The Clermont County distaff high school varsity basketball teams are somewhat successful seeking several victories. In recent competition, Glen Este and Batavia have not absorbed a setback and Bethel-Tate has added on a couple of victories. Milford continues to improve on its efforts of a year ago. The Trojans won a key inner-county Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division showdown over the visiting Milford Eagles 58-45. The game marks the first time the two have faced each other in a varsity girls cage FAVC contest. The Purple and White pulled steadily away with leads of 12-9, 33-15, and 42-27 at the end of each quarter.
Tim Dubravetz will be returning to Cincinnati this weekend. The Amelia High School graduate will be one member of a large entourage arriving from Cleveland for the Browns’ Dec. 23 National Football League game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Dubravetz, a 1999 Amelia High grad, is an associate director and videographer for New Media, the production department of the Cleveland Browns.
Clermont Northeastern continues to overpower Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) and Clermont County adversaries. The other county varsity boys high school basketball squads have either broken even or are anxiously searching for a victory.
Bowling season is off and rolling and the West Clermont teams are sparing no one as they strike for an increasing number of victories. Kathy DeMarko, as always has her squads in winning form. The girls won their first contests over Kings’ Knights, Northwest’s Knights, Wilmington’s Hurricanes, and Goshen’s Warriors 2180-1859 all at Cherry Grove Lanes which serves as the Trojans’ home.
Batavia is in the forefront of the efforts of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams. The showing of most of the county’s varsity distaff teams have been rather average or worse. Glen Este’s varsity girls cagers have, by far, been the most successful of the county’s distaff teams as it pertains to defeating teams from outside the Clermont County borders.
Wrestling season has begun in Clermont County and the early-on action is becoming very busy. Loveland was the victor of this event that is being known for the first time as the Bob Guy Invitational instead of the Williamsburg Invitational. It is named in honor of long-time Wildcat mat mentor Bob Guy. Loveland took home the gold as the Tigers’ “B” squad amassed 255 points, Clermont Northeastern 212, Mason “B” 210, Western Brown “B” 204, North College Hill 144, Jackson 140, Mariemont 113, Greenfield McClain 107, and Williamsburg 64.
Clermont County’s varsity girls high school basketball teams have mostly begun their respective campaigns very slowly. Not one of the county’s distaff squads has a winning record in the early goings. Most victories have come against fellow county teams. Some of the teams such as Batavia’s Bulldogs, Bethel-Tate’s Fighting Tigers, Glen Este’s Trojans, and Milford’s E-Gals have shown promise of having upcoming successful campaigns.
Williamsburg High School honored its most successful wrestling coach by renaming its annual invitational tournament the Bob Guy Invitational. Guy was the Wildcats’ head wrestling coach from the 1972-73 school year through the 2002-03 school year.
Clermont County’s varsity boys high school basketball teams have not been tremendously successful in the early going. Fortunately, it has not been a complete wipe out. Bethel-Tate and Milford were victorious in their respective season openers.
Dave Caldwell is the new head boys basketball coach at Glen Este High School beginning with the 2007-08 campaign. Caldwell comes to Glen Este from McNicholas High School where he coached basketball and taught social studies for eight years. He had previously taught and coached at his alma mater (St. Xavier High School, class of 1993) and Taylor High School for one year each. Caldwell replaces Tom Jutze as the Trojans’ head cage man. Jutze is remaining at the school to continue teaching physical education.