Bexley named state champion in Division II girls soccer

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown must forfeit its girls Division II state soccer championship it won earlier this year.  Apparently a player transferred out of the district and then back in, but the proper paperwork was never filled out, making her ineligible.  Thus the OHSAA has awarded Bexely the championship.

Bexley eliminated the Wyoming girls team on penalty kicks after the game remained tied at 2 after regulation and two overtime periods.

Cleveland.com article here.


Tri-County Press - 12-23-09

Sports coverage on page 5.  Boys and girls basketball coverage and bowling preview.
Paper here.


Boys 5th, Girls 9th at Big 8 Swim Meet

The Big 8 meet is an invitation-only meet of the best swim teams across the state of Ohio. (If you want to know why it's called the Big 8 meet but includes 10 teams, please reflect on the Big 10).  The meet was held last Friday the 18th.

Big 8 meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium

TEAM SCORES 1, St. Xavier 397; 2, Centerville 385; 3, University School 380; 4, St. Charles 307; 5, Cin. Wyoming 239; 6, New Albany 151; 7, Firestone 114; 8, Mason 93; 9, Upper Arlington 68; 10, GlenOak 36.
200-yard medley relay—University School 1:36.98. 200 freestyle—Miller (St.X) 1:42.92. 200 IM—Crane (US) 1:54.41. 50 freestyle—Malone (US) 21.49. 100 butterfly—Schieman (C) 51.38. 100 freestyle—Kocher (STC) 48.40. 500 freestyle—Miller (St.X) 4:37.39. 200 freestyle relay—St. Xavier 1:27.53. 100 backstroke—Crane (US) 52.42. 100 breaststroke—Malone (US) 59.07. 400 freestyle relay—University School 3:13.26.

TEAM SCORES 1, Upper Arlington 397; 2, Bishop Watterson 324.5; 3, Ursuline 317; 4, Centerville 281; 5, Mason 247.5; 6, Hathaway Brown 162; 7, Firestone 149; 8, New Albany 137; 9, Cin. Wyoming 120; 10, GlenOak 35.
200-yard medley relay—Upper Arlington 1:49;98. 200 freestyle—McDowell (U) 1:54.49. 200 IM—Miller (F) 2:06.49. 50 freestyle—Jansen (M) 24.03. 100 butterfly—Jansen (M) 56.54. 100 freestyle—Finnegan (BW) 51.91. 500 freestyle—McDowell (U). 5:05.10 200 freestyle relay—Bishop Watterson 1:38.74. 100 backstroke—Fulcher (UA) 58.47. 100 breaststroke—Emter (M) 1:06.35. 400 freestyle relay—Bishop Watterson 3:34.35.

Next up: Wednesday December 30th at Keating Natatorium vs. St. X, University School & Fishers

Girls basketball defeats Goshen in OT

I never did find it in the Enquirer but the CHL website is reporting that the girls basketball team defeated Goshen 33-31 in overtime Monday night.  The game was tied at 26 at the end of regulation.

Next up: Monday, January 4th at home vs. Badin (JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30)

Wrestlers crush Roger Bacon, narrowly lose to Madeira

Daniel Leish led the team with two (non-forfeit) wins, including a pin.

Wyoming 60, Roger Bacon 18

112 -Lampert (W) pin King 3:21
119 -Nash (W) pin Turner 5:35
125 -Shaw (RB) pin Sagan 2:41;
130 -Gonzalez (W), forfeit;
135 -Wurtzler (RB) pin Courtney 0:40;
140 -Albers (W), forfeit;
145 -Zimmerman (W), forfeit;
152 -Leish (W) pin Ernst 1:52;
160 -Williams (W) pin Baverman 3:45;
171 -Stapleton (RB) pin Moore 4:11;
189 -Dierker (W) pin Fiorina 0:17;
215 -Burk (W) pin Thomas 1:08;
285 -Blum (W) forfeit.

Madeira 39, Wyoming 34

112 -Ibarra (M) pin 3:13 Lampert;
119 -Manzler (M) d. Nash 10-8;
125 -Williamson (M) pin 3:26 Sagan;
130 -Gonzalez (W) pin 5:05 McElroy;
135 -Walsh (M) pin Courtney 1:17;
140 -Godines (M) d. Zimmerman 3:48;
145 -Brown (M) pin Albers 1:08;
152 -Leish (W) d. Damshroder 13-3;
160 -Nymor (W), forfeit;
171 -Moore (W) pin Schneller (M) 3:34;
189 -Phelps (M) pin Dierker 3:02;
215 -Burk (W), forfeit;
285 -Blum (W), forfeit.

Next up: at Norwood Invitational on January 2nd at 9:30 AM.


Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association All-City Football Team

Congratulations to the following Cowboys who made the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association (SWOCA) All-City Football Team:

Division III/IV First Team Offense:

Kyle Seyfried, Isiah Nearor, Harry Meisner, Even Aleshire, Nick Layman

Division III/IV First Team Defense:

Jibreel Black, Tony Davis, Jacob Allsop

Thanks to Aaron Hancock for the information.

Boys basketball loses to Madeira

The boys basketball team fell to 1-2 on Saturday night with a 45-42 loss to Madeira.  In my opinion the game came down to turnovers - we simply needed to take better care of the ball and we would have won.

Kyle Seyfried led the Cowboys in scoring with 16 followed by Jacob Allsop with 11.

Next up: Monday the 28th vs. Lockland

Photo Gallery here.


Fire at Bob Lewis Stadium

There was a fire at Bob Lewis Stadium last night.  It reportedly broke out at about 9:20 PM and was under control by 10 PM.

It was under the home stands toward the north end of the stadium.

Cincinnati.com is reporting that there is $90,000 worth of damage.

I have taken pictures and am working on getting them posted.  When I do, they will be here.


Congratulations to Cowboy Enquirer All-Stars

The Wyoming Cowboys were well represented in the Cincinnati Enquirer's fall sports all-star awards.

Tennis - Division II

First Team - Ashley Berg, Tess Thoresen

Honorable Mention - Olivia Hennessy, Meredith Hennessy

Golf - Boys

First Team - Joseph Dulemba

Honorable Mention - Adam Crider, Brian Spitzig

Golf - Girls

First Team - Liz Williams

Volleyball - Division II

First Team - Emily Fraik

Honorable Mention - Tatiyana Ali

Football - Division III

Player of the Year - Kyle Seyfried

Coach of the Year - Bernie Barre

Football - Division II-VI

First Team - Harry Meisner, Nick Layman, Jibreel Black, Isaiah Nearor, Jacob Allsop

Honorable Mention - Evan Aleshire, Dillon Burk, Jared Frost, Tony Davis

Boys Soccer - Division II

First Team - Reed Jaeger

Honorable Mention - Joe Panos

Girls Soccer - Division II

Coach of the Year - Kellie Siler

First Team - Alexa Levick, Jillian Anderson

Honorable Mention - Michelle Jolson, Nikki McKee

Congratulations to all!!

** Please let me know if I missed anyone. **

PDF of all-starts here

Girls basketball downs Madeira

The girls basketball team improved its record to 3-1 last night by winning at Madeira by a score of 39-28.  The Cowboys got off to a big 24-8 halftime lead before letting Madeira make it a little interesting by closing the gap to 6 at the end of the third.  Then the girls closed it out with a 12-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Nikki McKee led the scoring with 14 points trailed by Hailee Schlager with 11.

Next up: Monday at Goshen (JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30)


Swimming article

More success at state is Wyoming's goal - Community Press article

Bowling team keeps rolling along

The Wyoming boys bowling team defeated Deer Park and now has an overall record of 4-1 and 3-0 in the CHL.  Nick Burns had the high game of 268. 

Allix Hillebrand continues to burn up the lanes for the girls with a 186 high game.  There are now enough girls to have a JV team as well. 

Coach Pollington says, "Thanks to all the team members and parents for the hard work to help get our girls JV team started."

Next up: January 4th at NCH (Colerain Bowl)

Congratulations to Larry Black, WHS '08

Larry Black, WHS '08, was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-America Team

Larry plays defensive tackle at Indiana.

Congrats Larry!!


Boys basketball defeats Mariemont

The boys basketball team, tied at 29 at the end of the first half against Mariemont, posted a 24-12 third quarter that carried them to a 68-56 victory.  (Or possibly 66-56.  The quarters in the paper are 10, 19, 24, 13.  Doesn't that add up to 56?  Although the individual players scores add up to 58-oh well, I'm pretty sure we won.)  Mariemont had been 3-0 heading into the game.  The win brings the boys record even at 1-1.

Leading the way offensively for the Cowboys was Tony Davis with 23 points.  Also chipping in double figures were Kyle Seyfried with 13, and Jacob Allsop, Jonathan Tighe and Chris Campbell scoring 10 each.

Next up: Saturday at home vs. Madeira (freshmen at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30)

Photo gallery here.


Girls swimming team beats Seton, Lakota East, Lakota West

The girls swimming team won a four way meet Saturday night – Wyoming 156, Seton 147, Lakota East 120, Lakota West 76.

Wyoming winners:

200 MR – 1:54.48
200 Free – Laura Henkel – 2:05.27
200 IM – Claire Gilbert – 2:19.52
50 Free – Celia Oberholzer – 26.30
100 Fly – Rachel Theiler – 1:04.80
100 Back – Celia Oberholzer – 1:01.96
100 Breast – Claire Gilbert – 1:11.05

Next up: this Friday the 18th at the prestigious Firestone Big Eight Meet in Canton.

Boys swimming beats Elder, Lakota East and Lakota West

The boys swimming team won a four way meet Saturday night – Wyoming 210, Elder 112, Lakota East 94, Lakota West 56.

Wyoming winners:

200 MR – 1:42.23
200 Free – Pat Dierker – 1:54.06
200 IM – AJ Burt – 2:04.80
50 Free – Zach Fischer – 21.82
100 Fly – Eric Lethander – 57.83
100 Free – Owen Dunbar – 49.78
500 Free – Brennen Burt – 5:23.08
200 FR – 1:32.55
100 Back – Zach Fischer – 53.88
100 Breast – AJ Burt – 1:03.19
400 FR – 3:28.81

Next up: this Friday the 18th at the prestigious Firestone Big Eight Meet in Canton.

Girls basketball tops Reading

The girls basketball team improved its record to 2-1 last night with a 63-39 victory over Reading.

Sophomore Michelle Jolson led the scoring with 16 points, followed by juniors Nikki McKee with 14 and Hailee Schlager with 11.

Next up: Friday the 18th at Madeira.

Photo gallery here.


Boys basketball opens with loss at Reading

The boys basketball team started the season last night with a 43-39 loss at Reading.  Reading is now 3-0 on the season.  Jacob Allsop led the Cowboys with 14 points, with Kyle Seyfried adding 10 and Tony Davis 9.

The Roundup is assuming that both the boys and girls basketball teams will be a little slow out of the blocks this year as both teams got late starts practicing because of the very successful, and thus long, seasons for girls soccer and football.

Next up: Home vs. Mariemont on Monday. (Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:30)

Photo gallery here.


Boys Bowling wins again

The Wyoming boys bowling team is now 3-1 overall and remains 2-0 in the CHL with a win over Sycamore yesterday.  Joe Meier led the Cowboys again to victory with a 226 and the team had their highest Baker game to date of 224. 

Don't know what a Baker game is?  Neither did the Roundup.  The internet knows.

Allix Hillebrand led the girls with a 160 high game. "I am really proud how our girls team is working hard and it shows with increased scores each match," said Coach Pollington.

Next up is Deer Park at home (Brentwood Bowl) on Monday at 4.  The Norwood game (originally scheduled for Thursday) is being rescheduled until January due to exams.

Photo gallery here.


Tri-County Press - 12-9-09

For sports coverage see pages 6-8.  Issue here.

Kory Wiita

Sara Kraner asked the Roundup to share these links about a football player in Northeast Ohio who was paralyzed during a game in late October.

Highland football player Wiita suffers spinal injury

Highland’s Kory Wiita undergoes ‘successful’ surgery
Linking to this article doesn't seem to work but here is the URL: http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2009/11/03/highlands-kory-wiita-undergoes-%e2%80%98successful%e2%80%99-surgery/

Football Player Put Back on Ventilator

Kory's web site

Girls basketball loses to Indian Hill

The girls basketball team lost to Indian Hill last night 60-29. 

Wyoming (1-1, 1-1) - Streeter 2 0 4, Jolson 2 1 5, Fraik 4 0 8, McKee 4 2 10, Marck 1 0 2. Totals 13 3 29.

Next up: Home Saturday night against Reading. (JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30)

Photo gallery here.

Wrestlers win one, drop one at Norwood Tri

Wyoming winners listed.

Wyoming 48, Norwood 28

112 - Josh Lampert FF
119 - Brian Anderson FF
130 - Corbin Guggenheim FF
135 - Mikey Gonzales pin. King, 1:32
140 - Daniel Zimmerman pin. Owens, 1:14
160 -Neal Williams FF
215 - Larson Graham FF
285 - Adam Blum pin. Jackson, 1:42

Ross 57, Wyoming 16

125 - Marquis Nash dec. Engel, 21-9
160 - Neal Williams pin. Bowman, 3:09
285 - Adam Blum pin. Allen, 3:25.

Next up: Saturday the 19th - Coaches Classic


Girls Swim Team beats Mt. Notre Dame, Boys lose (close) to Moeller

Tuesday at the Powell-Crosley Y the girls swim team beat Mt. Notre Dame 88-82.  The boys narrowly lost to Moeller 86-84.

Girls winners:
200 IM - Claire Gilbert - 2:20.82
50 Free - Abby Gibbons - 26.70
100 Fly - Rachel Theiler - 1:05.92
100 Free - Abby Gibbons - 1:00.33
500 Free - Laura Henkel - 5:39.51
200 Free Relay -  - 1:48.92
100 Breast - Claire Gilbert - 1:12.11

Boys winners:
50 Free - Owen Dunbar - 23.36
100 Free - Zach Fischer - 49.98
100 Back - Zach Fischer - 55.90
200 Medley Relay -  - 1:41.05
400 Free Relay -  - 3:23.32


Girls 9th, Boys tied for 14th at Mason Invitational

The Girls Swim Team finished 9th of 14 teams at the Mason Invitational on Saturday.  Mariah Akinbi took the 100 Breast Stroke with a time of 1:09.88.  The boys came in tied for 14th out of a field of 17. 

Wrestling team takes 4th at Roger Bacon duals

The wrestling team beat Roger Bacon 66-12 and Norwood 48-22 to take 4th place the Roger Bacon duals yesterday.

Girls Hoops team starts off with a win

The girls basketball team started the season with a win yesterday at Mariemont, 51-22.  Junior Nikki McKee led the scoring 19 points, followed by senior Sudy Graham with 12 and sophomore Michelle Jolson with 11.

Next up: Varsity at home Wednesday night vs. Indian Hill (no JV game)

Boys Bowling now 2-0 in CHL

Joe Meier led the way to another boys victory over Reading (2,530-2,110) which has the boys team 2-0 in CHL.

Next up: Boys and Girls home (Brentwood Bowl) this Thursday vs. Sycamore

Indian Hill Football DVD's

Good news - If you bought an Indian Hill football DVD it will be available at the Fall Sports Awards (Part Deux) on Tuesday night.  See Scott Kadish.  If you bought one but won't be there call Scott at 403-3192 to arrange transfer. 

Better news - There are extra copies so if you didn't reserve one it's not too late.  See or call Scott.


Tri-County Press - 12-2-09

Football coverage on pages 1 and 9.  Boys basketball preview on page 10.

Issue here.


Fall Senior Night Photos

I don't know if it was the excitement of the Indian Hill football game or my basic lack of ability with flash, but the attached photo gallery has some pretty bad photos of seniors and their parents: out of focus, red eyes, etc.  My only thought is that if this is the only photo you have, it might be better than nothing.  Maybe.  If you make it very, very small.  Anyway, here they are.

The worst were these two, in which I somehow managed to get the wrong parents with the senior.  ?!?

Photo gallery here.

Black, Seyfried All-State Players of the Year

Jibreel Black and Kyle Seyfried have been named by the AP as All-State co-offensive and co-defensive players of the year for Division III.  In addition, Harry Meisner was named to the First Team All-State Offense and Evan Aleshire to the Second Team All-State Offense.

Jibreel was named All-State Defensive Player of the Year along with Travis Jackson of DeSales.

Kyle was named All-State Offenseive Player of the Year along with Braylon Heard of Youngstown Mooney.

Harry was named to the First Team All-State Offense as an End.

Evan was named to the Second Team All-State Offense also as an End.

Congratulations to all!!

Bowling team kicks off season

The boys varsity and JV bowling teams started the season with wins at Reading on Monday.  An inexperienced girls team lost but did better than expected.  Joe Meier led the boys team with a 481 series.

Both the boys and girls lost to Glen Este on Tuesday.  Nick Burns had the high series for the boys with a 439.

Coach Pollington said that the girls team is still looking for members, no experience needed.

Next up: Home (Brentwood Bowl) against Reading Thursday at 4.  They'd love to have some folks show up and cheer them on!


Vote for Alexa!!

Go here and vote for Alexa Levick to be LaRosa's MVP.

Awards night set for Football, Cheerleading and Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer, Cheerleading and Football awards night will be on Tuesday, December 8th at 7 PM in the Auditorium.

CHL Cheer Classic Results

Congratulations to the following Wyoming cheerleaders for their success in the Varsity competition at the 6th annual CHL Cheer Classic held at Finneytown High School.

Jump Off

Brittany Lind - 1st place
Deidre Shelton - 2nd place

Tumble Off

Abby Markowitz - 3rd place


Former Cowboy Brett Baker in the news

Former Cowboy Brett Baker is playing football for Mount Union, which is currently playing in the Division III playoffs.  (College football playoffs?  I didn't think that was possible).

Last line of the article reads (in part), "Brett Baker (St. Marys/St. Marys Memorial) got the final interception of the day and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown and the 62-14 final."

Full article here.

DeSales game photos

TriStateFootball photo gallery here.


Record setting football season comes to an end

Wyoming's record-setting football season came to an end Friday night at Dayton Welcome Stadium in a 24-7 loss to Columbus St. Francis DeSales in the state semi-finals.

The game was a defensive struggle most of the night, remaining at just 3-0 in DeSales' favor until 5:00 left in the third quarter.  In my opinion, the final score overstates the difference in the game.  We were down inside their 20 at the end of the first half but didn't come away with any points.  We also drove down to the DeSales 10 yard line late in the fourth quarter before turning the ball over.  Finally, DeSales' third touchdown was on a fourth and one and their QB was pretty obviously pushed over the goal line by their running back (see below as the RB reaches out to do so), which is illegal (although rarely called - see here for Reggie Bush famously pushing Matt Leinart into the end zone in the USC-Notre Dame game from a few years ago).  I'm not crying foul.  They are an excellent football team and outgained us 339-252.  They were the better team Friday night. The score just seems to overstate the difference.

Coach Barre told the players after the game that it will take time for the pain to subdue, but when it does they will look back with pride on an outstanding season: the team was 13-1, won the CHL championship, the Regional championship and set the record for the most wins by a Wyoming High School football team (eclipsing the old mark by 2). 

They say that sport builds character.  It also reveals it.  One of the privileges of being down on the field is being able to see and hear the interactions: players, coaches and referees.  In the face of this heartbreaking loss, it was wonderful to see the reaction of the team - through the sadness they reached out to and comforted one another.  Those bonds of friendship and camaraderie will remain strong long after the pain of this loss has subsided.

Congratulations to the players and Coach Barre and his staff.

Enquirer article and photo gallery here.

TriStateFootball photo gallery here.
Photo gallery here.


Final Score - DeSales 24-Cowboys 7

Live blogging from the game tonight

We want everyone to come to the game tonight and cheer on the Cowboys.  But for anyone who might be, for example, out of the country, we will post live updates from Welcome Stadium tonight.

Tri-County Press 11-25-09

More great WHS sports coverage in this week's Tri-County Press.  Football on the cover and page six, girls basketball preview on page seven.



Alternate Route Home Friday Night

For anyone who didn't make the game last Friday, the drive home was VERY slow. Greg Sagan has offered the following:

This is an alternate route home that I have taken many times when I-75 south gets backed up. It gets you back on I-75 just south of Solid Rock Church. If I see the road construction signs on the way up, this is the way I am coming home.

1. I-75 S toward Cincinnati - 6.7 mi
2. Take exit 44 for OH-725 toward Centerville - 0.3 mi
3. Turn left at Miamisburg Centerville Rd - 0.3 mi
4. Take the right onto OH-741 S/Springboro Pike. Continue to follow OH-741 S - 14.4 mi
5. Turn right at OH-63 W - 3.1 mi
6. Turn left to merge onto I-75 S toward Cincinnati - 14.6 mi


Sending the team off in style

From: Kathy Harper, Cheerleading Coach:

The Wyoming Cowboys will receive a police escort to lead the bus off to the game on Friday.

We want to pass the word for everyone (students, parents, faculty, etc.) to get to the parking lot at 4:30 with signs, pom-poms, cowbells and lots of noise makers.

We need everyone to be there ... want to have a huge line along the entire driveway giving the Cowboys a great send off as the team heads out with the escort to play in the state semi-final game.


Southwest All-District Football – Black and Seyfried Players of the Year

Wyoming swept the Southwest District Player of the Year honors with senior defensive lineman Jibreel Black being named Defensive Player of the Year and junior quarterback Kyle Seyfried Offensive Player of the Year.

Here is a complete listing of Cowboys named Southwest All-District:

On offense:
Evan Aleshire – first team
Harry Meisner – first team
Kyle Seyfried – first team
Nick Layman – second team

On defense:
Jibreel Black – first team
Jacob Allsop – second team
Isiah Nearor – second team
Tony Davis – Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all!

Cincinnati.com article here.

Levick first team, Anderson second team all-state

Seniors Alexa Levick and Jillian Anderson have been named Division II all-state by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.

Alexa, a keeper, was named to the first team.

Jillian, a midfielder, was named to the second team.

Congratulations to both!

Link to complete list here.

Friday Tailgate

From football moms "M" and "S":

Calling all Cowboy fans to come to Dayton Welcome Stadium on Friday at 7:30PM to cheer the Cowboys on to victory at the state football semi-finals. They will be playing Columbus St. Francis DeSales Stallions. Our team has come so far and done so well this season. Our support really helps them.

to begin at 5:00 p.m.
in the parking lot of
Welcome Stadium!

Lets go LOUD and PROUD to Dayton and show the Stallions how we do football in the Southwest region of Ohio! More thunder sticks will be available!! Gatorade bottles filled with beads or pennies make great noisemakers. Remember we're loud for our defense, quiet for our offense.

Bring your family and friends out to the game for an exciting evening of football.


Football State Semifinals Tickets

Tickets this week will be $8 pre sale and $10 at the gate. Tickets will be sold at school Tuesday afternoon until 3:00 PM. Tickets will also be sold in the cafeteria Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. They will also be sold Friday morning in the cafeteria at the team breakfast from 9 AM until noon.

Another place and time to buy tickets:

Susie Fegelman who runs "Wyoming on the Avenue" at 504 Wyoming Ave. will be selling tickets to the game at her store on Wednesday all day from 10am to 4pm.

Stop in there and get your tickets and pick up some spirit wear while you are there. Tickets are once again $8 for everyone, regardless of age. $10 at the gate if you don't get pre sale tickets.

The game is at Welcome Stadium and we are visitors again so we park on the same side, same lot, D.

If we win this week, we will play Friday morning at 11 AM on December 4th at Massillon High School in Northeast Ohio.

Cowboys beat Shawnee 14-7, win Regional Championship

Wyoming beat Springfield Shawnee 14-7 last night at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, thereby winning the Regional Championship and advancing to the State semi-finals next Friday. Our opponent will be Columbus St. Francis DeSales, and the likely venue is (again) Welcome Stadium.

They say that for a team to be great, it has to be able to win when it doesn't play its best. Thanks primarily to the defense, that's what happened Friday night.

The offense moved the ball, racking up 343 yards of total offense. It just had difficulty sealing the deal. In the second quarter we drove down to the Shawnee 19 before fumbling the ball away, and at the end of the quarter were down to the seven when the clock ran out. In the third quarter we drove down to the 10, but subsequently had a Joe Panos field goal attempt blocked. In the fourth quarter, we drove down to the 15 before turning the ball over on downs.

We enjoyed great field position early, with Harry Meisner's 35 yard opening kickoff return setting up the offense just short of the midfield. However that drive ended four plays later with a turnover. The defense held Shawnee to a three and out, and a six yard Jonathan Tighe punt return gave us the ball at Shawnee's 44. Three Isiah Nearor runs and Kyle Seyfried passes of 18 yards to Harry and 12 yards to Evan Aleshire got us to fourth and one at the seven yard line. The coaches showed confidence in the offense and were rewarded by a 7 yard TD pass from Kyle to Isiah with 5:15 left in the first quarter. Isiah was hit at about the first down marker but broke the tackle and went into the end zone standing up.

(Isiah scores.  Mr. Overbey makes the call.)

As for the defense, it allowed Shawnee just four plays on our half of the field during the first two quarters. Shawnee's opening drive of the second half was a nine play drive that covered 40 yards, but the defense rose up and held them on a fourth and five at our 31 yard line. The next time Shawnee had the ball, Tony Davis caused a fumble which was recovered by Michael Travers at the Shawnee 31.

On Shawnee's next possession, they mounted their best drive of the night, a 12 play, 68 yard drive (aided by a 15 yard Wyoming penalty) but again, the defense held, forcing an incomplete pass on fourth and three from our twelve.

Shawnee finally got on the scoreboard on their next drive. They started at our 35 and immediately lost 7 yards. Then their quarterback dropped back to pass, scrambled free to the back side of the play and lofted a pass that was caught and taken down to the one for a 41 yard gain. Shawnee scored the next play. The game was tied with 8:24 to go in the fourth.

Now the pressure was back on the offense. After having managed to gain just 16 yards in 3 second half possessions, we got the ball back at our 36, thanks to a nice 28 yard kickoff return by Phillip Schuholz. Kyle dropped backed to pass, made a pump fake and threw it deep.

I have no idea what happened at that point because the Dayton Welcome security personnel were pretty strict as to where hangers on could stand. Therefore I saw nothing further. However, I read in the paper this morning that Spencer Herbst caught the pass and ran it in for a 64 yard touchdown. Twenty seconds had elapsed since Shawnee's score.

Here is a picture of Spencer celebrating at the end of the game.
He probably looked similarly happy after catching a 64 yard TD pass,
but we can only speculate about that.

After we drove down to the 15 but couldn't produce any points, Shawnee had one last chance, with 54.2 seconds left on the clock. They made two first downs before Max Kadish intercepted a pass and returned it 19 yards to close the door for good.

Kyle took a knee to run the last 1.5 seconds off the clock. The defense had not allowed Shawnee out of their half of the field after the touchdown. It allowed Shawnee just 192 yards on the night.  The defense was led by Jibreel Black and Tony Davis, who were each credited with 6.5 tackles.

Kyle was 18 for 26 on the night, but two or three of those incompletions were him spiking the ball toward the end of the first half to stop the clock. He threw for 243 yards and both touchdowns.

The win brings the team to 13-0, extending the record for most wins in a season which was set last week at 12.

Our Athletic Director, Jim Barre, often mentions how important senior leadership is for the success of any team.  Here are the football seniors waiting to accept the Regional Championship trophy.

Andrew Kraner, Dillon Burk, Alex Etler, Spencer Herbst, Harry Meisner, Evan Aleshire, Isiah Nearor, Jibreel Black, Jared Frost, Nick Layman, Jacob Allsop, Broderick Williams, James Edwards, Oliver Jawwaad

With some folks out of town for Thanksgiving next week, we're going to need everyone around to make a special effort to get out to the game and support the Cowboys.

(Hi Grace.)

Enquirer article with photo gallery here.

OHSAA state football bracket here.

Photo gallery here.
  • A note on the affy.smugmug.com photo galleries. These galleries are offered as a service to the Wyoming community by the Boosters. You are free to download the pictures there at no cost for your private use. Feel free to e-mail the Roundup if you have any difficulty doing so.


Wyoming Football History

We all know that Coach Bernie Barre won his 300th game recently, but did you know that he is 10th on the all-time Ohio wins list?  Neither did the Roundup.

There is a great Wyoming football history primer on the CHL website.  (I can't figure out how to link to a specific post there so you may have to scroll down.  Look for "Wyoming Football History.")


Cowboys win 14-7

Max Kadish intercepts - 1.5 seconds left

Cowboys go up 14-7 on Seyfried to Herbst bomb - 8:04 left

Shawnee ties game at 7 with 8:24 left

Cowboys maintain lead

Shawnee got down to our 12 at the end of the quarter but we held them on

Cowboys lead 7-0 at half

Despite getting inside the 20 twice we couldn't push it over the goal line.
Once we turned the ball over and the clock ran out on our next drive when
we were inside the 5.

End of first quarter - Cowboys 7 Shawnee 0

Isiah Nearor scored on a pass from Kyle Seyfried. Joe Panos kick.

Spring Sports Sign Ups at Rec Center - tomorrow from 10 AM - Noon

Spring sport sign ups at the Rec Center are tomorrow, November 21st, from 10 AM to noon.

See City Manger Bob Harrison's blog entry here.

See Recreation Times here.

Soccer All-Southwest Honors

Congratulations to these Wyoming soccer athletes for making All-Southwest.

Alexa Levick

Jillian Anderson

Michelle Jolson

Nikki McKee (Honorable Mention)

Reed Jaeger

Joe Panos

Announcement here.