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Last Friday Yellow Springs High School varsity player Devon Perry helped the Bulldogs defend against Xenia Christian, who prevailed 64–50 for the second time this season. Meanwhile, YSHS cheerleaders, including Mycheal Roberts, helped Bulldog fans to keep the faith.  (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

Last Friday Yellow Springs High School varsity player Devon Perry helped the Bulldogs defend against Xenia Christian, who prevailed 64–50 for the second time this season. Meanwhile, YSHS cheerleaders, including Mycheal Roberts, helped Bulldog fans to keep the faith. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

January 9, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

Boys fall to Xenia Christian

A 20-point halftime deficit to Xenia Christian proved too much for the Yellow Springs High School boys basketball team on Friday night. They lost 64–50 to move to 1–7 (0–3 in the MBC). The team celebrated its first victory against Greenon on Dec. 27 but lost two games since.

YSHS cheerleaders, including Mycheal Roberts, helped Bulldog fans to keep the faith.  (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

YSHS cheerleaders, including Mycheal Roberts, helped Bulldog fans to keep the faith. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

“We played a very sluggish first half,” Coach Steve Grasso said of the Xenia Christian game. “We battled all the back to cut the lead to just six points in the fourth quarter, but a few untimely turnovers which led to baskets for Xenia Christian sealed the deal.”

The sophomore trio of Kaner Butler, Isaiah Taylor and Devon Perry led the team in scoring. Butler drained six of his 13 shots for 14 points and brought down seven rebounds. Taylor grabbed 19 rebounds, scored 11 points and made seven blocks. Perry contributed 10 points, Liam Weigand scored seven and Bryce White and Ethan Dewine each made two field goals.

Swim team places 10th

The YSHS swim team finished in 10th place out of 17 teams with only five swimmers competing at the Shawnee Invite at Wittenberg last Friday. Olivia Chick, a freshman, placed first in both the 100-meter freestyle (55.41 seconds) and 200-meter individual medley (2:17.39). Aman Ngqakayi placed third in the 100-meter freestyle (51.30 seconds) and first in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:05.71).

“We had some great swims and a lot of personal best times,” YSHS Swimming Coach Kate Johnson said of the performance. “Although our team is small, we are improving each meet.”

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