Batavia is in the forefront of the efforts of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams. The showing of most of the county’s varsity distaff teams have been rather average or worse. Glen Este’s varsity girls cagers have, by far, been the most successful of the county’s distaff teams as it pertains to defeating teams from outside the Clermont County borders.
Wrestling season has begun in Clermont County and the early-on action is becoming very busy. Loveland was the victor of this event that is being known for the first time as the Bob Guy Invitational instead of the Williamsburg Invitational. It is named in honor of long-time Wildcat mat mentor Bob Guy. Loveland took home the gold as the Tigers’ “B” squad amassed 255 points, Clermont Northeastern 212, Mason “B” 210, Western Brown “B” 204, North College Hill 144, Jackson 140, Mariemont 113, Greenfield McClain 107, and Williamsburg 64.
Clermont County’s varsity girls high school basketball teams have mostly begun their respective campaigns very slowly. Not one of the county’s distaff squads has a winning record in the early goings. Most victories have come against fellow county teams. Some of the teams such as Batavia’s Bulldogs, Bethel-Tate’s Fighting Tigers, Glen Este’s Trojans, and Milford’s E-Gals have shown promise of having upcoming successful campaigns.
Williamsburg High School honored its most successful wrestling coach by renaming its annual invitational tournament the Bob Guy Invitational. Guy was the Wildcats’ head wrestling coach from the 1972-73 school year through the 2002-03 school year.
Clermont County’s varsity boys high school basketball teams have not been tremendously successful in the early going. Fortunately, it has not been a complete wipe out. Bethel-Tate and Milford were victorious in their respective season openers.
Dave Caldwell is the new head boys basketball coach at Glen Este High School beginning with the 2007-08 campaign. Caldwell comes to Glen Este from McNicholas High School where he coached basketball and taught social studies for eight years. He had previously taught and coached at his alma mater (St. Xavier High School, class of 1993) and Taylor High School for one year each. Caldwell replaces Tom Jutze as the Trojans’ head cage man. Jutze is remaining at the school to continue teaching physical education.
The future of the Milford High School football program is very bright indeed. A conference change helped, but the Fort Ancient Valley Conference was discovered to be very tough, too.
Amelia has continued to show positive improvement the past three varsity football seasons and this senior-led squad won more games in Fort Ancient Valley Conference play than any previous Baron gridiron squad.
Kenny Lowe is the new head girls basketball coach at Williamsburg High School. Lowe, a resident of Batavia, has many years of successful coaching experience in several sports to his credit.
The annual Williamsburg Wrestling Invitational Tournament will no longer be known as such. Beginning Dec. 8, the tournament will be renamed the Bob Guy Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Williamsburg hosted a wrestling tournament years ago and then it was discontinued. It was renewed three years ago.