Bethel-Tate, Goshen, Milford, and Williamsburg were the victors among Clermont County’s high school varsity boys basketball squads in the most recent action that is experiencing a very abbreviated schedule of confrontations due to the holiday season. Bethel-Tate returned from Highland County with a 67-52 overtime victory over Lynchburg-Clay.
New Richmond boys and girls varsity swimming teams began their 2009-10 campaign by placing third at Cincinnati Country Day School. Greenfield McClain won both the boys and girls divisions of competition. The Tiger boys had 116 points and New Richmond 75. The Tiger girls gathered 131 points and New Richmond 38.
As the approach of the holidays speeds up, the sports schedules of Clermont County’s high school teams begin to slow down accordingly. Milford skimmed by Glen Este 46-44 in an inner-county, next door neighbor showdown in the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The visiting E-Gals were in command at each intermission 11-4, 21-18, and 36-27 before the Trojans gathered together for a determined rally in the last eight minutes of the fray to close the gap considerably.
The new head coach at the barony is Craig Mazzaro, who formerly was the very successful head coach of the Amelia boys basketball program. The Blue and White began the campaign with a 2274-2121 loss to McNicholas’ Rockets in non-league play. Vestring led all bowlers with his two-game total of 416 pins.
Glen Este’s male varsity cagers continue their unblemished ways having racked up four consecutive victories. Finneytown was a flop trying to top the Trojans. The Purple and White won out over their hosts 59-43 commanding quarter leads of 14-11, 26-17, and 39-30 in this non-conference contest.
The first half of the high school girls varsity basketball season has been rather dismal for most of Clermont County’s teams. In the most recent action, not one of the county’s team’s victories came against someone outside the county.
The two most favored teams to win the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division boys basketball championship met last Friday evening at Goshen and visiting Bethel-Tate emerged victorious 56-45. In a very poor shooting game from the field and the line, the Warriors led 7-5 and 21-20 after the first two intermissions, but the Tigers were in control 35-28 after three quarters of action.
The Amelia High School Athletic Department has recently honored its outstandiing autumn sports athletes.
Batavia took the team title of the annual Bob Guy Wrestling Invitational that took place at Williamsburg High School. The New Richmond Lions defeated three of the five foes faced in the Roger Bacon Duals.
The Milford High School Athletic Department has recently honored the most deserving of its outstanding autumn sports athletes.