Saturday, February 20, 2010


Just wanted to let everyone know that Billy McCann has been released from the hospital tonight and is home doing fine. The doctors feel he passed out from getting overheated in a hot gym and was dehydrated. Thanks to all of you for your concern for Bill.

The JV game was 3 min and 55 sec left in the 3rd quarter when coach McCann fainted and the game was discontinued. The Varsity game was canceled.

The New Richmond freshmen lost 39-37 on a shot at the buzzer.

The Lions On The Prowl Again!!

The Wrestling Lions took a big step last night to a sectional wrestling title. They finished the evening with 8 wrestlers in the semi-finals and 6 in the consolation bracket. Today will be jam packed with action at Goshen high school. The wrestling starts at 11 am with the finals at 5 or 6. If you have not seen this talented group, what are you doing reading this blog, get up and get to Goshen now! Walk, run, drive or hitchhike if you must, just don't miss the action today!! Watch seniors Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter push for the state! Come watch are talented group of underclassmen battle for the top spot. What a great date night out, Goshen Skyline for dinner, watch Lions win Sectionals and then share an ice cream cone at the UDF on the way home! Now that would be a special evening. Get out, Get loud and Get proud. We Are NR

Friday, February 19, 2010

Alex Lews headed back to state

New Richmond senior Alex Lewis is headed back to the state swimming meet as a district champion.

Lewis, who has signed with Cleveland State, won the Southwest District Div. II 100-butterfly, capturing the 100-butterfly gold with a time of 51.24 seconds at Miami University's pool.

Lewis also recorded a fast time in the 100-freestyle but will not know until Sunday if that time holds up to qualify for the state.

The New Richmond 200-medley and 200-freestyle relay teams recorded their best times of the season but failed to qualify for the state. The Lion swimmers recorded a time of 152.71 in the 200 medley and 127.02 in the 200 freestyle relay.

Big Win For Lady Lions

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 Home vs Amelia: The Lady Lions got a big win and played their best game of the season last night vs Amelia. After trailing by double digits most of the first half and by 11 at the half, the girls came back strong in the second half to win 55-50. Lindsey Blankenship led the second half charge scoring a season-high 21. After sitting the entire 1st half after tweaking her knee, Reno Frayne scored all 10 of her points in the second half to boost the lions. Mikaela Rupp and Georgia Buckingham also were key contributers scoring 8 and 7 respectively. This win gives the lady lions two more wins than last season and gives them some momentum moving in to tournaments and next season. Next in sectional tournament vs Indian Hill @Withrow HS Tuesday, Feb 23.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NR Boys Basketball @ Bethel 2/17/10

The New Richmond Boys Basketball Team took a tough loss last night at Bethel. The final score was 77-58. Steven Binder scored a season high 18 points, and Jake Bostic pitched in 11. The lions play at home against CNE on Friday night.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Congratulations to the wrestling team and to Coach Shinkle

Congratulations to our 2009-10 SBAAC wrestling champions. I hope some of you had the chance to see what turned out to be one of the most exciting finishes ever at the league meet. I didn't get to see as much as I wanted, but was very proud of our kids especially to see all of their hard work payoff.

Special Congratulations to Coach Shinkle for being named Coach of the Year. A very well deserved honor in my opinion. Its a pleasure for me to be able to work with the coaches we have at New Richmond. We are very lucky to have coaches with the dedication and work ethic that we have. Our coaches put the students first before wins and that to me is a great quality. Well done Coach Shinkle and your staff.

Sectional Tournament Information

2/22 Boys Basketball @ Mason HS vs Roger Bacon 6:00
2/23 Girls Basketball @ Withrow HS vs Indian Hill 6:00

Purchase your tickets at the front office for $5.00 and save yourself $2.00 plus the athletic department will get a percentage of all tickets sold. Must sell over 25 to get this percentage.

Come out and support our basketball teams as we look to advance in the tournament.

Scheduling Reminders

I wanted to list the events coming up with all the snow outs and rescheduling:
2/18 GBK H Amelia 6:00/7:30
FGBK @ Western Brown middle school 5:00
AT @ Felicity 4:00
2/19 BBK H CNE 4:30/6:00/7:30 (senior night)
WR Sectional @ Goshen 6:00
Boys D-II SW @ Miami Univ. 10:45
2/20 WR Sectional @ Goshen 11:00
Girls District SW @ Miami Univ.
BBK @ Clark Montessori 4:30/6:00/7:30
Please come out and support the Lions this week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Girls basketball game rescheduled

The Amelia-New Richmond girls basketball game scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for Thursday with the varsity game starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday's games canceled

Tuesday's boys basketball games against Cincinnati Country Day have been canceled. No makeup date yet.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Boys Basketball vs Western Brown and Goshen 2/12 and 2/13

The lions boys basketball team took two tough losses over the weekend.
Friday night the Lions lost to Western Brown by a score of 75-68. The lions had a 25-17 lead early in the second quarter, but an aggressive press forced the Lions into 8 straight turnovers which led to a 16-0 Western Brown run. The Lions did have four players in double figures; Jake Bostic led all scorers with 21 points, Steven Binder had 14 points, Will Shoemaker and Dylan Phillips both had 10 points.

Saturday night the Lions lost to Goshen by a final score of 69-59. The lions gave up a 12-0 run to start the 3rd quarter and played catch up the entire second half. We cut it down to 4 with a minute left, but gave up two transition baskets which ended the comeback attempt. Jake Bostic led all scorers with 24 points. Steven Binder had 9 points.

The lions start a busy week, playing Tuesday vs CCD, Wed @ Bethel Tate, Friday Vs CNE, and Sat @ Clark Montessori.
The Lions drew Roger Bacon in the first round of the tournament on Monday 2/22 @6:00. Game will be played at Mason High School.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Lions Pin Another SBC Title!

The SBC wrestling crown is back in NR house where it belongs! Last night's match is the reason schools are required to have defibrillators at all times. The Lions battled through the championship and consolation brackets all day. When the finals started the Blanchester Wildcats were leading the tournament by a handful of points over your New Richmond Lions. Blanchester had 10 wrestlers in the finals and your Lions had 9.

The finals started off well for the Lions, Austin Skaggs dominated his opponent to capture first place. Brody Hooks followed up with a tough loss to finish second, Cody Gableman finished strong and placed third, Sam Anderson worked hard and fell a little short and finished second. Clay Loadman gave a gutsy performance but lost in overtime to finish fourth. Kevin Reid had a strong tournament and finished third. Now it gets a little more interesting, the Lions need victories from seniors Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter to stay on pace for the title. In senior fashion, they come through with pins over Blanchester wrestlers. Brian and Andrew both finish first, congratulations to Brian for achieving his 100th win!

With an unlikely win by a Blanchester wrestler at 189 lbs., the Lions find themselves down by 1.5 points. The Lions are now pinning their hopes on a freshmen heavyweight, JR Forsee. JR knows what he needs to do and that his victory means another SBC title for the Lions. His opponent is a senior, #1 seed and returning district qualifier, oh my! JR grinds out the first two periods and finds himself down 7-4. The third period starts with both wrestlers in the neutral position. The referee blows the whistle to start the third period, JR battles for inside position and somehow locks his hands around the larger opponent. He has a good angle, drives into position, steps and throws his opponent to his back with about one minute remaining. JR squeezes with all his Lion pride, his opponent makes a last effort to fight off his back, the referee moves into position to look for the pin, the whistle blows and the referee smacks the mat in a stunning upset. JR pins to give the Lions a first place finish and he captures his first SBC title!

If you missed it, you may have missed the greatest team effort in New Richmond history. I would like to thank the parents, fans, bus drivers, custodians, school administrators and coaching staff for all your hard work and dedication to The New Richmond Wrestling program. Now let's get ready to capture a sectional title next week @ Goshen. We are NR!!

SBC Championship

Team scores: 1. New Richmond 165.5; 2. Blanchester 161; 3. Western Brown 134; 4. Batavia 109; 5. Goshen 102; 6. Bethel-Tate 84; 7. CNE 68; 8. Williamsburg 38; 9. East Clinton 13.


103 -Skaggs (NR) d. McCloskey (Bat) 12-1; 112 -Fox (WB) d. Hooks (NR) 14-2; 119 -Ward (Goshen) d. Ratcliff (BT) 19-2; 125 -Bauer (WB) pin Anderson (NR) 1:31; 130 -Davidson (BT) d. Cioca (Blan) 3-0; 135 -Panno (Blan) d. Walker (Goshen) 9-5; 140 -Reynolds (CNE) d. DiBello (WB) 10-4; 145 -Dillinger (WB) d. Osborne (Bat) 1:13; 152 -Howe (Blan) pin Estham (Bat) 1:13; 160 -Gresham (Goshen) d. Runyon (Blan) 19-4; 171 -Nealan (NR) pin Curry (Blan) 3:19; 189 -Shoemaker (Blan) d. Elam (Bat) 12-10; 215 -Gelter (NR) pin Boyd (Blan) 1:10; 285 -Forsee (NR) pin Lanigan (BT) 5:15.

Coach-of-the-year: Deron Shinkle, New Richmond