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Left: Yellow Springs High School runners Mark Bricker, left, and Zach Lugo pushed themselves to personal best times at the home meet at Young’s Dairy last week; they finished the 5K in 17:59 and 18 minutes, respectively. right: Jude Meekin led the girls team with a third-place finish in the 5K race, coming in with a time of 21:28.  (submitted photos)

Left: Yellow Springs High School runners Mark Bricker, left, and Zach Lugo pushed themselves to personal best times at the home meet at Young’s Dairy last week; they finished the 5K in 17:59 and 18 minutes, respectively. right: Jude Meekin led the girls team with a third-place finish in the 5K race, coming in with a time of 21:28.
(submitted photos)

Bulldog Sports Roundup — Oct. 25, 2018

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SOCCER
Boys head to district finals
After cruising through the first round of Division III, Region 12 sectional play last week against Southeastern (10–0), the Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team took on tougher squads, but came away with two victories during the week.

The fifth-seeded Bulldogs now head to the district finals, where they play number- three seed Cincinnati Madeira. The game is Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Hamilton High School.

Last Thursday, YSHS defeated Arcanum 3–0 at home before traveling to Springfield Evans Stadium on Monday, Oct. 22, to best West Liberty-Salem, also by a score of 3–0. Bulldog regular season leading scorer Kaden Bryan netted two goals on the night.

Girls season comes to a close
The YSHS girls soccer team ended its season with a sectional loss on Saturday, Oct. 20, to Jamestown. The team was defeated 10–1.
— YS News staff

CROSS COUNTRY
Bulldogs shine at home meet
The Yellow Springs traditional annual cross country home meet was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Young’s Dairy, and the Bulldogs showed their class and heart on this fast course.

While Head Coach Isabelle Dierauer planned for her team to be in peak performance around this time, she was genuinely surprised by the outcome.

“To me, it is unheard of that every single member of an entire squad runs a personal all-time best time at the same meet,” she said after the feat. “This is unbelievable.”


Bulldog Jude Meekin led the strong and compact girls high school team with a third-place finish in a time of 21:28. Freshmen Avery Reeder placed ninth in 22:01 and Evelyn Potter crossed the finish line in 22:07, placing 10th.


The high school boys team placed sixth as a team behind large Division I schools and demonstrated that this year, the Bulldogs are definitely one of the strongest small school teams in the region.
Senior Mark Bricker broke the magic 18-minute mark with a time of 17:59 in 17th place. His teammate, senior Zach Lugo, came in just behind him (18th place) in 18 minutes, just short of coming in under the high school “sound barrier” time.

Raven Campbell (19:24) and Jay Millman (19:24) ran the race together pushing each other to great performances. Eli Capasso (20:31), Gideon Naziri (21:45), Griffin Roberts (22:03) and Harper Mesure (27:40) completed the team.


Middle school girls back-to-back Metro Buckeye Conference champion Cheyan Sundell-Turner showed off her class in 12:37 over the two-mile course, placing fourth. Her teammate Josie DeWine crossed the finish line in 14:20.


The McKinney boys placed fifth as a team, led by Krishan Miller, breaking the middle school “sound barrier” of 12 minutes in a time of 11:57, placing 17th. Isaac Grushon placed 19th in 12:00, missing the under-12-minute goal by a hair. Ben Espinosa also came close at 12:02, placing 19th. Ethan Kneymeyer (12:30), Samuel Trelawny-Cassity (12:32), Dylon Mapes (13:39), Josh Clark (13:40), Luka Sage-Frabotta (13:59), JP Anderson (14:05), Kael Cooney (14:20), Jack Horvath (14:24), Max Lugo (15:08), Jason Kneymeyer (15:09), Liam McClean (15:21), Tallis Onfroy-Curley and Otto Cipollini (16:38) rounded out the Bulldog team.

Bulldogs at District
This past Saturday the Yellow Springs High School boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Division III district meet held at windy Cedarville University.

Our runners ran against 37 other schools, in what was the single biggest field all year. The girls squad was led by senior and four-year letter winner Jude Meekin, who was ably followed by freshman Avery Reeder and first-year runner Evelyn Potter.

The boys finished in 23rd place and were led by the senior quartet of Mark Bricker, Raven Campbell, Eli Capasso and team captain Zach Lugo, running in their final high school race. They were complemented by junior Jay Millman and underclassmen Gideon Naziri and Griffin Roberts.
None of our Bulldogs advanced to the regionals but nonetheless acquitted themselves quite well with strong efforts.
— Assistant Coach John Gudgel

VOLLEYBALL
YSHS preps for sectional final
After winning the first two rounds of the Division IV, Region 16 volleyball tournament, the YSHS girls volleyball team prepared this week for the sectional final.

The number-seven seeded Bulldogs faced number four seed, Sidney Lehman Catholic, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Covington High School. Scores were not available by press time.

In the first round, on Oct. 16, the team defeated Sidney Fairlawn 3–2 before taking on Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday, Oct. 20. That match went four sets, with the Bulldogs victorious.
After taking the first two sets, 25–15, 25–21, the Bulldogs lost a hard-fought back-and-forth third set, 30–32. However, the team rebounded to win the fourth set and clinch the victory, 25–23.
— YS News staff

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