Clermont County’s winter sports athletes received a good amount of recognition on the various all-star squads of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Following are the Clermont County stars whose light shone bright in the winter night and earned them representation on the respective dream teams. The year of school of each athlete is included.
Glen Este and Milford are the Clermont County high schools that are members of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division. The county’s winter athletes received very good recognition on the FAVC-B all-star squads. Following are the Clermont County’s representatives. The year of school is included.
The following are the Glen Este High School athletes honored for their outstanding work during the winter sports season. Cameron Childs and Taylor Krimmer (co-Most Valuable), Tyler Godfrey (Most Improved), Corey Vestring (110% Award), and Dan Gibbs, Mark Lowery, James Mikolay, Kyle Turner, and Tanner Wolffram (Scholar Athletes).
Quite possibly the greatest positive turnaround in Clermont County sports history may be that of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s women’s basketball team. Last year the Cougars lost 27 games and this year’s team won 27 games.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s men’s basketball team earned third place in the national tournament of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Tournament. The Cougars overcame early season inexperience to qualify for the national championship tournament once again. The USCAA championship finale took place at Southern Maine University, Portland.
Brandon Baker, Milford High School basketball standout, recently signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and basketball career at Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn. Belmont is a Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) school that is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Brittany Brannock, Bethel-Tate High School soccer star, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to attend the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio. Brannock is a three-sport letter earner competing in soccer, basketball, and track and field.
Two of the Clermont County teams in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Tournament showdown did themselves quite proud. Following a regular season-long slight slumber, the Amelia academic team awakened for the post season conference tournament, and as they have so many times before, the Barons captured the Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship crown. The victory earned Amelia its fourth berth in the regional tournament. This year the tournament will take place April 26 at Cincinnati State. “It has been a roller coaster season,” said Tom Wilson who has been the Blue and White’s coach since the program began seven years ago.
Clermont County dominated the sectional bowling tournaments for both boys and girls. Glen Este’s boys and Milford’s girls earned their respective sectional championship crowns. The Trojans’ Dustin Brinson and Amelia’s Amber Kellerman captured the individual sectional championship honors.
Kyle Krummert, Milford senior 135-pounder, earned the only victory among the three Clermont County wrestlers who qualified for the state championship tournament. The tournament took place last weekend at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.