Friday, January 7, 2011


The boys beat Greenfield McClain by a score of 76-17. 1st place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay-Robbie workman, Grant Gilman, Alex Ariapad, Tyler David; 200 Free - Tyler; 200 Individual Medley-Alex Ariapad; 50 Free-Robbie Workman; 100 Butterfly-Alex Ariapad; 100 Free-Tyler David; 500 Free-Theo Ostermann; 200 Free Relay-Robbie Workman, Colt Reese, Tyler David, Alex Ariapad; 100 Back-Robbie Workman; 100 Breast-Grant Gilman and 400 Free Relay-Tanner Duncan, Daniel Dooley, Trace Smith, and Conall Stapleton. 2nd place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay-Colt Reese, Henry Bezold, Tanner Duncan, Tyler; 200 Free-Trace Smith; 100 Butterfly-Brady Ginn, 100 Free-Colt Reese; 500 Free-Conall Stapleton: 200 Free Relay-Steve Benton, Tanner Duncan, Tyler Flood, Trace Smith; 100 Breast-Jake Ober and 400 Free Relay-Steve Benton, Theo Ostermann, Tyler, and Grant Gilman.

The girls beat Greenfield McClain by a score of 67 to 22. 1st place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay-Megan Woolum, Kara Burns, Jessica Nazareth, Amanda Schmidt; 50 Free-Jessica Nazareth; 100 Butterfly-Ann Bishop; 100 Free-Jessica Nazareth; 500 Free-Kara Burns; 200 Free Relay-Gabby Benton, Kara Burns, Jessica Nazareth, Amanda Schmidt; 100 Backstroke-Micah Brondhaver; 100 Breast-Kara Burns and 400 Free Relay-Ann Bishop, Ashlee Lewis, Amanda Schmidt and Megan Woolum. 2nd Place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay-Micah Brondhave, Michaela Nordyke, Ann Bishop, Ashlee Lewis; 200 Free-Vicky Booker; 200 Individual Medley-Megan Woolum; 50 Free-Amanda Schmidt; 200 Free Relay-Paige Anderson, Ann Bishop, Vicky Booker, Ashlee Lewis; 100 Back-Megan Woolum; 100 Breast-Gabby Benton and 400 Free Relay-Micah Brondhaver, Abby Jewell, Michaela Nordyke and Paige Anderson.

A great job by all the swimmers. Next meet is on Thursday, Jan. 13 against Western Brown.

Girls Basketball Wins vs Felicity

The New Richmond Girls Basketball team's trip to Felicity resulted in a 32-23 victory last night. Sarah Shoemaker led the lions with 12 points including 6 for 6 from the free throw line. Reno Frayne added 8 points and 8 rebounds. The girls applied tough defense especially in the 1st half allowing only 2 points by half-time. Offensively the girls were inefficient from the outside allowing Felicity to stay in a tight zone and double and triple in the post preventing a run-away victory for the lady lions. The next game for the girls is Saturday vs Western Brown for 1st place in the league.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Lions travel south of the border to do battle with Kentucky's best!

The JV and Varsity Wrestling Lions didn't need their passports last night to clash with Ryle and Connor. The evening started with the JV matches. Some of the highlights included a 15-0 win by Autumn Clark, a last second takedown by Aaron Pollard to secure a victory and James White with a dominating victory! The JV Lions finished with two strong team wins!
The Varsity Lions started the evening with an early lead over Ryle thanks to a flurry of moves by Ryan Zawacki to win by one point in the last seconds. The early lead disappeared quickly after several Ryle wins in a row. Cody Gabelman and JR Forsee also had victories against Ryle, final score displayed a Ryle win 53-15.
Next up was Connor and as usual the Lions wrestled very well after a loss. They punished Connor 63-6 losing only one weight class. Some of the highlights was a 19 seconds pin by Nathan Dixon, a first period pin by Austin Skaggs and Tyler Loyd, a strong finish by Kevin Reid and Brandon Mues to win close matches.
Next up is a weekend tournament @ Madeira. If you have not seen these Lions you need to get to Madeira this weekend to watch them challenge for a team title against 16 other teams including the #1 ranked team in the city, Reading. WE ARE NR!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, the 1st Annual Swimming Alumni Event was held. It was a great time for all the returning swimmers from the past to come and join us at the pool. Mike Ritzman and Rick Mahan were two of the oldest returning swimmers that showed up and they were with the program back in the 1980's. Susan Davis came and participated and she swam in the early 2000's. Of course we had some of the recent graduates show up to have fun with the High School and Middle School swimmers. Mark Miller and Alex Lewis were responsible for getting the event started. They did all the publicity and invitations through face book and word of mouth. They also planned the goofy activities that the swimmers participated in for the evening. Great job young men. We are taking donations for a new score board in the pool area and this helped to raise some money for that project. Joe and I would like to thank everyone who made the evening a fun and enjoyable time for our former swimmers from New Richmond. We hope to have more alumni show up next year.
Next home swim meet is on Thursday, Jan. 6 against Greenfield McClain.

Lady Lions Lose vs Madeira

The Lady Lions Varsity Girls Basketball team's 3 game winning streak came to an end last night vs Madeira. Defensively the girls played well enough to win allowing only 41 points but offensivley had no answer for the match-up zone and double teams in the post supplied by Madeira. A sluggish start put the girls down 10 early and they never really recovered. New Richmond was led by Reno Frayne who scored 19. Next @ Felicity Thursday 1/6.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Zach Gelter featured in Community Press

New Richmond senior Zach Gelter was featured in a recent article in the Community Press. The article is reprinted below with permission from the Community Press.

Gelter earns one last football game appearance in New Richmond

By Scott Springer • • December 23, 2010

A center may be the most important player on a football team. Without a good snap and a decent block, an offensive play rarely succeeds.

Such a blow occurred to the New Richmond Lions in 2010 when projected starting center Zach Gelter was in a serious traffic accident in February at Nine Mile Road and U.S. 52. Gelter's vehicle was hit by an oncoming truck and he sustained serious injuries to his brain.

Fortunately, no broken bones were suffered, but the injury to his brain required a six-week stay in two different hospitals.

"Zach had to do some rehab in every capacity," said New Richmond head football coach Dan Scholz. "We found out late in summer that football was absolutely done for him."
After re-learning how to walk and talk, the news was devastating to the Lions senior. Despite that, Gelter refused to give up on his teammates.

"When he was told that he wasn't going to be able to play, he (still) came every single day," said Scholz. "He did everything he could to help our team win. He carried bags, he carried boards, he was there with the offensive linemen helping younger kids on technique and things."

Still, doing without the game he loved, particularly in his last year of high school, was difficult.

"It was the worst experience I've ever had to deal with," said Gelter.
The pain of not being with his fellow Lions was mentally as challenging as the long road he faced following the traffic crash.

"There were a lot of days when we first went out for practice that Zach left crying," said Scholz. "When we first went out in pads, he was all sad. Almost every Friday night, whether we won or lost, Zach was walking away with tears in his eyes overwhelmingly frustrated that he didn't get the opportunity to be out there."

As the season and Zach's health progressed, Scholz got an idea prior to New Richmond's Senior Night game in late October. The inspiration came from remarks Gelter had made himself.

"In his senior speech, he said one of the most proudest things that he gets to do is put his jersey on every Friday and go out with the team," said Scholz.
From there the plan was hatched to allow Zach Gelter suit up in jersey 64 one more time. Only this time, in full pads.

"We had to talk with his parents and get everything cleared," said Scholz. "We were going to put him in for our 'victory formation.'"

"It was probably the best surprise I'd ever heard," said Gelter.

Though it took a late turnover from Bethel-Tate to come to fruition, Gelter put the exclamation point on New Richmond's 7-3 league championship season with three consecutive kneel-downs.

"I had to move him back, I was afraid someone was going to hit him," said Scholz. "He was about 35 yards from the ball when we took our 'victory formation.' The crowd was cheering and the players were cheering. He got to come in and play in his senior year, so that was kind of fun for us."

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Football wrap-up show

Lions head football coach Dan Scholz reviews the 2010 SBAAC American Division championship season and looks ahead to defending the title in 2011.

Click on the image below to watch the wrap-up show.

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