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The CHS Fall Lunch will be on October 23, 2019 (Wednesday) at Pebble Creek Golf Club. The lunch will be from 11am to 2pm. Any graduate/friend from any class is welcome~!! There were about 112 at the last lunch. Cost for the lunch will be $16 and needs to be paid two weeks in advance. No payments will be accepted at the door. Any questions please contact: Pat & Bill Rolfert, 513-385-6085 or More details to follow. Hope to see you~!!

Posted By: William Rolfert (1960) On: 8/10/2019 3:40:51 PM

Former teacher and coach, Don Colussi passed away on August 6. He was an English teacher for 37 years, retiring from Colerain High School in 1997. He also coached baseball and football for Colerain. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dolores “Dee” (nee Osterholt) Colussi; his children, David (Marian) Colussi, Dan (Leslie) Colussi, Dea (Robert) Brueneman, and Dawn (Doug) Hammerle; grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob and Allison Hammerle, Drew and Emma Brueneman, and Luke and Nick Colussi; sisters, Jackie Young and Toni Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Albert and Larry Colussi. Visitation will be held at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Road Ross, Ohio on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2 to 5 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2550 Millville Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013 on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.

Posted By: Colerain Alumni Association (2019) On: 8/8/2019 10:44:39 AM

Unfortunately I am the bearer of sad news. Lee Ketcham, my sister, passed away on July 26,2019 at the Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Ohio. A Celebration of Life has been arranged to take place on September 29, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Woodbridge Community of Landon, in Maineville, Ohio in the clubhouse on Woodbridge Lane. Anyone interested in attending the Celebration of Life, please email me at and an invitation will be sent to you. Thank you

Posted By: jan ketcham edlund (1961) On: 8/2/2019 8:44:18 PM

1974 REUNION UPDATE!!!!! ATTENTION CLASSMATES: Our 45th Reunion will be an informal affair this time around. It will be held in historical Brookville, IN at Third Place, a Chicago-style tavern owned by fellow classmate Mick Wilz and his wife, Jenny. August 31, 2019 4P - 9P Hand-crafted pizza, salad and pasta buffet $20. For more information contact Mick at (513) 295-4820. We look forward to seeing you in August! Address: 734 Main St., Brookville, IN 47012

Posted By: Myra Lautner (1974) On: 8/1/2019 7:21:06 PM

Sorry to inform those who new Lee Ketcham Class of 1964 that she has died of colin cancer. Lee will be missed.

Posted By: Denny Hirsch (1964) On: 7/28/2019 12:15:13 PM

Bill Trau, '67 passed away July 2, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer.

Posted By: Marla Banks (1967) On: 7/14/2019 11:33:49 PM

Hello out there, anyone from '47. I'll be "coming home" and could meet at Barnsburg for a beer, Friday August 30, 4PM. How about it. Don Grathwohl

Posted By: Donald Grathwohl (1947) On: 7/6/2019 3:16:43 PM

I'm trying to locate Regina Livingston '89.

Posted By: Lavola Jones-Brock (1991) On: 6/5/2019 3:23:49 AM

Congratulations to the 2019 Colerain Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees who will be recognized at halftime of the Colerain - St. Xavier football game on Friday, September 6. Jeff Roberson – Class of 1978 – during his career at Colerain, Jeff played football and track and was an important part of the Cardinals running and passing attack. He played multiple positions, including tailback, slot receiver, and was a kickoff and punt returner. He was a member of the 1977 HSCL Champions that went 9-1 under coach Ben Hubbard. Jeff also was one of the top sprinters and long jumpers in Ohio. His most notable achievement was breaking Jesse Owens long jump record in the Sectional Championships leaping 24 foot 3 inches. That continues to be the school record today 40 years later. He also holds records in the 100 and 200 yard dashes and is a member of the 4x220 yard relay. Gerri Buck Hayward – Class of 1998 – a 6x State Qualifier (4 Cross Country; 2 Track) She was an integral part of helping lead Colerain to its first Girls Division I State Cross Country Championship in 1997. She earned All-State honors that day finishing 20th overall. Gerri was also on the first State Division I Cross Country Runner Up in 1996. She was a 2x Conference Champion and in 1994 set the Conference course record. In 1995, she was the District Champion in cross country and in that same year, she was the District Champion in track in the 3200m run. In 1996, she followed that District title up with winning the 1600m and 3200m runs. She was a member of eight Conference Championship teams and three City and District Cross Country Championship teams and was a 9x All Conference athlete, 4x individual District Champion and a 5x All-Regional runner. She went on to compete at Miami University where she earned Freshman of the Year in Cross Country in the MAC Conference and earned First team all MAC honors. Justin Hussel – Class of 1999 – Justin was a 5x State Qualifier in both cross country (3) and track (2). He earned First Team All Conference in Cross Country and was a GMC Champion as a member of the 1997 4x800m relay. In 1998 he earned All State honors as a member of the 4x800m relay that also holds the school record today. Justin was a 5x All Regional athlete between cross country and track, a 3x All State runner and a 1st Team All City member in both cross country and track. He went on to run for Miami University where he was a varsity letterman in both cross country and track. Erin Ragouzis – Class of 2007 – during her career, she earned 12 Varsity letters in Cross Country, Swimming and Track and Field. In cross country, she helped lead the Cardinals to two State Runner-Up finishes, three Regional team titles, three District titles and three GMC titles. Erin won the GMC and District Cross Country title in 2004 and defended her District Title in 2005. She was a 3x All State runner finishing 4th overall in 2004. She advanced to Districts each of her four years in Swimming. And, in track and field, she was a 12x All GMC athlete, a 6x GMC Champion, a 4x District Champion, a Regional Champion, and a 5x All-State athlete. Overall, she played an integral part in Colerain winning seven GMC team Championships in Cross Country and Track, four District Championships, three Regional Titles and two State Runner-Up Finishes. Erin went on to run cross country and track at Purdue University. Emily Schwaeble – Class of 2009 – Emily is considered one of the most prolific softball players in Cardinal history. She was a two-time Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Player of the Year and a four-time All GMC 1st Team member. She recorded over 1,000 strikeouts during her high school years and led the Cardinals to the State Final Four in her senior season. She still holds the school records in Home Runs (13), Career Wins (71), and Career Strikeouts with 1,096. She went on to sign a scholarship with Northern Kentucky University breaking the season home run record with 32 and in 2013 was named Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Sportswoman of the Year. Emily currently serves as the head Varsity Softball coach and math teacher at Colerain High School. Ben Hubbard – Coach/Administrator. Ben was named Football coach in 1974 and quickly put in place the foundation for what has become one of the premier programs in the state of Ohio. His three-season record was 24 – 6. Colerain claimed consecutive Hamilton County Suburban League (HCSL) titles in 1975 and 1976. He was named the league’s coach of the year in 1975 and Colerain was ranked 4th in the final city poll. Additionally, he was the Track and Field coach from 1975 – 1977 with the Cardinals claiming league titles in each of his 3 seasons. The 1977 team finished as City Champion, District Champion and was Regional Runner-Up. Following the 1977 school year, Ben was named Athletic Director and served in that capacity through 1980. Ben is a member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Posted By: Colerain Alumni Association (2019) On: 5/31/2019 12:37:43 AM

Where have all my classmates gone? Would live to hear from you!

Posted By: Katie Koebbe-Small (2001) On: 5/23/2019 1:13:45 PM

The Colerain High School class of 1970 will be celebrating their 50th with a class reunion on October 10, 2020. Cost will be based on attendance, venue and associated food and drink inclusive’s, music and other activities. Interested in attending and getting updates? Then provide contact information: (Name as in high school, email address, and number of attendees)via email address below. Note: Undisclosed Recipients Policy Will Be Followed.

Posted By: Chuck Benjey (1970) On: 5/9/2019 8:39:21 PM

Does anybody remember the name of the couple that sang "Good Morning Sunshine" in the Colerain Booster Show back in the seventies?

Posted By: Denise Davis (1976) On: 5/4/2019 1:56:00 PM

There is a facebook page for the classmates of 1969 that has been created for the 50th reunion and it is Colerain Class of '69 50th Reunion 9/7/19

Posted By: Linda (Owens) Robertson (1969) On: 5/2/2019 6:23:45 PM

There will be a 1969 50th class reunion on September 7 at 21C Hotel Downtown. A Friday night social will be on September 6 at Colerain Alumni night Football game in the front of the school. All of the information is on web site

Posted By: Linda (Owens) Robertson (1969) On: 5/2/2019 6:15:18 PM


Posted By: BILL VADNAIS (1978) On: 4/4/2019 3:25:16 AM

Sixty years and counting! The Class of 1959 will gather to celebrate our lives and friendships and re-live our CHS days, the weekend of September 13-14, 2019, with a dinner party at the popular Pebble Creek Event Center on the Saturday night. Trying to contact everyone now - If you're a 59'er and have not received an invitation by email, please send your e-address to and we'll send one.

Posted By: Wendy Driscoll (1959) On: 4/3/2019 8:49:42 PM

ATTENTION CLASS OF 1989: Our 30 Year Reunion will be held at Pebble Creek Event Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 7-11 pm. Please contact Gwen Goetz (Abernathy) at for more details.

Posted By: Gwen Goetz (Abernathy) (1989) On: 3/30/2019 6:14:27 PM

My three brothers and I are graduates of Colerain. James Ramsey ( 1956 ) passed away in 2013. Louie Edward Ramsey ( 1957 ) passed away in 2015. Adrain Russell Ramsey ( 1959 ) passed away in 2008. Just wondering how many 1961 grads are left standing.

Posted By: John Ralph Ramsey (1961) On: 3/20/2019 1:10:24 AM

CHS class of 1999 20 year reunion Saturday, June 22, 2019 7pm-11:30pm Northside K of C social hall Please contact me for tickets or info. 513 213 7017

Posted By: Jessi Ballman (1999) On: 2/28/2019 6:36:55 PM

ATTENTION CLASS OF ‘74! Our 45th Class Reunion has been scheduled for Labor Day Weekend 2019! The Dinner Dance will once again be held at Pebble Creek Golf Club on August 31st, 2019. More details to follow. Spread the word!!

Posted By: Bj Kraatz (1974) On: 2/26/2019 3:14:35 AM

I think the Class of 1983 has slipped away. I occasionally check this website hoping to catch some kind of news pertaining to our class but as always, nothing. I hope all my fellow classmates of 1983 are doing well.

Posted By: Benjamin Wood (1983) On: 2/14/2019 8:57:28 PM

I just received my Save-the-Date card for the Class of 1964 55th reunion! Can’t wait—thanks to our ever-faithful reunion committee members who have worked tirelessly to plan these fun events. See you October 4-5! CM

Posted By: Carla Meier (1964) On: 2/9/2019 6:55:46 PM

The Colerain Boosters Bash, An Evening with Kerry Coombs, will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at the Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 each with a limited supply of VIP tickets available for $125 each. For more information, contact Carl Fries at 513-315-5089.

Posted By: Colerain Alumni Association (2019) On: 2/3/2019 6:34:36 PM

This is an early reminder that the next SPRING lunch will be April 10th , 11 AM, Pebble Creek Golf Club, Buffet Lunch, Cost will be $16 , paid at least 10 days in advance. NO AT THE DOOR PAYMENTS!!! WE NEED to plan on food and seating. Please get the word out to All Colerain Grads and friends .Contact Paul Frey 513 604 3852 , We had 96 people from classes 55 thru 68. Do no miss out as this MAY be the final LUNCH. Paul

Posted By: Paul W Frey (1960) On: 2/3/2019 3:10:18 PM

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