Josh Ison, Batavia High School senior, has signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at Morehead (Ky.) State University. Ison was a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division and all-city all-star in football and wrestling. He was a district qualifier in wrestling.
Lyndsey Waldman, Clermont Northeastern High School senior, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue her education and her stellar volleyball career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, in western Cincinnati.
Batavia and Milford have been the most dependable and consistent winners among the squads in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. The respective division tournament draws and seedings and their excitements are not too far into the future of our nine diamond contingents. The Bulldogs beat New Richmond’s Lions 5-3 in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division play.
New Richmond and Bethel-Tate have recently been enjoying their running of a string of victories in Clermont County high school varsity tennis action. The Lions surprised McNicholas’ Rockets 3-2 in a non-conference game. Recording the Red and Black’s trio of points were Bryant Yousef (second singles) 6-0, 6-7, 7-6, Bill Loyd and Greg Mott (first doubles) 6-1, 6-1, and Tyler Esham and Chris Heal
For what is believed to be a first, Batavia High School has hosted its own varsity boys and girls track and field invitational. Not even the Class A state boys champion team of 1966 or the runners-up teams of 1964 and 1965 hosted their own invite. At the time, the Bulldogs were relegated to just practicing at times on the sidewalks on Broadway and other surrounding streets in the village and the school yard.
New Richmond, Clermont Northeastern, and Williamsburg have gone through recent Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball action unblemished. Amelia has also been piling up a number of victories of late. Heather Brown pitched a no-hitter for Williamsburg. Rachel Hayes hit three triples in one game for Amelia. Bethany Evans has been hot at the plate for Milford. The Lions shut out Batavia 2-0 in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division action. Michelle Sweet whiffed eight Bulldogs to record the victory on the mound. Jamie Bare was the losing hurler. Molly Gross and Megan Troxell each had two base raps for the Red and Black.
Michelle Wenker has already established herself as a Clermont County distaff basketball standout, but now an additional honor has been earned by the Amelia High School senior. Michelle’s off-court studies, in addition to her on court basketball talents, led to her earning being chosen as a Division I first team all-Ohio Academic girls basketball all-star.
Finally! Spring break is over and the weather is making an effort to warm up and dry out to permit Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball teams to continue their respective campaigns. The Tigers edged Williamsburg 4-3 behind Taylor’s four-hit, 10-strikeout pitching performance. John Pope was the unfortunate losing moundman. Matt McKee doubled twice to pace the Red and Gray’s offense in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division showdown.
Spring break is over and the rain and cold is not nearly as prevalent allowing Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball teams to get it into gear once again. The Wildcats’ offense erupted to beat Bethel-Tate 8-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division contest. Heather Brown was the winning pitcher and Hanah Rinehart took the loss.
Milford was respectfully represented on the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) winter season all-star squads. This year marks the last that the Eagles will be a member of the GMC. Next year Milford will compete in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Following are the Milford athletes on the respective sports all-star teams (some of the squads list the year in school).