Tri-County Press - 2-24-10

Wrestling, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming.

Pages A7-A9.  Issue here.

Boys Swimming 2nd at state for second year in a row! 200, 400 Free Relays State champs

The 200 and 400 free relay teams won state championships yesterday, propelling the boys swim team to their second straight state runner-up title.  The 200 team is made up of Owen Dunbar, AJ Burt, Pat Dierker & Michael Murphy.  The 400 team includes Eric Lethander, Pat, Owen & Zach Fischer.

Other top five finishers:
The 200 Medley Relay team was state runner up - Zach, Jonathan Profitt, Michael,  and AJ.
Zach tooked 2nd in the 100 Backstroke and 4th in the 50 Free.
Jonathan took 4th in the 100 Breaststroke.
Michael took 3rd in the 100 Fly.

In team results, University was first with 287.  The Cowboys came in 2nd with 259 points, and Sandusky Perkins was a distant third place with 144.

All Wyoming championship and consolation finalists:

50 Free - Zach Fischer - 4th - 21.53
50 Free - Owen Dunbar - 13th - 22.23
100 Free - Michael Murphy - 6th - 47.21
100 Free - Pat Dierker - 10th - 48.18
100 Free - Owen Dunbar - 12th - 48.23
100 Back - Zach Fischer - 2nd - 52.07
100 Breast - Jonathan Profitt - 4th - 58.68
100 Breast - AJ Burt - 6th - 1:00.37
100 Fly - Michael Murphy - 3rd - 50.77
100 Fly - Eric Lethander - 9th - 52.26
200 IM - AJ Burt - 10th - 1:58.56
200 IM - Jonathan Profitt - 16th - 2:04.59
200 Free Relay - Owen Dunbar, AJ Burt, Pat Dierker, Michael Murphy - 1st - 1:26.19
400 Free Relay - Eric Lethander, Pat Dierker, Owen Dunbar, Zach Fischer - 1st - 3:09.65
200 Medley Relay - Zach Fischer, Jonathan Profitt, Michael Murphy, AJ Burt - 2nd - 1:35.32
1 Meter Diving - Cameron Merten - 5th

Enquirer article here.

Enquirer photos of Jonathan Profitt, Zach Fischer.

Congratulations to the boys on a great season!!

Celia Oberholzer repeats as state 100 back champion, girls finish 7th

Yesterday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Celia Oberholzer successfully defended the state 100 Backstroke title she won last year as a sophomore.  She had a serious challenge though, out touching Marissa Cominelli of Gates Mills Hawkens by one 100th of a second.  Celia's time of 56.64 was more than a quarter second faster than her 2009 state championship time of 56.91.

Long time Wyoming -ite, -ers,  have we ever had a repeat state champion before?  Who, when, etc.?

The 200 Medley Relay team of Celia, Mariah Akinbi, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons took fourth place.

Celia also placed 7th in the 50 Free.

The girls team finished 7th, just one point back of sixth place Chagrin Falls.  This is their fourth straight top ten finish.

All Wyoming Championship and Consolation Finals results:

50 Free - Celia Oberholzer - 7th - 24.83
100 Back - Celia Oberholzer - 1st - 56.64
100 Breaststroke - Claire Gilbert - 11th - 1:07.31
100 Breaststroke - Rachael Theiler - 13th - 1:08.16
200 Individual Medley - Claire Gilbert - 15th - 2:13.26
200 Free Relay - Rachael Theiler, Claire Gilbert, Abby Gibbons, Celia Oberholzer - 10th - 1:41.26
200 Medley Relay - Celia Oberholzer, Mariah Akinbi, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons - 4th - 1:50.16

Enquirer article here (about halfway down).

Enquirer photos of Rachael Theiler, Celia Oberholzer.

Congratulations to the girls on a great season!!


Merten finishes 5th in state diving championships

Cameron Merton finished fifth at the state 1 meter diving championships last night in Canton.

Cameron totalled 328.40, just short of 4th place Chris Riley's (Aurora) 333.60 and 3rd place Andrew Oswalt's (Bellbrook) 336.30.


Girls hoops advances with 65-50 win over McNicholas

The girls basketball team scored a first round playoff victory with a 65-50 win over McNicholas Wednesday night at Withrow.  Don't be fooled by the final score though.  This was an exciting game that half way through the fourth quarter still could have gone either way.

Down the stretch a couple of clutch buckets by Michelle Jolson and Hailee Schlager, a defensive rebound and offensive rebound and put back by Jane Streeter, and two steals by Nikki McKee finally created some separation.  Nikki's solid free throw shooting (she was 12-13 on the night) then kept McNick at bay as they intentionally put us at the line.

Nikki, who won the regular season scoring title for the CHL with 19.5 points per game, poured in 32 points.  This is her high for the season, surpassing her 27 point efforts vs. Taylor and at Deer Park.  She had a double double on the night with 10, wait for it, STEALS.  Pretty sure I've not seen many double doubles like that.

Jane and Sudy Graham each contributed nine points as well.  Sudy led the team with nine rebounds.  Michelle Jolson contributed five assists and seven points.  The win moves the Cowboys to 17-3 on the season.

Hats off to Lauren Mazzaro of McNicholas.  She scored 24 points, directed McNick's offense unselfishly, and wasn't afraid to mix it up inside.

Thanks to Jeff King (scorer), the boys basketball team, and all the fans (e.g., Steve Dennis) that made the mad dash from the boys game at Mason to Withrow to support the girls.

Next up: vs. Finneytown, Saturday at Withrow at 3:30 p.m.  We're 2-0 vs. Finneytown this year (44-30 there, 56-41 at home).  Come on out to support the girls as they try to make it 3-0.  Finally, a girls' playoff game on the same day as Corral that doesn't conflict.

Photo gallery here.


Boys b-ball advances with 52-46 win over CNE

The boys basketball team advanced to the 2nd round of playoffs with a 52-46 win over Clermont Northeastern last night at Mason.

It was a weird game in that our team seemed easily superior to CNE, but we could never quite pull away and breathe easy.  It seemed every time I looked at the scoreboard expecting us to be up by double digits, we were instead ahead by just six.

Tony Davis and Kyle Seyfried led the scoring with 12 points each.  Kyle's points include three 3-pointers.  By the way, Tony ended the regular season fourth in the CHL in scoring (15.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (12.1  rpg).  Eric Price led the league in blocked shots (3.5 bpg) and was fourth in rebounding (8.7 rpg).

I have to admit, I was completely unaware of this drama during the game.

Next up: Indian Hill, Wednesday at Mason 6 p.m.  Bracket

We're 0-2 vs. Indian Hill this year but were undermanned when we played them at their place and lost by just 2 points at home on February 19th.

Photo gallery here.

These are not the same picture:


Booster Bash coming up fast

The Booster Bash is just 2 and a half weeks from today - Saturday March 13th at the Civic Center.

Tickets are going fast.  Don't get shut out.

All the details on the event and how to procure tickets here.

Hockey tourney times set

The seedings are finalized and the Phil Bates Memorial Tournament Bracket is set. 

The Wyoming/Walnut Hills/Princeton team opens play at 7:10 PM this Friday the 26th at the Cincinnati Gardens.  See link above for possible Saturday and Sunday games if the team advances. 

Admissioni is FREE!!!  Come on out and support our Wyoming players:

#1-Joseph Dulemba, #3- James Edwards, #7 - Brian Spitzig, #8 - Paul Swabek, # 13 - Ted Schneider, #16- Andrew Dunbar

Oh - what the heck - support the Walnut Hills and Princeton kids too.

Didn't know Wyoming had a hockey team?  Check out this post.

Aleshire back in action

Evan Aleshire has recovered from his recent illness so the basketball team should be at full strength heading into tonight's first round tournament game.


Jibreel Black selected for Big 33 football game

I can't find it online anywhere, but I have it on good authority that Jibreel Black has been selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic, pitting the best graduating players from Ohio vs. the same from Pennsylvania.  The game will be held at 7:00 PM on June 19th at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Boys basketball game moved to 5:30

The boys basketball first round tourney game Wednesday night has been moved to 5:30 PM to allow Cowboy fans to see both the girls and boys basketball teams garner W's.  Don't allow them to have moved the game in vain.

Hoops night for Wyoming

Boys basketball - Mason High School - 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040 - 5:30 PM vs. Clermont Northeastern (we're the six seed, they're nine)  Bracket

Girls basketball - Withrow High School - 2520 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 - 7:30 PM vs. McNicholas, which advanced with a 64-23 win over Norwood (we're the two seed, they're four) Bracket


Athletes of the week

Congratulations to the Wyoming Athletes of the Week

Katie Horn - Girls Diving Team - Katie finished just out of the money for qualifying for the state meet in Canton. She finished 7th at the district meet. Katie finished the highest among Wyoming girls divers at Sectionals and Districts this year.  (Because of my computer problems, I can only show you a picture of Katie preparing to dive off the blocks in a relay.  Sorry.  I'm pretty sure she doesn't wear the cap and goggles when she dives.)

Nick Burns - Boys Bowling Team. Nick was the leader of the boys team that qualified for districts coming up this Saturday. Nick bowled a 569 series individually and in the six baker games he bowled 24 frames and had 23 strikes and one spare.

From the inside cover of the CHL Wrestling Tourney Program

Probably not going to be published in the Beloit Poetry Journal, but a good reminder:

Please don't curse that boy down there;
he is my son, you see;
He's only just a boy you know;
He means the world to me.

I did not raise my son, dear fan;
For you to call him names;
He may not be a superstar,
And these are high school games.

So, please don't knock those boys down there,
They do the best they can;
They've never tired to lose a match,
They're boys, and you're a fan.

This sport belongs to them you see,
You're really just a guest;
They do not need a fan that gripes,
They need the very best.

If you have nothing nice to say,
Please leave the boys alone,
And, if you forget your manners,
Why don't you stay at home!!

So, please don't curse those boys down there,
Because they're having fun,
And win or lose, you see,
To us they're NUMBER ONE!!!

Lexington High School Wrestling Coach

Williams, Leish lead Wyoming wrestling

Community Press article here.


District swimming notes

Some things I missed in my initial posts on the boys and girls sectional swimming championships.

The boys 200 free relay team (AJ Burt, Eric Lethander, Pat Dierker, Michael Murphy) swam a 1:28.42, setting a new district record in the process.  They broke Wyoming's 2009 district record of 1:29.95.

The boys 400 free relay team (AJ Burt, Pat Dierker, Eric Lethander, Zach Fischer) swam a 3:13.12, breaking Wyoming's district record set in 2009 of 3:14.96.

The girls 200 medley relay team (Celia Oberholzer, Mariah Okinbi, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons) set a new district record time (1:49.25), breaking the record held previously by last year's Wyoming team of 1:50.93.

In the 100 backstroke, Celia Oberholzer swam a 56.51.  This was better than her state championship time from last year, better by almost  two seconds than her district championship time last year (58.45), and just .06 seconds off the state record of 56.45 set in 2005.

In the 200 Individaul Medley, Claire Gilbert swam a 2:11.41.  This is just short of 8 seconds better than her sectional time of 2:19.38.

Girls bowling wraps up season

The girls bowling team wrapped up the season season at Colerain Bowl with a 23rd place finish at sectionals.  The girls finished ahead of the only other CHL team in our bracket, Deer Park, by a score of 1813 to 1733.

Boys b-ball wins regular season finale

The boys basketball team won its regular season finale Saturday night by a score of 49-39 at home vs. Talawanda. 

The win sends the boys into the playoffs with a record of 13-7, 9-5 in the CHL.

Photo gallery here.

Next up: First round tourney action against Clermont Northeast Wednesday night at 6 PM at Mason. 

Lacrosse teams begin workouts

The boys and girls lacrosse teams started their workouts on Saturday.  It was a rather unconventional workout, but quite a workout as told by those who lived to tell the tale.

"Normal" workouts are scheduled to begin tomorrow, but that would have been difficult with the Bob Lewis Stadium turn buried in snow.  Therefore the teams took it upon themselves to clear the field for practice.

All photos courtesy of Maryann Hughes.  Facebook photo gallery here.

Boosters Meeting

The next Athletic Boosters Meeting is Tuesday night, February 23rd at the High School Media Center.  All are welcome.

Cowboys finish fourth in District Wrestling

The Wyoming wrestling team finished fourth in the Division II sectional championships yesterday at Goshen.

The Cowboys had six wrestlers advance to the district meet next week by virtue of a fourth place or higher finish at sectionals:

103 -Josh Lampert - 4th place
125 -Corbin Guggenheim - 3rd place
130 -Mikey Gonzalez - 2nd place
152 -Daniel Leish - 2nd place
160 -Neal Williams - 1st place
189 -Ryan Dierker - 3rd place
The districts are at Goshen beginning next Friday the 26th at 2 PM.

In addition, Adam Blum in the 285 pound class came in 5th and is an alternate for districts.

Photo gallery here.  (I'm stru-ga-ling to get these pictures up, so check back later if I don't have a medal stand picture for all weight classes).

Full team standings:
Team Scores: 1. New Richmond 207, 2. Goshen 178, 3. Wilmington 164, 4. Wyoming 135.5, 5. Batavia 121.5, 6. Clermont Northeastern 104.5, 7. Bethel-Tate 98, 8. Norwood 96, 9. Roger Bacon 96, 10. Finneytown 48.5, 11. Hughes 38, 12. Taylor 33, 13. McNicholas 27, 14. Indian Hill 15.

First and third place match results:

First Place
103 -Simpson (CNE) d. Skaggs (New Rich), 8-3;
112 -Hooks (New Rich) d. Turner (Bacon), 8-1;
119 -Ward (Goshen) tf. Ratcliff (Bethel), 20-5;
125 -Addis (Norwood) pin Shaw (Bacon), 5:42;
130 -Davidson (Bethel) pin Gonzalez (Wyoming), 4:28;
135 -Walker (Goshen) d. Bray (Wilmington), 4-3;
140 -Ross (Wilmington) pin Reynolds (CNE), 1:50;
145 -Schaffer (Bacon) d. Cox (Norwood), 4-3;
152 -Gresham (Goshen) tf. Leish (Wyoming), 21-6;
160 -Williams (Wyoming) md. Nealan (New Rich), 16-8;
171 -Garner (Finneytown) d. Brausch (Wilmington), 8-4;
189 -Maglecic (Norwood) pin Prewitt (Goshen), 1:37;
215 -Elam (Batavia) d. Cowman (Wilmington), 2-1;
285 -Lanigan (Bethel) pin Forsee (New Rich), 3:47.

Third Place
103 -McCloskey (Batavia) d. Lampert (Wyoming), 6-2;
112 -Carter (Bethel) d. Hughes (Finneytown), 6-2;
119 -Gabelman (New Rich) d. Reynolds (CNE), forfeit;
125 -Guggenheim (Wyoming) pin Anderson (New Rich), 3:37;
130 -Shinkle (CNE) pin Louis (Hughes), 2:26;
135 -Humbert (Batavia) d. Bieber (CNE), forfeit;
140 -Carome (Goshen) d. Thomas (Indian Hill), 6-5;
145 -Burge (Wilmington) d. Osborne (Batavia), 12-9;
152 -Weber (Taylor) pin Honeycutt (Wilmington), 1:46;
160 -Wiederhold (Wilmington) pin Foster (Hughes), 3:17;
171 -Reid (New Rich) d. Archer (Batavia), 5-1;
189 -Dierker (Wyoming) tf. Houser (New Rich), 16-1;
215 -Brusman (Goshen) md. Gelter (New Rich), 11-1;
285 -Arnold (Goshen) pin Jackson (Norwood), 2:19.

Girls swim team wins districts!

Congratulations to the girls swim team which won the Division II district championship yesterday at Miami U.  They crushed second place Mariemont by a half of a point.

Team scores: 1. Wyoming 272; 2. Mariemont 271.5; 3. Oakwood 263.5; 4. Alter 170; 5. Indian Hill 150; 6. Tippecanoe 123; 7. Springfield Shawnee 109.5; 8. Versailles 81; 9. Lehman Catholic 79; 10. Carroll 73; 12. CCD 59; 16. Clark 42; 17. Maderia 41.5; 18. Cincinnati Christian 40; 19. CHCA 35; T-24. McNicholas 21; 26. Finneytown 20; T-27 Clinton Massie, Badin 18; 29. Waynesville 14; 30. Seven Hills 12.5; 32. Taylor 7; 33. Lockland 6; 37. Summit 1.

The top three individual swimmers in each race advance to state. An additional 11 at large qualifiers will be selected on the basis of times recorded from District tournament.  The state tournament is this coming Friday and Saturday - February 26th and 27th at Branin Natatorium in Canton. Preliminaries are Friday at 5 PM and Finals are Saturday at 5 PM.

200 Medley Relay -1. Wyoming 1:49.25 (Celia Oberholzer, Mariah Okinbi, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons); 2. Oakwood 1:50.24; 3. Tippecanoe 1:51.78.

200 free -1. Chick (Yellow Springs) 1:52.53; 2. Vester (Indian Hill) 1:56.22; 3. Mahorney (Mariemont) 1:57.54; 7. Laura Henkel (Wyoming) 2:00.32.

200 Individual Medley -1. Crew (Shawnee) 2:08.64; 2. Claire Gilbert (Wyoming) 2:11.41; 3. Heinbach (Indian Hill) 2:12.11.

50 free -1. Bierman (Cincinnati Christian) 24.14; 2. Nuess (Dayton Christian) 24.30; 3. Celia Oberholzer (Wyoming) 24.53.

100 Fly -1. Gaskins (Tippecanoe) 59.45; 2. Malone (Yellow Springs) 59.48; 3. Nuess (Dayton Christian) 1:00.13; 6. Rachael Theiler (Wyoming) 1:00.99.

100 free -1. Bierman (Cincinnati Christian) 53.09; 2. Shelley (Mariemont) 54.43; 3. Marshall (Versailles) 54.44; 9. Ellie LeBuhn (Wyoming) 56.48.

500 free -1. Chick (Yellow Springs) 5:02.07; 2. Vester (Indian Hill) 5:08.50; 3. Brewer (Oakwood) 5:09.02.

200 Free Relay -1. Mariemont 1:39.81; 2. Wyoming (Claire Gilbert, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons, Celia Oberholzer) 1:41.44; 3. Oakwood 1:42.89.

100 Back -1. Celia Oberholzer (Wyoming) 56.51; 2. Kiefer (Lehman Catholic) 58.43; 3. Hong (Oakwood) 58.53.

100 Breast -1. Crew (Shawnee) 1:04.59; 2. Pocisk (Oakwood) 1:05.43; 3. Claire Gilbert (Wyoming) 1:06.53; 7. Rachael Theiler (Wyoming) 1:08.70; 9. Mariah Akinbi (Wyoming) 1:09.25.

400 Free Relay  -1. Oakwood 3:37.38; 2. Mariemont 3:39.31; 3. Alter 3:41.59; 4. Wyoming (Sarah Gibbons, Ellie LeBuhn, Laura Henkel, Claire Gilbert) 3:45.23.

Jibreel Black on tentative roster for Ohio North-South Classic

Jibreel Black is on the tentative South roster for the Ohio North-South Classic game April 23 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Enquirer article here.


Boys basketball loses thriller to Indian Hill

The boys basketball team played a great game against Indian Hill last night but alas, came up just short.  The final score was Indian Hill 56 Wyoming 54. 

We had the ball with 4.4 seconds to go but Jacob Allsop's shot (NOT pictured above) didn't quite find its way home.  Jacob did plenty of damage on the night, however, leading all scorers with 20 points.  Tony Davis and Eric Price were also in double figures with 13 and 10 points respectively.

For those of you who remember the Indian Hill football game and their excellent quarterback, he was back to haunt us again last night.  Sam Hendricks scored 10 of Indian Hill's 24 fourth quarter points to lead the Braves back from a five point deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Wyoming was without starter Evan Aleshire due to illness.

Brief Enquirer article here.

Photo gallery here.

Next up: Final regular season game tonight vs. Talawanda, at home.  Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.

Senior Night

We had a smaller turnout than we'd have liked because of conflicts with other sports but senior night was held last night between the JV and Varsity boys basketball games vs. Indian Hill.

Photo gallery here.

Boys bowling advances to Districts

The Wyoming boys bowling team stunned several Cincinnati powerhouse teams yesterday and moved on to districts, a first in team history, with a strong outing. 

Nick Burns led the way at anchor with a high game of 217.  Matt Brown added a 184, and Chris Bellman a 181.

The team format for the Sectional Championships consists of three games of regular bowling followed by six games of Baker format bowling.  (Baker Game: A method of team play in which five players bowl together to make one game; player #1 bowls frames 1 and 6; player #2 bowls frames 2 and 7 etc.)  The sum total of all team scores determines which teams advance to the District Championship.  The top eight teams advance.

After the regular bowling, the Cowboys were 13th out of 29 teams with only the top 8 moving forward.  After leading off with a 233 Baker game the rest was history for the Cowboys, placing number 3 in bakers as they rolled past St. Xavier, Monroe, Loveland, Walnut Hills and Hamilton to move up to 8th place and win the chance to move to districts next Saturday 2/27 at Eastern Lanes in Middletown.  Individual competition starts at 9:15 AM and Baker games at 1 PM.

Coach Pollington added, "We would love support to root the Cowboys to victory as we battle for a chance to advance to state!"

Wrestlers third after first day of sectionals

The wrestling team finished the first night of sectionals at Goshen in third place behind Wilmington and New Richmond:

1. Wilmington 66, 2. New Richmond 63, 3. Wyoming 60.5, 4. Goshen 56.5, 5. Batavia 48.5, 6. Clermont NE 46.5, 7. Norwood 35, 8. Roger Bacon 27, 9. Bethel-Tate 25, 10. Finneytown 15, 11. Taylor 11, 12. Indian Hill 9, 13. Hughes 3, 14. McNicholas 2

Wyoming Quarterfinals results:

103 - Josh Lampert (Wyo) pin Bradley(Gosh) 3:35;
125 - Corbin Guggenheim (Wyo) pin Freese(Wilm) 5:21;
130 - Mikey Gonzalez (Wyo) pin Sonnega(McN) 3:59;
135 - Walker(Gosh) pin Zane Wickstrom (Wyo) 3:03;
152 - Daniel Leish (Wyo) tech. fall Royer(CNE) 16-0;
160 - Neal Williams (Wyo) pin Foster(Hughes) 1:08;
189 - Ryan Dierker (Wyo) pin Houser(NR) 5:26;
215 - Brusman(Gosh) tf. Dillon Burk (Wyo) 16-1;
285 - Adam Blum (Wyo) pin Jackson(N'wood) 2:32.

Sectionals continue today at Goshen:
11 AM - Second & Third Consolation, Semifinals
5 PM - First, Third and Fifth

Boys swim team District champs

Congratulations to the boys swim team.  They won the Division II District championship at Miami yesterday.

Team Scores: 1. Wyoming 398, 2. Oakwood 268, 3. Mariemont 210, 4. Summit 110 , 5. Springfield Catholic 107, 6. Alter 102, 7. Madeira 100, 8. Carroll 98, 9. Cincinnati Country Day 81, 10. Bellbrook 80, 10. Tippecanoe 80, 10. McNicholas 80, 13. Indian Hill 76, 14. Versailles 69, 15. Taylor 58, 15. Franklin 58, 17. Bellefontaine 47, 18. Waynesville 45, 19. Sidney Lehman 43, 19. New Richmond 43, 21. Wilmington 33, 21. Norwood 33, 23. Roger Bacon 26, 24. Purcell Marian 17, 25. Seven Hills 13, 26. Monroe 9, 27. Batavia 7.

Wyoming swimmers qualifying for the state meet by virtue of finishing in the top three (there can also be at-large qualifiers based on times but we don't who that is right now):

200 Medley Relay -1. Wyoming 1:37.72 (Zach Fischer, Jonathan Profitt, Michael Murphy, Owen Dunbar); 2. Dayton Oakwood 1:38.86; 3. Springfield Catholic Central 1:42.47.

100Fly -1. Lewis (R) 51.24, 2. Ireland (Oak) 51.62, 3. Eric Lethander (Wyo) 51.77;

100 free -1. Schmitz (Oak) 47.13, 2. Owen Dunbar (Wyo) 47.57, 3. Pat Dierker (Wyo) 48.21;

200 Free Relay -1. Wyoming (AJ Burt, Eric Lethander, Pat Dierker, Michael Murphy) 1:28.42, 2. Mariemont 1:31.47, 3. CCD 1:31.52;

100 Back -1. Hines (Taylor) 52.21, 2. Zach Fischer (Wyo) 52.58, 3. Mantkowski (Mad) 53.72;

100 Breast -1. Greitzer (Lehman) 58.26, 2. AJ Burt (Wyo) 58.81, 3. Jonathan Profitt (Wyo) 59.16;

400 Free Relay -1. Wyoming (AJ Burt, Pat Dierker, Eric Lethander, Zach Fischer) 3:13.12, 2. Oakwood 3:16.37, 3. Mariemont 3:22.50.

Congratulations also to Coach David Elliott, who was named District Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Enquirer article here.

The State swim meet is this coming Friday and Saturday - February 26th and 27th at Branin Natatorium in Canton.  Preliminaries are Friday at 5 PM and Finals are Saturday at 5 PM.


Big Weekend for WHS Sports

Lots of opportunities to support the Cowboys this weekend:

Bowling - Boys Sectionals at Colerain Bowl - 9 AM
Swimming - Boys Districts at Miami U - 11 AM
Wrestling - Sectionals at Goshen* - 6 PM - First Round, Quarterfinals, First Consolation
Boys Basketball - Home vs. Indian Hill - Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30
Senior Night - Senior Athletes and their parents for all Winter Sports (except those competing elsewhere) to be honored between the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball games.

Bowling - Girls Sectionals at Colerain Bowl - 9 AM
Swimming - Girls Districts at Miami U - 11 AM
Wrestling - 11 AM - Sectionals at Goshen* - Second & Third Consolation, Semifinals
Boys Basketball - Home vs. Talawanda - Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30
Wrestling - 5 PM - Sectionals at Goshen* - First, Third and Fifth

Volleyboys - 5 PM - WHS gym

* Goshen High School is at 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122

Volleyboys is back!

The Wyoming student council will be sponsoring the annual Volleyboys competition Sunday night in the gym.  This is a volleyball tournament with each class entering a team of boys.

The schedule:
Freshman vs. Juniors at 5 PM
Sophomores vs. Seniors at 6 PM
Winners play for the title of World Champion Volleyboys at 7 PM

Admission is $5 plus there will be baked goods for sale and a raffle with the top prize an i-Pod touch.  All proceeds go to support Unified for UNIFAT, an organization dedicated to helping the children of Uganda, especially the students served by Upper Nile Institute For Appropriate Technology.

Come on out an support a good cause.  Or just come out to watch some very competitive boys go at it in a sport that pits their raw athletic ability against their lack of understanding of how the sport is really played, despite their girl coaches' best efforts to explain it.

Enquirer Coaches' Polls

Girls Basketball- Division II-IV - Final - 5th, up from 6th
Boys Basketball - Division II-IV - Week 10 - 13th, up from tied for 15th
Wrestling - Division II-III - Final - 10th
Girls Swimming - Division II - Final (I assume) - 1st
Boys Swimming - Division II - Final (I assume) - 1st
Full listings here.

Cincinnati Sports Radio

I've been out of town much of the last two weeks and missed this:

AM 1360 is now Fox Sports Radio and AM 1530 carries ESPN programming. 

Article is here.

Horn just misses qualifying for state diving meet

Wyoming sophomore Katie Horn fell one spot short of qualifying for the state diving championships with a 7th place finish in the Division II District diving championships Tuesday at Miami.

She is an alternate for the state meet.  We're not saying that we want any of the folks ahead of her to get hurt or sick so Katie could compete.  We're thinking it though.  (To all fun-suckers - please note the "Humor" label on the post.)

Full results:
1. Pyles (CHCA) 391.25; 2. Shuller (Indian Hill) 272.55; 3. Bradley (McNicholas) 259.24; 4. Rupp (Oakwood) 230.95; 5. Shannon (Mariemont) 227.25; 6. Danyi (Finneytown) 223.60; 7. Katie Horn (Wyoming) 219.40; 8. Kuzniczci (Madeira) 212.05; 9. Stewart (Bellbrook) 211.08; 10. Lutz (Oakwood) 195.59; 11. Gallimore (Bellbrook) 192.25; 12. Van Oss (Bellbrook) 182.63; 13. Brett Miller (Wyoming) 169.95; 14. Bloemer (McNicholas) 165.80; 15. Sheehy (McNicholas) 0; 16. Laura Cress (Wyoming) 0; 17. Wade (Oakwood) 0; 18. Warwar (Oakwood) 0.

Merten advances to Diving state championships

Wyoming senior Cameron Merten advanced to the state diving finals with a 2nd place finish at Districts at Miami on Tuesday. 

Full results:
1. Oswalt (Bellbrook) 353.10; 2. Cameron Merten (Wyoming) 324.65; 3. Von Korff (Indian Hill) 317.50; 4. Meyer (Taylor) 295.74; 5. Montgomery (Bellbrook) 259.10; 6. Williamson (Madeira) 240.35; 7. Smith (Bellbrook) 238.92; 8. Andrew Wolf (Wyoming) 193.60; 9. Andrew Tamenko (Wyoming) 174.00; 10. Wolcott (Oakwood) 0; 11. Jones (Mariemont) 0.

Cameron will compete next Thursday the 25th at 9 AM at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Loper leads Ursuline to top local ranking

Wyoming resident Dave Loper has led Ursuline to the #1 ranking in Division I. 

Enquirer article here.


Tri-County Press - 2-17-10

Boys and girls swimming, boys and girls basketball and an article on Harry Meisner.

This week's edition here.


Athletes of the week

Dillon Burk - Wrestling Team - 215 lb weight class - CHL Champ - Pinned all 4 of his opponents. 19 wins this season.

Yashira Rivera - Cheerleader Senior Captain 2 year varsity. Leads by example.

Boys basketball tournament game set

The boys basketball team opens tournament play on Wednesday, February 24th vs. Batavia Clermont Northeastern at 6 PM at Mason.

It will be a night for hoops.  The girls open play that same night at 7:30 at Withrow.

Girls basketball whips Wildcats

It was the "heads on sticks" game for the girls basketball team.  The seniors were honored and then Finneytown was defeated, 56-41.

Nikki McKee had another stellar game, scoring 24 points and adding 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and a block.  Sudy Graham had 11 points and 7 rebounds.  Emily Fraik had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks.

The girls end their regular season at 16-3, 9-2 in the CHL.  Tournament play starts next Wednesday against the McNicholas/Norwood winner at Withrow at 7:30 PM.

Basketball seniors:

Boys basketball tops Turpin

The boys basketball team won at Turpin last night by a score of 59-54.  The Cowboys had to overcome a 4 point deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Four players were in double figures led by Tony Davis with 16.  Jacob Allsop and Kyle Seyfried posted 13 a piece, and Chris Campbell came off the bench to score 10.  Tony also was high board man with 12 rebounds, followed closely by Eric Price with 10.  Eric also had four blocks.

The win puts the Cowboys at 12-6, 9-4 in the CHL.

Next up: Home vs. Indian Hill Friday night.  Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30. 
NOTE - This is senior night for winter sports.
2ND NOTE - Indian Hill will be the boys 2nd round opponent in the tournament if they advance past Clark Northeastern.

Catching up on Photos

Oops.  Wrote this on November 30th but never posted it. 

Here are some photo galleries that I've just gotten around to putting on line:


Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Indian Hill


Varsity vs. Indian Hill

JV vs. Indian Hill

Less than a month to the Booster Bash

Can you believe it - less than 30 days until the Booster Bash - March 13th from 7:30 PM to midnight at the Civic Center.

If you haven't already gotten your tickets, here's the info on how to do so.

Vote for Jonathan Profitt as LaRosa's MVP

Vote for Wyoming's Jonathan Profitt as LaRosa's MVP.

From the site: Senior swimmer (Miami Redhawks) is reigning Ohio state Division II champion in the 100 breastroke (sic); also part of last year's state runner-up 200 medley relay team; named 1st team all-CHL and Cinccinnati Division II Swimmer of the Year

Voting is here.


Boys basketball tops Taylor

The boys basketball team improved its record to 11-6, 9-4 in the CHL with a 57-41 home win over Taylor Saturday night. 

Tony Davis was man of the match, pouring in 25 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and posting one assist, one steal and one block.  His 25 points came on a blistering 11-13 from the field and 3-4 from the line.  Joining him in double figures was Chris Campbell, who came off the bench to add 12.  Eric Price patrolled the paint, grabbing 8 rebounds and blocking 3 Taylor shots.

Tony leads the CHL with 12.1 rebounds per game, and is fourth in field goal percentage, shooting at a 53.4% clip.

Eric leads the league in blocked shots, averaging 3.4 per game.  He is 4th in rebounding with 8.7 per game.

Next up: Tonight at Turpin, Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30.

Pay no attention to the snow, spring training is on its way

The Reds are heading to Arizona and the softball team is heading to the Middle School.

From the coaches:

High School Softball conditioning starts Monday, February 22nd. Those interested in coming out meet at 3:30 at the Middle School Gym.

All ability levels are welcome, no experience necessary.

Questions, contact Coach Muehlenkamp or Coach Edwards.

Girls basketball gets back to back victories at Taylor, Deer Park

The girls basketball team had a rare Friday-Saturday double-header, compliments of the recent snow, or as they spell it in Louisiana, sneaux.

On Friday they went to Taylor and posted a 57-28 victory.  They jumped out to a 27-11 halftime lead and cruised to victory.  Nikki McKee led the way with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists and 3 blocks.  Sudy Graham grabbed 9 boards, and had 8 points and 2 blocks.

On Saturday they beat Deer Park 76-31.  It was another game that was over early with the girls posting a 16-3 first quarter and 34-10 halftime lead.  Those having a big game include:
Nikki McKee - 27 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks
Hailee Schlager - 10 rebounds, 7 points, 6 assists, 2 steals
Sudy Graham - 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Michelle Jolson - 10 points, 4 steals, 3 assists

Those two wins take the Cowboys to a 15-3 record, 11-2 in the CHL.

Wyoming players in the top 5 of league stats:
Nikki - 1st in scoring at 19.3 points per game, 1st in steals with 4.7 per game
Michelle - 4th in assists at 3.1 per game,
Sudy - 5th in field goal percentage at 50.0%
Emily Fraik - 5th in blocks at 1.2 per game

Next up: Home vs. Finneytown tonight - Varsity only at 6.  Game is on - it will not be postponed due to sneaux.

Girls swimming takes 2nd at sectionals

Congratulations to the girls swim team, which took 2nd at the Division II sectional championships Saturday at Mason.

Detailed results (Top two in each event advance to districts.)

200 Medley Relay -1. Wyoming (Celia Oberholzer, Mariah Akinbi, Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons) 1:52.81; 2. Mariemont 1:55.30; 3. Indian Hill 1:56.25; 4. Fenwick 2:01.58; 5. Clinton Massie 2:04.76;

200 free -1. Vester (Indian Hill) 1:58.39; 2. Mahorney (Mariemont) 2:00.55; 3. Doody (Badin) 2:04.60; 4. Serraino (Mariemont) 2:05.29; 5. Laura Henkel (Wyoming) 2:05.31;

200 Individual Medley -1. Heinbach (Indian Hill) 2:14.77; 2. Stephenson (Fenwick) 2:18.09; 3. Claire Gilbert (Wyoming) 2:19.38; 4. Mongenas (Mariemont) 2:19.42; 5. Feeney (CHCA) 2:20.67; 12. Mariah Akinbi (Wyoming) 2:30.87; 13. Alex Abel (Wyoming) 2:31.58;

50 free-1. Bierman (Cincinnati Christian) 25.06; 2. Celia Oberholzer (Wyoming) 25.32; 3. Tracy (Indian Hill) 25.44; 4. Shelley (Mariemont) 25.58; 5. Adams (Mariemont) 25.70; 6. Abby Gibbons (Wyoming) 26.19; 9. Ellie Lebuhn (Wyoming) 26.62; 13. Molly Holthus (Wyoming) 27.07;
100 Fly -1. Khalili (Clinton Massie) 1:00.54; 2. Gordon (Clark Montessori) 1:01.23; 3. Richards (Mariemont) 1:03.31; 4. Rachael Theiler (Wyoming) 1:03.45.; 5. Yuan (Seven Hills) 1:04.08;

100 free -Bierman (Cincinnati Christian) 54.26; 2. Adams (Mariemont) 55.46; 3. Serraino (Mariemont) 56.26; 3. Khalili (Clinton Massie) 56.80; 5. Mahorney (Mariemont) 56.91; 9. Ellie Lebuhn (Wyoming) 57.77; 14. Abby Gibbons (Wyoming) 59.05;

500 free -1. Vester (Indian Hill) 5:13.64; 2. Heinbach (Indian Hill) 5:20.49; 3. Stephenson (Fenwick) 5:26.03; 4. Mersch (Taylor) 5:32.44; 5. Roberts (Franklin) 5:33.96; 8. Sarah Gibbons (Wyoming) 5:40.06;

200 Free Relay -1. Mariemont 1:41.74; 2. Wyoming (Rachael Theiler, Abby Gibbons, Claire Gilbert, Celia Oberholzer) 1:42.98; 3. Madeira 1:48.54; 4. CCD 1:51.24; 5. Clark Montessori 1:53.34;

100 Back -1. Celia Oberholzer (Wyoming) 59.32; 2. Tracy (Indian Hill) 1:02.67; 3. Walter (Mariemont) 1:05.05; 4. Richards (Mariemont) 1:05.17; 5. Richards (Mariemont) 1:07.40; 10. Alex Abel (Wyoming) 1:09.63;

100 Breast -1. Mongenas (Mariemont) 1:08.20; 2. Mariah Akinbi (Wyoming) 1:08.39; 3. Claire Gilbert (Wyoming) 1:08.88; 4. Rachael Theiler (Wyoming 1:10.54; 5. Feeney (CHCA) 1:11.52; 6. Laura Henkel (Wyoming) 1:13.60;

400 Free Relay -1. Mariemont 3:44.39; 2. Wyoming (Sarah Gibbons, Ellie Lebuhn, Laura Henkel, Claire Gilbert) 3:52.13; 3. Indian Hill 3:52.70; 4. Madeira 3:57.37; 5. Clark Montessori 4:02.74.

Next up: Districts this Saturday at Miami.


Wrestling takes 4th in CHL Championships

The wrestling team took 4th place on Saturday at the CHL Championships at Finneytown. 

Our starting lineup:

Weight class - Wrestler - Grade (and pictures of seniors)
103 - Josh Lampert - 10
119 - Brian Andersan - 10
125 - Corbin Guggenheim - 10
130 - Mikey Gonzalez - 10
135 - Zane Wickstrom - 11
140 - Daniel Zimmerman - 10
145 - Alour Nyamor - 10
152 - Daniel Leish - 12

160 - Neal Williams - 12

171 - Mack Moore - 12

189 - Ryan Dierker - 12

215 - Dillon Burk - 12

285 - Adam Blum - 10

Team Scores: 1. Reading 242, 2. Madeira 182, 3. Deer Park 144.5, 4. Wyoming 142.5, 5. Mariemont 57.5, 6. Taylor 53, 7. Indian Hill 19, 8. Finneytown 17.

103 -Ibarra (Madeira) dec. Johnson (Reading), 10-5; 3rd Josh Lampert Wyoming
112 -Manzler (Madeira) dec. Johnson (Reading), 6-0;
119 -Henderson (Mariemont) dec. Harrison (Reading), 10-3; 4th Brian Anderson Wyoming
125 -Perdue (Reading) dec. Walsh (Madeira), 7-0; 3rd Corbin Geggenheim Wyoming
130 -Kelly (Reading) dec. Godines (Madeira), 3-2; 3rd Mikey Gonzalez Wyoming
135 -Carpenter (Madeira) dec. Johnson (Reading), 7-2;
140 -Bruewer (Deer Park) pin Bowman (Reading), 1:06;
145 -Camberos (Reading) pin Thomas (Indian Hill), 1:44;
152 -Daniel Leish (Wyoming) major dec. Bemmes (Reading), 10-1;
160 -Neal Williams (Wyoming) tech fall Kendrick (Reading), 17-1;
171 -King (Deer Park) dec. Acus (Reading), criteria; 4th Mack Moore Wyoming
189 -Morris (Deer Park) tech fall Phelps (Madeira), 20-6; 3rd Ryan Dierker Wyoming
215 -Dillon Burk (Wyoming) dec. Johnson (Deer Park), 7-3;
285 -Macke (Deer Park) dec. Elfers (Reading), 9-8, 3rd Adam Blum Wyoming

Wrestler of the Year: 140 -Joe Bruewer (Deer Park)
Coach of the Year: Deron Penley (Deer Park)

We also had a Wyoming Athletic Hall of Famer come back to cheer on (and coach) the kids:  Jeff Dennis, WHS '79.

Photo gallery here.

I'm not sure how this works but just in case you do, the Championships are on Waycross TV:

Channel 4 - Monday 2/15 at 3:00 PM, Friday 2/19 at 11 AM.
Channel 15 - Tuesday 2/16 at 9:00 PM
Channel 24 - Thursday 2/18 at Midnight
The flyer also says you can watch anytime at: http://www.waycross.tv/

Next up: This Friday and Saturday - Sectionals at Goshen

Wyoming hockey?

Does Wyoming have a hockey team?  Well, yes and no.  We don't have an official school team, but we certainly have some Wyoming High School students playing some serious hockey on a "club" team. While the majority of the team's players are from Wyoming, they also have skaters from Walnut Hills, Princeton and Summit Country Day.  They play in the Cincinnati Amateur Hockey Association.

Coach Jim Flannery describes the Wyoming players:

#1-Joseph Dulemba. (Junior).. our top goalie. Joseph has a 88.5% save average. In 8 of his 15 starts, he has held the opponent to 3 or fewer goals per game.. the mark of a great goalie.

#16- Andrew Dunbar (Junior) plays right wing and has 22 goals and 14 assists already this season, the #3 scorer on the team.

#3- James Edwards (Senior) centers our second line and is one of the emotional leaders on the team. James is the #4 scorer on the team with 16 goals and 19 assists.

# 13 - Ted Schneider (Senior) is one of our anchor defense men. He has 13 assists from his defensive position and has been selected "Star of the Game" 5 times so far this season.

#7 - Brian Spitzig (Junior) is the Offensive Captain for the team, leads the team in points with 23 goals and 22 assists including 3 different "Hat-Tricks" (3 goals on a game) and 3 "playmaker" (3 assists in a game) games. Brian earns that "C" on his sweater every time he steps onto the ice.

#8 - Paul Swabek (Junior) is one of our utility men. He contributes mostly on defense, has 6 assists and 6 "Game Stars" this season.

The team would love some fan support as they head into the season ending tournament the weekend of February 26-28.  They are currently ranked 6th in their 13 team league.  Once seedings are final and the tourney schedule is complete we'll let you know exactly when and where you can see them, but reserve some time that weekend now.
(L to R): Forwards James Edwards, Andrew Dunbar and Brian Spitzig, Goaltender Joseph Dulemba (Thanks to the Dulembas for the picture)

Thanks to Coach Jim Flannery for the information and to Sherri Callaghan for the heads up.

Boys swimming wins Division II Sectionals

Congratulations to the boys swimming team, which won the Division II sectional championship, held Friday at Keating Natatorium at St. X High School.

Team Scores: 1. Wyoming 597, 2. Clark Montessori 210, 3. Roger Bacon 196, 4. Taylor 171, 5. Wilmington 164, 6. Purcell Marian 159, 7. Badin 75, 8. Norwood 69, 9. Ross 66, 10. Clinton-Massie 23.

200 Medley Relay -1. Wyoming 1:40.50 (Zach Fischer, Jonathan Profitt, Michael Murphy, Owen Dunbar), 2. Roger Bacon 1:53.11, 3. Taylor 1:55.75, 4. Wilmington 2:00.32, 5. Clark Montessori 2:04.54;

200 free -1. Huff (NWD) 1:46.70, 2. Quallen (WIL) 1:46.72, 3. Brauning (RB) 1:50.70, 4. Sam Rominger (WY) 1:55.47, 5. Todd Goodall (WY) 1:57.02, 6. Andrew Kraner (WY) 2:00.57.

200 IM -1. AJ Burt (WY) 2:03.65, 2. Jonathan Profitt (WY) 2:09.46, 3. Matt Carr (WY) 2:19.89, 4. Evan Handler (WY) 2:23.15, 5. Anello (RB) 2:30.28;

50 free -1. Hines (TA) 22.14, 2. Zach Fischer (WY) 22.21, 3. Pat Dierker (WY) 22.81, 4. Owen Dunbar (WY) 22.84, 5. Bates (PM) 22.97, 9. David Weinrich (WY) 26.25.

100 Fly -1. Michael Murphy (WY) 52.66, 2. Eric Lethander (WY) 53.15, 3. Quallen (WIL) 53.41, 4. Paul Hoffman (WY) 55.66, 5. John Dreyer (WY) 58.57;

100 free -1. Michael Murphy (WY) 48.91, 2. Eric Lethander (WY) 49.35, 3. Brauning (RB) 49.36, 4. Pat Dierker (WY) 49.54, 5. Owen Dunbar (WY) 50.04;

500 free -1. Huff (NWD) 4:49.39, 2. Brennan Burt (WY) 5:12.65, 3. Todd Goodall (WY) 5:16.17, 4. Sam Rominger (WY) 5:17.53, 5. Robisch (RB) 5:30.38;

200 Free Relay -1. Wyoming 1:30.26 (Pat Dierker, Eric Lethander, AJ Burt, Michael Murphy), 2. Roger Bacon 1:39.27, 3. Taylor 1:42.07, 4. Purcell Marian 1:43.27, 5. Clark Montessori 1:46.13;

100 Back -1. Zach Fischer (WY) 53.01, 2. Hines (TA) 55.07, 3. Paul Hoffman (WY) 59.56, 4. Andrew Kraner (WY) 1:00.39, 5. John Dreyer (WY) 1:03.72;

100 Breast -1. Jonathan Profitt (WY) 1:00.04, 2. AJ Burt (WY) 1:03.17, 3. Brennan Burt (WY) 1:06.31, 4. Meyer (TA) 1:08.88, 5. Johnston (PM) 1:12.23, 7. Evan Handler (WY) 1:14.17

400 Free Relay -1. Wyoming 3:19.15 (AJ Burt, Pat Dierker, Eric Lethander, Zach Fischer), 2. Wilmington 3:46.52, 3. Clark Montessori 3:56.09, 4. Purcell Marian 4:02.68, 5. Taylor 5:14.71.

Full results here.

Next up: Qualifiers (top two finishers) advance to Districts - Friday at Miami


Boys basketball defeats Finneytown

The boys basketball team defeated Finneytown 79-73 last night at Finneytown.  The win improves their record to 10-6 overall, 8-4 in the CHL.

The Cowboys came back from a 5 point half time deficit to tie the game 46-46 at the end of the third quarter.  Both teams went on a scoring spree in the fourth with Wyoming netting 33 and Finneytown 27.  The 79 total points marked the first time this season that the Cowboys tallied in the seventies.

Jacob Allsop led all scorers with 15.  Also in double figures were Eric Price with 13, and Tony Davis, Jonathan Tighe and Kyle Seyfried with 11 each.  This was Kyle's first action since being out with mono after the January 2nd game at Mason.

Next up: at home vs. Taylor on Saturday - freshman at 4:30, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30.

Tri-County Press - 2-10-10

I think that the TCP covered all sports with this issue: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, boys and girls swimming and wrestling.  It also covers signing day.

Eight Wyoming athletes have their pictures in as well.

This week's issue here.


Enquirer Coaches' Polls

Girls Basketball- Division II-IV - Week 10 - 6th, up from tied for 6th
Boys Basketball - Division II-IV - Week 9 - tied for 15th
Wrestling - Division II-III - Week 9 - 10th
The swimming polls didn't change, that is, they still show week 3 (girls) and 1 (boys), although no change is OK when you're #1:
Girls Swimming - Division II - Week 3 - 1st
Boys Swimming - Division II - Week 1 - 1st

Full listings here.


Don't forget about the Booster Bash

The Booster Bash is just over a month away - March 13th at the Civic Center. 

Get your tickets now!!

All the details are here.

Snow 1, Schedule 0

All today's school athletic activities have been cancelled.

The Boys Game against Finneytown has been rescheduled to tomorrow at Finneytown.

As stated in one of yesterday's posts, the Boys Talawanda Game has been rescheduled to 2/20 at Wyoming.

Girl's Varsity Basketball has been rescheduled at Deer Park for this Saturday at 12:00.


Tonight's Girls Basketball Game vs. Finneytown postponed one week to February 16th

Tonight's Girls Basketball Game vs. Finneytown is postponed one week to February 16th. 

I guess you could have just read the headline. 

Oh well. 

You should skip down and find out about the athletes of the week.

Are you still reading?  There's no more information. 

Now I'm just deliberately wasting your time.

Athletes of the week

Congratulations to this week's athletes of the week:

Emily Fraik for the girls basketball team. Emily helped lead them to two victories last week.

Chris Campbell for the boys basketball team. Chris had 30 points in two games last week. He also had 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Boys basketball game rescheduled

The boys basketball game vs. Talawanda postponed last Saturday night has been rescheduled for Saturday February 20th - Freshman, JV and Varsity. Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30 PM.

Daniel Leish sets Wyoming "near falls" points record

Daniel Leish recently set a new Wyoming single season record for "near fall" points.

What is a near fall?

It is when you have the opponents back to the mat and you are able to hold him there for 2-5 seconds (2 to 4 seconds equals 2 points, 5 seconds equals 3 points), obviously without their shoulders touching or that is a pin and the match is over. The 5 second hold is the most points you can get in each match and can happen multiple times.

Daniel still has the CHLs, Sectionals, etc. to extend his record.

Daniel now has 136 near fall points.  Teammate Neal Williams previously had the record.

2008-2009 Neal Williams 118
2008-2009 Matt Andersen 115
2007-2008 Neal Williams 78
2008-2009 Pete Richman 76
2008-2009 Daniel Leish 76
2005-2006 Graham Marteney 75
2006-2007 Neal Williams 70


Girls basketball #2 seed in Division II playoffs

The girls basketball team has garnered the #2 seed in the Division II sectionals and will open tournament play on February 24th at 7:30 PM at Withrow.

Our bracket is here.

Enquirer article here

Article also includes quotes from Ursuline head coach and Wyoming resident Dave Loper.


Harry Meisner nominated for "That's My Boy" Award

Harry Meisner has been nomated for ehe 43rd National Football Foundation's "That's My Boy" Award.  It will be presented at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza on Feb. 18th at 7 p.m.

Solomon Wilcots, CBS analyst and former Bengals player, will be the keynote speaker. The award is based on the accumulation of points in football achievements, academic achievement and extracurricular and community activities.

Full Enquirer article here.

Wyoming girls exceed expectations

Community press article here.


Tonight's Boys basketball games postponed

Tonight's boys basketball games vs. Talawanda have been postponed due to the weather.

Girls basketball at Deer Park postponed

Please note per the schedule above that today's 2:30 girls basketball game at Deer Park has been postponed.

Boys basketball upends Deer Park

The boys basketball team defeated Deer Park last night at home by a score of 49-38.  The win improves the Cowboys to 9-6, 7-4 in the CHL.

Wyoming took a comfortable 20-11 lead into the second half.  Deer Park did make things interesting in the third quarter, but the Cowboys took charge again in the fourth and coasted to a victory.

Chris Campbell continues his recent scoring surge with a 15 point night, including a pair of three pointers.  Evan Aleshire was also in double figures with 10.

Next up: tonight's games vs. Talawanda have been POSTPONED.  At Finneytown next Wednesday - Frosh at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.
Photo gallery here.