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Jan. 14, 2016 Bulldog Sports Round-up

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On Saturday, Jan. 9, the YSHS Bulldog swim team competed in and won their second swim meet of the 2015–2016 season. The West Carrollton Quad Meet was held at the West Carrollton YMCA, with YSHS swimming against West Carrollton, Stivers and Ponitz. Nineteen Bulldogs swimmers swam at this meet, which was the first high school swim meet for freshmen Harper Mesure and William Gregor, and sophomore Ella Comerford.

In the 200 medley A relay, Olivia Chick, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn, Eden Spriggs and Charlotte Walkey placed first with a time of 2:12.63.  The B team of Jude Meekin, Lauryn Dewine, Sara Zendlovitz and Maddie Kellar placed third with a time of 2:34.21. The Bulldog boy’s medley A team placed first with Trystan Burch, Aman Ngqakayi, David Walker and Gregor.

Zendlovitz and Burch placed second in the 200 free for the Bulldogs. Chick, Spriggs and Dewine took went first, second and third in the 200 individual medley. Ngqakayi took first and Walker placed fourth in the boys 200 individual medley. In the 50 free Kellar placed second and with a personal best time of 30.64, Ellery Bledsoe placed third. Elle Peifer placed fourth with a personal best time of 33.22, while Ty Arnold placed second in the 50 free with a best time of 28.47. Mesure placed sixth in the 100 fly, Walkey placed first with a time of 1:21.13 and Zendlovitz placed third. Freshman David Walker brought home a first place finish in the boys 100 butterfly.

Yellow Springs Lady Bulldogs dominated the 100 freestyle with the top four finishes by Spriggs (1:04.43), Brintlinger-Conn (1:09.75 — personal best), Kellar (1:11.22 — personal best) and Peifer (1:17.72 — personal best). Gregor placed second in the boys 100 free. Walkey and Hurwitz were the Bulldog distant swimmers of the meet swimming the 500 free, with Walkey placing second and Hurwitz sixth.

The Bulldog girls A team of Hurwitz, Meekin, Kellar and Zendlovitz (2:11.56) and boys A team of Burch, Arnold, Walker and Ngqakayi (1:52.07) both placed first in the 200 free relay. In the 100 backstroke, Chick placed first with a time of 1:02.26 and Meekin, with a time of 1:25.09, placed fourth in the 100 backstroke. Burch placed second for the boys in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:15.66.

The Bulldogs had first through fourth place finishes in the 100 breaststroke with Brintlinger-Conn (1:33.07), Hurwitz (1:33.84), Bledsoe (1:36.78) and Dewine (1:40.82). Ngqakayi placed 1st (1:03.45) and Gregor placed fifth (1:24.09) for the boys 100 breaststroke. The meet ended with a first-place finish in the girls 400 freestyle relay of Chick, Brintlinger-Conn, Spriggs and Walkey.

YSHS placed first overall with 433 points, followed by Stivers with 349, WCHS with 288 and Ponitz with 19. This was a great meet for the Bulldogs and a wonderful experience for this young team, said coach Jody Chick.

“We look forward to many best times this season,” she said. “We are already seeing a lot of growth and potential! It’s going to be a great season.”

Next Saturday and Sunday the Bulldogs will compete in the Southwest Coaches Classic Swim Meet. Prelims will be held at the DRAC, Dayton Raider Aquatic Club in Beavercreek with the hopes of competing at the finals in Keating in Cincinnati.



The YSHS boys Bulldogs played a number of games over the past week-and-a -half, resulting in an additional three wins to their 10–3 (6–0 conference) record.

YSHS played Miami Valley on Jan. 4 and emerged victorious, with a final score of 68–58. Isaiah Taylor and Kaner Butler were responsible for 40 of the team’s points, scoring 22 and 18 respectively.

In London on Jan. 6, YSHS fought the hard fight and narrowly came through victorious, with a 57–53 win.

Most recently, YSHS boys battled against Newton Local on Jan. 8 and assured themselves victory for practically the entire game, as aside from the final quarter, they scored more points per quarter than their rivals. The final score was 53–41.


YSHS Lady Bulldogs have also played themselves into a frenzy since the beginning of the year, taking on no less than three opponents in one week.

YSHS traveled to De Graff  on Jan. 4 and played against the Riverside Pirates, a match that ultimately resulted in the Bulldogs walking the plank. Despite Elizabeth Smith’s 20 points, YSHS sank 39–31.

A non-conference game against Stivers School for the Arts likewise resulted in a loss on Jan. 9, though only by a fairly narrow margin, likely thanks to Molly Hendrickson’s five blocks. The final score was 52–47.

On Jan. 11 YSHS Lady Bulldogs hosted Miami Valley in the thunderdome that is Yellow Springs High School. High scorers Elizabeth Smith and Julian Roberts netted 29 and 16 points, though their proficiency wasn’t enough to carry the team to victory, as YSHS lost 78–54. The Lady Bulldogs now have a record of 0–15, with a 0–7 home record.

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