Tuesday, April 22
Miami Valley 2
Thursday, April 24
Cincinnati Christian 10
Saturday, April 26
Friday, April 25
1. Graham 112; 2. West Liberty 85;
3. Ben Logan 73; 5. YSHS 68
Friday, April 25
1. Indian Lake, 133; 2. W. Liberty-Salem, 120; 3. Ben Logan, 85.5;
8. YSHS, 19
PHOTO BY MARK PERRY
YSHS junior Dustin Rudegeair, trying to get on base during the Bulldogs
101 loss to the Cincinnati Christian Cougars last Thursday
baseball team rolls to 65
Although the YSHS baseball team started last week missing key players,
the Bulldogs improved their season record to 65, winning two of
three games on the road. On Tuesday, April 22, YSHS beat Miami Valley,
232, on the 24th they lost to Cincinnati-Christian 101, only
to bounce back on Saturday, May 26, to win 76.
In the second inning of Tuesdays victory the Bulldogs broke
open a close game scoring 11 runs as 17 players came to the plate.
Senior Sam Jacobs was the star of the game, pitching a one-hitter and
going 55 at the plate, knocking in five RBI. Other key performers
were Mike Mucher, who was 44, and Dustin Rudegeair, who was 34,
with four RBI.
On Thursday afternoon the Bulldogs fell victim to a stellar pitching performance
by Cincinnati Christian pitcher Dan Saylor, who struck out 10 and scattered
seven hits in seven innings, allowing only 1 earned run.
The Cougars offense was also strong pushing across 8 runs in the
second inning to take a commanding lead.
The only Bulldog highlight was a spectacular sliding catch by outfielder
Kyle Truitt that led to a double play.
On Saturday morning the Dogs were down 43 at the top of the
seventh with the middle of their order due up. Rudegeair began the rally
by drawing a walk and stealing second base. Jacobs then doubled, moving
Rudegeair to third. Walt Beer followed with a line-drive single that scored
both runners and put the Bulldogs up by 1. Jake Fulton then walked, Truitt
was hit by a pitch and Ryan Berning scored two more runners with an infield
Jacobs had a 74 lead going into the bottom of the frame, needing
only to retire the top of the Dixie order to secure a victory. Dixie would
not go quietly. They scored 2 runs, 1 on an error, and 1 on a sacrifice
fly, before Muchers diving catch in shallow left field cued the
final whistle for Dixie.
team sets 2 meet records
Despite finishing fifth at the West Liberty Invitational on Friday, April
25, the YSHS boys track team ran well and set two meet records.
The 3200-meter relay team of Dylan Borchers, Travis Dean, David Warren
and Aaron Cobb, set records for both the stadium and the meet and finished
ahead of the meets top two teams, Graham and West Liberty Salem.
The team finished in 8:30.44.
In the 1600, Cobb and Borchers teamed with Brent Robinson and Andrew Richlen
to set a meet record of 3:36.00, besting the same two teams.
and Rory Hotaling also had first place finishes. Borchers won the 800
in 2:07.6, while Hotaling won the 3200 run in 10:32.10.
Second place finishers for the Bulldogs included David Warren in the 3200,
Brent Robinson in the 200 and the 400 relay team of Robinson, Richlen,
Anthony Brandon and Brandon Frye. Travis Dean finished fourth in the 800.
On the girls side of the meet Evin Wimberly led the Bulldogs to an eighth
Wimberly won the long jump for the second year in a row, soaring to 14'7".
She was also fourth in the 200 and sixth in the 100.
The only other Lady Bulldogs scoring points were Sarah Finn, who finished
fifth in the 800 and the 800 relay team of Wimberly, Markii Freeman, Sarah
Finn and Tricia McLinden.
splits in tough 2 weeks
Against competition that YSHS coach Dave Robinow describes as at our
level, the YSHS tennis team is 60, but against hardcourt powerhouse
Miami Valley, the Bulldogs are still looking to win their first match.
Over the last two weeks, two losses to Miami Valley and wins over Greenview
and Cedarville raised the Dogs record to 62.
YSHS opened the season with four consecutive wins, but the Bulldogs had
their streak snapped when they visited Miami Valley on Wednesday, April
16, the site of a 50 defeat in which Bulldog singles players failed
to take even a game from their opponents.
The singles players were overmatched, but overall they played
well. Amy Price, Nick Rittenhouse and John Allinikov were the scoreless
trio of singles netters, but the doubles teams of Emma Robinow and Duncan
Silvert-Noftle, and Mike Gordon and Scott Keyes fared little better, losing
61, 63, and 64, 75, respectively.
On Tuesday, April 22, the Miami Valley School visited Yellow Springs for
a rematch. Robinow said this time Miami Valley left their whole
starting lineup at home. But for the Bulldogs, the result was the
same, a frustrating 50 loss to competition that YSHS coaches say
is on another level.
This time Silvert-Noftle, Keyes and Wes Richeson played singles, while
Price teamed with Gordon and Matt Carr paired with Carey Dixon in the
doubles matches. Keyes and the Carr-Dixon team were the only Bulldogs
to win a set.
The Dogs shook off their losing streak with the best possible remedy,
a home match against 14 Greenview on April 23. Robinow, Keyes and
Price all breezed through straight-set victories in the singles competition.
Price didnt even surrender a game, hanging a 60, 60
collar on Greenviews Marty Diaz. Silvert-Noftle and Richeson won
61, 61, over Greenviews top doubles pair, and Carr and
Gordon downed Greenviews No. 2 doubles team, 61, 64.
On Thursday, April 24, YSHS took to the road, and again the Dogs
returned victorious, earning a 41 win at Cedarville. Robinow, Keyes
and Price swept the singles matches. Gordon and Carr picked up the win
in the No. 1 doubles slot, and the team of Dixon and Lucas Chard fell
in straight sets in the No. 2 doubles match.
Peters sets racewalk record
Tina Peters, a member of the Yellow Springs High School track team, did
not compete with her teammates at the West Liberty Salem Invitational
last weekend. She wasnt sick, she wasnt injured, and she has
not quit the team.
Peters missed the meet because she was competing at another track event,
the Penn Relays, where she set an American record for her age group in
the 5000-meter Olympic Development Racewalk.
A three-day meet, the Penn Relays were held at Franklin Field at the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Competing as a member of the Miami Valley Track Club, Peters finished
in 26:14.52, placing second in the 19 and under division.
She set an American record for the 1516-year-old age group. Her
performance earned her an invitation to a camp for potential Olympians
to be held later this summer. The camp in San Diego is conducted by Olympic
track and field coaches and their assistants.