His next win will be a biggie, the most any coach has ever recorded through an entire coaching career in Clermont County. Jon Callebs’ next victory as the head coach of the New Richmond Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team will be his 400th. He began his coaching career during the 1969-70 school year when he taught mathematics and physical education at Moscow Junior High School, enrollment-wise the smallest junior high school in Clermont County. His Yellow Jackets were 2-6. After four years at Moscow, Callebs became the seventh grade boys cage coach at New Richmond Junior High.
The Batavia varsity boys soccer squad continues to maintain its stranglehold on the Southern Buckeye Conference National (small school) Division. The Bulldogs wrapped up their most recent campaign with an overall record of 12-2-3 and the Green and White was 9-0-2 in the conference clashes.
Goshen’s varsity volleyball team garnered a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division crown paced by a most talented group of seniors. In addition, the Warriors were also a finalist in the Division III sectional tournament.
Milford’s varsity boys cross country squad is the champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) Buckeye Division. The results of the conference championship meet were Milford 34, Anderson 48, Loveland 54, Glen Este 112, and Harrison 115. Winton Woods did not participate in the meet.
New Richmond has earned the Southern Buckeye Conference American (big school) Division varsity girls tennis championship. The Lions concluded the regular season with an 11-1 record, all of the games were in the conference.
Bethel-Tate’s varsity boys soccer team won the school’s first varsity championship in that sport. The title earned this season ended a long streak of conference crowns won by New Richmond. The fighting Tigers concluded their banner year with an overall record of 12-2-3 and 8-0-2 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American (big school) Division (SBC-A).
Thirty years ago the fall sports all-star dream teams of the Clermont County League were filled with great talent. Following are the all-star squads of the 1978-79 school year.
It has been a long time since two Clermont County female cross country stars competed in the state championship meet at the same time. The last two were Tina DeMaris of Bethel-Tate, now the head girls cross country coach at Western Brown High School, and Danielle Greenwald of Clermont Northeastern.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s volleyball team gained fifth place in the United States College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament that took place in Fort Wayne, Ind. In the opening round of Pool Play, the Cougars defeated Penn State – Fayette 25-16, 25-18, 25-14. In the second round, the Red and Black was set back by Spalding University (Louisville, Ky.) 25-17, 25-16, 25-13.
Lance Lambert of Bethel-Tate was the first Clermont County male finisher in the Small School division of the Princeton Invitational. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 18-minutes, 56-seconds to earn second place overall.