The Midland Bandits qualified for the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) Sandy Koufax Youth World Series. The tournament will take place in Surprise, Ariz., that is located near Phoenix. The Bandits, based in Clermont County at the Midland Fields that are located near Amelia, earned their way to the AABC World Series by winning the East Central Regional Tournament that took place at the Midland Fields that are next door on the west side of Amelia High School.
Marcus Barber, Williamsburg High School senior and standout athlete, has committed himself to continue his education and athletic career at Thomas More College. wo-year lettermen on the track. He also played baseball. He and three teammates share school records in the 400-meter and 800-meter relays. In addition to athletics, he has been a member of the homecoming court. He recalled two senior year highlights of a career filled with such moments.
Ryan Apel, Glen Este High School senior, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to attend Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio. He plans to major in accounting and to play soccer as he continues to further his education. “I picked Tiffin so I could keep playing soccer and I like the people I met there,” said Apel.
Jake Bohanan has signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at King College, Bristol, Tenn. His collegiate plans are to major in accounting and finance and play baseball. “I picked King because its a small college and it has a good baseball program,” Bohanan said.
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.