Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate junior guard-forward, and Jamie Hamlet, Glen Este senior guard, were leaders among Clermont County’s best in various end of the season varsity basketball statistics for Greater Cincinnati.
Eight Clermont County wrestlers won individual weight class championships in the annual Steve Shinkle Wrestling Invitational Tournament that took place at Batavia High School. Teamwise, the county did also did very well with Bethel-Tate just being nipped at the wire by Turpin; Batavia and Northeastern were among the top five squads of the 18-team tournament.
The 35th Annual Milford Invitational Wrestling Tournament was won by Princeton. Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter of New Richmond were Clermont County’s individual weight class champions.
Milford’s boys swimming team dented the scoring column in the state championship meet that took place at the C. T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The 200-yard freestyle relay recorded the points for Milford with its 15th place finish with a time of 1-minute, 29.45-seconds. The members of the quartet were freshman Beau Robinson, senior Joey Griffin, senior Matt D’Errico, and junior Eric Sanders.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College women’s basketball team earned third place in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) National Championship Tournament. The tournament took place at Penn State University – Fayette which is located in the Pittsburgh area. The third place finish is the best that the Cougar women have ever achieved.
The female cagers of Batavia, Milford, and Glen Este, have been in the forefront of the number of victories and suffering no losses in the most recent action. The highlight of all the success was Batavia’s very convincing victory over Georgetown’s G-Women.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s basketball squad has earned another berth to compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship tournament. The Cougars finished third in last year’s national championship tourney and they now have the opportunity to improve on that very good achievement.
What is it between Goshen and Norwood? The two played a five-overtime game in football in the early 1990s that is a state record for the most overtimes in a varsity gridiron game. Goshen was taken into three overtimes before nipping Norwood 65-59 in the Warriors’ first game in the Division II sectional that took place at Fairfield High School.
The last of Clermont County’s varsity basketball teams have been eliminated from their respective tournaments with the loss of Glen Este’s girls. The Trojan women were defeated by defending Division I state champion Mount Notre Dame 60-40.
Five Clermont countians placed in the Ohio state wrestling championship tournament. This establishes a new county record. The event took place at the Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.