In a fierce display of the abundant fast pitch softball talent in Clermont County, four more teams advanced in tournament action. In Division I, Glen Este was merciless to Mercy 3-1. Kelley Benhase fired a one-hitter while striking out 10 of the enemy. Kaylin Steinmetz had two runs batted in (RBI).
Clermont County high school varsity tennis season has come to an end. In the closing regular season matches New Richmond and Batavia came through with a pair of victories. The Lions bounced Bethel-Tate 4-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division fray. The victorious players in Red and Black were Tyler Esham (first singles) 6-2, 6-2, Ethan Johnson (second singles) 6-2, 6-0, Daniel Heflin (third singles) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, and Kyle Frizzell and Caleb Theiss (first doubles) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Glen Este and Batavia won their opening sectional baseball tournament games. Glen Este outlasted Loveland’s Tigers 6-3 in eight innings in Division I. Matt Marksberry was the winning pitcher. Nathan Bromagem and Matt Jones both had two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) and Chris Sunderman had two hits.
Amelia stunned Seton’s Saints 10-6 in 10 innings. Chelsea Ehemann was the winning pitcher. The Barons’ hitting stars were Jessica Lehn who homered and had four runs batted in (RBI) and Jordin Eberhard with two hits.
Bethel-Tate rallied to defeat Purcell Marian 7-6 Price gave up just four hits to the Cavaliers to gain the win on the mound. Austin Newman, Tommy Galea, and Spencer Sutter each had two hits and Sipos had two runs batted in (RBI) for the Tigers.
Boys volleyball. There is only one survivor remaining from what was once a very competitive interscholastic sport in Clermont County. Milford’s varsity boys squad is enjoying a very successful campaign. The Eagles have won nine of their first 11 confrontations with a squad that has no seniors, six juniors, and one sophomore.
Glen Este’s boys and girls varsity track and field teams have been turning in respectable efforts throughout the season. The Trojans’ best efforts have been recorded by Chris Gorman, a junior, in the 400 (52.0-seconds is his best time) and in the relays, Jeff Tieke, a junior, in the long jump (21-feet, 6-inches) and 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.2), and Mitch Neal, a junior, in the 800 (2:02).
New Richmond and Batavia’s boys and Goshen and Williamsburg’s girls made the best showings of the Clermont County teams in the Southern Buckeye Conference track and field championship meets that took place at Goshen High School. Bethel-Tate senior Emily Tyler was a champion in three events – 100-meters high hurdles, 300-meters low hurdles, and 100-meters dash. Goshen’s Staci Hicks was champion in the 800-meters run and 1,600-meters run and teammate Jordan Buchanan, a junior, was the victor in the 200-meters dash and 400-meters dash.
Glen Este, New Richmond, and Goshen varsity fast pitch softball teams were unsmudged with a loss in recent Clermont County competition. Milford continues to do a respectable job against tough competition.
Tennis action for Clermont County’s high school varsities has slowed down as the teams prepare for the soon to be played respective sectional tournaments. Goshen and New Richmond are displaying their winning ways of late in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.