Friday, January 13, 2012

Division Road Win for NR GBK

The New Richmond Varsity Girls Basketball Team got a big win vs a division opponent on the road last night defeating Goshen 41-27. The Lady Lions were led offensively by Josie Buckingham who scored 16 points and by Bailey Workman who added 9. The Lady Lions' defense powered them to victory led by Sarah Shoemaker and Mikaela Rupp who shut down the dynamic back court of Goshen. The win improves them to 9-2 on the season and 4-1 in the SBAAC American. Next @ Seton Tuesday, 1/17/12.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Cold War is not over!!
Lions pound the #1 ranked team, 42-17

The Varsity Lions Wrestling team battled the Ross Rams tonight at the NR Wrestling Field House. It was Cold and it was definitely a War, Lions 42 Ross 17. The Lions left no doubt who the top team in the city will be when the new poll comes out. Jordan Hooks ignited the war with a 17-2 victory. Big brother Brody added more fuel to the fire with a 16-0 win. Austin Skaggs fanned the flames with a 17-4 victory. Cody Gabelman burned up his opponent with a 8-2 win. Chris Klinker pulled out all the stops but lost a tough match. Robbie Lemar started the fire again with a pin. Ryan Zawacki left it all on the mat but lost 4-0. Clay Loadman battled til the last second but lost a close match 6-4. Senior Cory English lit the fuse again with a pin. Kevin Reid attacked for six minutes and won 11-3. James White grenaded his opponent with a second period pin. Ryle Beckerich left his heart on the mat but came up a little short, 14-11. Nathan Dixon battled hard but lost in the second period. JR Forsee finished the War with a 9-6 win. The Lions proved to be too much for the cross town rivals!

The Lions also beat Madeira 75-6!

The JV team lost a close dual, 45-30. Next up for the JV is a home tournament Saturday.

The Varsity will wrestle Amelia Wednesday, WE ARE NR!!

Hall of Fame inductees announced

New Richmond High School has announced the 2012 inductees for the Lions Sports Hall of Fame.
They are Joe Hawkins, a 1955 graduate who won 13 letters and went on to play college baseball at The Ohio State University; Todd Wells, a 1989 graduate who was named Southern Buckeye Conference American Division coach of the year nine times; Jamie McCart, a 2000 graduate and four-time all SBAAC selection in cross country; and Amy McMillin, a 1994 graduate who holds 5 school records in softball.

They will be inducted at the annual New Richmond Lions Sports Hall of Fame banquet Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets for the 6 p.m. banquet are $15 and reservations can be made by contacting New Richmond Athletic Director Doug Foote ( at 553-3191 ext 10003.

Joe Hawkins

During his time at New Richmond High School, from 1952-1955, Joe Hawkins earned 13 letters; four each in Baseball and Volleyball, three in basketball, and two in track. Joe was a four-year starter in baseball and was named team captain of the basketball team. At this time New Richmond High School was participating independently so there were no All-League Honors or League Championships to record. Despite not being associated with a league or conference, Joe is one of a very select few in the history of New Richmond Athletes to earn an athletic scholarship to a Division I school, The Ohio State University. Joe played baseball for the Buckeyes for three years. Returning to his hometown, Joe was a partner in the development of the New Richmond Youth Football League in 1969 and coached youth football for nine years. Joe also coached and served as an official representative of New Richmond Knothole Baseball from 1965-1978.

Todd Wells

Todd, a 1989 graduate of New Richmond High School, received a varsity letter in soccer and wrestling his freshman year. The next summer, an automobile accident ended Todd’s high school athletic career, though he remained active in Troubadours and Theater. Upon graduation Todd attended the University of Cincinnati and was the lead student-athletic trainer with Coach Bob Huggins and the Men’s Basketball Team for two years and for the Men’s Soccer team. After completing his studies at Cincinnati, he returned to his Alma Mater to begin his career. He was the Middle School Athletic Director from 1993-1997 and the NRHS Boys Tennis Coach from 1994-2006. Todd amassed an impressive overall record of 148-35. He was nine times the American Division Coach of the Year. His teams were American Division Champions seven times and Runner-ups 5 times. He coached the first doubles team in NR and Clermont County to qualify for the state tennis tournament. During those same years (1994-2007) Todd served in the role of Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) for the district, a program which he started. As the first ATC in Clermont County, in 1999 Todd and New Richmond High School were recognized by the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association as a Model Athletic Training Program.

Jamie McCart

Jamie McCart excelled at track and cross country while a student at New Richmond High School from 1996-2000. All four years he was the top runner on the Cross Country team and was voted First Team All SBC. In 1998 and 1999 Jamie was league champion and Runner of the Year. In 1999 he was the district champion and was voted Runner of the Year Division II All City. Jamie was a two time state qualifier in 1997 and 1999 and was 2 seconds away from qualifying in 1998. Three times, Jamie was named Most Valuable Distance Runner on the Track Team and was Most Valuable Track Man his Junior and Senior years. He earned First Team All SBC Honors his Junior year. His senior year, Jamie won District in the 1600m and 3200m.

Amy McMillin

Amy McMillin was a four year Varsity Softball player from 1991 to 1994 and started in 75 games. A first baseman her freshman and sophomore years, she moved to short stop her remaining two years. Amy’s four year batting average was .441. She holds season records of Most Runs Scored (37) and Most RBI’s (34) and maintains career records of Most Runs Scored (103), Most Hits (109), and Most RBI’s (109). Notable accomplishments include being named 1st Team All SBC (1991, 1993, 1994), Rookie of the Year (1991), MVP (1993, 1994), All City 2nd Team Shortstop (1994) and was the USSSA Greater Cincinnati Player of the Year in 1993. Amy earned a full athletic scholarship to Southern State Community College and was the Offensive Most Valuable Player in 1994 and 1995. Amy’s senior year team won the school’s first SBC league title posting a 13-1 league record and a 16-1 regular season record. Amy is one of the pioneers of softball at New Richmond Varsity Fast Pitch Softball. She helped start a tradition of winning at NRHS that continues today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The girls swim team beat Little Miami and Winton Woods by a score of 103-50-33. 1st place finishers were: 200yd. Medley Relay-Ann Bishop, Kara Burns, Jessica Nazareth, & Megan Woolum; 200yd. Free- Vicky Booker; 100yd. Butterfly-Ann Bishop; 500yd. Free-Kara Burns; 200yd. Free Relay-Paige Anderson, Jessica Nazareth, Ashlee Lewis, & Kara Burns; and 100yd. Breaststroke-Kara Burns. 2nd place finishers were: 50yd. Free-Jessica Nazareth; 500yd. Free-Vicky Booker;100yd. Backstroke-Megan Woolum; and 400yd Free Relay-Ann Bishop, Kelsey Williams, Vicky Booker & Megan Woolum. Good job by all the swimmers.

The boys swim team beat Little Miami and Winton Woods by a score of 126-18-17. 1st place finishers were: 200yd. Medley Relay-Colt Reese, Henry Bezold, Alex Ariapad, & Tyler David; 50yd. Free-Colt Reese; 100yd. Butterfly-Colt Reese; 500yd. Free-Tyler David; 200yd. Free Relay-Alex Ariapad, Colt Reese, Derek Gelter & Tyler David; 100yd. Backstroke-Colt Reese; and 400yd. Free Relay-Austin Berger, Theo Ostermann, Vincent Speaks, and Conall Stapleton. 2nd place finishers were: 200yd. Medley Relay-Austin Berger, Cody Biehle, Derek Gelter, & Henry Bezold; 200yd. Free-Tyler David; 200yd. IM-Alex Ariapad; 50yd. Free-Derek Gelter; 100yd. Butterfly-Theo Ostermann; 100yd. Free-Derek Gelter;500yd. Free-Conall Stapleton; 200yd. Free Relay-Vincent Speaks, Conall Stapleton, Zachary Rolfes & Cody Biehle; 100yd. Backstroke-Austin Berger; 100yd. Breaststroke-Henry Bezold; and 400yd. Free Relay-Kelby Davis, James Mahan, Zachary Rolfes, & Earl Thompson. Great job by all the boys.

Next meet is at home against Seven Hills and Summit Country Day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lady Lions Lose 2nd Straight

The New NR Girls Basketball team lost its 2nd straight game at Ripley last night 48-42. The girls had difficulty facing the full court man to man trap that Ripley used most of the night leading to 24 turnovers. The frustration on offense also led to a poor shooting night as well as poor decisions on the defensive end as the lions committed 21 fouls. Josie Buckingham led the way scoring 9 points and collecting 15 rebounds while Sarah Shoemaker had 7 points 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Lady Lions are next @ Goshen on Thursday 1/12/12.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Richmond begins coaching search

New Richmond High School began a search for a new football coach Monday after losing two-time Southern Buckeye coach of the year Dan Scholz to Oak Hills High School.

Scholz, who compiled a record of 37-14 in five years at New Richmond including two league title and an appearance in the state playoffs, accepted the head coaching job at Oak Hills on Saturday.

Oak Hills is Ohio’s largest high school with an enrollment of 3036 according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Scholz replaces Kurry Commins who resigned following a 4-6 season in 2011. Oak Hills is a member of the Greater Miami Conference with Colerain, where Scholz was an assistant coach before being hired at New Richmond.

“We will begin the search for a new head coach today,” said New Richmond superintendent of schools Adam Bird.

"We are thankful for the time, energy and passion Coach Scholz gave to the student-athletes of NRHS. NR Football has a legacy and tradition of success and Coach Scholz did a great job adding to that tradition. We wish him success as he moves on to another challenge."

Scholz has been in high school coaching since 1994. He was at Dublin-Scioto from 1995-2000 and coached under Kerry Coombs at Colerain from 2001-2006 before taking over at New Richmond.

“Thanks for all of the support from all of the people who made New Richmond football a special place,” said Scholz.

“My 5 years of being the head football coach in New Richmond have been very good and rewarding. I would not have the opportunity to go to such a school as Oak Hills, and to coach in the biggest public school league in the city of Cincinnati, if it were not for the hard work and dedication of the NR assistant coaches and players that have played these last five years.”

New Richmond lost only five league game during Scholz’ five seasons as coach and hasn’t lost to a SBAAC school since Oct. 16, 2009.

“I believe the football program has a great foundation, and the players know that their leadership is needed now to continue on what we have built. Knowing that there are 10 players who have started at some point on both offense and defense, the 2012 Lions should be ready to continue to win championships and finally get to the undefeated season we have been pursuing.”

Oak Hills superintendent of schools Todd Yohey believes his selection committee picked the right coach to make Oak Hills competitive in the GMC.

"Our selection committee wanted a coach who had a vision for not only our high school program, but also middle school and our community youth teams," said Yohey. "We also wanted someone with a strong coaching background and experience who can build on our current foundation and begin a winning tradition for our community. Coach Sholz met all of our expectations and we look forward to a new direction at Oak Hills."

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Varsity Wrestling Lions placed seventh at State Duals!

The morning started with an intense battle with Claymont, the #2 seed. The matches were close but the final score didn't show the effort, Claymont 60 Lions 15. The next test for the Lions was much closer. The Lions faced Padua in the second round. Padua took the early lead but the Lions came storming back. Brody Hooks and James White had impressive victories. The Lions fell a little short though, Padua 35 Lions 27. The final round matched the Lions against the #2 ranked team in the state, Walsh Jesuit. The Lions pulled off the upset, 48 to 34! The team pulled together and flexed their muscle. The Lions kept the pressure on through all fourteen matches. One by one they rose to the occasion and got the victory!

Next up for the Lions is a home meet Thursday night, be there! WE ARE NR!!

The JV Wrestling Lions place eleven at WCH tournament!

The JV looks impressive at the Washington Court House Tourney. Tristan Williams, Chris Klinker, Nathan Rostetter, Kyle Weeks, Kenny Booker and Justin Patrick all take home individual titles. Jay Troy and Jake Hurst placed second. Autumn Clark placed third. Branston Evans and Will Lytle placed fourth. The future looks bright for the Lions Wrestling Team! WE ARE NR!!