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Softball conditioning for non-winter athletes will begin January 8th after school every Monday-Wednesday-Friday until tryouts begin on February 19th.

Players are reminded that they must have a updated physical in order to condition.
Lady Lions Softball 2016 Record Year


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2017 Lady Lions Varsity Softball team
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Four to join Lions Hall of Fame image Four to join Lions Hall of Fame
New Richmond High School’s first Division I college players in football and basketball will join two of the school’s all-time greats in softball and swimming in the 2016 class of the New Richmond Lions Sports Hall of Fame. Thomas Wildey, 1959 graduate who played football at Ohio State; Jeffrey Kuhn, 1962 graduate who played basketball at the University of Cincinnati; Michelle Sweet, 2009 graduate who was a three-sport star in soccer, basketball and softball; and Alex Lewis, 2010 graduate who owns 11 school and league swimming records, will go into the Lions Hall of Fame at the annual induction banquet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the high school cafeteria. 
School Board adopts drug testing policy image School Board adopts drug testing policy
The Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District at its August 17 meeting approved a random drug testing policy for New Richmond High School athletes and students involved in extra-curricular activities. Students in grades 9-12 who participate in athletics, students who participate in extra-curricular activities, students possessing District parking privileges, and students who volunteer will be required to submit to random drug tests administered by a third-party laboratory. The random drug testing policy is available at the link below:


New Richmond Fast Pitch Lions Softball Camp image New Richmond Fast Pitch Lions Softball Camp

The NRHS Fast Pitch team will hold a fundamental skills camp for any girl entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade this fall. The camp will be held on June 2nd and 3rd from 9 am until Noon on the high school softball field. Cost is $30 and checks should be made payable to New Richmond Sports Foundation (Softball). Download Camp Registration form at

Softball Alumni Game schedule for  March 21 image Softball Alumni Game schedule for March 21

The 3rd annual 2015 Softball Alumni game is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st @ 2:30 pm on the varsity softball field. The 2015 Varsity team will scrimmage Little Miami at noon prior to the alumni game. This year's game will pit alumni against alumni with the teams being coached by Lady Lions varsity coach Jim Reaker and former New Richmond varsity softball Coach Bill Gabriel. Anyone who has played for New Richmond High School is invited to participate.

Lady Lions softball history
Lady Lions coach Jim Reaker is compiling a history of the New Richmond High School softball program complete with rosters, team photos and statistics. Check it out at
2015 Alumni Game
2015 Alumni Game
Softball field dediction
Darcy Strickmeyer, a pitcher on New Richmond's first fast-pitch team, threw out the first pitch when New Richmond dedicated its new softball complex March 28, 2011


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Coach Jim Reaker
Coach Jim Reaker

Jim Reaker is entering his 13 year as head varsity coach of the fast pitch Lions (1989-1996, 2013-present).  He led the Lions to their first program sectional championship (1991) and first SBAAC championship (1994) and was named SBAAC Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1994. He retired from the education field in 2014 after 30 years as a teacher and counselor at New Richmond High School. In his seventeen year absence as head of the fast pitch program he spent time coaching his sons in baseball and football.    

Reaker also has coached middle school and freshman football (1984-1990, 2015) and JV baseball (1985-1987) for New Richmond High School. He also has become a volunteer radio announcer for NRHS sports broadcasts and does weekly podcasts on Xavier University basketball for the Grueling Truth Network since his retirement.

Reaker is a native of Plymouth, Indiana and graduated from LaVille High School (Lakeville, Indiana) in 1980. He earned six varsity letters (3 football and 3 baseball) at LaVille, while earning all-conference honors in both sports. He received his B.S. degree in secondary social studies education from Ball State University in 1984 and his masters of education degree in school counseling  from Xavier University in 1988.


His wife Michele is semi-retired special education teacher after retiring in the spring of 2013 from New Richmond's Locust Corner Elementary. They are the parents of Tyler, 25, who resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University, and Austin, 22, who will graduate from Saint Louis University this Spring and will enter a masters program in education at the University of Notre Dame and hopes to follow his father’s footsteps in teaching and coaching.

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