Milford and New Richmond’s girls completed their regularly-scheduled girls soccer seasons extremely strong. Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, and Batavia also played above .500 ball the final pre-tournament contests. The E-Gals downed Glen Este 4-1 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division duel. Bryant scored twice and Fallon and Wolcott once for the victors and J. J. Pullens scored for the vanquished.
The regular-scheduled season has come to an end for Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball season. New Richmond, Williamsburg, Milford, and Batavia won the majority of their final battles and Goshen broke even.
Honors and accolades continue to come in quickly especially after the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s women’s volleyball team turned in yet another very respectable performance on the national level of competition.
Bethel-Tate and Milford were the county’s .500-plus teams in the final regularly-scheduled games of the varsity girls tennis season. Amelia and Batavia broke even. The Tigers swept Clermont Northeastern 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.
A very disappointing 28-7 loss to the Springfield Shawnee Braves brought a conclusion to what had otherwise been a most successful varsity football season for Goshen’s Warriors. The Red and Gray, who finished with a very respectable overall slate of 8-3, lost the Division III state football playoff game at Jim Brown Stadium, Goshen.
A 28-12 loss to Logan Elm’s Braves brought an end to a superb season for the New Richmond varsity football team. The Lions, who finished 9-2, trailed at the end of each quarter 14-6, 28-6, and 28-6. The 9-2 standard was the best among Clermont County’s high school varsity football teams. Junior quarterback Garrett Myers scored both of the touchdowns for the Red and Black on respective rushes of 10 and one yard.
Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este High School junior, finished fourth in the Division I state championship cross country race. The 5k run took place at Scioto Downs, Columbus. This season marks the third consecutive year that Thomas well-represented Glen Este and Clermont County in the state championship showdown.
Batavia enjoyed the strongest regular-season finish (undefeated) among Clermont County’s high school boys varsity soccer squads. Bethel-Tate and New Richmond also finished their respective schedules going over .500. The Bulldogs whitewashed Western Brown 5-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division game. M Walker scored two goals and Will Walker, Smith, and Knauer netted one apiece. O’Brien’s two saves preserved the shutout.
Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este junior, will be making her third venture to Columbus for the girls Division I Ohio state cross country championship race. She will be the only Clermont countian competing in the state capital Saturday. She earned her trip to Columbus by winning the Southwest Regional in Troy. Her time of 18-minutes and 35-seconds put her a full 15 seconds ahead of the runner-up harrier.
For the first time in Clermont County sports history, two of the high school varsity football squads qualified for the state playoffs the same year and in the same division. Goshen was the number-one team in Division 3 Region 12 and New Richmond also qualified by concluding among the best eight (fifth) in the region. This also marks the first time a county team has finished on the top rung of the Harbin Ratings