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As the lone Yellow Springs High School representative to run at the state track meet in Columbus on Saturday, June 6, Brock GunderKline finished 10th in the 800-meter run in 1:59.4. That time was a tad slower than the personal record of 1:58.95 he set at the regional meet the previous weekend, but GunderKline beat David Curtin, the Cincinnati Hills runner who finished ahead of him at regionals, and earned a laudable spot in his event as the tenth fastest Div. III runner in Ohio.
Yellow Springs Soccer, Inc., a non-profit organization which promotes the enhancement of soccer in the Yellow Springs community, will host the third annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp this summer. The soccer camp will be held June 22–26 at the boys’ soccer practice field located behind the Yellow Springs High School.
More than 60 area youth kicked off the 2009 Yellow Springs Youth Baseball Minor League season this past weekend. In the season opener Friday, June 5, the Pirates outlasted the Dragons 16–11 in a game that saw both teams pound out 25 hits.
The McKinney School and Yellow Springs High School girls basketball program is offering open gym sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. The sessions began Tuesday, June 23, and are open to any middle and high school girls interested in playing basketball.
Perry League, Yellow Springs’ T-ball program, opens its 2009 season Friday night, June 5, 6:30 p.m. at Gaunt Park. The village’s non-competitive beginners baseball program is open to girls and boys ages 2–9. Two- and three-year-olds are welcome if accompanied on the diamond by an adult.
Registration is still open for the Street Fair Shootout 3on3 basketball tournament during the Yellow Springs Street Fair on Saturday, June 13, at the Bryan Community Center outdoor courts. There are girls and boys divisions for grade school (up to 6th grade), middle school (7-8th) and high school (9-12th) players.
For the YSHS girls team at the Division III regional track meet on Friday, the 4×200 relay finished seventh in 1:48.66, with Ryder Comstock, Elizabeth Gonder, Brenda Jones and Melodie Wright. The same girls came in eighth in the 4×400 in 4:23.03.
“That’s the fastest I’ve ever run that one,” Brock GunderKline said, still out of breath from hitting third place and a personal record in the 800-meter run at the Div. III regional track meet on Friday, May 29. “Vince just told me to stay steady with the pack and use my kick at the end. It worked!”
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Competing in blustery, rain-swept conditions, the Bulldogs boys track team put forth a solid effort at the London tri-meet on Tuesday, April 21, to come in second with 59 points. London won the meet with 93 points, and Fairbanks took third with 15.5.