The University of Cincinnati Clermont College baseball team did itself and the county proud by finishing fourth in the national tournament in just the second year of the program’s existence. The Cougars concluded the 2009 campaign with a 23-18-1 record.
The tournament season has ended, but Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams did well and entered their respective tourneys with strong regular season-ending showings. New Richmond, Glen Este, Goshen, Batavia, and Milford ended their schedules most powerfully.
New Richmond can be proclaimed as the most successful of Clermont County’s high school varsity tennis teams with the season now just recently concluded. he Lions, champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, defeated Felicity 4-1 in a non-division game. The winning Lions were first singles Tyler Esham 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, second singles Daniel Heflin 6-0, 6-1, first doubles Nick Groman and Eric Hays 6-0, 6-0, and second doubles Matt Dooley and James Martin 6-0, 6-1. The Cardinals’ winner was third singles Trevor Shouse 6-2, 6-4.
The Clermont Crew experienced a season that varsity coach Amy Condrey described as having been “very successful.” The crew is composed mostly of high school students who are residents of Clermont County. They attend Amelia, Batavia, Bethel-Tate, Glen Este, Goshen, Milford, New Richmond, and Williamsburg high schools. There are several crew members who are students at Anderson and McNicholas high schools.
Eight-year old Josh Cobb was believed to have caught a state record carp. It weighed 55.5 pounds, had a girth of 32.5 inches, and was 47.5 inches long. It was an grand size, but it was determined that it was not the right type of carp.
What was expected to be a typical very early morning of fishing turned out to be a record-setting day of achievement for Chris Rolph and Jon Owens. On June 11, about 12:45 a.m., they caught an enormous blue catfish that was 54.2 inches long, had a 36-inch girth, and weighed 96 pounds. The catch was made near the Turkey Bottoms that is located about one mile upriver (east) of Schmidt Fields along Kellogg (Eastern) Avenue.
Several exciting competitions took place at the Annual June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. One of the most attended and most participated competitive events was the automobile show. Jay Riedel, owner of Custom and Classic Auto Service, in Williamsburg, served as the chairman of the car show.
The all-star squads of the spring season of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Divison (FAVC-B) were selected by the head coaches of each respective team. Following are the all-stars from Glen Este and Milford high schools, the two Clermont County high schools that are members of the FAVC-B. The year in school of each all-star is included.
The coaches of the National Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC-N) have chosen their all-star dream teams for the 2009 spring campaign. Following are the selected athletes of Batavia, Felicity and Williamsburg, the Clermont County schools that are members of the SBC-N. Their respective year in school is included.
The spring all-star squads of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A) have been chosen by the conference’s head coaches. Following are the stellar stars from Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, and New Richmond high schools, the Clermont County members of the SBC-A. The year in school is also included.