Joe Smith was recently recognized for his baseball skills. The Amelia High School graduate was chosen in the third round, the 94th selection overall, by the New York Mets in the 2006 First Year Player Draft. Smith, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 205-pound junior had been a right hand relief pitcher for the Wright State Raiders. His performance through the 2006 season earned him the Horizon League Pitcher of the Year honors as well as the NCAA
The Annual Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star Football Game took place last Thursday night (June at Kings High School. The West won out 35-0, ahead after each quarter 7-0, 2-10, and 28-0.
Zach Strief has the opportunity to become the third Clermont County high school graduate to play professional football in the National Football League.
Two of the best of the athletes from the Clermont Northeastern High School class of 2006 have committed themselves to the college of their choice. Megan Messinger and Jesse Meadors have signed letters-of-intent to continue their respective educations and athletic careers.
Seven Clermont countians are known to have placed among the top 100 of almost 10,000 runners in the Flying Pig Marathon. The annual 26-mile race took place May 7, beginning in downtown Cincinnati.
The Clermont Northeastern baseball teams enjoyed competing on a newly renovated diamond during the 2005-06 season. The CNE Athletic Boosters and parent volunteers held fundraisers and, combined with a partial grant from Dome Depot, were able to pay the $21,000 necessary for the renovation.
Adam Chambers, Glen Este junior, was the best performer among Clermont countians in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-B) track and field championships.
It was a very good weekend for Clermont County in the respective regional track and field championships. Paced by four individual district champions in five events, 13 Clermont County high school track and field stars qualified for the state championship that will take place this Friday and Saturday (June 2 and 3) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.
Five Clermont County high school varsity fast pitch softball teams advanced to their sectional final to no avail.