We might have made a teensy little error in our post about the girls soccer game.  Some think that we wrote that Jenni Marck scored on a pass from Michelle Jolson.  If you reread it however, I'm sure you will see that we wrote no such thing.  At least as far as you can prove.  Nice job to both young ladies, whichever role they played!!!


From guest blogger Rob Edwards:


Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

On another great fall night for soccer, our girls ventured up to Mason HS to take on the Jamestown Greeneville team for the district finals.

The first half of the match was a very even affair. Both teams kept the ball between the 18s for much of the half. Greeneville had one shot on goal and Wyoming had three shots.

0-0 halftime

The second half started out the same, then Wyoming started putting more pressure on the offensive end of the field. After several offside calls, Michelle Jolson Jennifer Marck made a pass to Jennifer Marck Michelle Jolson who drove the ball into the net for the games only score with 12:04 remaining in the game.

1-0 final Wyoming

The defense (goalie, fullbacks, sweepers, etc...) needs to be acknowledged for the great way they have played all year. These are the girls that make it possible for the team to have as many shutouts as they do this year. These are the unsung players that get the job done game in and game out

The great fan support was there also. It was great to see all of the students come out and cheer for their school and show what team spirit is all about. Let's keep it up.

Wyoming plays again on Weds. November 4th at 7:00pm at Centerville HS.

Their opponent will be Hamilton Badin.

Let's have a great turnout for this Regional semifinal match-up

Thanks for Arch Cunningham for the picture.

Girls soccer coverage from the Dayton Daily News

Thanks to Wendy Anderson for pointing out the following in the Dayton Daily News:

DDN article here.  DDN photo gallery here.

Jibreel Black commits to UC

WHS senior defenseive lineman Jibreel Black commits to the University of Cincinnati.

Enquirer article here.


Tri-County Press - 10-28-09

Sports covered: girls tennis, girls soccer, boys soccer, volleyball, middle school volleyball (with picture), boys cross country, girls cross country, football (with pictures).



Harbin rankings - CORRECTED - We're third

Head football coach Bernie Barre was kind enough to contact the Roundup and let us know that the Harbin rankings contained a mistake - somehow the Harbin gods thought we lost to Taylor.  So actually we're THIRD.

Thanks coach.

Football team moves to #3 in state rankings, drops to 6th in Region 12 in Harbin

The football team jumped over Poland Seminary to #3 in the state rankings (despite PS winning). 
Full poll here.

On the Harbin side, we dropped from #4 to #6 in Region 12, Division III.  A win over Indian Hill should take care of that.
Full rankings here.

Girls soccer beats McNicholas 2-1, advances in tournament

The Wyoming girls beat McNicholas 2-1 Tuesday night to advance to the next round of the tournament.  Jenni Marck scored the first goal off a pass from Michelle Jolson.

After McNicholas came back to tie the game, Nikki McKee scored the game winner off a corner kick by Michelle.

Thanks to Arch Cunningham for photos.  Gallery here.

Next up: vs. Greenview at Mason High School at 8 PM on Thursday the 29th.

Friday night "Blue Out"

We'd like everyone to show their support for the football team (our very own Blue Man Group) this Friday night.  The team is attempting to complete an undefeated regular season and end Indian Hill's 39 game undefeated streak in the CHL. 

The first thing we need you to do is show up and cheer your head off.  And hey, fashionably late is great for a non-league game, but this a BIGGIE, so get there early.  But we'd also like you to wear blue.  Cowboy blue!  Tell your friends to wear blue as well!

Wyoming on the Avenue is supporting this effort with some great deals.  You can get 25% off of all blue and white spirit wear when you mention you will be at the game on Friday! Also, foam cowboy hats and foam fingers and cheer bells...all cheer essentials will all be 50% on Thursday and Friday this week only for the game!  They're open 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday but get there by Friday!


WHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the WHS Athletes of the Week:

Nikki McKee - Sweeper on the girls soccer team that has led the defense to an undefeated season. Scored the winning goal vs. McNick last night on a header off a corner kick.

Jibreel Black - Senior captain on the football team. Jibreel has been a leader on the defense all season, a defense that has only given up 60 points in nine games, one of the best scoring defenses in the Cincinnati area. Had a great game vs. Taylor last Friday.


Irvine '81, Pipes '94 and Scott '62 inducted into Hall of Fame

Bryn Irvine, Class of 1981, Steve Pipes, Class of 1994 and Richard Scott, Class of 1962 were inducted into the Wyoming Hall of Fame Friday night before the football game and honored at halftime.

Steve was presented by his uncle, Ed Pipes, Bryn by his brother, Dana, and Richard by Master of Ceremonies Terry Marty.

Bios here.

Thanks to Ted and Kim Stewart for putting together an excellent ceremony, as always.

Photo gallery here.

Wyoming Boys, Schwartz, Stites advance to Regional Cross Country Meet

The Boys and Girl's Cross Country Teams competed this past Saturday at the District Cross Country meet. The Boys Team, led by senior Patrick Ammerman 13th place finish, came in a close second to Blanchester by six points (In Cross Country, the places of a team's five best runners are added together, with the low score winning). The top four teams advanced to the Regional.

"I was very happy with the Boys Team. I thought they have run their two best races of the season at the CHL and District meets" said Coach Dan Flaute. "It's great to see them run their best in the most important meets of the season"

Unfortunately, the Girls team, missing three of their top five due to the recent flu epidemic, finished 5th and failed to advance to the Regional meet. However, freshman Sammy Schwartz finished 9th, and sophomore Emily Stites finished 13th to advance to the Regional Meet (The top 16 Individuals in the race advance to the Regional, regardless of their team's place.).

"It's obviously disappointing to not advance, but I was proud of the effort our girls gave despite being so short handed" said Coach Flaute. "However, Sammy and Emily both advanced, so we'll have some Lady Cowboys competing at the Regional. Our top five runners are all freshman and sophomores, so we should have some strong teams in the coming years."

The Regionals are this coming Saturday at Troy, with the girls running at 11:50 AM, the boys at 2:05 PM.

Girls soccer ranked 2nd in state in final poll!

The girls soccer team was ranked 2nd in the state in Division II in the final Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll.  They trail only Columbus Bexley.  The CHL was well represented with Mariemont at #4, Madeira at #7 and Indian Hill recieving votes that would have placed them tied for #12 (although the formal rankings end at 10).

Full rankings here.

Come out to support the girls tonight at Norwood as they take on McNicholas in the third round of the tournament.  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.


Boys soccer team outsted from tournament on PK's

The boys soccer team played CHL champs Finneytown at St. X Stadium Saturday night in the 2nd round of the playoffs.  During the regular season the two teams tied 2-2 at Wyoming.  On Saturday Wyoming briefly led on Daniel Richtand's goal but Finneytown quickly came back and tied the score.

It remained 1-1 through the end of regulation.  It remained 1-1 at the end of the first 15 minute overtime.  It remained 1-1 at the end of the second 15 minute overtime.  Thus, after 190 minutes of soccer, the two teams had each scored three goals.

The two very evenly matched teams then went to Penalty Kicks to decide who would advance.  By the thinnest of margins, Finneytown tallied five and Wyoming four.  It was truly one of those games where it was a shame that either team had to lose.

Congratulations to all the players for their 7-6-4 season.  Special tribute goes to seniors Joe Fegleman, Alex Hinger and Captain Reed Jaeger.

Photo gallery here.

Ashley Berg & Tess Thoresen bow out of state championships

Columbus - Ashley Berg and Tess Thoresen played their state tennis match on Friday October 23rd in Columbus. They lost in the first round to the first seeded team out of the Akron district. They had a slow start and lost 6-1, 6-1. Nevertheless, it was a great experience especially for being the youngest doubles team among the sixteen division II teams. The torrential rains forced the tourney to move indoors and the tennis club was full to the brink with outstanding tennis players, tennis coaches, college recruiters, fellow teammates, family and friends. There was an amazing level of talent and excitement that inspired the girls. It was a great way to finish a great season and we are so proud of Ashley and Tess’s accomplishment, effort and dedication. Thank you Coach Rodney Miller and Assistant Coach Chris Hemingway. It's been an excellent adventure! We wish all of the girls tennis team a good rest of the school year!

(Thanks to our tennis stringer for the report.)

Enquirer article on Kyle Seyfried

Nice article in Sunday's paper about Kyle Seyfried.  Click here to read.


Football team goes to 9-0

The football team ran its record to 9-0 last night with a 55-0 dismantling of Taylor. 

In the process Kyle Seyfried set a Wyoming HS record with six touchdown passes, breaking the record of 5 set by Eric Baker in 2003.  More amazingly to me, Kyle now has 32 TD passes on the season vs. 2 interceptions.  That's a crazy ratio that would put a smile on any QB's face.

The Cowboy dominance is reflected in the fact that total yardage was 452-63.  And in our punting stats for the night: (none found).

You have to hand it to the Taylor coaching staff.  They knew they were up against a juggernaut so they tried some trickeration to see if they couldn't catch a break and maybe build some momentum.  The first effort worked, when they recovered their opening kickoff onside kick.  Their ensuing drive, however, lost four yards.  We then drove down to their 25 before turning the ball over on downs.  After picking up two first downs, Taylor lined up to punt from their own 40, but run a fake punt instead.  Four yard loss, Wyoming ball on Taylor's 36.  Ball game - on our next nine possessions, we scored 8 touchdowns and turned the ball over on downs once at Taylor's 30.

Scoring those eight touchdowns for the Cowboys were Evan Alshire

Harry Meisner

Drew Perry

Evan again

Harry again

Jonathan Tighe

Justin Slivken (the 7th Cowboy to whom Kyle has thrown a TD pass)

and DJ Wilkinson.

Besides just shutting down Taylor's offense, the defense forced two turnovers: an interception by Adam Chalmers and a fumble recovery by Orlandus Chalk (he had all that leftover energy from not punting).

Finally, the special teams also played well, once they got past that opening onside kick.  We averaged 21.6 yards per punt return, including a 53 yard return by Max Kadish which he almost broke and a 35 yard return by Jonathan Tighe that he almost broke.  Taylor's punting average was 36.6 so they netted on average just 15 yards per punt.

Next up: BIG match-up next week at home at 7:30 PM vs. Indian Hill - A week ago Indian Hill set a CHL record with its 38th consecutive conference victory, which they extended to 39 last night vs. Finneytown.  So next week they try to extend their streak into next season and the Cowboys try to complete an undefeated regular season and assure a playoff  birth.  Should be a heck of a game - don't miss it.

Coach Barre interview here.

Photo gallery here.


SITE change - Boys Tournament Soccer

The boys varsity soccer tournament game scheduled for tomorrow night at 7 PM vs. Finneytown has been moved from Finneytown to St. Xavier High School.

St. X is located at 600 W. North Bend Road.

Girls soccer wins 4-0, advances to next round of playoffs

Big thanks to guest blogger and photographer Rob Edwards from the Roundup.

There was a very good crowd tonight to watch the Lady Cowboys take on Clark Montessori HS.

On this pleasant night for soccer, the Cowboys got off to a 1-0 start on a goal by Michelle Jolson about 20 minutes into the game.

The Cowboys mustered a few more shots on goal before half but couldn't connect.

At the start of the second half, Clark came out aggressive but soon had to fall back into a defensive position. Scoring in the second half went like this... A VERY nice assist pass from Michelle Jolson to Bonnie Grace to make it 2-0. Jillian Anderson got into the action 60 seconds later with a 30 yarder from in front of the goal to make it 3-0.

Meghan McAllister finished off the scoring with a 25 yard kick that sailed into the net to make it 4-0.

The seniors on the team got a rousing round of applause as they left the game as a group with just over two minutes to play. This was their final home game as a Wyoming Cowboy. Thank you Seniors for such an exciting season so far.

Thank you coaches for giving the seniors their final curtain call, they deserved it.

And thanks go out to all of the parents, students and fans that attended this game tonight

Keep it up... See you at NORWOOD on Monday October 26th at 7:00 PM for their next tournament game.
Photo gallery here.


2009 Hall of Fame Inductees: Irvine '81, Pipes '94 and Scott '62

This Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:30 PM the Wyoming High School Booster Association will induct the Hall of Fame Class of 2009. The ceremony will take place in the Pendery Lobby of Wyoming High School. The 2009 Inductees are Byrn Irvine '81, Steven Pipes '94 and Richard Scott '62.

Bryn Irvine

Bryn Irvine, a 1981 graduate, was a 12-sport letterman participating in Soccer, Wrestling and Tennis. Bryn is the first Men’s Soccer player inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a pioneer in the establishment of Varsity Soccer program at Wyoming while being a Capitan and two-time All City Honorable mention player. Bryn’s winters were spent on the wrestling mat leading the Cowboys with three league championships and numerous sectional, district and state-qualifying matches. Bryn’s Varsity Wrestling record over his last three seasons was 84-7. His best season was 30-1. Bryn’s spring season was spent on the Tennis court where he served as team captain and was a state qualifier in doubles with teammate Jeff Berman. Bryn was the 1981 Fred S. Dewey award winner.
Steven Pipes

Steven Pipes, a 1994 graduate, was a ten-sport letter participant competing in Football, Basketball and Track. As a four-year Varsity Football player, Steven led the Cowboys to two CHL Championships while being the MVP and an East/West City All-Star. As a three year Varsity Basketball player, he won CHL titles, was an All City honorable mention and a McDonalds All American Nominee. On the Track, Steven participated in Sectional, Regional and State relay teams in the 4x100 and 1600m. Steven was the 1994 recipient of the Fred S. Dewey Award.
Richard Scott

Richard Scott, a 1962 graduate, participated in fourteen sports at Wyoming in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Richard participated on four Conference champion Cowboy Football teams! Three of his teams went undefeated in the league! On the basketball court, Richard won three conference championships and served as captain in those winning efforts. In the spring, Richard doubled his efforts as a Varsity Baseball player and Track star. Richard was the 1962 recipient of the Fred S. Dewey Award.
Congratulations to our new inductees. Please join us for the induction ceremony prior to the football game at 5:30 PM in the Pendery Lobby.  Enjoy reminiscing with past inductees and then join us again at half time as we recognize the great accomplishments of the induction class of 2009.

Boys soccer defeats Clermont Northeastern, advances in tournament

The boys soccer team defeated Clermont Northeastern 8-0 at Bob Lewis Stadium last night, thereby advancing to the next round of the tournament.

Scoring goals for the Cowboys in the one-sided affair were Jamie Meranus (below) and Daniel Zimmerman with 2 each, and Greg Athans, Joe Panos, Aaron Linn and Joe Fegelman with one tally a piece.

Evan Handler (three saves) and Rob Schroder (one save) combined for the shutout.

Like Kellie Edwards for the girls, it's good to see Rob back from injury.

Next up: 2nd round game at/against Finneytown Saturday at 7 PM.

Brief photo gallery here.

Wyoming girls soccer well represented in Leaders

The Enquirer today published girls soccer leaders for the region. In Division II, Michelle Jolson was tied for fourth with 23 goals.  Jillian Anderson maintains her lead in assists with 12.  Hailee Schlager is teid for 5th in that category with 9.  Last but not least, Alexa Levick leads in shutouts with 13.  (I forgot to mention her shutout in the post about the Georgetown game.) 

Come out and support these ladies Thursday at 7 at Bob Lewis Stadium.

Football Team remains #4 in latest Harbin rankings

The football team remains #4 for Division III, Region 12 in the Harbin rankings released yesterday.  The latest projection in the paper thought we might end up as high as 2.  The top eight teams advance into the playoffs.

Full listing here.

Volleyball loses to Clinton-Massie

The volleyball team ended its season last night, losing a tough five game match to Clinton-Massie 22-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 7-15.  The girls should be proud of a fine season where they fought through illness and injury to finish with a 10-4 record in the CHL and 12-11 overall.


Football team maintains #4 ranking in state Division III

Same headline as last week.  This is nice but the Harbins are what really matter at this point. 

This is always hard to find online.  Don't know why.  Complete listing here.

New Enquirer Polls Out

The new Enquirer Coaches' polls are out, and all are final besides football.

Boys Golf - 1
Girls Soccer - 1
Girls Golf - 2
Football - 3
Girls Cross Country - 3
Volleyball - 3 (tie)
Girls Tennis - 4 (tie)
Boys Soccer - 5
Boys Cross Country - 6

Congrats to all teams, but especially Boys Golf and Girls Soccer for ending up #1 in the polls!

Full listings here.

Girls soccer wins first round tournament game 7-0

The girls soccer team won their opening round tournament game at home last night 7-0 over the Lady G-men of Georgetown. 

Scoring goals for the Cowboys were Michelle Jolson and Jillian Anderson with 2 each, Hailee Schlager, Jenni Marck and Lilly Grace.

Despite a big, early lead, the girls played heads up all night.

Medical updates:

Jenni Marck had a head to head collision with a Georgetown player which ended up requiring 7 stitches.  The good news is that she does not have a concussion.  The bad news is that she is out until Saturday when the stitches will be removed.

Kelli Edwards made her season debut.  She's had a long fight back from a knee injury so it was great to see her out on the field (although the slide tackle made me a little nervous).

Next up: Thursday at home at 7 PM vs. Clark Montessori


Tournament Reminder

Come out and support the Cowboys as they enter tournament play this week.  The girls soccer team is home tonight against Georgetown at 7 PM, as mentioned below the girls volleyball team plays Clinton Massie at Goshen at 6 PM tomorrow night, and the boys soccer team is home tomorrow night against Clermont Northeastern at 7 PM.

Doubles team of Thoresen and Berg head to state

The Wyoming tennis doubles team of sophomore Tess Thoresen and freshman Ashley Berg completed Districts Saturday in fourth place.  They head to Columbus for the state tournament this Thursday and Friday.  Best of luck!

Full gallery here.

Volleyball scores a pair of victories, heads into tournament

The volleyball team scored a pair of victories Saturday at the Anderson Tri.  They beat Princeton 25-14, 25-15 and Anderson 25-17, 25-14.

They begin tournament play Tuesday at 6 PM vs. Clinton Massie at Goshen.  Good luck!

WHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the following:

Jamie Meranus - Boys Soccer - 3 assists in the IH game that we won 3-0

Hary Meisner - Football - 4 receptions for 193 yards and 3 TD's in 54-0 win over Finneytown

Brianna Pecsok - for her leadership as Captain of the Cheerleader Squad.

Spirit Gear Sale

With the excitement of the football team's success, Wyoming on the Avenue is encouraging spirit wear and cheer gear purchases for the upcoming Taylor and Indian Hill home games.  WotA is doing so by offering 25% off all spirit sales of anything blue and white when you mention wearing it to these football games!

They will run this special for the two weeks coming up beginning today....although they're not open today so really tomorrow.

WotA is located at 504 Wyoming Avenue and is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 PM.  The store's phone is 761-4495.

Congratulations to the 8th grade volleyball team!

Congratulations to the 8th grade volleyball team which completed a perfect season Saturday with a CHL tournament victory. For the second year in a row these young ladies managed to win both the regular season and the CHL tournament.  Even more amazingly, under the guidance of Coach Elizabeth Loper, they were able to navigate through the season without losing a single game. The future continues to look bright for the Wyoming volleyball program.

Team members include:
Top Row, L to R: Lily Hackett, Marta Stewart, Jessica Leish, Megan Schneider, Kelsey Brunsman, Coach Elizabeth Loper
Middle Row, L to R: Claire Edwards, Sarah LeBuhn, Kelsey Maxwell, Sarah Edwards
Bottom Row, L to R: Katie Walker, Madie Clark, Natalie Burchard


Cross Country Teams finish 2nd at CHL Championships

Both the girls and boys cross country teams finished 2nd at the CHL Cross Country Championships Saturday at Sharon Woods. 

The girls finished 2nd to Indian Hill. 

Leading the way for the Cowboys were Sammy Schwartz with a 3rd place finish in the time of 20:46, Emily Stites, coming in 5th with a time of 21:09 and Noel DeMott at 11th with a time of 22:02.

The boys finished 2nd behind Mariemont. 

Leading the Cowboys was Patrick Ammerman with a fifth place finish in a time of 17:30. 

Full gallery here.

Next up: Districts this Saturday the 24th at Voice of America Park


Football team beats Finneytown 54-0, goes to 8-0

When I e-mailed the Finneytown AD to ask for permission to photograph last night's game from the sidelines, he said to be ready for mud.  That didn't seem to be a problem for our players. 

Well at least not a problem from the standpoint of getting the job done.  No slow start this week either.  Instead, the offense and defense took it to Finneytown and built a 20-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and a 48-0 lead at half.

Kyle Seyfried was 11-15 for 299 yards and five touchdowns - that's a touchdown on every third pass attemptHarry Meisner led the receivers with four catches for 193 yards and three touchdowns. 

Also catching touchdown passes were Chris Dolle and Evan Aleshire

Perhaps the most exciting and surprising play of the game came from Isiah Nearor.  On a Finneytown punt toward the end of the first half, we kept our defense on the field instead of putting in our punt return team.  Finneytown had decent field position, they were down pretty big, and the first half was coming to a close, so we were guarding against a fake.  They did punt though, only to have Isiah field it at our 10 and return it 90 yards for a touchdown.

It was almost a 2 punt return TD night.  Max Kadish had a nice 33 yard punt return that almost went for six.

Isiah had scored earlier on a four yard rush.  Drew Perry completed the scoring with an 8 yard run in the third quarter.

Jibreel Black recorded two sacks for the game.  Jacob Allsop had an interception and D.J. Wilkinson had a fumble recovery.

But let's remember that football is not an individual sport.  Nothing is more important than teamwork.

Next up: at home vs. Taylor next Friday at 7:30, ALSO - Wyoming Hall of Fame inductions take place that night in the Pendery lobby at 5:45 PM

Photo gallery here.