Friday, March 4, 2011

Lions at state update!

Brody Hooks started the morning with a tough 5-1 loss. Next round Brody pounded his opponent with an impressive fifty-second pin. Brody wrestles this afternoon at 1 pm. He will be in the medal round if he can win another match. Let's go Brody, show the heart of a Lion!

JR Forsee had a first round loss to a tough opponent. He came back in the second round and dropped a third period decision. JR finished the season with thirty four wins and he is only a sophomore!!! WE ARE NR!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

JR Forsee, Brody Hooks off to state

Brody Hooks and JR Forsee are headed to Columbus today to do battle in the State Wrestling Tournament. Brody finished fourth at 112 pounds in the district meet and JR was the district runner-up.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two recognized for leadership and courage

Two New Richmond football players will be honored Thursday for their leadership on and off the football field during the 2010 championship season.

New Richmond senior Austin Warden is a finalist for the 44th National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” Award banquet, which is based upon the accumulation of points in three areas: football achievement, academic achievement, and extracurricular and community activities.

Zach Gelter, who would have been the starting center on the 2010 team, will receive the Tom Potter Memorial Award of Courage for overcoming a near-fatal automobile accident last year.

“To have two of our players recognized by the National Football Foundation is awesome,” said Lions head coach Dan Scholz. “To be a part of a Cincinnati wide event is special for our program, for New Richmond, and even more so for Austin and Zach. I am very happy they are being recognized.”

The That’s My Boy award will be announced Thursday at the Scholar-Athlete Dinner, which will be in the Presidential Ballroom at the Westin Cincinnati.

“It’s a great honor just to be nominated and to become a finalist puts you in an elite group,” said Scholz.

Other finalists for Ohio’s award are: David Brausch, Batavia ; Will Duncan, Cincinnati Country Day; Sam Fernandez, Ross; Jarrett Grace, Colerain; Ryan Haynes, McNicholas; Michael Millikin, Turpin; Aaron Patton, Winton Woods; Jonathan Tighe, Wyoming; and Joe Tull, Moeller.

“Austin Warden is everything you want in a player, a student, and a friend to your kids,” said Scholz. “He is a great leader by example and his hard work and effort helped our team reach the playoffs, and a league championship in his playing time on the varsity.”

Warden, a two-time first-team All-SBAAC football player, plans to attend Miami University and major in dietetics. A four-year varsity pitcher-outfield on New Richmond’s baseball team, Warden hopes to play baseball at Miami either as a scholarship player or walk-on.

“I’m hoping to receive a partial scholarship for baseball but if I don’t I plan to try walking on,” said Warden, whose parents Debi and Chuck Warden are both Miami University graduates. Warden has received a $2500 academic scholarship from Miami.

Gelter was prohibited from playing any contact sport for five years after his automobile accident last spring. He still made every practice during the 2010 season, even two-a-days and worked as a team manager. Coach Scholz dressed him for senior night and he got in as the safety during a victory formation.

“That was a great moment for me that night,” said Gelter. “Not being able to play was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through.”

Gelter plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and major in physical education.

“I want to be a high school football coach,” said Gelter.

“Zach Gelter receiving the Courage Award is well deserved,” said Scholz. “His overcoming the tragedy of his accident, and his work ethic had a huge impact on our team and spurred us on to win the League Championship. I am proud of Zach and how he lived out his commitment to our team, and was an example for all of the players in the football program.”

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lady Lions Finish Season vs Wyoming

The Lady Lions Girls Basketball team finished their tournament run Saturday in a loss in the Sectional Finals vs Wyoming. After two big wins in the Div II tournament the Lady Lions failed to handle the pressure applied by the quick Wyoming squad and had trouble containing Div II Player of the Year Nikki McKee. Top performers for New Richmond were Josie Buckingham who scored 20 points and collected 12 rebounds while Mikaela Rupp added 9 points. The girls finished the season 12-11 overall and achieved several long term goals making the season a success. Thanks to all who supported the 2010-11 NR Girls Basketball Teams.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Lions Wrestling Team finishes top eight and qualifies two for state tournament next weekend!

Brody Hooks and Jr Forsee are headed to Columbus Thursday to do battle in the State Wrestling Tournament. Brody finished fourth and JR was the district runner-up. Austin Skaggs finished fifth (state alternate) and James White finished Sixth. By the way, all four are underclassmen and will return next year.

The Lions started a little slow the first round but then turned up the heat the rest of the tournament. JR dominated his way to the finals and lost a tough match in the end! Brody, Austin and James had to wrestle all day Saturday after losing Friday night. Their hard work and dedication paid off in the end, finishing top six.

All eleven district qualifiers wrestled well and left it all on the mat. Jordon Hooks dislocates his knee in the second period, a trainer puts it back in place, Jordon drags his leg to the center circle, finishes the match and beats his opponent. Get better Jordon! Cory English wrestled through a suspected broken hand also, get well Cory!

The Lions finished eighth out of fifty teams! The Lions have also qualified for the State Duals Tournament next year. It is awarded to the top two teams in the district with the highest scoring underclassmen. That makes the Lions ranked in the top eight in the state going into next season!

Next season will be tough moving on without our two seniors. Sam Anderson and James Martin you will be missed! Remember once a Lion wrestler always a Lion wrestler. WE ARE NR!!