Ken Rushford is an athletic trainer with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Eastgate. He has again been honored for his quickness of thinking, his quick reaction, and his heroism. This time the laudatory statements and awards come from the state level. Rushford is also the athletic trainer for Glen Este High School where he utilized his life-saving skills and other talents earlier this school year to save the life of a seriously injured Trojan athlete.
Clermont Northeastern senior sports star Kara Johnson earns Division II first team All-Ohio academic honors
Kara Johnson, Clermont Northeastern senior and three-sport star, has recently earned a berth on the first team of the Division II All-Ohio All-Academic team. She was a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star in all three sports. She has earned special awards from her alma mater as the most improved on the volleyball court and the most valuable player on the basketball court and the softball diamond.
Amelia, Batavia, Glen Este, Goshen, and Milford were members of four separate conferences in 1986-87. Following are the Clermont countians on those football all-star teams of 20 falls ago.
Nate Kramer, New Richmond High School senior, has signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and his athletic career at the University of Cincinnati. He plans to major in the field of business with an emphasis on marketing. “I chose UC because it’s close to home and offered what I wanted,” said Kramer. His parents, Vince and Deann Kramer, are happy with his choice.
The Second Annual Amelia High School Strongman Contest was garnered by the Hamilton High School’s Big Blue team #1 with a an overall total of 198 points. The other team scores were Glen Este #1 123.5, Amelia #1 122.5, Glen Este #2 63.5, Scott (Ky.) #1 47, Amelia #2 37, Hamilton #2 29, and Amelia #3 8.
Jerry Neeley, a star on the Glen Este High School baseball mound, has signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to attend the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College. Neeley will be a member of the first Courgar baseball team that will play its home games at Midland Field. As his major course of study the Trojan right hander is “leaning toward business.”
Sean Diebel, Glen Este High School senior, will be attending Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College. His major course of study will be sports management. He recently signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball there. An Eagle Scout, he was a letterman in basketball who earned the GEHS Comeback Award for enduring, fighting, and overcoming a collapsed lung.
Alex Martin, Glen Este football star, has signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and gridiron career at Marysville (Tenn.) College. “I wanted to go to a small school in the Smoky Mountains and I like Tennessee,” said Martin of the reasons for choosing Maryville.
Donnie Talbott, Glen Este High School football star, will be attending Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, to continue his education and to play football. He recently signed a collegiate-letter-of intent to study and play there. He is as yet undecided about a major course of study.
Goshen won both divisions of its own Sixth Annual Track and Field Invitational. The Most Valuable Male Performer of the invitational was New Richmond senior Tyler Hughes. The Most Valuable Female Performer was the Warriors’ Staci Hicks, a junior. Kelsey Gaffney of Goshen was chosen as the invitational’s Most Courageous Performer.