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Alex Beer led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points to beat Emmanuel Christian 58–50 on Monday, Jan. 11.

Bulldog Sports Round-up

Girls basketball goes 4–3

The new year for the YSHS girls basketball team started out with a bit of a dud against Mechanicsburg, who came to town on Monday, Jan. 4, and left with a 56–51 victory. But Yellow Springs came back to crush Belmont 63–32 on Saturday, Jan. 9, to go ahead 4–3 for the season.

Against Mechanicsburg the first half was close, with the Indians leading 23–21. The Lady Bulldogs fell behind in the third quarter, and though they got within two points, Mechanicsburg answered with a mini-run to push up their lead, and the Bulldogs’ 21 turnovers shut off their chance for victory. Maryah Martin led the way with a game high 19 points, followed by Amber Dudgeon’s 14 points.

Against Belmont, Alex Beer led the Lady Bulldogs with a career high 24 points. And the return of Stephanie Scott (eight points, three assists) also helped to destroy the Dayton Belmont Bisons. The Lady Bulldogs held onto a 22–17 half-time lead, with Beer and Martin combining to score 17. The Bulldogs outscored the Bisons 19 to 9 in the third quarter, and they continued the onslaught in the fourth with pressure defense and timely shooting. Martin added 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists.

Girls swim to eighth at county

The Yellow Springs High School swim team competed last Friday and Saturday in the 14th annual County Invitational Swim Meet held at Wittenberg University. The girls team finished eighth overall out of 12 teams. Tipp City won the meet, followed by Springfield Catholic Central and Springfield Shawnee. For the boys, Taylor Ford alone finished 10th out of 14 teams.

In the preliminaries on Friday, the relay team of Erika Chick, Kelsey Cundiff, Elizabeth Malone and Katie Triplett finished 12th in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:25.93. The 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of Malone, Chick, Triplett and Mariah Nickols finished ninth with a time of 2:07.

Chick finished first in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard backstroke. Malone set a meet record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.48 and finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Triplett and Nickols both had personal records in the 50-yard freestyle, along with Cundiff in the 100-yard freestyle and Mary Triplett in the 100-yard backstroke. Ford finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:11.32, and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Returning Sunday for the finals, Chick set a meet record with a time of 1:58.13 in the 200-yard freestyle and set a personal record with her second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.60. Malone won the 100-yard butterfly and took second in the 100-yard breaststroke, setting a personal record with a time of 1:14.79. Ford finished fourth in both the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:17.04.

Bulldogs 17th in state rankings

The boys basketball game against Lockland on Friday, Jan. 8, was canceled due to weather and school closings. But the state rankings came in this week, putting the Bulldogs at 17th in Division IV, behind conference foe Jefferson, 7th.

Youth basketball league play

Saturday, Jan. 9, kicked off the season opener for the Mills Lawn boys and girls KTC youth league at Madison Plains.

The sixth-grade boys grabbed a 66–28 win, with Devon Perry scoring 14 points, Rodman Allen 12, and J.T. Clark 10. Isaiah Taylor and Kaner Butler had eight rebounds each. The fifth-grade boys put forth an overall good team effort, but fell 25–12. The fourth-grade boys team toppled its opponent 36–28. Jayme Johnson scored 14 points, Andrew Clark 12, and Fisher Lewis 7.

The fifth- and sixth-grade girls games came up a bit short, but had strong performances from Mariah Rowe and Kaliyah Fulton.

On Sunday, Jan. 10, the young Bulldogs hosted teams from South Charleston, with the sixth-grade boys sealing a 52–31 victory. Perry and Butler each contributed 12 points, while J.T. Clark pulled down 10 rebounds. The fifth-grade boys fell 26–19, and the fourth-grade boys lost 36–11.

The young Lady Bulldogs dropped both fifth- and sixth-grade games with steady improvement showing.

League play continues with away games Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17. Visit www.ysktcbulldogs.org to find out more.

Youth basketball kicks off

Recreational youth basketball for girls and boys began Saturday, Jan. 9, at the John Bryan Community Center Gym, and will continue on Saturdays through March 6. The league is free and open to all community girls and boys. Third- and fourth-grade children will play 9–10:30 a.m., and fifth- and sixth- grade children will follow, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Parents and guardians must complete a registration form at their child’s first attendance. Participants are asked to use the main entrance, and to change into court shoes in the balcony.

High school players are also encouraged to help as assistant coaches and may earn community service learning credit. For more information, or to help coach, contact Branson Pyles at 324-0094, or at bransonp {at} glasscity(.)net.

Bulldogs fete ‘92 champs

The Bulldog boys basketball program will honor the 1992 District championship basketball team at the home game against Belmont on Saturday, Feb. 6. Team members and coaches who plan to attend may RSVP by e-mailing bulldog.basketball {at} yahoo(.)com or coachbnewsome {at} yahoo(.)com.

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