Members of the New Richmond varsity boys track and field team include Eric Finan, Tyler Hughes, Jake Kools, Rickey Schafer, Mike Maupin, Andrew Nealan, T. J. Petry, Ben Werle, Andrew Kappes, Josh Daniels, Steve Gantzer, Zach Branam, David Sheldon, Devin Ruck, Kody McCormick, Nick Manning, Danny Ruck, and Eric Erkenbrecher. The head coach is Warren McConnell and the assistant coach is Jerry Reardon.
The Bethel-Tate varsity girls track and field team was just 1.5 points short of tying Western Brown for the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division track and field crown.
Amelia head basketball coach Craig Mazzaro was very pleased with the transfer of Courtney Rodgers from Anderson High School to the barony for the latter’s senior year. Recently Rodgers signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to play basketball for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Cougars, the defending national champions of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Bryce Couch, stellar Amelia cager, has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Cincinnati Clermont College to continue his studies and his basketball career. Not only is Couch talented on the hardwood, he was second in grade point average of the Amelia School of Business and Technology where he has also earned awards for outstanding student and for leadership.
The Mt. Carmel Fire (on offense), a first-year semi-professional football team, has been able to draw blood from two of its first three foes despite the opposition’s advantage of experience.
The Williamsburg Wildcat varsity boys track and field team tied its best-ever finish in league championship meet competition. The Wildcats were second in the Southern Buckeye Conoference National Division race behind Blanchester.
Clermont County track and field teams fared well this season across our eastern and western borders in events that demand late, but necessary recognition, especially including the Western Brown and Anderson Invitationals. Clermont County teams dominated the boys division with Goshen (Gos) leading the way by earning 124 points, Amelia (Ame) had 109, Glen Este (GE) 104, Western Brown 63, North Adams 45, Eastern 28, East Clinton 26, Felicity (Fel) 12, Ripley 11, and Georgetown 3.
Todd Wells has recently announced his resignation as the head coach of the New Richmond varsity tennis team. He is regarded by many who follow the Clermont County prep tennis scene as the most successful in the county’s history. He was the head coach at his alma mater for 13 years.
Friendship combined with athletic teamwork together makes an awesome power. An impressive proof of this point is the solid alliance formed by the best of friends and stellar Clermont Northeastern baseball players, Michael Jefferson and Trace Voshell. Jefferson is a left hand pitcher who dominated the Southern Buckeye Conference baseball scene for the past four seasons. This year he earned a record of 7-2 with a 0.96 earned run average and struck out 80 opponents in 50 innings pitched. His junior year he was 5-2 with a 1.40 earned run average striking out 72 adversaries in 50 innings pitched.
Friendship is truly one of the world’s greatest, if not, the greatest blessing on earth. Two Milford sports greats have decided to continue their education and athletic careers at the same college. Tyler Scheid and Kyle Stone will be moving up Interstate 71 a bit to study and play at Wilmington College. At Milford, they were close teammates and stars on the swimming team and the state champion water polo team.