In recognition of his 26 years of service to the Batavia wrestling program on all levels, the Batavia Wrestling Invitational Tournament will now also be known as the Steve Shinkle Invitational. Shinkle, an industrial technology instructor, will be retiring from the Batavia Local School District at the conclusion of the 2006-07 school year. He actually began his wrestling career as a Bulldog varsity wrestler.
Clermont County’s high school varsity wrestling teams are hard at work preparing for their respective conference tournaments. The Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Tournament will take place Feb. 10 at Clermont Northeastern High School.
Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern’s varsity girl cagers remain serious contenders in the championship races of their respective conferences.
Amelia head basketball coach Craig Mazzaro has experienced just two losing seasons in his 13 years with the Barons. The 1978 Amelia graduate and Clermont County League all-star cager and baseball first baseman, said, “We can’t get on a roll.
Milford achieved the championship of its own wrestling invitational (MIT) for the first time in 17 years. The Red and White placed 12 of its 14 competitors. A total of 42 Clermont County grapplers placed in the tournament.
Tournament time for Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams is upon us. Three of the county’s squads will get underway right away. Goshen (number-two seed) versus New Richmond (number-12 seed), Feb. 13, 6 p. m., at Mason High School. Both teams are members of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Goshen is in first place in the division. Junior forward-center Staci Hicks is one of Greater Cincinnati’s leaders in scoring, rebounding, and steals, senior forward-guard Jessica McFarland and junior guard Kim Steele are area leaders in assists and steals.
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Goshen held onto its lead in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC-A) after beating Batavia 68-52 in a non-division confrontation that took place on the winners’ court.
The class of 2007 of the New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame includes, left to right, Terri Carter Flamm (New Richmond class of 1986), Justin Fender (2002), Adam Moler (2001), and Bill Wildey (1968, “Pride of the Lions” award). Not pictured is Robby Abbott (2001).
The girls basketball campaign is not far from sectional tournament time and Clermont County’s teams are trying to reach their peak at the prime time of the season. Goshen gored Williamsburg 78-30 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division game that took place in ‘Burg.