Lonnie Wheeler, a New Richmond area resident and sports columnist of “The Cincinnati Post,” has recently completed writing sections for “The Road Back, The Cincinnati Bengals.”
Amelia downed Western Brown, the defending Southern Buckeye Conference American Division champion, 66-61. Trailing 15-7 after the first quarter, the host Barons rallied to lead the rest of the way 26-19 and 42-40.
Amelia’s varsity girls basketball team punished the defending co-champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division to earn the Barons their best start in several seasons. Amelia defeated Goshen 64-53. The host Warriors led 18-16 and 29-28 at the first stops before the Barons took over 47-39 after three quarters. Amelia scoring leader: Michelle Wenker 17. Goshen scoring leaders: Staci Hicks 24 and Jessica McFarland 11. The next victim was Clermont Northeastern 61-48. The hosts led all the way 12-8, 29-21, and 43-42. Amelia scoring leaders: Wenker 20, Ashley Crutcher 14, and Morgan Sperry 12. CNE scoring leaders: Kara Johnson 18, Erin Connor 12, and Dawn Rapp 10.
Clermont County’s high school varsity girls tennis teams have called it a season, but some of the squads certainly experienced some measures of success. New Richmond’s Lions enjoyed the standout season of the county’s contingents by earning a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship. The Lions tied Western Brown’s Broncos with whom the Red and Black split the two games they played opposite each other during the regular conference season.
Zach Strief is the fourth Clermont County high school graduate to play professional football in the National Football League (NFL). By far he is the physically largest Clermont County high school grad to play in the NFL. There have been other Clermont countians who played in the NFL, but graduated from high schools outside the county’s borders.
Clermont College brought more honor to itself and its athletic program with the outstanding performance of the women’s volleyball team. The Cougars earned the regular-season championship of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) West Division in a successful defense of the crown they had garnered a year ago. The Red and Black continued to achieve great success by qualifying for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament.
By this time next year the Felicity varsity girls soccer program could be one of the most feared in the area. The Cardinal squad has not taken too long to emerge into the upper echelon of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N).
The 1966-67 school year was the last for New Richmond as a member of the Eastern Hills League (EHL). Clermont County had few representatives on the EHL fall sports all-star squads that year.
Cindy Dorsey, Clermont Northeastern head varsity volleyball coach, was honored recently by her friends, family, team, and co-workers. She was presented with awards and remembrances in recognition of the 100th victory of her varsity coaching career at CNE.
Batavia’s Bulldogs emerged from the sectional tournament as the only varsity golf squad from Clermont County to qualify for the district tournament. The Division II District Tournament took place at Weatherwax.