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Dwayne Woodruff was first Clermont countian to play in the Super Bowl

Dwayne Woodruff was the first Clermont countian to compete in the Super Bowl. A safety and cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he earned a Super Bowl ring following the Steelers’ 31-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV played on Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. It was the rookie season for the 5-foot, 11-inch, 195-pounder, who had been drafted in the sixth round of the 1979 draft from the University of Louisville where he was a standout on defense for the Cardinals.

Amelia girls basketball is on winning streak

Amelia’s girls are turning things around and in the Barons’ most recent battles they have gone unbeaten. Williamsburg is also playing better than .500 basketball.The Barons defeated next-door neighbor Batavia 58-41 in non-conference action. The victorious hosts recovered from a 7-5 first quarter deficit.

New Richmond and Goshen grapplers take down foes

The Hammer and Anvil Wrestling Tournament took place at Western Brown. Clinton-Massie’s Falcons won the prestigious 16-team invite with 251 points. New Richmond led Clermont teams with an eighth place finish with 168 points, Goshen was 10th with 160.5, and Glen Este was 12th with 142.

Skaggs and Dietrich win crowns at Milford Mat Invite

New Richmond’s Austin Skaggs and Milford’s Connor Dietrich were Clermont County’s individual weight class champions at the Milford Invitational Wrestling Tournament that first took place in 1975.

Milford and New Richmond swimming and diving squads are defeating some tough competition

Two of Clermont County’s varsity boys and girls swimming and diving programs have been most busy of late. The Eagles competed in the Southwest Classic. The boys finished 14th as a team and the girls 21st. The only Milford placer among the top three in any event was sophomore Dave Matulis in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 29.59 seconds.

Goshen’s boys and girls bowlers are rolling along down the county’s independent lanes

Goshen is Clermont County’s only bowling program not associated in any conference competition. Meanwhile, the other three ot the county’s programs have been competing in conference, conference tournament and non- league matches. Glen Este gained second place in both the boys and girls competitions in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Bowling Invitational that took place at Northwest Lanes.

Williamsburg High Sports Hall of Fame inductees honored

Williamsburg High School Sports Hall of Fame members, past inductees and 2010 inductees, were honored recently at a reception that took place at the new high school. From left are Clayton Connor, Brandon Malott, Tom Lefker, Karen Gaskins Healey, and the 2010 inductees Daryl Connor Williamsburg class of 1974), Keith Gregory (class of 1992), and Archie Hickman (class of 1974).

Batavia’s two victories is bright spot in the dismal county girls basketball scene

Batavia added two triumphs to its season total in Clermont County girls varsity basketball action. Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg also won a game, but the remainder of the teams went winless. The Bulldogs overpowered visiting Clermont Northeastern 34-29. The Green and White was on top throughout 11-5, 20-12, and 27-19.

CNE boys win two; Bethel unbeaten in SBC

Clermont Northeastern’s Rockets lost their first eight games, but the Blue and White blasted off last weekend and completely reversed things to put themselves onto a two-game winning streak. Bethel-Tate’s Tigers continue unbeaten and atop of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.

Bethel-Tate and Glen Este matmen pin down biggest success in county wrestling scene

Dustin Davidson, Bethel-Tate 130-pound senior wrestler, won the 100th and 101st varsity wrestling matches of his career at the Madeira Invitational. Bethel’s grappling gladiators have done very well for themselves. The Fighting Tigers were the champions of the 17-team Fenwick Invitational.

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