Tennis team downs Finneytown, goes to 7-4

The boys tennis team went to Finneytown on Thursday and came away with a 4-1 victory to raise its record to 7-4.

Mason Bourbon defeated Menke 6-0, 6-0, Luke Prather defeated Wilhelm 6-0, 6-0, Matt Sumner- Jason Diamond defeated Seibert-S. Siegle 6-1, 6-2 and Alex Mangas-Adam Tucker defeated Anderson- Dockendorf 6-0, 6-0.

Lacrosse fundraising

From: Matt Fischer, President, Wyoming Lacrosse Club

A very generous parent of a WHS Varsity athlete, who wishes to remain anonymous, has has offered a fundraising challenge to the greater Wyoming lacrosse family.  They will match up to 3K (total) any donations made this week to the 2010 Varsity/JV fundraising efforts to help us keep our commitment to the school district.   The Wyoming Lacrosse Club committed to raising a total of $40,000 over 4 years to help offset the cost of introducing a new varsity sport into the district.  We are in the final days of this year's campaign goal of $9200.   I've attached a PDF* of the donation card for anyone interested in making a contribution to our cause.  Feel free to contact me directly or drop off the contribution at the address below. 

Sticks Up!

Matt Fischer
President, Wyoming Lacrosse Club
120 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming Ho, 45215
* Matt sent me the PDF but I can't post it to the blog.  E-mail Matt or wyoroundup@gmail.com for a copy.

Krekeler, Zennie lead softball past Cincinnati Country Day

Abby Zennie went yard and collected two RBI and Lillian Krekeler went 3-3, scored two runs and had two RBI to help lead the softball team over Cincinnati Country Day by a score of 7-0 yesterday.

Rachel Rodrigue got the shutout and win to go to 4-2 on the season.

The girls are now 12-6 (8-2) on the year.

Next up: this afternoon at Indian Hill at 4:30.

Boys lacrosse loses by one goal to Indian Hill

From our lacrosse stringer on Wednesday night's game:
A perfect night for lacrosse as the Indian Hill Braves traveled to Lewis Stadium to battle the Wyoming Cowboys and what a battle it was. The Braves established an early lead in the first period scoring four goals to the Cowboy's single goal. In the second period Wyoming scored two more goals and Indian Hill answered back with one goal for a half time score of five to three, Indian Hill. Both teams scored two goals in the third quarter giving Indian Hill a two point lead at the end of the third period. Displaying great fortitude both teams played hard the fourth period and with one minute and forty-one seconds left, the Cowboys scored making it a one point game. In the last minute and forty-one seconds of the game both teams took their remaining time-outs and coaches strategized the best possible plan to bring victory to their teams. After several near missed shots by the Cowboys the clock counted down to zero and Indian Hill won by one point. Fans enjoyed the teams and a great game.

The first goal of the game was scored by the Wyoming Cowboys when Attackman Austin Hughes #1 found a Midfielder Tyler Cornelius #44 cutting to the crease. Austin’s well timed pass allowed Tyler to score the opening goal within the first minute of the game. Indian Hill’s reply was four unanswered goals in the first period scored by Attackmen Meyer #2 and Weiner #9, with two of the four scored by Midfielder Bauer #5. 

The Wyoming Cowboys came from behind to within one of tying the game. All of the Defenseman played a great game. To name a few of the “D-poles, Tommy Campbell #36 who laid some hard hits on Braves bodies, Matt Fisher #10 who stuck to his man and had an interception, and Harrison Wood #40 who played d-pole middie and really stepped up to the plate as a sophomore tonight. D-Pole John Colton #33 played an outstanding game distinguishing himself as the high loose ground balls controlled player for the game with five balls. Austin Hughes, Tyler Cornelius, and Daniel Leish were the goals scorers with three, two, and one goals respectively throughout the game. The team was glad to see Will Irwin #23 back out of the field tonight after his recovering from an injury. Will has healed up nicely and still has the speed the Wyoming Cowboys need for the fast breaks and loose ball control. Austin Hughes, James Edwards, and Nick Kamphaus had assists on the night demonstrating selfless sportsmanship and team camaraderie.

Fans from both High Schools joined together to cheer on their teams and like other sporting events played between Wyoming and Indian Hill everyone was sure to get their money’s worth of athletic competition good team rivalry at the highest level. Everyone still talks about the thriller football game between the two schools this past season and tonight’s lacrosse game exhibited some of the same level of competition and enthusiasm.

Next up: (is more complicated than normal) - the JV plays Elder at home tonight at 5.  The varsity game against Summit Country Day tonight has been cancelled.  The next varsity game is next Tuesday, May 4th at home vs. Miami Valley School at 7 PM.  No JV game.

Varsity game photo gallery here.

The JV team lost to Indian Hill 9-1.  Connie McCaslin JV photo gallery here.


Tri-County Press 4-28-10

Baseball, softball, tennis (with pictures), boys lacrosse, boys track (with picture), girls track (with picture).

Issue here.

Baseball loses to Indian Hill

The baseball team lost 4-1 to Indian Hill on Wednesday. 

Max Kadish took the loss for the Cowboys, who didn't offer much run support.  Adam Chalmers led the offensive charge, going 2-3 with the team's lone RBI.

Next up: rematch Friday at Indian Hill at 4:30 PM

Connie McCaslin photo gallery here.

Heuer, DeBlasis knock in two each as softball downs Indian Hill

Carly Heuer and Bailey DeBlasis each knocked in two as the softball team downed Indian Hill yesterday by a score of 4-2.  Bailey was 2-4 for the game.  Abby Zennie continued her hot hitting by going 3-3.

Gabby Potvin picked up her eighth win of the year versus four losses.

The team is now 11-6 (8-2) on the season.

Next up: home vs. Cincinnati Country Day today at 4:15 PM.

Mason Bourbon goes to 9-1 on season

First singles player Mason Bourbon improved his record to 9-1 on the season with a 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 over Matt Duma in the Cowboys loss to St. X (B) yesterday.

The team in now 6-4 on the season.

Next up: at Finneytown (Brant Elementary) today at 4 PM

Connie McCaslin gallery here.

Wyoming lacrosse gaining steam

Community Press artile here.


Athletes of the week

Congratulations to our athletes of the week:
Mason Bourbon - Boys Tennis - 8-1 record and 2nd in the Coaches tournament last week.

Jane Streeter - Softball - For leadership, team support and the ability to maintain her clear vision of the future even when her vision of the present is blurry.

Boosters looking to fill Secretary, Treasurer positions

The Boosters are looking to fill two positions on the Board:

Secretary - Lynne O'Brien is stepping down after many years of service.  The main responsibility is to attend the Booster meetings (four per year), take notes and publish the minutes of the meeting.

Treasurer - Rod Apfelbeck is stepping down after nearly five years in this position.  The main responsibilities are depositing concessions money, paying bills (done online so pretty easy), and keeping a simple spreadsheet of what comes in and goes out.  Let's face it, Rod's an OK guy, but he's not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm guessing most of you could do this job with one arm tied behind your back.

Please call Booster President Tom Horn if you're interested at 821-4646.

Girls lacrosse loses to Milford

The girls lacrosse team lost to Milford Monday 17-9.

Wyoming goal scorers were Laura Cress, Stephanie Lohman (2), Julie King (3), Alex Fraik, Carly Levick, and Emily Hughes.

Varsity photo gallery here.

The JV lost 12-2 and got goals by Megan Roush and Brittany Sena.

JV photo gallery here.

Next up: tonight at Bishop Fenwick, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.

Softball loses 3-2 to 6th ranked Batavia

The softball team lost 3-2 to Batavia yesterday.  Batavia is ranked 6th in the current Enquirer's Coaches' poll.

Abby Zennie had another strong day at the plate, going 2-4 with 2 RBI.  Unfortunately, that actually LOWERED Abby's batting average.  That's the problem when you're hitting .540.  (I sent a note to the guy who runs the CHL web site about having a minimum AB number.  The girl shown ahead of Abby on the league web site batting .667 has three at bats.  Abby has 50.)
Next up: home vs. Indian Hill today at 4:30 PM

Boys tennis defeats Chaminade-Julienne

The boys' tennis team defeated Chaminade-Julienne 3-2 yesterday in the state team tournament.

Mason Bourbon defeated Bole 7-6, 6-2 at first singles, Jason Diamond - Matt Sumner defeated Henne-Hanna 6-3, 6-3 at first doubles and Adam Tucker - Alex Mangas defeated Hinders-Matthews 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 at second doubles.

Next up: home today at 4 PM vs. St. X


Chip and dip

We've got a chip and dip from the Booster Bash that no one has claimed.  If it's yours, please e-mail me a brief description at wyoroundup@gmail.com and we'll get it to you.

Boys lacrosse downs Alter

From our boys lacrosse stringer:

Tonight’s game was played at the Wyoming Recreation Center due to a schedule conflict with the Wyoming A field at Lewis Stadium. Playing in the two to three inch high grass made for a different game than the Wyoming fans are used to but it certainly made for good ground ball action. Archbishop Alter traveled to Wyoming for the event. Both teams were well coached and the game officiated evenly. At the end of the first period Wyoming led three to one and by the end of the half both teams had doubled their first period scores for a six to two half-time score. In the third period Wyoming scored six goals to Alter's one and in the fourth period Wyoming scored another four goals with Alter adding one more goal for a final of Wyoming 16, Archbishop Alter 4.
Over the weekend the Wyoming Cowboys held a Captain’s practice on Saturday to shake out their sticks and focus on the Monday first game of the week. There are several Cowboys who are healing up from injuries to include Will Irwin and Matt Ames both of whom are recovering from high ankle sprains. Will is expected to see action either this week or the next with Matt following close behind. Both players are missed in the offensive and defensive line-up.

Goalie Michael Sagan #27, played an excellent game with nine goalie saves over twenty-five full field clears. Tonight the high ground balls controlled leader was David Zanoni #41, with nine balls controlled. In a game of possession the Cowboys cleaned the field of loose balls with John Colton #33, Tyler Cornelius #44, and Nick Kamphaus #15 controlling six loose ground balls a piece. In an example of selfless play, both Austin Hughes #1 and James Edwards #3 had three assists each. The leading goal scorer for the evening was Attackman Daniel Leish #5, who scored five goals and received several excellent passes to the side of the crease. Harry Meisner #49 and Austin Hughes each had three goals with Travis Courtney and Tyler Cornelius scoring two goals apiece.

Due to the schedule conflict the JV did not have a game tonight however the entire JV team dressed out tonight and contributed greatly to the Wyoming Cowboy’s win. On the field tonight Jack “Hammer” McCaslins # 13, scored a fourth period goal and was batting a thousand with one shot on goal/one goal made. Corbin Guggenheim #6, played at the midfield position tonight and also took several of the face-offs displaying confident face-off skills. Other JV players receiving significant game time and stats include Conner Hughes and Richie Irwin. Josh Sagan #45 also saw a lot of defensive/midfield playing time as he filled in for the injured Matt Ames #10.
Next up: home this Wednesday vs. Indian Hill - JV at 5, Varsity at 7


April showers bring...postponements

The varsity and JV baseball and varsity softball games vs. Taylor have been postponed to May 4th.

Girls lacrosse at home vs. Milford is on - JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7.

Tennis team takes 5th in GCTCA Flight B

The boys' tennis team took 5th place in the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Flight B this past weekend, despite prom being sandwiched in the middle of the tourney.

Coach Plattenburg said, "We played in the second toughest flight with some big-school teams."  Final standings were:

1. St X (b)
2. LaSalle
3. Elder
4. Lakota West
5. Wyoming
6. Talawanda
7. Indian Hill

Mason Bourbon finished 2nd at First Singles losing to Matt Sherba (Talawanda) in the finals.
Next up: Wednesday at home at 4 PM vs. St. X

Neal Williams first team Enquirer Division II-IV Wrestling All-Star

Neal Williams was chosed by the Enquirer as a first team Division II-IV Wrestling All-Star at 160 pounds.

Daniel Leish was selected Honorable Mention at 152 pounds.

Enquirer page here.

Enquirer Winter All-Star Links

As promised yesterday:

Boys basketball

Girls basketball


Bowling, girls swimming

Gymnastics, hockey, boys swimming

I also added the links to the original, individual posts.  For some reason this seems to have made the wrestling post as if new.  ??

CHL Diving Championship Pictures

Back on this January 30th post (in its entirety below, so guess I didn't need to link to it), I told you about the CHL Diving Championships:

In the CHL diving championships held last night at Mariemont, Cameron Merton took the boys crown with a total of 223.65, more than 5 points ahead of the second place finisher. The Cowboys were also ably represented by Andrew Wolf who took 6th, David Weinrich in 7th and Andrew Tamenko who finished 8th.

On the girls side, Katie Horn took 3rd, and was just 1.5 points back of the 2nd place finisher. Brett Miller took 5th for the Cowboys.

I have pictures, but the computer I use for my photos is displaying what is apparently known as the "Blue Screen of Death" so it may be a little while before I can post those.
At long last, here they are:

Cameron Merten

Katie Horn

Brett Miller

Andrew Wolf

David Weinrich

Andrew Tamenko

Photo gallery here.


Nikki McKee named Enquirer Division II Player of the Year

Nikki McKee was named the Enquirer's Player of the Year in Girls' Basketball Division II.

Tony Davis was named Honorable Mention for Divisions II-IV Boys' Basketball.

Enquirer girls basketball page here.

Enquirer boys basketball page here.

Oberholzer Swimmer of the Year; Akinbi, Abby Gibbons, Gilbert, Theiler on Enquirer First Team

Back-to-back state swimming champion Celia Oberholzer was chosen by the Enquirer as the Division II Swimmer of the Year.

The following were chosen for the Enquirer first team Division II Swimming All-Star Team:

Mariah Akinbi
Abby Gibbons
Claire Gilbert
Rachel Theiler

Selected as Honorable Mention for specific events:

Claire Gilbert - 200 IM
Celia Oberholzer - 50 Freestyle
Abby Gibbons, Claire Gilbert, Rachel Theiler, Celia Oberholzer - 200 Freestyle Relay
Rachel Theiler - 100 Breaststroke

Enquirer page here.

David Elliott Enquirer Division II Boys' Coach of the Year, Girls' Coach of the Year

Wyoming Coach David Elliott was selected as Coach of the Year in Division II for both Boys' Swimming and Girls' Swimming.  He led the girls to the district title and a 7th place finish at state and the boys to a district title and second place at state.

Enquirer boys swimming page here.

Enquirer girls swimming page here.

Burt, Dierker, Dunbar, Fischer, Lethander, Merten, Murphy, Profitt make Enquirer First Team Boys' Swimming

Wyoming took eight of the eleven first team spots on the Enquirer's Division II Boys' Swimming All-Star Team.  These members were:

AJ Burt
Pat Dierker
Owen Dunbar
Zach Fischer
Eric Lethander
Cameron Merten
Michael Murphy
Jonathan Profitt

In addition, the following were named Honorable Mention for specific events:
AJ Burt, Jonathan Profitt - 200 IM
Owen Dunbar - 50 Freestyle
Eric Lethander - 100 Butterfly
Michael Murphy, Pat Dierker, Owen Dunbar - 100 Freestyle
Zach Fischer - 100 Backstroke
AJ Burt - 100 Breaststroke

Enquirer page here.

Enquirer All-Stars

The Enquirer All-Stars pages are not currently online but they should be in the next day or two.  I will link to them when they're available.

JV lacrosse pictures

Since prom pretty much shut down athletics for a couple of days I had time to work on these girls' JV lacrosse pictures from April 15th vs. Ursuline.

As Coach Murphy pointed out in an earlier post, many of these girls are picking up sticks these season for the first time ever.

But they are certainly playing hard and having fun.

Next up: home vs. Milford tomorrow night - JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7

Photo gallery here.


Jibreel Black named South defensive MVP in Ohio North-South Classic

From today's Enquirer:

Wyoming's Jibreel Black had two sacks to stop a North drive in in the fourth quarter and help the South to a 23-20 victory in the Ohio North-South Classic Friday night at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.  Black was named the South's defensive MVP.
From the Columbus Dispatch:
Every bit as deserving of the [MVP] honor were the South's quick and nasty defensive linemen, who worked over the North's huge counterparts in dictating the tone of the game. North quarterbacks were on the run all night, resulting in turnovers and impossible third-and-long situations.
Jibreel will also be playing in the Big 33 Football Classic, pitting Ohio's vs. Pennsylvania's best graduating high school players.  The game will be held on June 19th at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Rebuilding year for Wyoming tennis?

Community Press article here.


Powder Puff is back on May 22nd

Wyoming High School Cheerleaders are sponsoring the

3rd annual Powder Puff Games

Saturday, May 22nd

12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Gate proceeds benefit:

Wyoming Youth Services Bureau & Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center

Admission: $2.00 - students / $4.00 - adults
NO CHL passes accepted.

Concessions will be available.

First game: Freshman vs Juniors begins at noon
Second game: Sophomores vs Seniors begins at approximately 1:00 pm
Championship game: Winner of 1st game & 2nd game begins at approximately 2:00 pm

Crider knocks in three as baseball downs Finneytown

Adam Crider went three for three on Wednesday, including a double, and knocked in three runs as the baseball team beat Finneytown 6-1.

Max Kadish got the win for the Cowboys.

Also contributing on offense was Ryan Bundy, who was 3-3 with a double.

Krekeler leads softball over Finneytown

Lillian (Lil' Lil) Krekeler went 3-4 with a double to lead the softball team past Finneytown on Wednesday by a score of 9-0.

Gabby Potvin fanned 10 on the way to the win.

Tri-County Press 4-21-10

Three pages of sports - boys tennis, girls & boys lacrosse, baseball, softball, track & field, alum Jon Edgington.

This week's issue here.

Boys lacrosse beats Bishop Fenwick 17-9

From our intrepid lax stringer:

Coach Hughes finished the final offensive briefing to the attack and midfield lines as Coach Porter provided words of wisdom to the long pole defensemen. Hughes then huddled the entire team as they all raise their sticks high in the air, “Ground Balls on three. One, two, three” (in energetic unison) GROUND BALLS!!! and the Wyoming Cowboys take the field at Bishop Fenwick.

This was another great night for High School Boys Lacrosse and another win for the Cowboys. The final score was 17 to 9. At the end of the first period Fenwick was ahead by a goal 4 to 3 and at half time the Cowboys tied it up five all. During the second half the Cowboys picked up their offensive game to score twelve goals, six in the third period and six in the fourth period. Fenwick score two goals in the third and two in the fourth with a final 17 to 9 win for Wyoming. The arena for the game was a grass field marked and lined just for lacrosse. Thanks to the coaches and referees for a well played game.

Tyler Hughes (#22) was the top shooter for the evening with five goals scored. His fellow attackman, Daniel Leish (#5) and Austin Hughes (temporarily #4 on the road, #1 at home) scored four goals a piece to put the game out of Bishop Fenwick’s reach. Senior Captain James Edwards led the team with 4 assists and also scored two goals and three ground balls controlled. Tyler Cornelius (#44) took twenty-one faceoffs during the game winning 70% (15) of the attempts. Cornelius also had the highest ground balls controlled with seven. Coach Hughes instills in the players “lacrosse is a game of possession and winning grounds balls wins games.” With the GROUND BALL charge at the beginning of the game, after every time out, and beginning every period, everybody steps up to keep the ball off the ground. Other significant ground balls warriors include Harry Meisner (#49), James Edwards (#3), Nik Kamphaus (#15), and defenseman John Colton (#33). The gate keeper, the Cowboys goalie, Michael Sagan (#27) played an outstanding game with thirteen saved goals and twenty-three clears.

At the conclusion of the game the team huddles again to recognize the other team with sticks held high “Rah, rah, Fenwick!” and everyone walks the line shaking hands, thankful for the good game and sportsmanship. Coach Hughes and Porter huddle the team for final guidance and instructions for the next day’s practice but before the team leaves the field … “On three … One, two, three GROUND BALLS!!!
Next up: next Wednesday the 28th at home vs. Indian Hill, JV at 5, Varsity at 7


More good news on Jane Streeter

More good news on Jane from her mom Claudia:

We went to see the eye doctor and surgeon today with Jane and everything continues to be good news. The blood clots are over 95% cleared up, and vision is returning to normal. The swelling is almost all gone, and Jane is looking to return to normal. Her iris still does not respond correctly to light, but it has improved somewhat. The doctor said if it is going to return to full function, it may take up to a year for full recovery. One more trip to a surgeon on Friday afternoon to check out her nose.
So far, no one is suggesting she should not be able to enroll in the AFA in June.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers—I think we will not need any more updates!

Tennis downs Mariemont 4-1

The tennis team slammed Mariemont by a score of 4-1 yesterday.

Wyoming winners were Mason Bourbon, who defeated Bezerra 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Gustav Plattenburg, who defeated Degerberg 6-1, 6-4 at second singles, Matt Sumner - Luke Prather who defeated Harris- Peck 6-3, 6-3 at 1st doubles and Alex Mangas - Trevor Hackett who defeated Franer-Lonnemann 6-4, 6-0 at second doubles.

This is the first CHL match of the year, so the team is 1-0 in the league, 4-3 overall.

Next up: this afternoon at Madeira (they play at the Madeira Swim & Tennis Club)

Baseball loses 11-10 to Turpin

Turpin came into Wyoming yesterday with a record of 15-1 and it took all they could muster to get an 11-10 win.

Hitting leaders for the Cowboys were Ryan Bundy, who was 2-3 with a triple, Michael Becker who was 2-4 with a double, Max Kadish 2-5, Evan Aleshire 2-4, and Adam Chalmers with a double.

Before the game the senior players were honored:

Evan Aleshire
Michael Becker
David Kriner
Joe Meier
Justin Slivken

Next up: home vs. Finneytown this afternoon at 4:30.

Did you know?

You can click on most of the pictures in the blog and see a bigger version?  Try it on the girls hurdling below.  Much better.

It even works with the e-mail version.  In that case, (at least in Yahoo! mail), it opens a new window you can then just close.  If you're reading the actual blog online, just hit the back button.

Girls track team finishes 3rd at Wyoming Invitational

The girls track team finished 3rd at the Wyoming Invitational Track Meet held this past Saturday.

Full team results: McNick 180, Indian Hill 124, Wyoming 60, NCH 32, Little Miami 25.5, Monroe 20, Lebanon 15, Taylor 14, Summit CD 13, Goshen 12, Seven Hills 11.5

Wyoming girls/relay teams finishing in the top 6:

4 X 800 Relay - 5th place - Wyoming 12:13.30
100 High Hurdles - 3rd place - Gorby 16.83
100 High Hurdles - 4th place - Livingston 16.96

100 Meter Dash - 3rd place - Reineke 14.05
4 X 200 Relay - 2nd place - Wyoming 1:54.45
1600 Meter Run - 1st place - Stites 5:33.64

1600 Meter Run - 6th place - Waxler 6:14.05
4 X 100 Relay - 5th place - Wyoming 55.11
400 Meter Dash - 4th place - Jolson 66.08

400 Meter Dash - 6th place - Thoreson 67.90

800 Run - 3rd place - Stites 2:39.05
200 Dash - 4th place - Jolson 28.68
200 Dash - 5th place - Jackson 29.20

4 X 400 Relay - 3rd place- Wyoming 4:42.77
High Jump - 4th place - Jolson 4’6”
Long Jump - 1st place - Reineke 15’4”

Photo gallery of boys and girls here.
For full meet results, click "Read more" below:

Boys track team finishes 8th at Wyoming Invitational

At the Wyoming Invitational Track Meet, held this past Saturday the boys came in 8th.

Full team results: McNick 98, Monroe 89.5, NCH 77, Indian Hill 74, Goshen 42, Little Miami 36, Seven Hills 32, Wyoming 27, Lebanon 25.5, Summit CD 10, Taylor 4.

Wyoming athletes/relay teams placing in the top 6:

4 X 200 Relay - 6th place - Wyoming 1:40.27
4 X 100 Relay - 5th place - Wyoming 47.58
400 Meter Dash - 6th place - Littlejohn 57.5
300 Inter. Hurdles - 4th place - Athans 45.84
800 Run - 5th place - Ngong 2:13.14
3200 Run - 2nd place - Gold 10:57.01

Discus - 4th place - Weeg 118’ 8½”

High Jump - 2nd place - Frost 5’6”

THANKS to all our parent volunteers.  It takes a lot of them to put on a meet.

Photo gallery for boys and girls here.

To see full event results, click on "Read more" below:

Stites sets new school 3200 meters record

Hello Americans. You know what the news is, in a minute, you're going to hear ... the rest of the story.

You know how you've seen athletes whose records are about to be broken, and they say that they're happy for it to happen, and you always think, "Come on. No you're not."

Well, here is an example where an athlete really is happy to have her record broken.

Emily Stites broke the school's girls' 3200 meter record Tuesday at the Springboro Quad meet.  She ran an 11:46.6, crushing the previous record of 12:00.1.

Who is the magnanimous athlete whose record, set just last year at the District Meet, was broken today?  None other than, Emily Stites. 

And now you know… the rest of the story.  Good day.


Horn leads softball past Finneytown

Katie Horn had a double, a home run and four RBI to lead the softball team past Finneytown by a score of 17-2 yesterday.

Joining her in the offensive fireworks were Abby Zennie, 3-4 with 3 RBI, and Rachel Rodrigue, who was 3-5.

Gabby Potvin picked up the W, raising her record to 5-3, while striking out 10.  Gabby, just a freshman, is among the leading pitchers in the CHL.  She is fourth in ERA at 1.81, fifth in wins with five, and fourth in strikeouts with 55.

The team is now 8-5 (5-2).

Next up: home vs. Finneytown on Wednesday at 4:30.

Baseball loses to Finneytown

The baseball team lost at Finneytown yesterday 5-3.

Offensive leaders for the Cowboys were Michael Becker and Adam Chalmers, who were each 2-3, and Evan Alshire with an RBI.

The team is now 8-9 (4-3).

The JV team beat Finneytown by the same score, 5-3.  Connie McCaslin photo gallery here.

Next up: "Senior day" game today at home vs. Turpin at 4:30.

Lacrosse drops a close one

From our lacrosse stringer:

It was a clear cool evening at Bob Lewis Stadium, home of the Wyoming Cowboys who hosted the Milford Eagles. This was a great game played by two well coached and disciplined teams. At the end of the first period the Cowboys led the Eagles 3 to 2. Eagles rallied to go up by one at the end of the first half (5 to 4). Both teams played tough defense in the third period only giving up one goal for each side bringing the score to Cowboys 5, Eagles 6. The fourth period was the hardest fought and with two minutes left in the game Wyoming led 9 to 7. During the next two minutes the Eagles converted on two fast breaks tying the game and sending the game into overtime. The face off at the beginning of 4 minutes of overtime took near 30 seconds to gain possession and quickly led to an Eagles goal to win the game. For Cowboy fans, this was yet another example of the great effort the Wyoming Boys Lacrosse Team brings to every game. These Cowboy lacrosse players conducted themselves in a manner which reflected a positive image of their team, the Wyoming High School, and their families. Honor the Game.

Jim Barre the Wyoming Athletic Director was on scene supporting the Cowboys. The Wyoming Coaching staff encourages the development of the game of lacrosse in the Wyoming area. This year we have had several Wyoming Football players join the team adding great value to the level of play. Through out the week you can catch lacrosse games not only at the high school level but also at the 7th and 8th grade fields located at the Wyoming recreation center. Sticks Up!!!
The JV game also went to overtime, but that also ended in a Wyoming loss, 5-4.
Connie McCaslin photo gallery here.
Next up: Wednesday at Bishop Fenwick, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30


Athletes of the week

Evan Aleshire: Had a great weekend hitting and had his 100th career hit.

Emily Stites: Won the 1600 meter run at the Wyoming Invitational Saturday.

Baseball senior day Tuesday

Tuesday (Home vs. Turpin) will be senior day for the Wyoming baseball players:

Evan Aleshire
Michael Becker
David Kriner
Joe Meier
Justin Slivken


Tri-County Press 4-14-10

Baseball, softball, track and tennis.

This week's issue here.

Lacrosse primer

You should check out a lacrosse game if you haven't.  They're fun to watch, even if you don't know what's going on.  To help you understand what's going on, see the primer below, provided by Kevin Cornelius (thanks Kevin).  The girls' game is fairly different, so you should check out at least one of those too.

The Wyoming Boys Lacrosse (LAX) team is entering its third season as a High School sanctioned sport. Head Coach Keith Hughes, who has coached many of the Wyoming Senior Class lacrosse players over the past six years, is encouraged by the level of play and competition in the upcoming season schedule.

Several of the Seniors this year started playing lacrosse under Coach Hughes in the 7th grade and it is obvious when you see their excellent stick skills. Lacrosse has been compared to the good hand and eye coordination found in hockey, the passing and picking of basketball, and the hard hitting excitement of football. Lacrosse is probably the oldest American sport. The game originated with the Native American Indians. The object of the game is to cradle the ball (the rock) in a mesh lined head attached to a stick while catching, running, and passing the ball. Shooting the ball at a goalie protected net is the scoring opportunity. The rules of the game seem confusing but are rather easy to pick up. The basic rules are as follows:

Note: Not all of these rules (like body checking) apply to every age group but they provide a good overview. Each division will adjust certain elements to help the game flow and safety.

Men's lacrosse is a contact game played by ten players: a goalkeeper, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen. The object of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent's goal. The team scoring the most goals wins. Each team must keep at least four players, including the goalie, in its defensive half of the field and three in its offensive half. Three players (midfielders) may roam the entire field. Teams change sides between periods. Each team is permitted two timeouts each half. The team winning the coin toss chooses the end of the field it wants to defend first. Men's lacrosse begins with a face-off. The ball is placed between the sticks of two squatting players at the center of the field. The official blows the whistle to begin play. Each face-off player tries to control the ball. The players in the wing areas can release; the other players must wait until one player has gained possession of the ball or the ball has crossed the goal line. Center face-offs are also used after a goal and at the start of each quarter. Players may run with the ball in the crosse, pass and catch the ball. Only the goalkeeper may touch the ball with his hands. A player may gain possession of the ball by dislodging it from an opponent's crosse with a stick check, which includes the controlled poking and slapping of the stick and gloved hands of the player in possession of the ball. Body checking is permitted if the opponent has the ball. However, all contact must occur from the front or side, above the waist and below the shoulders. An opponent's crosse may also be stick checked if it is within five yards of a loose ball or ball in the air. (Not permitted in youth lacrosse) If the ball or a player in possession of the ball goes out of bounds, the other team is awarded possession of the ball. If the ball goes out of bounds after an unsuccessful shot on goal, the player nearest to the ball when and where it goes out of bounds is awarded possession. An attacking player cannot enter the crease around the goal, but may reach in with his stick to scoop a loose ball.

Personal Fouls
Slashing: Occurs when a player's stick viciously contacts an opponent in any area other than the stick or gloved hand on the stick.
Tripping: Occurs when a player obstructs his opponent at or below the waist with the crosse, hands, arms, feet or legs.
Cross Checking: Occurs when a player uses the handle of his crosse between his hands to make contact with an opponent.
Unsportsman like Conduct: Occurs when any player or coach commits an act which is considered unsportsman like by an official, including taunting, arguing, or obscene language or gestures.
Unnecessary Roughness: Occurs when a player strikes an opponent with his stick or body using excessive or violent force.
Illegal Crosse: Occurs when a player uses a crosse that does not conform to required specifications. A crosse may be found illegal if the pocket is too deep or if any other part of the crosse was altered to gain an advantage.
Illegal Gloves: Occurs when a player uses gloves that do not conform to required specifications. A glove will be found illegal if the fingers and palms are cut out of the gloves, or if the glove has been altered in a way that compromises its protective features.

Technical Fouls
Holding: Occurs when a player impedes the movement of an opponent or an opponent's crosse.
Interference: Occurs when a player interferes in any manner with the free movement of an opponent, except when that opponent has possession of the ball, the ball is in flight and within five yards of the player, or both players are within five yards of a loose ball.
Offsides: Occurs when a team does not have at least four players on its defensive side of the midfield line or at least three players on its offensive side of the midfield line.
Pushing: Occurs when a player thrusts or shoves a player from behind.
Screening: Occurs when an offensive player moves into and makes contact with a defensive player with the purpose of blocking him from the man he is defending.
Stalling: Occurs when a team intentionally holds the ball, without conducting normal offensive play, with the intent of running time off the clock.
Warding Off: Occurs when a player in possession of the ball uses his free hand or arm to hold, push or control the direction of an opponent's stick check.

The game of lacrosse is exploding across the United States. Known primarily as a Northeastern sport, lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America and is working its way west across the states. There are six Major League Lacrosse teams, and 60 Division I NCAA lacrosse teams in North America.

Track coaches reenact Iwo Jima flag raising

OK - they were just putting the lacrosse nets back in after the Wyoming Invitational track meet but it kind of looks like the Iwo Jima flag raising.

I've got a lot of track pictures so hope to work on them today (sounds better than mulching) but thought I'd post this as a tease.

Black's appearance in Ohio North-South Classic on SportsTime Ohio

The paper says that the Ohio North-South Classic state all-star football game, which will be played this Friday night at 7 PM at Ohio Stadium, will be televised on SportsTime Ohio.  The main attraction of the game, of course, is Wyoming's own Jibreel Black.

I went online and couldn't find it, nor could I see where SportsTime Ohio is carried locally, but I often can't find the ketchup when it's right there in the refigerator door (poor Mrs. Roundup).

So hopefully you can find it and set it up to tape as you send your kids off to prom.

By the way, I checked with Jibreel and he said he should be back in plenty of time for post prom.

Gomez plates four, Cowboys down Norwood

Robert Gomez had four RBI as the baseball team defeated Norwood by a score of 11-8 yesterday. 

Colin Fogel got his first win of the season and Ryan Bundy picked up the save.

Also doing damage at the plate were Max Kadish, 2-4 with a double, Ryan with a double, Evan Aleshire who was 2-2, and Chris Campbell who was also 2-2.

Chalmers belts second homer of season, leads baseball past Purcell Marian

Adam Chalmers belted a home run, went 2-4 and had four RBI to lead the baseball team past Purcell Marion by a score of 13-1 (five innings).  Other strong hitting efforts came from Colin Fogel who had 2 RBI, Evan Aleshire who was 3-4 with a double, and Michael Becker, who was 2-3.

Andy Dickson was on the mound and picked up his second win of the season.

The win evens the team's record at 8-8.

Next up: Monday at 4:30 at Finneytown's Cook Field

Will Davis be Golden?

The paper yesterday said that Tony Davis received a scholarship offer from the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Aleshire collects 100th hit

Senior third baseman and co-captain Evan Aleshire had his 100th hit of his career in Wyoming's 11-8 win over Norwood on Saturday.

Evan came into the double-header with 95 hits and went 3-4 in the 13-1 victory over Purcell Marian and 2-2 in the Norwood game.

He is the first player to reach that mark since current Miami Redhawk co-captain Jon Edgington did it 3 years ago.

(Thanks to Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Keith Jordan for sending this information.)


Boys lacrosse downs Seven Hills

From our reporter in the field at the Wyoming-Seven Hills lacrosse game:

Excellent game played by both teams. If you love to watch LAX, these two teams played hard right down to the wire. At the end of the first quarter Seven Hills led 6 to 4 and at half time the teams were tied at 8. At the end of the third Wyoming led 11 to 10. As the game neared the last 45 seconds of the game the Cowboys had taken the lead by one and a man down holding the attacking Stingers to win the game. These were two well coached teams who displayed excellent sportsmanship.

Boys tennis off to strong start in state team meet

The Wyoming boys tennis team beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0 in the first match of the state team tournament yesterday afternoon at Colonial.

Mason Bourbon d. Kirby 6-0, 6-0, Gustav Plattenburg d. Corwell 6-0, 6-0, He'bert Sherrod d. Schultz 6-0, 6-0, Jason Diamond and Matthew Sumner d. Werner-Tellep 6-0, 6-0, and Adam Tucker and Harrison Belew d. Bixler-Brown 6-1, 6-0.

On Thursday at CHCA, Wyoming lost 3-2.  Winners for the Cowboys were Mason Bourbon, who won 6-2, 6-0, and Gustav Plattendurg who won 6-1, 4-6, 10-6.

Next up: vs. Mariemont at Mariemont Tennis Club on Tuesday the 20th at 4.

Wyoming girls' lax takes step forward

Community Press article here.

JV Lax loses squeaker to Fairfield

The following post and pictures from guest blogress Connie McCaslin:

The Wyoming JV lacrosse team played Fairfield under the lights on Friday night with a dramatic finish.

Down 4-0 at the half, Wyoming rallied in the second half, scoring 4 goals. Harrison Wood, Andrew Tamanko, Corbin Guggenheim, and Josh Sagan scored.

Unfortunately, Fairfield put one in the goal in the final quarter to win 5-4, but the second half was especially well played.

Adam Blum, the keeper, had some spectacular saves!

Fairfield photo gallery here.

Also see Connie's gallery of the JV game vs. Wilmington here.


Zennie (again) leads softball to victory

Abby Zennie continues to tear it up on the softball diamond.  Yesterday she was 2-3 with a double and an RBI in Wyoming's 3-0 win over Deer Park.  Abby is hitting a blistering .613 on the season with 5 doubles, a triple and 11 RBI on the season.

Rachel Rodrigue got the shutout victory, upping her win total to 3 for the season.  The team is now 7-3 (4-2).

Next up: home vs. Western Brown tomorrow at 4:30.


A note from Robbie Schlager:

The Wyoming Community is hosting a fundraiser for Julie Galloway and Olivia DeRoziere. Both Moms in the community fighting the cancer battle. The event is Friday from 6-10 at the Woodlawn Armory. $5 per person for a Spaghetti dinner provided by Gabby's. There will be constant raffles going on. And several different musical acts through out the night. The more people that we can touch letting them know about the event, the better our chances are to make a difference in these Wyoming families lives! Thanks Greatly appreciated. And hope to see you all there!!!

Peeno pitches baseball team to victory

Jordan Peeno picked up his first win of the season yesterday in Wyoming's 15-7 defeat of Deer Park.

Hitting leaders were Colin Fogel 2-3, Max Kadish 2-4, Evan Aleshire 2-4 (both doubles), and Adam Chalmers 3-4.  The win improves the Cowboys to 6-7 (4-2).

Pictures by Connie McCaslin.  Photo gallery here.  Thanks Connie!

Next up: at Loveland this afternoon at 4:30.


Mason leads tennis team past Mason

Mason Bourbon defeated first singles opponent Dmitriev 6-0, 6-0 yesterday to lead the Cowboys past Mason (no relation) by a score of 3-2.

Gustav Plattenburg at second singles defeated Schweppe 6-0, 6-3.  The first doubles team of Jason Diamond and Matt Sumner defeated Fitzgerald-Bhiranti 3-6, 6-1, 7-6.

Next up: at CHCA on Thursday at 4 PM.

DeBlasis, Zennie are double trouble for Deer Park

Bailey DeBlasis and Abby Zennie each pounded out two doubles and three hits to propel the softball team past Deer Park yesterday.  It took nine innings but the Cowboys came away with the 5-3 win.

Gabby Potvin improved her record to 4-1 while striking out 7 Deer Park hitters. 

Also stepping up at the plate were Lillian Krekeler with 2 RBI and Caroline Anderson who was 2-3.  The victory brings the team to 6-3 (3-2).

Next up: home today against Deer Park at 4:30.

Kadish leads baseball past Deer Park

Max Kadish went 3-5 with two doubles and 3 RBI to lead the Cowboys past Deer Park by a score of 10-3 yesterday at Deer Park.  Others with strong offensive outings were Joe Panos, 2-4 with 2 RBI, Evan Aleshire 2-2 with 2 runs scored and Adam Chalmers, who was 2-5.

Andy Dickson picked up the win, his first of the season.  The victory improves the team's record to 5-7 (3-2).

Next up: a rematch against Deer Park at home today at 4:30.

Tri-County Press 4-7-10

They were slow posting it online and then it kind of slipped my mind, but here is last Wednesday's Tri-County Press.

Coverage includes baseball and softball.

Nominate a Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year

The Community Press and Community Recorder are holding their second annual Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field.  Readers can nominate an athlete here until April 29.  Voting will then be open online from May 13 to June 10.

Nominate a Wyoming athlete today!

Jane Streeter update

An update on Jane Streeter's injury from her mom Claudia:

We met the surgeon today and he wants us to be in a wait and see mode. He thinks the different fractures and resulting problems (double vision, some movement restriction) will heal well enough that the risk of surgery is greater than the risk of leaving the broken areas alone. We will see him again in a week, and by then I think we will have to make a decision. The swelling should be reduced significantly by then and we will be able to evaluate eye function as well as appearance.

He also wants us to see another specialist to evaluate the fracture in her nose, and we meet with the retinal specialist (Mike Petersen) again tomorrow.

We are still in the information gathering mode, but the information tends to be positive and we are very thankful for that.

Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers.



Softball loses to Madeira

The softball team lost to Madeira yesterday by a score of 6-1.

Clara Rodrigue had a double for the Cowboys, who are now 5-3 (2-2).

Next up: at Deer Park this afternoon at 4:30.

Baseball loses to Madeira

The baseball team lost to league leading Madeira yesterday by a score of 18-9.  Michael Becker took the loss for the Cowboys.

Wyoming has three players in the top 10 of the Cincinnati Hills League in terms of batting average - Adam Chalmers is fourth, Ryan Bundy fifth and Max Kadish is ninth.  All had big days at the plate yesterday.  Adam was 3-3, Ryan was 2-5 and Max 2-3.  Others with big offensive games were Joe Panos, who was  3-4 and Chris Campbell, who was 2-4.

Next up: at Deer Park this afternoon at 4:30.


Photo galleries from guest photographer Connie McCaslin

Thanks to Connie McCaslin for the following photo galleries:

Boys JV lacrosse vs. Mariemont here

Boys varsity tennis vs. Sycamore here

Middle school boys tennis vs. CCD here

Jane's eye did not pop out at second base!

Jane Streeter was hit in the eye with a softball on Saturday and was hurt quite seriously.  I sent a note to the Streeters, asking if they were comfortable sending me an update that I could post to the blog.  Her mother, Claudia, sent the following response:

We have a wonderful community. So many people have reached out (including several people in the medical field).

We know that Jane has fractures in 3 different places around her eye—the thin floor bone below the eyeball, the bottom part of her orbital bone, and her nose. She’ll have surgery to repair these once the swelling and bleeding in and around the eye are reduced. Most importantly, they think that there has not been any permanent damage to her eye. We are waiting for a 5 day window period to pass – after that time period it’s less likely that the eye will start bleeding again.

We are hoping that everything continues to go well so that she can be ready for the Air Force Academy on June 24. We have several more hurdles, and are so thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers to help us get through.

Jane is very sorry to end her high school sports career this way; it was hard for her not to be at the field against Madeira today. But in the big scheme of things, this all seems fixable and we are so fortunate that there wasn’t a brain injury. (Although Stan jokes about that.)

You are welcome to let people know things are looking up. (It would be good to squash the rumor that her eye popped out at second base!)

What to do on a beautiful spring day

It was such a beautiful spring day yesterday that I decided to sit inside and watch the Masters and catch up on photos.

Baseball vs. McNick

Girls lacrosse vs. Seven Hills

Softball vs. Roger Bacon

Boys lacrosse vs. Mariemont

Jon Edginton and Miami Baseball vs. XU


Girls lacrosse update

On Wednesday the girls lacrosse JV team lost to Mercy 14-1.   Haley Boling scored our goal. 

Coach Murphy says, "Congratulations to the JV for getting their first game of the season under their belts - a first career game for most of them!"

The Varsity lost to Mercy 22-9.  Wyoming goal scorers were Laura Cress (2), Stephanie Lohman (1), Julie King (4), Emily Hughes (1) and Mary Tess Irvine (1)

Yesterday the varsity team demolished Little Miami by a score of 14-3.
Scoring goals were Laura Cress (4), Mary Jane Fischer (1), Julie King (3), Alex Fraik (2), Kelsey Cramer (2), Emily Hughes (1) and Mary Tess Irvine (1).

Goalie Maddie Schnider had a save percentage of 83% for the day (15 saves of 18 shots).

Photo gallery here.

Next up: home Monday night vs. Cincinnati Country Day - varsity only - 6 PM