Batavia and Bethel-Tate have been the quickest off the starting line on the Clermont County high school varsity boys soccer scene. The Bulldogs are 5-0-2 overall and 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.
New Richmond remains the county’s only undefeated high school varsity football squad. New Richmond (4-0) won a non-division contest of the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) over visiting Williamsburg (1-3) 47-7.
All three of Clermont County’s teams that are members of two of the divisions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference have begun their respective varsity volleyball campaigns unbeaten. The Barons won a non-division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference over Ross’ Rams 15-25, 26-14, 25-20.
Glen Este High School junior Michelle Thomas literally ran away from a field of 100 harriers with the individual crown at the Annual Jim Neu Cross Country Invitational that took place at Western Brown High School. Thomas finished one minute and 41 seconds in front of the second place finisher.
Brothers-in-law who have coached together, now are coaching opposite each other this Friday night when Amelia travels to Glen Este for a non-division varsity football game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. his is probably the first of its kind in Clermont County.
Batavia, Goshen, Milford, and Williamsburg’s varsity football squads have joined the ranks of the winners. Batavia (1-2) sent New Miami back home unhappy after a 35-13 drubbing. The Bulldogs were up after each rest 14-0, 14-0, and 21-6.
It amounted to about a two-team tournament, but Batavia emerged as the champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity girls tennis tournament. The Bulldogs tallied 25 points and the host Blanchester Wildcats netted 24.
The Mount Carmel Fire, Clermont County’s semi-professional men’s football team and a member of the United States Football Alliance (USFA), avenged its only loss of the vastly successful season with a come-from-behind 14-12 victory over the N.Ky./Ohio Xtreme.
Jake Jones, recent Glen Este High School graduate, signed a letter-of-intent to further his studies and continue his athletic career at Cincinnati State. He received a full athletic scholarship. His goal is to become a physical therapist.
Stephanie Stoffel, a recent Glen Este High School graduate, has signed a letter-of-intent to compete in cross country and track at Ashland (Ohio) University. She earned both academic and athletic scholarships to Ashland.