New Richmond’s boys and Milford’s girls paced the Clermont County teams in the annual Glen Este Track and Field Invitational. All of the county’s boys and girls varsity sqauds competed in this invite with the single exception of Goshen. Michelle Thomas, Glen Este junior, was a three-race champion.
Milford has begun the Clermont County high school varsity baseball season with the most victories. New Richmond, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate, Goshen, and Batavia have also achieved wins in the most recent action. The Eagles easily downed Harrison 17-2 behind the pitching of Frank Sullivan who struck out seven Wildcats.
Two baseball feats of much distinction have been accomplished in the first two weeks of the 2010 season. Brian Benzinger recorded his 200th victory as the head varsity baseball coach at New Richmond High School when his Lions defeated Goshen 5-2 on the Warriors’ diamond. His first win occurred in 1999, also on the road, a 4-3 victory over St. Bernard’s Titans. A rally by his squad in the top of the seventh inning secured the triumph.
Williamsburg won the boys championship of the Cincinnati Country Day Track and Field Invitational. The Wildcats scored 106 points to win the 12-team meet. Shroeder was a distant runner-up with 80 points. ‘Burg’s titlists of each event were Michael Posey (discus) 134-feet, 3-inches and Joey Catron (pole vault) 9-0.
Bethel-Tate continues to defeat all of its adversaries in Clermont County high school varsity tennis. Batavia and New Richmond are also among the ranks of the winners. The Tigers beat Western Brown 3-2. The Clermont County winners were Louie Schaljo (first singles) 6-3, 6-4, David Willenbrink (third singles) 6-0, 6-0, and Josh Ausman and Tyler Hess (first doubles) 6-1, 6-1.
Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams are winning for the most part. Felicity, Glen Este, Williamsburg, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia are winning more than losing and Milford and New Richmond have also earned some triumphs.
The 40th Annual New Richmond Track and Field Invitational was won by Blanchester’s boys and Western Brown’s girls. Goshen nipped New Richmond for runner-up among the boys. Bethel-Tate’s Brian Myers was the top male performer winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes and Amelia’s Ali Hock-James paced the females with her triumphs in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles.
University of Cincinnati Clermont College fastpitch softball coach Dan Kinney will be guiding the success of a young team that has the potential to enjoy success despite the amount of youth and college inexperience. A total of 10 of his 18 players are freshmen. The Cougars will be building around the leadership and experience of just two seniors and two juniors. There are four sophomores on the UC Clermont roster.
Increasing the toughness of the schedule via good non-conference competition and entering a new, tougher conference may make the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s record not appear as good as some previous campaigns, but that does not take away from the fact that this year’s edition of the Red and Black will be improved and more competitive.
Only Bethel-Tate and New Richmond have emerged with victories in the early going of the Clermont County high school boys tennis season. The Tigers shut out Clermont Northeastern 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference.. Those victorious in Red and Gray were, in order, first singles through second doubles, Louie Schaljo 6-1, 6-3, Josh Hallgath 6-1, 6-1, Willenbrink by forfeit, Josh Ausman and Tyler Hess 6-3, 6-2, and Harold Houchin and John Houchin 6-1, 6-0.