High school boys Soccer
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Ridgeville Christian 0
Madison Plains 0
West Liberty Salem 1
school girls Soccer
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Tuesday, Oct. 1
defeated Xenia Christian, 158, 154
Monday, Oct. 7
defeated Cincinnati Christian, 1715, 1416, 158
School cross country
Friday, Oct. 4
Troy Christian 24
2. Xenia Christian 54
3. YSHS 56
Junior High Cross Country
Friday, Oct. 4
Xenia Christian 40
2. Troy Christian 44
3. YSHS 45
girls fall to Xenia team
The Yellow Springs High School girls soccer team lost a game Tuesday,
Oct. 1, against Metro Buckeye Conference rivals Xenia Christian, the final
score 02. Coach MacKenzie Reynolds said, The game was well-played
on both sides and the teams were pretty evenly matched. We just couldnt
She also cited excellent performances by freshman Stephanie Goode (forward),
junior Amy Erickson (sweeper) and sophomore Emily Foubert (center halfback).
Xenia scored their first goal only three minutes into the first half.
The other goal took place midway through the second half.
The Lady Dogs also played Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday, Oct.
YSHS Powder Puff
The Yellow Springs High School Class of 2003 invites the community to
the annual YSHS Powder Puff Football Classic on Friday, Oct. 11, at 6
p.m., at the YSHS football field. The ladies of the 200304 classes
will battle the ladies of the 200506 classes. This will be the first
time the powder puff football game is played in the evening. Admission
is $1 for students and $2 for adults.
For more information, contact Mrs. Christopher at 767-7224.
YSHS boys soccer
more wins, still undefeated in season
Springs High School varsity boys soccer team continued to dominate the
field last week, blazing their way through three games to up their record
Tuesday, Oct. 2, YSHS hosted Metro Buckeye Conference opponents Ridgeville
Christian, who had suffered their first loss of the season only three
days earlier. The Bulldogs provided their second, starting with David
Suzel sending a left flank pass to Duncan Silvert-Noftle, who maneuvered
past 40 yards worth of Lions, defense to net the ball from five
yards out. Less than a minute later Martin Bakari increased the lead to
20 when, with his back turned to the goal from 15 yards out, he
spun with the ball past the defenders and lobbed his shot over the goalkeepers
fingertips. Anthony Brandon finished the game with a goal assisted by
Michael Hosket. The Bulldogs shut out Ridgeville, 30.
Less than 24 hours later YSHS hosted the Golden Eagles of Madison Plains
in a rescheduled match from the previous week. Noah Woodburn was the first
to connect for the Dogs, three minutes into the first half with
a 20-yard shot and an assist from Matt Wallace. Five minutes later, Scott
Keyes picked up an assist when he got the ball to Aaron Zagory on a corner
kick. Zagory sent a shot sailing across the penalty box, landing it just
inside the far post to put the Bulldogs up 20.
Silvert-Noftle, one of the lead goal-scorers for the team, then performed
an amazing ninety second hat-trick. He made the first goal after intercepting
a goal kick, the second off an assist from Mike Mucher, and the third
assisted by Keyes. Three minutes later, Brandon, who was tripped outside
the Madison Plains penalty box, took a free kick and booted the
ball past the far post to bring the YSHS team up to 60. Brandon
picked up another goal five minutes later, firing the ball into the nets
from 10 yards out. John Grubbs then increased the lead with an assist
from Bakari. Nathan Badger closed out the first-half, scoring when Silvert-Noftle
delivered a pass from mid-field through the legs of a defender to Badger,
who dribbled to goal. YSHS led at the break, 90.
The second half turned out to be more target practice for the Bulldogs
as Michael Hosket scored with an assist from Grubbs. Four minutes later,
Hosket picked off a goal kick to score again. Two minutes later, Hosket
provided an assist to Wallace, who spun past defenders to put the score
at 110. Zagory got his second goal of the night as he took control
of a loose ball. Two minutes later, it was Suzel who took another dropped
ball. Four minutes later, Hosket got a hat trick of his own with an assist
from Wallace. In the final minutes, Brandon and Rory Hotaling put two
more in for good measure, the latter on a rebound from Cody Johnsons
shot on goal. The final score was an unprecedented 170 shut out,
which translates to a goal every five minutes and twenty seconds.
Finally, last Saturday, Oct. 5, the Dogs travelled to West Liberty
Salem where they took down the Tigers, 21. In the first 10 minutes,
Woodburn picked up two goals. The first came off Scott Keyes shot
on goal, which Woodburn rebounded. The second came when Woodburn rebounded
a shot by Mucher. West Libertys only goal came from a penalty kick,
after Yellow Springs was cited for pushing.
The MBC winner will be decided tonight (Thursday) when YSHS travels to
the Miami Valley School, starting at 5:00 p.m.
team wins matches
The YSHS Volleyball Team played two matches last week and won both, bringing
the team to seven wins in a row.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Lady Dogs, coached by Shirley Martin, easily
overtook Xenia Christian, 158, 154.
Their next match, Monday, Oct. 7, turned out to be one of the hardest
wins they have had this year. Their competition, Cincinnati Christian,
had previously been badly beaten by YSHS. This time, a roaring Senior
Night crowd cheered Cincinnati on to an early 70 lead. The Lady
Dogs made several minor errors in the beginning of the first game,
but rebounded, thanks to a game-saving dig by Nikki Daegele. The YSHS
team struggled up until the end of the game. The final score was 1715.
The second game was also close. The ball went to Cincinnati just as the
score was 1411, in YSHS favor, and Cincinnati went on to win,
The final game saw strong back-court play by Janell Martin and seven kills
by Emma Robinow, which finally led the Lady Dogs to victory, 158.
The YSHS team is 145 for the season overall, and 101 in the
Metro Buckeye Conference. Wednesday, they hosted the Southwest Ohio League
Champions, Stivers, in the last home match of the season. Tonight (Thursday)
they play for a share of the league title in a season-ending match with
Troy Christian, the only MBC team to defeat YSHS this year.
Springs plays well at Cincinnati tournament
FC Springs, the Miami
Valley Youth Soccer Association team, competed in the Cincinnati Fall
Ball Tournament last weekend. The team tied two games and lost one.
Falling behind the Sycamore Arsenal early in the second half, the Springs
bounced back to even the score 11 late in the game. Alexis Onfroy-Curley
sent a corner kick into the goal mouth, which Ben Armstrong shot through
a crowd of defenders to score the tying goal.
In their second game of the day, the Springs fell to eventual group winner
LFC Classic from Lexington. Coach Bob Curley singled out the inspired
play of Todd Sheets as goal-tender. However, the Springs lost, 03.
Sunday morning, the Springs challenged the Marietta Hornets. Midway through
the first half, the Hornets scored the first goal of the game. The Yellow
Springs team came back when Onfroy-Curley found Armstrong again with a
corner kick into the goal mouth. Early in the second half, the Hornets
took the lead again after some miscommunication by the FC Springs
defense. Minutes later the Springs regained the lead when Armstrong broke
away from mid-field on a fast break to goal. Armstrong scored on a shot
from 30 feet out, sending the ball flying over the goal-tenders
head and into the back of the nets. The game ended at 22.
FC Springs return to their regular season schedule with two games this
weekend. First, theyll play a home game Saturday, Oct. 12, versus
the Tipp City Comets 89 at 1:30 p.m. Then on Sunday, Oct. 13, at
Piqua theyll take on the Piqua Warriors 89, starting at 2:00
YSHS, McKinney runners place third at MBC meet
The weather at the Metro Buckeye Conference Cross Country Championships
last Friday, Oct. 4, was horizontal rain and ankle-deep mud. Yet, the
Yellow Springs High School cross country team still managed to get two
of their runners named to the All Conference Team based on their finishes
within the top seven positions. Freshman Tina Peters finished third in
the girls 5K with a time of 23:36. Freshman Cary Dixon, running in the
boys race, finished fifth with a time of 19:17. Although the times were
significantly slower than the times they had run on other courses, Coach
Vince Peters said that due to the weather, lower times would be expected.
Tina Chen was the only other girl running for the team, finishing the
course in 29:57 to take 12th place. The Yellow Springs team lost All Sports
Championship points because of a requirement that a team have at least
five girls running.
For the boys, David Warren kept pace with Dixon for much of the race.
The sophomore, having trouble with the muddy conditions, finished eighth
at a final time of 19:29, leading the second team All-Conference Squad.
Close behind him was Team Captain Travis Dean. Dean, who had previously
been unable to run due to injuries for the past five weeks, finished 12th
with a time of 21:34.
Matt Carr came in 18th at 22:24. Martin Borchers completed the scoring
for the Bulldogs at 23:22, taking 23rd place. Christian Periera came in
30th place out of 42 runners with a final time of 24:36 for the 3.1 mile
The YSHS team took third out of eight conference schools with 56 points.
The stormy weather also took its toll on the McKinney harriers, but the
Yellow Springs team took three of the top four places nonetheless. Leading
in the beginning of the race, Andy Peters slipped into the Shawnee Creek.
Despite having to swim out of the swollen creek, Peters managed to catch
up with his teammates at the head of the pack.
Sam Borchers, winner of four of five races this year, overtook a Xenia
Christian runner to take first place, with a final time of 12:32. Peters,
after the unfortunate accident, rebounded to take third place with 13:01.
Following closely was Andy Sontag, who took fourth with a final time of
Bringing up the rear for the YS boys team were Matthew Mannetta, in 28th
place with 17:12, Zach Reichert, with 30th in 17:42 and Pete Lovering
in 31st place. Rosa Dixon, running for the girls, finished in 17:17. Lara
Donelly finished 10th with 19:55.
Matching their high school counterparts, the McKinney Bulldogs also placed
third as a team. Their season record now stands at 18 wins and 12 losses.
soccer team wins one of two
The Yellow Springs
High School coed junior varsity soccer team received help from several
of the girls JV soccer players in two games this past week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the coed team traveled to Dayton to challenge the
Dayton Christian Crusaders, who defeated them 05.
The extra help came in handy on Saturday, Oct. 5, however, when the coed
Bulldogs took on the West Liberty Salem Tigers. Matt Wallace scored the
only goal of the first half just 38 seconds into the match with an assist
from David Suzel. One and a half minutes into the second half, Anthony
Brandon netted the Dogs second goal of the evening, with an
assist from Rory Hotaling. With 23 minutes left in the game, West Liberty
scored their only goal of the night when Bulldog goalkeeper John Pamplin
temporarily lost sight of the ball in the setting sun, finding it again
too late to keep it out of the net.
Six minutes later Brandon and Hotaling combined again to put the game
out of reach for the Tigers as Hotaling threaded a pass through the Tiger
defense. Brandon picked up the pass and took a shot at the net, which
rebounded off the goal post. Brandon next rebounded his own shot to finish
the game with a victory for Yellow Springs. The final score was 31.