Clermont County talent abounded on CCL, EHL all-star teams of 40 years ago

During the winter sports season of 1966-67, Clermont County teams competed in just two leagues, the Clermont County League (CCL) and the Eastern Hills League (EHL).

Following are the Clermont countians who earned all-star status for their play in varsity basketball. The year in school is listed.

In the CCL, the first team all-stars were Jim Dickason (11) and Joe Ogletree (11) of Batavia, Rudy Woodruff (12) of Bethel-Tate, Gordon Zimmerman (12) of Clermont Northeastern, Bob Louderback (12) of Felicity, Troy Davis (12) and Chuck Seebohm (11) of Glen Este, Joe Hutchinson (12) and Bill Steele (12) of Goshen, and Mike Harvey (12) of Williamsburg. Shafe Boles of CCL champion Glen Este was coach of the year.

Honorable mention: Wesley Channell (12), Terry Hamm (12), and Doug Parsons (11) of Amelia, Nick Lung (11) of Batavia, Olin Harris (12) and Roy Weatherspoon (12) of Bethel-Tate, Marvin Greene (11) and Charlie Stephenson (11) of Clermont Northeastern, Jim Jennings (12) and Jim Liming (12) of Felicity, Dennis Fisher (12) of Glen Este, Jim Faulkner (11) of Goshen, and Denny Carter (12) and Jim Hutchinson (12) of Williamsburg.

The final Clermont County League varsity basketball standings for the 1966-67 campaign follows: Glen Este 13-1, Amelia 10-4, Batavia 8-6, Clermont Northeastern 8-6, Bethel-Tate 7-7, Goshen 6-8, Felicity 2-12, and Williamsburg 2-12.

This school year marked Glen Este’s last as a member of the CCL. The Trojans became members of the EHL beginning with the 1967-68 school year.

In the EHL, the first team Clermont countians were Larry Luecke (12) of Milford and Gib Hamilton (12) of New Richmond.

In addition to Milford and New Richmond, the EHL membership consisted of Deer Park, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, and Sycamore.

This school year would be the last for New Richmond as a member of the EHL. The Lions became members of the CCL in baseball only during the 1968-69 school year and in all sports beginning with the 1969-70 school year.

There were no girls sports recognized in either league until the 1974-75 school. year.

Wrestling did not have an all-star team (CCL only) until the 1967-68 school year.

During 1966-67 the only county schools with a wrestling program were Amelia, Glen Este, and New Richmond. Amelia and Glen Este began their wrestling programs during the 1965-66 school year.

Clermont Northeastern and Milford began wrestling programs for the season of 1967-68.

The Amelia varsity wrestling team did not lose a match against a Clermont County team in any league from 1965 through 1969.