Friday, February 10, 2012

Lady Lions Win on Senior Night

The Lady Lions Girls Basketball Team got a big win on Senior Night last night vs Goshen 41-29. Senior Sarah Shoemaker controlled the game on both ends scoring a game-high 11 points while collecting 8 rebounds. Fellow Seniors Mikaela Rupp and Camie Keets scored 8 and 6 points respectively, while Courtney Grogan mixed it up on defense with 5 steals. It was a great team effort all around featuring solid team defense and efficient offensive execution. The win finishes off a great regular season 16-4 and gives the Lady Lions momentum going into the sectional tournament next Thursday 2/16 vs Ross.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lady Lions honors 2012 seniors

The New Richmond Lady Lions defeated Goshen on Senior Night to finish the regular season 16-4. Before the game seniors (from left) Courtney Grogan, Kammy Keets, Mikaela Rupp and Sarah Shoemaker were honored. They are pictured with their parents. (Adam Bird photo).

Boys Basketball vs Western Brown Game Postponed

The Boys Basketball game against Western Brown has been changed from Friday, February 10th to Monday, February 13th at Western Brown at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:30pm.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Finan named Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University of Cincinnati cross country and track & field standout Eric Finan, a 2007 graduate of New Richmond High School, has been named the 2011-12 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the Conference’s Academic Affairs Committee.

Finan will receive a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or
professional studies. The Conference also announced the male winners of the 2011-12 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. Each institutional winner receives $2,000 toward graduate studies. Finan is Cincinnati’s first BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year selection.

Finan earned all-America status in both cross country and track & field during his career after he finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and was 25th at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships. He was the 2011 BIG EAST cross country champion and was the runner-up at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional after winning that event in 2010 and won a BIG EAST title in the 5,000 at last year’s outdoor track & field championship.

Finan holds University of Cincinnati records in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 events and is the outdoor record-holder in the 5,000 and 10,000. He finished as Cincinnati’s top cross country finisher in every race since the start of the 2009 season.

Finan, who holds a 3.785 grade-point average in Cincinnati’s master of business administration program, earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering with a 3.897 GPA. He was the recipient of Cincinnati’s Legion of Excellence Award, as the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average on his team and was admitted to the College of Engineering’s Accend program, a joint undergraduate and graduate program for the most academically qualified engineering majors.

Finan was the student president of Cincinnati’s Athletes in Action program and served as vice-president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Sigma Sigma honorary fraternity and has been active with a number of community service efforts.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lady Lions Win on the Road

The Lady Lions Varsity Girls Basketball Team got a tough road win last night defeating Taylor 43-37. Sarah Shoemaker led the way in a slow offensive game leading all scorers with 17 while contributing 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Josie Buckingham scored 11 points and blocked 6 shots including a big one late in the 4th quarter. It was a good win in a close game on the road as the lady lions prepare for the Sectional Tournament next week as well as the Senior Night Game on Thursday vs Goshen.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Varsity Boy Basketball @ Bethel Tate

The Boys Varsity Basketball team beat Bethel Tate on Saturday night by a score of 67-51. Leading the way for the Lions were sophomore John Ernst with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Junior Evan McKinley with 12 points, Senior Tucker Hawkins with 11 points, and Senior Jake Gundler with 9 points. The Lions travel to Western Brown on Friday Night.

The JV boys team won by a score of 58-54.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Varsity Wrestling Lions finish second at the Washington Court House Duals!

The most exciting tournament of the year even though the Lions came up a little short. It took a combined effort of blood, sweat and tears to challenge the host school for the title.

The first round the Lions wasted little time beating Jackson 75-3. The second round looked similar to the first round, Lions 75 Hamilton Badin 6. That vaulted the Lions into the medal round with Greenview, Ryle and Washington Court House. The Lions beat Greenview in the medal round 57-9. Next up for the Lions was Ryle. The Lions lost to the Raiders a few weeks ago in a close match. This time the Lions proved to be the better team, winning 40-30. Finally the Lions went to the center circle to battle the undefeated #1 DII team in eastern Ohio, WCH. The Lions started the finals with two tough losses. Down 7-0 the Lions came back to take the lead 15-7 with big wins from Kyle Weeks, Kevin Reid and James White. WCH won the next match and closed the gap, 15-13 Lions. Nathan Dixon took the bull by the horns and pinned his opponent, 21-13 Lions. WCH won by pin in the next match, 21-19 Lions. WCH won by technical fall to retake the lead, 24-21. Brody Hooks got the Lions back on track with a big win, 25-24 Lions. WCH won by major decision to regain the lead, 28-25. Cody Gabelman won in impressive fashion to tie the score, 28-28. WCH won by pin to take the lead 34-28 with one match left. Senior Robbie Lemar comes up with a big win to pull the Lions close but not quite enough, final score Lions 31 WCH 34. We could not ask for a better effort out of these young men. They rose to the occasion every match of every round.

The JV Lions traveled to Goshen and brought home some serious hardware! Nathan Rostetter, Tristan Williams, Zach Fields, Kenny Booker, Jay Troy, Justin Patrick and Will Lytle all won first!!! Cory Forsee and Branston Evans finished second. Cindy Hamilton placed third. Rodney Berwanger and Scott Wagoner placed fourth and Jared Bray placed sixth. This was the final meet for the JV Lions. Congratulations on a successful season. The future looks bright for the Lions Wrestling Program.

Next up for the Varsity is the SBAAC league meet Saturday @ CNE. The Lions will look to Three-peat as league champs. WE ARE NR!!


The boys swim team finished in 2nd place behind CCD. The score was 377 - 288. 1st place finishers were: 200yd. Medley Relay-Colt Reese, Grant Gilman, Alex Ariapad, & Tyler David; 200yd. Free-Tyler David; & 500yd. Free-Tyler David. 2nd place finishers were: 200yd. IM-Alex Ariapad; 100yd. Butterfly-Alex Ariapad; 200yd. Free Relay-Colt Reese, Derek Gelter, Tyler David, Alex Ariapad; & 100yd. Back-Colt Reese. 3rd place finishers were: 100yd. Breaststroke-Grant Gilman. 4th place finishers were: 200yd. Free-Austin Berger & 400yd. Free Relay-Vincent Speaks, Conall Stapleton, Austin, & Grant Gilman. Great job by all the swimmers.

The girls finished in 4th place with CCD-327, Clark Montessori-307, Seven Hills-282 & New Richmond-180. 3rd place finishers were: 500yd. Kara Burns; 200yd. Free Relay-Megan Woolum, Ashlee Woolum, Jessica Nazareth, & Kara Burns. 4th place finisher was 100yd. Breaststroke-Kara Burns. 5th place finishers were: 100yd. Butterfly-Ann Bishop; 400yd. Free Relay-Ann Bishop, Kelsey Williams, Paige Anderson, & Megan Woolum. 6th place finishers were: 200yd. Medley Relay-Megan Woolum, Kara Burns, Ann Bishop, & Jessica Nazareth;& 50yd. Free-Ashley Lewis. 7th place finishers were: 50yd. Free-Jessica Nazareth & 100yd. Backstroke-Megan Woolum. Great job by all the swimmers.

Boys Sectional will be on Friday at Mason at 6:30 and Girls' Sectional will be on Saturday at Mason at 3:30.