New Richmond’s boys track and field team has been having a good year under the leadership of coach Jon Brandyberry. “We been very successful. We’ve won the Bethel, Goshen, and Blanchester invitationals,” said Brandyberry.
The Southern Buckeye Conference Tennis Tournament took place at Western Brown High School and was won by the host Broncos. Western netted 28 points, Blanchester 24, Batavia 18, New Richmond 12, Bethel-Tate 8, Goshen 4, East Clinton 3, Clermont Northeastern and Felicity did not record any points in a tourney in which the American (big school) Division and National (small school) Division combined for one tourney. Williamsburg does not have a tennis program.
Glen Este, Milford, and Amelia have been enjoying the most success, recently, among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams. The Eagles destroyed Winton Woods’ Warriors 25-0 in a five-inning no-hitter hurled by Julie Parr. In this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division massacre, Milford’s offensive leaders were Sammie Simmons with three hits, Shannon Boys with four runs batted in (RBI), and April Myers with three RBI.
Batavia has turned in the best efforts of late among Clermont County’s high school varsity tennis teams. Milford and Glen Este have been winning a share of their games, too. Batavia has won seven of its first 10 games and is 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division to be in the thick of the competition in that race.
Goshen and Milford got through recent high school varsity baseball action unscathed as did New Richmond. Amelia, Batavia, and Glen Este also posted success of late as the county’s hardball squads continue to provide tough competition.
Goshen’s girls have been leaders in county track and field. Western Brown is the team to beat in the league, both boys and girls. Rutter is getting stellar efforts from senior Staci Hicks in the 1,600 and 800 runs and relays and senior Kim Steele in the sprints and hurdles.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams have been recording an impressive number of victories.Most recently, Glen Este, Bethel-Tate, Batavia, Milford, New Richmond, and Williamsburg are racking up the largest number of wins.
Glen Este has been the winningest of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads. Bethel-Tate, Batavia, and Milford have also performed well and tacked on a couple of victories apiece. Batavia is 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. “Offensively we are just amazing. We have a .387 team average,” said Bulldog head coach Brian Lyons. “We are getting very good at bats.”
It is very hard to believe that it will be 50 years ago next month Goshen won the Class B Ohio state baseball championship. Goshen’s state title was only the second team title won by a Clermont County high school. The first was the Amelia varsity baseball team’s Class B state crown earned on May 27, 1950.
Joe MacFarland has been representing Clermont County and Ohio in local, state, and national bowling circuits for many years. His most recent endeavor was to compete in the United States Bowling Championship (USBC) Tournament that took place last month in Albuquerque, N. M.