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Oct. 6, 2011 Bulldog sports round-up

Varsity volleyball wins rematch

In a rematch with Xenia Christian last week, the YSHS varsity volleyball team got revenge on the visiting Ambassadors. After losing to Xenia Christian just two weeks ago, the Bulldogs rallyed on long volleys to come away with the win (25–21, 15–25, 25–23).

The team netted an impressive 68 digs on the night, as Emma Peifer, Kennedy Harshaw and Angela Allen each contributed 15. Harshaw was dominant at the net, putting away 17 kills and registering five blocks and Stephanie Marion set up the Bulldogs’ points with 22 assists on the night.

Earlier in the week the team beat Dayton Jefferson on the road, 25–18, 15–25, 25–9, thanks to Maya Hardman’s 10 kills and nine aces.

Click here for photos from the Xenia Christian match.

Girls soccer earns its first win

The YSHS girls soccer team dominated a determined Stivers team from the opening whistle to win 4–0 and earn their first victory of the season. The Bulldogs went ahead 1–0 on a Brianna Ayers goal in just the ninth minute. Kara Edwards and Lucy Callahan controlled the midfield and were supported by junior Paloma Wiggins who scored a decisive goal from 18 yards out in the 28th minute to put Yellow Springs up 2–0 at the half.

Yellow Springs continued to control the ball throughout the second half. Edwards made the score 3–0 on a strong shot from the center of the field and Ayers sealed the game at 4-0. Nikki Worsham, Sage HaleWolf, and Tina Rujira-Arporn continued to pressure the goal with a final statistic of 20 shots for Yellow Springs.

Coming off the win against Stivers, the Bulldogs faced conference rival Xenia Christian. Eight minutes into the game Ayers made a run down the right side and put the ball into the upper corner of the Ambassadors’ goal. After a free kick evened the score at 1–1, Keturah Fulton, Lianna Rothman, and Ali Soloman frustrated the Xenia Christian offense by keeping them offsides and forcing them to take long range shots.

The Bulldogs played with determination in the second half and were rewarded in the 14th minute with a goal from Lucy Callahan after an assist from Niki Worsham. Edwards took a corner kick which was put in the back of the goal by Senior Katie Triplett in the 18th minute. The Bulldogs dominated the last 15 minutes with eight shots on goal but Xenia Christian hung on and scored a last minute goal for a 6–3 victory.

Golf season ends at sectionals

Sophomore Rachele Orme placed 12th at the girls sectional tournment this week with a score of 92, just two strokes shy of qualifying for districts. Fellow girls teammate, freshman Taylor Beck made a good showing by placing 42nd out of 65 participating golfters with a 121.

Freshmen golfers Liam Weigand and Theron Orme also ended their golf seasons at the sectional tournament. Weigand finished tied 43rd out of 59 golfers with a score of 108 and Theron Orme came in tied at 49th with a 113. Both players’ scores were short of qualifying for districts.

Boys soccer moves to 6–3–3

Playing four games in just six days last week, the YSHS boys soccer team improved their season record to 6–3–3 with wins over Stivers, Troy Christian and Sidney-Lehman Catholic and a hard-fought tie against Waynesville.

At Stivers, Ian Chick sent a cross into the goalie box in the fourth minute for teammate Jacob Trumbull to nod in. After that the night belonged to Trumbull as he assisted Wade Huston for the team’s second goal and then added the third, fourth and fifth goals for YSHS, assisted by Cole Edwards, Jared Scarfpin and Nathan Miller, and then closed out the scoring with an unassisted sixth goal as the Bulldogs cruised to a 6–0 victory.

Just four minutes into the contest at MBC rival Troy Christian, Trumbull went to work again, putting the ball in the back of the net off of a Cole Edwards long throw-in. Thirty seconds later it was Jake Fugate sending Trumbull to goal and less than a minute later Trumbull put YSHS up 3–0 assisted by Huston. Two minutes later Trumbull returned the favor by sending Huston to goal for a 4–0 lead. Midway through the first half Chick sent Trumbull on a fastbreak to goal for a 5–0 lead, with a through ball out of the midfield. Not to be outdone Chick netted a goal of his own just two minutes later assisted by Roland Newsome’s throw-in. Scarfpin closed out the first half scoring with a full volley shot with just one second on the clock giving YS an 8–1 lead at the break. With nearly 25 minutes left to play in the game the match was stopped due to weather conditions, but not before Trumbull added another goal to his offensive output for the week. Yellow Springs won 9–3.

Miller, Brown run season bests

Lois Miller cracked the 20-minute barrier for 5,000 meters last Saturday at the cross country meet at Buck Creek State Park. And newcomer Alex Brown bumped Paloma Wiggins down a spot to become the seventh-best runner in YSHS history. Miller remains at the third best runner, all-time. Miller’s 19:57 was good for eighth overall out of 148 runners and Brown’s 21:06 was good for 25th.

The Bulldogs raised their season record to 56–30 with their sixth place team finish out of the 20 schools competing.

Rachel Meyer was tailed closely by Talia Boutis as they both ran not only season bests, but lifetime bests, and by Christina Brewer. The threesome placed 57th , 62nd and 70th respectively — out of the 148 runners in the race. Zoey McKinley and Ashley Merritt had the all-important role of pack and tie breakers in this race. McKinley ran to a lifetime best of 29:37 – good for 134th. Merritt was 148th in 36:37.

For the boys team, freshmen Connor Gravley-Navello and Josh Sietz sped to lifetime bests at last Saturday’s meet. Connor placeed 149th in 21:44. Josh dropped nearly two minutes from his previous best time to place 185th out of the 204 finishers in 24:19.

JV volleyball goes 2–1

The YSHS junior varsity volleyball team last week won their second match of the season against Belmont, 25–17, 26–24. Camara Cross led in blocks (1) and digs (3) while Mar’ria Spears, Kara Edwards, Mollye Malone and Ashlyn Burch tied in kills with two. Lindsey Jarrell led in both service aces and assists, with five in both.

Later in the week, the team fell to Xenia Christian, 11–25, 17–25. Jarrell once again topped the aces category along with Chelsea Horton and Cross, who all had one. Leading in kills was Mar’ria Spears with six followed by Modjeska Chavez with three. Camara Cross had one block on the night and Jarrell once again led in assists with six.

Johnson, Orme lead harriers

Seventh graders CJ Johnson and Hayden Orme led the Bulldog cross-country team to a fourth-place finish out of 18 schools on Saturday. All five scorers placed in the top 60 of the 142 finishers.

Johnson finished the two-mile race in second place with a time of 12:16. Orme easily had his best race of the season as he finished 20th overall in 13:41. Finishing in a tight pack for the Bulldogs were Levi Brown (39th), Gabe Trillana (44th) and Oluka Okia (57th). All three broke the 15-minute barrier. The team’s season record is 37–33.

In the girls race, Charlotte Walkey’s speedy 6:22 first mile allowed her to keep pace with the lead pack and she held on for fourth place — out of the 112 middle school girls in her race — with a finish of 13:49.

8th grade vball reaches semis

The 8th grade girls volleyball team ended its season in the Metro Buckeye Conference semi-finals after an impressive winning streak at the season’s end.

The Bulldogs breezed through the MBC’s first round match-up versus Troy Christian, 25–17, 25–14. The Bulldogs were led by Meredith Rowe (8 points, 3 aces) and by Madison M. Robinson, Madeline Nielsen, and Ashley Longshaw, who each added four points. In the second round the team was defeated by the top seeded Xenia Christian, 14–25, 14–25.

After losing their first four games of the season, the Lady Bulldogs (9–8, 7–7) finished strong, winning 9 out of the last 12 and making it to the MBC final four

7th grade vball wins MBC title

The seventh grade volleyball team capped an undefeated season by winning the Metro Buckeye Conference tournament on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (8–0) came in as the tournament’s number one seed and didn’t disappoint. The team knocked off Xenia Christian, 25–10, 25–7 and Troy Christian, 25–11, 25–20, to take the championship.

Gracie Wilke shined in tournament action with 16 points and nine aces over the two games while Elizabeth Smith had 11 points and six kills. Julian Roberts and Kasey Linkhart scored 10 points a piece in the tournament and strong play was recorded from Danielle Worsham (8 points), Olivia Chick (6 points) and Lorien Chavez (5 points).

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