Fifty years ago, in the next to the last year of its existence, Moscow High School enjoyed the finest varsity boys basketball season in the history of the school that had its first graduating class in 1882. Moscow was always, or usually, the high school with the smallest enrollment in Clermont County and therefore found it very difficult to compete against all larger schools. But come the 1957-58 basketball season and the Yellow Jackets were actually favored to win the Clermont County League (CCL) championship.
Exactly 40 years ago, as in all sports of the 1967-68 school year, the county’s respective all-star basketball dream teams were dominated by the class of 1968.
Amelia is the only Clermont County high school that is a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal (FAVC-C) Division. The Barons received a very respectable amount of all-star representation on the respective FAVC-C winter sports dream teams. The Barons’ academic team is the champion of the FAVC.
Caleb Corrill, Batavia High School three-sport star, has signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and play football at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. Corrill began his high school career at New Richmond which he attended before transferring for his last three years at Batavia High School where his father, Jamie, is the principal.
Clermont County athletes were well represented as members of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division winter all-star sports teams. Clermont Northeastern won the varsity boys basketball championship and New Richmond was the champion of wrestling. Following are the Clermont County members of the respective all-star squads.
Clermont County’s winter sports athletes received a good amount of recognition on the various all-star squads of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Following are the Clermont County stars whose light shone bright in the winter night and earned them representation on the respective dream teams. The year of school of each athlete is included.
Glen Este and Milford are the Clermont County high schools that are members of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division. The county’s winter athletes received very good recognition on the FAVC-B all-star squads. Following are the Clermont County’s representatives. The year of school is included.
The following are the Glen Este High School athletes honored for their outstanding work during the winter sports season. Cameron Childs and Taylor Krimmer (co-Most Valuable), Tyler Godfrey (Most Improved), Corey Vestring (110% Award), and Dan Gibbs, Mark Lowery, James Mikolay, Kyle Turner, and Tanner Wolffram (Scholar Athletes).
Quite possibly the greatest positive turnaround in Clermont County sports history may be that of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s women’s basketball team. Last year the Cougars lost 27 games and this year’s team won 27 games.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s men’s basketball team earned third place in the national tournament of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Tournament. The Cougars overcame early season inexperience to qualify for the national championship tournament once again. The USCAA championship finale took place at Southern Maine University, Portland.