Clermont County Knothole is beginning the second half season of the 2007 campaign. This marks the 61st year of the Clermont County Knothole Association. Among the 16 divisions, Tealtown owns or shares the leadership of five divisions, Bethel and Milford four, Amelia two, and Clermont Northeastern, Goshen and New Richmond one.
Zach Strief’s Dream Big Foundation Football Camp can only be described as successful. More than 200 young men took part in the camp that took place at Milford High School, July 6-8. Strief is a graduate of Milford High School where he was a Greater Miami Conference (GMC) all-star lineman. He continued his stellar career at Northwestern University and today is a member of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).
Tim Allen and Tommy Fehring and Zach and Jacob Ison are having and will continue to have a busy summer on the wrestling mats and sidelines. Allen, head coach of the Amelia wrestling program, has been asked and has accepted to coach the USA Team Ohio Junior Greco-Roman Duals team. The Ohioans will be competing in the national tournament that will take place in Oklahoma City,. Okla., June 25-30.
The 17th Annual Clermont County Mud Volleyball Tournament took place for the first time on the site of the Red Barn Flea Market in Batavia. The previous 16 years the event had taken place on the Tate Beach along the waters of Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park.
Women’s professional golf ventured into Clermont County last week as the Duramed Championship took place at the Stonelick Hills Golf Course in Stonelick Township. This is one of the tournaments that compose the Duramed Futures Tour.
The competitive season has come to a successful conclusion for the Clermont Rowing Crew. The team includes Justin Abbott, Milford High School junior; Shawn Allen, Amelia junior; Beth Bell, Batavia freshman; Emalee Bloss, Amelia sophomore; Nathan Borowitz, Anderson sophomore; Rachel Bowling, Batavia senior; Hope Bowman, New Richmond freshman; Brittany Bushelman, Amelia sophomore; Justin Chandler, McNicholas sophomore; Nick Childs, Amelia junior; Quinton Clark, Amelia sophomore; Brenna Clifton, Milford freshman; Alexis Debell, Milford sophomore; James Earnest, Amelia senior; Angela Eaton, Bethel-Tate senior; Jordan Engel, Miami Valley Christian junior; Jeremy Forbes, Amelia junior; Chase Gleason, New Richmond freshman; Andy Grachek, Glen Este junior; Brittany Hall, New Richmond senior.
The Felicity fastpitch softball team was runner-up in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division race and advanced to the Division III district tournament. Team members include Samantha Ladenburger, Felisha McCann, Amber Oney, Lindsey Barger, Kayla Henson, Ashley Rice, Kristie White, Megan Taylor, Eden Fryman, Megan Reeves, Amber McCann, Stephanie Kirk, and Elizabeth White. The head coach was Damon Smith.
Elliott Keefer, one of Clermont County’s all-time great prep aquatic stars, has recently been notified of his selection to the All-American team for his superior talents in high school water polo competition. Keefer explained there are All-American teams that emerge from zones across the United States. Ohio is included in Zone One. The other states in this zone are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Glen Este High School Athletic Department recently honored its deserving spring sports athletes. Following are those Trojans so honored.
Members of the New Richmond varsity boys track and field team include Eric Finan, Tyler Hughes, Jake Kools, Rickey Schafer, Mike Maupin, Andrew Nealan, T. J. Petry, Ben Werle, Andrew Kappes, Josh Daniels, Steve Gantzer, Zach Branam, David Sheldon, Devin Ruck, Kody McCormick, Nick Manning, Danny Ruck, and Eric Erkenbrecher. The head coach is Warren McConnell and the assistant coach is Jerry Reardon.