Finally! Spring break is over and the weather is making an effort to warm up and dry out to permit Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball teams to continue their respective campaigns. The Tigers edged Williamsburg 4-3 behind Taylor’s four-hit, 10-strikeout pitching performance. John Pope was the unfortunate losing moundman. Matt McKee doubled twice to pace the Red and Gray’s offense in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division showdown.
Spring break is over and the rain and cold is not nearly as prevalent allowing Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball teams to get it into gear once again. The Wildcats’ offense erupted to beat Bethel-Tate 8-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division contest. Heather Brown was the winning pitcher and Hanah Rinehart took the loss.
Milford was respectfully represented on the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) winter season all-star squads. This year marks the last that the Eagles will be a member of the GMC. Next year Milford will compete in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Following are the Milford athletes on the respective sports all-star teams (some of the squads list the year in school).
Amelia’s Barons were well-represented on most of the winter sports all-star teams of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division. Following are those members of the Blue and White on the respective squads. Some of the dream teams may include additional personal information.
Glen Este was well-represented on the majority of the winter all-star teams of the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Some of the squads’ listings include additional personal statistics. Following are the Glen Esteans who earned berths on these respective stellar squads.
Williamsburg’s boys easily won the A Classic Track and Field Division III championship. The event took place at Lockland High School. The Wildcats tallied 124 points, Reading 74, Cincinnati Christian 71, Seven Hills 47, Lockland 40, Hillcrest 38, Cincinnati Hills Christian 30, New Miami 20, Shroder 17, and Miami Valley Christian 4. Wildcat coach Chris Rolph pointed out his charges set 12 personal bests at the meet. Victories achieved by the Blue and White were Mike McAfee in the 100-meters dash (11.40, tying the school record of Donald Wright established in 1989), 200 dash (23.40), and 400 dash (53.4), Jerrad Turner in the pole vault (11-feet), Alex Jenkins in the 110 high hurdles (16.67), DuSean Shelton in the 800 run (2:08), and the 1,600 relay of Jenkins, Shelton, Cody Watson, and McAfee (3:45).
The reports of Clermont County high school varsity tennis action have been extremely limited of late, but in those few results that have been reported, Batavia has been emerging as the major winner.
The Batavia High School Athletic Boosters and Terry Sheehan, Batavia High School athletic director, have devised an ingenious plan for an athletic event that has not taken place in Clermont County since 1931. The last known all-inclusive, Clermont County-wide track and field championship meet for elementary schools, only, took place in the spring of 1931 on the fields behind Whitaker School.
Amelia, Milford, and New Richmond have been the leaders in recent Clermont County high school varsity softball action. The Barons and the E-Gals are completely turning their season around and the Lions continue to add victories to their total.
Batavia and Clermont Northeastern have worked their way to the pinnacle of success in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. Play has been very limited due to the cold, rainy, and hailing weather.