For what is believed to be a first, Batavia High School has hosted its own varsity boys and girls track and field invitational. Not even the Class A state boys champion team of 1966 or the runners-up teams of 1964 and 1965 hosted their own invite. At the time, the Bulldogs were relegated to just practicing at times on the sidewalks on Broadway and other surrounding streets in the village and the school yard.
New Richmond, Clermont Northeastern, and Williamsburg have gone through recent Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball action unblemished. Amelia has also been piling up a number of victories of late. Heather Brown pitched a no-hitter for Williamsburg. Rachel Hayes hit three triples in one game for Amelia. Bethany Evans has been hot at the plate for Milford. The Lions shut out Batavia 2-0 in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division action. Michelle Sweet whiffed eight Bulldogs to record the victory on the mound. Jamie Bare was the losing hurler. Molly Gross and Megan Troxell each had two base raps for the Red and Black.
Michelle Wenker has already established herself as a Clermont County distaff basketball standout, but now an additional honor has been earned by the Amelia High School senior. Michelle’s off-court studies, in addition to her on court basketball talents, led to her earning being chosen as a Division I first team all-Ohio Academic girls basketball all-star.
Finally! Spring break is over and the weather is making an effort to warm up and dry out to permit Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball teams to continue their respective campaigns. The Tigers edged Williamsburg 4-3 behind Taylor’s four-hit, 10-strikeout pitching performance. John Pope was the unfortunate losing moundman. Matt McKee doubled twice to pace the Red and Gray’s offense in this Southern Buckeye Conference non-division showdown.
Spring break is over and the rain and cold is not nearly as prevalent allowing Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball teams to get it into gear once again. The Wildcats’ offense erupted to beat Bethel-Tate 8-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division contest. Heather Brown was the winning pitcher and Hanah Rinehart took the loss.
Milford was respectfully represented on the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) winter season all-star squads. This year marks the last that the Eagles will be a member of the GMC. Next year Milford will compete in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Following are the Milford athletes on the respective sports all-star teams (some of the squads list the year in school).
Amelia’s Barons were well-represented on most of the winter sports all-star teams of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division. Following are those members of the Blue and White on the respective squads. Some of the dream teams may include additional personal information.
Glen Este was well-represented on the majority of the winter all-star teams of the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Some of the squads’ listings include additional personal statistics. Following are the Glen Esteans who earned berths on these respective stellar squads.
Williamsburg’s boys easily won the A Classic Track and Field Division III championship. The event took place at Lockland High School. The Wildcats tallied 124 points, Reading 74, Cincinnati Christian 71, Seven Hills 47, Lockland 40, Hillcrest 38, Cincinnati Hills Christian 30, New Miami 20, Shroder 17, and Miami Valley Christian 4. Wildcat coach Chris Rolph pointed out his charges set 12 personal bests at the meet. Victories achieved by the Blue and White were Mike McAfee in the 100-meters dash (11.40, tying the school record of Donald Wright established in 1989), 200 dash (23.40), and 400 dash (53.4), Jerrad Turner in the pole vault (11-feet), Alex Jenkins in the 110 high hurdles (16.67), DuSean Shelton in the 800 run (2:08), and the 1,600 relay of Jenkins, Shelton, Cody Watson, and McAfee (3:45).
The reports of Clermont County high school varsity tennis action have been extremely limited of late, but in those few results that have been reported, Batavia has been emerging as the major winner.