Friday, January 28, 2011


The NR girls swim team came from behind on the last event of the meet to beat Glen Este by a score of 50 to 44. 1st places finishers were 200 Free-Vicky Booker, 500 Free- Kara Burns, 100 Back-Micha Brondhaver, and 400 Free Relay-Amanda Schmidt, Ann Bishop, Ashlee Lewis, and Megan Woolum. 2nd place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay-Micha Brondhaver, Kara Burns, Jessica Nazareth, and Amanda Schmidt, 200 IM- Megan Woolum, 50 Free- Jessica Nazareth, 100 Free- Jessica Nazareth, 200 Free Relay-Gabby Benton, Jessica Nazareth, Amanda Schmidt, and Kara Burns, 100 Back- Megan Woolum, 100 Breast- Kara Burns, and 400 Free Relay- Micha Brondhaver, Abby Jewell, Michaela Nordyke, and Paige Anderson.

Great job by all the swimmers.

The NR boys swim team beat Glen Este by a score of 56 to 34. 1st place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay- Robbie Workman, Grant Gilman, Alex Ariapad, and Tyler David, 200 Free- Tyler David, 200 IM-Alex Ariapad, 100 Fly- Alex Ariapad, 200 Free Relay- Robbie Workman, Colt Reese, Tyler David, and Alex Ariapad, and 400 Free Relay- Daniel Dooley, Conall Stapleton, Steve Benton and Grant Gilman. 2nd place finishers were: 200 Free- Theo Ostermann, 50 Free Robbie Workman, 100 Fly- Brady Ginn, 100 Free- Tyler David, 500 Free- Theo Ostermann, 100 Back- Robbie Workman and 400 Free Relay- Theo Ostermann, Jeff Snider, Henry Bezold, and Cody Biehle.

Great effort by all the swimmers.

Last home meet is on Tuesday, Feb. 1 against Norwood.

NR Lady Lions Basketball @ CNE

The varsity girls basketball team took another tough loss at CNE last night, 34-31. It was a night when the ball just didn't bounce the way of the lions. The girls played solid defense all night holding CNE to just 11 field goals on 23% shooting. The struggles came on the other side of the ball; offensively the girls struggled to convert easy baskets and were outscored from the free-throw line. Reno Frayne led the way scoring 14 points and collecting 10 rebounds. The loss moves NR into a 2nd place tie in the division with CNE and a game behind Western Brown. Next @ Amelia Saturday, 1-29-11.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lions Basketball Vs McNick

The New Richmond Boys Basketball program had a tough night Tuesday playing against McNicholas High School. After taking two tough losses in the Freshman and JV battles, the Varsity came out with a determined state of mind. They were not going to back down to the pressure from a GCL school. Led by Senior Steven Binder, in his return from the IR, the Lions broke McNick's press and tough man to man defense and were trailing 34-32 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Rockets chose to switch to a zone defense, and the shots against that zone did not fall for the Lions. McNick used a big run at the end of the game to pull away for the win. The varsity team has been scrapping for the last few games and the season turnaround is just around the corner.


The boys beat Seven Hills by a score 56 to 37. 1st place finishers were 200 Free-Tyler David, 200 Individual Medley-Alex Ariapad, 50 Free-Robbie Workman, 100 Fly-Alex Ariapad, 100 Free Colt Reese, 200 Free Relay-Tyler David, Colt Reese, Robbie Workman, Alex Ariapad, 100 Back-Robbie Workman, 100 Breast-Grant Gilman and 400 Free Relay-Grant Gilman, Steve Benton, Theo Ostermann and Daniel Dooley. 2nd place finishers were 200 Medley Relay-Robbie Workman, Grant Gilman, Alex Ariapad and Tyler David, 100 Free- Tyler David, 400 Free Relay- Cody Biehle, Jake Ober, Brady Ginn and Conall Stapleton.

The girls lost to Seven Hills by a score of 39 to 55. 1st place finishers were: 200 Free- Vicky Booker and 500 Free- Kara Burns. 2nd place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay- Micha Brondhaver, Kara Burns, Jessica Nazareth and Amanda Schmidt, 200 Individual Medley-Megan Woolum, 50 Free- Amanda Schmidt, 100 Free-Jessica Nazareth, 200 Free Relay-Gabby Benton, Jessica Nazareth, Amanda Schmidt and Kara Burns, 100 Back-Micha Brondhaver, and 400 Free Relay-Ann Bishop, Ashlee Lewis, Amanda Schmidt and Megan Woolum.

Great job and improved times by all the swimmers.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lady Lions Lose in 2OT

The Lady Lions Girls Basketball team travelled to Williamsburg last night in a game that became one of the most exciting yet disappointing games of the season. After a slow first half with significant foul trouble the girls were down 10 at half-time only to storm back in a 14-3 3rd quarter. Taking a 1 point lead into the 4th quarter the lions were slowed again by foul trouble with leading-scorer Reno Frayne fouling out with 4+ minutes left to play. Stepping up to lead the team was Freshman Josie Buckingham who ended the game with 24 points and 20 rebounds, both career highs. With another key player fouling out when Sarah Shoemaker committing her 5 foul with 2 minutes remaining the lady lions played the rest of regulation and both overtimes with key players on the bench. In the overtimes, missed free throws and key turnovers ultimately led to the loss, 44-40. Next @ CNE Thursday 1/27.

Hall of Fame Day

This Saturday will be our Hall of Fame Day. It's still not to late to register for the banquet. Here is the itinerary for the day.
1:00 Alumni Game
2:30 JV Boys Basketball Game
4:00 Ceremony to honor Ben Bird and Justin Fender our two state champions
4:05 Varsity Boys Basketball Game
4:30 Half Time Ceremony to introduce current hall of fame members and new members
Matt Godsey, Lisa Taylor, Greg Hawkins and Brian McMonigle
6:00 Banquet

Girls Basketball

Just a reminder girls basketball game at Amelia on Saturday will be 10:00 freshman game, 11:30 JV game and 1:30 Varsity game.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The JV wrestling Lions finish third with a depleted lineup.

The JV wrestled Saturday at the reserve Hammer & Anvil. The varsity tournament pulled four of our top JV wrestlers into the varsity tournament, this left the JV lineup a little short but still determined to finish strong! You know what place we would have finished with a full lineup! Autumn Clark led the way with a second place finish, congrats LPH! Jay Troy and Will Lytle battled to a third place finish. Nathan Rostetter, Mickey McCollum and Aaron Pollard finished fourth. This was the final tournament for the JV Lions, congratulations on a strong finish. Can't wait to see you on the varsity mat next year! WE ARE NR!

The Lions pound away at the Hammer & Anvil!

The varsity wrestling Lions finished seventh out of sixteen teams Saturday. Being invited to the Hammer & Anvil is tough enough, finishing top ten is a huge accomplishment for the program. They started the day swinging a big Hammer, second place after round two. Ryan Zawacki lead the way for the Lions beating the #1 seed from Michigan on his way to a strong second place finish! Brody Hooks only lost one match all day and finished third. Cody Gabelman Wrestled well finishing fourth. A pair of sophomores finished fifth, Kevin Reid and JR Forsee. Senior Sam Anderson gutted out a sixth place finish after coming back from illness. Jordan Hooks and Austin Skaggs made the finals finishing seventh. Brandon Mues, Clay Loadman and Cory English finished up with an eighth place finish. The Lions placed 11 out of 14 wrestlers. The Lions outpaced all SBAAC schools by almost 100 points, the league meet is only three weeks away! The hard work is paying off for the Lions with improvement every week. WE ARE NR!