SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
Thursday, Oct. 10
Miami Valley 0
Saturday, Oct. 12
Dayton Christian 1
JUNIOR VARSITY COED SOCCER
Tuesday, Oct. 8
YSHS JV 3
SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
YSHS defeated Stivers, 156, 1510
Thursday, Oct. 10
YSHS lost Division IV Tournament to Troy Christian, 1416,
boys soccer team wins Metro Buckeye title
The YSHS boys varsity soccer team chalked up three more victories last
week, culminating in the final game of the regular season and the Bulldogs
taking the Metro Buckeye Conference title. The teams record for
the year is 12 wins and one tie, the second time in 27 years a YSHS boys
soccer team has gone undefeated in regular season.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, YSHS hosted the Waynesville Spartans, who came to the
match ranked second among small schools in the Dayton area by the Dayton
Daily News Coaches Poll and seeded first in the Division III, Dayton
1 District Soccer Tournament. Yellow Springs was ranked fourth in the
same poll and seeded third in the Division III, Dayton 2 District Soccer
Five minutes into the game, YSHS trailed for only the second time this
season, as Waynesville capitalized on a failure to clear the ball by YS
defensemen. After four minutes, Duncan Silvert-Noftle put the Bulldogs
on the score board with an assist from Noah Woodburn. Five minutes before
the end of the first half, Woodburn took a successful shot on net from
20 yards out when he placed the ball between the goaltenders outstretched
fingertips and under the crossbar.
The Dogs defense held back the Spartans in the second half
when, with 17 minutes left in the game, Rory Hotaling was knocked to the
ground just outside the Waynesville penalty box. Silvert-Noftle took the
direct free kick, and in a show of bravado, called his shot with an outstretched
finger pointed at the near-post. He ended up delivering his shot as promised,
past the Spartans defensive wall and diving goalie, off the post
into the back of the net for the goal that put the Bulldogs at 31
and insured the game.
Thursday, Oct. 10, YSHS visited the Miami Valley School in what turned
out to be the Metro Buckeye Conference Championship game since the Bulldogs
were 40 in the Conference and Miami Valley was only 301.
Needing only to tie to win the MBC, Yellow Springs got the winning goal
from Anthony Brandon four minutes before the half when Scott Keyes passed
to Brandon at the top of the penalty box. Spinning unexpectedly past the
defense, Brandon took the goaltender by surprise with a goal shot from
15 yards out. Thanks to the Dogs defense, that goal proved
to be the only one the team needed to take the match. Towards the end
of the game, Miami Valley actually put the ball in the YS goal, but a
controversial offsides call on the Miami Valley forward disallowed the
goal. In a subtle win, the 2002 Bulldogs Soccer team took home the MBC
title. The final score was 10.
Saturday, Oct. 12, the final game of the regular season, was against Dayton
Christian. Just under two minutes into the game Silvert-Noftle, the leading
scorer for the Bulldogs all year, claimed the first goal of the night
when he outmaneuvered the Crusaders defense to dribble the ball
to goal after an assist from Hotaling based off of a throw-in from Mike
Hosket. Ten minutes later, Silvert-Noftle took another goal when a long
downfield pass by Hosket was mishandled by the Crusaders defense.
Two minutes into the second half, Mike Mucher put the Dogs up 30
with an assist from Keyes. Dayton Christian avoided a shut out when they
scored halfway through the half, but the Bulldogs continued to score after
that. Martin Bakari sent Silvert-Noftle a pass which was about to become
the fourth goal for the Bulldogs until Silvert-Noftle let the ball slip
out of his possession. Without breaking stride, Mucher recovered it and
placed his shot just inside the near post for his second goal of the night.
Hotaling was credited with the assist.
Yellow Springs begins tournament play this Saturday night, Oct. 19, starting
at 7 p.m., hosting the winner of the Xenia Christian-West Liberty Salem
first-round match. If YSHS advances, they will play at the field of the
winner of the Greeneview-Bethel-Northeastern on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7
High school girls volleyball
YSHS finishes 2nd in MBC
In a busy week of play, the Yellow Springs High School volleyball team
came to a close Saturday, Oct. 12, when the Lady Bulldogs lost to Cedarville,
715, 615, in the first round of the Division IV state tournament
YSHS had split two earlier matches with the Cedarville Indians but failed
to take the game. The Lady Dogs were plagued by a combination of
poor blocking, backcourt miscommunication and eight calls for touching
YSHS finished in second place in the Metro Buckeye Conference, after the
team lost to Troy Christian, 1416, 1315, on Thursday, Oct.
10, in a close match that decided the conference title.
In the first game, the Lady Bulldogs went point for point up. But Troy
Christian squeaked by 1614.
The Lady Dogs struggled early on in the second game but came back
to temporarily lead 98. Troy once again overwhelmed YSHS, which
had troubles with its backcourt play, and Troy won the game and took the
The Lady Bulldogs, however, won its last home of the fall season by besting
Stivers 156, 1510 last Wednesday, Oct. 9.
It was the eighth straight win for coach Shirley Martins team.
Senior Nikki Perry and sophomore Evin Wimberly each had eight assists.
In the second game, the Lady Bulldogs served 23 out of 24 balls in-court,
the best performance of the year.
Perry, along with fellow seniors Nikki Daegle and Emma Robinow were honored
after the game for their good seasons.
The 2002 YSHS volleyball team finished its season 157, its best
record in many years.
Three qualify for regionals
Yellow Springs High School varsity harriers ran their fastest races this
year during the Division III District Cross Country Championships on Saturday,
Three runners, Carey Dixon, David Warren and Tina Peters, qualified for
the next level in the state tournament, the Regional Championships in
Troy on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Dixon broke a 15-year record for the fastest 5 kilometers by a YSHS freshman
when he finished his race in 17:30. He placed ninth in the race.
Warren, a sophomore, kept pace with Dixon for most of the race. Warren
moved from 15th place in the last half-mile to 12th place at the finish
line with a time of 17:34.
Peters, a freshman, finished 12th overall in the girls race with a lifetime
best time of 21:08.
Out for five weeks due to a stress fracture, team captain Travis Dean
ran his third race of the season on Saturday, finishing 40th overall in
19:24. Matching Dean for most of the race, senior Matt Carr and junior
Martin Borchers each fell behind in the end. Carr finished in 50th place
in 19:55, and Borchers was only seconds behind, placing 54th in 20:06.
Christian Periera finished his first mile in a quick 6:55, but finished
67th overall with 21:57.
I am really proud of the entire team, coach Vince Peters said.
coed team beats Spartans
The YSHS coed junior
varsity soccer team finished the season with a shutout on its home turf.
The final score against the Waynesville Spartans was 30, putting
the Bulldogs season record at 3-2.
Nathan Badger put the Bulldogs on the score board early in the match with
a high cross from the right corner, which Waynesvilles goalkeeper
couldnt hold as the ball dropped in for the goal. Martin Bakari
helped with an assist. Seven minutes later, James Hyde shot a 40-yard
pass across midfield to Badger, who slashed a kick from the left side
of the penalty box into the far post netting, putting the Bulldogs up
Alban Holyoke closed out the scoring eight minutes before the end of the
half when Badger attacked the left side of the field. After dribbling
past two defenders, Badger delivered a pass to Bakari, who was open at
the top of the penalty box. Bakari turned to goal, drawing Waynesville
defenders to his position and then sent the ball to Holyoke, wide open
at the penalty spot. Holyoke slipped the ball past a charging goaltender
and then placed his shot into the open net. Goalie John Pamplin claimed
his second shutout of the year and led the Bulldogs to victory.
football team tallies win, loss
The McKinney School football team claimed one win and one loss over the
past two weeks. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Yellow Springs hosted Jefferson.
After making two interceptions during the game, Ryan Silvert returned
the second 48 yards for the first touchdown of the night. Jefferson came
back with a touchdown of their own but failed to gain the extra point.
Jericho Stubblefield, in the fourth quarter, ran a 34yard touchdown
to put the McKinney School ahead again. The rest of the game was what
coach Jason Doyle referred to as a real nail-biter, right down to
the end. After Jefferson fumbled on the Yellow Springs 3-yard line
late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs gained control of the ball with
only 37 seconds left. They took a knee and let the clock run out instead
of attempting one more play. The final score was 146
On Saturday, the Bulldogs lost to Dayton Christian 276. Stubblefield
ran in 44 yards for the only touchdown of the game off of a pass from
Keelan Brown. The team is now 24 for the season.
basketball program to start
Sign up for the Crickets
Youth Basketball program for girls and boys in first through third grades
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, noon1 p.m., in the Bryan Community
Center gym. There is no fee for participation, but donations will be accepted.
The program will run through Dec. 21.
Program sessions will be held each week on either Friday from 6 to 7 p.m.
or Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bryan Community Center gym. The
gym is reserved for the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 2, Friday, Nov.
8, Friday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 22, Saturday, Dec. 7, Friday, Dec. 13,
and Saturday, Dec. 21.
The sessions will include instruction on basketball fundamentals and scrimmages
using 8-foot baskets.
For more information, call Rich Miller at 767-2049, or contact him by
e-mail at [email protected]
leads YSHS golfers
Bulldog golfer Rory
Hotaling led the Metro Buckeye Conference in scoring this season by averaging
37.4 strokes per 9 holes during the regular season. At the Middletown
Sectional, he finished seventh out of 110 golfers by scoring an 80 on
the Hamilton Elks Course, which he had previously never played.
Hotaling, a junior, then went on to the Cincinnati District Division III
match at the Weatherwax Course, also located in Middletown. Although he
finished with an 82 for 18 holes, placing 12th out of the 84 competitors
that day, he failed to qualify for the state tournament by only 6 strokes.
Hotaling and the rest of the Bulldog golfers were coached this season
by Gene Hitchcock.