Sports Archive

New Richmond’s Duncan pitching for Houston Astros’ New York farm club

David Duncan, former New Richmond High School athletic standout, was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 152nd player selected overall. The 2005 Lion High graduate was a Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division all-star in both baseball and basketball. He also lettered in golf. On the diamond, he was the SBC-A Player of the Year three times. The 6-foot, 9-inch, 230-pound left hand pitcher was rated as the 40th best high school senior diamondman in the United States and the best prospect in Ohio. His career record on the mound for coach Brian Benzinger and the Red and Black was 40-5 with 299 strikeouts in 200 innings and a 0.93 earned run average.

GE football began in the Clermont County League in 1963

It seems hard to believe I was just in the eighth grade the fall of the 1963-64 school year. Following are the Clermont County League football all-stars of that season.

Tealtown and Milford dominate 63rd Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament

The 63rd Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament is completed. The county’s two largest franchises, Tealtown and Milford, respectively, combined for eight of the 15 class and division championships. Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, Williamsburg, and Withamsville-Tobasco captured one title each.

Union Township man earned gold in men’s gymnastics in 1984

Following are the 14 Clermont Countians who were directly involved in the fierce competition to become a member of or were members of the United States Olympic teams. Brown, Stanley – Brown was a swimming official in the 1976 and 1984 games.

Clermont County’s contributions to U.S. Olympic success have been outstanding

The Summer Games of the Olympics are upon us. It is a time to remember those Clermont countians who were a definite part in representing the United States in this most prestigious of world-wide athletic events. One of those from Clermont County is Ken Stewart, a resident of Batavia Township. Stewart has been recognized for many years as one of the county’s outstanding sportsmen. At Batavia High School, from where he graduated in 1958, he was a letterman in football, basketball, track and field (as a sprinter) and baseball. After graduating from Ohio University, he began his teaching and high school coaching career at Amelia High School beginning the 1964-65 school year. He taught many fields of science. He ranks as one of the county’s all-time most successful coaches. He has many times been chosen by his peers as the Clermont County League (CCL) coach of the year in track and field, cross country and tennis. He and Frank Conyers served as the first wrestling coaches in Amelia High School history and he led the Barons to being the best defensive football team in the CCL several times.

Twenty-one Clermont countians earn medals for athletic talent in Ohio Special Olympics games

A total of 21 Clermont County athletes returned home with 23 medals earned from the Annual Ohio Special Olympics Games. This special Olympics took place at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.

Georg rolls over competition for bowling crown

The 2008 Storm Pro-Am Regional took place this month at Clermont County’s Cherry Grove Lanes. The victor of this prestigious bowling tournament was determined by each individual’s three game scores, his associated professional’s three game scores, and a handicap.

Clermont County Knothole teams winding down season; Johnston family benefit is Aug. 9

The 63rd annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament has quickly approached the championship finale in each respective division. The Clermont County Knothole community is saddened by the sudden death of former coach Eric Johnston. His sons, Eric (13) and Aaron (9), play for the Tealtown organization.

County Knothole Tournament is just about completed

The 63rd Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament is just about completed. The county Knothole community is saddened by the sudden death of former coach Eric Johnston. His sons, Eric (13) and Aaron (9) play for the Tealtown organization. There will be a car wash to help benefit the family. It will take place Aug. 9 at the Eastgate Pep Boys 10 a.m. – 3 p. m.

Smith pitches shut out ball at the Reds

Joe Smith, one of the most common of male names for English-speaking people, but a very uncommon athletic talent. The 2002 Amelia High School graduate made his first appearance at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park during a four-game series, July 17-20, when Smith’s team, the New York Mets, squared off against the Redlegs.


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