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The YSHS girls basketball team lost to Mechanicsburg 56–51 on Monday, Jan. 4. Despite the loss, Bulldog freshman Maryah Martin (above) was the game’s high scorer with 19 points.

Bulldog Sports Round-up

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Lady ‘Dogs lose

Before the holiday break, the Yellow Springs girls basketball team lay down for Dayton Christian in a conference defeat 48–37 on Dec. 21. The loss puts the Lady Bulldogs at 3–3 to start the new year.

The Lady Bulldogs were ready for the holiday to begin, and they played like it. Dayton Christian’s Lisa Webber put up 20 points for the game. Dayton took a 9–7 lead into the first quarter, and in the second quarter, the wheels fell off for the Lady Bulldogs. The Crusaders outscored the Bulldogs 22 to 5, to take a 31–12 half-time lead.

The second half was a little better for the Lady Bulldogs, who came out with a bit more fire, outscored Dayton Christian 25 to 17, and closed the gap to 10 points by the end of the third quarter. But the effort came up short. Yellow Springs gave up 25 turnovers. Amber Dudgeon led the team with 13 points, followed by Maryah Martin’s 10 points.

Youth basketball

Recreational youth basketball for girls and boys will begin Saturday, Jan. 9 at the John Bryan Community Center Gym, and will continue on Saturdays through March 6. The league is free and open to all community girls and boys. Third- and fourth- grade children will play 9–10:30 a.m., and fifth and sixth grade children will follow, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Parents and guardians must complete a registration form at their child’s first attendance. Participants are asked to use the main entrance, and to change into court shoes in the balcony.

High school players are also encouraged to help as assistant coaches and may earn community service learning credit. For more information, or to help coach, contact Branson Pyles at 324-0094, or at

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