There is a drive to divide Division I Ohio high schools into two new separate sections. Thoughts about this have existed for many years. It was not too long ago there was a proposal to separate private schools from public schools in state tournament competition because non-public schools recruit good athletes from a much broader area than from which the public schools can draw.
Not one of the Clermont County high school varsity football teams qualified for the state playoffs. In Week 10, the final week of the regular season, just two of the county’s grid squads emerged victorious – Bethel-Tate and Clermont Northeastern. Thank goodness the gasoline prices have become a little cheaper, Bethel-Tate and Goshen did a lot of traveling and one, New Richmond, hosted a team that came a long way.
Milford runs away with FAVC-B cross country crowns; Bever and Thomas win individual laurels – Lions do well in SBC-A
Clermont County teams and individuals did well in their respective conference cross country championship races. Milford is the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division champion in both boys and girls cross country. The male Eagles scored 34 points, Anderson 48, Loveland 54, Glen Este 112, and Harrison 115. Winton Woods did not enter a full five-man team. Austin Bever of Milford was the individual champion with a time of 16 minutes, 12.30 seconds.
Girls volleyball and soccer are successful in tournament action; Amelia kickers pull off major upset – boys are kicked around
Clermont County’s varsity volleyball and boys and girls soccer teams are now competing in their respective sectional tournaments. The major highlight of the tournament for county teams, thus far, was Amelia’s upset victory over seeded and city-ranked Mount Notre Dame in girls soccer.
It was a bleak week for most of Clermont County’s high school varsity football teams. Only Glen Este, Goshen, and Williamsburg emerged victorious. It took the Trojans (5-4 overall, 2-2 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye) an incredibly exciting overtime period, but they won out over host Harrison 31-30.
Batavia, Milford, and Goshen’s girls varsity soccer teams have turned in the best showings of late. New Richmond has been above .500 in recent action. The Bulldogs blasted Blanchester’s Wildcats 7-2 in Southern Buckeye Conference National Division play. Sarah Smith netted four points and Holly Harris accounted for the other three in this victory.
The varsity girls golf season is coming to an end for Clermont County’s varsity teams. In the Division I Tournament that took place at Walden Pond Golf Course, Milford finished fifth among 12 teams with a total of 403 strokes. Mason’s Comets were the champions with 305.
Milford, the state-ranked and locally feared, boys soccer power heads the way for itself and several other very successful Clermont County high school varsity teams. Batavia and Bethel-Tate are also enjoying banner years and New Richmond is showing great and rapid improvement.
Williamsburg wins first game, CNE on winning streak, New Richmond preparing for showdown against Western Brown
Williamsburg won its first game of the year and Clermont Northeastern won its second consecutive game to highlight Week Eight of the Clermont County high school varsity football season. The Wildcats (1-7 overall and 1-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division) waited until ousting arch-rival Batavia (1-7 overall and 0-2 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division) before winning its first game of the campaign 21-14.
Glen Este’s girls and boys cross country teams win invitationals; Amelia’s Harrell spearheads male cross country runners
Josh Harrell, Amelia senior was the premier distance runner in the annual New Richmond Cross Country Invitational. Teamwise, New Richmond was in the forefront of Clermont County teams in both the boys and girls 3.1-mile runs. Amelia coach Shane Heikenfeld is pleased with his charges’ efforts. Beth Wilson, a junior, is the Barons’ best female runner.