October 16, 2003



Boys soccer wins MBC title
When the final whistle blew on the YSHS boys soccer game against Middletown Christian last Thursday, the ’Dogs had crushed the Eagles, 17–0, and captured their second Metro Buckeye Conference title in as many years.

The team followed the win by defeating Dayton Christian, 3–1, on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are now 4–0 in conference play and 15–1 overall.

Michael Hosket led the scoring against Middletown Christian with 6 goals and 3 assists, while Duncan Silvert-Noftle had 5 goals and 5 assists. David Suzel, Anthony Brandon, Rory Hotaling, Aaron Zagory and Nic Huneck either scored or contributed assists.

The Bulldog defense, led by senior goalkeeper Matt Phillips, recorded its 11th shutout.

On Saturday against the Dayton Christian Crusaders, Noah Woodburn put the Bulldogs up 2–1 in the first half on a pair of goals. Hosket and Brandon got the assists. Silvert-Noftle then added an insurance goal, assisted by Hotaling, with five minutes left in the match.

Seniors James Hyde, Will Lapedes, Brandon, Hotaling, Phillips and Zagory were honored at Saturday’s game for their four years on the YSHS soccer team. They amassed a cumulative regular season record of 50–5–6, as well as the Bulldogs’ first ever undefeated season.

YSHS ended the regular season where it started in the Dayton Area Coaches Poll for Division III schools: at the top. The Bulldogs are seeded first in the Division II sectional tournament.


Football now 1–7
The YSHS football team dropped another game this fall, losing to Fairbanks, 40–6, last Friday.

Jake Fulton threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Skinner, but the Bulldogs failed to get the extra point. Fulton was 13 for 22 for 181 yards. Skinner caught four passes for 125 yards. He also had an interception on defense. Anthony Brandon ran the ball four times for 54 yards. Wesley Stallworth recovered a fumble.

“Our give away, take away ratio is good, we’re just not capitalizing on our take aways,” coach Jerome Crosswhite said. “We’re plagued by injuries now, and we can’t get continuity because we have different players playing different positions all the time. But we see improvement every week.”

3 harriers earn all league honors
Three members of the YSHS cross country team were named to the Metro Buckeye Conference cross country team at the conference meet at Xenia Christian, Oct. 11.

Leading the way across the hilly course was sophomore Tina Peters, who finished second in 24:05 in the girls race.

In the boys race, sophomore Carey Dixon finished fourth with his best time ever, 18:34. Coming in next on the seven-boy all conference team was Sam Borchers. Just a freshman, Borchers finish fifth in 19:13.

Hillary Livingston placed eighth, narrowly missing the all-conference team. Rebecca Guest placed 14th. Matthew Marretta took 26th place and Zach Reichert finished 34th.

“I’m real proud of the team’s accomplishments so far this year,” coach Vince Peters said. “Without any seniors on the squad, it has been truly remarkable.”

YSHS wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday by hosting the 18th annual John Bryan Invitational at John Bryan State Park.

The team travels to North High School in Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 18, to run in the Division III district meet.


Volleyball finishes third in MBC
Playing its last game of the regular season last Thursday, the YSHS volleyball team finished third in the Metro Buckeye Conference by knocking off Ridgeville Christian, which was tied for first place in the league going into the game.

Surprised by the motorcade to honor their senior night, the Lady Bulldogs focused and worked their way to a 18–16, 15–10 victory.

YSHS improved to 10–7 overall.

Each YSHS player got her chance to play in the seesaw battle. The Lady Bulldogs were aided by smart offensive plays by Arla Smith, Sarah Finn, Tricia McLinden, Megan Lents, Evin Wimberly, Alicia Walker-Garrison, Janell Martin, Heather Wagers and Katie Lovering.

The Lady Bulldogs played the No. 3 seeded Houston on Tuesday in the Division IV sectional tournament. The winner will play the winner of the Jackson Center-Jefferson match on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., at Sidney High School.


Fall Sports

Friday, October 10
Fairbanks 40

Girls Soccer
Saturday, October 11
Dayton Christian 5
Monday, October 13
National Trail 0

Boys Soccer
Thursday, October 9
Middletown Christian 0
Saturday, October 11
Dayton Christian 1


Thursday, October 9
YSHS d. Ridgeville Christian, 18–16, 15–10

Upcoming Games

Friday, October 17
YSHS at Ridgemont, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Thursday, October 16
YSHS vs. Franklin Monroe, 7 p.m.,
(Sectional tournament game)

Girls soccer

Thursday, October 16
YSHS vs. Monroe, 7 p.m., place TBA
(Sectional tournament game)

Saturday, October 18
Winner YSHS–Houston vs. winner of Jackson Center–Jefferson, 7 p.m.
(Sectional tournament game)

Cross country
Saturday, October 18
District meet at North High School, Springfield, time TBA