Amelia’s boys varsity bowling team completed its regular season undefeated. This is a particularly good year for this accomplishment. This is the first year the Ohio High School Athletic Association has recognized bowling as a bonafide varsity sport with a state championship to be contended for by teams throughout the state. The Barons concluded the 2006-07 campaign with a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division (FAVC-C) record of 8-0 and they were 15-0 overall.
Lew Lady has resigned as the athletic director at Clermont Northeastern. Lady, a native of Crawford County, Ohio, had served in the position for five years. Also serving as a certified official in track and field, he will be noted at CNE for his support of and continuing the high school sports hall of fame and being a mainstay in improving and increasing the school’s athletic facilities.
Amelia was Clermont County’s leader in last weekend’s conference wrestling tournament championships. The Barons won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division (FAVC-C) title. Other respectable efforts were turned in by Milford which was second in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC), and Glen Este and New Richmond which gained third place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-B) and Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC), respectively.
The members of the first induction class of the Williamsburg High School Sports Hall of Fame were honored at a banquet and ceremony that took place at the high school Jan. 27.
In recognition of his 26 years of service to the Batavia wrestling program on all levels, the Batavia Wrestling Invitational Tournament will now also be known as the Steve Shinkle Invitational. Shinkle, an industrial technology instructor, will be retiring from the Batavia Local School District at the conclusion of the 2006-07 school year. He actually began his wrestling career as a Bulldog varsity wrestler.
Clermont County’s high school varsity wrestling teams are hard at work preparing for their respective conference tournaments. The Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Tournament will take place Feb. 10 at Clermont Northeastern High School.
Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern’s varsity girl cagers remain serious contenders in the championship races of their respective conferences.
Amelia head basketball coach Craig Mazzaro has experienced just two losing seasons in his 13 years with the Barons. The 1978 Amelia graduate and Clermont County League all-star cager and baseball first baseman, said, “We can’t get on a roll.
Milford achieved the championship of its own wrestling invitational (MIT) for the first time in 17 years. The Red and White placed 12 of its 14 competitors. A total of 42 Clermont County grapplers placed in the tournament.
Tournament time for Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams is upon us. Three of the county’s squads will get underway right away. Goshen (number-two seed) versus New Richmond (number-12 seed), Feb. 13, 6 p. m., at Mason High School. Both teams are members of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Goshen is in first place in the division. Junior forward-center Staci Hicks is one of Greater Cincinnati’s leaders in scoring, rebounding, and steals, senior forward-guard Jessica McFarland and junior guard Kim Steele are area leaders in assists and steals.