High School Girls Track
Thursday, May 1
1. Xenia Christian, 82.5; 2. YSHS, 68;
3. Springfield Central Catholic, 45.5
Thursday, May 1
1. Xenia Christian, 125; 2. Springfield Central Catholic, 44; 3.
Monday, April 28
Washington Courthouse 3
Friday, May 2
Monday, May 5
Miami Valley School B 2
Tuesday, May 6
Tuesday, April 29
Middletown Christian 12
Thursday, May 1
Ridgeville Christian 6
Friday, May 2
Troy Christian 8
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
The Bulldogs lost to Washington Courthouse, 23, Monday, April 28,
and Southeastern, 14, on Tuesday. After a few days of rest, they
got washed away, 14, 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 Schools B team, 32,
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 couldnt pull through. Scott
Keyes won the first set on a tie breaker, only to drop the next two 46,
36. Emma Robinow and Mike Gordon lost in straight sets.
The following day the YSHS first doubles team of Carr and Richeson easily
defeated Southeasterns first doubles away, 61, 62. 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, 61, lost her concentration in the second, losing
57, and came back to put the third away 62. 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 Valleys junior varsity team. Silvert-Noftle
won 63, 46, 62. Keyes won 76, 36, 63,
and Dixon collected his first win of the year, 64, 16, 61.
This was his first singles win in high school, and though hes
eight or ninth on the team, hes improving rapidly, Robinow
On Tuesday, YSHS netted a 32 win against Northeastern at home.
Robinow won 63, 60. Keyes pressured his opponent at the net,
but his pesky backhand kept him from gaining the upper hand, and he lost
76, 62. Dixon also lost 62, 62.
The first doubles team featured Prices strong baseline shots and
Richesons aggressive net coverage, allowing them to win 6-3, 62.
The second doubles team of Gordon and Rittenhouse won in straight sets
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 werent 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
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.
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
The Bulldogs lost to Middletown Christian, 52, Tuesday, April 29,
took a hard 65 loss to Ridgeville Christian on Thursday, May 1,
which they followed with an 81 loss to Troy Christian on Friday,
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, 65.
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.
Troys 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.