SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
Saturday, Oct. 26,
Springfield Catholic Central 4
Dogs lose to defending state champs in finalsThe YSHS boys varsity
soccer team lost for the first time this fall last Saturday, Oct. 26,
in the Division III District 2 finals to the Springfield Catholic Central
Fighting Irish, 41.
In a fast-paced first half, the Bulldogs had several scoring opportunities
early, but were unable to put the ball past a stingy Catholic Central
defense. In the last 15 minutes of the first half the Irish, the defending
Division III champions, found the back of the Yellow Springs net three
times, taking a commanding 30 lead into the second half.
With a little over 24 minutes left on the clock, Central increased its
With just over four minutes left in the game, Duncan Silvert-Noftle put
the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with a thundering shot from 30 yards out.
Rory Hotaling had the assist.
The Bulldogs went 21 in tournament play, for an overall recored
The team finished its regular season 1201, winning the Metro
Buckeye Conference with a 50 record. It was the first undefeated
regular season for a YSHS boys soccer team.
The Bulldogs out scored their opponents 67 to 9 during the regular season,
and recorded five shutouts.
Team racks up awards
Awards and honors for the team abounded as they finished their regular
and tournament season. Sophomores Duncan Silvert-Noftle, Noah Woodburn,
Michael Hosket and senior John Grubbs were named to the MBC All-Conference
First Team. Juniors Aaron Zagory and Matt Phillips were named to the Second
Silvert-Noftle and Woodburn, the top goal scorers on the team, were selected
to the Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) North
District All-Stars First Team.
Hosket and Zagory were selected to the MVSSCAs North District Second
Team. Grubbs and Phillips were named to the Third Team. In addition, Silvert-Noftle
was chosen to be on the MVSSCAs All-District Team.
For the second time in the past three years, head coach Jim Hardman was
selected by his fellow coaches as the Division III North Coach of the
Year and the Division III District Coach of the Year.
As a senior and an all-star, Grubbs will play for the North All-Stars
in the Senior All-Star Game on Sunday, Nov. 10, at West Carrollton High
School. As the Division III North Coach of the Year, Hardman with coach
the North All-Stars.
win, tie in final week of play
Springs wraps up season
FC Springs finished
its season with a tie and a win last week in the Miami Valley Youth Soccer
They took on the Thunder United 89 of Lebanon on Saturday, Oct.
26, and then the Troy Trojans 89 less than a day later.
On Oct. 26, the Springs dug themselves into an early hole when they fell
behind the Thunder United 89, 02, after several defensive
With just 12 seconds left in the first half, the Springs Alexis
Onfroy-Curley found Yosef Johnson open on the far post corner kick. Johnson
tapped the ball into the nets, reducing the halftime deficit to 12.
Less than a minute into the second half, Max Buchwalder sent a booming
shot from midfield in front of the Thunder goal. The goalie could not
hang onto the ball and Ben Armstrong was able to shoot the ball into the
net, tying the game at 2.
Three minutes later, the Thunder scored again, making it 32.
Undaunted, the Springs continued its attack and midway through the second
half, Onfroy-Curley was tripped inside the penalty box, drawing a penalty
kick. Todd Sheets took the kick for the Springs and evened the score for
the night at 33.
Sunday, Oct. 27, the Springs travelled to Troy, where the team posted
a come-from-behind win over the Troy Trojans 89, 21.
The Trojans scored their only goal of the night in the first half and
grabbed the early lead. In classic Springs fashion, the opposition scored
first on a defensive mistake.
With less than 30 seconds on the clock until halftime, the Springs bounced
back when Armstrong broke through Trojan defense and sent a cross pass
to Ryan Phillips. With the goalkeeper tracking the ball across the field,
Phillips sent his shot back across the grain, catching the goalie off
balance, and into the back of the nets.
Thirteen minutes into the second half, Alex Turner dribbled past three
Trojan defenders in the box and scored an unassisted game-winning goal.
The Springs defense of Buchwalder, Jake GunderKline, Onfroy-Curley,
Asa Casenhiser and goalie Zeke Hardman made the one-goal lead hold up.
baseball team annual fruit fundraiser
The Yellow Springs High School baseball teams annual fruit sale
is now under way. Members of the team are currently taking orders for
Florida citrus, which will be delivered in early December.
The goal this year is to sell two tons of fruit to finance a spring trip
for the team. In addition, the team donates fruit to a worthy cause. Previous
recipients include the Xenia Food Pantry and the St. Vincent Hotel. One
local businessman donates funds for 100 pounds of fruit every year.
To make a donation or for more information, call the high school, 767-7224.
Youth basketball programs begin
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]
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