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Sophomore Amber Dudgeon, right, helped the Lady Bulldogs to a conference victory against Jefferson on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Bulldog Sports Round-up

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Girls basketball wins two

The Lady Bulldogs basketball team achieved a convincing 50–32 victory over Xenia Christian on Monday, Dec. 14, before edging out Jefferson 52–41 on Thursday, Dec. 17. The wins take the girls team to a winning record of 3–2.

Against the Xenia Christian Ambassadors, the Lady Bulldogs got into the game slowly, and found their range in the second quarter when they scored 15 points to the Ambassadors’ six to go ahead 22–8 at the halftime. The Bulldogs were led by junior guard Alex Beer (eight points) and freshman post player Angela Allen (five points). At a faster pace in the third quarter, Yellow Springs outscored Xenia to extend the lead to 38–20. Beer chipped in with two three-point shots, while Roniqua Cobb came through with five points for the period. Beer led the team in scoring with 14 points, followed by Amber Dudgeon’s 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Angela Allen had another outstanding game with nine points, seven rebounds and six steals. Maryah Martin contributed to the cause with an outstanding floor control performance, six points, five assists, six rebounds and seven steals.

Against Jefferson, the Lady Bulldogs took the Broncos by surprise, outscoring them in the first period 20–9 and holding the lead with a halftime score of 26–18. The Broncos came back to score three straight buckets to start the third quarter with the help of a couple of early turnovers. But the Bulldogs regained their footing to go into the fourth quarter ahead 38–31. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Bulldogs put some distance between themselves and the Broncos by applying good pressure defense and timely scoring to pull away for the win. Martin led the way with 17 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and five steals. Dudgeon finished with 13 points, including five for five from the free-throw line, nine rebounds and three assists. Beer came through with 11 points, Cobb had six points and four rebounds, and Allen finished with five points and nine rebounds.


The YSHS girls swim team finished 11th out of 15 teams at the Kenton Ridge meet held at Greenon High School on Saturday, Dec. 19. Springfield Shawnee won the meet with 418 points, ahead of second place Springfield Kenton Ridge and Urbana.

In individual races, sophomore Ericka Chick won the 200 freestyle in 2:00.11, five seconds ahead of the next competitor. Yellow Springs finished one, two in the 100-yard butterfly, with sophomore Elizabeth Malone winning the event in 1:01.46, three seconds ahead of Chick. Malone also took second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.25.

For the relays, taking 14th place in the 200-yard medley relay were Mary Triplett, Kelsey Cundiff, Malone and Chick. Malone, Mariah Nickols, Katie Triplett and Chick finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Katie Triplett finished 36th out of over 80 swimmers in the 50-yard free, while Nickols was 27th in the 100 backstroke. Katie Triplett and Cundiff also swam the 100 free, and Mary Triplett took 24th in the 100 breaststroke.

Boys swimmer takes it all

YSHS freshman Taylor Ford was the lone swimmer for the boys team at the Kenton Ridge meet on Saturday, Dec. 19. He finished fifth in the 200-individual medley in 2:31.10 and took sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.68. He won 14 points in the first event and 13 in the second to garner the school’s total 27 points to finish 11th out of 15 teams.

Boys basketball undefeated

The YSHS boys basketball team crushed two Metro Buckeye Conference foes last week to go ahead 5–0 for the season. The Bulldogs beat Troy Christian 70–51 on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and crushed Xenia Christian 73–35 on Friday, Dec. 18.

Against Troy, Ryan Newsome was the game high scorer, with 21 points, followed by Will Ripley’s 17. Against Xenia, Kody McDonald and Ripley were the high scorers, each with 14 points, including McDonald’s three 3-pointers.

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