Ron Ogden has been named as the new head football coach at Williamsburg High School. He replaces Jim Pope who was an all-star gridder at Williamsburg from where he graduated in 1972. Ogden will be very busy from now until after the end of football season. He also serves as the school’s athletic director.
Adam Chambers is without a doubt one of the most successful of all returning high school spring sports veterans in Clermont County. The Glen Este High School senior is aiming for his fourth consecutive appearance at the state track and field championships. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this will certainly be the season Chambers will earn his fourth varsity letter in track and field.
Mike Rapp has returned to coaching varsity fast pitch softball. And Milford head fast pitch softball coach Christy Hensley is very happy. Rapp, a 1974 graduate of Amelia High School, is an Ohio fast pitch softball coaching legend. He began the fast pitch program at his alma mater for the 1979 season.
Glen Este High School has recently announced its winter sports special awards recipients. Following are student-athletes so honored.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity bowling teams took advantage of the sport being recognized as an official state sport for the first time by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Most of the county’s contingents enjoyed winning seasons. The Barons were unbeaten (15-0 overall) and champions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal (FAVC-C) Division with a record of 8-0. “We met and beat all of our expectations,” said head coach Tony Kellerman. His team qualified for the regional tournament and was ranked among the top ten in Greater Cincinnati throughout the season. He expects a good season next year; the junior varsity keglers were also undefeated. Amelia led the FAVC’s 14 competing bowling teams with an overall three-game average of 2,744 pins.
The 2007 class of the Clermont Northeastern High School Sports Hall of Fame was inducted March 9. The members of the newly inducted class include Frank Durkin (CNE class of 1961, Rocket Pride Award), Eddie Wells ’70, Greg Cunningham ’73, Tim Carter ’77, Jeff Rosselot ’78, Danielle Greenwald ’86, and Kevin Bergfeld ’92.
Erin Lusk, New Richmond High School senior and a star of the Lions’ varsity girls soccer team for the past four seasons, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue her education and soccer career at Coastal Carolina University. Lusk earned four varsity letters while playing for the Red and Black.
Glen Este’s Tyler Duncanson to further education and play football at St. Joseph’s College of Indiana
Tyler Duncanson, a valuable member of the ruggedly tough Glen Este Trojans’ varsity football defensive unit, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his education and football career at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. The first three years of Duncanson’s high school career were at Batavia and he transferred to Glen Este before the beginning of his senior year.
Judy Angel, mother of the late Amelia High School wrestling star David Angel, presents the championship trophy of the 2007 tournament to members of the Amelia varsity wrestling team. The Amelia High School tournament was renamed in his honor shortly after his death in August 1980.
The Amelia varsity powerlifting team enjoyed success in its first competition of the season. The Blue and White competed in a meet that took place at Triad High School, North Lewisburg, Champaign, County, Ohio.