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Swimmers advance to districts

The YSHS swim team traveled to Trotwood High School to compete in the Div. II sectional tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13. Three swimmers qualified for the district tournament this weekend at Miami University, including Taylor Ford, Elizabeth Malone and Erika Chick, who broke two of her own records from last year’s freestyle events.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Chick, Kelsey Cundiff, Malone and Mary Triplett finished 24th in 2:32.39. The 200-yard freestyle relay of Malone, Cundiff, Katie Triplett and Chick finished with a time of 2:10.00, placing 21st.

Mary Triplett set personal records in both her 100-yard breaststroke and her 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.04. Katie Triplett competed in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle, dropping her time by five seconds with a finish of 3:00.13.

As always Malone and Chick put up strong times for the team, finishing in the top positions for each of their events. Malone finished second in her 100-yard butterfly and tied for second place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.99. Chick won both the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.31 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:11.46, breaking the records she set for the sectional meet last year in both events.

Competing at Centerville High School, YSHS’s lone male swimmer, Taylor Ford, finished seventh in the 200-individual medley event in 2:27.11 to qualify for districts.

Boys basketball 9–1 in MBC

The YSHS Bulldog basketball team packed in two more Metro Buckeye Conference wins last week against Middletown Christian and Miami Valley to improve their record to 13–2, 9–1 in the MBC league.

Yellow Springs beat Middletown 57–43 on Friday, Feb. 12. Up 21–11 in the second quarter, the Bulldogs maintained control the rest of the game. Ryan Newsome led with 14 points, while Will Ripley had 11 and A.J. Wagner had 10 points.

The Bulldogs then handily took Miami Valley 62–39 in a make-up game. All 10 of the Bulldogs scored in a game led by Newsome and Wagner, who scored 12 points each.

Girls ball wins one, loses one

The Lady Bulldogs interrupted their losing streak with a victory over Xenia Christian, 57–54, on Thursday, Feb. 11. The team then lost 58–36 to Ansonia on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Against Xenia Christian, Yellow Springs took a 10–7 lead in the first quarter and then came out firing in the second, gathering 21 points, half of those by Alex Beer alone. Xenia came within one point at the end of the third, and the teams were neck and neck in the fourth. With Xenia up 54–53 and 1:26 left on the clock, Maryah Martin made a key steal and converted the lay-up. Martin and Beer sealed the deal with two free throws to extend the lead to three. Beer had a game-high 19 points, while Martin had 12 points, three assists and five rebounds. Amber Dudgeon came through with nine points, seven rebounds and five steals. Lois Miller added six points to the victory.

Coming off a well-deserved victory, the Lady Bulldogs fell behind early against Ansonia, and the situation deteriorated from there. Ansonia put up 22 points to Yellow Springs’ nine in the third quarter, and Ansonia continued to control the rebounding throughout the game. The Lady Bulldogs shot 13 for 46 from the field. Dudgeon led the team with 15 points, five steals.

KTC youth basketball

Four of the five Yellow Springs KTC Youth Basketball teams took on the league-leading East Clinton Astros on Saturday, Feb. 13, and all five played the Greeneview Rams on Sunday, Feb. 14.

Against East Clinton, the sixth-grade boys ran into trouble with cold shooting in the first half, and though they tied the game up several times, East Clinton won 41–36. The fifth-grade boys played hard but lost 43–8, with leadership and steals by Sawyer Hale Wolf. The fifth-grade girls enjoyed a 18–11 victory, led by Mariah Rowe with eight points, Kaliyah Fulton with four, and Annie Welsh on rebounds. The fourth-grade boys let a two-point half-time lead slip away and lost 38–31. Andrew Clark had 15 points, Jayme Johnson 10 and Tony Marinelli six. On the same day, Molly Hendrickson and Mariah Rowe led the sixth-grade girls to a 14–11 victory against the Waynesville Spartans.

Against Greeneview, the sixth-grade boys were led by Kaner Butler and J.T. Clark for a 41–25 win, while the sixth-grade girls lost 33–3. The fifth-grade boys lost 24–11, followed by a 19–3 loss from the fifth-grade girls. But the fourth-grade boys reeled in a home court victory, 32–22, with Tony Marinelli pouring in 17 points.

League play continues on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at Madison Plains, and Sunday, Feb 21, in South Charleston.

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