May 1, 2003
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Bulldog Scoreboard


Tuesday, April 22
Miami Valley 2
Thursday, April 24
Cincinnati Christian 10
Saturday, April 26
Dixie 6

Boys Track
Friday, April 25
1. Graham 112; 2. West Liberty 85;
3. Ben Logan 73; 5. YSHS 68
girls Track
Friday, April 25
1. Indian Lake, 133; 2. W. Liberty-Salem, 120; 3. Ben Logan, 85.5; 8. YSHS, 19


YSHS junior Dustin Rudegeair, trying to get on base during the Bulldogs’ 10–1 loss to the Cincinnati Christian Cougars last Thursday at home.

YSHS baseball team rolls to 6–5
Although the YSHS baseball team started last week missing key players, the Bulldogs improved their season record to 6–5, winning two of three games on the road. On Tuesday, April 22, YSHS beat Miami Valley, 23–2, on the 24th they lost to Cincinnati-Christian 10–1, only to bounce back on Saturday, May 26, to win 7–6.
In the second inning of Tuesday’s victory the Bulldog’s 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 5–5 at the plate, knocking in five RBI. Other key performers were Mike Mucher, who was 4–4, and Dustin Rudegeair, who was 3–4, 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 4–3 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 single.
Jacobs had a 7–4 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 Mucher’s diving catch in shallow left field cued the final whistle for Dixie.

High school track—
Boys 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 meet’s 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.
Borchers 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 place finish.
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.

High school tennis—
YSHS splits in tough 2 weeks
Against competition that YSHS coach Dave Robinow describes as at “our level,” the YSHS tennis team is 6–0, 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 6–2.
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 5–0 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 6–1, 6–3, and 6–4, 7–5, 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 5–0 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 1–4 Greenview on April 23. Robinow, Keyes and Price all breezed through straight-set victories in the singles competition. Price didn’t even surrender a game, hanging a 6–0, 6–0 collar on Greenview’s Marty Diaz. Silvert-Noftle and Richeson won 6–1, 6–1, over Greenview’s top doubles pair, and Carr and Gordon downed Greenview’s No. 2 doubles team, 6–1, 6–4.
On Thursday, April 24, YSHS took to the road, and again the ’Dogs returned victorious, earning a 4–1 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.

Tina 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 wasn’t sick, she wasn’t 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 15–16-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.