Sports Archive

Amelia athletes honored with FAVC-C all-star status

Amelia, the only Clermont County school in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division, was well-represented on the spring sports all-star squads. Followiing are the Barons so honored and their year in school.

Batavia softball: SBC-N co-champ, Division II sectional and district champ, regional qualifier

A very disappointing 7-0 loss to North Union brought to a close a superb season for the Batavia varsity softball team. The showdown was in the semi-finals of the Division III regional tournament that took place at Wright State University, Fairborn. The loss gave the Green and White a final season record of 18-8. A record of 10-5 earned Batavia a co-championship (with Blanchester) in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.

Batavia baseball: SBC-N, Division II sectional, and district champion and regional qualifier

An outstanding season was finally brought to an end. The Batavia varsity baseball team was eliminated from tournament play with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Columbus St. Francis DeSales. The battle was in the Division II regional semi-finals that took place in Springfield. DeSales grabbed the lead immediately by scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning.

Six Clermont countians qualify for state track and field championship showdown

Five Clermont County high school track and field stars qualified for the state championship meet that will take place this weekend at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. At the regional meet that took place at the University of Dayton Welcome Stadium, the best eight placers in each event scored points for their team and the best four in each event qualified for the state championships.

Clermont County’s Fire ready to light up football league

Clermont County’s own semi-professional football team, the Mount Carmel Fire, has announced its roster and schedule for the 2008 summer season. The Fire is a member of the United States Football Association.

Batavia captures its own track and field invitational

Batavia’s boys won their own track and field invitational. Mariemont was the girls winner. Team scores: Batavia (Bat) 146.5, Deer Park (DP) 118.5, Williamsburg (Wms) 102, Mariemont (M) 52.5, Indian Hill (IH) 48, Georgetown (G) 46, Felicity (Fel) 37.5, Purcell Marian (PM) 35, and Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 31.5.

Louie Schaljo is county’s first five-sport all-star

Louie Schaljo has become the first high school athlete in Clermont County sports history to be selected to an all-star team in five sports. The oldest record this writer could find of a high school athletic event taking place in the county between two high schools occurred on Nov. 25, 1909 (Thanksgiving Day) in the old armory in Batavia (it stood on the northeast corner of Riverside Drive and Wood streets). It was a girls basketball game won by Batavia over Bethel.

A mountain of accolades expressed for Pat Hill

The legendary Pat Hill, 36 years very successfully involved in the New Richmond High School athletic program as teacher, coach and athletic director, was recently honored with a well-attended cook out that took place at the high school football stadium. The event was sponsored by the New Richmond Youth Foundation.

County has 17 individual champions in district track

Goshen’s girls set the pace for Clermont County teams in the district track and field meets. Individually, 17 Clermont countians won 22 events. Cat Humphries of Williamsburg, a junior at McNicholas High School (McN), won four events and Bethel-Tate senior Emily Tyler captured two to lead the county’s individual champions.

County teams advancing in softball tournament

In a fierce display of the abundant fast pitch softball talent in Clermont County, four more teams advanced in tournament action. In Division I, Glen Este was merciless to Mercy 3-1. Kelley Benhase fired a one-hitter while striking out 10 of the enemy. Kaylin Steinmetz had two runs batted in (RBI).

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