Craig Mazzaro has retired as the Amelia High School head boys basketball coach. His career at the helm began with the 1992-93 season, temporarily ended in 1998-99, and began again with the 2001-02 season. His career regular season record was 159 wins (166 total) and 137 losses (56-percent winning percentage). A 1978 graduate of Amelia High, he began his basketball coaching career as a varsity assistant coach under Jim Hilleary for the 1986-87 campaign.
The General’s troops are being organized for this summer’s campaign of conquest. The Clermont County Generals will soon begin their first season of men’s basketball action. The Generals are a member of the Kentucky Basketball Developmental League (KBDL) which is what it says, a Kentucky based fundamental developmental basketball league.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College fast pitch softball team will soon be getting another season underway. The head coach is Dan Kinney and the academic advisor is Peggy Hager, associate professor of mathematics and a Glen Este High School graduate.
Baseball season has begun for the fledgling University of Cincinnati Clermont College squad. The coaching staff of this program that is into just its second year is expecting an improved season which will be saying a lot since the Cougars enjoyed much success in its inaugural season.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball squad finished fourth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship tournament. The tournament took place at Penn State University-Fayette which is located in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The Clermont Northeastern High School Sports Hall of Fame will be adding six members. The event will take place April 11, at 6:30 p. m., at the Early Children’s Education Center, former CNE Middle School. Following are the members of the sports hall’s class of 2009. Dave Brown (CNE class of 1974) was a multi-year letterman in basketball and baseball. He was a two-time Clermont County League all-star second baseman. He earned the prestigious Northeastern High School H.O.. Danner Award that is presented to the outstanding senior student/athlete. Sam Brown (class of 1983) was a letterman in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was a Clermont County League all-star on the hardwood and the diamond and was the league’s most valuable player in both sports his senior year.
Glen Este’s boys and Amelia’s girls varsity bowling teams advanced to the district tournament. The Trojans regular season record was 12-5 and the Barons were 12-2. Among the boys, Amelia finished at 11-4 and Milford was 8-12. Among the girls, Glen Este was 12-3 and Milford was 11-9. Most of the county’s keglers finished their respective regular-seasons very strong.
Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate junior guard-forward, and Jamie Hamlet, Glen Este senior guard, were leaders among Clermont County’s best in various end of the season varsity basketball statistics for Greater Cincinnati.
Eight Clermont County wrestlers won individual weight class championships in the annual Steve Shinkle Wrestling Invitational Tournament that took place at Batavia High School. Teamwise, the county did also did very well with Bethel-Tate just being nipped at the wire by Turpin; Batavia and Northeastern were among the top five squads of the 18-team tournament.
The 35th Annual Milford Invitational Wrestling Tournament was won by Princeton. Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter of New Richmond were Clermont County’s individual weight class champions.