Andrew Applegate, an Amelia High School senior, recently signed a college letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph. He will major in psychology and will compete as a member of the football squad. At the barony, Applegate earned two varsity letters during his standout football career as a defensive lineman and he also lettered in baseball.
Megan Andres, Glen Este High School senior, signed a letter-of-intent to further her education and athletic career at Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio. The standout student-athlete plans to major in medicine and play girls basketball.
The annual Golf Scramble sponsored by Clermont Senior Services took place this month on the Elks Run Golf Course, Batavia Township. Approximately $25,000 was raised with the proceeds going to help support programs that benefit the senior citizens of Clermont County. Awards were earned by the following linksters: Bob Farrell Sr., Dave Nelson, and John Houser (Closest to the Pin).
The Southern Ohio Softball League Mid-Season Tournament has long been over and the regular season competition has come to a conclusion, too. Following are the regular-season and mid-season tournament standings of the respective age groups.
Mike Jefferson, a 2007 Clermont Northeastern High School graduate, was drafted by the New York Mets in the most recent Major League Baseball Draft. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 195-pound left hand pitcher for Louisiana Tech University, was chosen in the 46th round of the 2010 selection process. He is a draft-eligible sophomore at Ruston, La., technical university.
Forty-five years ago, Goshen was the Clermont County League football champion, Batavia won it all in basketball and track and Amelia was baseball champion. Goshen was undefeated during the 1964-65 varsity football season. The Clermont County League gridiron all-stars of 45 years were as follow.
Ken Stewart has been the dominant force in Clermont County and the county’s best representative throughout the United States in Senior Olympics competitions. He explained what keeps him so motivated and involved in competing throughout the United States. “I’m trying to keep this old body moving and I enjoy the competition,” said the 70-year-old who looks much younger than his years.
The 15th Annual Storm Bowling Products Adult Pro-Am Bowling Tournament and Junior Pro-Am Tournament took place at Cherry Grove Lanes. It was held in conjunction with the 10th Annual DeMarko Summer Bowling Camp. Professionals from throughout the United States competed. Following are the best scores and the prize money they earned.
The Miami Hills Swim Club, swimming and diving teams are now 2-0 following a 363-295 victory over the Terrace Park Swim Club in Seven Hills Swim League competition. The winners for the Clermont countians are as follow: Girls 8-under 100-meter medley relay of Megan Loux, Jennifer Kelly, Marcy Smith, and Olivia Pattison.
Milford High School has added four members to its Athletic Hall of Fame. Jason Babinec (class of 1996) lettered three years in football and four in both wrestling and track and field. On the gridiron he was a Greater Miami Conference (GMC) all-star and started in the East-West all-star game.