Clermont County teams fared very well in the opening round of the sectional baseball and fast pitch softball tournaments. Amelia avenged a regular season loss to Glen Este by surprising the Trojans 9-4 in a Division I game that took place at Midland Field. Tyler Feine tossed a five-hitter for the Barons. Jerry Neeley was the losing pitcher.
Blanchester is the champion of the girls division of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division track and field championship meet that took place at Western Brown High School.
New Richmond, Amelia, and Felicity have emerged from recent Clermont County high school girls fast pitch softball battles the most unscathed. Milford and Williamsburg have been breaking even of late. The Lions won out over Glen Este’s Trojans 5-2 in this non-conference battle between two county squads. Michelle Sweet limited the Purple and White to just four base raps on her way to a win on the mound.
New Richmond captured the Southern Buckeye Conference track and field championship in the annual showdown that took place this year at Western Brown High School. The Lions (NR) scored 137 points, Goshen (Gos) 95, Western Brown (WB) 65, Bethel-Tate (BT) 52, and Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 3.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads have been tacking on some victories of late. Williamsburg and Batavia have been playing almost flawlessly. Goshen and Glen Este have also been turning in above .500 efforts.
Amelia was the champion of Flight G of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Classic Championship. The Barons amassed 250 points in the seven-team flight, Glen Este was fourth with 130 points, and Bethel-Tate was seventh with 60.
Nick Inabnitt is returning to Goshen and Clermont County. After an 11-year teaching and coaching career in the Blanchester Local School District, the former Goshen High School standout is leaving Clinton County.
Clermont Northeastern and Batavia have been leading the way, lately, with the most success among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
Milford’s girls were runners-up in their respective division at the annual Milford Track and Field Invitational. The best finish for a Clermont County boys team was Amelia.
Kelley Wesp will soon be concluding an outstanding athletic career at Glen Este High School. Kelley was a three-year varsity letter earner in cross country and basketball and a two-year letter earner in track and field. On the hardwood she was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division, all-city and all Division I district all-star.