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YSHS Lady Bulldogs took a pounding on Saturday against Sidney Lehman, who came to town for a 6–1 victory. Bulldogs Tasha Fox (in front) and Elizabeth Malone did their part to keep the ball in Lehman’s field.

Bulldog Sports Round-up

Boys soccer wins two

The YSHS boys soccer team added two more to the win-column last week against West Liberty Salem on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Sidney Lehman on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Sloppy first-half play by Yellow Springs against West Liberty led to a Tiger score off a penalty kick. The goal was answered before the half-time when Kody McDonald served up a tasty cross that Ryan Phillips headed in from 14 yards. Awakened from their first-half slumber, Yellow Springs scored three unanswered goals by McDonald, Alexis Onfroy and AJ Wagner to earn a 4–1 decision.

The game against Sidney Lehman was a rematch of last fall’s district championship, which the Cavaliers won 2–1 in sudden death overtime. After 30 scoreless minutes of play, Lehman scored, and then Jacob Trumbull lobbed a 50-yard bomb that turned into a goalkeeper’s worst nightmare as the ball dropped just under the crossbar and slipped through the keeper’s fingers to knot up the score. In the second half, Phillips came out of the goal to spur his teammates on by heading in Wagner’s throw-in, while skillful passing from Nicky Sontag, Will Turner and Onfroy led to a Bulldog 40-yard winning goal at 3–2.

Girls soccer falls behind

The Lady Bulldog soccer team lost 6–1 to a Sidney Lehman powerhouse on Saturday, Sept. 5, in which Anna Karling Khan scored the team’s only goal, unassisted. The Yellow Springs team then lost 3–0 to Dayton Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 8, when keeper Katie Triplett held back the Warriors with dozens of saves and Lucy Callahan had a near-miss on a goal.

Football loses to Greeneview

The Bulldog football team was overtaken by Greeneview 44–6 on Friday, Sept. 4.

On a Bulldog possession in the first quarter, quarterback Ryan Newsome ran the ball for a 47-yard first down and then completed passes of 20 yards or under to Tony Parker, Ian Wimberly and Devone Freeman for first downs. Roland Newsome took a short stint as quarterback and ran for 17 yards.

With Greeneview up 21–0 in the second half, Ryan Newsome threw a 35-yard pass to Parker. Then from the 15-yard line, Newsome threw to Freeman for a touch down. The extra point was blocked.

The Rams controlled the remainder of the game, in which Ryan Newsome passed for a total of 170 yards and rushed for 90 yards. Bulldogs’ Sam Morrison had seven solo tackles, and Freeman and AJ Wagner had five tackles each. Parker had a total of 39 receiving yards and for his touchdown, Freeman had outstanding blocking by Jeremy Paul.

Volleyball team 0–3

The Bulldog volleyball team got off to a slow start this season, going down in four games the first two matches against Emmanuel Christian and Miami Valley last week.

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Emmanuel won 4–25, 17–25, 25–23, 19–25. Standing out were middle-hitters Marlee Layh, with five kills, two blocks, three aces and two assists, and Maya Hardman with four kills, four blocks and two aces.

Against Miami Valley on Thursday, Sept. 3, the score was 20–25, 25–19, 14–25, 18–25. Libero Nancy Epling got 12 digs, while setter Natasha Perry went in for a kill, two blocks, three aces and nine assists. Outside hitter Jenna Boettcher had six kills, two blocks and five aces.

Cross country wins at Hillsboro

Both the boys and girls cross country teams ripped their competition on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Ohio Classic Invitational in Hillsboro. Surprising everyone, the Bulldog boys team won the race, topping pre-race favorite New Richmond 46 to 51 (low score wins). Georgetown was third with 85 points, while Metro Buckeye Conference rival Xenia Christian was sixth.

Leading the Bulldog pack, junior Gabe Amrhein charged through the first mile in just 5:33 and held on to finish fourth overall in 18:59. Joining Amrhein in the top 10 was sophomore Nathaniel Reed in sixth place, senior Birch Robinson-Hubbuch in 11th place, and juniors Mitchell Brickson and Josh Meadows with 13th and 15th place finishes.

For the girls team at Hillsboro, freshman Lois Miller made a decisive charge to finish first in 20:29, an average of 6:37 per mile. Paloma Wiggins placed third, and captain Reini Brickson was eighth.

New Richmond narrowly won the meet, with Xenia Christian in second, and the Bulldogs in a solid third place, just eight points behind the winners.

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