As the regular season draws to a conclusion, with a mix of sectional tournament games, most of Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams are achieving numerous victorious. Glen Este is champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
New Richmond was the champion of the boys division of the annual Clermont Northeastern Chicken Leg Run Track and Field Invitational. Bethel-Tate edged Goshen by one point to place second in the girls division. Lance Lambert, Bethel-Tate junior, was a double winner among the boys. Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate junior, won four events among the girls.
Seven of Clermont County’s outstanding football stars, all seniors, will be competing in the 34th Annual Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Football Game. The game will take place June 4, at Kings High School, beginning at 7:30 p. m.
It took a perfect game from opposing pitcher Emily Schwaeble to finally eliminate Glen Este’s fast pitch softball team in the Division I regional championship confrontation. Colerain’s Cardinals won out 6-0 in the game played at the University of Dayton. The Trojans had to be tired and worn after emerging with a 1-0, 17-inning victory over Greenville’s Green Wave in the regional semi-finals the day before.
There will be five ladies and one gentleman representing Clermont County in the state track and field championships that will take place this weekend at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.
Glen Este did not play a bad game in the regional tournament semi-final loss to Moeller. It was a matter of the Crusaders came through with clutch hitting and the Trojans did not. Subsequently GG lost 4-0 in a hard-fought game contested at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium.
Gary Denton, a noted Clermont County sports legend, is retiring as both an educator and a coach at Glen Este High School. Denton, who graduated from Glen Este High in 1974 and the University of Cincinnati with a degree in secondary education in 1978, has been teaching and coaching at his alma mater beginning with the 1978-79 school year.
Glen Este, New Richmond, and Batavia’s fast pitch softball teams continue to eliminate adversaries in their respective sectional tournaments as most of the Clermont County teams have done themselves proud. The Trojans defeated Harrison’s Wildcats once again, this time 4-0 behind the 12-strikeout hurling performance of Kelley Benhase. Jensen Jeffries and Megan Watts led the Purple and White’s offense by getting two hits each.
Glen Este continues its banner season by earning two tournament victories. Goshen and Batavia added tournament triumphs to their impressive number of wins before finally being eliminated. The Trojans, champions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, defeated two members of the esteemed Greater Miami Conference.
Several of Clermont County’s high school tennis standouts advanced through at least one round of their repsectable sectional tournaments. Following are those who advanced. This sectional took place at the ATP Tennis Center. Chris Lau, Amelia singles; Chris Stone, Glen Este singles; Nick Cardarelli, Amelia singles; and Morgan Carver, Glen Este singles.