Thirty years ago the fall sports all-star dream teams of the Clermont County League were filled with great talent. Following are the all-star squads of the 1978-79 school year.
It has been a long time since two Clermont County female cross country stars competed in the state championship meet at the same time. The last two were Tina DeMaris of Bethel-Tate, now the head girls cross country coach at Western Brown High School, and Danielle Greenwald of Clermont Northeastern.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s volleyball team gained fifth place in the United States College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament that took place in Fort Wayne, Ind. In the opening round of Pool Play, the Cougars defeated Penn State – Fayette 25-16, 25-18, 25-14. In the second round, the Red and Black was set back by Spalding University (Louisville, Ky.) 25-17, 25-16, 25-13.
Lance Lambert of Bethel-Tate was the first Clermont County male finisher in the Small School division of the Princeton Invitational. He completed the 3.1-mile course in 18-minutes, 56-seconds to earn second place overall.
“They did extremely well. This was the highest win total we’ve ever had for the girls varsity at Milford,” said Gary Tameris, head coach of the E-Gals who wrapped up their most recent campaign with a very respectable 22-win, 11-loss, 1-tie record.
For the second time in three years, Milford’s varsity boys water polo team earned the state championship. The Eagles put together a very impressive record of 17 wins, six losses, and one tie. The last 26 games of the season wee consecutive victories. “This was an extraordinary season. The record and wins in-a-row says volumes for them,” coach Gary Tameris said.
Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este sophomore, did her school and Clermont county proud with her second place finish in the Division I girls state cross country championship run. The 3.1-mile race took place on the Scioto Downs race track course in Columbus.
Milford’s varsity boys soccer squad advanced to the Division I regional tournament championship game before being eliminated by the Beavercreek Beavers 3-1 at Pat Mancuso Stadium, Princeton High School. The Eagles’ goal was made by junior defender Andy George.
Milford, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia were champions of their division of their respective conferences in varsity girls soccer. Conference standings (final): Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Milford 5-0, Anderson 4-1, Loveland 3-2, Glen Este 2-3, Harrison 1-4, and Winton Woods 0-5.
Most of Clermont County’s varsity boys soccer teams enjoyed good success in the final weeks of regular season competition. At the conclusion of the regular season schedule Milford was rated the third best Division I team in the entire state.