Mount Orab dominated the Southern Ohio Softball League End of the Season Tournament action. Bethel, Felicity, New Richmond, Williamsburg, Withamsville-Tobasco, and Hamersville also emerged with championship teams. Following are the final End of the Season Tournament Standings that were reported with the records of each respective team.
Several exciting competitions took place at the Annual June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. Following are the winners of the Fourth Annual Car Show in which more than 60 vehicles participated.
The Nothing But Net Sports Complex will be opening later this year providing area sports enthusiasts with what is regarded by many of them as a much-needed facility to all of Clermont County, in general, and western Clermont County, in particular. Dan and Angie Albrinck are building a large activities area in what had been for many years the Andres Lumber and Supply Company at 4343 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road.
Boxing 4 Fitness is a passion brought to fruition by certified athletic trainer Brian Simpson of Amelia. He teaches Boxing 4 Fitness three days a week to spirited classes of enthusiasts at the Beechmont Racquet and Fitness Club in Cherry Grove. Simpson began this program six months ago and is very pleased with its growth and success. Simpson explained core training consists of physical workouts that focus on the body from mid thighs to the lower chest.
Rick McMullen has been selected as the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Amelia High School. He replaces Craig Mazzaro for whom he served on his staff as a varsity assistant coach. McMullen began his coaching career in 1980 when he became the varsity and reserve boys basketball coach at White Oak High School, Mowrystown, Ohio.
Brian McMonigle has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at New Richmond High School. McMonigle graduated from New Richmond High in 1998 and the University of Cincinnati in 2002 earning a degree in social studies secondary education. He will be a member of the faculty at his alma mater. The new head man of the male Lions’ cage program was a three-sport Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in football, basketball, and baseball, and he also played soccer his first two years of high school.
Dan McKibben is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Williamsburg High School. McKibben is a 1988 graduate of Williamsburg High. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in basketball and baseball. His varsity basketball coach was present Williamsburg athletic director Jim Dyer under whom McKibben proudly points out the Wildcats won a school record 18 games his senior year.
The annual 5K Run/Walk took place in Williamsburg as part of the June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. Derek Jones and Rocky Mitchell, graduates of Williamsburg High School, turned in the best running times of the day. The event took place mostly over the new Batavia-Williamsburg Trail located in East Fork State Park.
A trio of Clermont countians have enjoyed a successful summer, thus far, with their wrestling competition. Each qualified for Team Ohio in Greco-Roman. Jeff Elam, who will be a senior at Batavia High School, competes in the 215-pound weight class.
Milford High School’s varsity boys volleyball team, the only one in Clermont County, has finished its regular season schedule very strong. The Eagles wrapped up their schedule with a 17-6 record. The Red and White were close to being unbeatable, after a slow start, by being victorious in 16 of their final 18 contests.