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.
Jacob Ison has qualified for the United States’ World Team Trials for Greco-Roman wrestling. The tournament will take place May 30 and 31 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ison is a junior red-shirt member of the Ohio University wrestling team.
Judy Bataille, a 2006 graduate of Felicity High School, has recently earned her second consecutive Division III national indoor track championship. Bataille, a junior at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.02 seconds. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships took place at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Sports and Recreation Facility in Terre Haute, Ind.
Batavia, Goshen, and Williamsburg have all begun their respective varsity baseball campaigns with triumphs. The Bulldogs began it all with a convincing 9-0 victory over Loveland’s Tigers in a non-league tilt. Korey Eads was the winning pitcher. Having two hits apiece for the winners were J. D. Little, David Lenhardt, Eric Roberts, and Bill McPartland.
Bethel-Tate, Milford, and New Richmond’s boys varsity tennis squads have experienced no setbacks in the early-going. The Tigers beat Batavia 4-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division duel. The Red and Gray whitewashed Clermont Northeastern 5-0.