Goshen’s varsity gridiron seniors led the Warriors to the school’s third state playoff football appearance. It was the first time in 14 years the Red and Gray qualified for the state tournament and the first time they were able to compete before the home fans. “The seniors were the heart and soul of our team,” said Goshen head coach Mark Slagle. “They knew what was expected of them and how to win. They brought great leadership and attitude to us. I’m real proud of them. “Every one of them was important to the program. Each one had a role to fill and they all filled them very well. We are really going to miss them,” Slagle said.
Clermont County’s autumn season high school sports stars shone brightly. Following are those Clermont countians who received all-star recognition for their outstanding play in their respective sport in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (included is the year in school).
Clermont County was well represented on the autumn season all-star dream teams of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Following are the Clermont countians recognized for their superior prowess (included is year in school).
The autumn all-star dream teams of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division included many Clermont countians. This is Milford’s first year in the conference. Following are the Clermont County members of the all-conference teams (included is the year in school).
Amelia is Clermont County’s only representative in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division. Following are the Barons who earned berths on the FAVC-C autumn all-star squads. Included, if known, is the year in school.
Tournament competitions were not necessarily or particularly the highlights of the fall varsity girls tennis season for Clermont County’s varsity teams. Clermont County’s best efforts were made in the Division II level of competition. This sectional took place at Seven Hills School.
Michael Daniel passed through Clermont County recently, including the county on his second Walking West with Freedom project. The 38-year-old author and film maker is from Pavo, Ga. His reason for deciding to participate in the Walking With Freedom for a second time is the same as his first walk. “I’m doing this for the American Heart Association and for the making of a film documentary.”
Milford senior Matt Belliston and Glen Este freshman Michelle Thomas represented Clermont County in the state cross country championship meet. Both competed in Division I. To qualify for the state finale showdown, the Clermont County duo performed extremely well in their respective regional races.
Batavia, Goshen are girls soccer champions in their respective Southern Buckeye Conference divisions
Goshen and Clermont Northeastern wrapped up the regularly scheduled season of varsity girls soccer unbeaten in the final few contests. Batavia, champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) also fared well in the final games. The Warriors edged Bethel-Tate 3-2 in an SBC American (SBC-A) Division battle. Scoring for the winning host was Kim Steele, Holly Henderson, and Courtney Hess. The Tiger goals were made by Elizabeth McDavid and Hanna Rinehart. Western Brown also went down in SBC-A play 4-1. Henderson scored twice and Steele and Colleen Foote, once each, for the host Red and Gray. The Warriors outlasted New Richmond 1-0 in SBC-A play in the Lions’ Den. Jordan Buchanan netted the game’s lone goal. Alex Burnett stopped eight shots made by the Lions.
New Richmond, Bethel-Tate, and Batavia achieved the best conclusions for Clermont County varsity boys soccer teams as the regular season came to an end. The Lions and the Bulldogs impressive season finishes included championships earned in their respective division of the Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC).