Clermont countians turned in very respectable performances in the annual Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Tournament. Amelia’s second singles Nick Cardarelli, a junior, won the Flight F championship of his division. He defeated Viator of Miami Valley Christian 6-2, 6-1, Muenz of Madeira 6-2, 5-7, 10-4, and Jimmy McDonough, of Glen Este 6-4, 7-5.
Batavia and New Richmond are the major victors in Clermont County and in their respective divisions of the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity tennis scene. The Batavia winners were Nathan Sisodia (first singles) 6-3, 6-3, Chad Moles (second singles) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0, Alec Bowling (third singles) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, and Luke Bradburn and Jonathan Moon (first doubles) 6-3, 6-4.
Clermont County’s high school fast pitch varsity softball teams are still in almost complete control of their adversaries. Milford junior right hander Sarah Alley has established herself as the E-Gals’ all-time best leader in striking out adversaries. Emily Anderson struck out 12 Barons and Hayle Aselage got two base raps for the Blue and Gold.
Milford’s varsity baseball squad is the champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Eagles dethroned Kings’ Knights 2-0 in a non-conference confrontation. Louie Bruck was the winning pitcher and Wes Minton’s two base raps provided the offensive thrust.
Wayne Stacy is the new head coach coach at Bethel-Tate High School. “This is an exciting opportunity. The success of the last two seasons can be a springboard to this coming season,” said Stacy. “We’re definitely going to stick with a lot of things, but there will be some changes ahead.” A 1986 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Wilmington College in 1991.
McNicholas’ Rockets and Sycamore’s Aviators were the winners at the annual Milford Track and Field Invitational. Michelle Thomas, Glen Este junior, was again outstanding winning three distance events.
Led by Milford, Felicity, and Goshen, Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams continue to increase their number of victories mostly against teams outside the borders of the county and/or out of their respective leagues. The E-Gals edged Anderson’s Redskins 1-0 as winning pitcher Sarah Alley struck out 14 of the enemy and helped herself by driving in and scoring the game’s only run with her home run.
Bethel-Tate and New Richmond have matched each other game for game in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division in recent Clermont County high school baseball play. The Tigers walloped Williamsburg 20-6 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division game. Tyler Hacker was the winning pitcher who received offensive support from Spencer Sutter’s two hits and five runs batted in (RBI), Matt Small’s two hits and four RBI, Jeremy Moss’ and Kevin Poe’s two hits and three RBI each, and Tanner Wolffram’s two hits.
Milford, Batavia, and Bethel-Tate are serving themselves the most success in Clermont County high school varsity tennis competition. Glen Este is winning the majority of its contests and Amelia and New Richmond have registered victories, recently. The Eagles shut out New Richmond 5-0 in a non-conference clash.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams are experiencing a lot of success. In most recent action, Glen Este, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity, Milford, and Williamsburg have won each outing. The Trojans got by East Central (Ind.) 2-1 behind Kelley Benhase’s eight-strikeout performance. Kierstin Gregory’s two hits led the GE offense.