November 20, 2003



YSHS holds sports banquet
Yellow Springs High School athletes and coaches were honored for their efforts this season during the school’s fall sports banquet Nov. 10.

In volleyball, Evin Wimberly received the most valuable player award and Sara Finn the most improved player award. Janelle Martin received the spirit award, the Bulldog award and the four-year award.

For football, Jordan Skinner received the best offense award and Aaron Cobb the best defense award. Miguel Visbal received the Bulldog award and Jake Fulton and Ian Ferguson received the pride award.

In the football team’s Northwest Central Conference, Aaron Zagory was named first team all-league; Jordan Skinner, Aaron Cobb and Jansen Adkins were named second team; and Anthony Brandon, Miguel Visbal and Cody Johnson received honorable mention.

In cross country Carey Dixon and Tina Peters received Bulldog awards and second-year awards. David Warren received a third-year award. Hilary Livingston also received a second-year award and Sam Borchers, Zach Reichert and Matthew Marretta first-year awards.

On the golf team, Rory Hotaling received the Bulldog award. Alex Visbal and Dustin Rudegeair received first-year awards, Alex Melecki and David Warren second-year awards and Francis Gayek and Hotaling third-year awards.

In girls soccer, Emily Foubert received the outstanding offensive player award and Lila Jensen the best defensive player award. Paia Lapalombara received the most improved player award and Teressa Carver-Halley got the Bulldog award.

For the junior varsity girls soccer team, Stephanie Goode got the offensive award and the Bulldog award, Allix North the defensive award and Kristin Wiles was named most improved player.

In boys soccer Duncan Silvert-Noftle received the most valuable offensive player award and Matt Phillips and Aaron Zagory received most valuable defensive player awards. Mike Hosket was named most valuable all-around player, Rory Hotaling received the varsity Bulldog award and James Hyde the JV Bulldog award.

The boys soccer team was also recognized by a host of area organizations. The Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association named Silvert-Noftle player of the year in Division III, Dayton North sectional. Silvert-Noftle and Zagory were named sectional all-stars first team. Named to the all-stars second team were Phillips, Hosket and Noah Woodburn. Rory Hotaling and Nic Huneck were named to the third team.

The Miami Valley coaches named Hardman coach of the year for the third time in the last four years.

The Division III Dayton district coaches selected Silvert-Noftle as player of the year. Silvert-Noftle and Zagory were named to the all-district all-star team. Hardman was also named coach of the year in the district.

Many YSHS athletes and coaches were also recognized at the Metro Buckeye Conference fall sports banquet last month.

Emily Foubert and Erin Silvert-Noftle were named to the first team in girls soccer. Foubert also received all-sportsmanship team honors. Megan Burrick, Lila Jensen and Jennifer Smith were named to the second team. Coach MacKenzie Reynolds was named the girls soccer coach of the year.

Mike Hosket, Duncan Silvert-Noftle and Aaron Zagory received first team honors in boys soccer. Silvert-Noftle was named player of the year. Nic Huneck, Scott Keyes, Matt Phillips, Rory Hotaling and Noah Woodburn were named to the second team. Hotaling received the sportsmanship award and coachability award.

Francis Gayek and Rory Hotaling were named to the golf first team. Hotaling was named player of the year.

Janelle Martin was named to the first team and all-sportsmanship team in volleyball. Evin Wimberly received second team honors.

Sam Borchers and Carey Dixon received first team honors in boys cross country.


Boys basketball to scrimmage
The YSHS boys varsity basketball team will host scrimmages at the high school gym over the next week.

The team will scrimmage against Springfield Catholic Central and Kettering Fairmont tomorrow (Friday), 6 p.m.; against Dayton Dunbar on Saturday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m.; and against Dixie on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m.

The basketball team will also hold a second parent meeting on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., in the high school cafeteria.

YSHS will host the “Bulldog Preview” Saturday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m., in the YSHS gym, during which the community can meet the coaches and players on the fifth-grade through YSHS varsity boys basketball teams.