Batavia, Goshen are girls soccer champions in their respective Southern Buckeye Conference divisions
Goshen and Clermont Northeastern wrapped up the regularly scheduled season of varsity girls soccer unbeaten in the final few contests. Batavia, champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) also fared well in the final games. The Warriors edged Bethel-Tate 3-2 in an SBC American (SBC-A) Division battle. Scoring for the winning host was Kim Steele, Holly Henderson, and Courtney Hess. The Tiger goals were made by Elizabeth McDavid and Hanna Rinehart. Western Brown also went down in SBC-A play 4-1. Henderson scored twice and Steele and Colleen Foote, once each, for the host Red and Gray. The Warriors outlasted New Richmond 1-0 in SBC-A play in the Lions’ Den. Jordan Buchanan netted the game’s lone goal. Alex Burnett stopped eight shots made by the Lions.
New Richmond, Bethel-Tate, and Batavia achieved the best conclusions for Clermont County varsity boys soccer teams as the regular season came to an end. The Lions and the Bulldogs impressive season finishes included championships earned in their respective division of the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC).
In their last week of regular-season action, before the sectional tournament, Williamsburg, Goshen and Milford’s varsity volleyball teams earned winning records. Glen Este and Clermont Northeastern broke even. The Wildcats, champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N), blocked Lockland’s Panthers 25-9, 25-12, 25-16 before a happy home crowd. Georgetown’s G-Women went down in SBC-N play on their floor 25-7, 25-10, 25-23.
Clermont County’s high school varsity boys and girls golf seasons are coming to an end. The county’s champions in various conferences and divisions include Milford in both boys and girls in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division, and Batavia in the Southern Buckeye Conference National (SBC-N) Division.
The girls season of competition for the county’s two varsity varsity golf teams came to a conclusion with the sectional tournament that took place at the Pleasant Hill Golf Club.
New Richmond was in the forefront of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls tennis programs for the current campaign. The Lions captured the Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division championship with a perfect 12-0 record.
Milford varsity boys and girls water polo coach Gary Tameris sees a bright future for both of his programs. As the current campaign drew to a close, the boys and girls teams split with recent former Greater Miami Conference (GMC) rival Sycamore and the newest member of the GMC, Mason.
Spotting your opponent 21 first quarter points is all most teams would need to excuse itself and give up and let whatever happens, happen, but that was not what the spirited and determined Goshen gridiron gladiators did in its 35-13 Division III state playoff loss to the Lemon-Monroe Hornets.
Then there were almost, but not quite, exactly none. It appears as of this writing that Goshen is a shoo-in to compete in the Division III state football playoffs. Williamsburg is still competing in Division IV volleyball. But the final survivors of Clermont County’s fall varsity sports teams were eliminated from tournament play last week.
Milford’s boys cross country team set the pace for all Clermont countians, both guys and gals, in the district champiopnship races. Milford was runner-up in the Division I run. The Eagles’ point total was 66. St. Xavier was the champion with 42 points. A total of 14 teams competed. Glen Este was 11th with 246 points. Amelia did not enter a complete five-man squad.