The varsity boys soccer teams of Batavia and Milford have been mowing over their opposition in their respective conferences. New Richmond and Bethel-Tate have also been turning in very respectable performances. The Bulldogs bombarded New Richmond 8-0 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division tilt. Matt Walker netted four goals for the winners and Will Walker, Luke Bradburn, Tommy Knauer, and Ian Malott added the others. Nolan O’Brien recorded the shutout as goalkeeper.
Goshen will be traveling to New Richmond Friday night for the battle between the unbeatens of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Overall, the host Lions are 7-0 and the Warriors are 5-2 and on a five-game winning streak. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Clermont Northeastern’s Rockets earned their first varsity football victory of the season by beating Bethel-Tate 12-8 in Owensville. All of the scoring in the game was completed in the first quarter before the muddy soil prevented much offense to be accumulated by either squad from that point on.
Milford, Glen Este, and Amelia of the FAVC were Clermont County’s competitors in the girls golf wars
Milford garnered second place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament. The E-Gals made a six-person team total of 372 strokes, 21 more than FAVC champion Kings’ Knights with its five-player total of 351 shots. Gen Este was 10th among the 10 teams making a total of 500 strokes.
The varsity linksmen at Bethel-Tate have been enjoying a successful season. Many of the Red and Gray are averaging in the low 40s per nine-hole round. Bethel-Tate’s mainstays have been seniors Travis Tolin, Tommy Galea, Zach Stiers, and Josh Ausman, junior Alex Dice, and freshman Jason Adams.
Milford led the way for Clermont County’s competitors in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) golf tournaments. Milford was second among the six teams in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Tournament.
Bethel-Tate’s varsity linksmen very easily captured the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division golf tournament. Bethel-Tate freshman Jason Adams and Batavia junior Eric Brown were the medalists of the American Division and National Division tournaments, respectively. This earned them player of the year honors. The final team totals, after five nine-hole rounds, were Bethel-Tate (BT) 803 strokes, Western Brown (WB) 913, Goshen (Gos) 980, New Richmond (NR) 1003, and Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 1066.
Despite some good individual efforts, not one of Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball teams has emerged with a winning record in recent competition as the teams near tournament time. The Trojans have made the best showing of the 10 Clermont contingents. They defeated Mariemont’s Warriors in non-league action 25-19, 25-6.
Matt and Will Walker have recently been recognized for their prowess in high school soccer. Matt is a striker and Will is a midfielder. Matt was recruited by and has committed to Xavier University and Will is doing likewise with Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. The twin sons of Robert and Stephanie Walker have been dominant forces in the local soccer scene for many years.
New Richmond has increased its winning streak to six straight. Goshen and Milford have been on four-game victory spans. Bethel-Tate continues to win. The Lions (6-0) gnarled Batavia (2-4) 46-0 at the Bulldogs’ homecoming. Following a scoreless first stanza, the Red and Black was on top the remainder of the way 12-0 and 33-0.