Girls' Golf Awards

Girls' Varsity Golf Awards handed out at the Fall Sports Awards.

Rookie of the Year: Freshman Danielle Warren

Most Improved Player: Senior Grace Brown

Team Spirit Award: Senior Meg Decker

Most Valuable Player: Senior Rosie Levy

South West Ohio District All Stars:

Rosie Levy - Honorable Mention
Carly Heuer - Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all.

Tri-County Press 11-24-10

Sorry - had trouble finding this online.

Last week's issue here.

Swimming, alum David Harris featured.

Athletic Director Jim Barre to retire December 31st

Jim Barre, Wyoming’s Athletic Director since August 1998, has announced that he will retire on December 31st.

After graduating from Miami University, Jim started his career at Norwood Middle School in the fall of 1976, where he taught social studies and coached football and wrestling.

In 1982 Jim was promoted to Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football coach. During his 13 years in those positions the school won 17 league championships. The football team won three of those and made the playoffs in 1991. Jim has the most wins by any football coach at Norwood, 69.

Jim returned to his alma mater in the fall of 1998 as Wyoming’s athletic director. Just so you know what the AD job entails, Wyoming has over 800 athletic events annually, with 80 coaches, 24 varsity sports and 63 different teams.

Among many other accomplishments during his tenure, Jim was involved in the renovation of the gymnasium, team rooms, training room, weight room, baseball field, softball field and was co-chairman of the fund raising committee that raised $1.1 million and then oversaw the rebuilding of the track and turf football/soccer facility.

Jim also started the girls’ golf, girls’ and boys’ bowling and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs at the high school, tennis at the middle school as well as several junior varsity and freshman programs.

Finally, and I think most significantly, Jim’s tenure has been marked by excellence on the field, court, course and lane: Wyoming has won over 60 league titles during Jim’s 13 years and the Cincinnati Hills League Cup Championship ten straight years: 2000-2010. He is leaving us looking good for 2011 as well.

This excellence leads to high student participation, more athletes going on to play in college, and the ability to push kids to excel in the classroom as a precondition for participating in athletics. (As to the last item, Wyoming had 134 fall athletes win the CHL Academic Award, given to varsity letter winners with a 1st quarter GPA of 3.25 or higher.)

All of us in the Wyoming athletic community wish Jim a long and happy retirement.


Wyoming Swimming and Diving Team Website

I've added a link along the right side of the blog home page to the Wyoming Swimming and Diving Team web site.

Check the site out here.

Thanks to EI.

Guggenheim, Gonzalez win at Graham Preview

The Graham Preview was held Saturday evening. This preview had over 80 matches of the best of the Southwest Ohio Region. All 3 Divisions were in attendance. The results for Wyoming were...

125 Division 2 Corbin Guggenheim Wyoming defeats Division 1 Zach Tateman Vandalia Butler 3 - 0

135 Division 2 Mikey Gonzalez Wyoming defeats Division 1 Jake Parsons Vandalia Butler Fall 1:55

Enquirer Girls' Basketball Preview

Catching up from the long weekend - the Enquirer ran its Girls' Basketball Preview.

Wyoming was picked to finish 2nd in the CHL.  Full preview here.
Coach: Angie Edmonds (76-34)
Last season: 18-4 (12-2)
Key players: G Nikki McKee, G/F Hailee Schlager, G Michelle Jolson
By the numbers: Senior guard Nikki McKee led the CHL in scoring at 19.5 points per game.
Outlook: Wyoming won a CHL championship two years ago and finished second last season. This season should be a battle with Indian Hill for the top spot in the conference. Wyoming has a solid group of experienced players led by Nikki McKee, the CHL player of the year, and senior guard/forward Hailee Schlager.
The Cowboys were picked fourth in the Enquirer area coaches' preseason poll for Divisions II-IV behind Middletown Madison, Badin and Indian Hill.  Full listing here.

Underclassmen show a wealth of potential - article about area's top players, including:
Among Greater Cincinnati's top returning players are two reigning Enquirer players of the year - Wyoming senior Nikki McKee, last season's Division II pick, and Middletown Madison senior Ally Malott, the Division III selection.
Pendulum swings back to the north - article on area teams' standing in the state.



This Week in Cowboy Sports here.

Bowling Season Opens Tomorrow

The bowling team starts its season tomorrow against Oak Hills at Western Bowl.

Full varsity coed schedule here.


Your Hometown Enquirer

Check out page 13 of the "Your Hometown Enquirer" section of the paper today.  They reprinted the article about the volleyball team from the TCP and included a second picture.

(Thanks to Mrs. The Roundup for pointing it out.)

Happy Thanksgiving!!


All Southwest Ohio District Football Team Announced

The All Southwest Ohio District Football Team was announced last week.

Cowboys on the team:

First Team Offense
Jonathan Tighe
Drew Perry

First Team Defense
Tommy Campbell
Tony Davis

Second Team Offense
Matt McCoy

Second Team Defense
Eric Price

Special Mention
Kyle Seyfried
Max Kadish
Michael Travers


Panos 2nd team All-State, Panos & Richtand All-SW Ohio

Senior Joe Panos and sophomore Daniel Richtand from the boys' soccer team were selected to the All-Southwest Ohio soccer team.

Joe was also selected as 2nd team all-state.  The all-state team listing is here.

Congratulations to both.


Football Awards

More from the Fall Sports Awards night.

All Cincinnati Hills League

First Team
Matt McCoy - OL
Kyle Seyfried - QB
Jonathan Tighe - WR
Joe Panos - PK
Tommy Campbell - DL
Tony Davis - DL
Eric Price - LB
Max Kadish - DB
Chris Campbell - DB

Second Team
Michael Travers - LB
Terry Davis - OL
Drew Perry - RB
Michael Newman - DL

Honorable Mention
Tyler Cornelius - DB
Chris Dolle - WR
Jamie Beales - LB
Anthony Harris - OL

Defensive Player of the Year - Tommy Campbell


Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Assocation All-City Divisions II-III

First Team
Jonathan Tighe - WR
Joe Panos - PK
Tommy Campbell - DL
Tony Davis - DL
Max Kadish - DB

Second Team
Matt McCoy - OL
Kyle Seyfried - QB
Michael Newman - LB
Chris Campbell - DB


Wyoming "Cowboy" Awards

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER - Kyle Seyfried, Jonathan Tighe, & Robert Gomez

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER - Tommy Campbell & Michael Travers




BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Peter Kraner & Matt McCoy



BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Tony Davis & Eric Price

110% AWARD - Anthony Harris &Tyler Cornelius

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Michael Newman & Larson Graham


MOST IMPROVED UNDERCLASSMAN - Phillip Schuholz & Jaleel Allen

SCOUT TEAM AWARD - Bilal Dawson & Rasheed Jawwaad




Enquirer swimming previews

From the Enquirer:
Wyoming finished second in last season's Division II state meet behind Hunting Valley University School, the second consecutive year the Cowboys lost to the Preppers. Wyoming closed the gap from 108 points to 48, and Cowboys coach David Elliott is curious to see if his team can similarly improve this season.

"It would be great if we could win the state title, but I don't know if we're in position," Elliott said. "I don't think that far ahead. I think we're one or two swimmers away from being a state title team, but we'll go up there and compete when it's time."
The Cowboys still are impressive. Seniors A.J. Burt and Owen Dunbar and juniors Eric Lethander and Pat Dierker all were part of relay teams that returned from Canton last season with state championships.
"We lost three good seniors, but we've got some freshmen coming in," Elliott said. "We'll be strong again."
Full boys' swimming preview here.

Also from the Enquirer:
The reigning Enquirer Division II swimmer of the year also returns. Wyoming senior Celia Oberholzer is seeking her third consecutive state championship in the 100 backstroke. She set the state record in last year's preliminary event, finishing in 56.44 seconds.
"Celia would love to do the three-time championship thing," said coach David Elliott, last season's Enquirer's Division II coach of the year last year.
Oberholzer isn't Elliott's only accomplished returning swimmer. Seniors Mariah Akinbi and twins Sara and Claire Gilbert are back, along with juniors Rachel Theiler and Abby Gibbons. Akinbi, Gibbons and Theiler swam on the 200 medley relay team that finished fourth in the state.
Full girls' swimming preview here.


Cheerleading Awards

Cheerleading awards handed out at Tuesday's Fall Sports Awards.

CHL All-Star Award  - Abby Markowitz

Varsity MVP - Inglund Lackey

Varsity Underclassman Award  - Elana Miller
JV MVP - Vanessa Egbo
Congratulations to all.


Girls' Soccer Awards

From Tuesday's Fall Sports Awards:

All Cincinnati Hills League
First Team
Nikki McKee
Michelle Jolson

Second Team
Meghan McAllister
Hailee Schlager

Honorable Mention
Abby Keller
Kelsey Brunsman

ALL Southwest Ohio
First Team
Nikki McKee
Michelle Jolson

Second Team
Hailee Schlager

ALL City
Nikki McKee
Michelle Jolson

Team Awards

MVP Offense: Michelle Jolson

MVP Defense: Nikki McKee

MVP: Abby Keller

Most Improved: Georgia Smith

Cowboy Award: Kelli Edwards and Paige Weinstein

Congratulations to all.

Tri-County Press 11-17-10

Boys' and girls' basketball previews.

Issue here.

Thank you

I received the following note from Rod Apfelbeck:
Dear The Roundup, 
Please post the following to the Blooster Bog:
Dear Athletes' Parents, 
Thank you so much for the kind note and the very generous gift that I received at the Fall Sports Awards. 
I would also like to thank you for the opportunity to photograph your children. Although the lens narrows one's field of vision, and hence I miss much of the periphery, it and the access I'm granted allows me to get closer than would otherwise be possible. I will try to honor that privilege by not mentioning, for example, what a jerk that Jeff Acker kid is. (I'm kidding - Jeff Acker was my best man.)
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that all of my WHS sports pictures are available at http://affy.smugmug.com/Sports. You can download full resolution images for free and use them however you wish (except selling them). You can also order prints directly from the web site. I've done so as have others I know and the quality seems to be fine. I get no cut, however, so do this only as a convenience, not as a way to show support. (There's no way for me even to know when someone has placed an order.) 
Thanks again. 
- Rod

Boys' Soccer awards

More from the Fall Sports Awards.

Boys' soccer players making All-CHL:

Joe Panos and Daniel Richtand - All-CHL First Team

Jamie Meranus and Aaron Linn - All-CHL Second Team

J.B. Heisey, Greg Athans and Nathan Meisner - All-CHL Honorable Mention

Team Awards went to:

Aaron Linn - Defensive Player of the Year

Jamie Meranus - Offensive Player of the Year

Sawyer Kreuzmann - Most Improved Player

Noah Gilbert - Cowboy Award

Joe Panos and Greg Athans - MVP Award
Congratulations to all.

Rec Center Spring Sports Sign-Ups this Saturday

Rec Center spring sports sign-ups are this Saturday at the Rec Center from 10-noon.

More details here.


Boys' Golf Team Members Honored

The Fall Sports Awards were held last night at the Pendery Center.  Wyoming had an excellent fall season.  Over the next week or so I will post the details of the awards handed at the Fall Sports Awards and post-season honors.  We'll kick off with the boys' golf team.

All seven players from the Wyoming HS Boys Varsity Golf Team earned some level of All – CHL honors this season. Specifically:

Senior Joseph Dulemba – 1st team All – CHL

Senior Brian Spitzig – 2nd Team All – CHL
Senior Colin Fogel – 2nd Team All – CHL
Junior Adam Crider – 2nd Team All – CHL

Senior Zach Galluzzo – Honorable Mention
Senior Patrick Schuholz – Honorable Mention
Junior Sam Meyers – Honorable Mention

Junior Sam Meyers was awarded the “Most Improved Golfer” honor for this season.

Junior Adam Crider was named Most Valuable Player as he led the team in scoring average throughout the entire season.

Senior Colin Fogel was awarded the Richard Beck Memorial Award for hard work throughout the season.

Congratulations to all.


Connor Wetzel, WHS '07, to play at NKU this weekend

Connor Wetzel, Wyoming HS Class of 2007, leads the Christian Brothers University men's basketball team into the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic held at Northern Kentucky University this Friday and Saturday.

You can see Connor play at 7:45 PM Friday night the 19th against Northern Kentucky University or Saturday the 20th at 5:30 PM vs. Cincinnati-Clermont.  Both games at NKU.

If I'm looking at things right, the games are at the Bank of Kentucky Center.  I would set the GPS for 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099 or the intersection of Nunn and University Drives.

Neal Williams, WHS '10, 2nd at Michigan State Open

Recent Wyoming graduate Neal Williams is wrestling for Ohio University.  He finished in 2nd place in the 165 pound division in the freshman/sophomore bracket at the Michigan State Open wrestling tournament this past weekend.

Article here.

If you're wondering why his singlet does not say, "Ohio University", Neal is redshirting and for NCAA eligibility reasons all redshirts have to wrestle "unattached." 

If you're wondering why it says, "Italia", you'll have to figure out for yourself how that affiliation "rose" to his mind.

Fall Sports Awards Tonight

Just a reminder that the Fall Sports Awards are tonight - 7 PM at the Pendery Center


All-star soccer games rescheduled

I told you here that the Southwest Ohio All-Star soccer games are scheduled for November 17th (girls) and 18th (boys) at Princeton.  They've actually switched, with the boys now on the 17th and the girls on the 18th.  The games both start at 7 PM.

As a reminder, representing the Cowboys are Nikki McKee and Hailee Schlager for the girls' game and Joe Panos and Coach Steve Thomas for the boys' game.


Tri-County Press 11-10-10

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes girls' soccer (including Peter Levick photo), football, volleyball, and girls' cross country.


Boys' Soccer Coach Steve Thomas Public School Coach of the Year

Congratulations to boys' soccer head coach Steve Thomas.

He was nominated for and received the Public School Coach of the Year for Southwest Ohio at the All- Southwest Ohio Coaches meeting held several weeks ago.

He'll be coaching in the boys' all-star game next week.

BTW - The boys' and girls' games have swapped dates (boys now on the 17th and girls on the 18th) but I'll post a reminder about that next week.

Congrats again to Coach Thomas.


All-star soccer games scheduled

According to this Mike Dyer blog post, the Southwest Ohio All-Star soccer games are scheduled for November 17th (girls) and 18th (boys) at Princeton, each at 7 PM.  (Or is that both at 7 PM?  I can never remember.)

The Cowboys will be represented by Nikki McKee and Hailee Schlager for the girls' game and Joe Panos for the boys' game.

Reverse halfback pass difference as football team loses to Roger Bacon

"This is a great high school football game."

That's what one of the cameramen from a local TV station said to me during the Wyoming-Roger Bacon first round playoff game Saturday night.  I figure he's a pretty good judge as he's been to a bunch of games and had no dog in the fight.

Unfortunately one team has to fall even in great games and that was the Cowboys Saturday night, 26-21.

It was a tough way to lose.  We had the lead late in the fourth quarter (just over 2 minutes to play) when Roger Bacon took over on their own 35.  They ran a reverse halfback pass that went 65 yards for a TD and changed a 21-19 Cowboy lead into a 25-21 deficit.  An inexplicable 1 point conversion made it 26-21.

We drove all the way down to the 22 but could get no further.

Our TD's came on two yard runs by Tommy Campbell, Drew Perry and Max KadishKyle Seyfried was 20 of 33 for 289 yards.  He had big connections with Jonathan Tighe for 41 yards and Chris Campbell for 69.  Those plays set up Tommy and Max's TD's.

Michael Travers made a big play toward the end of the first half.  We turned the ball over with 43 seconds remaining so it looked like we'd go into the locker room with a 13-7 deficit.  Instead, Michael intercepted a pass and returned it to the two.  Drew ran it in from there.

Joe Panos was 3 for 3 on PAT's which for a long time looked like it would be the difference.

Congratulations to the players and Coach Barre and his staff for another great season.

The Enquirer article is here.

My photo gallery is here.


Emily Stites finishes 30th at state CC meet

Junior Emily Stites finished 30th of 143 runners yesterday in the state Division II cross country meet in Columbus.  She ran a personal best 19:17.7, putting her just five places out of the top 25 needed to make the all-state team.

Complete results here.


Gabby's Student Athletes of the Week

Sorry - I'm late getting this posted.

Nikki McKee from the girls soccer team for her great defense this week in the tournament.

Peter Levick
Max Kadish from the football team for his 89 yard KO Return for a TD.

Rob Edwards

Tri-County Press 11-3-10

This week's Tri-County Press here.

Coverage includes volleyball, girls' cross country, boys' and girls' soccer.

Best volleyball season ever comes to a close

The volleyball team lost to Tippecanoe in Division II regional play at Wilmington on Wednesday night 25-21, 25-19, 25-22.

The team ended the season 21-5 overall, 14-0 in the CHL.  They were (obviously) CHL champs, and then went on to win Wyoming's first ever sectional and first ever district championship.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches, in particular seniors Bridget Bowling and Taylor Weis and head coach Julie Plitt.

Girls' soccer ends season with 1-0 loss to McNick

In the Division II regional semifinals at Centerville on Wednesday, the girls' soccer team lost a hard fought game to McNicholas 1-0.

The girls end the season 13-5-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the CHL.

Congratulations to all on a fine season.

Photos by Peter Levick.  His complete gallery here.


Football Playoff Tickets

From AD Jim Barre:

I now have football playoff tickets available to pre sale at the school Thursday and Friday during school hours. $7 per tickets adult and student all $7. $9 at the gate. We get part of the pre sale.

I will also sell them at the team breakfast on Saturday morning.


Tonight's games

From Jeff King:

For those interested, the Wyoming Volleyball Team will play their tournament game at Wilmington High School at 6 PM and the Wyoming Girls Soccer Team will play their tournament game at Centerville at 7 PM.  With a little luck, fans might make both games.  The travel from Wilmington to Centerville is about 25 minutes.

Take Route 73 West out of Wilmington and go about 19 miles.  Turn right on OH 48 North and go into Centerville.

Go Cowboys!


Football defeats Indian Hill

Because I'm running so late I'm going to let the CHL website handle this one.  I've said it before but you really should check out this site if you haven't.  He's got more stats over there than I'll ever be able to dig through and highlight for you.  If you ever find something I've missed, don't hesitate to drop me a note.

Here's his take on the game:
Wyoming claimed their 2nd straight league title. The Cowboys were 7-0 in the league & 9-1 overall.

This year's Wyoming-Indian Hill game was decided early as the Cowboys scored the first 41 points to win 41-6. Kyle Seyfried had his second 5 touchdown passing game in a row. Seyfried had 3 TD passes to Jonathan Tighe for 35, 49, & 14 yards. Tighe had 8 catches for 208 yards for the game. Chris Dolle caught a TD pass for 13 yards. Drew Perry had a 46 yard catch for a score. Perry had 108 yards on the ground, putting him over 1,000 for the season. Max Kadish started the 3rd quarter with an 89 yard kickoff return. Indian Hill's lone score came on a Robert Stephens 5 yard pass from Matt Thompson.
Next up: AT Roger Bacon Saturday at 7 (NOT the normal 7:30) for a first round playoff game.  I have been encouraged to encourage you to be there BEFORE kickoff.

We finished fourth in the final Division II-VI Enquirer's Coaches' Poll.  Full listing here.

We finished 9th in the state in Division III in the final AP poll.

All photos by Rob Edwards.  Full gallery here.

Random Sports Fact

The host team in an NFL football game must have 26 footballs inflated and ready to play with.

- This Random Sports Fact brought to you by Mrs. The Roundup


Football playoffs

Division III bracket here.  We're at the bottom of the 2nd page.

Did anyone notice...

the kid behind Coach Glendenning in the post about CC?  Creepy.

Tri-County Press 10-27-10

Sorry - slow to post the TCP this week.

Issue is here.

It includes: boys' and girls' cross country, boys' and girls' soccer (with pictures by Peter Levick) and football (with picture).

Bus to volleyball, girls' soccer regional semi-finals on Wednesday

From Liz Weis:
The high school and Boosters have helped us arrange a bus to get high school students to the volleyball game and then the soccer game on Wednesday. Both are Regional Semi-Finals. The volleyball team is playing Tippecanoe at Wilmington High school and the girls soccer team is playing McNick in Centerville.
Here is the plan:

For $15, students can ride a bus leaving the high school at 4:15 pm going to Wilmington High for the 6 pm volleyball match. The goal is to leave Wilmington at the end of the volleyball match and make the girls soccer game (35 minutes away) by the second half. Their start is at 7 pm. The $15 covers both admission tickets ($6/each). If it is not feasible to make the girls soccer game, $6 of the $15 will be returned to the students.
Also, pizza and water will be provided free of charge on the bus. Tickets will be sold during both lunch periods on Tuesday and Wednesday. A faculty member will be riding on the bus. There is a maximum of 44 seats on the bus - first come first serve.
Volleyball bracket here.
Girls' soccer bracket here.

Boys' CC finishes 12th at Regionals

The boys' cross country team finished 12th at the Division II Regional meet at Troy yesterday.

Individual finish times and places:

Andrew Tamanko 11 17:24.7 25
Seth Gold 11 18:02.5 53
Brett Callaghan 12 18:10.2  62
Nate Johnson 10 18:12.4  63
Andrew Goertzen 12 18:26.4  71
Wes Boettcher 11 18:29.5  73
Alex Mangas 11 19:09.2  97

Complete results here.

All photos by Peter Levick.  His full gallery here.

Emily Stites qualifies for state while leading Girls' CC to 9th place at districts

Emily Stites finished 6th at the Regional cross country meet at Troy yesterday to qualify for the state cross country meet next weekend.  She led the girls team to a 9th place finish.

Individual results with time and place:

Emily Stites 11 19:36.1 6
Amelia Irvine 10 20:54.7   36
Noel DeMott 11 21:26.0   49
Sammy Schwartz 10 21:27.9   50
Hannah Neal 9 21:56.0   64
Cynthia Reinecke 10 22:33.4   78
Olivia Schneider 11 23:21.4   97

Full results here.

7th grade football team goes to 7-1 with season ending victory

From our 7th grade football stringer:
The 7th Grade Boys Football team defeated Norwood last Thursday night at Bob Lewis Stadium 24 - 0. This was the final game of their 7 -1 win/loss season. Congratulations boys. We look forward to seeing you on the field next fall!