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Chick sets two meet records
On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Yellow Springs High Bulldog swim team competed in the Springfield Catholic Central Irish Invitational Swim Meet at Wittenberg University.

Olivia Chick swam a 2:14.86 in the 200-yard individual medley, placing first with nine points and setting a new meet record previously set by her sister, Erika Chick, in 2009. Chick also set a new meet record in the 100-yard freestyle, in which she took first with a time of 55.86. This time, she broke a 2011 record set by Kendra Crew who is currently swimming for the University of Kentucky.

Two first places for Ngqakayi
Lone male swimmer Aman Ngqakayi blasted his competition at the Irish Invitational with a first-place finish in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.50, just shy of setting his own meet record. He later ended the meet for the Bulldogs with another first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:05.14, earning the team nine more points.

Medley, individuals swim bests
At the Irish Invitational, the Bulldogs competed against the larger teams of Springfield Catholic Central, Chaminade Julienne, Springfield Kenton Ridge, Springfield Northeastern and Shawnee High School. The meet started with senior recognition where the Bulldogs’ only senior, Emma Romohr, was acknowledged.

The 200-yard medley relay team started off the girls meet with a best time, a sixth-place finish and six points. Coach Beth Talley changed up the relay this weekend with Chick on backstroke, Jorie Sieck on breaststroke, Charlotte Walkey on butterfly and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn on freestyle.

Romohr swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:54.66, placing eighth and earning one point. In the 50-yard freestyle, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn (31.07), Alice Miller (34.64), Elle Piefer (34.65), and Hannah Morrison (41.08) all had personal best times. Charlotte Walkey then added a point for the Bulldogs in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:20.24. Also, in the 100-yard freestyle, Sieck (1:15.01), Elle Peifer (1:19.40), and Hannah Morrison (1:31.40), all swam personal best times.

The Lady Bulldog 200-yard freestyle A and B relays earned more points for the team. The A relay of Walkey, Brintlinger-Conn, Sieck and Chick placed fourth with a time of 2:01.01, earning 10 points. The B Relay of Peifer, Morrison, Miller and Romohr placed eighth with the time of 2:22.07 and earned two points. Walkey then swam the 100-yard backstroke with a personal best time of 1:23.83. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Brintlinger-Conn had a huge drop and personal best time of 1:33.78 and Sieck went 1:35.37.

“Many personal best times were achieved at this meet just in time for our Metro Buckeye Conference meet this Saturday,” Coach Jody Chick said. “ It will be exciting to see how we match up against Dayton Christian, Miami Valley, and Troy Christian.”

Girls, boys fall to Troy Christian
The YSHS girls varsity basketball team came back against Troy Christian on the road last Thursday, but still came up short, losing 33–26. After going down 16–2 by the end of the first quarter and 24–9 by the half, the Lady Bulldogs put up an impressive 14 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t make up the deficit. Smith, who averages 18.1 points per game, was held to only seven. Shanice Wright led the team’s scoring with nine points, Julie Roberts scored eight, and Molly Hendrickson scored two points.

The next day, the YSHS boys basketball team was pummeled by conference leader Troy Christian by a score of 72–37.

McKinney 8th graders go 2–1
Last Thursday, Kevin Wagner hit three straight three-pointers in the fourth quarter to seal the McKinney 8th-grade boys basketball team’s home victory against Troy Christian, 56–44. Wagner ended with nine points. Other Bulldog’s scoring were Tyreese Benning (13), Trey Anderson (12), Andrew Clark (9), Teymour Fultz (6), Jesse Linkhart (5) and Blake Potter (2).

On Saturday, the Bulldogs had an easy victory over Middletown Christian, 43–11, with Clark leading the team’s scoring with 14 points. Elliot Wiggins added 10 in the contest.

Earlier in the week, the team came out slow against Spring Valley, falling back 19–2. In a tough loss, the Bulldogs climbed back into the contest but lost 45–42 on the road. Benning scored 19 and Clark had 12 points in the loss.


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