Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lions still in playoff position

The Lions will remain 7th in this week's computer rankings that decide the 8 teams in the Division III Region 12 playoffs despite the 21-14 loss to Goshen Friday and in a position to make the playoffs with wins over 4-4 Western Brown next week and 2-6 Greenville the final week of the season.

In the unofficial Joe Eitel rankings (which duplicates the computer formula the OHSAA uses to determine playoff spots) released Saturday, New Richmond has an average of 11.8112. Chaminade-Julienne leads the region with an average of 16.5125 followed by Logan Elm (15.9500), Monroe (15.3251), Wyoming (13.7875), Springfield Shawnee (13.2625), Goshen (12.6000), New Richmond and Jackson (11.3625).

Shawnee still must play 7-1 Bellefontane and winless Dayton Stebbins while Goshen must play 4-4 Bethel and 7-1 Div. II West Carrollton. Jackson (7-1) still has 8-0 Logan and 7-1 Zanesville left on the schedule and could move ahead of the Lions with a win in either of those games.

Goshen 21, New Richmond 14

Goshen's Jamie Ashcraft hit Matt Arnold for a 34-yard touchdown with 6:18 left in the game to put Goshen up 21-14 and then the Goshen defense stopped the Lions to give the Warriors the win in a SBAAC showdown for first place in the SBAAC.

The defeat dropped the Lions to 7-1 on the season and assured Goshen of no worse than a tie in the SBAAC American Division. The Lions could still tie for the title should Bethel pull off an upset of the Warriors next Friday and the Lions defeat Western Brown on Senioir Night.

New Richmond remains in the hunt for a Division III playoff spot but must close out the season with wins over Western Brown and Greenville. Goshen can get a spot in the playoffs with wins over Bethel and then 7-1 West Carrollton to end the season.

Goshen's defense ruled the night, holding the Lions to under 100 yards rushing for the game and stopping the Lions at the Goshen 2-yard line when time ran out in the first half.

The Lions took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on Andrew Nealan's 11-yard TD run but failed to convert the PAT.

Goshen responded quickly when freshman Marcus Casey got around the corner and went 54-yards for the TD.

Ashcraft, who alternates between QB and tailback, gained 138 yards in 30 carries for Goshen, but it was the Lions' inablility to stop 220-pound senior fullback David Prewitt (92 yards in 15 carries and 1 TD) that proved the difference. Prewitt also recorded 11 tackles and 4 assists on defense.

With the ground game stopped by Goshen's control f the line of scrimmage, New Richmond turned to passing and junior QB Garrett Myers responded with 9-of-17 passing for 114 yards including a 10-yard TD pass and 2-point conversion pass to Brian Mazzaro that tied the game at 14-14.

Andy Case led the NR defense with 8 solo tackles and 3 assists. Jake Gundler and Mike Skaggs each recorded 7 solo tackles.

Score by Quarters
1 2 3 4 Total
Goshen 0 7 0 14 -- 21
New Richmond 0 6 0 8 -- 14

Qtr Time Scoring play

2nd 08:58 NR - Nealan 11 yd run (Maupin kick failed), 11-60 4:04
05:36 GO - Casey 54 yd run (Morris kick), 2-80 0:37
4th 09:23 GO - Prewitt 1 yd run (Morris kick), 6-34 2:19
08:46 NR - Mazzaro 10 yd pass from Myers (Mazzaro pass from Myers), 3-55 0:32
06:18 GO - M.Arnold 34 yd pass from Ashcraft (Morris kick), 6-70 2:22

RUSHING: Goshen-Ashcraft 30-138; Prewitt 15-92; Casey 5-66; McAnich 1-7; A.Owens 1-6; Hines 1-minus 2. New Richmond-Nealan 14-46; Myers 11-24; Maupin 7-17; Warden 1-8; McCabe 1-0.

PASSING: Goshen-A.Owens 1-2-0-47; Ashcraft 1-2-0-34. New Richmond-Myers 9-17-0-114; Warden 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: Goshen-Ashcraft 1-47; M.Arnold 1-34. New Richmond-Mazzaro 3-12; Nealan 2-45; Warden 2-28; McCabe 1-15; Maupin 1-14.

INTERCEPTIONS: Goshen-None. New Richmond-None.

FUMBLES: Goshen-Ashcraft 4-3. New Richmond-Maupin 1-0; Myers 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): Goshen-None. New Richmond-None.

TACKLES (UA-A): Goshen-Prewitt 11-4; Settles 8-1; Ashcraft 7-0; McAnich 4-0; Asher 2-2; Blevins 2-0; Parriman 2-0; Rahm 2-0; A.Arnold 2-0; Allen 1-1; 73 1-0; Spence 1-0; 20 1-0; Thompson 0-1; Casey 0-1; 80 0-1.

New Richmond-Case 8-3; Gundler 7-2; M.Skaggs 7-1; B.Gelter 6-2; D.Scholz 4-4; Maupin
3-4; Deller 4-1; Warden 3-3; Mahaffey 3-2; Williams 3-0; Hamilton 1-1; Mazzaro 1-0; Smith 0-1; Chesney 0-1.

Friday, October 16, 2009


The Lady Lions were defeated last night at Western Brown 25-21, 25-15 and 25-12. Western Brown is the league champs this year and New Richmond second. We will go against Wilmington Saturday in Goshen at the sectionals.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

League Champs!

Congratulations to the girls varsity soccer team on their 3-0 victory over Western Brown last night. This win gave the Lady Lions the title of League Champions with a record of 11-4-1. Scoring the three goals for the team was Savannah Glenn with an assist from Noelle Schickling. With the help of the defense, Cassidy Martin earned her 5th shut out of the season! The girls are preparing for their 1st tournament game that is scheduled for Monday against Cincinnati Christian.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The Lady Lions celebrated their senior night defeating CNE in 3 games; 25-11, 25-18 and 25-21. A team effort was played by all and now they are 2nd in the league. Their last game of the season will be away on Thursday 10/15/09 at Western Brown. The lady lions ranked 6th for the tournament draw and will be playing against Wilmington on Saturday 10/17/09 at 3pm in Goshen. If they win they will play again in Goshen against Norwood on Thursday 10/22/09 and if won they will move onto Saturday 10/29/09 against McNick at 1:30. Come and support the lady lions in their sectional tournament

Victory over Bethel for Lady Lions Varsity Soccer

Congratulations to the girls varsity soccer team on their 4-1 victory over Bethel-Tate last night. The Lady Lions started the game off well with a quick goal by Sarah Glenn with an assist by Kelsey Fondelier. During the second half, Kelsey Hensley, Savannah Glenn, and Noelle Shickling scored, giving New Richmond their 4-1 final over the Tigers. This win keeps the team in 1st place for the league with a 10-4-1 record. The Lady Lions travel to Western Brown on Thursday for their last regular season game.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boys to host Taylor in Div. II soccer

The New Richmond boys soccer team was seeded 7th in the Cincinnati Division II sectional tournament and will host Taylor at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 in the first round. The winner of that game will play at No. 2 seeded Batavia at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

The Lions play at Bethel today and at Western Brown on Thursday.

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's a contact sport

Watch a video of Austin Warden's devastating block in the Lions' 54-20 homecoming win over East Clinton Friday.


The Lady Lions will be playing against CNE on Tuesday 13, 2009 not the 12th which appears to be on some schedules. This will be our Senior night so come and cheer the lady lions on to a victory against CNE at 6:30pm.

Lady Lions seniors(from top to bottom) Katie Schumacher, Briana Rose,
Mercedes Featherkile, Ashley Strunk.

Lady Lions draw Cincinnati Christian for 1st game of soccer tournament

The New Richmond Lady Lions was seeded #15 of 31 teams for the Division II Tournament draw that took place on Sunday, October 11th. The team was able to get a home game for their first tournament game scheduled for Monday, October 19th at 7:00p.m.

They will be playing the Lady Cougars of Cincinnati Christian High School. Cincinnati Christian's record is currently 6-6-2 with one game remaining against Seven Hills. If the Lady Lions are able to advance past Round 1 of the tournament, they will go on to play #3 seed Mariemont @ Mariemont on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.