New Richmond was a close second in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division boys track and field championship meet that took place on the Lions’ all-weather track during a steady rain. Lightning delays caused the event to take five-and-one-half hours to complete. Western Brown (WB) won the meet with 131 points, New Richmond (NR) had 124, Bethel-Tate (BT) 45, Goshen (Gos) 30, and Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 23.
Glen Este sophomore Michelle Thomas’ three victories paced Clermont countians in the two divisions of the Fort Ancient Vallery Conference track and field championship meets in which they competed. Milford was third among the six teams with 96 points and Glen Este was sixth with 54. Loveland was the winner with 106.
Rainy weather is causing a very slow beginning of the respective sectional tournaments. Amelia defeated Withrow 4-0 in a game played at the barony. Trevor Fehlinger struck out 10 Tigers and allowed just one hit. Cody Chase had two hits, Scotty Weaver scored two runs, and Jake Zeller had two runs batted in (RBI) for the Blue and White.
Williamsburg’s girls came within just two points of winning the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division track and field championship. The event took five-and-one-half hours to complete due to lightning. It rained throughout the event that took place on the all-weather track at New Richmond High School.
Williamsburg reigns as champion of boys track and field in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division(SBC-N). In a meet that took five-and-one-half hours to complete, the Wildcats (Wms) amassed 150 points, Blanchester (Blan) 146, Batavia (Bat) 77, East Clinton (EC) 60, Felicity (Fel) 43, and Georgetown (Geo) 28.
The Annual Goshen Track and Field Invitational took place at Jim Brown Stadium. New Richmond’s Lions were the winners of both the boys and girls divisions. John Berwanger, New Richmond junior, was a two-individual event winner. Charlie Murphy, Goshen junior, Billy Hickey, Williamsburg sophomore, and Josh Daniels, New Richmond senior, each won an event.
Milford and New Richmond have been unbeaten in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. Glen Este, Batavia, and Bethel-Tate have also been big winners. The Eagles nipped Anderson’s Redskins 6-5 in a game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Wes Minton was the winning pitcher who helped assure the victory by clobbering a home run.
Goshen, Milford, and New Richmond have been turning in the best efforts among Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads in recent competition. The Warriors won out over Monroe’s Fighting Hornets 6-2 in non-conference action. Aaron Rogers was the winning pitcher. He received offensive support from Darren Garrett’s three hits.
Glen Este, Goshen, Batavia, Felicity, and Milford have been turning in the best performances among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams. The Trojans outlasted Harrison’s Wildcats 2-1 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division showdown. Kelley Benhase’s 10 strikeouts of the enemy helped her earn the victory on the mound. Kierstin Gregory’s three hits paced the Purple and White’s offensive production.
Clermont County was represented at the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Women’s Basketball Final Four Tournament that took place in St. Louis. Bailey Richards is the photographer for the University of Louisville’s student newspaper, “The Cardinal” and was assigned to cover the Final Four.