Many of Clermont County’s high school varsity boys soccer teams have begun with some success. Milford, Batavia, and Bethel-Tate have yet to taste defeat as of the time of this report. Glen Este and New Richmond have also registered victories.
Batavia and Milford have been unbeaten in recent Clermont County high school girls varsity soccer play. New Richmond and Bethel-Tate have also been winning the majority of its games. The Bulldogs’ offense scorched the nets to emerge victorious over Felicity 8-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game.
Glen Este and Batavia joined the winners’ ranks during Week Four of the Clermont County high school varsity football season. New Richmond is the last undefeated team in the county and Amelia and Milford were handed their first losses of the 2008 campaign. Glen Este and Batavia joined the winners’ ranks during Week Four of the Clermont County high school varsity football season. New Richmond is the last undefeated team in the county and Amelia and Milford were handed their first losses of the 2008 campaign.
The annual Scott McDowell Memorial River Run and Walk took place as part of the annual New Richmond River Days Celebration. The event honors the memory of an outstanding three-sport athlete who graduated New Richmond High School. The overall winners were New Richmond area residents Timmy Hall who crossed the finish line in 18-minutes and 55-seconds and Emily Erdman who clocked in at 22:30.
Earlier this month Clermont County was host to another former Olympian, Grand Master Hwa Chong. Chong attended the Eastgate Martial Arts Club’s 19th Promotional Testing. He took part by conducting and overseeing the testing. Chong, a native of Seoul, South Korea, was the United States’ first Olympic coach of Tae Kwon Do when the sport was first recognized as an Olympic sport for the 1992 games that took place in Barcelona, Spain.
Clermont County’s three varsity high school girls golf teams have begun their respective 2008 campaigns. The Trojans lost their season opener to Loveland’s Tigers 209-243 in Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division play that took place at Hickory Woods Golf Club.
Amelia was the champion of the first Eastside Challenge Golf Tournament that took place at Friendly Meadows Golf Course. The season-opening tournament was formerly known as the old Clermont County League Tournament.
New Richmond, Milford, and Amelia were the only Clermont County varsity football winners for Week One of the gridiron campaign. All five of the county’s new head football coaches went without a win. New Richmond had little trouble in disposing of Deer Park 28-0. The Lions lead all the way with quarter scores of 7-0, 21-0, and 28-0.
Jim Dyer is the new athletic director at Williamsburg High School. He replaces Ron Ogden who resigned the position to take over the head football coaching job at Batavia High School. This is Dyer’s second round at the athletic director’s position having previously served from 1997 until 2005 when Ogden took over after coming to ‘Burg from the Batavia School District. Dyer has been a member of the Williamsburg School District faculty for 33 years.
Doug Foote is the new athletic director at New Richmond High School. He replaces Pat Hill who served at New Richmond for 35 years. Foote is a local boy having grown up in Lynchburg, Highland County, Ohio. He is a 1977 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School where he participated on the Mustangs’ volleyball, basketball, and baseball teams.