The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball team is champion once again of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference with a perfect 13-0 record. Clermont County’s Red and Black have been forging ahead through its competition to earn an overall standard of 23-6 overall.
Clermont County will be well represented at this weekend’s respective district wrestling tournaments. A total of 43 Clermont County high school mat standouts advanced to the district level of competition. The best four in each weight class in each sectional qualified for the district tournaments. New Richmond won the Division II sectional hosted by Goshen High School. The Southern Buckeye Conference showed its dominance with all five teams finishing among the top one-half of the 14 squads.
Amelia was the only Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball team to defeat an out-of-county opponent in recent action. The Barons won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division confrontation over Little Miami 71-66. The hosts led the Panthers at each intermission 20-12, 37-33, and 56-49.
Bethel-Tate, unbeaten overall and champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, is adding on to its number of triumphs. Goshen continues to win in the same race and Glen Este continues to advance in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
Many of Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball squads have been earning victories of late. Bethel-Tate and Goshen have been steadily pulling away from the pack in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division and Glen Este has been gaining victories in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The Tigers clobbered Fayetteville 74-43 in non-conference play on the winners’ court. The Rockets surprisingly led their hosts 19-16 after the first period, but the Tigers recovered to lead 43-28 and 60-37 after the next halts.
Milford’s girls are the champions of swimming and diving in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The E-Gals, led by individual champions Julilyn Brown, a senior, and Margaret Craycraft, a junior, amassed 428 points, Anderson had 396, Loveland 396, Glen Este 80, and Harrison 68. Winton Woods did not participate. Following are the Clermont County placers with their finish and time.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams are struggling. The Wildcats won out over White Oak’s own Wildcats 64-43 in ‘Burg in a non-conference confrontation. The Blue and White was in command throughout 15-4, 34-18, and 51-28.
Five Clermont County grapplers went home with individual weight class titles from the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Wrestling tournaments. Cory Clolinger, Amelia senior 103-pounder, was co-wrestler of the year in the Cardinal Division. He is a four-time FAVC-B champion. Jeff Wiederhold, head coach of Wilmington, won coach of the year honors.
Twenty years ago this month, Paul Dunaway established not only a county record, but also a state record, and a United States record in a high school sport. The sport was wrestling. At the Batavia Invitational, the Goshen High School senior began a streak that lasted three weeks. In that time period he pinned 12 consecutive opponents, which is impressive in itself, but amazingly each match lasted less than 30 seconds.
New Richmond emerged from the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Wrestling Tournament with a very hard-fought victory at Williamsburg High School. The Lions (NR) recorded 165.5 points, Blanchester (B) 161, Western Brown (WB) 134, Batavia (Bat) 109, Goshen (Gos) 102, Bethel-Tate (BT) 84, Clermont Northeastern(CNE) 68, Williamsburg (Wms) 38, and East Clinton (EC) 13.