County volleyball teams entering tournaments

The regular schedule for Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball season has arrived at its conclusion

New Richmond’s varsity volleyball team has been performing at the greatest rate of improvement among Clermont County’s 10 varsity teams.

The Red and Black is 8-12 overall.

“This team has played with big improvement over what they’ve done in the past recent years,” said coach Carla Corbin, who herself was an outstanding volleyball star at Glen Este during her prep career. “The girls have been playing very well together this year.”

The Lions have several of the highest ranked performers in Greater Cincinnati in a couple of categories. Senior Kellie Durbin has been rated all the way to number one with her serving prowess and is third in the area in digs. Senior Meagan Bevins is second in Greater Cincinnati in digs and 10th in kills. Sophomore Amberly Newberry is seventh in Greater Cincinnati in digs.

New Richmond’s varsity roster contains four seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman. The remaining seniors who have helped lead the Lions to their noted betterment are Sarah Kilgore and Bethany Rose.

“I think we’ll continue to improve. Our record could have been even better, but we lost a lot of close ones. We played a lot of them to four and five games,” Corbin said.

Glen Este is 12-13 overall and 2-8 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-B).

“This has been a very frustrating year. We have a lot of talent and experience. We just can’t play well together,” Trojan coach Cheryl Korfhagen said, herself a former volleyball standout at Glen Este.

Senior setter Danielle Woll has been the Purple and White’s “most consistent” player through the campaign. Senior middle hitter Bethany Gebell has been at or near the top of the FAVC-B in blocks and also leads her teammates in kills.

“Everybody’s had good games as individuals, but we just can’t get it together as a team. They struggle,” said Korfhagen. “We have seven seniors we’re losing. Next year we’re going to be very inexperienced.”

The remainder of Glen Este’s senior veterans are Caitlyn Armitage, Jenna Deskins, Kristen May, Britta Miller, and Alisha Sena.

Williamsburg arrested Georgetown’s G-Women 16-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-11. Felicity fell right after 25-17, 26-24, 21-25, 13-25, 15-9.

Goshen bested Bethel-Tate 25-7, 25-13, 25-18. New Richmond was the next victim by a count of 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-11.

Glen Este nullified Northwest’s Knights 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 and Winton Woods’ Warriors were the next victory by a 26-24, 25-21, 25-13 tally..The Trojans were humbled by Harrison’s Wildcats 25-13, 25-17, 25-14.

Clermont Northeastern lost its first Southern Buckeye Conference American Division battle of the season. Western Brown’s Broncos handed the Rockets a severely contested 25-20, 15-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-13 setback.

Milford was downed by Lakota East’s Thunderhawks 25-9, 25-19, 25-10; Sycamore’s Aviators 25-12, 25-18, 25-19; and Lebanon’s Warriors 25-13, 21-25, 25-18. The E-Gals pounced back to pound Princeton’s Vikings 17-25, 25-9, 25-18, 25-19 and Walnut Hills’ Eagles 25-17, 25-22.

Amelia topped Mount Healthy’s Owls 25-21, 25-21, 25-15. The Barons were topped by Turpin’s Spartans 25-17, 25-14, 25-19; Wilmington’s Hurricanes 19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-25; and Little Miami’s Panthers 25-19, 25-9, 25-22.