Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Hall of Fame Class

We are proud to announce the hall of fame class of 2012. The new inductees will be Joseph Hawkins, Todd Wells, Amy McMillin and Jamie McCart. Congratulations on this great honor for your tremendous accomplishments. The hall of fame day is January 21st with the boys basketball alumni game at 1:00 the JV basketball game at 2:30 and the varsity game at 4:00. We will recognize all past hall of fame members as well as the new inductees at half time of the varsity game and then we will have a banquet following the game at 6:00. We hope you can come out and honor our new inductees.

Lions win in thriller fashion

The Varsity boys basketball team beat visiting Hughes Wednesday night by a score of 55-53. With the game tied at 53-53 with 5 seconds left, Senior NIck Hill picked the pocket of a Hughes player and sprinted down the floor to attempt the game winning lay-up. However, the defender came and altered the shot just enough for it to fall off the rim. However, with less than one second left, two New Richmond players were sprinting down the floor for New Richmond and Sophomore John Ernst went up and ripped the rebound off the rim. Ernst put in the lay-up with 0.2 seconds left on the clock to win the game. Ernst led the Lions with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Senior Nick Hill had 10 points and 5 assists, Junior Austen Craig had 10 points, Senior Jake Gundler had 9 points. All of the Lions pitched in for the victory. The student section was going crazy the whole night and was definitely our 6th man of the game. The lions get a well deserved break for the Christmas holidays and will be back in action January 3rd @ Mariemont. The next home game will be Friday, January 6th against Bethel Tate. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your families.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lady Lions WIn at Batavia

The Lady Lions Girls Basketball team defeated Batavia last night by a score of 55-32 to improve their record to 7-0 on the season. Sophomores Josie Buckingham and Bailey Workman led the team offensively scoring 15 and 14 respectively. Mikaela Rupp added 11 points including 2 key 3 pointers during a key 3rd quarter that saw the Lady Lions expand its lead from 10 to 23. Sarah Shoemaker added 6 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 assists. The game is the last of 2011 for the Lady Lions who play next vs Madeira after the Christmas Holiday break.

Lions Spirit Wear Sale Dec. 21

2011 New Richmond High School spirit wear will be on sale from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 in the high school cafeteria for your Christmas shopping. Hookie sweatshirts are $25, T-Shirts $10, Pajamas $20 and Hats $20.

The Spirit Wear sale will take place during the New Richmond boys basketball team’s game against Hughes.

If you cannot make it to the sale you can print out the order form at the link below and order your Lions Spirit Wear by mail.

Lions Spirit Wear order form

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Lions take the Division II title at the Coaches Classic.

The Varsity Wrestling Lions placed eighth out of forty teams and first in the small school division.This is the toughest tournament in Cincinnati. Top teams from Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Kentucky traveled to Harrison Sat/Sun to do battle. The Lions placed four wrestlers in the top eight but it was a team effort that won the title. Ryle Beckerich, Cody Gabelman, Kevin Reid, Ryan Zawacki, Luke Hoskins and Nathan Dixon had multiple wins over the two day tournament. Robbie Lemar and Kyle Weeks contributed also. Austin Skaggs placed seventh, Corey English placed sixth, JR Forsee placed third and Brody Hooks finished second!

The Lions were in the top 5 most of the tournament but a few tough losses late left them a few points behind Elder and in eighth place. Moeller won the large school division title. WE ARE NR!!

JV Wrestling Lions win the Bethel Invitational!

The Lions made the short trip down 125 Saturday to wrestle in the Bethel Inv. . The Lions dominated from start to finish, placing 10 wrestlers. AJ Rostetter placed third, Nathan Rostetter, Tristan Williams and Will Lyttle placed second. Jake Preston, Clay Loadman, James White, Jay Troy and Justin Patrick all won first place. Zach Fields placed fourth. Coach Minor was impressed with his teams performance! Next up for the Lions is the Oak Hills tournament 12/28. WE ARE NR!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Richmond swim coaches honored

A new scoreboard at the New Richmond High School pool was dedicated Dec. 18 in honor of Judy and Joe Middeler who have coached the Lions swimmers for a combined 50 years.

Judy Middeler is in her 36th year as swim team coach while her brother Joe is in his 14th season.

“I think they know how we feel about them,” said New Richmond athletic director Doug Foote.

“I’m not a New Richmond person but there’s something special about this place when you look back and see the Ron Birds (33 years as football coach) and Ron Reids who coach here for 30 years. People stay here forever and ever because of the quality of people they work with. Thank you Middelers, you are the best.“

Former New Richmond swimmers Mark Miller and Alex Lewis spearheaded the fund drive that raised $7500 for the new scoreboard. Among the groups making donations were the New Richmond High School PTO, Girl Scout troup 48026, River Hills Bank and the New Richmond Sports Foundation.

“They are not only great coaches, they’re great people and great mentors,” said Miller. “Granted they may have taught everyone in New Richmond how to swim, but that’s not all of the story. They have been involved with Special Olympics and the Village Food Pantry. They reach out to the community and if someone needs help they will be there to help.”

Click on the photo below to watch a video of the dedication ceremony which preceded the benefit for former Lion swimmer Nate Kramer.