January 23, 2003
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Bulldog Scoreboard

Boys Basketball
Friday, Jan. 17
JV/varsity at Middletown Christian, ppd.
Saturday, Jan. 18
YSHS varsity 65
Dayton Christian 63
Dayton Christian 58
Tuesday, Jan. 21
YSHS Varsity 97
Troy Christian 58
Troy Christian 46
YSHS freshmen 46
Troy Christian 40

Girls Basketball
Thursday, Jan. 16
JV/varsity vs. Cinti. Christian. ppd.
Saturday, Jan. 18
YSHS varsity 48
Jefferson 72
Jefferson 47

Bulldog Swimming
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18–19
Clark County meet, at Wittenberg
1. Troy 215; 2. Tippecanoe 173;
3. Bellefontaine 141; 4. YSHS 123
1. Troy 380; 2. Springfield Shawnee;
3. Tippecanoe 177; 8. YSHS 32


YSHS senior Aaron Zagory, swimming to seventh place in the 100 breaststroke during the Clark County Invitational Sunday, Jan. 19, at Wittenberg.

High school swimming—
Boys finish 4th at Clark
The Yellow Springs High School boys swim team finished fourth in the Clark County Invitational swim meet at Wittenberg University on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19.
Competing against nine teams, the YSHS boys swimmers scored 123 points to finish behind Troy (215 points), Tipp City (173) and Bellefontaine (141).
The Yellow Springs girls finished eighth out of nine teams.
Qualifying heats were held Saturday and finals races, Sunday.
Numerous swimmers posted best times during the meet.
In the girls competition, the Yellow Springs 200-medley relay team of Julia Swisher, Paia Lapalombara, Monica Erickson and Morgan Laurens swam a season-best time of 2:31.19 to finish in ninth place. In the 200 freestyle, Lapalombara finished ninth with a time of 2:41.62 and Erickson was tenth with a best time of 2:41.69.
Swimming in the 500 freestyle for the first time ever, Swisher finished sixth in 7:07.97. She also placed tenth in the 100 backstroke in 1:28.25.
Elizabeth Dixon turned in a strong Saturday performance in the 500 freestyle with a time of 7:24.41. Sarah Wolfe also swam well in the 50 freestyle on Saturday.
The boys 400-freestyle relay, which included Aaron Zagory, Andy Chen, Spencer Jordan and Michael Hosket, finished in second place, just behind Shawnee.
The 400-medley relay team, which included the same swimmers, swam to fourth place with a season best time of 2:01.31.
Jordan swam his best times of the season in the 100 butterfly (1:07.86) to finish second and the 100 backstroke (1:09.88) to finish fifth.
Jacob Wishart swam his best time of the season in the 200 freestyle (2:26.22) to finish fifth. Hosket placed fifth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 50 freestyle with a season-best time of 25.33. Zagory finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 100 freestyle.
Chen swam his best time of the season in the 50 freestyle to finish eleventh. Miggy Visbal swam his best time (1:20.67) in the 100 breaststroke to finish ninth.
Despite a sore shoulder, Jon Bullock swam well in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle on Saturday.
Coaches Seth Moore and Dave Wishart said that they were pleased with performances by both teams.
“We are dropping time in the midst of the hardest training we’ve done so far,” Wishart said. “The kids are tired and they are still swimming very well. We have one more busy week, then we work on details for the last two meets of the season.”
The Bulldogs competed at a tri-meet at Wittenberg University on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and will compete at the Bellefontaine Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., at the Bellefontaine YMCA. Invitational

High school boys basketball—

’Dogs extend winning streak to 13; ranked 3rd in state
The YSHS boys basketball team is ranked third in Ohio in the latest Associated Press poll.
The poll, which is released every Wednesday, represents the opinions of sportswriters and broadcasters. Released Jan. 22, the poll was the second released this season; in the first poll, released Jan. 15, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 6.
Yellow Springs is ranked third in Division IV behind Tiffin Calvert (11–0) and Marion Local (12–1).
Bulldogs keep on winning
The boys basketball team extended its winning streak to 13 games last week with wins over Dayton Christian and Troy Christian.
The Bulldogs edged out Dayton Christian, 65–63, on Saturday, Jan. 18, and defeated Troy Christian, 97–58, on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
YSHS is now 13–1 and 9–0 in the Metro Buckeye Conference.
In Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs met the Miami Valley’s top scorer, Dayton Christian’s David Dees. Dees came into the game averaging 28 points per game, and although YSHS failed to shut Dees down, the Bulldogs still came away with the victory. Dees finished the game with 32.
“I think we did a decent job defending Dees,” coach Brad Newsome said. “Andrew [Richlen] did a good job of getting a body on him, and most of his points came from the line. The important thing is that we didn’t let him beat us.”
Newsome said that before the game he was worried the Bulldogs’ state ranking could distract his players, but he seemed pleased with his team’s performance. Newsome said that he was especially happy with the way the Bulldogs handled the ball.
“I think we only turned the ball over 11 times. That and good free-throw shooting were really the reasons we won,” Newsome said.
Senior guard Brent Robinson and junior forward Dustin Rudegeair continued to be the main scoring options for the Bulldogs. Robinson collected 19 points, Rudegeair 16, and junior Brandon Frye, 10.
On Tuesday the Bulldogs dominated conference foe Troy Christian in a game that was even more lopsided than the 97–58 final score suggests.
The Bulldogs used swarming defensive pressure and up-tempo offense to storm out to a 20–11 first quarter lead. By midway through the second quarter YSHS was up 40–14, and the Bulldogs never looked back, maintaining at least a 25-point lead for the remainder of the game.
The entire team played well against the Eagles, who fell to 4–8 on the year. Eight different players scored for the Bulldogs, and every player on the varsity roster recorded at least a point, assist or rebound. Jordan Skinner led the all-around effort with 8 points, seven assists, four steals and four rebounds. Robinson led the team with 24, and Rudegeair added 19 points and seven boards. Matt Wallace and Aaron Cobb came off the bench to collect six rebounds each.
“We were able to get into our transition game early, and that allowed us to find a good rhythm,” Newsome said after the game. “We executed well in nearly every phase of the game, and we are starting to get some consistency from the foul-line, which will help us in close games down the stretch.”
Seniors to play last home game
Five Yellow Springs boys basketball players will play their final regular-season home game on Friday, Jan. 24. The game against Xenia Christian may be fans’ last chance to see seniors Dylan Borchers, Evan Davis, Andrew Richlen, Brent Robinson and Matt Wallace in action on their home floor.
“It is starting to feel like this season is special,” Newsome said. “This team has become very close on the court, in the locker room, and beyond, and our seniors have really helped develop that bond.”
After hosting Xenia Christian on Friday, the Bulldogs will finish the season by playing five games on the road.
Newsome encouraged fans to continue to support the team by attending its road games.

Lady Bulldogs fall to Jefferson
Missed opportunities and poor free-throw shooting forced the Lady Bulldogs to play catch-up against Jefferson on Saturday, Jan. 18. While Yellow Springs managed to keep the game fairly close for three quarters, Jefferson was simply too much for YSHS, eventually winning, 72–48.
The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 4–6.
YSHS missed 15 of 24 free-throws and failed to capitalize on a number of easy shots.
“We did a good job of creating good shots,” coach Shirley Cummins said. “We just didn’t make them.”
Even after losing by 24, Cummins was not discouraged by her team’s performance, saying that the team continues to improve every time they play.
“Sooner or later we will start making those easy shots,” Cummins said. “I just hope it all comes together by tournament time. That’s when it really counts.”
Freshman Megan Burrick led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring for the first time this season, finishing with 12 points.
Sophomore Evin Wimberly had a triple-double with 11 points, 13 steals and 10 rebounds. Wimberly also had 5 assists.
Another freshman, Becky Pasch, added 9, and sophomores Emily Foubert and Jesslyn Yelton each chipped in 5 points.
Burrick was also the leading scorer in the junior varsity’s 47–30 loss to Jefferson. Burrick finished with 7 points.

JV boys lose to Troy Christian
Troy Christian sophomore Adam Beatrice nailed a three-point basket with 3.9 seconds left to break a 43–43 tie in the junior varsity game Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Yellow Springs guard Wes Richeson had a chance to tie the game with less then a second remaining, but his 45-foot heave fell short, and Troy Christian won 46–43.
The Bulldogs started strong, working their way to a 13–10 lead after the first quarter. But difficulty rebounding the ball in the second and third quarters caused the team to fall behind by as many as 11 before pulling within 3 at the end of the third. Tough defense and easy baskets in transition kept Yellow Springs even with Troy throughout the fourth, but the Eagles ran the last 1:22 off the clock before Beatrice’s prayer was answered.
Duncan Silvert-Noftle led the Bulldogs with 13. Brad Benning-Clark scored 12 and Cody Johnson had 11.
The JV team also lost to Dayton Christian, 58–33, on Saturday, Jan. 18. Johnson was the high scorer with 14.
The JV split its two previous games, beating Cincinnati Christian, 54–42, and falling to Jefferson 60–54.
Freshmen lose to Troy
The YSHS boys freshmen basketball team also lost to Troy Christian on Tuesday, 46–40.
Aaron Willis led the Bulldogs with 10. Nate Badger, Johnny Pamplin, Anthony Gilmore, Joe Lawhorn and Justin Love also scored.

McKinney School basketball report
Eighth-grade boys
The McKinney School eighth-grade boys basketball team improved its record to 6–3 with a 41–13 win over Troy Christian on Saturday, Jan. 18.
The team’s good passing and a solid rebounding effort were keys to the win.
Ryan Silvert led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Evan Firestone and Jerricho Stubblefield added 10 and 8 points, respectively. Kevin Malarkey, Brandon Carver-Halley and Logan Sage also scored. Abeo Miller and Sonny Thomas played well despite not scoring.
Seventh-grade boys
The McKinney School seventh-graders lost, 36–35, in overtime Saturday, Jan. 18, at Troy Christian. The loss dropped the Bulldogs’ record to 5–4.
Kyle Buchwalder led the team with 10 points. Todd Sheets, Yosef Johnson, Kalin Brown and Peter Lovering also scored for the Bulldogs.