The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball squad finished fourth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship tournament. The tournament took place at Penn State University-Fayette which is located in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The Clermont Northeastern High School Sports Hall of Fame will be adding six members. The event will take place April 11, at 6:30 p. m., at the Early Children’s Education Center, former CNE Middle School. Following are the members of the sports hall’s class of 2009. Dave Brown (CNE class of 1974) was a multi-year letterman in basketball and baseball. He was a two-time Clermont County League all-star second baseman. He earned the prestigious Northeastern High School H.O.. Danner Award that is presented to the outstanding senior student/athlete. Sam Brown (class of 1983) was a letterman in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was a Clermont County League all-star on the hardwood and the diamond and was the league’s most valuable player in both sports his senior year.
Glen Este’s boys and Amelia’s girls varsity bowling teams advanced to the district tournament. The Trojans regular season record was 12-5 and the Barons were 12-2. Among the boys, Amelia finished at 11-4 and Milford was 8-12. Among the girls, Glen Este was 12-3 and Milford was 11-9. Most of the county’s keglers finished their respective regular-seasons very strong.
Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate junior guard-forward, and Jamie Hamlet, Glen Este senior guard, were leaders among Clermont County’s best in various end of the season varsity basketball statistics for Greater Cincinnati.
Eight Clermont County wrestlers won individual weight class championships in the annual Steve Shinkle Wrestling Invitational Tournament that took place at Batavia High School. Teamwise, the county did also did very well with Bethel-Tate just being nipped at the wire by Turpin; Batavia and Northeastern were among the top five squads of the 18-team tournament.
The 35th Annual Milford Invitational Wrestling Tournament was won by Princeton. Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter of New Richmond were Clermont County’s individual weight class champions.
Milford’s boys swimming team dented the scoring column in the state championship meet that took place at the C. T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The 200-yard freestyle relay recorded the points for Milford with its 15th place finish with a time of 1-minute, 29.45-seconds. The members of the quartet were freshman Beau Robinson, senior Joey Griffin, senior Matt D’Errico, and junior Eric Sanders.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s basketball team earned third place in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) National Championship Tournament. The tournament took place at Penn State University – Fayette which is located in the Pittsburgh area. The third place finish is the best that the Cougar women have ever achieved.
The female cagers of Batavia, Milford, and Glen Este, have been in the forefront of the number of victories and suffering no losses in the most recent action. The highlight of all the success was Batavia’s very convincing victory over Georgetown’s G-Women.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball squad has earned another berth to compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship tournament. The Cougars finished third in last year’s national championship tourney and they now have the opportunity to improve on that very good achievement.