Following is a mini-sports bio of “The Clermont Sun’s” very well-qualified football predictors for the 2009-10 Clermont County high school varsity football season. Bill Deavers (New Richmond High School class of 1978). He was a Clermont County League all-star in football, wrestling, and track and field and a district qualifier in the latter two. He was honored by New Richmond Youth Football as their most respected senior player in 1978 and held the school record for most tackles in a game and season. He is a member of the New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Clermont County’s autumn sports squads have been competing on the sectional, district, regional, and state levels. Milford defeated Western Brown 7-0 on the winners’ home field. Netting the goals for the E-Gals were C. G. Bryant with two, and Price, Lindsey Bartsch, Kelly Yee, Ashli Bowling, and Katie Matson one each.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s volleyball team earned the first championship recognized in the Ohio College Athletic Conference (OCAC). This is the first championship awarded in any sport in this conference that is in its first year of existence.
Bethel-Tate paced Clermont County in the Southern Buckeye Conference boys and girls cross country championships that took place in Bethel. The Tigers were a very close runner-up in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division race. The Red and Gray’s Lance Lambert, a senior, was the number-one finisher among the American Division male harriers. Leading the county among the National Division distancemen was Batavia’s Daniel Chandler.
Michelle Thomas, Glen Este junior, was the individual champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) girls cross country championship races that took place at Harrison High School. As she has accomplished all season, Thomas won the run by a very comfortable margin of one-minute and seven seconds. Thomas completed the 3.1-mile course in 18-minutes, 50-seconds.
Despite some good individual efforts, not one of Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball teams has emerged with a winning record in recent competition. The regular season has come to an end and all 10 of the Clermont County high school varsity contingents are now contending for sectional tournament championships in their respective divisions.
Milford’s varsity girls and boys water polo teams have again proven themselves to be statewide powers. They both placed among the top four in Ohio at the state tournament that took place last weekend at Mason High School.
Goshen, varsity football champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A), beat Bethel-Tate 29-0 before a happy home crowd. Goshen (7-2 overall 4-0 SBC-A) was ahead of Bethel (4-5, 0-4) at each intermission 14-0, 14-0, and 21-0. Jamie Ashcraft tallied twice for the Red and Gray on rushes of two and one yard, David Prewitt dove over from the one, and Marcus Casey scored on a five-yard run. Josh Webb kicked three conversion points.
Moeller’s Crusaders won the 15-team tournament with a total of 297 shots, Milford was sixth with 317, Amelia, 12th, 372, and Glen Este, 15th, 432. Tyler Wade, Milford junior, was the lone Clermont County qualifier for the district tournament. He shot a 74.
Several of Clermont County’s outstanding high school varsity girls tennis stars advanced three rounds in their respective sectional tournaments. In singles competition, junior Sarah Parrish of Glen Este defeated two adversaries before being eliminated.