Lance Lambert of Bethel-Tate was the first Clermont County male finisher in the Small School division of the Princeton Invitational. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 18-minutes, 56-seconds to earn second place overall.
“They did extremely well. This was the highest win total we’ve ever had for the girls varsity at Milford,” said Gary Tameris, head coach of the E-Gals who wrapped up their most recent campaign with a very respectable 22-win, 11-loss, 1-tie record.
For the second time in three years, Milford’s varsity boys water polo team earned the state championship. The Eagles put together a very impressive record of 17 wins, six losses, and one tie. The last 26 games of the season wee consecutive victories. “This was an extraordinary season. The record and wins in-a-row says volumes for them,” coach Gary Tameris said.
Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este sophomore, did her school and Clermont county proud with her second place finish in the Division I girls state cross country championship run. The 3.1-mile race took place on the Scioto Downs race track course in Columbus.
Milford’s varsity boys soccer squad advanced to the Division I regional tournament championship game before being eliminated by the Beavercreek Beavers 3-1 at Pat Mancuso Stadium, Princeton High School. The Eagles’ goal was made by junior defender Andy George.
Milford, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia were champions of their division of their respective conferences in varsity girls soccer. Conference standings (final): Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Milford 5-0, Anderson 4-1, Loveland 3-2, Glen Este 2-3, Harrison 1-4, and Winton Woods 0-5.
Most of Clermont County’s varsity boys soccer teams enjoyed good success in the final weeks of regular season competition. At the conclusion of the regular season schedule Milford was rated the third best Division I team in the entire state.
Thirty-five years ago the Clermont County League autumn sports all-star teams of 1973-74 were filled with much talent. Following are the members of those all-star teams.
There is a drive to divide Division I Ohio high schools into two new separate sections. Thoughts about this have existed for many years. It was not too long ago there was a proposal to separate private schools from public schools in state tournament competition because non-public schools recruit good athletes from a much broader area than from which the public schools can draw.
Not one of the Clermont County high school varsity football teams qualified for the state playoffs. In Week 10, the final week of the regular season, just two of the county’s grid squads emerged victorious – Bethel-Tate and Clermont Northeastern. Thank goodness the gasoline prices have become a little cheaper, Bethel-Tate and Goshen did a lot of traveling and one, New Richmond, hosted a team that came a long way.