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Year in Review 2014: Bulldog Sports

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Chick swims to sixth at states
Yellow Springs High School freshman swimmer Olivia Chick ended her first season as a Bulldog with a pair of top 10 finishes at the state finals in Canton in February. Chick finished sixth in the 200-yard freestyle and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle at the state meet.
Ngqakayi sets swim record at districts

YSHS sophomore Aman Ngqakayi finished 12th in the 100-yard freestyle at districts in February with a time of 49.89 seconds, a new school record. Ngqakayi also finished the year with a new school record in the 50-yard freestyle.

Smith shines in freshman year
YSHS girls varsity basketball freshman point guard Elizabeth Smith had an impressive first season. She was selected to the All-Metro Buckeye Conference first team and won the MBC sportsmanship award while averaging 13.7 points per game (third in the league).

Lawrence leads from mound, plate
In the spring, starting pitcher Sierra Lawrence led an improved YSHS girls softball team team with an impressive senior season behind the mound and the plate.

Knemeyer goes to districts
Freshman tennis star Augie Knemeyer cruised to three straight wins in the sectional tournament in May to finish in the top four of 42 singles players from 14 area schools and qualify for a spot in districts.

Girls, boys track finish 2nd in MBC
At the MBC track and field championships at YSHS in May, both the boys and girls teams brought home second-place finishes.

Boys soccer wins home tourney
In July, the Bulldogs won the inaugural YSHS boys soccer pre-season tournament, which drew 24 teams from the state and region to local fields. The team went on to finish 8–3–6 in the regular season and bow out in the district semis. At season’s end, senior Jared Scarfpin was selected the MBC player of the year for the second straight year and was also first team All-District and first team All-Conference.

7th graders are MBC champs
In October, the McKinney School seventh-grade girls volleyball team won the Metro Buckeye Conference title and the conference tournament this year, finishing 7–2 and going 2–0 in the tournament to bring home the MBC trophy.

Orme commits to play D-1 golf
In April, YSHS senior Rachele Orme signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I golf at Savannah State University, an historically black college in Georgia. The two-time district qualifier is the first female golfer in YSHS history to play in college.

Wagner to play basketball at Iowa
Ahmad Wagner of Yellow Springs committed in November to play Division I basketball at the University of Iowa.


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