Friday, Jan. 17
JV/varsity at Middletown Christian, ppd.
Saturday, Jan. 18
YSHS varsity 65
Dayton Christian 63
YSHS JV 33
Dayton Christian 58
Tuesday, Jan. 21
YSHS Varsity 97
Troy Christian 58
YSHS JV 43
Troy Christian 46
YSHS freshmen 46
Troy Christian 40
Thursday, Jan. 16
JV/varsity vs. Cinti. Christian. ppd.
Saturday, Jan. 18
YSHS varsity 48
YSHS JV 30
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 1819
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
senior Aaron Zagory, swimming to seventh place in the 100 breaststroke
during the Clark County Invitational Sunday, Jan. 19, at Wittenberg.
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
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
The boys 400-freestyle relay, which included Aaron Zagory, Andy Chen,
Spencer Jordan and Michael Hosket, finished in second place, just behind
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
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 weve
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
extend winning streak to 13; ranked 3rd in state
The YSHS boys basketball team is ranked third in Ohio in the latest Associated
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 (110)
and Marion Local (121).
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, 6563, on Saturday, Jan.
18, and defeated Troy Christian, 9758, on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
YSHS is now 131 and 90 in the Metro Buckeye Conference.
In Saturdays game, the Bulldogs met the Miami Valleys top
scorer, Dayton Christians 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 didnt 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 teams
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 9758 final score suggests.
The Bulldogs used swarming defensive pressure and up-tempo offense to
storm out to a 2011 first quarter lead. By midway through the second
quarter YSHS was up 4014, 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 48 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
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, 7248.
The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 46.
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 didnt make them.
Even after losing by 24, Cummins was not discouraged by her teams
performance, saying that the team continues to improve every time they
Sooner or later we will start making those easy shots, Cummins
said. I just hope it all comes together by tournament time. Thats
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 varsitys 4730
loss to Jefferson. Burrick finished with 7 points.
boys lose to Troy Christian
Troy Christian sophomore Adam Beatrice nailed a three-point basket with
3.9 seconds left to break a 4343 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
The Bulldogs started strong, working their way to a 1310 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 Beatrices
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, 5833, on Saturday, Jan.
18. Johnson was the high scorer with 14.
The JV split its two previous games, beating Cincinnati Christian, 5442,
and falling to Jefferson 6054.
Freshmen lose to Troy
The YSHS boys freshmen basketball team also lost to Troy Christian on
Aaron Willis led the Bulldogs with 10. Nate Badger, Johnny Pamplin, Anthony
Gilmore, Joe Lawhorn and Justin Love also scored.
School basketball report
The McKinney School eighth-grade boys basketball team improved its record
to 63 with a 4113 win over Troy Christian on Saturday, Jan.
The teams good passing and a solid rebounding effort were keys to
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.
The McKinney School seventh-graders lost, 3635, in overtime Saturday,
Jan. 18, at Troy Christian. The loss dropped the Bulldogs record
Kyle Buchwalder led the team with 10 points. Todd Sheets, Yosef Johnson,
Kalin Brown and Peter Lovering also scored for the Bulldogs.