Goshen, Bethel-Tate, Glen Este, and New Richmond’s girls varsity basketball teams have enjoyed the most recent success on the Clermont County hardwood. Goshen’s varsity girls basketball team has been experiencing a season full of injuries, yet the Warriors have remained competitive. “The season is definitely not going the way we thought it would. We began the season with some of our starters on crutches,” said Jim Bowling, head coach of the Red and Gray.
Milford (Division I) and Clermont Northeastern (Division II) earned seeded berths in the sectional tournament. Most of the varsity boys basketball teams in Clermont County know who they will face in their respective opening contests of the various divisions of the sectional. Two of the county’s squads (Clermont Northeastern and Glen Este) will have to wait to see who they will face in their first games.
Bethel’s junior varsity had its hands full with the feisty Goshen Warriors, but won in OT 38-37. After that pre-game thriller the loud crowd in Bethel knew they were in for a fight in the varsity rematch, the first game won convincingly by Bethel in Goshen. After shaking off some jitters and bad ball handling by both teams, the game picture became clear.
It’s post-season tournament time for Clermont County’s high school varsity boys and girls bowling teams. For some of the county’s squads the year has not been as good as were the pre-season expectations. Glen Este’s girls won the championship of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Tournament.
Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams have drawn for their respective opening round game of the sectional tournament. Batavia and Glen Este’s stellar performances for the campaign were recognized by earning tournament seeds.
The Batavia Wrestling Team is looking forward to a very strong finish to this year’s wrestling season. After defeating Withrow and Cincinnati Christian in their latest tri-match and placing fourth out of ten teams in the Valleyview Tournament, the team is looking forward to their next big competitions.
The Milford Eagles (13-2) brought a big crowd with them to watch a rematch at local rival Glen Este Friday, Jan. 25. The Glen Este Trojans hoped to avenge the 51-38 loss to the Eagles in Milford Dec 14. The Eagles got off to a fast start led by Robbie Kohler, 5’9″ Sophomore Guard who pumped in a couple of 3-pointers in the first minutes.
Clermont Northeastern is leading the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity boys basketball race. “They’ve been playing very good lately now that we have everybody back from the injury list,” said Jerry Doerger, head coach of the Rockets.
Batavia has been battling from the get-go for the championship crown in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The Bulldogs are currently in second place; Georgetown is in first place. “We’re playing up to our expectations. We’re playing up to what we’re capable of,” said Aaron Brose, head coach of the Green and White. “The team has been playing hard. They are all hustle all of the time.”
The Goshen Warriors Junior Varsity warmed up the home crowd with a convincing 51-33 win over the Williamsburg Wildcats. In the big game, the Wildcats took the tip-off and drove down-court to miss the first of many shots.