Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia turned in recent good efforts in Clermont County varsity boys basketball competition. Sister schools Amelia and Glen Este and Milford have added victories to their respective records, too.
Mark Slagle, the athletic director and head football coach at Goshen High School, resigned from the latter position recently. Slagle was the very successful head football coach of the Warriors for the past eight seasons. Combined with 12 years as an assistant coach under the legendary George Rise, Slagle has spent 20 years on the gridiron staff at his alma mater.
Five Glen Este Senior athletes signed letters of intent today to continue their sports endeavors at the university level. Glen Este High School honored four from the Trojan football team and one soccer player in a ceremony at the school. In soccer, Brittaney Rupert, who also runs the 200m and 400m track events, was a defensive star at the Marking Back position. Although a defensive player, she scored two goals this season.
The Williamsburg Wildcats set out to redress their 25-point loss to the Batavia Bulldogs in December. When you’re hot, you’re hot. The Wildcats stayed hot from the pre-game warm-up till the final buzzer. Jumping out to a 5-0 lead, Williamsburg never looked back. Two 3-pointers and an inside shot at the buzzer left the Wildcats up 12-6 at the quarter.
As Clermont County’s varsity boys basketball squads wind their way through a long campaign and edge ever closer to their respective sectional tournaments, Milford and Clermont Northeastern continue to lead the way with their stellar play. In more of the recent county cage contention, New Richmond, Goshen, and Felicity have also picked up some victories.
Clermont County’s girls varsity basketball teams have entered into their respective sectional tournament competitions. But before these distaff contingents got into the tourney mode they were very busy wrapping up the regular season schedule.
Bethel-Tate, Goshen, and Batavia’s varsity girls basketball teams began their quests for sectional tournament championships and beyond on a very successful note. Bethel-Tate got underway with a thrilling nail biter 47-45 victory over Norwood’s Indians in a Division II game played at Mason High School.
Glen Este wrestlers finish second, Amelia and Milford third in Fort Ancient Valley Conference tourney
In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division wrestling tournament, Glen Este was the pace-setter for the two Clermont County teams gaining second place. The tournament took place at Glen Este. Harrison’s Wildcats won the tournament with 209 points, Glen Este had 143.5, Loveland 130.5, Milford 129.5, Anderson 106, and Winton Woods 51.
New Richmond is the new champion of wrestling in the Southern Buckeye Conference. The victory ends the long domination of Western Brown’s Broncos and Blanchester’s Wildcats. The Lions (NR) amassed 221 points, Western Brown (WB) 181, Blanchester (Bl) 148.5, Goshen (G) 74.5, Bethel-Tate (BT) 60, Batavia (Bat) 54, Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 37.5, and Williamsburg (W) 12.
Clermont Northeastern’s victory over Western Brown earned the Rockets at least a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship. Milford’s loss to Winton Woods was a serious setback in the Eagles’ efforts to win the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division crown.