Two of Clermont County’s varsity boys and girls swimming and diving programs have been most busy of late. The Eagles competed in the Southwest Classic. The boys finished 14th as a team and the girls 21st. The only Milford placer among the top three in any event was sophomore Dave Matulis in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 29.59 seconds.
Goshen is Clermont County’s only bowling program not associated in any conference competition. Meanwhile, the other three ot the county’s programs have been competing in conference, conference tournament and non- league matches. Glen Este gained second place in both the boys and girls competitions in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Bowling Invitational that took place at Northwest Lanes.
Williamsburg High School Sports Hall of Fame members, past inductees and 2010 inductees, were honored recently at a reception that took place at the new high school. From left are Clayton Connor, Brandon Malott, Tom Lefker, Karen Gaskins Healey, and the 2010 inductees Daryl Connor Williamsburg class of 1974), Keith Gregory (class of 1992), and Archie Hickman (class of 1974).
Batavia added two triumphs to its season total in Clermont County girls varsity basketball action. Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg also won a game, but the remainder of the teams went winless. The Bulldogs overpowered visiting Clermont Northeastern 34-29. The Green and White was on top throughout 11-5, 20-12, and 27-19.
Clermont Northeastern’s Rockets lost their first eight games, but the Blue and White blasted off last weekend and completely reversed things to put themselves onto a two-game winning streak. Bethel-Tate’s Tigers continue unbeaten and atop of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.
Dustin Davidson, Bethel-Tate 130-pound senior wrestler, won the 100th and 101st varsity wrestling matches of his career at the Madeira Invitational. Bethel’s grappling gladiators have done very well for themselves. The Fighting Tigers were the champions of the 17-team Fenwick Invitational.
Glen Este was the only unbeaten squad in recent Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball play. The county’s distaff teams had a miserable combined record of five wins and 20 losses in the most recent contests reported. The Trojans beat Winton Woods 43-39 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
Milford’s Eagles turned in very good performances at their own swimming and diving invitational. The boys finished second among the 12 teams that scored and the girls placed third among the 11 squads that scored.
Milford High School will be honoring its new class of four members to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. A pre-induction reception and dinner will take place Jan. 22 before the varsity boys basketball team takes on Harrison’s Wildcats. Following are the newest members of the Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Five very deserving individuals and an entire team will be inducted into the Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame Jan. 23. A dinner/induction ceremony will take place beginning at 4:30 p. m. in the old high school gymnasium. The cost is $12 per person. The inductees will be introduced again at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game between the Fighting Tigers and the much-improved Williamsburg Wildcats.