2011 Year In Review: YSHS athletes excel in many sports
- Published: December 29, 2011
Chick, Malone swim at states
Junior swimmers Erika Chick and Elizabeth Malone made their third appearance at the Ohio division II high school swimming championships in February after winning individual district titles.
Chick clinched two individual titles, in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, and shattered the meet record in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.61. Malone won the district title in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.63. At states, Chick took third and fifth in her events, while Malone came away with fourth- and 12th-place finishes.
The Bulldog swim team’s 200-yard medley relay also swam at districts after clinching the conference title and qualifying at sectionals. Chick and Malone joined freshmen Zoey McKinley and Rachel Meyer in the relay, which finished in 21st place at districts.
Later in the year, Chick and Malone, who together hold 11 individual swimming records at Yellow Springs High School, committed to swim at NCAA Division I colleges.
Boys basketball streak ends
The Yellow Springs High School boys basketball continued its home win streak into the 2010–11 season. When the 17-game streak ended, it was the fourth-best streak in school history. Overall, the Bulldogs (8–13, 6–6) went 6–2 at home and were fourth in the Dayton area in scoring, netting an average of 60 points per game.
Tyler Bruntz received all-district honors and was selected first team all-conference in the Metro Buckeye while Greg Felder Jr. was selected to the first team all-conference and was the Metro Buckeye’s leader in both assists and blocks.
Cosey sprints to states
Bulldog senior Mario Cosey raced to sixth place in 100-meter dash at the Ohio division III track and field championships in June. He clocked 11.40 seconds. Cosey was the runner-up at regionals with a 11.17 finish.
Other Yellow Springs High School track and field athletes to qualify for regionals were distance runner Lois Miller, discus thrower Angela Allen and high jumper Antone Truss.
Miller, who broke the school record in the 1600-meter earlier in the season, went on to shatter the school record in the 3200-meter at regionals, in 11:52.98, to finish eighth. Allen, who made regionals with a clutch final heave of 91´5˝ at the district meet, tossed the discus 92´9˝, good for a 12th place finish. Truss cleared 6´1˝ in the high jump at regionals to finish in seventh. Earlier in the season Truss cleared 6´3˝.
Boys soccer reaches district finals
The Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team (10–5–3) made its fifth straight district finals appearance in October after a thrilling victory in the semi-finals.
The Bulldogs defeated Greeneview 2–1 on a goal by Ian Chick, assisted by Grant Reigelsperger, just three minutes before the final whistle. They ultimately fell to Metro Buckeye Conference Champion Dayton Christian in the district finals by a score of 8–0.
Senior Captain Jacob Trumbull finished the regular season with 35 goals, the highest in the conference, and earned first-team all-district honors. Named to the MBC’s first team were Trumbull, Roland Newsome and Jared Scarfpin.
Coach Jim Hardman, who spent 11 years at the helm of the boys team and 32 years in the YSHS soccer program, departed at the end of the season.
Miller leads girls CC
Junior harrier Lois Miller clinched a major invitational, recorded a new lifetime best, qualified for regionals and led a young girls team to an 82–43 record during the fall cross-country season.
The third-fastest female runner in Yellow Springs High School history, Miller won the Yellow Springs Invitational in October for the second year in a row with a new lifetime record of 19:41 and Miller placed 27th in the regional tournament in November.
Hardman, Harshaw ace leaders
The Bulldog volleyball team finished 11–11 (4–8) in October on the strong play of Maya Hardman and Kennedy Harshaw. Hardman and Harshaw were Dayton-area leaders in aces. Hardman came in second in the Miami Valley (91 aces) and Harshaw came in fifth (75 aces). Hardman made the Metro Buckeye Conference’s first team while teammate Emma Peifer was added to the conference’s second team.
First-year varsity volleyball coach Lindsay Kerns was given the MBC’s volleyball coach of the year award after leading the Bulldogs from a losing record last year to a .500-finish this season.