May 8, 2003
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Bulldog Scoreboard


High School Girls Track
Thursday, May 1
1. Xenia Christian, 82.5; 2. YSHS, 68;
3. Springfield Central Catholic, 45.5

Boys Track
Thursday, May 1
1. Xenia Christian, 125; 2. Springfield Central Catholic, 44; 3. YSHS, 42

Monday, April 28
Washington Courthouse 3
Friday, May 2
Urbana 4
Monday, May 5

Miami Valley School B 2
Tuesday, May 6
Northeastern 2

Tuesday, April 29
Middletown Christian 12
Thursday, May 1

Ridgeville Christian 6
Friday, May 2

Troy Christian 8


High school tennis—
Netters lose 3 of 5 matches
The YSHS tennis team braved tornado-like weather last week only to give up three straight matches to teams against which they should have been equally matched.
The Bulldogs lost to Washington Courthouse, 2–3, Monday, April 28, and Southeastern, 1–4, on Tuesday. After a few days of rest, they got washed away, 1–4, by Urbana on Friday, May 2, even before the rains came. But this past Monday the sun peeked out and so did the Bulldogs’ competitive spirit, as they beat Miami Valley School’s B team, 3–2, and Northeastern on Tuesday.
Last Monday the YSHS doubles teams of Duncan Silvert-Noftle and Wes Richeson and Matt Carr and Amy Price defeated their Washington Courthouse opponents handily in straight sets.
But the Bulldogs’ singles players couldn’t pull through. Scott Keyes won the first set on a tie breaker, only to drop the next two 4–6, 3–6. Emma Robinow and Mike Gordon lost in straight sets.
The following day the YSHS first doubles team of Carr and Richeson easily defeated Southeastern’s first doubles away, 6–1, 6–2. The Bulldogs’ second doubles team cruised to a two-sets victory. But Southeastern had three strong singles players who defeated Robinow, Price and Gordon without losing more than three games in a set.
On Friday tornado warnings throughout the day kept two players home and the Bulldogs were left to defend their home territory in a makeup match against Urbana with only five team members. Robinow took the first set against Brady Feltz, 6–1, lost her concentration in the second, losing 5–7, and came back to put the third away 6–2. But both Gordon and Carey Dixon were outmatched and the ’Dogs gave up one doubles match by default.
The team came out strong at the beginning of this week winning the three singles matches against Miami Valley’s junior varsity team. Silvert-Noftle won 6–3, 4–6, 6–2. Keyes won 7–6, 3–6, 6–3, and Dixon collected his first win of the year, 6–4, 1–6, 6–1.
“This was his first singles win in high school, and though he’s eight or ninth on the team, he’s improving rapidly,” Robinow said.
On Tuesday, YSHS netted a 3–2 win against Northeastern at home.
Robinow won 6–3, 6–0. Keyes pressured his opponent at the net, but his pesky backhand kept him from gaining the upper hand, and he lost 7–6, 6–2. Dixon also lost 6–2, 6–2.
The first doubles team featured Price’s strong baseline shots and Richeson’s aggressive net coverage, allowing them to win 6-3, 6–2. The second doubles team of Gordon and Rittenhouse won in straight sets 6–0, 6–0.

High school track—
Girls finish 2nd at Shawnee
The YSHS girls track team scored 68 points as the Lady Bulldogs finished in second place at the Shawnee Invitational Tuesday, April 29.
YSHS finished behind Xenia Christian, which had 82.5 points. Springfield Catholic Central and the Miami Valley School tied for third with 22 points.
Evin Wimberly and Sarah Finn led the Lady Bulldogs scoring in several events. Wimberly won the long jump, leaping 16' 3.5". Finn won the high jump with a lead of 4' 4", the 800-meter run in 2:45.5. But the two girls weren’t finished. They teamed with Tricia McLinden and Megan Burrick to win in the 800-meter relay in 1:56.2.
Distance runner Tina Peters won two events, 1600 in 5:58.1 and the 3200 in 13:36.4.
Both the 1600 relay of Finn, Peters, Megan Burrick and McLinden and the 400 relay of Becky Pasch, Anna Kyaio, Markii Freeman and McLinden finished second. Amanda Bush placed second in the discus with a throw of 66' 10.5".
At the same meet, the YSHS boys track team finished third with 42 points, besting the Miami Valley School but severely trailing Xenia Christian, which had 125 points, and Springfield Catholic Central.
Travis Dean won the 800 meter in 2:14.1, while the Bulldogs’ 800 relay team of Anthony Brandon, Brandon Frye, Andrew Richlen and Brent Robinson finished first in 8:26.3.
Rory Hotaling won the 3200 in 10:25. The 3200 relay of Dean, Dylan Borchers, David Warren and Aaron Cobb also finished first.
Cobb finished second in the 400 meter dash in 52.9 while Warren placed second in the 1600 in 4:50.1. Brandon jumped 17' 5" to take second place in the long jump. Bradley Benning-Clark took third place in the high jump and the hurdles.
The following evening the boys 3200 relay team of Borchers, Warren, Dean and Cobb picked up a bit of extra action at the Roosevelt Relays Meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
Though the competition was steep and the weather conditions cold and windy, they managed to place 12th among 37 schools from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Baseball team drops 3
With the regular season coming to a close, the YSHS baseball team caught only wind in their bats against three Metro Buckeye Conference opponents last week.
The Bulldogs lost to Middletown Christian, 5–2, Tuesday, April 29, took a hard 6–5 loss to Ridgeville Christian on Thursday, May 1, which they followed with an 8–1 loss to Troy Christian on Friday, May 2.
“It was a frustrating week for the YSHS baseball squad,” coach Chris Rainey said.
The YSHS offensive struggled against Middletown Christian, producing only five hits. Sam Jacobs and Noah Woodburn had two hits each and Dusty Rudegeair had a double. Rudegeair and Ryan Berning also had a great day in the field.
Two days later, the Bulldogs fell behind early as Rudegeair had trouble getting comfortable on the mound, giving up 5 runs. He finally settled down, and the ’Dogs were able to come back and tie the game at 5 in the seventh on a single by Walt Beer. The potential winning run was called out in a close play at home, sending the game into extra innings.
Ridgeville was able to score a run to win, 6–5.
Jake Fulton had two hits for YSHS.
The Bulldogs did not respond well to the tough loss as they traveled to Troy Christian on Friday and left their fighting spirits behind them.
Troy’s strategy was simple: they kept Beer, Jacobs and Rudegeair off base, walking the Bulldogs’ best hitters five times, and hitting Rudegeair once with a pitch.
Other Bulldogs tried to pick up the slack. Fulton had a long double, and Aaron Willis collected the first hit of his YSHS career.
On defense Fulton, the catcher, threw out two runners attempting to steal, and Nick Huneck made two spectacular catches in center field.
The Bulldogs received a first round bye in the sectional tournament draw on Sunday. They will play the winner of the Bethel/Franklin Monroe game on Wednesday, May 14.