enjoyed a successful summer, thus far, with their wrestling competition. Each qualified for Team Ohio in Greco-Roman. Jeff Elam, who will be a senior at Batavia High School, competes in the 215-pound weight class.
Milford High School’s varsity boys volleyball team, the only one in Clermont County, has finished its regular season schedule very strong. The Eagles wrapped up their schedule with a 17-6 record. The Red and White were close to being unbeatable, after a slow start, by being victorious in 16 of their final 18 contests.
Trevor Foster and Scott Lefker have become the first co-head football coaches in Clermont County high school history. Both graduates of Williamsburg High School, they have stated they want to return their alma mater to its glory days of football. Now the vice-president of the Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association (WJAA), he graduated from WHS in 1992. As a Wildcat he was a four-year letterman and Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) all-star in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to star on the University of Cincinnati gridiron and was most noted for being an excellent long-snapper. Today he is the president of the WJAA. He graduated from ‘Burg High in 1989. Uniformed in Blue and White he earned 10 varsity letters in football, wrestling and baseball and was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star on the gridiron and mat.
The Union Township Board of Trustees approved a bid from Barrett Paving for the Schoolhouse Road Improvement Project during its meeting Tuesday, June 23.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s women’s fast pitch softball team earned a record of six wins and 10 losses for the 2009 season. The Red and Black was 5-7 (fourth place) in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC).
The tournaments have come to a conclusion, but many of the Clermont County high school varsity baseball teams should be recognized for their strong finishes. These include Glen Este, New Richmond, Milford, and Goshen. The Trojans, champions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, took it to outsider West Carrollton 8-7 behind the pitching of Brandon Fuller.