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Boys soccer beats Greenview

The YSHS boys soccer team beat the Greeneview Rams 3–2 on the road Saturday, Oct. 10. After a lackluster first half, the Bulldogs were fortunate to only be trailing the Rams 1–0, and soon enough, Greeneview was up 2–0 before Yellow Springs finally started to click.

Alexis Onfroy scored first on a penalty kick, followed by a goal from Chris Johnson to level the score at 2–2. With just under 12 minutes left, Johnson worked his magic to float a high pass to McDonald, who snapped the ball into the goal. And Yellow Springs goalkeeper Isaac Haller, with help from defensemen Nicky Sontag, Will Turner, Elliot Cromer, Cole Edwards, Jamie Scott, Robbie Marion, Ryan Phillips and AJ Wagner, made the one goal lead stand up.

According to Coach Jim Hardman, Cromer’s consistency, Turner’s pressure defense and transition from defense to offense, as well as Phillips’ solid midfield play, were instrumental in getting the win. Johnson also perked up the second half and “played with an intensity and a desire that helped us gain control of the game in the second half and get the result we wanted,” Hardman said. “Greeneview definitely chased us the last 30 minutes.”

The YSHS boys team was seeded second, behind first-seed Miami Valley, in Div. III sectional tournament play, which begins at home on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Girls soccer loses two

The YSHS girls soccer team lost 4–1 to Dayton Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and then lost 3–2 to Middletown Christian on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Dayton took the lead early and kept Yellow Springs goalkeepers busy blocking 13 shots throughout the game. Early in the second half, Lady Bulldog Keturah Fulton got her second goal in two games, while YSHS had eight shots during the game.

Against Middletown, Maya Hardman scored her scond goal of the season, and though Yellow Springs found itself down 2–1 at the half time, the Lady Bulldogs controlled the field with good defense and strong midfield play. Anna Karling Khan scored from 20 yards out to add to Yellow Springs’ 12 shots on goal that evening.

Golfers end season at district

Yellow Springs High School golfers Carl Weiner and Lucas Donnell were the Bulldog representatives at the division III district golf tournament held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown. Weiner scored a 91, while Donnell was disqualified, and a score of 75 or better was needed to advance to the state tournament.

Footballers lose to Troy

The YSHS football team was crushed 42–0 by Troy Christian on Friday, Oct. 9. While Troy scored 35 points in first half due to multiple turnovers in wet weather, the Bulldogs raised their level of play and held their opponents to just one more touchdown in the second half.

Volleyball wins 1, loses 2

The Bulldog volleyball team started last week off against Dayton Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and lost 9–25, 18–25, 16–25. Marlee Layh led the team with one ace, three kills and two blocks. Alex Beer had one kill, one block and two assists, while Natasha Perry had two assists.

The Lady Bulldogs won last week’s match against Dunbar 25–17, 22–25, 25–16, 25–19. Beer had nine assists, an ace and three digs, while Perry had two assists, five aces and five kills, and Maya Hardman had five aces, six kills and two blocks.

Yellow Springs then lost its next game against Middletown Christian 19–25, 12–25, 10–25.

Birch leads boys harriers

Boys varsity cross country senior captain Birch Robinson-Hubbuch led his team of mucksters through the flooded bogs of the Yellow Springs High School campus to the rare accomplishment of a perfect score last Thursday. Robinson-Hubbuch claimed his first-ever individual title with the winning time of 11:33 for the two-mile course. And the Bulldog runners rolled past the finish to claim first through sixth places ahead of Xenia Christian and Greeneview.

Josh Meadows was second, in an 11:35 personal best time, followed closely by Zach McHugh, Nate Reed and Mitchell Brickson. Also getting season or personal bests were Rory Papania, Cole Santell, Eli Mulhall and Adam Zaremsky.

Girl harriers win home meet

The YSHS varsity girls cross country team claimed three of the top four spots with season and lifetime bests from Lois Miller (12:13 for two miles), Paloma Wiggins and Reini Brickson to beat Xenia Christian at home on Saturday, Oct. 10.

McKinney teams beat Xenia

Both the girls and boys McKinney cross country teams beat Xenia Christian on Oct. 10.

45 years for soccer league

Yellow Springs Soccer Inc. (YSSI) will celebrate 45 years of recreational soccer and honor Joe Robinson, the founder of the YS Recreational Soccer League, with a community potluck on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mills Lawn School auditorium. Interested individuals and families are encouraged to keep this date available and participate in the festivities.

In 1964, Joe Robinson started the soccer program that has grown into the extremely popular league of today. Presently, approximately 250 kids play recreational soccer during the fall and spring seasons. On many Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, these young soccer enthusiasts can be found playing on the community soccer fields with families and friends nearby. This program is staffed entirely by volunteers and is free to participants.

Former and current recreational soccer coaches and referees are encouraged to attend this community potluck and be recognized for their contribution to the success of this soccer program. Current and former soccer players, families and community members are encouraged to come to appreciate the others. Please bring a dish to share plus your own table service.

Interested persons who have memorabilia including photos, videos and newspaper articles of this early soccer league should contact Mike Knemeyer at 767-2920 by October 24 so that these treasures can be included in the evening’s program. To help with this event, contact Lauren Miller at 767-2072. Assistance in the set-up and clean-up for this event would be greatly appreciated. Community service hours will be granted to students who help. Please join in the celebration of one of Yellow Springs’ most enjoyed activities — soccer!

MVTC to practice

The Miami Valley Track Club has initiated practices for the elementary school cross country season on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. at the high school track. Boys and girls must be at least 8 years old to participate. For more information contact Coach Vince Peters at 767-7424.

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