Sunday, May 18, 2014

NRHS AD Doug Foote elected OHSAA SW District board

New Richmond High School athletic director/dean of students Doug Foote has been elected to a six-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Southwest District Board. Mr. Foote received 33 votes to 12 for Benjamin Logan AD Scott Reule and 9 for Bishop Fenwick AD Jon Payne.

The 9-member SW District Board is one of five Ohio High School Athletic Association district boards and oversees and runs sectional and district competition in 20 OHSAA sectional and district tournaments.

Mr. Foote's election gives the Southern Buckeye Conference two spots on the SW District Board. Western Brown AD/Asst. Principal Tim Cook serves as SWDAB president and representative to the OHSAA state board.

Ohio High School Athletic Association
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Phone (614) 267-2502
Fax (614) 267-1677



Results of the election follow below. The ballots were counted by Scott Dorne, Athletic Director, Thomas
Worthington High School; Molly Downard, OHSAA Executive Administrative Assistant; Dana Bushong,
Administrative Assistant; Jerry Snodgrass, Assistant Commissioner; Tim Stried, Director of Information;
Chris Walker, Production Supervisor; Lauren Prochaska, Assistant for Compliance and Events; and Tyler
Brooks, Program Coordinator.


33 Doug Foote, Athletic Director/Dean of Students – New Richmond High School, New

9 Jon Payne, Athletic Director – Bishop Fenwick High School, Franklin

12 Scott Reule, Athletic Director – Benjamin Logan High School, Bellefontaine

66 sent, 54 returned

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Brian Benzinger records 300th career win

Senior catcher Levi Simpson hands New Richmond coach Brian Benzinger the game ball for his 300th win after their 7-0 victory over Norwood. The win improved New Richmond to 23-5 and marked the third straight year the Lions have won at least 23 games and the 10th 20-win season for coach Benzinger in his 15 seasons as head coach.

Spring sports banquet moved to May 28

New Richmond High School's Spring Sports Banquet has been moved from May 16 to May 28. The banquet honoring 2014 spring athletes will be at 6 p.m. May 28 in the NRHS cafeteria followed by athlete recognition in the NRHS gym.

Eight Lions make college commitments

Eight New Richmond High School senior athletes signed or made commitments this spring to continue their athletic careers at the college level. They are (seated from left) Hunter Blankenship, Spalding University in soccer; Hannah Hall, Denison University in track; Levi Simpson, Marietta College in baseball; (standing from left) Malik Davis, Marietta College in football; John Ernst, Pamona-Pitzer (Calif.) in basketball; Evan Brigner, Tiffin University in football; Pierce Burnam, Wilmington College in track and football; and Josh Heiden, Ohio Northern University in basketball. Tyler David (not pictured) has signed with Cleveland State in swimming.

Eight other senior athletes signed or made commitments during the winter. They were Josie Buckingham, Minnesota in basketball; Olivia Behymer, Liberty University in track; Eleanor Wildey and Branston Evans, Wilmington College in track;

Colton Farmer, Spalding University in soccer; Emily Barcheski, Southern Indiana University in soccer; Tyler Klein, Cincinnati Christian University in soccer; and Michael Huber, Mt. St. Joseph in soccer.

Boys Track and Field Runner Up at the SBAAC Meet!

Congratulations to the boys track and field team on placing 2nd at the SBAAC Meet. Scoring for the lions were: 

4x800 - Charlie Spicker, Bobby Bingham, Zach Fields, Austin Torrens - 2nd 
110 Hurdles - Pierce Burnam - 1st, Miles Burnam - 2nd 
100 Dash - TJay Burbage - 6th 
4x200 - MIles Burnmam, Derik Anderson, Ethan Gundler, TJay Burbage - 3rd
1600 - Charlie Spicker - 3rd, Bingham - 5th 
4x100 - Tyler Anderson, Ethan Gundler, Pierce Burnam, TJay Burbage - 2nd 
400 - Austin Torrens - 1, Darren Porter - 6rh 
300 Hurdles - Pierce Burnam - 1st, Miles Burnam - 3rd
800 - Charlie Spicker - 6th 
3200 - Luke Glenn - 4th, Daniel Stoy - 6th 
4x400 - TJay Burbage, Darren Porter, Austin Torrens, Pierce Burnam - 1st 
Shot Put - Branston Evans - 2nd, Jake Hurst - 3rd 
Discus - Branston Evans - 1st 
Long Jump - Derik Anderson - 4th 
High Jump - Josh Dixon - 1st, Ethan Gundler - 4th 
Pole Vault - Tyler Anderson - 1st, Erik Anderson - 2nd

Please visit for all results. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Boys Track and Field Finish 2nd at the Mariemont Invitational

Congratulations to the boys track and field team on a second place finish at Mariemont Invitational. Scoring for the team were the following: 

100 Hurdles:  Pierce Burnam  1st  with a new meet record    Mile Burnam   2nd

300 Hurdles:  Pierce Burman  2nd  Miles Burnam  3rd

400 Dash:  Austin Torrens  5th

4x100 Relay:  4th   Ethan Gundler, Pierce Burnam, TJ Burbage, Tyler Anderson

4x200 Relay:  4th  Derik Anderson, Ethan Gundler, Miles Burnam, TJ Burbage

4x400 Relay:  3rd  Pierce Burnam, TJ Burbage, Austin Torrens, Darren Porter

4x 800 Relay:  5th  Austin Torrens,  Bobby Bingham, Charles Spicker, Zach Fields

Discus:  2nd  Branston Evans

High Jump:  5th  Ethan Gundler

To view all results from this meet please visit 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Boys Track and Field Team 1st place finish at Goshen Invitational

Congratulations to the boys track and field team on their 1st place finish at the Goshen Invitational. Scoring for the team are the following: 

4x800 Relay consisting of Charlie Spicker, Zach Fields, Bobby Bingham and Austin Torrens placing 1st 
110 Hurdles - Miles Burnam 1st, Pierce Burnam 2nd 
4x200 Relay consisting of Miles Burnam, Austin Torrens, Ethan Gundler and TJay Burbage placing 6th 
1600 Run - Charlie Spicker 2nd 
4x100 Relay consisting of TJay Burbage, Ethan Gundler, Derik Anderson and Pierce Burnam placing 4th 
400 Dash - Darren Porter 5th 
300 Hurdles - Pierce Burnam 1st, Miles Burnam 3rd 
800 Run - Austin Torrens 2nd, Charlie Spicker 4th 
200 Dash - Brian Lewis 5th 
3200 Run - Luke Glenn 2nd, Daniel Stoy 5th 
4x400 Relay consisting of TJay Burbage, Zach Fields, Jason Goodrich, Austin and Pierce Burnam placing 3rd
High Jump - Ethan Gundler 4th 
Pole Vault - Tyler Anderson 1st, Erik Anderson 3rd 
Shot Put - Branston Evans 3rd, Jacob Hurst 4th  
Discus - Branston Evans 1st 
Long Jump - Miles Burnam 3rd 

Also...Congratulations to Bobby Bingham for winning the Most Courageous Athlete Award at the Goshen Invitational. Please check for additional times/heights/distances and places.