Clermont County’s high school varsity girls tennis teams have called it a season, but some of the squads certainly experienced some measures of success. New Richmond’s Lions enjoyed the standout season of the county’s contingents by earning a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship. The Lions tied Western Brown’s Broncos with whom the Red and Black split the two games they played opposite each other during the regular conference season.
Zach Strief is the fourth Clermont County high school graduate to play professional football in the National Football League (NFL). By far he is the physically largest Clermont County high school grad to play in the NFL. There have been other Clermont countians who played in the NFL, but graduated from high schools outside the county’s borders.
Clermont College brought more honor to itself and its athletic program with the outstanding performance of the women’s volleyball team. The Cougars earned the regular-season championship of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) West Division in a successful defense of the crown they had garnered a year ago. The Red and Black continued to achieve great success by qualifying for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament.
By this time next year the Felicity varsity girls soccer program could be one of the most feared in the area. The Cardinal squad has not taken too long to emerge into the upper echelon of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N).
The 1966-67 school year was the last for New Richmond as a member of the Eastern Hills League (EHL). Clermont County had few representatives on the EHL fall sports all-star squads that year.
Cindy Dorsey, Clermont Northeastern head varsity volleyball coach, was honored recently by her friends, family, team, and co-workers. She was presented with awards and remembrances in recognition of the 100th victory of her varsity coaching career at CNE.
Batavia’s Bulldogs emerged from the sectional tournament as the only varsity golf squad from Clermont County to qualify for the district tournament. The Division II District Tournament took place at Weatherwax.
Milford, New Richmond, and Batavia enjoyed the best success among Clermont County’s varsity boys soccer teams. Milford (13-4-1 overall, 5-3-1 Greater Miami Conference) was ranked among the 10 best Division I teams in Ohio for much of the season. New Richmond was champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Batavia was the champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.
You would never suspect that the mild-mannered Locust Corner Elementary School teacher was a renowned bodybuilding and powerlifting champion. That is until you look at him. Todd Jackson’s prowess in these two fields of athletic endeavor were nationally honored and recognized in the November/December issue of the magazine “Jeff Everson’s Planet M.”
The 2006 class of the Bethel-Tate High School Sports Hall of Fame has been selected. Seven new members have been added.