Most of Clermont County’s varsity boys soccer teams enjoyed good success in the final weeks of regular season competition. At the conclusion of the regular season schedule Milford was rated the third best Division I team in the entire state.
Thirty-five years ago the Clermont County League autumn sports all-star teams of 1973-74 were filled with much talent. Following are the members of those all-star teams.
There is a drive to divide Division I Ohio high schools into two new separate sections. Thoughts about this have existed for many years. It was not too long ago there was a proposal to separate private schools from public schools in state tournament competition because non-public schools recruit good athletes from a much broader area than from which the public schools can draw.
Not one of the Clermont County high school varsity football teams qualified for the state playoffs. In Week 10, the final week of the regular season, just two of the county’s grid squads emerged victorious – Bethel-Tate and Clermont Northeastern. Thank goodness the gasoline prices have become a little cheaper, Bethel-Tate and Goshen did a lot of traveling and one, New Richmond, hosted a team that came a long way.
Milford runs away with FAVC-B cross country crowns; Bever and Thomas win individual laurels – Lions do well in SBC-A
Clermont County teams and individuals did well in their respective conference cross country championship races. Milford is the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division champion in both boys and girls cross country. The male Eagles scored 34 points, Anderson 48, Loveland 54, Glen Este 112, and Harrison 115. Winton Woods did not enter a full five-man team. Austin Bever of Milford was the individual champion with a time of 16 minutes, 12.30 seconds.
Girls volleyball and soccer are successful in tournament action; Amelia kickers pull off major upset – boys are kicked around
Clermont County’s varsity volleyball and boys and girls soccer teams are now competing in their respective sectional tournaments. The major highlight of the tournament for county teams, thus far, was Amelia’s upset victory over seeded and city-ranked Mount Notre Dame in girls soccer.
It was a bleak week for most of Clermont County’s high school varsity football teams. Only Glen Este, Goshen, and Williamsburg emerged victorious. It took the Trojans (5-4 overall, 2-2 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye) an incredibly exciting overtime period, but they won out over host Harrison 31-30.
Batavia, Milford, and Goshen’s girls varsity soccer teams have turned in the best showings of late. New Richmond has been above .500 in recent action. The Bulldogs blasted Blanchester’s Wildcats 7-2 in Southern Buckeye Conference National Division play. Sarah Smith netted four points and Holly Harris accounted for the other three in this victory.
The varsity girls golf season is coming to an end for Clermont County’s varsity teams. In the Division I Tournament that took place at Walden Pond Golf Course, Milford finished fifth among 12 teams with a total of 403 strokes. Mason’s Comets were the champions with 305.
Milford, the state-ranked and locally feared, boys soccer power heads the way for itself and several other very successful Clermont County high school varsity teams. Batavia and Bethel-Tate are also enjoying banner years and New Richmond is showing great and rapid improvement.