Blanchester won the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Wrestling Tournament by virtue of getting nine of its team to the championship finals. The number of champions was balanced. Blanchester, Goshen, and Western Brown each had three, New Richmond two, and Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia one apiece.
Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, Milford, Williamsburg, and Bethel-Tate have begun to emerge with a number of victories in Clermont County high school varsity girls basketball action. Milford’s victory was a major upset among county, conference, and Greater Cincinnati expectations. The respective division sectional tournaments will begin Feb. 16.
Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate junior guard-forward, scored the 1,000th point of his three-year varsity basketball career in the Tigers’ home victory against the East Clinton Astros, Feb. 4. Glen Este pulled off an upset over Milford and New Richmond hosted Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, in the major highlights of the brief amount Clermont County high school boys basketball action due to the bad weather.
New Richmond, the defending champion, and Blanchester are the favorites to battle it out for the Southern Buckeye Conference Wrestling Tournament championship. The showdown will take place, Feb. 14, at New Richmond High School. In wrestling, the two divisions combine into one to determine the titlist.
The Fort Ancient Valley Conference’s respective division wrestling tournaments appear to be very cut and dried. Milford is the Feb. 14 site of all three division confrontations. Harrison is the heavy favorite to win it all in the Buckeye Division.
Most of Clermont County’s varsity boys and girls bowling teams have been enjoying a lot of success of late. The Trojans have tasted the most triumph of the county’s squads. The contests with Milford and Loveland were in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
The men of Clermont Northeastern and Milford have seen recent unblemished success on the battlefields of Clermont County high school varsity boys basketball. The Rockets overpowered Felicity 60-48 in the aviary in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division duel. The Blue and Gold was in the lead at each intermission 19-11, 33-23, and 49-35.
Sarah Vinson, an Amelia High School senior, was recognized recently for her stellar performance in the classroom. The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division girls soccer player of the year was recently notified of having earned a berth on the United States High School Academic All-American team. Vinson, the daughter of Todd and Donna Vinson, is a member of the Amelia High National Honor Society and is vice-president of the student council.
Milford’s varsity boys and girls swimming teams have been doing very well including performances in their own annual invitational. Chris Williams was an individual champion for the Eagle boys in the 100-yard freestyle. The girls 400 free relay of Katie McClure, Gwen Storch, Naomi Week, and Laurin McClure was victorious, too.
New Richmond High School will be adding two members to its sports hall of fame. Pat Hill and Warren McConnell are well-respected and legendary not only in New Richmond, but throughout Clermont County. They comprise the class of 2009 of the NRHS Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place before the Jan. 31 varsity boys basketball game, when the Lions’ varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams will host a team from Georgetown, Canada.