The following is a list of Clermont County’s track and field state champions, individual and team.
Clermont County athletes and teams dominated the Polar Bear Relays that took place in cold weather at Bethel-Tate High School. New Richmond was the champion with 77 points, Goshen had 67, Williamsburg 64, Glen Este 59, Covington Holmes (Ky.) 39, Bethel-Tate 34, Eastern 26, Reading 25, Ripley 18, and Mariemont 17.
The second class of inductees into the Williamsburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame added six new members to the lair this year. Dennis Butts (class of 1972) lettered in football and basketball. On the gridiron the offensive end earned all-Clermont County League, All-District and All-Ohio honors.
Alex Gulick, Milford High School senior and football standout, was recently honored with yet another honor. Gulick has been named as a McDonald’s Tri-State High School Football McScholar-Athlete.
The New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame grew by four following the induction of the class of 2008. Jack Tucker (class of 1976) lettered in golf, basketball, and tennis. He was a Clermont County League all-star in each sport. He was captain of the basketball and tennis teams his senior year, the same year he led the Lions in scoring and free throw percentage on the hardwood.
The Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame recently increased its membership by seven with the induction of the class of 2008. Allene and Pauline Abbott (class of 1930), each played four years of varsity basketball. The Tigers were Clermont County League champions all four years (1927-30). The twin sisters totaled scoring 5,068 between them.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College will be fielding its first-ever baseball team this spring. The Cougars, members of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC), have a full schedule and a complete roster that includes seven Clermont County high school graduates.
The Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference (SBC) has let it be known to some area high schools its interest in expanding the number of its members. One of those schools invited to a recent meeting with SBC officials was Amelia High School. Amelia is a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) Cardinal Division.
Fifty years ago, in the next to the last year of its existence, Moscow High School enjoyed the finest varsity boys basketball season in the history of the school that had its first graduating class in 1882. Moscow was always, or usually, the high school with the smallest enrollment in Clermont County and therefore found it very difficult to compete against all larger schools. But come the 1957-58 basketball season and the Yellow Jackets were actually favored to win the Clermont County League (CCL) championship.
Exactly 40 years ago, as in all sports of the 1967-68 school year, the county’s respective all-star basketball dream teams were dominated by the class of 1968.