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May 23, 2013 Bulldog sports round-up

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Softball season ends in tourney

Last week the YSHS softball team played its first sectional tournament game in years. The Lady Bulldogs had early base hits by Chelsea Horton in the first inning and Sierra Lawrence in the second inning but they were unable to overcome an early deficit against a talented Bradford team and were eliminated from the tournament in the first round. Coach Jimmy DeLong said the contest was a good experience for his young team.

“We came up here against one of the best teams in the region and we weren’t intimidated,” DeLong said. “We came out swinging, played some good defense, and had some good moments on the pitching mound.

Junior Rachele Orme extended her hitting streak to five games with a third-inning single. Third baseman Evelyn Greene also had a hit for YS. Centerfielder Mar’ria Miley, second baseman Modjeska Chavez and Niki Worsham all got on base for the Lady Bulldogs.

Lawrence was the starting pitcher for the Bulldogs and relief pitcher Jesi Worsham came in to finish the game. The YSHS defense made several nice plays. Orme had several putouts at first base including a nice catch she made when a runner collided with her just as she was reaching to make the catch. Catcher Hannah Brown was perfect behind home plate and left fielder Ashley Longshaw made several plays in left field without making any errors.

The game was the final one of the season for a Yellow Springs team that became one of the top hitting teams in the MBC conference as they averaged over 10 runs per game for the season.

Boys track finishes fifth

The YSHS boys track team had its most successful performance of the season at the recent Metro Buckeye Conference league meet as they finished in fifth place. Each member of the team placed in the top eight at the league meet and therefore earned either a ribbon or medal.

Eli Biggs had the team’s best performance. He was the runner up in the pole vault with a jump of nine feet. In third place was the 800-meter relay team of Cameron Henderson, Bryce White, Eli Biggs and Ed Johnson (1:41.3). Dylan Boczar came in fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (46.74). Fifth-place finishes were turned in by Connor Gravley-Novello (1600-meter run in 5:06), Oluka Okia (pole vault of 7´6˝) and two relay teams.

McKinney boys 2nd at MBC

The McKinney Boys’ team placed second at this year’s MBC track and field meet while the girls team placed fourth. Hayden Orme won the 110-meter hurdles race in 17.16, the 200-meter hurdles in 28.55 and the long jump with a leap of 17 feet. Joe Plumer won the discus competition improving his own school record (134´10˝) with a toss to 139´11˝. He also won the high jump with a height of 4´10˝.

Kaliyah Fulton advanced her own school record (6´7˝) again and won the pole vault with a jump of 6´10˝. Long hurdle sprinter Julian Roberts won the 200-meter hurdles race in 34.25 and placed third over 100 meter in 14.10. Paiden Kegle placed second in the pole vault with a height of 5´10˝.

The McKinney track team had an incredible school record chase this year as school records were broken 15 times during the season.


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