Williamsburg is the champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) in track and field. This marks only the second time in school history that the Wildcats have won a league crown in the sport. The first time was the junior year of present ‘Burg girls head coach Karen Gaskins Healey in 1978.
Andrew Nealan, New Richmond High School senior, has signed his college letter-of-intent to further his education and his athletic career at Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio. His plan is to major in law enforcement and natural resources and to compete on the school’s first wrestling team.
New Richmond High School senior Brian Gelter has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio. He plans to major in education and to become a member of the wrestling team. “It’s simply awesome. I really liked it when I went to the school to visit,” said Gelter. It’s a good fit for him,” said Larry Pitzer, Gelter’s step father.
New Richmond was the victor of both the boys and girls divisions of the Ninth Annual Goshen Track and Field Invitational. Goshen freshman Marcus Casey was a triple winner among the boys. Junior teammate Nate McQueen and New Richmond senior Mike Maupin were double winners.
Clermont countians turned in very respectable performances in the annual Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Tournament. Amelia’s second singles Nick Cardarelli, a junior, won the Flight F championship of his division. He defeated Viator of Miami Valley Christian 6-2, 6-1, Muenz of Madeira 6-2, 5-7, 10-4, and Jimmy McDonough, of Glen Este 6-4, 7-5.
Batavia and New Richmond are the major victors in Clermont County and in their respective divisions of the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity tennis scene. The Batavia winners were Nathan Sisodia (first singles) 6-3, 6-3, Chad Moles (second singles) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0, Alec Bowling (third singles) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, and Luke Bradburn and Jonathan Moon (first doubles) 6-3, 6-4.
Clermont County’s high school fast pitch varsity softball teams are still in almost complete control of their adversaries. Milford junior right hander Sarah Alley has established herself as the E-Gals’ all-time best leader in striking out adversaries. Emily Anderson struck out 12 Barons and Hayle Aselage got two base raps for the Blue and Gold.
Milford’s varsity baseball squad is the champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Eagles dethroned Kings’ Knights 2-0 in a non-conference confrontation. Louie Bruck was the winning pitcher and Wes Minton’s two base raps provided the offensive thrust.
Wayne Stacy is the new head coach coach at Bethel-Tate High School. “This is an exciting opportunity. The success of the last two seasons can be a springboard to this coming season,” said Stacy. “We’re definitely going to stick with a lot of things, but there will be some changes ahead.” A 1986 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Wilmington College in 1991.
McNicholas’ Rockets and Sycamore’s Aviators were the winners at the annual Milford Track and Field Invitational. Michelle Thomas, Glen Este junior, was again outstanding winning three distance events.