Batavia has been battling from the get-go for the championship crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The Bulldogs are currently in second place; Georgetown is in first place. “We’re playing up to our expectations. We’re playing up to what we’re capable of,” said Aaron Brose, head coach of the Green and White. “The team has been playing hard. They are all hustle all of the time.”
The Goshen Warriors Junior Varsity warmed up the home crowd with a convincing 51-33 win over the Williamsburg Wildcats. In the big game, the Wildcats took the tip-off and drove down-court to miss the first of many shots.
The varsity boys and girls swiming and diving teams of the respective Clermont County high schools are now entering the league championship meet phase of the season. The Lions, in swimming and diving only, are members of the Southwest Ohio Swim League (SOSL). In all other sports, they are a member of the Southern Buckeye Conference, but the only Clermont County member with a full competitive team.
Clermont County’s high school varsity boys squads are in the middle of their respective regular season schedules. Some are enjoying piling up victories. The Barons have been showing progress as they have finally settled into a less busy portion of their schedule. “We got off to a slow start. I think a lot of that is because we didn’t have enough time to prepare properly for some of the teams. We started by playing six games in 14 days,” said Craig Mazzaro, Amelia head coach.
Clermont County’s varsity girls basketball squads are very much into their mid-season competition and not too distant from actually drawing for their respective opening round of tournament opponents. “I expected a little bit more from them than what we’ve gotten to this point of the season, but they’re finally realizing their potential,” said Katrina Seis, head coach of the Red and Gray.
The Batavia Lady Bulldogs bean Amelia on the Baron’s home court last week, outscoring the blue and white 60-48. The game was led in scoring by Batavia’s Heather Hines, who shot for 18, followed by teammate Amy Webb who scored 15. Amelia was led by Ashley Crutcher and Morgan Sperry, who each scored 10 points.
The Glen Este Trojans held off Purcell Marian January 8 for a slim win, 55-54. The Trojans were led in scoring by Dustin Brinson, who shot for 19. Purcell Marian led at the half by one point, 22-21, but the Trojans outscored the visiting team heavily in the third quarter.
The New Richmond swim teams posted wins over visiting Summit last week, earning a win by 21 points for the boys team and five points for the girls team. The New Richmond boys placed first in the 200 meter relay and 200 meter free, as well as in several other races.
Many of Clermont County’s varsity wrestling teams and individuals are doing well in the early goings of the season. But being so early and many individuals not yet finding their proper weight class, there have been a lot of forfeits being made by some of the county’s squads.
Glen Este High School recently held its annual Fall Sports Awards Night. Dan Simmons, Glen Este athletic director, has announced the following recipients of special honors earned for their respective stellar performances during the autumn sports season.