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Boys soccer loses opener

The YSHS Bulldog boys soccer team opened its 2010 fall campaign with a 3–0 loss to the Chaminade-Julienne Eagles last Thursday, Aug. 26. Just five minutes into the match a careless Bulldog foul 20 yards in front of their own goal set up a direct free kick for the Eagles. Despite the wall of Bulldogs blocking the kick, Chaminade netted the goal to take the lead. A second Yellow Springs foul led to a 2–0 half-time deficit for the Bulldogs, who raised their level of play in the second half and created some wonderful scoring opportunities that they were not able to finish. Late in the game Julienne-Chaminade scored the final goal of the night on a transition play from defense to offense.

Girls soccer battles A-team

The YSHS girls soccer team played a tough match against Division I Chaminade-Julienne on Thursday, Aug. 26. Missing key players, Yellow Springs battled for 80 minutes from the beginning whistle and went home with a 11–0 loss. With a first-rate team gunning after them, the team of 13 Lady Bulldogs played a good game with just two substitutes and spent more time per player on the field than their competitors. Freshman Zarine Giardullo and sophomore Maryah Martin shared time in the goal.

Golf team falls behind

On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the YSHS golf team took another home loss at Locust Hills Golf Course against Dayton Christian, with a low score of 172. Yellow Springs shot a combined score of 200. On Thursday, Aug. 26, the Yellow Springs team scored a 205 at Indian Springs Golf Course, losing to both Triad with a low of 176 and Mechanicsburg with 192. The home team also fell in at the bottom of the second of four Metro Buckeye Conference meets at Sebastian Hills on Monday, Aug. 30.

Against Dayton Christian, for Yellow Springs, Carl Wiener shot the team low of 37, followed by Zeb Reichert with a score of 55, Rachele Orme 45, Camara Cross 63, Zoey McKinley 71 and Taylor Beck 80.

At the tri-meet, for Yellow Springs, Wiener against scored the low of 44, followed by Reichert with 50, Orme 51, Cross 60, McKinley 75 and Beck 75.

At the second MBC tournament, Miami Valley won with the low score of 160, followed by Middletown Christian with 164, Dayton Christian 166, Xenia Christian 183, Troy Christian 183, Emmanuel Christian 207 and Yellow Springs 208. For YSHS, Wiener shot 40, while Reichert scored 45, Orme 47, McKinley 76 and Beck 84.

Miller leads girls harriers

The Yellow Springs cross country teams faced a loaded field at Saturday’s 39th Annual Bob Schul Invitational.

Sophomore Lois Miller led the YSHS girls team with a seventh-place finish out of 180 runners. Miller’s time of 20:01 was her second fastest ever. But Minster, the top division III team in the state, won the girls title, followed by third ranked Versailles and West Liberty Salem. The Yellow Springs girls placed 15th overall out of 22 schools. YSHS freshmen Talia Boutis and Christina Brewer placed 80th and 97th, respectively. Seniors Alex Beer and Hannah Kumbusky placed 118th and 122nd, while Mary Triplett and AnnDee Pettiford also scored for the Bulldogs.

Sage Hale-Wolf was the lone McKinney contestant in the junior high girls race. She finished in 16:44, nearly five minutes faster than her first race in 2009, for 131st place out of 252 runners.

Amrhein leads boys harriers

For the boys race at the Bob Schul Invitational on Saturday, eighth-ranked Russia, with 112 points, was trounced by a winning Minster team and West Liberty Salem, who both ranked below Russia. Yellow Spring finished a strong 12th out of 26 schools.

Team captains, seniors Gabe Amrhein and Mitchell Brickson, led the Bulldogs, placing 33rd and 47th, respectively, out of 205 runners. Amrhein’s time of 18:05 was his best since his sophomore year, and Brickson’s official time of 18:29 was a lifetime best. Nerak Patterson finished 94th, with Nathaniel Reed in 96th and Josh Meadows in 100th place. Loyna Clark and Adam Zaremsky also ran for the Bulldogs.

Four McKinney eighth graders also ran in the Bob Schul Invitational as an unofficial team led by Fielding Lewis, who placed 12th overall in 12:00 out of 335 runners. Nathan Miller also started off his 2010 campaign with a 20th place finish in 12:16. Edward Johnson took 41st, followed by Connor Gravley-Navello.

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