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On Thursday, Sept. 17, Bulldog volleyball player Angela Allen served one up against Xenia Christian in a close match that Yellow Springs lost in three sets.

Bulldog Sports Round-up

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Miller wins again for girls

Lois Miller won the third race of her freshman year on Saturday, Sept. 26, taking the title at the 28th annual Bellbrook cross country invitational. The Lady Bulldogs, with 59 points, improved their season record by taking home the second place trophy, just behind Bellbrook with 25 points, and ahead of Wilmington in third with 69.

Miller ran aggressively on the muddy course and charged the steepest hill to pass early leader Elaina Cromer from the Miami Valley to win by 51 seconds in 20:39. Joining Miller in the mud rush to trophy town were fellow ninth grader Paloma Wiggins, who finished fifth in 21:44, and team Captain Reini Brickson, who came in 10th in 22:54.

Completing the scoring were Hannah Kumbusky (36th in 25:51), and Mary Triplett (61st in 30:48). Kelly Miller finished 67th in 33:47.

Five boys harriers in top 30

Gabe Amrhein led the Bulldog harriers to a fourth-place finish out of 14 schools at Saturday’s Bellbrook Invitational. The only Division III school in the competition, the young ’Dogs got the better of Wilmington (fifth), Kettering Fairmont (seventh) and West Carrollton (10th). However, powerful Middletown and Bellbrook dominated in first and second places, respectively. Valley View, led by race winner Jake Kasperski, squeaked by the Bulldogs to finish third.

Yellow Springs placed five runners in the top 30 of 149 runners in the 3.1-mile race. Amrhein led the ’Dog pack in 13th place in 18:47, and the rest followed him in rapid succession across the finish line. Nathaniel Reed took 21st in 19:19, with fellow sophomore Zach McHugh in 22nd, Josh Meadows, in 23rd and Birch Robinson-Hubbuch in 28th. Also running well for the Bulldogs were Mitchell Brickson and Cole Santell.

McKinney harriers

The McKinney girls team at Bellbrook was led by a trio of eighth graders on their way to a third-place finish out of eight schools. Springboro won the event. Leading the McKinney runners were Michaela Roe, who was seventh in 14:54; Christina Brewer eighth in 14:57 and Talia Boutis, who was 13th in 15:30.

The McKinney boys placed sixth out of 10 schools in the two-mile course. The young Bullpups were led by the seventh grade duo of Fielding Lewis and Nathan Miller, who finished 12th and 13th out of 110 runners. Edward Johnson, Liam Creighton and Connor Gravley completed the scoring.

Golfers fifth in MBC

The YSHS golf team finished in fifth place with a score of 381 at the Metro Buckeye Conference tournament on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Sugar Valley Country Club. Miami Valley was first with 336, followed by Middletown Christian with 344, Troy Christian with 364 and Dayton Christian with 378. Xenia Christian and Emmanuel Christian trailed with 430 and 465, respectively.

For Yellow Springs, first flight player Carl Wiener led the team scoring 88, followed by Lucas Donnell who scored 89, Wade Huston with 99, and Zeb Reichert with 105. Wiener earned First Team MBC Honors, and Reichert was Yellow Springs’ candidate for the MBC Sportsmanship Award.

Football loses to Loramie

On Friday, Sept. 25, the Bulldog football team was struck down by Fort Loramie 54–0.

Memory book for Coach Chesire

T-ball coach Coach Jimmy Chesire is retiring, and plans are underway to commemorate his 25 years of dedication to young people and t-ball with a memory book. Susan Hyde is requesting pictures and/or stories about t-ball players and/or Jimmy, from t-ball players and their families past and present.

Susan requests submissions to her by Oct. 15, because of the need to lay out the book chronologically and to prepare it for next summer. She suggests making copies of items submitted, and identifying on a sticky note the first and last names of people and the year, on the back of photos. For stories, include complete names and the year.

Send all items to Susan Hyde, 1405 President Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387-1326; or e-mail and include your name and phone number.

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