Goshen and Milford got through recent high school varsity baseball action unscathed as did New Richmond. Amelia, Batavia, and Glen Este also posted success of late as the county’s hardball squads continue to provide tough competition.
Goshen’s girls have been leaders in county track and field. Western Brown is the team to beat in the league, both boys and girls. Rutter is getting stellar efforts from senior Staci Hicks in the 1,600 and 800 runs and relays and senior Kim Steele in the sprints and hurdles.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity fast pitch softball teams have been recording an impressive number of victories.Most recently, Glen Este, Bethel-Tate, Batavia, Milford, New Richmond, and Williamsburg are racking up the largest number of wins.
Glen Este has been the winningest of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball squads. Bethel-Tate, Batavia, and Milford have also performed well and tacked on a couple of victories apiece. Batavia is 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. “Offensively we are just amazing. We have a .387 team average,” said Bulldog head coach Brian Lyons. “We are getting very good at bats.”
It is very hard to believe that it will be 50 years ago next month Goshen won the Class B Ohio state baseball championship. Goshen’s state title was only the second team title won by a Clermont County high school. The first was the Amelia varsity baseball team’s Class B state crown earned on May 27, 1950.
Joe MacFarland has been representing Clermont County and Ohio in local, state, and national bowling circuits for many years. His most recent endeavor was to compete in the United States Bowling Championship (USBC) Tournament that took place last month in Albuquerque, N. M.
Batavia emerged a victor the most in the opening games of Clermont County’s high school varsity tennis season. Bethel-Tate, Milford, and New Richmond have also been recent winners. “They’ve been playing really well and they’re getting better,” said Milford boys tennis coach Jeff Hoover of his Eagles who are 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division.
Batavia and Milford have recorded winning records in the opening of Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball season. Amelia, Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Glen Este have broken even. The Bulldogs went just five innings to batter Georgetown’s G-Men 13-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. Kris Hecktor hurled a three-hitter for the ‘Dogs. He helped himself with two hits and Ryan Anstaett added two hits and three runs batted in (RBI).
Batavia and Milford have emerged as the major winners among the Clermont County varsity fast pitch softball teams. Glen Este and New Richmond have also recorded victories. The Bulldogs edged Wyoming’s Cowboys 5-4 behind the two-hit pitching of Jamie Bare in a non-conference game. Brittney Cook and Emily Sellers had two hits each and Samm Ison two hits and two runs batted in (RBI) for the Green and White.
A capacity attendance was on hand to view the annual Owensville/Clermont Northeastern High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Following are the inductees of the class of 2008. Mike Adams (CNE class of 1970) was a Clermont County League (CCL) football and wrestling all-star.