Clermont County’s high school varsity cross country teams have completed their respective conference championship runs of late and this was recently followed in the next weekend by the sectional races.
Goshen, New Richmond, and Williamsburg were Clermont County’s only winners in Week Nine of the high school varsity football season. Goshen (8-1) further secured its claim to a berth in the Division II state football playoffs with a convincing 55-0 victory over visiting Clermont Northeastern (1-8) in a Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division game.
For the second consecutive year the University of Cincinnati Clermont College (UC Clermont) women’s volleyball team has earned a berth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament. The national showdown will take place Oct. 25-27 at Taylor University, Fort Wayne, Ind.
About the best that can be said for Clermont countians’ efforts in the Southern Buckeye Conference cross country championship races is that the county did turn in some respectable individual performances. Western Brown was the team champion with 18 points and New Richmond had 56. Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Goshen did not compete with complete five-man rosters.
Milford’s varsity boys team was the only Clermont County squad to run off with a conference cross country championship last Saturday. The Eagles captured the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division crown by scoring 26 points, Loveland garnered 35, Anderson 78, Glen Este 111, Harrison 120, and Winton Woods 167.
Milford’s varsity male golfers earned a share of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division championship. Finishing second in the conference and second in the conference tournament earned the Eagles a tie for first with the FAVC’s system of determining its golf champions. The FAVC awards points for a school’s finish in head-to-head conference competition and in the tournament.
Goshen, Amelia, and New Richmond were the only Clermont County high school varsity football teams to win last Friday night in yet another week of a barrage of high scoring extravaganzas. There was a superb goal line stand at the end of one game, though. Goshen (7-1) returned from Blanchester with an extremely important Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) non-division victory and the King of the Road trophy.
Ed Stewart became the winningest head coach in Clermont County sports history last Thursday night (Oct. 11) when his Williamsburg Wildcat varsity volleyball team defeated Blanmchester’s Wildcats 25-21, 25-13, 25-13 on the winners’ court. The Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game was the 500th career victory for Stewart.
New Richmond and Milford both recorded a trio of victories with no defeats in the most recent encounters of Clermont County’s high school varsity boys soccer teams. The Lions and Batavia have both clinched their respective division titles of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
Come next week Clermont County should be reaching another of its athletic milestones. This one will belong to Ed Stewart and the Williamsburg High School volleyball program. Following a home victory over Lockland’s Panthers on Oct. 2, Stewart has now amassed a total of 497 varsity volleyball victories. His overall record is 497 victories and 168 losses (.747 winning percentage).