Kris Hecktor, a Batavia High School senior, recently signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and baseball career at Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va. He plans to major in business.
Three Clermont County squads competed in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic that took place at Oak Hills High School. In the Division I classification, Harrison’s Wildcats were the winners with 138 points, Glen Este was fourth with 95, Milford was sixth with 62, and Amelia was ninth with 30.
The varsity distaff cagers at Glen Este continue their winning ways as the Trojans share the leadership of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division race with Winton Woods’ Warriors. Amelia and Milford have also been tacking on a win here and there of late.
Glen Este’s girls continue unbeaten as the Trojans remain tied for first place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Winton Woods’ Warriors are the co-leaders along with GE. The Purple and White pulverized Northwest’s Knights 77-43 in a Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Glen Este easily led at each period’s end 25-3, 50-9, and 68-32. Moriah Hodge, senior forward, poured in 25 points to top the Trojans’ scoring.
Milford, Batavia, and Clermont Northeastern have been the winners of late among Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball squads. The Eagles handed Goshen its first loss of the season 75-60 in an intra-county, non-conference clash. The host Red and White slowly pulled away from the Red and Gray with quarter advantages of 18-15, 32-20, and 51-43.
Glen Este’s varsity wrestling squad took both sides of a triangular meet the Trojans hosted. The Purple and White defeated Princeton’s Vikings 44-33 and New Richmond 53-22. The Harrison Duals saw GE defeat Hamilton and Marysville.
Four Clermont County high schools, Amelia, Glen Este, Goshen, and Milford. have recently begun their respective campaigns in bowling. Leading the way will be Wes Lukemire, senior co-captain and four-year varsity team member, and Zac Vesting, junior co-captain, beginning his third year of varsity competition.
Ruben Willis was proudly attended by his family at the dance that took place in his honor at Locust Corner Elementary. Willis was honored for his many years of hard work and dedication to the youth of New Richmond. Left to right, seated, Celeste, Lucile, and Ruben Willis, and standing, Dale Irby, Summer and Vincent Hughes, Pam and Ruben Willis Jr., Linda and Turquoia Davis, Patti and Bootsy Collins, Shaweeka Willis, Tyler Davis, and Christina Erby.
Chuck Edmonson of Union Township was recently inducted into the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame. “I am quite pleased. It is great to be inducted,” said the 67-year-old bowling veteran who has lived in Clermont County for 35 years. This is the third hall of fame into which Edmonson has been inducted. The other halls of honor are the Cincinnati Bowling Hall of Fame and the Greater Hamilton Bowling Hall of Fame.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams are having a real tough time gaining some victories. The Barons won an intra-county, non-conference contest over visiting New Richmond 47-43. The Blue and White held quarter advantages of 13-9, 29-22, and 39-32. It was Amelia and new head coach Ken Nutter’s first victory.