Amelia’s Barons were well-represented on most of the winter sports all-star teams of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division. Following are those members of the Blue and White on the respective squads. Some of the dream teams may include additional personal information.
Glen Este was well-represented on the majority of the winter all-star teams of the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Some of the squads’ listings include additional personal statistics. Following are the Glen Esteans who earned berths on these respective stellar squads.
Williamsburg’s boys easily won the A Classic Track and Field Division III championship. The event took place at Lockland High School. The Wildcats tallied 124 points, Reading 74, Cincinnati Christian 71, Seven Hills 47, Lockland 40, Hillcrest 38, Cincinnati Hills Christian 30, New Miami 20, Shroder 17, and Miami Valley Christian 4. Wildcat coach Chris Rolph pointed out his charges set 12 personal bests at the meet. Victories achieved by the Blue and White were Mike McAfee in the 100-meters dash (11.40, tying the school record of Donald Wright established in 1989), 200 dash (23.40), and 400 dash (53.4), Jerrad Turner in the pole vault (11-feet), Alex Jenkins in the 110 high hurdles (16.67), DuSean Shelton in the 800 run (2:08), and the 1,600 relay of Jenkins, Shelton, Cody Watson, and McAfee (3:45).
The reports of Clermont County high school varsity tennis action have been extremely limited of late, but in those few results that have been reported, Batavia has been emerging as the major winner.
The Batavia High School Athletic Boosters and Terry Sheehan, Batavia High School athletic director, have devised an ingenious plan for an athletic event that has not taken place in Clermont County since 1931. The last known all-inclusive, Clermont County-wide track and field championship meet for elementary schools, only, took place in the spring of 1931 on the fields behind Whitaker School.
Amelia, Milford, and New Richmond have been the leaders in recent Clermont County high school varsity softball action. The Barons and the E-Gals are completely turning their season around and the Lions continue to add victories to their total.
Batavia and Clermont Northeastern have worked their way to the pinnacle of success in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. Play has been very limited due to the cold, rainy, and hailing weather.
New Richmond’s boys and Bethel-Tate’s girls paced Clermont County teams in the Glen Este Invitational. were triple winners and Glen Este’s Adam Chambers and Chris Gorman were double victors. The Lion lads (NR) amassed 149 points, Glen Este (GE) 127, Amelia (Ame) 115, Western Brown (WB) 82, Bethel-Tate (BT) 33, and Felicity (Fel) 9. Following are the six best placers in each event with the winning distance of time. Of course, every winner of each individual event and each relay event will be establishing a record for this first-ever invitational. Discus: Chambers (GE) 137-feet, 3-inches, Morgan (WB), Danehy (Ame), Briggs (GE), McManning (NR), and Fite (WB). Shot put: Chambers (GE) 54-3, Briggs (GE), Danehy (Ame), Ruck (NR), Hill (BT), and Miller (Fel).
New Richmond was the champion of the boys division and McNicholas took the girls division in the annual Bethel-Tate Polar Bear Relays. This year’s event went unattended by any polar bears probably due to the unusually warm weather that appeared for the first time on the day of the event. This was the opening track and field event for all of the participating teams.
New Richmond, Goshen, Bethel-Tate, and Williamsburg were in the forefront for Clermont County in the 37th Annual New Richmond Boys and Girls Track and Field Invitational. New Richmond seniors Eric Finan and Tyler Hughes were three-event champions. Senior teammate Rickey Schafer and Goshen senior Josh Shouse were victors in one event apiece in the boys competition.