Nick Criddle, Goshen High School senior, will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan University, Buckhannon, W. Va., this autumn. He plans to major in a five-year master program in engineering and to continue his football career. “I like West Virginia Wesleyan because I can play football and I can major in something that I want,” he said.
Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate High School senior, has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to further her education and continue her athletic career. The daughter of David and Diana Schellenberger will be attending Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. She plans to major in cell biology and biochemistry. She will compete as a member of the Bisons’ track and field program.
A very well-attended event took place recently to benefit the Williamsburg High School Athletic Department, in particular, the football and soccer programs. The First Annual Williamsburg Wildcat Gala took place March 5 at the Receptions East Conference Center in Eastgate. This was the kickoff for what has been titled Operation Restoration. More than 450 people attended the gala event.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s basketball team has earned recognition as the third best in the country among the programs of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) through their showing in the national championship tournament. This marks the second consecutive year the Cougars have earned third place in the country. The Red and Black have earned an overall record of 28-7.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s men’s basketball team gained third place in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) National Championship Tournament that took place at Penn State University – Fayette, in Uniontown, Pa. The Cougars began the tournament with a 70-61 victory over the Central Maine Community College Mustangs.
Goshen sophomore Chaz Gresham led Clermont County in the Ohio State Wrestling Championship Tournament that took place at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus. resham, a 152-pounder, achieved third place in Division II. His victory for third best in the state came over Cody Pyba of Mantua Crestwood 11-5.
In winning its final game of an unbeaten Southern Buckeye Conference campaign, the Red and Gray dominated Western Brown 72-55 on the victors’ court. The opponents were tied at 10 after one quarter and the visiting Broncos led 29-27 at the half before Bethel-Tate took over after three quarters 45-35. In their 20th consecutive victory of the season, senior forward Louie Schaljo scorched the nets for 37 points and junior forward Tyler Bullock added 20. The Tigers were eliminated in the Division II Sectional Tournament by being nipped by McNicholas 45-44 in a tearjerker.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s basketball team has enjoyed its best overall season in the history of the program. The Cougars have earned an overall record of 24-6 and are the champions of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference(ORCC) race with a final record of 12-1. The domination of the ORCC earned the Cougars the laurels of being the state of Ohio champions.
Jason Ashcraft has qualified for the state championship bowling tournament after his outstanding performance at the district tournament. The state tournament will take place this weekend at Shawnee Lanes, Springfield. Ashcraft, a junior, bowled a 667 with games of, in order, 246, 180, and 241 at Eastern Lanes. Among the individual state qualifiers he turned in the second-best score.
The Goshen varsity boys and girls bowling teams have compiled some very respectable records for the 2009-10 season. Sarah Barrial, a junior, qualified for the district tournament. “The girls have worked more towards being a team this year than last year,” said coach Shirley Reynolds. “The boys have bowled a great season.”