Last Friday night there were lots of points scored and lots of points between the winners and losers in many of Clermont County’s high school varsity football games. In what is supposed to be the biggest rivalry (attendance and population-wise) in the county, host Glen Este (3-2) decimated Amelia (1-4) 63-0 for their eighth consecutive victory over their inner-West Clermont School District rival.
Glen Este is emerging to the forefront as the premier cross country program this season for Clermont County varsity teams. Most of the county squads have good leadership and talent. Glen Este won the boys division with 50 points in a field of eight full teams and 13 teams total.
Ian Jarman was recently named the University of Cincinnati’s mens track and field team’s Most Outstanding Athlete of the 2007 season. Jarman, a graduate of Felicity High School, was a Division III state qualifier and a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division all-star while a member of the Cardinal varsity squad coached by Don Gaffney.
Goshen, Batavia, Bethel-Tate, and Milford have been the most successful of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls soccer teams of late. The Warriors edged out Bethel-Tate 4-3 in a key road game in the Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division.
Batavia holds the lead after two of the five rounds have been played in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division golf tournament. In the following statistics the first number in parenthesis is the team or individual score that was achieved during the first nine-hole round that took place on the par 35 front nine at Snow Hill Country Club in Wilmington.
A lot of points were scored in Friday’s varsity football games, but unfortunately only four Clermont County squads were victorious. Goshen (3-1) won a very important Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) American Division game over defending champion Western Brown 27-21. The visiting Warriors were up 7-0 after one period, down 13-7 after two, and tied at 21 after three.
New Richmond is the lone unbeaten varsity girls tennis team in a county full of distaff tennis talent. Bethel-Tate, Glen Este, Amelia, and Milford have also been racking up victories. New Richmond (4-0) blanked Felicity (0-1) 5-0. The Lion victors were Kaitlyn Reid 6-0, 6-0, Katie Bird 6-0, 6-0, Sarah Haun 6-0, 6-0, Tasha Liegel and Tiffany Sturgill 6-0, 6-0, and Colleen Grimes and Melissa Ohntrup 6-0, 6-1.
Glen Este proved its worth once again, Goshen is getting its engines (er, Warriors) revved up for the season, Milford’s Patrick Fagan won his first game as the head coach of the Eagles, and Batavia joined the winners’ ranks to highlight county varsity football action.
The Loveland Invitational began, for some teams, the boys and girls high school varsity cross country season. Four Clermont County schools competed in this annual event that took place at Grailville, in Loveland.
The Milford varsity water polo teams have dove in for another season of aqua action. Milford’s varsity boys water polo team, the defending state champions, and despite losing many very talented performers from last year’s senior class, began the 2007 campaign with a victory in the Huron Invitational Tournament that took place in Huron, Mich.