Ed Stewart became the winningest head coach in Clermont County sports history last Thursday night (Oct. 11) when his Williamsburg Wildcat varsity volleyball team defeated Blanmchester’s Wildcats 25-21, 25-13, 25-13 on the winners’ court. The Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game was the 500th career victory for Stewart.
New Richmond and Milford both recorded a trio of victories with no defeats in the most recent encounters of Clermont County’s high school varsity boys soccer teams. The Lions and Batavia have both clinched their respective division titles of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
Come next week Clermont County should be reaching another of its athletic milestones. This one will belong to Ed Stewart and the Williamsburg High School volleyball program. Following a home victory over Lockland’s Panthers on Oct. 2, Stewart has now amassed a total of 497 varsity volleyball victories. His overall record is 497 victories and 168 losses (.747 winning percentage).
More than one-half of Clermont County’s high school varsity football teams emerged victorious last Friday night. Most of them were key conference confrontations. Glen Este (5-2) finally overcame a very spirited, determined Milford (2-5) squad at the Eagles’ homecoming 45-13.
Goshen, Williamsburg, New Richmond, and Glen Este have lately been the major winners of the Clermont County high school girls varsity volleyball scene. Goshen is contesting hard and strong in a very close race with Western Brown for the title in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A).
The girls soccer scene in Clermont County has been very good. The county’s high school varsity teams are experiencing many more victories than defeats with many of the losses coming from inter-county competition. In recent contests, six of the county’s prep distaff varsities have winning records.
Batavia successfully defended its Southern Buckeye Conference National (SBC-N) Division golf crown after four nine-hole rounds and one 18-hole round were completed to determine the 2007 team and individual champions. Eric Brown, a Batavia ninth grader, earned the medalist title. The final team totals were Batavia’s Bulldogs 976 strokes, Georgetown’s G-Men 1002, Blanchester’s Wildcats 1051, Felicity’s Cardinals 1144, and East Clinton’s Astros 1250.
Milford’s varsity female golfers capped off the regular season with a championship in its first year as a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC). member of the Buckeye Division of the FAVC, for the conference tournament all three divisions (Cardinal and Scarlet, too) combined into one group. A total of 10 of the 18 member schools of the FAVC took part.
Clermont Northeastern earned its first victory of the Clermont County high school varsity football season. Glen Este, Goshen, and New Richmond added one more victory to their growing totals. Clermont Northeastern (1-5) joined the winners’ circle by beating Bethel-Tate (0-6) 21-6 in Owensville. After a scoreless first period of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game, the Rockets led 6-0 at the half, but the Tigers tied the score at 6 going into the final stanza. Dave Dieterle passed 25 yards to Josh Dales to begin the scoring for CNE, Dieterle ran a yard for a TD of his own and Cody Green ran 10 yards for the final six-pointer.
Williamsburg’s varsity girls volleyball team continues to increase its number of victories. Goshen and Milford, too, have been triumphant more often than not in recent action in Clermont County. New Richmond is experiencing its best start since the sport began being recognized as a girls varsity sport beginning with the 1974-75 school. It had been a boys varsity sport up through the 1970-71 school year.