Friday, May 7, 2010

Boys track team takes 1st at Mariemont Invitational

The boys team traveled to Mariemont High School for a two-day inviational on May 5th and 6th. They competed against 16 teams and won. The team standings are as follows:
Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored
1) New Richmond 75 2) Finneytown 63
3) Deer Park 60 4) Dixie Heights 54
5) Norwood 48 6) Mariemont 42
7) Indian Hill 35 8) Western Brown 29
9) Reading 25 10) Wyoming 17
11) Bethel-Tate 13 12) Madeira 12
13) Batavia 10 14) Taylor 7
15) Purcell Marian 3 15) Amelia 3

The following athletes placed (in the top 6) respectfully in their events:
110 High Hurdles - John Berwanger 1st
200 Dash - Miles Derkson 5th
300 Hurdles - John Berwanger 2nd, Miles Derkson 4th
800 Run - Anthony Goodrich 6th
1600 Run - Timmy Hall 4th
3200 Run - Timmy Hall 2nd, Alex Ariapad 5th
4X100 Relay - Mike Maupin, Miles Derkson, Barrett Myers, John Berwanger 2nd
4X800 Relay - Timmy Hall, Alex Ariapad, Ben Fitzgerral, Anthony Goodrich 2nd
High Jump - John Berwanger 3rd, Mike Maupin 4th
Long Jump - Garrett Myers 1st, Mike Maupin 6th

John Berwanger broke the McKee/ Kiwanis (Mariemont) Invitational record in the 110 High Hurdles with a time of 14.79. John also was awarded with boys runner of the meet.

The team looks foward to the SBAAC league meet held next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th and 12th, held at Batavia High School.

Lions defeat Bethel 8-4

Steven Binder went the distance and Tre Jetter came up with a defensive gem to halt a Bethel rally as the Lions came back from a 4-0 deficit to win 8-4 in the final SBAAC game of the season.

With the Lions leading 5-4, Jetter made a diving stop toward second base, flipped the ball back handed to shortstop Kevin Hamilton who completed the double play with the throw to first.

The win improved the Lions to 15-7 going into Saturday's doubleheader at Edgewood. The Lions then play at Seven Hills on Monday before returning home to host the winner of Wyoming-Finneytown in the Division II sectional at 5 p.m. May 15.

Girls Track/Mariemont Invitational

The NR Girls Track Team placed 4th in the Mariemont Invitational. The follow individuals placed:

High Jump - Buckingham 5th
Shot - Ward 1st
3200 Relay - Belmont,Glenn,Erdman,Burnam 3rd
100 Dash - Schumacher 5th
800 Relay - Owens,Laumann,Maupin,Rupp 4th
400 Relay - Owens,Grooms,Maupin,Laumann 6th
400 Dash - Rupp 4th
300 Hurdles - Grooms 6th
800 Run - Burnam 4th, Glenn 5th
200 Dash - Schumacher 4th
3200 Run - Erdman 5th, Belmont 6th
1600 Relay - Glenn, Schumacher,Rupp,Burnam 2nd

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Boys Tennis; New Richmond 3, Western Brown 2

The New Richmond boys tennis team defeated Western Brown yesterday 3 - 2. Winners for the lions included;

1st Singles: James Martin
1st Doubles: Clint Lytle & Nick Goocey
2nd Doubles: Mitch Kramer & Kyle Reid

With the win the lions complete their regular season with a 14 - 4 record. The lions team will play in the sectional tournament next Thursday at Mason Middle School.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 6 - Varsity Softball & Baseball at Bethel, 4:30 ; JV teams home vs. Bethel, 4:30

Friday, May 7 - Varsity Softball at Manchester, doubleheader starting at 4:30

Saturday, May 8 - JV Softball at Georgetown, 3 games beginning at 11AM

Varsity Baseball at Edgewood, doubleheader starting at 11AM

Monday, May 10 - Varsity Baseball at Seven Hills, 4:30

Tuesday, May 11 - Track at Batavia for League Meet, 4:00
Varsity Softball home vs. Mt. Healthy, 5:00, Sectional Tournament

Wednesday, May 12 - Track at Batavia for League Meet, 4:00

Thursday, May 13 - Varsity Baseball home vs. winner of Wyoming/Finneytown, 5:00 Sectional

Boys Tennis; New Richmond 3, MVCA 2

The New Richmond boys tennis team defeated Miami Valley Christian Academy 3 - 2 yesterday. Winners for the lions included;

2nd Singles; Josh Raver
1st Doubles; Mitch Kramer & Kyle Reid
2nd Doubles; Matt Dooley & Sam Anderson

With the win the lions tennis team improved to 13 - 4 on the season.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Boys Tennis; New Richmond 3, Bethel 2

The boys tennis team defeated Bethel 3 - 2 yesterday in a very close match. Winners for the lions included;

1st Singles: James Martin
1st Doubles: Clint Lytle & Nick Goocey
2nd Doubles: Mitch Kramer & Kyle Reid

With the win the lions improve to 12 - 4 on the season. The remaining schedule for the week is;

Wednesday, May 5th Miami Valley Christian Academy (Varsity, Home)
Thursday, May 6th Western Brown (Varsity, Away)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lions baseball update

1) This week's schedule:
Tuesday: CNE (V-H, JV-A)
Wednesday: Wilmington (V-H, JV-A)
Thursday: Bethel (V-A, JV-H)
Bethel's game will conclude the JV season.

2) The Varsity may be looking to reschedule the Edgewood DH for this Saturday. Details if and when it is finalized

3) Summer Ball - Coach Laub, Coach Duncan, and myself are all pleased with the number of players playing summer ball this season. Please be sure that your son is not participating IN ANY CAPACITY with their summer team until the season is over... For the JV, that would be after the Bethel game and for the Varsity, it would be after the Lions' tournament is over. There will be a couple of JV players called up after the last JV game to dress varsity, and those players basically become varsity players in the eyes of the state, and MAY NOT do any summer ball activities until the varsity season is over. "Activities" includes any type of practice or game. Please adhere to this rule, as this is the time of year when there are all sorts of "eyes" searching for violators.

4) The Lions earned a # 2 seed out of 12 teams and have a BYE for the first round of the tourney. We will play the winner of Finneytown/Wyoming on Thursday, May 13th, 5:00. This is a home game. The state requires that we charge admission ($5). If we are able to advance, our next tournament game will be on May 20th at a site TBD. You can view our bracket at

5) If you were at last Friday's game, you saw one of the best regular season games in Lions history. It is a tribute to our players for hanging in there and not giving up. It was special to see our guys pull together and eventually win that game.....there is nothing quite like a walkoff HR!

Monday's Baseball & Softball Games

The baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday, May 3 against CNE have been postponed until Tuesday, May 4. Varsity will still be at home, JV at CNE.

Nealan, Gelter to attend Tiffin

NR seniors Brian Gelter (center left) and Andrew Nealan (center right) are joined at the signing ceremony by their parents Larry and Susan Pitzer (left) and Charlotte and Robert Nealan (right) and their coaches Greg Minor (assistant, standing left) and Deron Shinkle (head coach, standing right).

Two anchors on New Richmond's 2010 league and sectional wrestling championship team will be taking their winning tradition to Tiffin University.

Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter, who helped their school to SBAAC and Division II sectional championships in 2008 and 2010, will be teammates in college at the Northern Ohio university which is starting a varsity wrestling program for the 2010-2011 season.

“They’re starting a wrestling program at Tiffin and I want to be part of it,” said Gelter, who plans to major in education. “I want to help start a tradition.”

Nealan, a three-time state qualifier at 160 pounds, plans to major in law enforcement and natural resources. He finished 6th in the 2009 state meet.

"I want to become a park ranger," said Nealan, who qualified for the 2010 state meet despite hairline fractures on both sides of his 4th vertebrae. He will be wearing a back brace until the start of wrestling practice this fall.

"They said it was an old injury," explained Nealan, who was a two-year starter at fullback for the Lions. "It probably happened my freshman year when Brandon Branson slammed me during workouts. It started acting up again when I got slammed by the Princeton kid during the Milford tournament."

Nealan finished his New Richmond career with 135 wins, 2nd most in school history behind Aaron Egan 136.

Gelter, an all-city selection as an offensive lineman in football by the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association, finished his wrestling career with 101 wins.

Both Nealan and Gelter were selected to the first team all-SBAAC in football.

Neither athlete plans to play football at Tiffin.

Boys Track and Field take 1st at Goshen Invitational

On Friday, April 30th the boys track and field team traveled to Goshen to compete and win against 8 teams. The team rankings are as follows:
Men - Combined Divisions - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) New Richmond 156.50 2) Goshen 149
3) Georgetown 58 4) CNE 52
5) Amelia 51 6) Cin. Hills Christian Aca. 22
7) Riverview-East Acad. 19 8) Felicity-Franklin 16.50

We had several individuals that placed well.

4x800 Relay - 1st (Timmy Hall, Alex Ariapad, Ben Fitzgerral, and Anthony Goodrich).
110 High Hurdles - John Berwanger 1st, Miles Derkson 6th.
100 Dash - Garrett Myers 3rd.
1600 Run - Timmy Hall 2nd, Alex Ariapad 4th.
4x100 Relay - 1st (Mike Maupin, Miles Derkson, Garrett Myers, and John Berwanger).
4x200 Relay - 1st (Matt Forsee, Jay Glueck, Casey Meyers, and Casey Ware).
300 Hurdles - John Berwanger 2nd, Miles Derkson 3rd.
800 Run - Anthony Goodrich 2nd, Ben Fitzgerral 3rd.
200 Dash - Miles Derkson 2nd, Garrett Myers 4th.
3200 Relay - Timmy Hall 1st, Alex Ariapad 4th.
4x400 Relay - 2nd (Matt Forsee, Anthony Goodrich, Ben Fitzgerral, and Casey Meyers).
High Jump - Mike Maupin 1st
Long Jump - Garrett Myers 3rd, Mike Maupin 4th.
Pole Vault - Mike Maupin 1st, Casey Meyers ties for 4th.
Discus - Levi Meder 6th.

The team travels to Mariemont on Wednesday and Thursday, May 5th and 6th for their next meet.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lady Lions seed #4 in sectional

The New Richmond Lady Lions (13-6) were seeded No. 4 in the Cincinnati Division II sectional softball tournament and will host Mt. Healthy (3-14) at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. The winner of that game faces Goshen at 5 p.m. Thusday, May. 13.

Cincinnati Division II pairings

Lions seeded #2 in sectional

New Richmond was seeded No. 2 in the Cincinnati Division II sectional baseball tournament and will host of the winner of the Finneytown-Wyoming game at 5 p.m. on May 13.

Clermont Northeastern got the top seed, following by the Lions, Bethel and McNicholas. All top seeds received byes in the first round which will be played May. 11.

Cincinnati Division II sectional pairings