Milford and Goshen are in the thick of the fight in their respective conference’s boys basketball races. Felicity has emerged as the most positive surprise of the season. Milford brought down Sycamore’s Aviators in a Greater Miami Conference battle 61-55 before the winners’ home crowd. The Eagles spotted their guests a 13-8 first quarter advantage, but knotted the score at 21 at the half before taking over for good 40-38 after three periods of action. Milford scoring leaders: Brandon Baker 19, Mark Bryant 17, and Tyler Diercks 10.
Milford is just about the only Clermont County varsity boys basketball squad to be recording any victories of late. Milford was taken into overtime before defeating visiting Lakota East to remain in the top echelon of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) race.
Milford remains the dominant force among Clermont County’s high school varsity wrestling teams, but most recently Bethel-Tate stepped to the forefront with a tournament triumph of its own.
The 2006-07 version of the Clermont College men’s basketball team has begun yet another season in pursuit of still more titles, trophies, and accolades. The Cougars have a long tradition of winning seasons and conference and tournament championships.
Bowling is now an officially recognized and sanctioned sport by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Because of this first-ever approval by the OHSAA the enthusiasm and response by the four boys varsity teams and four girls varsity teams in Clermont County has grown significantly.
Glen Este’s Trojans continue to be the most successful of Clermont County’s varsity girls basketball squads. Glen Este was forced to make a serious comeback in the second half to overcome a determined Harrison club 56-45 on the losers’ floor. The Trojans were on the bottom after the first two breaks of this Fort Ancient Valley Conference contest 12-8 and 19-16, but the Purple and White rallied to take the lead 36-33 after three quarters of action and held on from there.
The coaches of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference have chosen their fall sports all-star teams. Glen Este is a member of the Buckeye Division and Amelia is a member of the Cardinals Division. Glen Este senior running back Donnie Talbott was the FAVC-Buckeye Division Co-Player of the Year in football.
The Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC-A) autumn all-star squads have been chosen. Following are the Clermont countians elected to those pretigious teams. Goshen junior Staci Hicks was a two-sport SBC-A player of the year in girls cross country and girls soccer.
Alyssa Rich’s selection as the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) girls soccer player of the year and her coach, Patrick Winkler, being selected as GMC coach of the year highlighted Milford’s honors for the autumn all-star squads. Also noted is the year in school of each Eagle all-leaguer.
Batavia’s Derek Boggs (golf), Nikki Staton (tennis), and Sarah Smith (soccer) were selected as the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division’s players of the year in their respective sport. Batavia’s Brett Harris (golf) and Felicity’s Amber Chandler (girls soccer) were chosen by their peers as coaches of the year in their respective sport.