Friday, October 9, 2009

Lions defeat East Clinton 54-20 in homecoming game

New Richmond's defense took charge early and recorded 9 takeaways including interception returns by Michael Skaggs and Andy Case for touchdowns to lead the Lions to a 54-20 victory over East Clinton in the 2009 Homecoming.

Lions fullback Andrew Nealan rushed for 109 yards in 13 carries and one TD, Garrett Myers recorded 68 yards in 11 carries and three TDs and backup fullback Nick Williams gained 61 yards in 9 carries for one TD to help New Richmond build a 54-6 lead midway through the third quarter.

On defense the Lions were led by senior nose tackle Brandon Branson, who recorded six tackles for losses and forced three fumbles.

Lions coach Dan Scholz substituted freely in the second half and played his entire lineup. East Clinton added two fourth quarter scores against New Richmond's freshmen defense.

The win improved New Richmong to 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Southern Buckeye Conference and sets up a championship game next Friday at home against Goshen, which won for the fifth straight week with a 50-0 win over Batavia. Goshen also is 5-0 in SBAAC play.

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Score by Quarters
1 2 3 4 Total
East Clinton 6 0 0 14 -- 20
New Richmond 26 15 13 0 -- 54

1st Quarter

07:41 NR - Myers 1 yd run (Ritter kick), 4-18 1:44 0 - 7
07:02 NR - Nealan 5 yd run (Ritter kick), 3-48 0:39 0 - 14
02:28 NR - Myers 1 yd run (Ritter kick failed), 5-27 2:06 0 - 20
00:23 NR - M.Skaggs 59 yd interception return (Ritter kick blockd) 0 - 26
00:10 EC - Morrow 84 yd kickoff return (Perry kick blockd) 6 - 26

2nd Quarter

09:57 NR - TEAM safety 6 - 28
08:09 NR - Maupin 8 yd run (Maupin kick), 4-38 1:39 6 - 35
01:51 NR - Case 87 yd interception return (Maupin kick blockd) 6 - 41

3rd Quarter

05:22 NR - Myers 7 yd run (Ritter kick blockd), 6-32 3:15 6 - 47
04:12 NR - Williams 15 yd run (Ritter kick), 3-27 1:03 6 - 54

4th Quarter

10:05 EC - Morrow 52 yd run (Perry kick), 6-91 2:45 13 - 54
00:51 EC - Blackburn 27 yd run (Perry kick), 2-25 0:37 20 - 54

RUSHING: East Clinton-Morrow 12-72; Miller 12-52; Blackburn 2-25; Bean 5-8; Akers 2-0; Witkemper 2-minus 11.

New Richmond-Nealan 13-109; Myers 11-68; Williams 9-61; Maupin 4-36; Warden 2-24; Hill
2-21; Mazzaro 1-1; Reid 4-minus 1; M.Skaggs 2-minus 2; Dillow 4-minus 3.

PASSING: East Clinton-Bean 4-8-2-16. New Richmond-Myers 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: East Clinton-Witkemper 2-14; Watson 1-3; Morrow 1-minus 1. New Richmond-.

INTERCEPTIONS: East Clinton-None. New Richmond-Case 1-87; M.Skaggs 1-59.

SACKS (UA-A): East Clinton-None. New Richmond-Mahaffey 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): East Clinton-Henderson 8-2; Blackburn 5-2; Witkemper 5-2; Bean 5-0; Houck 4-2; Miller 3-2; Perry 3-2; Seitz 3-0; Watson 3-0; Huffman 2-0; Alexander 1-1; Yancey 1-0; Crow 1-0; Hartley 1-0; Morrow 1-0; Ison 1-0; Blackburn 0-1.

New Richmond-Branson 6-1; Mahaffey 4-1; Glueck 4-1; Jetter 3-2; Case 3-2; D.Scholz 3-1; Gundler 2-2; Deller 2-1; Warden 2-1; Hamilton 2-0; M.Skaggs 2-0; Dillow 1-1; Williams 1-1; Hill 1-1; S.Campbell 1-0; Hayward 1-0; Horn 1-0; McCabe 1-0; Lemar 1-0; Nealan 1-0; Maupin 0-2; Smith 0-1; Ritter 0-1; Chesney 0-1.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lady Lions soccer shut out the Rockets of CNE!

The girls varsity soccer team came out ready to win, and did! The team played a hard 80 minutes of soccer and it showed with a final score of 2-0. Scoring for the Lions was Cassie Grooms and Noelle Schickling with an assist from Cassie Grooms. The defense played a tough flat-back-four formation which helped Cassidy Martin to earn her 4th shut out of the season. The team's record has jumped to 9-4-1, keeping them in first-place in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The Lady Lions take on Bethel next Tuesday at 7:00!

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Senior girls honored on Senior Night

Megan Landers, Holly Loreaux, Carley Grogan, Noelle Schickling and Allie O'Brien (standing) get together before Tuesday's Senior Night soccer match against Clermont Northeastern. The seniors have helped the Lady Lions to a 9-4-1 season record and into first-place in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The Lady Lions have one home game remaining Oct. 13 against Bethel. (Tricia Bosse photo)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Congratulations to the Lady Lions Varsity Volleyball team on defeating Goshen last night at the Volley4cure match 3 out of 4 games; 20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19. The team fought hard to secure the victory; Katie Schumacher and Lindsey Blankenship had 9 kills along with Brittney Strunk who also had 10 blocks followed by Briana Rose with 4 kills and 5 blocks. Myla Gordo had 36 digs in the back court passing up to Mercedes Featherkile who in-turn set our hitters. Ashley Strunk and Sarah Shoemaker were our servers of the evening; Ashley had 15 serves with 2 aces and Sarah had 18 serves with 1 ace. Goshen is a good team and the lady lions pulled together to show what they can do.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Freshmen defeat Wyoming 34-8

New Richmond's freshmen got their 5th win of the season when they defeatd Wyoming 34-8 Monday.

Matt Forsee scored three touchdowns on runs of 33, 14 and 6 yards before going out with a leg injury and Alex Horn caught touchdown passes of 7 and 45 yards from Jake Preston to lead the Lions who have defeated Roger Bacon, Anderson, Milford, Indian Hill and Wyoming.

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Great Win over Bethel for Lady Lions

The girls varsity soccer team beat Bethel on Saturday with an ending score of 2-1. The girls played well, and worked together to stop Bethel from gaining any leads throughout the game. The first goal was scored by Cassie Grooms, with an assist from Kelsey Hensley on a corner kick. The second goal was scored by Nicole Leen to break the 1-1 tie, and put us in the lead for good. The boys and girls varsity play again on Tuesday, October 6th against CNE for Senior Night. Please come out and support the senior soccer players, and the teams for another league victory. The boys play at 5:00 with the girls to follow at 7:00.

Great effort produces 1-0 league win

A complete team effort for 80 minutes upsets league foe Bethel. After an hour delay for officials the boys were ready to play from the first whistle. The 1-0 win puts the boys in a tie for first place with Bethel. Remaining on the schedule is a very much improved CNE at home and a week later Bethel away, which could prove to be the deciding game for league champs, and then finish with Western Brown away. Look forward to seeing you there and need all the support we can get for a strong finish.