Several of Clermont County’s varsity basketball teams continue to triumph. Boys Bethel-Tate clinched the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division title with an 80-62 win over second place Goshen in Bethel. The Tigers led throughout 19-15, 40-24, and 63-47. Junior forward Tyler Bullock topped the Tigers with 27 points, senior forward Louie Schaljo made 23, and [ Read More ]
Clermont County has three teams that will be competing in their respective divisions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament. All three divisions, Buckeye, Cardinal, and Scarlet will compete, Feb. 13, at Wilmington High School.
The Southern Buckeye Conference Wrestling Tournament is predicted by most of the league’s mat mentors to be a dogfight between New Richmond, Goshen, and Blanchester. The tournament will take place, Feb. 13, at Williamsburg High School. Both divisions will be combined into one tournament.
Clermont County can claim another first among its many athletic accomplishments. The county now has its first member of a Super Bowl championship team. Zach Strief is an offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints that won the National Football League’s Super Bowl XLIV, Feb. 7, in Miami, Fla. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Strief is a 2001 graduate of Milford High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. He was a Greater Miami Conference all-star on the gridiron.
Jeff Elam, Batavia High School senior, was recently selected as the Greater Cincinnati Division IV Offensive Lineman of the Year by the prestigious Anthony Munoz Foundation. Elam, who played both offensive guard and defensive end for the Bulldogs, is also the Southern Buckeye Conference’s candidate to receive another prestigious honor, the “That’s My Boy” award. The lineman of the year is chosen from among young men who show a good level of academic success and community involvement. The “That’s My Boy” award is presented to a high school football player who has made distinct achievements in three areas – football, academics, and extracurricular involvement.
Bethel-Tate, Goshen, and Milford have been the major winners of late in Clermont County high school boys varsity basketball. Clermont Northeastern continues to extend its winning streak. The Tigers returned from Clinton County after bombing Blanchester’s Wildcats 87-65. The Red and Gray led all the way 28-15, 51-31, and 65-53.
Dwayne Woodruff was the first Clermont countian to compete in the Super Bowl. A safety and cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he earned a Super Bowl ring following the Steelers’ 31-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV played on Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. It was the rookie season for the 5-foot, 11-inch, 195-pounder, who had been drafted in the sixth round of the 1979 draft from the University of Louisville where he was a standout on defense for the Cardinals.
Amelia’s girls are turning things around and in the Barons’ most recent battles they have gone unbeaten. Williamsburg is also playing better than .500 basketball.The Barons defeated next-door neighbor Batavia 58-41 in non-conference action. The victorious hosts recovered from a 7-5 first quarter deficit.
The Hammer and Anvil Wrestling Tournament took place at Western Brown. Clinton-Massie’s Falcons won the prestigious 16-team invite with 251 points. New Richmond led Clermont teams with an eighth place finish with 168 points, Goshen was 10th with 160.5, and Glen Este was 12th with 142.
New Richmond’s Austin Skaggs and Milford’s Connor Dietrich were Clermont County’s individual weight class champions at the Milford Invitational Wrestling Tournament that first took place in 1975.