It has been an entirely superb team effort that has guided Clermont Northeastern’s fast pitch softball team to a 12-2 record and the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship and a 24-3 overall standard.
Clermont County well-represented by its gridiron greats on winning East squad in annual all-star classic
Seven Clermont County high school football stars competed in the 35th Annual Ron Woyan Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game. The East squad won the confrontation for the second consecutive year. The game took place at Kings High School.
The Bethel-Tate Tigers varsity boys tennis squad captured the championship of the Southern Buckeye Conference’s American Division (SBC-A). The Red and Gray finished 11-1 in the conference and 14-3 overall. “Having five seniors on the team, all of them three and four year experienced players, has been the biggest factor in our success. We had a very experienced team,” said Tim West, head coach of the Southern Buckeye American champions.
Batavia is the champion of the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference tennis race. The Bulldogs concluded their conference campaign with an 8-3 record. “Experience helped the team. They were a year older and had another year’s experience behind them and they worked hard during the off season. . . Sisodia and Moles worked hard on their own,” said Batavia head coach Jon Nau.
Todd Riedel, a 1997 graduate of Amelia High School, has been named the director of strength and conditioning at Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C. “This has been my dream since high school,” said Riedel who was a Queen City Conference and all-city selection in football. He also earned varsity letters in wrestling and track and field.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College baseball team was runner-up in the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) National Championship Tournament that took place in Orchard Beach, Maine, at a facility named The Ballpark. The Clermont County college also won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference championship.
Felicity is the champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) fast pitch softball race. The Cardinals were 14-1 in the conference and finished the season at 20-2 overall. Damon Smith is the head coach of the very successful Red and White.
A quartet of exceptionally talented athletes have been added to the membership of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Athletic Hall of Fame as the school celebrates its 20th year of intercollegiate athletic competition. The foursome was recently honored at an induction ceremony dinner that took place on the campus of the college in Batavia.
Charles Carpenter is the new head football coach at Clermont Northeastern High School. He is very excited about returning to Clermont County where he had previously been a very successful head football coach at Amelia High School in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “I love being back home again and doing something I love,” said Carpenter. “I love teaching and coaching.”
Pat Hill is the new commissioner of the Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference (SBAAC or SBC). “I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve the SBAAC and Clermont County schools and the school members of the other counties. I’m pleased that I have been working in Clermont County since 1972,” Hill said.