The 17th Annual Clermont County Mud Volleyball Tournament took place for the first time on the site of the Red Barn Flea Market in Batavia. The previous 16 years the event had taken place on the Tate Beach along the waters of Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park.
Women’s professional golf ventured into Clermont County last week as the Duramed Championship took place at the Stonelick Hills Golf Course in Stonelick Township. This is one of the tournaments that compose the Duramed Futures Tour.
The competitive season has come to a successful conclusion for the Clermont Rowing Crew. The team includes Justin Abbott, Milford High School junior; Shawn Allen, Amelia junior; Beth Bell, Batavia freshman; Emalee Bloss, Amelia sophomore; Nathan Borowitz, Anderson sophomore; Rachel Bowling, Batavia senior; Hope Bowman, New Richmond freshman; Brittany Bushelman, Amelia sophomore; Justin Chandler, McNicholas sophomore; Nick Childs, Amelia junior; Quinton Clark, Amelia sophomore; Brenna Clifton, Milford freshman; Alexis Debell, Milford sophomore; James Earnest, Amelia senior; Angela Eaton, Bethel-Tate senior; Jordan Engel, Miami Valley Christian junior; Jeremy Forbes, Amelia junior; Chase Gleason, New Richmond freshman; Andy Grachek, Glen Este junior; Brittany Hall, New Richmond senior.
The Felicity fastpitch softball team was runner-up in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division race and advanced to the Division III district tournament. Team members include Samantha Ladenburger, Felisha McCann, Amber Oney, Lindsey Barger, Kayla Henson, Ashley Rice, Kristie White, Megan Taylor, Eden Fryman, Megan Reeves, Amber McCann, Stephanie Kirk, and Elizabeth White. The head coach was Damon Smith.
Elliott Keefer, one of Clermont County’s all-time great prep aquatic stars, has recently been notified of his selection to the All-American team for his superior talents in high school water polo competition. Keefer explained there are All-American teams that emerge from zones across the United States. Ohio is included in Zone One. The other states in this zone are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Glen Este High School Athletic Department recently honored its deserving spring sports athletes. Following are those Trojans so honored.
Members of the New Richmond varsity boys track and field team include Eric Finan, Tyler Hughes, Jake Kools, Rickey Schafer, Mike Maupin, Andrew Nealan, T. J. Petry, Ben Werle, Andrew Kappes, Josh Daniels, Steve Gantzer, Zach Branam, David Sheldon, Devin Ruck, Kody McCormick, Nick Manning, Danny Ruck, and Eric Erkenbrecher. The head coach is Warren McConnell and the assistant coach is Jerry Reardon.
The Bethel-Tate varsity girls track and field team was just 1.5 points short of tying Western Brown for the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division track and field crown.
Amelia head basketball coach Craig Mazzaro was very pleased with the transfer of Courtney Rodgers from Anderson High School to the barony for the latter’s senior year. Recently Rodgers signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to play basketball for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Cougars, the defending national champions of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Bryce Couch, stellar Amelia cager, has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Cincinnati Clermont College to continue his studies and his basketball career. Not only is Couch talented on the hardwood, he was second in grade point average of the Amelia School of Business and Technology where he has also earned awards for outstanding student and for leadership.