Girls tennis sweeps Deer Park

The girls tennis team beat Deer Park 5-0 last night.  Singles winners were Madison Bourbon, Tess Thoresen and Stefani Zorn.  By the way - Tess won one of her sets without giving up a single point.  Doubles winners were Shannon Forsythe-Stella Fischer and Kate Bucher-Rachael Montgomery.

Next up: State Tennis Team Match is scheduled for Monday October 5th at 4:00 at HOME (A-field courts near the bank). We play Oakwood (from Dayton). They beat us in a regular season match 4-1, but it was extremely close and our team is looking forward to taking them on again.

Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to Wyoming's athletes of the week:

Tony Davis: Football: 12 Tackles in the 31-3 victory over Maderia. Outstanding game.

Emily Stites: Girls Cross Country: 12th place at Troy Invitational.

Volleyball rips Reading in Volley for the Cure Match

The Wyoming volleyball teams beat Reading last night.  The JV lead off with a 2-0 win. Then, during the varsity match the Volleyboys from Wyoming beat the Volleyboys from Reading 10-8 behind the game saving serves of James Edwards.  Finally the Varsity completed the sweep 25-21, 24-26, 25-9 and 25-20. 

The varsity is now 8-4.

Next up: At Madeira this Thursday (JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7)

Photo gallery here

Boys soccer downs Deer Park

The boys soccer team beat Deer Park last night 4-2.  Scoring goals for the Cowboys were Nathan Meisner and Jamie Meranus with one each and Joe Panos with a pair.  The team is now 3-2-4.

Next up: Boys-Girls Varsity double-header tonight at home with the boys leading off at 5:30 vs. Lebanon and the girls following at 7 against Deer Park.

Girls soccer ranked 3rd in state!

See poll here.

Also, per the Enquirer, Alexa Levick leads all Cincinnati-area keepers with 9 shutouts on the year.  That's all keepers, boys and girls, all Divisions.

Next up: Boys-Girls Varsity double-header tonight at home with the boys leading off at 5:30 vs. Lebanon and the girls following at 7 against Deer Park.


Latest Enquirer Polls out

Latest Enquirer polls out here.

All teams in the top 6 - girls soccer #1!!

WHS Athletes of the Week - Week 4

Adam Crider: Boys Golf team - shot a 37 from the back tees at Kenwood to help beat St. X 160-161.

Tess Thoresen: Girls Tennis team - Tess has been an anchor for the girls varsity tennis team by delivering 15 wins in 16 matches, playing both second and third singles.
The Roundup apologizes to the Athletes of the Week for weeks 1-3 for not noting their achievements previously.  Congratulations to you all.
Week 1 - Evan Aleshire-Football, Brooke Smith, Bonnie Grace-Girls Soccer

Week 2 - Michelle Jolson-Girls Soccer, Joe Dulumbo-Boys Golf, Isiah Nearer- Football

Week 3 - Kyle Seyfried-Football, Liz Williams-Girls Golf, Sammy Schwartz-Girls Cross Country


Wyoming CC Girls 4th, Boys 5th, at Troy Invitational

The Wyoming Cross Country Teams traveled to the Troy Invitational to compete on September 26. The Girls team captured 4th out of 10 teams, and the Boys team finished 5th out of 11 teams.

The Girls team was led by sophomore Emily Stites, who finished 12th in 21:35. Also scoring for the Cowboys were freshman Sammy Schwartz in 21:44, freshman Amelia Irvine in 21:56, sophomore Noel DeMott in 22:29, and sophomore Olivia Schneider 23:06.

"I was happy with the way the girls performed," said Head Coach Dan Flaute. "Our young runners continue to improve week to week."

The Boys team was led by senior Patrick Ammerman, who finished 15th in the 5k race in 18:20. Also scoring for the Cowboys were sophomore Seth Gold in 18:23, junior Mike Sagan in 18:39, senior Evan Cheshire in 18:52, and senior John Colton in 18:53.

"The Boys team showed improvement this week," explained Flaute. "Patrick ran his first race in a month, and looked in control the entire way. Seth Gold worked extremely hard in the offseason, and is seeing the results of his effort, running another PR and improving over a minute from the time he ran at this meet last season."

The teams next compete Saturday at the Fairmont Invitational in Kettering.


Football team beats Mariemont 31-3, goes to 5-0

Immediately prior to the game last night, Mariemont's PA announcer asked for everyone to observe a moment of silence to recognize the passing of Bob Lewis, a nice tribute, I thought, to someone associated with the visiting team.

The offense was a little sluggish coming out of the gate.  It went punt-fumble-punt on the first three possessions, including giving Mariemont the ball at our 21. 

Luckily, the defense was lights out, and I mean LIGHTS OUT.  For example, when Mariemont had 21 yards to go for a touchdown after our turnover, they instead took four plays to go -2 yards.

We substituted freely on both sides of the ball in the fourth quarter, but check out these defensive statistics during the first three quarters.  Mariemont had the ball 10 times.  They gained a total of 31 yards and got 2 first downs.  And we turned them over three times with Adam Chalmers intercepting two passes and Tommy Campbell recovering a fumble.  Even when you take their QB's negative rushing yardage out, we held them to 1.4 yards per carry. 

The offense came alive after its slow start, scoring on four of its next five possessions. Kyle Seyfried threw one TD pass to Evan Aleshire and two to Harry Meisner. A potential fourth ended up just short as Jonathan Tighe caught a pass and was only able to get down to the three yard line as the clock ran down to :01 left in the first half.  Coach Barre called for a field goal and Joe Panos converted the 20 yard attempt (and was four for four on PAT's).

The other scoring came on a scintilating 82 yard punt return by Max Kadish in the 2nd quarter.

Kyle ended up 16-28 for 187 yards and three touchdowns. That gives him 1,239 passing yards on the season. To put that in perspective, the QB who is 2nd in yardage in the CHL is Patrick McClanahan of Madeira, with 545 yards. The three leading receivers in the CHL are Evan Aleshire, Harry Meisner and Jonathan Tighe.

Photo gallery here

Next up: Madeira at home (yeah!) next Friday at 7:30 PM


Girls volleyball downs Mariemont 3-0

The girls volleyball team defeated Mariemont 3-0 last night.  They won 26-24, 25-19 and 26-24.

Next up: Tomorrow at Little Miami (Freshmen at 10 AM, JV at 11, varisty at noon)

Boys soccer ties Mariemont

The boys soccer team tied Mariemont in a makeup game at Mariemont last night 1-1.  Reed Jaeger scored the lone goal for the Cowboys.

Next up: Tomrrow at Seven Hills (JV at 1, Varsity at 3)


Former Wyoming Coach Bob Lewis passes away

Wyoming Athletic Director Jim Barre relayed the news today that former Wyoming Coach Bob Lewis died this morning at the age of 83.  Wyoming's stadium, as you can see on the scoreboard above, is named after Coach Lewis.

Coach Lewis began a 23 year run as Wyoming's head football coach in 1956.  He led the team that first year to an 8-1 record, an amazing turn around from 1-6-2 the year before. 

The 1962 team was a particular high point, not allowing a point to be scored against it all season.  It also started a three year streak of going 10-0.  Coach Lewis started running the option in the early 60's, one of the first Cincinnati coaches to do so.

The mid-seventies were another time of great success for the Coach Lewis-led Cowboys.  Wyoming was Class AA state runner-up in 1975 and state champion in 1977.

His Wyoming career coaching stats astound.  His overall record was 198-21-7, meaning that he averaged less than one loss per season for those 23 years.  He never had a losing season and had 11 seasons where his team went undefeated.  Lewis is one of just three coaches at Wyoming over the last 53 years.  One other, current head coach Bernie Barre, played for Lewis.

He left a bigger legacy than just wins, however.  Jim Barre, who along with his brother played for Coach Lewis, stated, "Personally, he was my history teacher, football coach and athletic director.  Those are the three things I have done in my career.  He had quite an impact on my life.  I followed those career paths because of him."

Coach Lewis had a terrifically successful coaching career after Wyoming as well.  He led Conner to the 1980 Kentucky Class AAA state finals, losing to Franklin-Simpson.  As with the Cowboys, he returned soon thereafter and avenged the loss.  He led his team to the state championship three years later by this time beating Franklin-Simpson for the state championship.

Lewis' career coaching record is 270-55-8.  He is a member of the Wyoming High School Hall of Fame, the LaRosa's High School Hall of Fame, and the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

The school will hold a memorial service at the high school on Sunday, October 4th at 2 PM.

The Roundup encourages those who knew Coach Lewis to leave comments below.  (Please be aware that comments are moderated, so that they won't immediately post.)

Tri-County Press 9-23-09

More good coverage of Wyoming athletics.

Check it out here

Wyoming [girls soccer] still without blemish

Nice Community Press article about the girls soccer team here.

UPDATE: Response to Comment - The article actually does mention Bonnie Grace, a midfielder.  However, here are all the midfielders, per the roster: Olivia Magnotta, Jillian Anderson, Jane Streeter, Celia Klug, Bonnie Grace, Mary Tess Irvine, Kelli Edwards, Whitney Mangas, Hailee Schlager

Girls soccer overcomes Finneytown, mud for 1-0 victory

The Wyoming girls soccer team moved its record to 10-0-2 with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night at Finneytown's McNulty Stadium.  Michelle Jolson scored the only goal of the game and Alexa Levick was credited with 4 saves.

The defense (led my Nikki McKee) and keepers Alexa Levick and Paige Weinstein have been putting on quite a show so far.  Out of our 12 games, nine have been shutouts.  We've given up 1 goal twice and 2 goals once.  Four goals in 12 games comes out to a goal every third game (by my math).  Impressive.

Next up: Varsity/JV double headers - The girls play Deer Park at home next Wednesday at 7 PM.  The boys varsity makes up a game against Lebanan immediately prior to that at 5:30 PM (JV will play two at Summit Country Day, girls at 4:30 PM, boys at 6).

Game photos here

Wyoming Varsity Girls Tennis sweeps Finneytown

Wyoming won all five tennis matches yesterday. The rainy weather forced the Cowboys to play the Finneytown Wildcats indoors. The match scores in singles were: Ashley Berg 6-0, 6-0; Tess Thoresen 6-0, 6-0; Meredith Hennessy 6-1, 6-0; and in doubles Stella Fischer-Shannon Forsythe 6-0, 6-0; Kate Bucher-Rachael Montgomery 6-1, 6-1.

Next Up: The GCTCA Coaches Classic Tournament today at 3:00 and Saturday in Anderson. Wyoming plays in Flight "B" which includes the following schools: Seven Hills, St. Ursula-A, Loveland-A, Summit, Anderson, and Turpin.

Australian Rules Football

If you want to take a stroll down memory lane to the early days of ESPN, the Australian Rules Football (often referred to as "Footy") Grand Final will be televised this Friday night/Saturday morning.  Things will start Friday night at 11:30 PM on ESPN Classic with the pre-match ceremony.  This typically includes (Aussie) celebrities and the singing of "Waltzing Matilda" and "Advance Australia Fair."

The game telecast begins an hour later (that's my way of avoiding trying to remember if that's 12:30 AM or PM - I think AM) and then there's a half hour Trophy Presentation ceremony at 3:30 AM (got that one).  Worth a Tivo-ing or DVR-ing if you want to broaden your sports horizons. 

The game itself will pit the St. Kilda Saints vs. the Geelong Cats.  I know - who's the marketing genius that came up with that nickname for St. Kilda?

Here's a YouTube video promoting Footy if you aren't familiar with it.

Did you know that Cincinnati has an Aussie Rules team, the Cincinnati Dockers?

Here's a brief explanation of the rules from the Dockers' web site.

Finally, if you tune in and like what you see, the US Footy championships will be held in Mason on October 10th and 11th at Heritage Oak Park.


Girls soccer moves up to 5th in latest state poll

The Wyoming girls soccer team is now ranked 5th in the state in Division II.  They were rated 7th in the previous poll.  Last week they tied Madeira, which is currently ranked 2nd in the state.

See rankings here

Volleyball defeats Indian Hill

Wyoming girls volleyball won at Indian Hill on Tuesday night 27-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22.  That makes the Cowboys 6-3 on the year and drops Indian Hill to 6-6.

Girls tennis beats Mariemont 4-1

Ashley Berg over Lonnemann 7-5, 6-0
Madison Bourbon over Purcell 6-2, 6-0
Tess Thoresen over Peters 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: Olivia Hennessy- Abby Gibbons over Swisher- Fallon 6-4, 6-1

Boys soccer can't quite escape Finneytown's grasp

Try as they might, the boys soccer team couldn't quite slip away from Finneytown Tuesday night and had to settle for a 2-2 tie.

The Wyoming goals were scored by freshman Daniel Richtand and sophomore Nick Kamphaus.  The defense was led by senior captain Reed Jaeger.

Kamphaus' goal was a thing of improbable beauty.  He and a Finneytown defender came together at about the 38 yard line (based on picture 28 which is the immediate aftermath of the play).  It was a bang-bang play where each player kicked the ball and at first it wasn't even clear who kicked it second.  Then the ball began a long arc toward the Finneytown goal.  It had so much hangtime that it slowly dawned on the folks watching that it had a chance to go in....and then it did.  I think it may have fooled the Finneytown keeper as much as those watching. After the game Nick joked that he planned the whole thing out.

Photo gallery here

Next up: Saturday at Seven Hills (JV at 1, Varsity at 3)


Ohio State/Wisconsin Football Tickets up for Auction as Fund Raiser

State Representative Connie Pillich has donated 4 tickets to the Wyoming Boosters for the OSU-Wisconsin Football game as a fund raiser for the Boosters. The game is Saturday October 10th at 3:30 PM. The tickets cost in excess of $250 and are located at Section 10B, Row 8, seats 21-24. These seats are located in the corner of the Horseshoe end zone.

Click here for OSU Stadium map

We will be auctioning these tickets through the Wyoming Booster Blog. By subscribing to the blog, you will be able to enter in your amount in the comments section.

Starting Bid Price is $350.

This auction will run until 11 PM, on Tuesday, October 6th.

Big CHL games at Wyoming today

Come out and support the Cowboys in two big CHL contests tonight.

At 4 PM the girls tennis team (ranked 4th in the Enquirer poll) takes on 6th rated Mariemont.

At 7 PM the 5th ranked boys soccer team takes on 3rd ranked Finneytown (JV at 5:30).

Football moves up in state Division III rankings

The football team has moved from 6th last week to tied for 4th in latest AP poll.

See entire poll here

Girls soccer beats CHCA 5-0

The girls varsity soccer team remained undefeated last night with a 5-0 win at CHCA.  Alexa Levick and Paige Weinstein combined in goal for the shutout while Michelle Jolson and Bonnie Grace netted two goals each and Jenni Marck added one.

The team is now rated #1 in the Enquirer's poll for Division II!!!!

Next up: at Finneytown on Wednesday at 7 PM (no JV game)

ALL Wyoming sports ranked in top 5 in their respective Enquirer polls

Including Girls Soccer and Boys Golf Ranked #1

Complete Rankings here

Rec Center employee follow-up

As stated previously, the Roundup is not privvy to all the facts and we are not taking sides.  However, a number of people showed up to comment on the issue at the City Council meeting last night.

Click here for Enquirer article


Wyoming Girls Varsity Tennis Sweet 16

The very young but very deep Wyoming Girls Varsity Tennis team pulled off an upset in the state team tournament. CHCA was previously one of the top 10 teams in the state. Saturday's win of Wyoming's 3 matches vs. CHCA's 2 matches is the first ever win for Wyoming vs. CHCA. Playing singles were Ashley Berg '13 at first court, Madison Bourbon '13 at second court and Tess Thoresen '12 at third. The singles were all played in straight sets. Tess won handily 6-0 6-0 to capture the first win of the afternoon for Wyoming.

The next win was Abby '12 and Sarah Gibbons '12 who went into a tie break for the first set win, then were down 4-1 in the second set and came back to capture the second match for the team.

With a split of 2 Wyoming wins vs. 2 CHCA wins, it was all up to the Hennessy sisters, Olivia '10 and Meredith '13. Their three hour battle included a tie break for both the first and second sets which they split with their opponents. Then, they fought hard and dominated the third set with a 6-0 finish. This clinched a victory for Wyoming to advance to the Sweet 16 for the State Team Tourney!!!

Next Up: an away match on Monday September 21 against Oakwood followed by matches vs. Mariemont on Tuesday and vs. Finneytown on Wednesday


Termination of Wyoming Rec Center workers Cathy Deters and Mike Pearl

The Roundup is not privy to all of the facts of the case, and is not taking sides.  However, with the goal of keeping the community informed about Wyoming Athletes and Athletics, we do note the following. 

The Wyoming City Council next meets Monday, September 21st at 7:30 PM in the council chambers at 800 Oak Avenue in Wyoming.  Certain citizens will be on hand to express concerns about these terminations.  The Roundup encourages everyone with opinions on this matter to show up and respectfully and civilly lend their voice to the discussion.

City Council web site here


Football struggles past Reading - goes to 4-0

The defense exults and Wyoming fans cheer them as they run off the field following Jacob Allsop's interception of a Reading pass to seal the victory last night.  The football team won a hard fought come-from-behind victory at Reading's Veterans' Stadium 28-21.

After alternating scores in the first half, Reading took a 21-14 lead into the fourth quarter.  After we turned the ball over on downs, sophomore Max Kadish intercepted a pass and returned it 12 yards to set up the offense at the Reading 23 yard line.  Three plays later Kyle Seyfriend hit Harry Meisner with a 7 yard touchdown pass.

On Reading's third play from scrimmage following the kickoff, Jacob Allsop intercepted a pass, giving the offense the ball at midfield.  The offense conducted a methodical 10 play drive (1 Meisner & 4 Seyfied rushes and Seyfried passes to Jonathan Tighe (2), Evan Aleshire (2) and Meisner) with Seyfried sneaking it over from the 1.  On those two scoring drives, Kyle Seyfriend rushed 6 times for 37 yards and was 6-6 through the air for 42 yards.

Reading never quit.  They drove down to our 29 before Allsop's interception.

Seyfried ended the game 24-27 for 200 yards with 2 TD passes and picked up 77 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in 15 attempts.  His three incompletions were one fewer than the number of interceptions that Reading threw (Michael Travers picked them off in addition to the two by Allsop and one by Kadish).  Six different recievers caught passes.

Joe Panos was also clutch, converting all four PAT's.  The last scoring drive for the offense would have had a completely different feel if we were, say, down 21-20 instead of being tied 21-21.

Coach Hancock doesn't like not having the full week to prepare the game plan and get the kids ready.  Or, as he put it as he pulled off his headset after the game, "I hate Thursday games."

Next up: at Mariemont next Friday at 7:30  (and Coach Hancock has an extra day to prepare)

More great coverage in the Tri-County Press

Check out the front page article about the school district academic accomplishment and the sports pages (8 & 9).

Tri-Country Press 9-16-09

Boys golf wins again (this is not a repeat)

The boys golf team beat CHCA 159-199 Thursday at the Wyoming Golf Club.  Joseph Dulemba was Medalist with a 1 over par 37.


Repost: Girls soccer remains undefeated

Wyoming girls soccer kept their perfect season going by coming from behind to tie Madeira 1-1 in an intense CHL battle Wednesday night. The Amazons were up 1-0 at halftime, but a well placed corner kick by Midfielder Jane Streeter was finished on the back post by Forward Jenni Marck. The Cowboys battled with the 'Zons until the very end when time ran out. The defense anchored by Keeper Alexa Levick, Nikki McKee, Brooke Smith and Lily Grace did an outstanding job shutting down the attack. Jillian Anderson and Meghan McAllister controlled the middle as did Hailee Schlager and Olivia Magnotta. The Cowboys also saw great play from Bonnie Grace and Michelle Jolson in the attack. The bench equally played a vital role in the teams' success. The Cowboys are now 8-0-2, the best start ever in the history of girls soccer at Wyoming!

Next up: at Finneytown next Wednesday the 23rd at 7 PM (no JV game)

Click here for photo gallery

Boys golf wins again

Wyoming won a tri-match yesterday at home with a 165 vs. Mariemont's 200 and Reading's 227.

Co-Medalists were Wyoming's Joseph Dulemba and Brian Spitzig who shot a 4 over 40.  The team is now 16-1.

Next up:  Saturday, Hadley Tournament, at Weatherwax

Tennis beats Cincinnati Country Day

Girls Tennis beat CCD yesterday 3-2.  Winners for the Cowboys were Ashley Berg (6-0, 4-6, 6-3), Tess Thoresen (6-1, 6-0) and Meredith Hennessy-Sarah Gibbons (6-4, 6-2).

Next up: this afternoon at 4 at Madeira

Wyoming individuals excelling

A lot of Wyoming athletes popped up in the Enquirer’s list of Leaders in the paper today:

Emily Fraik second in Blocks per game
Sudy Graham second in Aces per game

Boys Golf:
Joseph Dulemba 3rd in scoring average
Brian Spitzig 9th
Adam Crider 11th

Girls Golf:
Liz Williams 3rd in scoring average
Molly Holthus 10th
Tess Thoresen 1st in third singles at 7-1
Olivia Hennessy/ Meredith Hennessy 2nd in First doubles at 4-3
Abby Gibbons/Sarah Gibbons 1st in second doubles at 5-2

Reading football coach predicts...

"I really believe something great will happen Thursday night."

Tape it to the locker room wall.

Full article here


Girls soccer ranked 7th in the state!

Ohio HS Sports is reporting that our girls soccer team is ranked 7th in the state in Division II !!

Click here for rankings

Football ranked 6th in state!

The AP is out with its first state football poll.  Your very own Wyoming Cowboys are ranked sixth in the state in Division III.

Details here

Boys soccer ties Madeira 1-1

The boys soccer team fought to a 1-1 tie with Madeira last night at Wyoming.  Reed Jaeger scored our lone goal.  Another goal was disallowed when the referee ruled the Madeira keeper had possession of the ball when we played it in.  It didn't look that way from 80 yards away, but then again, there's a reason the refs are on the field instead of in the stands 80 yards away. 

That puts the team at 2-1-2 on the season. 

Next up: home against Finneytown next Tuesday, September 22nd

Click here for photo gallery

Volleyball beats Finneytown, remains undefeated in the CHL

The volleyball team posted another win last night!!! 25-23, 25-16, 25-18 over Finneytown.

Big game by Emily Fraik as she accumulated 8 kills and 7 blocks. Taylor Weis was on fire at the serving line as she racked up 7 aces. She also did an excellent job on defense as nothing near her hit the floor. The team is now 5-0 in the league!!
Next up: big game tonight against Taylor at Taylor (JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7)
Rob Edwards photo gallery to come.  I'll post to alert you.

Catch the Cowboy Spirit!!

Get your car decorated for the Wyoming-Reading football game

Thursday, September 17 - 5:00-6:00 PM

High School parking lot

Cost: $2.00

Boys golf continues winning ways

The Boy’s Varsity Golf Team has posted two wins this week, 163 – 198 against Madeira followed by a huge win 160 – 161 over St. Xavier. Sophomore Adam Crider led the way with a two match average of 39. Junior Brian Spitzig has also played well with a two match average of 39.5. The team’s record now stands @ 14-1.

Next up: home today at 4 vs. Reading/Mariemont


Cornhole's a sport....right?

Is Cornhole a sport?  Well, you're reading a blog about sports and you're reading about cornhole - you do the math.  (And no, that's not one of those unsolved math problems).

Anyway, apparently, the Wyoming Recreation Commission is having its Annual Corn Hole Tournament.  The City Manager blog entry doesn't say if it's the first annual or the 34th annual.  I don't remember them having it before but I'm getting older so that's not always a good indicator. 

Even if it's not a sport, the elimination rounds are on Friday, October 2nd in the tennis courts lot at 5:30 PM before the football game against Madeira and the finals are at the Civic Center on Friday the 9th before the homecoming parade, which is before the Boosters tailgate, which is before the football game against Deer Park so there's plenty of sports tie-ins.  If you're interested, click on City Manager blog entry above, which I'm too lazy to repeat here.  Oh, what the heck.  City Manager blog entry

Also - there are more rules than I realized.

Girls soccer beats Seven Hills 3-0, remains undefeated!

The Wyoming girls soccer team took two from Seven Hills last night.  The JV led off with a 1-0 victory and the varsity completed things with a 3-0 win.  Nikki McKee led off the scoring (above) with a goal in the first half and Michelle Jolson and Jenni Marck added goals early in the 2nd half.  Keeper Alexa Levick pitched in with two saves. 
The varsity is now 8-0-1.

Next up: BIG GAME at Madeira on Wednesday - JV at 5, Varsity at 7.  Madeira is 5-1-1 on the season and ranked #2 in Division II in the Enquirer coaches' poll.  We're ranked #3.

Catching up on some photo galleries:

8-24-09 Princeton game from Peter Levick

8-29-09 Summit game from Peter Levick

8-31-09 Ross game from Rob Edwards

9-2-09 Reading game from Rob Edwards

Enquirer Rankings

Strong showing today in the Enquirer coaches' poll rankings.

Football team moves to #2 in the Divisions II-IV poll

Girls soccer is ranked #3 in Division II

Boys soccer is ranked #4 in Division II.

Volleyball is ranked #2 in Division II.

Girls tennis is ranked #5 in Division II.

Boys golf is ranked #1 in Divisions II-III.

Girls golf is ranked #5 in Division II.

Boys cross country is ranked #4 in Divisions II-III.

Girls cross country is also ranked #4 in Divisions II-III.

Polls for all sports

CHL Sports Webite

If you haven't, you should check out the CHL sports website.  It's got a lot of great information, stats, schedules, etc.  It's linked along the right side of this page.

The SID posts a weekly update on all CHL sports.  It's nice to read both to see how our kids are excelling but also to keep a handle on what's going on around the league. 

The stats can be a bit suspect at times (at least that's what Scott Kadish says, and a quick look at the girls soccer defensive statistics seems to confirm that), but they're probably accurate for the most part.

Click on a season along the top of the site and a list of sports will drop down.  Choose the sport you're interested in.  Then along the top will be a link for Standings (the default), Statistics, Schedule, All Conference Team (historical) & Champions (listing of past league champs for that sport).  Whenever you see a school name you can click on that and it will give you that teams schedule with results to date.

Check it out.

Be careful what you ask for

We've requested that the coaches of the various sports provide us updates on their teams.  They already send results and stats to a number of different places so we understand that adding yet another is a big ask.  But you have to be careful when you get information from a coach who also happens to be.........a math teacher.  Coach Ultan Killean sent me a spreadsheet.  I have been able to categorically determine one thing - that the team is made up of Liz Williams, Rosie Levy, Carly Heuer, Molly Holthus, Becca Lampe, Meg Decker, Mary Jane Fischer, Catherine Elsaesser, Grace Brown, Kelsey Cramer, Erica Stonehill & Emily Hughes. 

The rest of this may be accurate or it may be Coach Killean's attempt to solve the Riemann Hypothesis (having to do with the distribution of prime numbers). 

OK - I just googled "unsolved math problems".

Anyway, the team is 5-10 on the season.  Liz Williams has been medalist during five of those matches.  In the last three outings she has shot 45-43-46.  Liz leads the team with a 47.75 average, followed by Rosie Levy with a 52.85 and Carly Heuer with a 55.70.

Sectionals are September 29th at Fairfield and Coach Killean feels that we have a reasonable chance at advancing.

Next up: this afternoon at 4 PM vs. William Henry Harrison High School (at Miami Whitewater)


Wyoming Girl's Cross Country wins Mason Invitational

The Wyoming Girl's Cross Country team defeated thirteen other schools to capture the small school division of the Mason Invitational. The Cowboys were led by freshman Sammy Schwartz, who finished 6th in a time of 21:29 over the 3.1 mile course. Also placing in the top five for Wyoming and scoring for the Cowboys were sophomore Emily Stites, 10th in 21:54, freshman Amelia Irvine, 13th in 22:12, sophomore Olivia Schneider, 21st in 22:57, and sophomore Noel DeMott, 23rd in 23:08.

"The girl's team is very young, with only Emily Stites having previous varsity experience," said Head Coach Dan Flaute. "I am excited to see the improvement that the team showed at Mason. We have the potential to be a very good team by the CHL meet and the tournament races in October."

The Wyoming Boys Cross Country team was crippled by the influenza running through the high school, missing 4 of their top 5 runners, but rallied to finish 7th out of 14 teams in the small school division of the Mason Invitational. Sophomore Seth Gold led the charge for the Cowboys, finishing the race in 18:39. Also scoring for Wyoming was senior Evan Cheshire in 18:53, senior Rob Marty in 19:19, senior John Colton in 19:25, and sophomore Sam Rominger in 19:31.

"Obviously, we were missing some key people for this race," explained Flaute. "However, I thought the guys who ran did a good job of stepping up and filling in. Three of our top five ran their best time of the season."

Click here for photo galleries compiled by Greg Sagan

The Wyoming Cross Country teams next compete Saturday, September 26, at the Troy Invitational, site of the Southwest Regional meet.

Fall Festival Fun Run/Walk

The 27th Annual Fall Festival will be held on October 3rd from 10 AM to 5 PM along Wyoming Avenue.  The Fun Run/Walk will be held that same morning at 9 AM with race day registration at 8 AM.  The race will begin and end at Hilltop Park.  For information call 821.5200.  Cost is $15 pre-registration before 9/24, $25 pre-registration before 9/24 with a long sleeve t-shirt, $20 day of race.

Click here for entry form/information packet


Better late than never

Click here for a photo gallery of the Wyoming boys soccer teams 0-0 draw against Reading on 9-1 at Reading.

Norwood retires Marc Edwards' jersey

In case you missed the sidebar on the article about Wyoming's win on Friday night, click here to read it.  Amazing stats.

After thanking him in his speech, Marc Edwards hugs his high school head football coach, now Wyoming AD Jim Barre.

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Tri-County Press - 9-9-09

Wyoming has been getting excellent coverage in The Tri-County Press.  Click below to see the 9-9-09 issue.  Sports are on pages A7 and A8 in this issue.

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"Cowboys flash their firepower" - Cincinnati Enquirer

The Enquirer does a nice job of covering last night's game.  Even if you read the story in the paper, at least check out their photo gallery below (and linked in their article).  The photo gallery has excellent shots of Harry Meisner (photo 1), Tony Davis (6), Michael Travers (9) and Isiah Nearor (10)

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Enquirer photo gallery

Next up: at Reading on Thursday at 7:00 PM.  Please note, Reading plays its home football games at Reading Veterans Stadium at 1600 West Street, 45215, NOT at the high school

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Norwood to retire Marc Edwards' jersey at tonight's game

Norwood is retiring Marc Edwards' jersey tonight.  After graduating with Norwood's Class of 1993, Edwards played at Notre Dame and then nine years in the NFL, including stops with the 49ers, Patriots, Browns and Jaguars.  Edwards won a Super Bowl Ring with the Patriots (in case you couldn't figure that out from the picture at left).

So besides the fact that they're playing Wyoming tonight, what's the connection to Wyoming?  One Jim Barre.  Now our Athletic Director, Jim was the Norwood head football coach during Marc's playing days there.  Jim will take part in the ceremony at halftime tonight.

If you go, be aware that Norwood's Shea Stadium is not located at the high school, which is on Sherman Avenue.  Rather, it is at 2603 Harris Avenue (45212).  See you there to cheer on the Cowboys to a 3-0 start!

Volleyball defeats Deer Park

The Volleyball team defeated Deer Park in three straight yesterday, 25-17, 25-19, and 25-22.  Big game by senior Sudy Graham who collected 9 kills and freshman Tatiyana Ali with 7 kills. Junior Taylor Weis did a nice job setting the ball up for the kill. Coach Plitt says, "It wasn't the prettiest win but a win is a win!!"

Unfortunately the team continues to be plagued with illness and injury. Senior Abby Zennie went down in practice with an ankle injury and will be out for 1 to 2 weeks.

Next up: Finneytown at home next Tuesday, September 15 - JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7 PM


None shall pass

As unrelenting as the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the girls varsity soccer team refused to allow Mariemont a single goal last night during a matchup of CHL unbeatens.  Unfortunately, we also weren't able to sneak one in so we settled for a 0-0 draw.  The game was stopped 9 minutes into the second half but because schedules for both teams were so tight, it will not be rescheduled but remain as a tie.  Senior keeper Alexa Levick was credited with one save in the shutout.

The girls remain undefeated at 6-0-1 on the season, remain ranked 3rd in the city, but now are rated 8th in the state!  Way to go girls!!

State Rankings Here

Next up: @ Greenon on Saturday at 7 PM (JV at 5)

Stormy weather

While the stormy weather has only shortened girls games (as above, last night, see next post), it has forced the rescheduling of two of the boys soccer games.

The boys game against Mariemont (varsity only) has been rescheduled for September 24th at 6:30 PM at Mariemont.

Their home game against Lebanon has been rescheduled for September 30th at 5:30 PM (Again, varsity only.) Come out that night for a boys-girls varsity double-header as the boys game will be followed by the varsity girls vs. Deer Park at 7 PM.


Volleyball spikes Madeira

The girls volleyball team swept Madeira last night.  The JV led off with a quick win and then the varsity followed suit with a 25-23, 14-25, 25-16, 25-18 victory over the previously undefeated (5-0) Amazons.  Wyoming's young team now stands at 3-2 as it has had to overcome not just its inexperience but a rash of illness as well.
Coach Plitt commented after the game, "I think the setters and the hitters are finally connecting...I am happy with the improvement but we still have a ways to go!  We have to have better passing and defense!!! We can not use the hitter without a good pass to the setter"

Highlights from the game include sophomore Lillian Krekeler's 13 kills, sophomore Kathryn Policastro's 6 kills, senior Sudy Graham's 5 kills and 2 aces (very aggressive serving which was a key in this game) and junior Taylor Weis' 14 assists and 4 aces (again, very aggressive serving).  Finally, Wyoming benefited from some big blocks by freshman Tatiyana Ali, sophomore Emily Fraik and Graham.

Next up: at Deer Park on Thursday - JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7 PM

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Boy’s Varsity Golf team off to a strong start

After winning the CHL Preview in the first week of the season, the boys' varsity golf team went on to finish 2nd out of 18 teams in the Badin Bash Invitational. The team is also 5 – 0 in match play this season. With a little more than a month left in the season, the team is currently ranked #1 in the Enquirer Coaches Poll, and sitting atop the CHL standings.

Next: tomorrow at Taylor at 4 PM

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Girls Soccer sweeps Roger Bacon

The girls soccer team swept Roger Bacon yesterday with the JV posting a 5-0 victory and the varsity one-upping them with a 6-0 triumph.

For the varsity, sophomore forward Michelle Jolson had a hat trick (3 goals); senior midfielder and captain Jillian Anderson had 2 goals, one a driven shot off a set piece; and senior midfielder Bonnie Grace had the last goal. Senior keeper and captain Alexa Levick had 3 saves.

The tream is now 6-0 on the season, the best start in the last 8 years. They came into the week ranked 3rd in the city - look for them to move up when the new rankings come out tomorrow.

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Next: Home Wednesday 9-9 vs. Mariemont - JV at 5, Varsity at 7


WHS Football team defeats Oakwood 47-7

The Cowboys football team turned in a second consecutive impressive performance Friday night against Oakwood. The Wyoming fans who battled Labor Day traffic and a single person selling tickets may have been a little concerned as the game remained scoreless at the end of the first quarter. However, things would soon change.

On the sixth play of the fourth quarter junior RB Drew Perry scored Wyoming's 47th unanswered point, capping a bit more than 2 periods during which Wyoming scored touchdowns on six consecutive offensive possessions and added a "pick six" interception return for a touchdown by senior RB/DB Isiah Nearor of 50 yards.  Scoring included 2 seven yard TD runs by Nearor and an 86 yard TD pass from junior QB Kyle Seyfried to junior WR Jonathan Tighe during the second period, Nearor's pick six and a 59 yard TD jaunt along with a 7 yard TD pass from Seyfried to senior RB Harry Meisner in the third, and Perry's 7 yard run to cap Wyoming's scoring early in the fourth.

Oakwood then scored a touchdown on an 80 yard drive with 1:56 left after most of Wyoming's starting defenders had been pulled.

Nearor lit up the stat sheet with 102 yards and 3 rushing TD's on just 9 carries.  As mentioned he also tallied a fourth touchdown on his interception return.

Kyle Seyfried had another very strong performance, going 13-19 for 236 yards and TD passes to Tighe and Meisner.  "Big Play" Seyfried now has touchdown passes of 86 yards (Tighe-Oakwood), 78 yards (Aleshire-CHCA) and 64 yards (Aleshire-CHCA) in just 2 games.

The defense had another good game as well.  They allowed Oakwood 264 yards and 16 first downs, but 80 of those yards and 2 of the first downs came on Oakwood's final possession.  The Cowboys also forced four turnovers including the aforementioned interception by Nearor, an interception and 26 yard return by sophomore safety Adam Chalmers, and fumble recoveries by junior defensive ends Tony Davis and Michael Newman.

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Next: at Norwood Friday at 7:30.

CHL notes:
Madeira lost 21-0 to CHCA (39-3 losers to Wyoming last week) at CHCA. 
Despite leading 20-15 going into the fourth quarter, Indian Hill lost to Valley View 37-27, and is now 0-2 on the season (week 1 loss to McNicholas).  They've got another tough game, although at home, this Friday against Enquirer #3 (Div. II-VI) Turpin.


WHS Boys Soccer defeats Talawanda

The WHS boys varsity soccer team defeated a tough Talawanda team 3-2 Thursday night. The game was very physical and hard fought. Two goals were scored by Freshman Daniel Richtand and one goal was scored by Sophomore Nick Kamphaus assisted by Cory Macke.

Freshman Goalkeeper Harrison Glover played an outstanding game making 10 saves.

The boys remain undeafeted at 2-0-1 on the season.  They play next at home against Ross Saturday at 3 (JV at 1).


Jeff King, WHS '07, wins awards at OU

Jeff King, WHS '07, is a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman for the Ohio University Bobcats. During summer conditioning Jeff won the Ben Kei challenge. This is a competition among all offensive and defensive linemen consisting of four events: 1) front squat, 2) pushing a wooden sled forty yards, 3) flipping a 600+ pound tire 20 yards then dragging a 240 pound chain 20 yards, and 4) running 50 yards, picking up a 55 pound plate and running it back and putting it on a sled, repeating this twice more and then dragging the sled 50 yards with the plates on it. Jeff finished with 35 points and the second place finisher had 27 points.