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Aug. 18, 2011 Bulldog sports round-up

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Golf features young talent

Youth is the order of the day for the YSHS golf team, as sophomores Rachele Orme and Taylor Beck are the only returning golfers from last season as well as the only girls on this year’s squad. Orme had the second-best scoring average last year (48) and that was achieved playing from the men’s tees.

“[Orme] is certainly is one to watch and is looked upon as the leader of the team,” said coach Mike Reichert. In early season tournament action, Orme was the only Bulldog to score in the 90s, posting a 93 at Locust Hills and a 96 at the Ridge Golf Classic, held at Kittyhawk Golf Course last week.

Beck is only into her second year of golf and continues to progress with her dedication and great positive attitude, coach Reichert said. Beck notched scores of 123 and 137 in the past two rounds of play.

Four freshman boys, Theron Orme, Liam Weigand, Evan Pace, and Morgan Beard, comprise the rest of the team. They will be counted on to produce early and have shown great promise in pre-season practice, Reichert said.

At Locust Hills, Pace finished at 103,Theron Orme ended at 105 and Weigand shot 111. At the Ridge Classic, Theron Orme scored 107, Weigand notched 110 and Pace finished with 128.

Miller returns for cross country

The women’s high school and middle school squads should be particularly successful this fall with the return of Bulldog junior Lois Miller, according to coach Vince Peters. Miller was named to all-star teams at the conference, district and regional level last fall and competed in the Ohio High School state championships. She will have a good nucleus around her with running mates Christina Brewer, Talia Boutis, AnnDee Pettiford, Sage Hale-Wolfe, Charlotte Walkey and Alexandria Brown, Peters said.

Boys runners to defend title

The graduation of six seniors from last year’s men’s varsity squad at Yellow Springs High School could mean this will be a rebuilding year for a team that finished 2010 with a record of 128 wins and 44 losses, according to coach Peters. Key to the 2011 squad will be the superb freshman class that dominated their competition last year at the Middle School level, he said. Seniors Zach McHugh and Nathaniel (Than) Reed will be providing the leadership to keep the Bulldogs on track as a contender come November’s tournament season.

Volleyball team improves

YSHS’s volleyball team has been working all winter and summer to make the fall 2011 season a winning one, according to coach Lindsay Kerns. The varsity team attended two summer camps instructed by the head coach at Wittenberg University, in addition to an all-day, high school tournament.

“They have improved immensely throughout the off season and set their sights on many team goals, one of which being a league championship,” Kerns said.

This season the team has three returning seniors in Kelsey Fox, Sady Sparks and Steph Marion — three returning juniors —Maya Hardman, Emma Peifer and Angela Allen — and three returning sophomores — Kennedy Hardshaw, Hannah Brown and Mychael Roberts. The team counts many new freshmen and new players this season, including two additional juniors, Acala Cresci and Maryah Martin.



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