Clermont Northeastern and Batavia have been leading the way, lately, with the most success among Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams.
Milford’s girls were runners-up in their respective division at the annual Milford Track and Field Invitational. The best finish for a Clermont County boys team was Amelia.
Kelley Wesp will soon be concluding an outstanding athletic career at Glen Este High School. Kelley was a three-year varsity letter earner in cross country and basketball and a two-year letter earner in track and field. On the hardwood she was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division, all-city and all Division I district all-star.
Glen Este High School sports standout Barb Petty will be continuing her education and athletic career at Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Penn. She earned 12 varsity letters at GEHS, four each in tennis, basketball, and fast pitch softball.
Jenna Deskins, Glen Este High School sports star will be attending Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, to continue her education and athletic careers. Jenna earned four varsity letters in basketball, two in volleyball, and one in tennis. She was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division all-star in basketball and volleyball and was an all-city cager.
Josh Ison, Batavia High School senior, has signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at Morehead (Ky.) State University. Ison was a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division and all-city all-star in football and wrestling. He was a district qualifier in wrestling.
Lyndsey Waldman, Clermont Northeastern High School senior, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue her education and her stellar volleyball career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, in western Cincinnati.
Batavia and Milford have been the most dependable and consistent winners among the squads in recent Clermont County high school varsity baseball action. The respective division tournament draws and seedings and their excitements are not too far into the future of our nine diamond contingents. The Bulldogs beat New Richmond’s Lions 5-3 in Southern Buckeye Conference non-division play.
New Richmond and Bethel-Tate have recently been enjoying their running of a string of victories in Clermont County high school varsity tennis action. The Lions surprised McNicholas’ Rockets 3-2 in a non-conference game. Recording the Red and Black’s trio of points were Bryant Yousef (second singles) 6-0, 6-7, 7-6, Bill Loyd and Greg Mott (first doubles) 6-1, 6-1, and Tyler Esham and Chris Heal
For what is believed to be a first, Batavia High School has hosted its own varsity boys and girls track and field invitational. Not even the Class A state boys champion team of 1966 or the runners-up teams of 1964 and 1965 hosted their own invite. At the time, the Bulldogs were relegated to just practicing at times on the sidewalks on Broadway and other surrounding streets in the village and the school yard.