Clermont County will be represented by five of its finest athletes in this weekend’s state track and field championship meets that will take place at Ohio State University, Columbus. The best four finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and the top eight in each event scored points for their respective team. The Regional took place at the University of Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.
An incredibly successful season came to a conclusion when Williamsburg’s fast pitch softball team was eliminated by Pleasant Hill Newton 4-0 in the Division IV Regional championship game. The classic struggle took place at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City. The Indians out hit the Wildcats seven to four, but it was five errors that helped spell defeat for the Clermont countians. Both teams left five runners on base.
The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division (FAVC-C) all-star squads have been selected by the head coaches of each respective sport. Amelia is a the only Clermont County member of the FAVC-C. Following are the Barons who were chosen for these teams; included is their year in school.
The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-B) all-star squads have been chosen. Glen Este and Milford are the Clermont County members of the FAVC-B. Following are the Eagles and Trojans who were chosen to these teams; included is their year in school.
Jeff Elam, Batavia High School senior, has signed a college letter-of-intent to continue his education and football career at Centre College, Danville, Ky. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 210-pound Elam will be majoring mathematics. His good work in the classroom earned him membership in the Batavia High National Honor Society.
A good number of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads turned in very respectable performnces on the diamond during their respective sectional tournaments. Milford lost its sectional championship game in a heartbreaking thriller to Fairfield’s Indians 11-10. In this eight-inning hit-a-thon, Wes Minton and Chris Ticherich both had a couple of base raps for the Eagles.
Amelia, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity, Glen Este, and Williamburg have proven the power of Clermont County teams in girls fast pitch softball as each owns a sectional championship. Batavia, Milford, and New Richmond all came very close to sectional crowns of their own. Milford took the measure of Turpin 3-0 in a battle between teams of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Sarah Alley tossed the win striking out seven Spartans.
The highlights for Clermont countians at the Division I district track and field championships were the double victories of Glen Este junior Michelle Thomas and the triumphs of Milford senior Nick Rugueyra and Glen Este sophomore Steven Stoffel. The event took place at Mason High School. The top four finishers in each event qualified for this week’s regional championships and the top eight scored points for their respective teams.
New Richmond’s boys and Bethel-Tate’s girls were the pace setters for Clermont County squads in the Division II district track and field championships that took place at New Richmond High School. Clermont countians achieved seven individual crowns. They were earned by John Berwanger and Mike Maupin, New Richmond seniors, Kameron Wilson, Bethel-Tate senior, Jake Allen, Goshen junior, Marcus Casey, Goshen freshman, Aja Pettit, Goshen senior, and Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate senior.
Williamsburg led Clermont County teams in all three divisions as the Wildcats earned second place in both the boys and girls competition of the Division III district track and field championships that took place at New Richmond High. Arica Stutz, Felicity freshman, won two events and Amy Brown, Williamsburg senior, was champion in one event.