Clermont varsity boys soccer ends very strong

Amelia concluded the Southern Buckeye Conference varsity boys soccer race very strong along with Bethel-Tate. Milford finished continuing to do well in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division and Batavia and continued to impress in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.


The Barons bounced Batavia 4-0 in a non-division duel of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Anthony Clark, a sophomorre, scored twice for the winners and Cody Sprague and Philip Dakum added the other goals. The Blue and White’s goalkeepers, Alec Zurlinden (five) and Copestick (four) combined to record the shut out.

New Richmond was knocked off in the Southern Buckeye American Division 5-1. Sprague scored twice to led the Barons’ attack and Clark, Jimmy Lindsey, and Matt Ortalano added the other goals. Sam Anderson netted the point for the Lions.

Western Brown went down before Amelia 3-0 in an American Division contest of the Southern Buckeye. Ortalano, Lindsey, and Drennan made the points for the Clermont countians. Copestick stopped the only Bronco shot at the Barons’ goal.

In a tightly-fought battle for the top spot of the Southern Buckeye American Division, Amelia rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to win out 3-1 over Bethel-Tate. Clark accounted for all three of the victors’ points and Logan Stephens tallied for the vanquished.

In a non-league loss, Winton Woods’ Warriors won out over the Blue and White 2-1. Clark recorded the point for Amelia.


The Eagles eased by Glen Este 9-1 in an inner-county, next-door neighbor game of the Buckeye Division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Kyle Scott, a senior, and Kyle Grothaus, a junior, both scored a couple of goals for the victors and Anders Michelson, John Nagle, Murphy, Stephen Iram and Rodgers each added a point to the cause. Tyler Curtice scored for the Trojans.

Mason was mastered 3-1 in a non-conference confrontation. Grothaus, Adam Hudson and Rodgers netted the points as the Eagles upset the Comets who were ranked number-one among Greater Cincinnati boys varsity soccer squads.

The next triumph came over Loveland’s Tigers 2-1 in the East Division of the Fort Ancient Valley. Joey Haberer and Scott registered both points for the Red and White. This, too, accounts as an upset. The Tigers were ranked number-two in the city and the Eagles number-three prior to the contest.

Turpin’s Spartans managed to tie Milford in the Fort Ancient Valley East 1-1. Michelson registered the point for the Clermont countians.

The other Forest Hills School, Anderson, got by Milford 5-3 in the Fort Ancient East. Rogers and Grothaus scored for Milford versus the Redskins.


The Bulldogs had little trouble in flunking Felicity 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. McClaiin Shepard, a senior, powered in five of the Green and White’s goals and Zach Hargis put in the other. Clayton Wehrum, a junior, was the scorer for the Cardinals.

In a battle for a top berth in the Southern Buckeye, Batavia overpowered Bethel-Tate 6-2. Timmy Knauer, Matt Smith, and Luke Bradburn each accounted for two of the ‘Dogs’ goals. Tyler Bullock and Dylan Torok countered for the Fighting Tigers in his non-division Southern Buckeye battle.

Clermont Northeastern

The Rockets nipped Felicity 3-2 behind the offense of senior forward Nick Tipton’s two goals and another from the foot of Noah Slusher. Wehrum netted two more goals for the Red and White.

The Blue and Gold also outlasted Goshen 3-2. Putting in the points for Northeastern were Joey Rounds, Greg Coleman, and Tipton. Sean Bell made the goal for the Warriors in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division fray.

New Richmond tied CNE 2-2 in an American Division game of the Southern Buckeye. Slusher and Tipton tallied for the northern Clermont countians

In a non-league, two-county confrontation, Wilmington’s Hurricanes skimmed by CNE 4-3.

New Richmond

Amelia earned the title of champion of boys varsity soccer competition in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. Team members are, left to right, row one, Jimmy Liindsey, Jared Armstrong, Jason Drennan, Taylor Cunningham, Jake Morris, and Philemon Dakum; row two, Philip Dakum, Matt Ortalano, Matthew Bradley, Brennan Horine, Cameron Nelson, Anthony Clark, and assistant coach Flo Loisy; and row three, head coach Eric Burger, Josh Drennan, Bryan Doughman, Cody Sprague, Chris Freyhof, Chris Lau, Alec Zurlinden, Tre Sparks, and assistaat Brad Koewler.

The Lions gnarled Georgetown’s G-Men 4-1 in a non-division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Sam Lefler, Zach Ritter, and Tyler Klein, and Anderson collected all of the scoring for the winners.

Goshen met its match when it fell before the Red and Black 3-1 in the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Ritter, Anderson, and Zach Dixon netted the goals for the conquering Lions.

Eastern managed to draw even with the River Town Boys 2-2. Klein and Ritter racked up the goals for the Clermont countians. This was a non-league bout.

Western Brown blanked New Richmond 1-0. The Red and Black made five unsuccessful shots at the Broncos’ goal in this Southern Buckeye bout.

Glen Este

The Trojans walked all over Western Hills’ Mustangs 8-1 in a non-conference blow out.

In the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division Wilmington whomped the Trojans 4-1.

Norwood, in a non-league fray, nipped the Purple and White 2-1, Tyler Curtice put the goal in for Glen Este.

The Trojans tumbled all the way down Walnut Hills 10-1. Matt Grau accounted the lone goal versus the Eagles in this East Division drubbing of the Fort Ancient Valley Coonference.

Turpin trumped Glen Este 6-0 in the Fort Ancient Valley East. The Purple People managed to get two shots off at the Spartans’ goal.