SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
West Liberty Salem 0
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Tuesday, Oct. 15
1. Bellbrook 58
2. Carroll 79
3. Greenon 110
4. Wayne 116
12. Yellow Springs 341
Martin, volleyball players receive honors
Yellow Springs High School volleyball coach Shirley Martin was voted the
Metro Buckeye Conference Coach of the Year by her fellow coaches.
Over the past season, she led the Lady Bulldogs to a 102 conference
mark, a vast improvement over last years record of 39. The
YSHS varsity team ended in second place in the conference. The team finished
its season 156.
I am honored to have the opportunity to work with this group of
ladies that had vision and heart, said Martin, Never have
so few awakened so many.
Three members of the eight-girl team received post-season honors: Janell
Martin and Emma Robinow made First Team All Conference, while Evin Wimberly
made the Second Team.
Were proud of the turnaround the girls achieved this year,
said YSHS Principal John Gudgel.
runners fall short in bid to reach state finals
Twenty-nine schools and 573 runners turned out for the 17th annual John
Bryan Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Unlike the last three years, this
year the runners saw clear skies as the race began.
For the Yellow Springs High School boys, David Warren shot out into the
lead at the beginning of the race. The rest of the team also gained some
leading positions until Carey Dixon suffered a stomach cramp, causing
him to fall back significantly. Warren finished in sixth place in 17:31,
and Dixon ended up in 35th place with 19:23.
For the YSHS girls, Tina Peters shot out to the front of the pack in the
beginning, then fell slightly behind to finally take second place with
a season record of 21:38. Tina Chen placed 86th out of 118 finishers.
For the McKinney School boys, Sam Borchers went toe to toe with Matt Wagner
of Fergus Junior High, who has been Borcherss main rival this season.
Borchers held the lead for most of the race, but a final sprint in the
last stretch by Wagner put Borchers in second place with a final time
Andy Peters and Andy Sontag trailed closely behind. Peters, a seventh
grader, finished in 11:56 to take fifth place. Sontag, an eighth grader,
was a step behind with 11:58 and sixth place, a new lifetime best for
Zack Reichert and Matthew Marretta, both eighth graders, were what coach
Vince Peters called the key to the team placing second in this years
John Bryan Invitational. Reichert placed 69th with 14:50 and Marretta
took 76th in 15:01. These scores brought up the overall ranking of the
team to second. Pete Lovering also beat several squads as he placed 115th
The McKinney girls team consisted of only Lara Donnelly and Rosa Dixon.
Donnelly took 81st place out of 111 finishers with a time of 18:11. Dixon,
a seventh grader, took 31st place with a time of 15:45, narrowly missing
the awards, which only went to the top 30 finishers.
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The qualifiers from the YSHS cross country teams met on Saturday, Oct.
19, to compete for a chance to be in the State Championships.
The weather had just begun to clear up when the boys race began. To go
on to the state meet, the runners had to finish in the top 16, out of
133 runners. Warren and Dixon ran for the boys, while Tina Peters was
the lone girl harrier for YSHS.
With roaring crowds estimated at 2,000 or more, all three finished with
upper places but none made the qualifying 16.
Warren, a sophomore, finished closest, with his first mile in 5:26, and
completing his run in 47th place in 18:05. Dixon followed with 69th place
In the girls race, Peters was in 25th place at one point but fell behind
to finish 54th with 21:59.
Im very proud of what our athletes did, coach Peters
said. All three are underclassmen and will improve by leaps and
bounds over what they accomplished last year.
Springs splits 2 games
FC Springs split its two games last week in the Miami Valley Youth Soccer
Saturday, Oct. 19, the Springs hit the road for Greeneville to play the
Greene-ville DC Crew.
A late first-half goal by Brock Gunder-Kline, on an assist by Alex Turner,
put the Springs ahead initially, 10. The Crew, however, scored two
unanswered goals in the second half to win, 21.
Less than 24 hours later, the Springs beat the Warriors S.C. Thunder of
Huber Heights, at home, 32.
Ben Armstrong opened the game with a fast break goal. Turner got credited
with an assist. Fifteen minutes later, the Thunder tied the game on a
pass into the penalty box that split the defense and was slipped into
the far-post net.
The Springs responded two minutes later, when Turner passed to Gunder-
Kline on the left wing. After beating the defense, GunderKline launched
a cross from the left corner that dropped over the keepers hands
and into the net, giving the Springs a 21 lead at the end of the
Less than 60 seconds into the second, the Warriors took advantage of the
Springs failure to clear the ball out of their end and tied the
game again, 22.
Two minutes later, Alexis Onfroy-Curley scored the winning goal with an
assist from Todd Sheets. Sheets delivered a pass into the top of the penalty
box, which Onfroy-Curley reached, just ahead of the Thunders fullback,
and redirected past the oncoming keeper.
The Springs close out the fall portion of their schedule this weekend
with two road games. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the squad travels to Lebanon
to take on Thunder United S.C. at 10 a.m., then Sunday, Oct. 27, the Springs
take on the Troy Trojans in Troy at 2:30 p.m.
basketball teams sign up
Sign up for the fifth- and sixth-grade youth traveling basketball teams
will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.noon, on the second floor
of the Bryan Community Center.
Playing against schools from the Kenton Trace Conference, Yellow Springs
will again field four teams: fifth-grade boys, fifth-grade girls, sixth-grade
boys and sixth-grade girls. Fourth graders are also encouraged to try
out. Each team will carry a maximum of 12 players.
Open gym play will begin the week of Nov. 11, and official practices will
start Sunday, Dec. 1. The season begins the first weekend in January.
Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays through February.
For more information, call the following coaches: fifth-grade boys, Bryon
Stubblefield, 767-2902; fifth-grade girls, Rich Miller, 767-2049; sixth-grade
boys, Mike Haller, 767-1256; sixth-grade girls, Paul Comstock, 767-9279.
football season best in years
The McKinney School Bulldogs lost to Riverside, 328, in the final
game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Jerrico Stubblefield made the only touchdown for Yellow Springs on an
eight-yard run in the fourth quarter, while Josh Foster got the two point
conversion on a quick pass.
Despite the loss, coach Craig McCann said, It was a fun game and
it was a great season for us. We look forward to next season and further
The squads record this year was 25, its best showing in a
number of years.
wins John Bryan meet
Members of the Miami Valley Track Club finished one through four at the
17th annual John Bryan Invitational Open Race on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Dave Johnston, the YSHS assistant cross country coach, took first place
for the fourth year in a row. He sped around the two mile course in 10:18.
Following behind was YSHS alum Grant Scott, in 10:45. Third place went
to Kenn Dailey, in 11:02, while Dave Bailey completed the MVTC sweep with
fourth place in 11:16.
A few YSHS students competed as well. Christian Periera placed 30th in
13:39, which, along with his race with the high school students, totaled
up to five miles of racing in one day. Alice Schilz placed 46th in 18:59.
Two Mills Lawn Elementary students also ran in their first ever cross
country races. Third graders Miranda Russell and Alexandra Beer placed
42nd and 48th overall. Among the women and girls, Russell was second with
17:46 and Beer was 11th place with a 14:47 posting.
The mother-son team of Kenta and Kumi Nolin ran together. Kenta, 12, was
33rd overall at 14:47 and his mother was third in the womens race
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Dave Johnston placed third overall out of 1,100 finishers
at the Minster Oktoberfest 10 Kilometer Race. His time was 32:02, winning
him a cash prize and a medal of honor.
Placing 20th overall but first in the 4549 age group, Dave LaPalombara
finished with a 35:33 posting. Dave Bailey took 26th overall with 36:31
and placed second in the 3034 age group.
soccer team advances to Division III district finals
The Yellow Springs boys varsity soccer team defeated Greeneview in a dramatic
shoot out, 20, Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Greene-view, in Division III,
Dayton 2 tournament play.
The Bulldogs advanced to the district finals, where they will travel to
play the defending Division III champions Springfield Catholic Central,
Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.
After YSHS and Greeneview played two scoreless overtime periods, Bulldogs
Nic Huneck and Aaron Zagory scored the goals in a penalty-kick shoot out.
Goalie Matt Phillips stopped three Greenview penalty kicks to secure the
win for YSHS, which improved its record to 1401.
The Bulldogs opened tournament play by shutting out the West Liberty Salem
Tigers, Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Division III districts.
Seventeen minutes into the match on the Bulldogs home turf against
the Tigers, Duncan Silvert-Noftle was tripped inside the Tigers
penalty box, drawing a penalty kick. Silvert-Noftle delivered a kick to
the back of the nets, putting the Bulldogs up 10. Silvert-Noftle
has not missed a penalty kick this year.
Ten minutes before the half, Rory Hotaling finessed his way through the
center of the Tigers defense and delivered the ball to Silvert-Noftle
on the left side of the box. Silvert-Noftle then beat the West Liberty
players trying to cover him and set up Noah Woodburn for the goal on an
unmarked goal mouth. Woodburn sent his shot ripping across the grain into
the near post netting to give the Bulldogs a 20 lead at the half.
Twelve minutes into the second half, Silvert-Noftle crossed the ball from
the right side to Anthony Brandon in front of the goal. Brandons
shot on goal was powerful enough to cause the goal-tender to lose his
grip, dropping the ball. Waiting beside the keeper, Woodburn picked up
the rebound for the final goal of the night.
Phillips chalked up his sixth shutout of the season with help from the
defensive lineup of Zagory, John Grubbs, Michael Hosket, Brandon Frye
and David Suzel. Scott Keyes, Huneck, Martin Bakari and Matt Wallace held
down the midfield. Assisting in the Bulldogs offensive attack were forwards
Mike Mucher and Cody Johnson.