The New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame has been increased by a quartet of very deserving members to its very talented membership.
Jeremy Dees (class of 1993) was a four-year letterman in track and field and a two-year letterman in football. He was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in both sports (track four years). On the track he was a three-time champion in the 300-meter hurdles and a four-time district/regional qualifier. At one time he held or shared school records in the hurdles and relays. On the gridiron he led Clermont County his senior season in both kickoff and punt return averages.
John McMonigle (2002) holds the Lions' career football records of yards gained (3,445), carries (451), touchdowns scored (58), and points scored (370). He also owns the single season standards of yards gained (1,514), touchdowns scored (27), and points scored (178). As a sophomore he scored three touchdowns to lead New Richmond to a 42-32 upset of number-one ranked London High School in the first-ever state playoff game for NR. He was the Greater Cincinnati Division II-VI Player of the Year. He also stood out and lettered in basketball, track and field, and baseball.
Ralph Shepherd earned the Pride of the Lions' award for his many years of service to NRHS, most notably in the field of athletics. He is recognized for being an outstanding leader and example for the New Richmond athletes to emulate and he is also credited for his leadership in helping develop the New Richmond athletic facilities from his position as a member of the school board of the New Richmond Exempted Village District.
The induction ceremonies will take place Jan. 9, a day of many basketball activities at New Richmond.
At 11 a. m., there will an alumni basketball game played. At 1 p. m., the boys freshmen basketball team will play Norwood. At 2:30 p.m., the Red and Black will face the Indians' in a junior varsity game. At 4 p. m., the Lion varsity will confront the varsity cagers from Norwood.
At halftime of the varsity duel, the New Richmond High School Sports Hall of Fame class of 2010 will be introduced.
The official dinner and induction ceremony will take place at 6 p. m. in the NRHS cafeteria.