The Batavia Wrestling Team is looking forward to a very strong finish to this year’s wrestling season. After defeating Withrow and Cincinnati Christian in their latest tri-match and placing fourth out of ten teams in the Valleyview Tournament, the team is looking forward to their next big competitions.
The Milford Eagles (13-2) brought a big crowd with them to watch a rematch at local rival Glen Este Friday, Jan. 25. The Glen Este Trojans hoped to avenge the 51-38 loss to the Eagles in Milford Dec 14. The Eagles got off to a fast start led by Robbie Kohler, 5’9″ Sophomore Guard who pumped in a couple of 3-pointers in the first minutes.
Clermont Northeastern is leading the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity boys basketball race. “They’ve been playing very good lately now that we have everybody back from the injury list,” said Jerry Doerger, head coach of the Rockets.
Batavia has been battling from the get-go for the championship crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The Bulldogs are currently in second place; Georgetown is in first place. “We’re playing up to our expectations. We’re playing up to what we’re capable of,” said Aaron Brose, head coach of the Green and White. “The team has been playing hard. They are all hustle all of the time.”
The Goshen Warriors Junior Varsity warmed up the home crowd with a convincing 51-33 win over the Williamsburg Wildcats. In the big game, the Wildcats took the tip-off and drove down-court to miss the first of many shots.
The varsity boys and girls swiming and diving teams of the respective Clermont County high schools are now entering the league championship meet phase of the season. The Lions, in swimming and diving only, are members of the Southwest Ohio Swim League (SOSL). In all other sports, they are a member of the Southern Buckeye Conference, but the only Clermont County member with a full competitive team.
Clermont County’s high school varsity boys squads are in the middle of their respective regular season schedules. Some are enjoying piling up victories. The Barons have been showing progress as they have finally settled into a less busy portion of their schedule. “We got off to a slow start. I think a lot of that is because we didn’t have enough time to prepare properly for some of the teams. We started by playing six games in 14 days,” said Craig Mazzaro, Amelia head coach.
Clermont County’s varsity girls basketball squads are very much into their mid-season competition and not too distant from actually drawing for their respective opening round of tournament opponents. “I expected a little bit more from them than what we’ve gotten to this point of the season, but they’re finally realizing their potential,” said Katrina Seis, head coach of the Red and Gray.
The Batavia Lady Bulldogs bean Amelia on the Baron’s home court last week, outscoring the blue and white 60-48. The game was led in scoring by Batavia’s Heather Hines, who shot for 18, followed by teammate Amy Webb who scored 15. Amelia was led by Ashley Crutcher and Morgan Sperry, who each scored 10 points.
The Glen Este Trojans held off Purcell Marian January 8 for a slim win, 55-54. The Trojans were led in scoring by Dustin Brinson, who shot for 19. Purcell Marian led at the half by one point, 22-21, but the Trojans outscored the visiting team heavily in the third quarter.