Wayne Rust was one of the, if not the, most respected and beloved softball umpires in Clermont County and Greater Cincinnati. He passed away recently (Feb. 13) at his Bethel home of an apparent heart attack. It is estimated that Rust, a 1965 graduate of New Richmond High School and a member of the Lions’ Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 2000), had umpired 35,000 softball games.
Two of Clermont County’s finest prep wrestling stars placed in the Ohio state championship wrestling tournament that took place last weekend at the Jerome L. Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.
Milford was the only Clermont County varsity boys basketball team to claim a victory in the opening round of the respective division sectional tournaments. Milford (number-10 seed) earned a triumph in its sectional tournament opener over Wilmington (number-19 seed) 47-45. The hard-fought confrontation took place at Mason High School.
During the winter sports season of 1966-67, Clermont County teams competed in just two leagues, the Clermont County League (CCL) and the Eastern Hills League (EHL). Following are the Clermont countians who earned all-star status for their play in varsity basketball. The year in school is listed.
The last of Clermont County’s varsity girls basketball teams have been eliminated from their respective sectional tournaments. Noteworthy is the fact that Goshen’s Warriors and Felicity’s Cardinals did win a tournament game apiece, but they defeated fellow Southern Buckeye Conference members whom they had previously beaten during the regular season.
Six of Clermont County’s finest high school wrestlers have extended their season another week by qualifying for this weekend’s state championship tournament that will take place at the Jerome L. Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Three Clermont County high school swimming stars competed in the state championship meet that took place last weekend (Feb. 23 & 24) at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Clermont County’s high school girls varsity basketball season has entered the final, or tournament, segment of the campaign. Due to the very recent snow, rain, and ice most prep athletic events were cancelled including most sectional tournament showdowns. Some of the tournament contests did take place, however.
Clermont County’s high school varsity boys basketball squads are attempting to close out the regular-season portion of their respective campaigns, but bad weather has become a huge factor in determining when the regular-season will actually come to a conclusion.
Jerry Doerger, Clermont Northeastern head boys varsity basketball coach, achieved his 500th career victory last Tuesday night (Feb. 20) as the Rockets dominated the visiting New Richmond Lions 67-37 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division contest. The countdown to 500 wins poster on the wall close to the Blue and Gold’s bench was finally completed and Doerger was very happy.