Glen Este, Goshen, Batavia, Felicity, and Milford have been turning in the best performances among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams. The Trojans outlasted Harrison’s Wildcats 2-1 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division showdown. Kelley Benhase’s 10 strikeouts of the enemy helped her earn the victory on the mound. Kierstin Gregory’s three hits paced the Purple and White’s offensive production.
Clermont County was represented at the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Women’s Basketball Final Four Tournament that took place in St. Louis. Bailey Richards is the photographer for the University of Louisville’s student newspaper, “The Cardinal” and was assigned to cover the Final Four.
Glen Este was the best among the seven Clermont County schools that competed in the annual Glen Este Track and Field Invitational. The Trojans were champions of both the boys and girls divisions.
Jordan Bailey recently won the Ohio state high school power lifting championship in the 250-pound weight class. The event took place, recently, at Kenton High School, Kenton, Ohio. Bailey, a senior at Amelia High School, lifted a total of 1,450 pounds. His 665-pound squat lift was the best in the meet for his weight class.
Clermont County’s high school fast pitch softball season may be the best overall in the county’s history. In recent competition, Amelia, Glen Este, Clermont Northeastern, New Richmond, and Felicity have been unbeaten and Williamsburg is playing above .500.
Goshen, Glen Este, Milford and Batavia have sported winning records in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. The Warriors beat Batavia 3-1. Thomas Gibson fired his second consecutive one-hitter (the first was against CNE).
Rain, cold, and spring break have been the main causes of very limited tennis action among Clermont County’s high school varsity squads. Despite this, New Richmond has emerged as the leader of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division race.
Eight of Clermont County’s 10 high school varsity fast pitch softball teams enjoyed victories in recent action. The Trojans won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division duel over Northwest’s Knights 10-1. Kierstin Gregory was the winning pitcher. The leading hitters for the Purple and White were Kaylin Steinmetz with two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) and Jensen Jeffries with two hits.
Batavia and New Richmond’s squads have enjoyed the most success of late in Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball campaign. The Bulldogs beat Amelia 11-3 in a non-conference fray. Eric Roberts was the winning pitcher and helped himself by getting two hits. He was assisted by David Lenhardt’s three hits and two apiece from J. D. Little and Korey Eads.
The 39th Annual New Richmond Track and Field Invitational took place recently. Western Brown and Brossart (Ky.) high schools were the winners of the boys and girls divisions, respectively. The host Lions paced Clermont County’s teams in both divisions.