Zac Strief, standing center, star offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League and former all-star on the gridiron for Milford High School and Northwestern University, looks on as he instructs at his annual football camp that was once again deemed a success. The camp was held at Milford High School.
The New Richmond High School men’s alumni basketball game was won by the even-numbered years 78-59. Rodney Abbott (class of 1998) and Justin Fender (2002) shared game scoring honors sinking 12 points apiece.
Josh Daniels will be attending the University of Cincinnati to major in education and compete in track and field. He recently signed a letter-of-intent committing himself to the same. Daniels competed in football, wrestling, and track and field at New Richmond and was a four-year letterman on the mat and track and earned two letters on the gridiron.
The 64th Annual Clermont County Knothole Tournament has gotten underway at sites throughout the county.
Professional bowling visited Clermont County for a weekend of tournament action at Cherry Grove Lanes. The Professional Bowlers Association’s (PBA) prestigious Central Region Storm Products/Beechmont Toyota Open took place July 10-12.
The Clermont Generals concluded their first season commanding a respectable 4-4 record. The Clermont County men’s basketball team is a member of the Kentucky Developmental Basketball League (KDBL).
Tara Shepherd Kaiser is the new head girls basketball coach at Amelia High School. She is quite familiar with the winning traditions at the barony. She graduated from Amelia High in 1987 where she lettered four years each on the varsity level of three sports – soccer, basketball and fast pitch softball. She was a Clermont County League and Cross County Conference all-star in soccer and basketball.
A talented group of young men from Clermont County brought more honor to the county from the fields of athletic endeavors. The Batavia Bulls American baseball team qualified for the prestigious national championship tournament for its age group by earning the championship of the prestigious Teays Valley National Championship Qualifying Tournament.
Clermont County’s entrant in the United States Football Alliance is on fire. The Mount Carmel Fire amateur men’s football team, usually referred to as a semi-professional team, is 6-1 after finishing the 2008 season with a record of 1-9.
The Amelia Middle School boys track and field team enjoyed a very successful season. The highlight of the banner year was the Barons winning the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division (FAVC-C) championship.