Friday, December 11, 2009


Alex Lewis set a new 50 yd. Freestyle record of 22.21 which is also a new Pool Record. He then came back and set a new Pool Record in the 100 yd. Freestyle with a time of 48.37. It was a great night for the whole team.

We beat Clark Montessori by a score of 59 to 35 with 1st place finishes by the following boys: Blake Beckett in the 200 yd. Medley Relay & 100 yd. Backstroke; Mark Miller in the 200 yd. Medley Relay & 200 yd. Freestyle Relay; Alex Lewis in the 200 yd. Medley Relay, 50 yd. Freestyle, 100 yd. Freestyle and the 200 yd. Free Relay; and Alex Ariapad in the 200 yd. Medley Relay, 200 yd. Individual Medley, 100 yd. Butterfly and the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay.

The JV team did a good job last night with Max McBride, Anthony Goodrich, Steven Benton and Henry Bezold all winning their events.

The girls team lost to Clark Montessori by a score of 25 to 69. Kara Burns took a first place finish in the 100 yd. Breaststroke. The girls all did a good job of improving their times.

Next home meet is on Monday, Dec. 14 against Summit.

Listen to Alex talk about his night.

Joe & Judy Middeler

Swim Coaches

Lady Lions Win vs Bethel Tate

Thursday 12/10 Home vs Bethel: Great win last night over Bethel 40-32. We trailed most of the game but stayed in it with good team defense. Scoring 19 in the 4th quarter including 9/14 from the free throw line helped seal the win. Everyone played hard and played as a team. Reno Frayne led the lady lions in scoring with 10 points and Lindsey Blankenship contributed 15 rebounds. The home crowd was awesome and the student section was loud, thanks to everyone who came to the game. Next @ Batavia Tuesday 12/15.

New Richmond 40, Bethel- Tate 32

Bethel- Tate (1-3) - Vanderpool 3 2 9, Baker 2 2 6, Kennedy 1 1 3, Schaljo 1 0 2, Brooks 0 1 1, Jones 1 3 5, Gill 2 1 5, Church 0 1 1. Totals: 10 11 32.

New Richmond (1-3) - Blankenship 0 5 5, Glenn 0 4 4, Shoemaker 1 0 2, Rupp 2 0 5, Buckingham 2 0 4, Keets 2 0 4, Riley 1 0 2, Grogan 1 2 4, Frayne 3 4 10. Totals: 12 15 40.

Bethel- Tate 6 9 7 10 - 32
New Richmond 5 7 9 19 - 40

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

High School Swimming

Alex Lewis holds up the letter of intent he signed with Cleveland State Monday. He was joined by his swim coaches Judy and Joe Middeler (left) and his mother, Becky Lewis.

It was a great day yesterday for the high school swim program. Alex Lewis signed a letter of intent to swim at Cleveland State University next year. This has been a goal for Alex since he started swimming in the 7th grade. We are very proud of all of his accomplishments in the past four years and look for great things in the future. His drive and goals have encouraged the other swimmers to step up their workouts to set higher goals for themselves. A wonderful comment that Alex made yesterday on what is one of your most memorable moments in your swimming career and he said, "when the 200 medley relay team made it to Districts last year". He is truly a great team player.

Judy & Joe Middeler
Swim Coaches

Monday, December 7, 2009

High School Swimming

The boys and girls swim team did a good job at the first meet of the season which was a tri meet at Cinti. Country Day. We lost to Greenfield McClain and CCD but had good swims from Mark Miller, Alex Ariapod and Kara Burns. Our next meet is on Dec. 10 at home against Clark Montessori.

Wrestlers Place 3rd at the Roger Bacon Inv.

Dual meet results: New Richmond 57 Roger Bacon 18, New Richmond 32 Reading 48, New Richmond 51 Norwood 27, New Richmond 9 Oak Hills 70, New Richmond 54 Wyoming 24.

Lady Lions showing improvement

Sat. 12-5 @ CNE: The girls showed much improvement from Tuesday's effort but lost to CNE 39-30. The Rockets scored the first 8 points of the game and the girls played them even the rest of the way. The girls were limited by too many turnovers and poor free throw shooting. Next vs Bethel at home Thursday 12-10.