Friday, Feb. 7
YSHS varsity 72
Jefferson JV 47
YSHS varsity 83
Middletown Christian 38
Thursday, Feb. 7
Cincinnati Christian 68
strive to never let up
When asked what makes this years YSHS boys basketball team different
from Bulldog teams in the recent past, team leaders Andrew Richlen, Brent
Robinson and Dustin Rudegeair say the same things: more focus, more desire,
Sophomore is on top of her game
It is a wonder that Evin Wimberly gets any sleep at all. The sophomore
star has led the Lady Bulldogs in nearly every statistical category all
season, she has been a varsity cheerleader for the boys basketball team
and within a week of the end of the basketball season she will be running
track and playing AAU basketball at full tilt.
school swimmers make strong showing
The Yellow Springs High School boys and girls swim teams completed the
winter season with strong performances in the sectional meets at Wittenberg
University last weekend.
On Friday, Feb. 7, the boys tied with Tipp City for 7th place out of 18
teams with a total of 122 points. In the girls meet on Saturday, Feb.
8, YSHS was 22nd out of 26 teams, scoring 8 points.
On the boys side, the 200 medley relay team of Spencer Jordan, Aaron
Zagory, Michael Hosket and Jon Bullock placed seventh with a season-best
time of 2:00.84. In the 200 freestyle, Will McCuddy placed 14th, Jacob
Wishart placed 16th, and Kyle McEvoy was 31st, each swimmer posting season-best
times in the event. Hosket had a personal-best time in the 50 freestyle,
swimming to a 15th place finish.
In the 100 butterfly Jordan bested his fastest time of the season by four
seconds, finishing in sixth place. Hosket placed fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Zagory, in eighth place, and Andy Chen, 25th place, both swam personal
bests. In the 500 freestyle, McCuddy dropped 23 seconds to finish eighth.
Jordan was 12th in the 100 backstroke and Wishart dropped two seconds,
swimming his best time of the year to place 18th. Miggy Visbal placed
18th in the 100 breaststroke, shaving over two seconds from his personal
The meet ended on a strong note, with the 400 freestyle relay team of
Zagory, Chen, Jordan and Hosket placing fourth, and dropping over five
seconds from their best time in the process.
In the girls meet, the 200 medley relay team of Amanda Bush, Elizabeth
Dixon, Monica Erickson and Morgan Laurens placed 17th, nearly matching
their season best time. Paia LaPalombara and Erickson were 34th and 35th,
respectively, out of 57 swimmers in the 200 freestyle. Laurens was 30th
in the 50 freestyle out of 79 swimmers. Erickson swam to 21st place in
the 100 butterfly.
Laurens swam her best time of the season in the 100 freestyle, dropping
three and a half seconds to finish 28th out of 73 swimmers. Julia Swisher
and Elizabeth Dixon finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, in the 500 freestyle,
with Dixon lowering her time by over eight seconds.
Swisher swam to 46th place in the 100 backstroke. In the 100 breaststroke,
LaPalombara and Elizabeth placed 42nd and 45th place, respectively, out
of 57 swimmers. Finally, the girls 400 freestyle relay including
Erickson, Swisher, LaPalombara and Laurens swam their best time of the
season by six and a half seconds to finish 13th.
Despite the fact that no swimmers from Yellow Springs will be competing
at the district meet to be held at Miami University this weekend, coaches
Dave Wishart and Seth Moore were pleased with the teams performances.
Wishart said that the boys swam extremely well and both 400 freestyle
relays had their season-best performances. Doing well in that race
says a lot about the quality of a swim team, Wishart said Tuesday.
Unfortunately, we had problems with illnesses and injuries on the
girls team, but these athletes never gave up, Wishart continued.
It says a great deal about the character of the athletes to come
back in the last race [the 400 freestyle relay] knowing that you are probably
done for the season and to drop a substantial amount of time.
Dogs drop early lead, game
The YSHS girls basketball team fell to 89 on the year, losing 6853
to Cincinnati Christian on Thursday, Feb. 6.
The Lady Bulldogs started the game with a furious pace, outscoring their
opponents 255 in the first quarter.
But, YSHS was outscored 265 in the third, and was never within striking
distance during the final period.
Coach Shirley Cummins said that she was frustrated with the meltdown.
We still cant seem to finish on a good percentage of our opportunities
for an entire game.We just cant put a whole contest together,
Evin Wimberly led YSHS with 23 points and 12 steals, and Megan Burrick
added 13 points.
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
win streak snapped
The YSHS boys basketball teams school-record winning streak was
halted at 16 as the Bulldogs fell to conference rival Jefferson, 8572,
on Friday, Feb. 7. The following night, the Bulldogs regained their stride,
defeating an outmatched Middletown Christian team, 8338.
The split left the Bulldogs with a 131 record in the Metro Buckeye
Conference. With a win this Friday, Feb. 14, at Cincinnati Christian,
the Dogs will clinch the MBC championship.
In last Fridays contest, the Bulldogs got off to a shaky start,
turning the ball over frequently in the first quarter. Jefferson was able
to control the tempo throughout the first half, and although the Dogs
led 3837 after the second period, they never appeared to be comfortable
or in their usual rhythm.
Playing at home, Jefferson broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring
the Bulldogs 2412 in that frame. Playing without star forward Regi
Shedd, who suffered a bruised knee earlier in the week, many different
Broncos stepped up and sank jumpshot after jumpshot to help Jefferson
pull away in the second half.
After a fourth-quarter timeout in which coach Brad Newsome challenged
his players, the Bulldogs went on a 70 run to climb within 6, but
Jefferson continued its hot shooting and put the game out of reach with
just over a minute to go.
Junior forward Dustin Rudegeair was held to a season low 2 points and
Another key to the Broncos victory was their ability to consistently
out-rebound the Dogs. Jefferson ended up with a 4022 rebounding
edge, and many of those rebounds came on the offensive glass and were
easily converted into second-chance points.
Following the game, Bronco coach Art Winston said that he was very pleased
with his teams inside play. I thought we did a great job on
the boards tonight. Rebounding is all about effort, and with the best
team in the area in our gym, we gave our best effort, he said.
The Bulldogs were led by senior guard Brent Robinson, who scored a career-high
30 points. Junior swingman Jordan Skinner also turned a solid outing with
10 points, eight boards and five assists.
In an interview later in the week, Robinson put a positive spin on the
game. We needed that wake-up call, he said. We didnt
have a good week of practice, and we came into the game too cocky. The
loss will put us in a much better frame of mind for the playoffs.
At least on the stat sheet, Saturdays game against Middletown Christian
was a complete turnaround. The Bulldogs rebounded from Fridays loss
by blowing out a smaller, slower Middletown Christian team that came into
the game with a 015 record overall.
The win raised the Bulldogs season record to 172.
Five YSHS players reached double figures in scoring, and Rudegeair returned
to form and led the team with 17. Skinner turned in his second great all-around
game in as many nights, scoring 10 points, collecting 10 rebounds and
dishing out eight assists.
Coach Brad Newsome said that he was proud of the way his team bounced
back, but that he would like to see more intensity out of his kids for
the rest of the season. We came in with a positive attitude, and
that was good, but we still need to play harder down the stretch,
The McKinney School seventh graders fell 4131 to Greeneview in their
final game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The loss left the Bulldogs with a 75 record for the year.
The seventh graders kept the score close for three quarters, but Greeneviews
height advantage proved to be too much to overcome.
Kalin Brown led the Dogs with 19. Todd Sheets, Andy Peters and Kyle
Buchwalder also scored for Yellow Springs.
Eighth-grade boys drop final
The eighth-graders also fell to Greene-
view in their final game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Bulldogs
remained in the game until the final minute, but eventually fell 4942.
Evan Firestone and Ryan Silvert led the eighth graders with 13 and 12
points respectively. Jerricho Stubblefield added 9, Kevin Malarkey 3 and
Mori Rothman and Logan Sage each scored 2 points.
Coach Rob Watkins also credited Brandon Carver-Halley, Abeo Miller and
Buddy Adkins with outstanding play, even though they did not score.
The Dogs ended their season at 75.
Eighth-grade girls end 95
The eighth-grade girls squad finished its season with a strong 95
record despite losing their final game to Greeneview 4423 on Wednesday,
Alyssya Walker led the Lady Bulldogs with 14. Carly Bailey, Niquelle Orr
and Alyssya Lucas also scored for Yellow Springs.
5th-grade boys still undefeated
The 5th-grade boys basketball team improved its record to 70 with
two impressive victories over KTC opponents this weekend. The team bested
visiting East Clinton Massie 3116 on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Greeneview
on Sunday, Feb. 9, 3517 on the road. Alexis Curley led all scorers
in both games, including a season high of 19 points on Saturday, and 10
on Sunday. Ian Wimberly added 6 points in each game with Ryan Phillips
scoring 8 and David Ingram adding a personal best of 7 points against
Greeneview. The entire team played solid defense in both games, and were
led defensively by Jeremiha Stubblefield and Christopher Brown. The Bulldogs
also received an outstanding all-around performance from Quinthony Freeman.
5th-grade girls drop two
The fifth-grade girls basketball team lost to East Clinton Massie 3012
and Greeneview 396 last weekend. In each game, Yellow Springs played
good defense in the first half before giving up many fast-break points
in the second half. Scorers included Brittany Sheets, Barbara Jewell,
Stephanie Scott and Maiya Thornton. Most improved players this week were
Nell Franklin and Stephanie Lloyd. This was the toughest part of
our schedule but we are still positive and everyone gained a lot of valuable
playing experience, coach Rich Miller said Monday.
6th-grade boys swept
The sixth-grade boys lost to East Clinton Massie at home Saturday with
a score of 2917, and dropped a heartbreaker to the Greeneview Rams
2928 on Sunday. The Bulldogs led the entire game Sunday, only to
lose by a freethrow in the final few seconds. Scoring for the Bulldogs
were Kevin Sikes-Gilbert with 12 points, Joe Fugate with 10, Steven Scott
with 4 and Asa Casenhiser, who added 2. Despite not scoring, the Bulldogs
also received solid play from Rapheal Allen, Jesse Rothman, Matt Finn
and Jacob Auten.
6th-grade girls split two
The sixth-grade Lady Bulldogs split their two games over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs lost to league-leading Clinton-Massie,
1918. After a rough start, the Lady Bulldogs played good team defense
to get back into the game. Ashanta Robinson led all scorers with 10 points,
followed by Theresa Skinner with 4. Tenia Scarver and Jessica Kellar also
On Sunday, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Greeneview, 147. Robinson
lead the scoring with 8 points, while Skinner had 4 and Ryder Comstock
added 2. The Lady Bulldogs take a 62 record into the last home game
of the season this Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Yellow Springs youth teams final home games are this Saturday
at 1 p.m. in the Yellow Springs High School gym.