The Greenville Green Wave of Darke County, Ohio, easily dominated the Annual Steve Shinkle Batavia Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The tourney is named in honor of a man who for many years was a successful wrestling coach at his alma mater and was also a former Clermont County League grappling champion in his own right.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball squad will be competing in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II National Championship Tournament, Mar. 2-6, at Penn State University – Fayette. This will be the Red and Black’s fifth consecutive appearance in the national championship tourney.
Clermont countians turned in very respectable performances at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s state swimming championship meet. The event took place at the C. T. Branin Natatorium, in Canton.
There will be seven of Clermont County’s high school grappling gladiators invading Columbus this weekend for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s state championship tournament. Chaz Gresham, Goshen junior, is the county’s lone district champion. The 152-pounder won his championship match with an easy 42-second pin of Will Lebouef of Oakwood.
Bethel-Tate’s Tigers, the undefeated champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, have turned in the best performance for the county varsity male cagers. The Red and Gray put a finish to Finneytown’s Wildcats 68-63 at Mason. The Clermont countians were in command all the way 18-11, 34-33, and 52-47 in this Division II duel.
New Richmond senior Alex Lewis and Milford sophomore Beau Robinson set the pace for Clermont County’s swimmers on the sectional level of competition. Lewis was victorious in the 100-yard free style event with a time of 50.08 seconds. This took place in the Division II Sectional at Mason High School.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball team is champion once again of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference with a perfect 13-0 record. Clermont County’s Red and Black have been forging ahead through its competition to earn an overall standard of 23-6 overall.
Clermont County will be well represented at this weekend’s respective district wrestling tournaments. A total of 43 Clermont County high school mat standouts advanced to the district level of competition. The best four in each weight class in each sectional qualified for the district tournaments. New Richmond won the Division II sectional hosted by Goshen High School. The Southern Buckeye Conference showed its dominance with all five teams finishing among the top one-half of the 14 squads.
Amelia was the only Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball team to defeat an out-of-county opponent in recent action. The Barons won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division confrontation over Little Miami 71-66. The hosts led the Panthers at each intermission 20-12, 37-33, and 56-49.
Bethel-Tate, unbeaten overall and champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, is adding on to its number of triumphs. Goshen continues to win in the same race and Glen Este continues to advance in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.