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First loss for girls soccer

The YSHS girls soccer team won one and lost one last week. Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 26, Yellow Springs evinced a 2–0 victory over Tri-County North, but lost to Sidney Lehman 7–0 on Saturday, Aug. 30, to put the team at 3–1 for the season.

Against Tri-County, Yellow Springs’ Ryder Comstock scored both the team’s goals, the first on an assist by Katie Nickels. Lady Bulldog keeper Ashanta Robinson had five saves to keep her team ahead.

Boys soccer faces climb

On Thursday, Aug. 28, the boys lost to Springfield Catholic Central 2–1, with the Bulldogs goal scored by Kevin Sikes-Gilbert. At that point in the season, Yellow Springs was 2–2–1.

Golf team wins one

Last week on the golf course YSHS beat conference rival Xenia Christian, but fell short against a host of other teams in a meet.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Bulldogs, who finished with 189 at the Locust Hills course, had an off day and were upset by the Greene- view Rams who had a final score of 188. In Yellow Springs’ first flight Carl Wiener went over the Rams’ Justin Northup’s 39, while Bulldog Lucas Donnell sailed through with a 43 to beat his counterpart. Eric Rudolf shot a 52, and Max Fleishman shot 47, two under his fourth flight opponent.

At Sebastian Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Bulldogs came in third in a quad meet with 195 points. Max Fleishman shot the team’s low score of 45, followed by Lucas Donnell with 46, Joe Fugate with 51 and Zane Reichert with 53.

The YSHS golf team is 5–10 for the season.

Football team loses to Rams

The YSHS football team saw some action against the Greeneview Rams on Friday, Aug. 29, but eventually fell 36–12 to the Jamestown team. The win was good for the Greene Memorial Hospital rivalry trophy, sponsored by the sports medicine program that serves Yellow Springs schools through its ATC, George Sandlin.

The Bulldogs got under hoof in the first quarter when the Rams intercepted a Bulldog pass for an early touchdown. Raphael Allen received the kick off from the Rams for a 28-yard gain before being tackled at the 40 yard line.

The Rams scored again in the second quarter, but Allen blocked the extra point. Earnest Johnson received the kick off from the Rams and ran for a 24-yard gain before lightning forced an hour delay. Back on the field, the Rams forced a Bulldog fumble, which was quickly recovered by Jake Auten for a 10-yard run. Quarterback Ryan Newsome then threw to Raphael Allen a 45-yard touchdown pass. The Bulldog extra point was blocked, and the Rams took the kick off for an 85-yard touch down and an insurmountable 23–6 lead.

The Rams completed two additional touchdowns in the second half, and an injured Newsome was replaced by Raphael Allen and Joe Fugate sharing quarterback duties. The Bulldogs managed another touchdown in the fourth quarter, but the extra point failed, as did any efforts for a last-minute comeback.

For the offense, Ryan Newsome had 20 yard rushing and 70 yards passing; Raphael Allen had 101 yards rushing, 16 yards passing and 70 yards receiving; Ernest Johnson had six yards rushing; Ian Wimberly had eight yards receiving; and Matthew Rowe had 14 yards receiving.

For defensive tackles, Allen had three unassisted, 10 assisted and one quarterback sack; Fugate had two solo and two assisted; Ernest Johnson had six assisted and one sack; Jacob Auten had four assisted; Sam Morrison had one solo and four assisted; Corey Daniels had two assisted and one sack; S.J. Scott had four solo behind the Rams line, six assisted and two sacks; and Levi Amsted and Allen Cox both had four assisted.

Volleyball nets league win

On Monday, Aug. 25, the Yellow Springs High School volleyball team defeated Miami Valley High School for its first league win. Showing no signs of first-game jitters, the team came away with a 3–1 victory with scores of 25–22, 28–26, 17–25, 25–18. The victory was a total team effort with several substitutions in the last game and everyone, including a few junior varsity players, contributing. Brittany Sheets recorded 14 kills and three blocks; Maiya Thornton and Marlee Layh recorded two aces each; Belle-Pillar Fleming had 33 digs, followed closely by Stephanie Scott with 31 digs.

Boys harriers third at Hillsboro

The Bulldogs, led by freshmen runners Zach McHugh and Nathaniel Reed, placed third at the Ohio Classic meet at Liberty Park in Hillsboro on Saturday, Aug. 30. McHugh and Reed both ran lifetime bests, finishing 14th and 16th overall in the field of 88 runners. McHugh covered the 3.1 mile distance in 19:03, an improvement of 33 seconds over his previous best. Reed improved 69 seconds to finish in 19:09.

Keeping the freshman company was a surging sophomore Gabe Amrhein, who also ran a lifetime best to finish 17th in 19:14. Completing the team’s scoring was Mitchell Brickson, 25th, and Nerak Paterson, 36th.

In the girls varsity race the Bulldogs finished sixth with 103 behind first place Greeneview (53) and second place Xenia Christian (77). The Lady Bulldogs were led by team captain Reini Brickson, who finished eighth overall out of the 53 runners in the race in a new season best time of 23:25. Closing quickly to finish 9th was Allie Berry in 23:35, followed by Hannah Kumbusky, 18th, Kelly Miller, 42nd, and Mary Triplett, 43rd.

For McKinney School’s junior high division, Paloma Wiggins finished first out of 179 girls in 11:59 for the 3,000-meter distance. Lois Miller was 10th, and Michaela Roe was 51st.

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