Jacob Ison has qualified for the United States’ World Team Trials for Greco-Roman wrestling. The tournament will take place May 30 and 31 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ison is a junior red-shirt member of the Ohio University wrestling team.
Judy Bataille, a 2006 graduate of Felicity High School, has recently earned her second consecutive Division III national indoor track championship. Bataille, a junior at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.02 seconds. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships took place at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Sports and Recreation Facility in Terre Haute, Ind.
Batavia, Goshen, and Williamsburg have all begun their respective varsity baseball campaigns with triumphs. The Bulldogs began it all with a convincing 9-0 victory over Loveland’s Tigers in a non-league tilt. Korey Eads was the winning pitcher. Having two hits apiece for the winners were J. D. Little, David Lenhardt, Eric Roberts, and Bill McPartland.
Bethel-Tate, Milford, and New Richmond’s boys varsity tennis squads have experienced no setbacks in the early-going. The Tigers beat Batavia 4-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division duel. The Red and Gray whitewashed Clermont Northeastern 5-0.
Glen Este, Milford, Batavia, and Williamsburg have begun their respective varsity fast pitch softball seasons most successfully. Glen Este and Milford met in a key Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game between unbeatens. The visiting Trojans won 1-0 in 11-innings at Tealtown Park.
Jake Dall, New Richmond High School senior, has recently signed a college letter-of-intent. He will attend Georgetown (Ky.) College where he will play football. He has not yet decided about his major course study. At New Richmond he was a letterman in football (three years) and baseball (one year) and also competed in basketball.
Wayne Stacy was recently inducted into the Wilmington College Athletics Hall of Fame. At 1986 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Wilmington in 1991. He earned a master’s degree in education. He was a standout athlete for the Quakers in football and track and field.
Todd Riedel has just begun a new job. The 1997 graduate of Amelia High School has just been offered, and accepted, the position as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Missouri State University (MSU), Springfield, Mo. The announcement was made last week by Terry Sauerby, the head strength and conditioning coach at Missouri State.
New Richmond swept both gender crowns in the Annual Polar Bear Relays that took place at Bethel-Tate High School. This event is usually the opening event for Clermont County’s high school spring sports season. This year it served the same purpose.
The National Division Southern Buckeye Conference coaches have selected their respective all-star teams for the winter 2008-09 season. Following are Clermont County’s representatives on these teams. Both divisions are combined into one tournament.