Goshen is a community that is very proud of many things including its history and its new athletic facilities. Presently, the newly constructed and the still under construction Goshen athletic facilities are making history themselves.
Forty years ago (1967-68 school year), the Clermont County high school varsity football season was senior dominated and was highlighted by two All-Ohio choices and two future National Football League (NFL) draftees.
Starting last Friday night, Milford and Loveland high schools began playing for a victory bell that will belong for one year to the winner of the annual Milford-Loveland varsity football game. Miami Township trustee Ken Tracy very recently came up with an idea to promote more athletic competition between the two public high schools that have students living in the township.
Goshen is playoff bound to headline Clermont County’s Week Ten of high school varsity football action. The Warriors will host the Lemon-Monroe Fighting Hornets on Friday Nov. 2, beginning at 7:30 p. m., in the first round of the Division III state playoffs.
Tournament competition is all over the place for Clermont County’s varsity volleyball, girls soccer, and boys soccer teams.
Clermont County’s high school varsity cross country teams have completed their respective conference championship runs of late and this was recently followed in the next weekend by the sectional races.
Goshen, New Richmond, and Williamsburg were Clermont County’s only winners in Week Nine of the high school varsity football season. Goshen (8-1) further secured its claim to a berth in the Division II state football playoffs with a convincing 55-0 victory over visiting Clermont Northeastern (1-8) in a Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division game.
For the second consecutive year the University of Cincinnati Clermont College (UC Clermont) women’s volleyball team has earned a berth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament. The national showdown will take place Oct. 25-27 at Taylor University, Fort Wayne, Ind.
About the best that can be said for Clermont countians’ efforts in the Southern Buckeye Conference cross country championship races is that the county did turn in some respectable individual performances. Western Brown was the team champion with 18 points and New Richmond had 56. Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Goshen did not compete with complete five-man rosters.
Milford’s varsity boys team was the only Clermont County squad to run off with a conference cross country championship last Saturday. The Eagles captured the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division crown by scoring 26 points, Loveland garnered 35, Anderson 78, Glen Este 111, Harrison 120, and Winton Woods 167.