Amelia, Glen Este, and Goshen have been the hottest of the best efforts among Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball teams. The Trojans overpowered Harrison 6-2 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Tyler Snoke surrendered just five hits and fanned eight Wildcats to earn the win on the mound. Greg Jones had three hits and Randy Jones and Paul Mullenix two apiece for GE.
Three members were added as members of the the class of 2007 to the Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob Lohr (class of 1979) earned nine varsity letters in golf, basketball, and baseball. The two-time Greater Cincinnati high school male golfer of the year was an Eastern Hills League (EHL) all-star three years. In basketball he earned EHL honorable mention. He continued his career on the college links by playing the sport at Miami (of Ohio) University.
Milford, Clermont Northeastern, Williamsburg, and New Richmond were all undefeated in recent fast pitch softball action. Meanwhile, Glen Este continues to defeat most of its adversaries. The E-Gals stopped Little Miami’s Panthers 4-0 in a non-conference game pitched by Sarah Alley. She and teammate Shannon Boys led the offense with two hits each.
Glen Este continues to pound its baseball opponents to defeat. Clermont Northeastern and New Richmond have been unbeaten lately, too. Garrett Hounshell, Amelia senior second baseman, it is believed has the most hits in one game (five) and the most consecutive hits (eight) for a Baron since the high school program began in 1909. Glen Este senior Andrew Hord has smashed three home runs in recent action.
New Richmond’s boys track and field team has been having a good year under the leadership of coach Jon Brandyberry. “We been very successful. We’ve won the Bethel, Goshen, and Blanchester invitationals,” said Brandyberry.
The Southern Buckeye Conference Tennis Tournament took place at Western Brown High School and was won by the host Broncos. Western netted 28 points, Blanchester 24, Batavia 18, New Richmond 12, Bethel-Tate 8, Goshen 4, East Clinton 3, Clermont Northeastern and Felicity did not record any points in a tourney in which the American (big school) Division and National (small school) Division combined for one tourney. Williamsburg does not have a tennis program.
Glen Este, Milford, and Amelia have been enjoying the most success, recently, among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams. The Eagles destroyed Winton Woods’ Warriors 25-0 in a five-inning no-hitter hurled by Julie Parr. In this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division massacre, Milford’s offensive leaders were Sammie Simmons with three hits, Shannon Boys with four runs batted in (RBI), and April Myers with three RBI.
Batavia has turned in the best efforts of late among Clermont County’s high school varsity tennis teams. Milford and Glen Este have been winning a share of their games, too. Batavia has won seven of its first 10 games and is 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division to be in the thick of the competition in that race.
Goshen and Milford got through recent high school varsity baseball action unscathed as did New Richmond. Amelia, Batavia, and Glen Este also posted success of late as the county’s hardball squads continue to provide tough competition.
Goshen’s girls have been leaders in county track and field. Western Brown is the team to beat in the league, both boys and girls. Rutter is getting stellar efforts from senior Staci Hicks in the 1,600 and 800 runs and relays and senior Kim Steele in the sprints and hurdles.