Clermont County’s high school varsity boys and girls golf seasons are coming to an end. The county’s champions in various conferences and divisions include Milford in both boys and girls in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye (FAVC-B) Division, and Batavia in the Southern Buckeye Conference National (SBC-N) Division.
The girls season of competition for the county’s two varsity varsity golf teams came to a conclusion with the sectional tournament that took place at the Pleasant Hill Golf Club.
New Richmond was in the forefront of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls tennis programs for the current campaign. The Lions captured the Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division championship with a perfect 12-0 record.
Milford varsity boys and girls water polo coach Gary Tameris sees a bright future for both of his programs. As the current campaign drew to a close, the boys and girls teams split with recent former Greater Miami Conference (GMC) rival Sycamore and the newest member of the GMC, Mason.
Spotting your opponent 21 first quarter points is all most teams would need to excuse itself and give up and let whatever happens, happen, but that was not what the spirited and determined Goshen gridiron gladiators did in its 35-13 Division III state playoff loss to the Lemon-Monroe Hornets.
Then there were almost, but not quite, exactly none. It appears as of this writing that Goshen is a shoo-in to compete in the Division III state football playoffs. Williamsburg is still competing in Division IV volleyball. But the final survivors of Clermont County’s fall varsity sports teams were eliminated from tournament play last week.
Milford’s boys cross country team set the pace for all Clermont countians, both guys and gals, in the district champiopnship races. Milford was runner-up in the Division I run. The Eagles’ point total was 66. St. Xavier was the champion with 42 points. A total of 14 teams competed. Glen Este was 11th with 246 points. Amelia did not enter a complete five-man squad.
Goshen is a community that is very proud of many things including its history and its new athletic facilities. Presently, the newly constructed and the still under construction Goshen athletic facilities are making history themselves.
Forty years ago (1967-68 school year), the Clermont County high school varsity football season was senior dominated and was highlighted by two All-Ohio choices and two future National Football League (NFL) draftees.
Starting last Friday night, Milford and Loveland high schools began playing for a victory bell that will belong for one year to the winner of the annual Milford-Loveland varsity football game. Miami Township trustee Ken Tracy very recently came up with an idea to promote more athletic competition between the two public high schools that have students living in the township.