Boys volleyball. There is only one survivor remaining from what was once a very competitive interscholastic sport in Clermont County. Milford’s varsity boys squad is enjoying a very successful campaign. The Eagles have won nine of their first 11 confrontations with a squad that has no seniors, six juniors, and one sophomore.
Glen Este’s boys and girls varsity track and field teams have been turning in respectable efforts throughout the season. The Trojans’ best efforts have been recorded by Chris Gorman, a junior, in the 400 (52.0-seconds is his best time) and in the relays, Jeff Tieke, a junior, in the long jump (21-feet, 6-inches) and 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.2), and Mitch Neal, a junior, in the 800 (2:02).
New Richmond and Batavia’s boys and Goshen and Williamsburg’s girls made the best showings of the Clermont County teams in the Southern Buckeye Conference track and field championship meets that took place at Goshen High School. Bethel-Tate senior Emily Tyler was a champion in three events – 100-meters high hurdles, 300-meters low hurdles, and 100-meters dash. Goshen’s Staci Hicks was champion in the 800-meters run and 1,600-meters run and teammate Jordan Buchanan, a junior, was the victor in the 200-meters dash and 400-meters dash.
Glen Este, New Richmond, and Goshen varsity fast pitch softball teams were unsmudged with a loss in recent Clermont County competition. Milford continues to do a respectable job against tough competition.
Tennis action for Clermont County’s high school varsities has slowed down as the teams prepare for the soon to be played respective sectional tournaments. Goshen and New Richmond are displaying their winning ways of late in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.
Amelia, Glen Este, and Goshen have been the hottest of the best efforts among Clermont County’s high school varsity baseball teams. The Trojans overpowered Harrison 6-2 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Tyler Snoke surrendered just five hits and fanned eight Wildcats to earn the win on the mound. Greg Jones had three hits and Randy Jones and Paul Mullenix two apiece for GE.
Three members were added as members of the the class of 2007 to the Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob Lohr (class of 1979) earned nine varsity letters in golf, basketball, and baseball. The two-time Greater Cincinnati high school male golfer of the year was an Eastern Hills League (EHL) all-star three years. In basketball he earned EHL honorable mention. He continued his career on the college links by playing the sport at Miami (of Ohio) University.
Milford, Clermont Northeastern, Williamsburg, and New Richmond were all undefeated in recent fast pitch softball action. Meanwhile, Glen Este continues to defeat most of its adversaries. The E-Gals stopped Little Miami’s Panthers 4-0 in a non-conference game pitched by Sarah Alley. She and teammate Shannon Boys led the offense with two hits each.
Glen Este continues to pound its baseball opponents to defeat. Clermont Northeastern and New Richmond have been unbeaten lately, too. Garrett Hounshell, Amelia senior second baseman, it is believed has the most hits in one game (five) and the most consecutive hits (eight) for a Baron since the high school program began in 1909. Glen Este senior Andrew Hord has smashed three home runs in recent action.
New Richmond’s boys track and field team has been having a good year under the leadership of coach Jon Brandyberry. “We been very successful. We’ve won the Bethel, Goshen, and Blanchester invitationals,” said Brandyberry.