Many of Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball squads have been earning victories of late. Bethel-Tate and Goshen have been steadily pulling away from the pack in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division and Glen Este has been gaining victories in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The Tigers clobbered Fayetteville 74-43 in non-conference play on the winners’ court. The Rockets surprisingly led their hosts 19-16 after the first period, but the Tigers recovered to lead 43-28 and 60-37 after the next halts.
Milford’s girls are the champions of swimming and diving in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The E-Gals, led by individual champions Julilyn Brown, a senior, and Margaret Craycraft, a junior, amassed 428 points, Anderson had 396, Loveland 396, Glen Este 80, and Harrison 68. Winton Woods did not participate. Following are the Clermont County placers with their finish and time.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams are struggling. The Wildcats won out over White Oak’s own Wildcats 64-43 in ‘Burg in a non-conference confrontation. The Blue and White was in command throughout 15-4, 34-18, and 51-28.
Five Clermont County grapplers went home with individual weight class titles from the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Wrestling tournaments. Cory Clolinger, Amelia senior 103-pounder, was co-wrestler of the year in the Cardinal Division. He is a four-time FAVC-B champion. Jeff Wiederhold, head coach of Wilmington, won coach of the year honors.
Twenty years ago this month, Paul Dunaway established not only a county record, but also a state record, and a United States record in a high school sport. The sport was wrestling. At the Batavia Invitational, the Goshen High School senior began a streak that lasted three weeks. In that time period he pinned 12 consecutive opponents, which is impressive in itself, but amazingly each match lasted less than 30 seconds.
New Richmond emerged from the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Wrestling Tournament with a very hard-fought victory at Williamsburg High School. The Lions (NR) recorded 165.5 points, Blanchester (B) 161, Western Brown (WB) 134, Batavia (Bat) 109, Goshen (Gos) 102, Bethel-Tate (BT) 84, Clermont Northeastern(CNE) 68, Williamsburg (Wms) 38, and East Clinton (EC) 13.
Amelia, Glen Este, and Milford, Clermont County’s members of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, have been victorious in their recent varsity girls bowling matches. The Barons edged Goshen 1906-1855 in non-league action.
Milford and Glen Este have been the winningest of Clermont County’s varsity boys bowling squads. The Eagles beat Amelia 2439-2273. The Barons’ Zac Vestring rolled the best game with 407. Milford’s Adam Edwards had a 399 and Amelia’s Kyle Clements 391.
Amelia High School will be adding three new members to its sports hall of fame the night of March 2, at the Baron Bash and the 20th Annual Amelia High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner.
Eight former Rockets are the new members of the Clermont Northeastern and Owensville High School Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and dinner will take place March 20 at the former Clermont Northeastern Middle School.