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Two advance to golf districts

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Moss Creek course in Trotwood, YSHS golfers Carl Weiner and Lucas Donnell did what only two previous Bulldog golfers have done — qualify for the Division III District tournament.

Competing in the sectional match at Moss Creek, Weiner and Donnell each shot an 89 to become two of the 16 individuals who advance to the district play, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, at Weatherwax course in Middletown (get directions at http://www.playweatherwax.com). The tee time for both is 10:50 a.m. from the blue tees, and Weiner does Meadows 9, then Valley View 9, while Donnell does Valley View 9, then Meadows 9.

The two local golfers are following the footsteps of YSHS golfer Kevin Sikes-Gilbert, who advanced to district play in 2006, and Rory Hotaling, who advanced in 2002 and 2003.

At the sectional meet, the Yellow Springs team finished fifth of 14 teams competing. Zeb Reichert shot a 101 and Wade Huston shot 104 for a total of 383.

Footballers win Homecoming

The Bulldogs football team crammed all their touchdowns into one night against the Fayetteville Rockets on Friday, Oct. 2, to win their Homecoming game 38–25.

Yellow Springs kicked off to the Rockets, whose runner was quickly brought down by AJ Wagner. On the Bulldogs’ ball, first and ten, Roland Newsome passed to Ryan Newsome, who threw a 40-yard pass to Ian Wimberly for a Bulldog touchdown.

Possession went back and forth until the Bulldogs got the ball and Ryan Newsome threw a 25-yard pass to Wagner for another touchdown.

Then the Rockets took possession and crashed right through the Bulldogs’ line for a 28-yard gain, brought down by Ian Wimberly. At the first and ten, the Rockets made a 37-yard run, brought down by Devonne Freeman, followed by a touchdown and extra point. The Rockets gained a 13–12 lead with one more touchdown before the end of the first quarter.

Ryan Newsome scored a 45-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter, followed shortly after by a 35-yard pass from Ryan Newsome to Wagner for the Bulldogs’ fourth touchdown of the night. The Bulldogs scored again on a handoff from Roland Newsome to Freeman for a halftime lead of 32–13.

Sam Morrison scored a 20-yard touchdown in the second half, and the Rockets could not catch up.

In passing for the Bulldogs, Ryan Newsome was six for nine for 168 yards on three touchdowns. Roland Newsome was two for three for 61 yards. In rushing, Ryan Newsome had 11 carries for 105 yards; Morrison had 13 carries for 70 yards; Freeman had seven carries for 32 yards; and Jeremy Paul had seven carries for 14 yards. In receiving, Wimberly had two catches for 74 yards and Wagner had four catches for 122 yards running.

On defense for the Bulldogs, Wagner had 12 tackles, 3.5 quarter back sacks, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and pass deflection. Tony Parker had six tackles; Jacob Fugate had five tackles; Freeman had 3.5 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery; and Adison Pettiford had two tackles and a sack.

Volleyball wins 1, loses 2

The YSHS volleyball team lost 3–1 to Stivers last week, followed by a straight set loss to Emmanuel Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and a 3–1 win against Jefferson on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Against Stivers, Yellow Springs had a hard time finding its rhythm and lost 19–5, 21–25, 25–20, 16–25. Marlee Layh had one kill, one assist, four aces, four blocks and two digs. Natasha Perry had five kills and an ace, and Alex Beer had two kills, six assists, three aces and a dig.

Against Emanuel, the Lady Bulldogs played very well in the loss at 14–25, 13–25, 19–25. Maiya Thornton had three kills, and Perry had three kills and an assist, while Beer had five assists and a dig.

Against Jefferson, the Bulldogs came together at the end to win 25–15, 25–22, 22–5, 25–12. Maya Hardman had four kills; Beer had two kills, an ace and three assists; and Layh had two kills, four aces, a dig, an assist and two blocks.

Boys soccer wins 2, loses, ties

The YSHS boys varsity soccer team beat Middletown Christian 2–0 on Thursday, Sept. 17, and tied Fairborn 3–3 on Thursday, Sept. 24. Then the team took a 3–1 loss to Miami Valley on Saturday, Sept. 26, and buried Emmanual Christian in a 13–1 onslaught on Thursday, Oct. 1. The Bulldogs are 6–5–1 for the season.

Boys harriers sixth at Buck

Gabe Amrhein led Yellow Springs to a sixth-place team finish out of 19 schools at the Buck Creek Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 3. Eight of the 10 Bulldogs achieved season best performances, beginning with Amrhein, who ripped the first mile in 5:30 to finish the 3.1 miles in 18:10 for 23rd place out of 207 runners.

Sophomore Nate Reed, Zach McHugh and junior Josh Meadows finished under the 19-minute barrier, followed by senior captain Birch Robinson-Hubbuch, who was 49th.

Girls harriers eighth

For the girls cross country at Buck Creek on Saturday, Lois Miller improved to finish fourth in 20:12 out of 139 runners on the 3.1-mile course. Miller averaged 6 minutes, 30 seconds per mile to help the girls to an eighth-place finish out of 15 schools, ahead of big city rivals Fairborn and Xenia. Tecumseh won with 69 points.

Paloma Wiggins and Reini Brickson finished 34th and 37th, respectively.

McKinney boys third, girls sixth

Seventh grader Fielding Lewis flirted with the win at Buck Creek but finished third in a lifetime best of 12:36 for two miles to lead the McKinney Bullpup cross country team to third place.

Running in a pack like the Three Musketeers, Talia Boutis, Christina Brewer and Michaela Roe led the McKinney girls to a sixth place finish out of 14 schools. Boutis finished 13th in 14:39 out of 128 girls.

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