Bulldog sports round-up
- Published: February 12, 2015
Girls finish 2nd at MBC meet
On Saturday, February 7, the YSHS swim team competed in the Metro Buckeye Conference Meet at Trotwood-Madison High School against Dayton Christian, Troy Christian, Xenia Christian and Miami Valley School. Despite the small team of only nine swimmers, Yellow Springs did not let down its fans. The girls team finished second as the conference runner-up, earning 111 points. Dayton Christian won with 126 points.
“This was the best conference finish in years, if ever, for the girls,” said Coach Jody Chick.
Swimmers earn 6 league titles
The Bulldogs won six conference event titles at the MBC meet on Saturday. Lone boys swimmer Aman Ngqakayi took home two first-place swims as well as breaking two meet records in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle. He swam a 50.31 in the 100-yard freestyle, breaking a Troy Christian record from last year. Ngqakayi also won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time 1:04.88, breaking his own record from last year.
Olivia Chick had two first-place swims on the same day. She won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.72. She finished a full 38 seconds faster than the meet’s second-place swimmer. Chick then won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.51, setting a new meet record and breaking her sister Erika Chick’s record from 2012.
Charlotte Walkey also took home a first-place win for the Bulldogs in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:19.65. She finished seven seconds ahead of the second-place swimmer. Walkey added a second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:53.97.
The big points for the team came from the relays. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Lady Bulldogs brought home a first-place finish. The team of Olivia Brintlinger-Conn, Jorie Sieck, Walkey and Chick came in with a time of 1:59.62. The B relay of Elle Peifer, Maddie Kellar, Hannah Morrison and Emma Romohr finished in fourth place with a time of 2:22.03. In the 200-yard medley relay a third-place finish was achieved with Chick on backstroke, Sieck on breaststroke, Walkey on butterfly, and Brintlinger-Conn on freestyle with a time of 2:15.75.
The Lady Bulldog swimmers continued earning points for the team. Romohr placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:51.15. Brintlinger-Conn placed third in the 50-yard freestyle with a personal best time of 30.59 followed by Keller, who came in fourth with a personal best time of 31.90. Peifer helped the team with an eighth-place finish with a time of 33.99. Morrision had a personal best swim of 38.35 with over a two-second drop.
In the 100-yard freestyle, the Lady Bulldogs dominated the competition with four top-eight finishes: Chick came in first (55.51), Keller in fourth with a personal best (1:13.59), Sieck with a personal best (1:14.95) and Romohr with a personal best (1:16.05). Peifer (1:19.86) and Morrison (1:28.66) both had personal-best times as well.
The Bulldogs ended the individual events with two more top-eight finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke. Brintlinger-Conn placed fourth with a personal-best time of 1:32.52 and Sieck placed fifth with a personal-best time of 1:33.12.
“The swimmers did a wonderful job at the conference meet and we are very pleased with the progress made by this young team,” Coach Chick said. “Hopefully we get more swimmers on the team next year.”
Girls punish DC at home
The YSHS girls varsity basketball team team rolled over Dayton Christian on its home court last Thursday, 49–24. Improved shooting and a punishing defense (23 rebounds and 14 steals) made the difference for the Lady Bulldogs, now 7–12 (3–7 in MBC).
Liz Smith scored 19 in the contest, followed by Julie Roberts, who scored nine and Shanice Wright, who contributed seven. Also putting up points were Molly Hendrickson (5), Ashlei Kelly (3), Jasmine Davidson (2), DeAunna Cheatom (2) and Danny Horton (2).
Earlier in the week, YSHS lost a nail-biter at Catholic Central, 40–36. The Lady Bulldogs nearly erased a 21–14 halftime deficit with strong third-quarter play, but weren’t able to overtake the home team. Smith scored 17 in the loss, while Wright and Kelly scored seven points each.
On Monday, Feb. 9, the girls breezed by Emmanuel Christian 52–37 as Wright scored a season-high 17 points while bringing down a huge 20 rebounds. Wright leads the league in rebounds with 8.5 per game.
Boys defend home court
The Varsity Bulldogs are now 14–4 after two big conference wins at home last week over Xenia Christian and Dayton Christian. YSHS finishes out its home schedule this Friday against Middletown Christian, when the team’s seniors will be honored on Senior Night. Graduating seniors on the team are Liam Weigand, Cameron Miles, Bryce White and Jared Scarfpin.