Thursday, April 10
YSHS at Ridgeville Christian, ppd (rain)
Friday, April 11
Troy Christian 14
Thursday, April 10
YSHS at Ridgeville Christian, ppd. (rain)
Friday, April 11
Troy Christian 9
Tuesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 9
Friday, April 11
Xenia Christian 0
Monday, April 14
Saturday, April 12, Impson Invitational
Boys division: 1. Western Brown, 97,
2. Xenia Christian, 80, 3. Cedarville, 74, 4. Yellow Springs, 49
Girls division: 1. Cedarville 104.5,
12. Yellow Springs 16
PHOTO BY MARK PERRY
YSHS sophomore Duncan Silvert-Noftle fires a return during his match
Friday, April 11, at the Antioch tennis courts, as the Bulldogs
blanked Xenia Christian.
tennis opens season 40
The YSHS tennis team easily beat its first three opponents, then slipped
past a previously unbeaten team to remain undefeated this year.
Last week, the Bulldogs collected 50 wins against Cedarville, Belmont
and Xenia Christian, and defeated London, 32, Monday, April 14.
In Mondays contest, YSHS took both doubles matches and Emma Robinow
won the No. 2 singles slot to lead the Bulldogs. In the first doubles
match, Mike Gordon and Scott Keyes teamed up to beat Dave Stewart and
Brett Cooper, 75, 57, 61. In the second doubles match,
Wes Richeson and Matt Carr swept their opponents 63, 62. Robinow
had to fight through three sets to win the match clincher, downing Londons
Carlos Merino 64, 46, 62.
In the No. 1 singles match, Londons Cody Arabia swept Duncan Silvert-Noftle
61, 75. In the No. 3 match, Londons Richie Boyd topped
Amy Price in straight sets.
The match with London was the closest of the year for the Bulldogs, who
moved to 40 with the victory. First-year coach David Robinow said
that he was pleased with his teams performance.
This was a good win for us, Robinow said. We pulled
out the two three-set matches we needed, and on the two courts we lost,
our players improved their games in the second set.
The Dogs won every individual and doubles match in their first three
contests last week.
Silvert-Noftle won twice and Emma Robinow once in the No. 1 slot, and
Price and Gordon each won two individual matches. Richeson, Keyes, Lucas
Chard and Carey Dixon were all a part of two winning doubles pairs in
the first three matches. Other netters who helped collect first-week wins
included Tina Chen, Nick Rittenhouse and Carr.
Robinow said that the competition would continue to get tougher as the
season went on, but he was encouraged by the way the team began the season.
Dogs rally to steal opener
After enduring two rain outs to start the season, the Yellow Springs High
School softball team opened its first full season of play since the mid-1980s
with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Metro Buckeye Conference foe
Troy Christian, 109, last Friday at Gaunt Park.
The Lady Bulldogs stole the victory in dramatic fashion when, in the bottom
of the seventh inning, they scored two runs on passed balls.
The first came with one out, when junior Lilith Claire scored after the
Troy catcher could not handle a low pitch, tying the game at 9.
Then with two outs, junior Jessica Trivett scampered home on a passed
ball to score the game winner, leading to a joyous celebration on the
YSHS bench. After retrieving the ball, Troys catcher actually beat
Trivett to the plate, but Trivett was able to slide under the tag.
The Lady Dogs went into the final frame trailing 97 with the
top of the order due up. Claire sparked the rally with a double that the
Troy right fielder misplayed, which scored freshman Allix North and put
YSHS behind by just 1 run.
Early on in the game YSHS showed a few of the jitters that might be expected
of such an inexperienced team. But after the third inning the Lady Bulldogs
had built a 3-run lead.
Troy Christian ran the bases well, and used its speed to collect 3 runs
in the top of the fourth to tie the game.
YSHS failed to score in the bottom of the fourth, and defensive mistakes
by both teams allowed the lead to go back and forth in the fifth and sixth
YSHS junior Janell Martin pitched the entire game and collected her first
win for the Lady Bulldogs. Behind her, Trivett, North and juniors Dana
Ingham and Rose Blakelock had outstanding games in the field.
Claire led YSHS at the plate, collecting four hits, two of which went
for extra bases.
4th, girls12th at meet
The YSHS boys track team finished 4th out of 17 teams at Cedarvilles
Impson Invitational Saturday, April 12.
With better exchanges on relays, that finish could have been even higher.
The Dogs collected 49 points, 48 fewer than meet winner Western
Brown, and 25 behind third place Cedarville.
YSHS coach John Gudgel said that mishandled baton exchanges in several
relays cost the Bulldogs many valuable points. Only one Bulldog relay
team managed a top-three finish. The 4x800 meter team of Dylan Borchers,
Travis Dean, David Warren, and Aaron Cobb posted a meet record time of
No other YSHS team or individual finished higher than second, at least
on the boys side.
In the girls competition, freshman Tina Peters led the Lady Bulldogs to
a 12th-place finish.
Peters was the only Lady Dog to earn points in the meet, finishing
first in the 3200 and third in the 1600. Peters said that she was happy
to win her favorite event even though her time of 13:10.8 was 10.8 seconds
slower than her goal going into the meet.
A bad exchange also cost the girls 4x200 meter relay team, which finished
9th out of 17 schools.
On the boys side, Borchers and senior Andrew Richlen both collected second
place finishes in their best events. Borchers was edged out in the 800-meter
run by Micah Harding of Cedarville. Harding finished the race in 2:02.2
and Borchers crossed the line in 2:02.9.
Richlen was just as close to winning the long jump with a leap of 18 feet
5 inches, a quarter of an inch shorter than Western Browns Davis
A host of Bulldog boys finished just off the podium. Anthony Brandon was
fourth in the long-jump, Brad Benning-Clark was fourth in the 300 hurdles
and Warren fourth in the 3200 and sixth in the 1600. The 4x200 relay team
of Brandon, Richlen, Brandon Frye and Brent Robinson was fourth with a
time of 1:44, and the 4x400 team of Borchers, Robinson, Brandon and Cobb
also finished fourth in 3:41.5. Benning-Clark was fifth in the high jump,
clearing 5 feet 6 inches. Although they didnt score, Gudgel congratulated
Joe Lawhorn, Randy Pasch and Issa Walker on strong individual performances.
The girls team also received strong performances from a number of athletes
who did not score.
Sara Finn ran well in the 400, and Trisha McLinden had good races in the
200 and 400. Becky Pasch just missed qualifying for the finals in the
100 meter dash. In the field events, Anna Kyaio jumped 4 feet 2 inches
in the high jump, and Amanda Bush threw well in the discus and shot put
lose MBC opener
The Yellow Springs High School boys baseball team continued to struggle
last week, falling 149 in its home opener to conference rival Troy
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 01 in the Metro Buckeye Conference,
three games back of the conference leading Eagles, and 03 overall.
The Bulldogs fell behind early, surrendering 4 runs in the top of the
first. Each of the first four Eagle hitters reached and scored, including
catcher Jordan Wright, who hit a home run over the center-field fence.
It looked as if the damage would continue to mount as the next batter
was hit by a pitch, stole two bases and scored on a passed ball. The next
Troy batter singled to center, but was doubled up by center fielder Dustin
Rudegeair after he snapped up a line drive.
The double play seemed to relax Bulldog pitcher Sam Jacobs, who struck
out the next batter to end the inning.
In the bottom half of the first, YSHS pulled to within 2 runs after Jacobs
and Nate Adkins scored. YSHS then cut the lead to 1 in the second.
The game remained close through three innings, and the Dogs tied
it at 66 in the bottom of the fourth when Rudegeair drove home Jacobs,
who reached on a double to right-center field.
In the top of the fifth, the Eagles offense broke open the game, pushing
across 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. The Eagles added 3 more in their
half of the sixth, then with their reserves on the field allowed the Bulldogs
to score 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Rudegeair led the Bulldogs offense, going 24 with five RBI.
Earlier in the week the Bulldogs game against Ridgeville Christian
was rained out. No makeup date has been announced.
Springs wins first game
The FC Springs youth soccer team began its spring season by winning its
first game in the 13 and under first division of the Miami Valley Youth
Coming from a goal down early in the first half, the Springs rallied for
2 goals to beat the Tipp City Comets, 21.
The Comets took the early lead, scoring off a long pass that caught the
Springs defenders out of position 11 minutes into the game.
Five minutes before the half ended, Alexis Onfroy-Curley netted the equalizer
on a penalty kick. Springs was awarded the penalty kick when forward Andrew
Ferguson was tripped in the box while chasing a pass from Onfroy-Curley.
The Springs took the lead midway through the second half. Ferguson started
the attack for FC Springs, dribbling out of trouble and hitting Onfroy-Curley
with a pass on the left flank. Onfroy-Curley then beat his man down the
left side of the field and slipped a pass through the defense to Joe Fugate,
who one-touched a shot past the keeper for the game winner.
The Comets tried without success to tie the score, due largely to the
defensive play of Brock and Jacob GunderKline, Asa Casenhiser, Alex Turner
and Zeke Hardman.