Saturday, Feb. 1
MBC championship meet
1. YSHS 107
2. Xenia Christian 75
3. Ridgeville Christian 22
Saturday, Feb. 1
MBC championship meet
1. Xenia Christian 111
2. YSHS 59
3. Ridgeville 27
Tuesday, Jan. 28
YSHS varsity 71
Miami Valley 51
YSHS JV 49
Miami Valley 51
YSHS varsity 77
Ridgeville Christian 52
YSHS JV 43
Thursday, Jan. 30
Xenia Christian 39
Troy Christian 47
Junior Monica Erickson and the YSHS boys and girls
swim teams will compete this weekend in the Division I sectionals
at Wittenberg. The boys will compete on Friday, Feb. 7, and the
girls will swim on Saturday, Feb. 8.
to show gains at sectionals
The Division I Springfield sectional will be held this weekend, and the
Yellow Springs High School boys and girls swim team will try to punctuate
a season of constant improvement with personal bests and, possibly, one
or two trips to sectionals.
Weve had a great year, almost every swimmer has showed constant
improvement, and weve had a great time, coach Dave Wishart
said at practice on Monday night, Feb. 3. And anything can happen
at sectionals. We do have a couple of swimmers who could make districts.
The boys 4x100 relay team probably has the best chance to make the district
meet Friday, Feb. 14, at Miami University. Wishart said that the relay
team has a reasonable chance of advancing if every swimmer could drop
a second from his best split.
Even if the 4x100 team of Spencer Jordan, Michael Hosket, Andy Chen and
Aaron Zagory doesnt make district meet, the swimmers say they will
be satisfied if they can accomplish one more goal. We have to beat
Shawnee, Hosket said. We beat them once earlier in the year,
but they have beaten us twice in a row, and the last time was by just
Junior Monica Erickson said that many swimmers still have some hope of
advancing. On the girls side, we have been pretty strong all season
in the distance events, and anything could happen, Erickson said
Boys win MBC, girls finish 2nd
Both the girls and boys teams competed in the third annual Metro Buckeye
Conference League championship meet last Saturday, Feb. 1, at Wittenberg.
The meet is not an official league championship meet since only four schools
have swim programs and five are required for championship competition.
But the Bulldog swimmers performed well as the boys won their side of
the meet with 107 points ahead of Xenia Christian, Ridgeville Christian
and the Miami Valley School. This is the third straight year the boys
team has won the meet.
The YSHS girls finished second with 59 points behind Xenia Christian,
which scored 111, and ahead of Ridgeville Christian and the Miami Valley
In the girls competition, the 200 medley relay team of Julia Swisher,
Paia LaPalombara, Erickson and Morgan Laurens placed second with a time
of 2:31.10. They also placed second in the 400 freestyle relay with a
time of 4:59.7, close to their season best.
In the 200 freestyle, LaPalombara was fourth and Erickson was fifth with
times of 2:37.81 and 2:38.59, respectively. These were season bests for
both girls. Laurens finished second in the 50 freestyle, swimming the
sprint in 30.29 while Amanda Bush placed fifth and Sarah Wolfe, seventh.
Erickson posted one of her better times of the season in the 100 butterfly,
finishing in 1:23.98. Swisher swam to fourth place in the 100 freestyle
with a time of 1:15.86. Elizabeth Dixon placed third in the 500 freestyle
with a time of 7:28.19. Bush was second and Swisher was fourth in the
Dixon had her best swim of the season in the 100 breaststroke, placing
third, and LaPalombara was fourth in the event.
In the boys competition the 200 medley relay of Jordan, Zagory, Hosket,
and Jon Bullock placed first with a time of 2:04.31.
The boys had two teams in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Zagory,
Chen, Jordan, and Hosket won the swim while the other team, Bullock, Miggy
Visbal, Will McCuddy, and Jacob Wishart, placed third.
In individual competition, Wishart was first in the 200 freestyle with
a time of 2:24.00, with McCuddy placing second in 2:34.57, and Kyle McEvoy
coming in fourth in 2:54.13.
Jordan fought through a knee injury to finish second in the 200 individual
medley with a time of 2:30.39. Hosket won the 50 freestyle in 25.21, followed
by Bullock, who finished in third place and Visbal in sixth.
Hosket continued his domination of the sprint events by winning the 100
freestyle with a time of 56.60. In the 100 backstroke, Jordan was third
and Wishart was fourth.
In the 100 breaststroke, Zagory finished first with a season best time
of 1:18.00, Chen was second, Visbal was fourth and McEvoy was sixth.
Dogs split 2 over weekend
The Yellow Springs High School girls basketball team continues to hover
around the .500 mark after winning once and losing once last weekend.
The girls defeated Xenia Christian, 7839, on Friday, Jan. 31, but
couldnt carry any momentum from that game into Saturdays contest
at Troy Christian, losing 4737.
The split left YSHS with an 87 record overall and a 46 record
in the Metro Buckeye Conference.
In Fridays game, the Lady Bulldogs played what coach Shirley Cummins
called one of their most complete games of the year.
The girls shot well while building up a 4314 first-half lead, and
continued their shooting success in the second half, finishing a blistering
66 percent from the field.
When it all comes together like that, theyre really exciting
to watch, Cummins said.
Unfortunately for the Lady Dogs, Saturdays game was as bad
as Fridays game was good.
YSHS never seemed to be able to match the intensity of the night before,
and even though they were down by just 6 points at the beginning of the
fourth quarter, the Lady Bulldogs could not come from behind to beat Troy
Sophomore Evin Wimberly was the leading scorer in both games, turning
in 28 against Xenia Christian and 18 against Troy Christian. Wimberly
just missed a rare quadruple-double against Xenia Christian, compiling
10 assists, 12 steals and nine rebounds.
Freshman Megan Burrick and sophomore Tricia McLinden both scored in double
figures against Xenia, turning in 14 and 17, respectively.
Sophomore Emily Foubert missed both games with a severe illness, and the
Lady Dogs dedicated Fridays win to their absent teammate.
high school basketball
keep on winning
The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team extended its
school-record win streak to 16 and moved within a game of capturing the
Metro Buckeye Conference title with wins over Miami Valley and Ridgeville
On Friday, Jan. 31, the Dogs, ranked third in Ohio in Division IV,
downed Ridgeville, 7752, on the road, and ran by Miami Valley, 7150,
on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
The wins raised the Bulldogs season mark to 161 and 110 in
the MBC. By either defeating Jefferson this Friday, Feb. 7, or winning
two of their remaining three games, the Bulldogs will clinch their fourth
MBC championship in the last five years.
In Fridays game the Bulldogs continued their season-long trend of
setting the tone early, outscoring the Lions 295 in the first quarter
of Ridgevilles senior night. YSHS senior guard Brent Robinson had
12 first-half points, and led a defensive attack that had the game out
of reach at halftime with the Bulldogs up by 28.
Robinson finished as the games leading scorer with 17. He also added
six steals and seven assists. According to coach Brad Newsome, Robinsons
effort was good enough to earn him the Dayton Daily News Athlete of the
Week this week.
Juniors Jordan Skinner and Dustin Rudegeair added 16 and 13, respectively,
and senior Andrew Richlen chipped in 8. Richlen led the Dogs in
rebounding with 12, and Skinner and Rudegeair each grabbed 10.
The loss dropped Ridgeville to 610 overall and 46 in the MBC.
In last Tuesday nights contest, the Bulldogs once again used a full-court
press and transition offense to down Miami Valley. The Dogs also
had one of their best outside shooting games of the year, sinking eight
from behind the three-point line.
Robinson, Rudegeair and Skinner each scored 15 for YSHS, and junior Anthony
Brandon also scored in double figures, adding 13.
Dogs chan. 2 team of week
In January, the varsity basketball team won 10 games, 9 of which were
conference wins. They ascended to first place in the Dayton Daily News
area poll in Division IV and third place in the state in Division IV.
For these accomplishments, the Yellow Springs boys basketball team has
been chosen as team of the week for WDTN channel 2s Operation Basketball.
The station will present the team with an award today (Thursday), at noon.
The presentation will air during the stations sports segment during
its 6 p.m. broadcast tonight.
JV splits two games
The YSHS boys JV team won one and lost one this week against Ridgeville
and Miami Valley.
On Friday, Jan. 31, the Dogs beat Ridgeville, 4333, but lost
an overtime game on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to Miami Valley, 5149.
Against Ridgeville, sophomores Duncan Silvert-Noftle and Cody Johnson
led the scoring with 15 and 14, respectively.
In the loss to Miami Valley, Brad Benning had 16 and Jamie Stallworth
finished with 12 to lead the Dogs.
The split puts the JV team record for the year at 107 overall and
64 in the MBC.
Freshmen fall to Troy
The YSHS boys freshmen basketball team dropped a Jan. 21 home game to
Troy Christian, 4640.
The Bulldogs were down more than a dozen points early in the fourth quarter,
but poor free-throw shooting down the stretch doomed their comeback.
Aaron Willis led the ninth graders with 10 points. Johnny Pamplin, Joe
Lawhorn, Nathan Badger, Anthony Gilmore and Justin Love also scored for
The McKinney School seventh-grade boys basketball team improved its record
to 74 with a 1-point victory over Cincinnati Christian on Saturday,
Bulldog coach Shirley Martin said she was pleased with the 4544
win. I am really proud of the way these young men kept their heads
and stayed in the game until the very end, she said.
Kalin Brown led the Bulldogs with 24. Kyle Buchwalder, Todd Sheets, Peter
Lovering and James Butler also scored.
The McKinney eighth-grade boys also beat Cincinnati Christian on Saturday,
using a team effort to squeak out a 4642 win.
The eighth graders also improved their record to 74.
They were led by Ryan Silverts 21 points and Jerricho Stubblefields
18. Evan Firestone, Mori Rothman and Kevin Malarkey also scored.
The eighth-grade girls made it a perfect 3 for 3 sweep for McKinney on
Saturday when they too defeated Cincinnati Christian at home.
The 2423 victory improved the eighth graders to 94 and extended
the Lady Bulldogs winning streak to three games. The Lady Panthers
came into the game with a 101 record and provided tough competition
It was a great win for us, coach Phyles Downing said this
Carly Bailey led all scorers with 12 and Alyssya Lucas and Alyssya Walker
also scored. Niquelle Orr added three rebounds and India Scarver had two
6th-grade girls win fifth game
The Yellow Springs sixth-grade girls basketball team used a balanced attack
to defeat Blanchester, 3618, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The teams
record is now 51.
Ashanta Robinson led the Lady Bulldogs with 9 points, followed by Tenia
Scarver with 7 and Ryder Comstock with 6. Jessica Kellar and Theresa Skinner
had 4 points each, while Kaci Yelton, Rachel Trumbull, and Élan
Orr each chipped in 2.
The team will host undefeated Clinton-Massie this Saturday, Feb. 8, 4
p.m., at YSHS, in a battle for first place in the Kenton Trace Conference.
6th-grade boys vanquished
The Bulldogs lost their contest with the Blanchester Wildcats, 2723,
Short-handed due to academics and illnesses, the squad of seven boys played
hard for the entire game, but their effort just wasnt enough. The
Bulldogs were doomed by inconsistent free-throw shooting, connecting on
only 5 of 22.
5th-grade girls lose close game
The fifth-grade girls basketball team lost a tough defensive struggle
to Blanchester, 116, on Saturday.
Stephanie Scott and Brittany Sheets led the Lady Bulldog scoring. Coach
Rich Miller said it was a disappointing loss, but this week the girls
will work on ball movement and shooting so they can generate more offensive
Most improved players this week were Salome Garcia-Halpin, Marlee Layh
and Kelly Miller.
5th-grade boys win in fourth
The fifth-grade boys staged a fourth-quarter comeback to knock off Blanchester,
3025, on Saturday.
The Wildcats led after three quarters, but the Bulldogs took the lead
in the games final moments with tough defense and well-executed
Alex Onfroy-Curley led the Dogs with 14. Also scoring for Yellow
Springs were Ryan Phillips, Ian Wimberly, Jerimiha Stubblefield and David
Ingram. Christopher Johnson, Geoffrey Pitts, Conor Stratton, Sam Morrison,
Colby Silvert, Ben Clonch and Quinthony Freeman all contributed to the
teams tough defense.