The Ohio Special Olympics State Summer Games took place recently in Columbus. Most of the competitions took place at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State. It is estimated that almost 4,000 athletes and coaches participated. The games brought together athletes from 71 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Clermont College’s first-year baseball team concluded its season with a respectable record of 19-21, that, in terms of everyone playing their first year of college baseball against more experienced teams, is really better than a respectable effort. At one point in the middle of the season, the Red and Black won 12 of 20 games.
The Clermont Crew Adult Rowing team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, on June 7, to compete in the Midwest Masters Sprints. It was a very successful adventure and voyage to the state capital for the Clermont countians.
The Amelia Lady Barons fast pitch softball club enjoyed a very successful season. The team finished the season with an 18-2 record. Good hitting and pitching helped account for the outstanding record. Amelia outscored its opponents 213-30 and had two of the top eighth grade pitchers in the city, Shelby Engle and Anna Eggleston.
A quartet of Clermont countians will be traveling to Fargo, N. D., in July for competition in the Junior National Wrestling tournaments. Two of the county’s premier high school grapplers will be competing in the Greco-Roman competition. Both are members of Team Ohio. The other one-half of the foursome are coaches.
The Clermont County spring sports all-star dream teams of 40 years ago, the 1967-68 school year were, like the other two seasons of that school year, dominated by the soon to be graduated class of 1968.
Batavia’s Bulldogs successfully defended their Southern Buckeye Conference National Division tennis title by capturing yet another champioonship. The members of the team in Green and White are, front row from left, John Moon, Luke Bradburn, Chad Molls; back row, coach Jon Nau, Nate Sisodia, Chase Miller, Tim Burns, and Alec Bowling. Not pictured, Tyler Beerman.
Matt Davidson of Felicity, a senior at McNicholas High School, has signed a letter-of-intent to continue his education and baseball career at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Hardin County. Davidson is a three-year letterman on the Rockets’ diamond.
The Second Annual Zach Strief Dream Big Foundation Football Camp will take place once again at Milford High School. The camp, called a Pro Skill Camp, is for youth going into grades seven-12, and will be June 27 & 28, 9 a. m.-3 p. m., each day. For youth going into grades two-six, the camp will be June 29 & 30, 10 a. m.-3 p. m., each day.
Milford High School’s athletic program has received a rejuvenation. The Eagles discovered they would have more fun and be more competitive in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) after the years they endured being a member of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC), finishing in the bottom half of the final conference standings.