The Mt. Carmel Fire (on offense), a first-year semi-professional football team, has been able to draw blood from two of its first three foes despite the opposition’s advantage of experience.
The Williamsburg Wildcat varsity boys track and field team tied its best-ever finish in league championship meet competition. The Wildcats were second in the Southern Buckeye Conoference National Division race behind Blanchester.
Clermont County track and field teams fared well this season across our eastern and western borders in events that demand late, but necessary recognition, especially including the Western Brown and Anderson Invitationals. Clermont County teams dominated the boys division with Goshen (Gos) leading the way by earning 124 points, Amelia (Ame) had 109, Glen Este (GE) 104, Western Brown 63, North Adams 45, Eastern 28, East Clinton 26, Felicity (Fel) 12, Ripley 11, and Georgetown 3.
Todd Wells has recently announced his resignation as the head coach of the New Richmond varsity tennis team. He is regarded by many who follow the Clermont County prep tennis scene as the most successful in the county’s history. He was the head coach at his alma mater for 13 years.
Friendship combined with athletic teamwork together makes an awesome power. An impressive proof of this point is the solid alliance formed by the best of friends and stellar Clermont Northeastern baseball players, Michael Jefferson and Trace Voshell. Jefferson is a left hand pitcher who dominated the Southern Buckeye Conference baseball scene for the past four seasons. This year he earned a record of 7-2 with a 0.96 earned run average and struck out 80 opponents in 50 innings pitched. His junior year he was 5-2 with a 1.40 earned run average striking out 72 adversaries in 50 innings pitched.
Friendship is truly one of the world’s greatest, if not, the greatest blessing on earth. Two Milford sports greats have decided to continue their education and athletic careers at the same college. Tyler Scheid and Kyle Stone will be moving up Interstate 71 a bit to study and play at Wilmington College. At Milford, they were close teammates and stars on the swimming team and the state champion water polo team.
The first Zach Strief “Dream Big” Foundation Football Camp will take place July 6-8, at Strief’s alma mater, Milford High School. Strief is a former Milford High and Northwestern University football standout who is now a member of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).
Clermont Northeastern’s Rockets and Western Brown’s tied for the varsity baseball crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The members of CNE’s Blue and Gold were, front row from left, Zach Hall, Tyler Sanders, Josh Dales, Trace Voshell, Graham Nash, Andrew Riley, and Sean Barber; back row, head coach Jason Kreimer, David Colwell, Nic Johnson, Zach Slusher, Michael Jefferson, Seth Varner, Justin Messinger, Austyn Pell, and assistant coach Kirk.
Ken Rushford is an athletic trainer with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Eastgate. He has again been honored for his quickness of thinking, his quick reaction, and his heroism. This time the laudatory statements and awards come from the state level. Rushford is also the athletic trainer for Glen Este High School where he utilized his life-saving skills and other talents earlier this school year to save the life of a seriously injured Trojan athlete.
Clermont Northeastern senior sports star Kara Johnson earns Division II first team All-Ohio academic honors
Kara Johnson, Clermont Northeastern senior and three-sport star, has recently earned a berth on the first team of the Division II All-Ohio All-Academic team. She was a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star in all three sports. She has earned special awards from her alma mater as the most improved on the volleyball court and the most valuable player on the basketball court and the softball diamond.