Bethel-Tate remains the leader of the boys varsity basketball race in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division and Glen Este is making a determined drive to move to the front of the chase in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Tigers walloped Western Brown 69-55 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
The Clermont County high school varsity girls bowling scene clearly shows coach Kathy DeMarko’s Glen Este gals as being in the forefront. Glen Este won out over Loveland 2028-1954 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division duel. Lauren Gerber and Sarah Rowe led GE with the respective scores of 346 and 334. At the Holiday Classic, Rowe rolled 502 and Gerber 494.
Glen Este continues to knock down all of its opposition in boys bowling. The Trojans lead the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Trojans toppled Loveland 2686-2477. The best two-game total of the afternoon was achieved by GE’s Paul Hudson who bowled a 504.
The selection committee of the Williamsburg High School Sports Hall of Fame has chosen three very deserving athletes who have become the newest members of the Wildcats’ Sports Hall of Fame. This marks the fourth class to be inducted since the hall of fame was founded by Richard Crawford and then WHS athletic director Ron Odgen.
The end of the holidays and the bad winter weather have caused the havoc of getting in sports events in Clermont County to be very difficult. Very few varsity girls basketball games have taken place of late.
Despite a wicked weather-shortened schedule, some high school varsity boys basketball games have been played in Clermont County. Batavia, Glen Este, Goshen, and New Richmond have stepped forward with victories.
The Invincible Gym, in Hamersville, is the site of many talented athletes who are pursuing invincibility in the field of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. Shaun Asher, a former stellar prep athlete who graduated from Goshen High School and played on the University Ciincinnati Clermont College basketball team, is one of those in the forefront to earn titles and laurels in the MMA.
The New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame has been increased by a quartet of very deserving members to its very talented membership. Jeremy Dees (class of 1993) was a four-year letterman in track and field and a two-year letterman in football. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in both sports (track four years). At one time he held or shared school records in the hurdles and relays.
Thomas Gibson has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Northwest Ohio, Lima. The son of Thomas and Barbara Gibson plans to major in sports management and to play baseball. “The campus is amazing and baseball is brand new there so I’ll get the chance to start right at the beginning,” said the Goshen High School senior.
The Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball action has been very abbreviated of late due to the holiday season. Glen Este downed arch-rival Amelia in Troy 54-49. The Trojans were up at all stops 20-10, 37-26, and 43-29 in this non-division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.