Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball teams are just getting their respective campaigns in gear. Amelia’s Barons, Milford’s E-Gals, Glen Este’s Trojans, and Goshen’s Warriors have been the dominant forces in the opening segment of the county’s volleyball scene.
Glen Este (1-1) took it to Lakota East 42-26 on the losers’ dirt. The Trojans led at each break 14-13, 21-20, and 35-26 in this non-conference showdown. Kyle Slater scored for GE on runs of six, 17, and 85 yards, Shawn Talbott on an 88-yard punt return and a 76-yard romp, and Ryan Lehr on an 11-yard pass from Andrew Keller. Patrick Harder kicked six conversion points.
Tammy McCallum became the first Clermont County female athlete inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame. The LaRosa’s Hall of Fame has existed since 1975 and, amazingly, only two Clermont County high school athletes have been chosen.
The Anderson Senior Softball League is very important to its more than 80 competitors who have played on Mondays throughout the summer. The games take place at Riverside Park just south of Newtown.
In the terms of enthusiasm, excitement, and pure fun, the first season of football for the Mount Carmel Fire can best be described as a big success. Coleman Lucas, the head coach, said, “I’ve had a blast. I think we’ve all had a blast. The team has grown spiritually, mentally, and physically.”
The 11th Annual Scott McDowell Memorial River Run/Walk took place last Saturday as part of the River Days celebration in his hometown of New Richmond.
It was a night of memories and a solid performance for Zach Strief, the left offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints. The Saints defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-19 in a National Football League (NFL) game played Saturday night (Aug. 18) before a full house at Paul Brown Stadium.
Amelia was the only Clermont County high school varsity football team to open with a win. The four new head coaches in the county all lost their first encounter. Amelia beat Batavia 12-9 in a hard-fought inter-county, non-conference contest played at the barony. The host Blue and White was forced to rally twice to hang onto the victory.
A number of Milford athletes earned distinction being selected as members of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) spring sports all-star teams. This is the last spring Milford will be a member of the GMC. Next year Milford will be competing in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference that includes numerous neighboring schools (Amelia, Anderson, Glen Este, Loveland, and Turpin) with long non-conference traditions of competing against the Red and White.
Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, and New Richmond were well-represented on the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division spring sports all-star dream teams. Following are the Clermont County members of those respective squads.