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The Yellow Springs High School Varsity Volleyball team was the Metro Buckeye Conference champ this season, with a conference record of 7–1. from left, front row: #11 Ariana Robertson, #3 Adeline Zinger, #5 Chloe Bayard, #8 Violet Babb and #9 Ru Robertson. Back row: Head Coach Phil Renfro, Assistant Coach Tracy Clark, #14 Lacey Longshaw, #4 Vivian Bryan, #10 Ella Laws, #2 Malayna Buster, #16 Hannah Parker, #13 Josephine Zinger and Assistant Coach Stephanie Zinger. (Submitted photo by Michael Knemeyer)

Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Oct. 27, 2022

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Bulldogs are season champs

The Bulldogs’ conference record stands at 7–1 at the end of the regular season, making Yellow Springs the conference champ this year. The Bulldogs share the victory with Dayton Christian, whose conference record is also 7–1.

In postseason play, the team faced a defeat against Covington on Tuesday, Oct. 18, falling 0–3.

The loss brought the team’s season record to 15–8.


Sundell-Turner headed to regionals

For the fourth consecutive year, senior Cheyan Sundell-Turner qualified for the regional cross-country meet that will take place this Saturday, Oct 29, 11:45 a.m., at Troy Memorial Stadium.

Sundell-Turner finished in 16th place at the district meet on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Cedarville University. Senior Josie DeWine ended her four-year career with a fine time of 24:00 over the 5000-meter course. Ninth-graders Rebecca DeWine and Sasi Drees-Johnson completed a great first year while also competing at the district meet.

The YSHS boys team finished in 24th place out of 38 teams at the district meet. Sophomore Isaac Lewis and ninth-grader Kyle Johnston were the lead runners for the Bulldogs. Kyle Raymer, Kael Cooney, Arthur Devore and Evan Galarza competed well in the windy and warm conditions.

The McKinney Middle School teams ended their season at the Young’s Invitational, where they competed in cold, frigid, rainy and windy conditions. The boys team finished in seventh place out of 23 teams. Eighth-grader Wills Oberg once again led the pack in a fine time of 12:52 and was ably supported by seventh-graders Alex Lewis, Matteo Chaiten, Oshri Paschal, Oskar Dennis, Cooper Folck, Maddox Buster, Orion Sage-Frabotta and Graham Turnmire. The eighth-grade trio of Donovan Cooney, Jaden Douglass and Charlie Carr provided strong leadership and experience in contributing to the overall success of the Bulldogs last Tuesday.

The McKinney girls team once again showed their Bulldog pride with strong finishes in the field of 124 runners. Sierra Sundell-Turner, Violet Matteson, Elise Bongorno and Bella Thomas competed admirably after having won the MBC League meet four days earlier.

Coach Isabelle commented that this was one of the most successful seasons, with minimal injuries and a record number of runners on the roster. Josie DeWine and Sundell-Turner are the only graduating runners and set a fine example of dedication and leadership during their four-year tenure.
—Coach John Gudgel


Bulldogs headed to district finals

The Bulldogs headed into postseason division play with aplomb, racking up wins against Middletown Christian, 13–0 on Monday, Oct. 17; Tri-County North, 10–0, on Thursday, Oct. 20; and Emmanuel Christian, 6–0, on Monday, Oct. 24.

The Bulldogs will advance to district finals on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., facing off against Botkins High School at Trotwood-Madison High School. Tickets for the tournament match are available online at ohsaa.org/tickets.

The team’s season record stands at 17–1–2, with a conference record of 3–1–0. The Bulldogs trailed Legacy Christian following their only defeat this year, and stand second in the Metro Buckeye Conference for the season.

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