Girls' basketball defeats New Richmond to advance in tourney

The girls' basketball team went into Withrow Saturday afternoon and faced an obstacle that they hadn't seen all season - a 6' 5" opposing center.

Once the girls adjusted to her presence on the inside they fell back on what has served them well - a swarming defense that frustrated New Richmond's efforts to get the ball up the court and into the hands of the aforementioned Josie Buckingham (a FRESHMAN!). They came away with a 58-40 win.

Nikki McKee led all scorers with 32. Hailee Schlager put in 10, Michelle Jolson nine and Mary Tess Irvine added six.  Clara Rodrigue led with five floor burns.

The girls are now an impressive 19-3 on the season.

They advance out of our bracket to face Chaminade-Julienne, which defeated top-seeded (in their bracket) and #6 in the state ranked Bellbrook 57-55.  The game is this Friday, March 4th at Mason H.S. at 9 PM.

Photo gallery here.

District Wrestling

From Wrestling Head Coach Brian Pittman:

The following wrestlers represented Wyoming at the Southwest Ohio Wrestling District tournament [photos from Sectional tournament courtesy of Mila and Steve Zimmerman and Susan Sagan]:

130 Mikey Gonzalez

135 Daniel Zimmerman

145 Josh Sagan

160 Aluor Nyamor

171 Michael Sagan

285 Adam Blum

Juniors Mikey Gonzalez, Daniel Zimmerman, Aluor Nyamor, and Adam Blum all won two matches and were one match away from placing in the top six.

Senior Michael Sagan earned one victory as well. The team finished 26th. The coaching staff is looking forward to moving onto Columbus next season with a number of wrestlers.

A side note: A Youth Wrestling Camp (entering grades 1-8) is being offered at the Recreation Center in June. Please see the Recreation Center for details.

Complete photo gallery here.

Boys' basketball loses to CNE

The boys' basketball team made up a five point halftime deficit in the third quarter yesterday in tournament action at Mason against Clermont Northeastern, but CNE took it back in the fourth for a 54-49 victory over the Cowboys.

Tony Davis led Wyoming in scoring with 12 points and Adam Crider was right behind with 11.

The boys finished 12-9 (7-7) on the season.

For the season (CNE game stats aren't included) the following were in the CHL top five statstically:

Chris Campbell
Steals - 1st - 2.9 per game
Assists - 3rd - 3.9 per game

Eric Price
Blocks - First - 4.1 per game
Field Goal Percentage - 2nd - 65.0%
Rebounds - 2nd - 10.6 per game

Tony Davis
Scoring - 3rd - 15.9 per game
Field Goal Percentage - 4th - 56.7%
Rebounds - 1st - 13.5 per game
Blocks - 5th - 0.9 per game

Complete stats here.


Girls' swim team 12th, Oberholzer 2nd at state

From the Enquirer:
Wyoming, which finished 12th, was the next-highest finisher among locals.

Cowboys senior Celia Oberholzer, the two-time defending state champion in the 100 yard backstroke, finished second in that event to Marissa Cominelli of defending state champion Gates Mills Hawken.

Oberholzer's time was 56:33, but Cominelli swam it in a state-record 55:49.

"She came in more relaxed than in the past," said Wyoming head coach Dave Elliott of Oberholzer. "She had a great swim in the morning. That kind of set her up for a good performance tonight."

Oberholzer, who bested her state-winning time of 56:64 from last year, felt good about her race.

"I'm not disappointed at all," she said. "I expected (Cominelli) to swim fast. If she was going to beat me, I wanted to push her the whole way. I think I've matured a lot from junior to senior year because I'm not upset."
 Full Enquirer article here.

Full results:

50 Free - Celia Oberholzer - 12th - 24.71

500 Free - Claire Gilbert - 15th - 5:20.28

100 Back - Celia Oberholzer - 2nd - 56.33

100 Breaststroke
Mariah Akinbi - 13th - 1:07.48
Rachael Theiler - 15th - 1:07.57

200 IM - Rachel Theiler - 16th - 2:13.02

200 Free - 13th - 1:40.70
Ellie LeBuhn, Rachel Theiler, Claire Gilbert, Celia Oberholzer

400 Free - 16th - 3:44.05
Ellie LeBuhn, Sarah Gibbons, Claire Gilbert, Abby Gibbons

200 Medley - 4th - 1:47.97
Celia Oberholzer, Mariah Akinbi, Rachel Theiler, Abby Gibbons

Boys' swim team 2nd in state

From the Enquirer:
For the third consecutive year, Wyoming's boys swim team finished as Division II state runner-up to powerhouse Hunting Valley University School.

Although it doesn't equate to the ultimate prize, the Cowboys were pleased with their performance at Friday night's D-II state championship meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

"Second place has been like gold," said Wyoming senior A.J. Burt. "I've never been more proud. It's never one person in swimming, it's everyone. I couldn't be happier."

The Cowboys finished with 191 points, far behind Hunting Valley's 377 but just ahead of third-place Dayton Oakwood's 171.

Wyoming wrapped up the evening by finishing second behind Hunting Valley in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The Cowboys, who were the defending state champions in the event, finished in 3:08.77 behind the Preppers' time of 3:07.59.

Wyoming finished third in the 200 freestyle relay and seventh in the 200 yard medley relay.

"We wanted to pull one of the relays out and finish first," said Wyoming head coach Dave Elliott. "But we fought all day. We kept moving up throughout the evening. I'm happy for the seniors who will go out strong. This is kind of our state championship."
Wyoming junior Eric Lethander was fifth in the 200 IM finishing in 1:56.39. He was eighth in the 100 yard butterfly.
Full Enquirer article (with picture) here.

Full results:

50 Free - Owen Dunbar - 10th - 22.16

100 Free
Pat Dierker - 6th - 48.11
Owen Dunbar - 7th - 48.23

200 Free
AJ Burt - 7th - 1:44.99
Pat Dierker - 10th - 1:45.12

100 Breaststroke
AJ Burt - 7th - 1:00.11
Jonathan Rutter - 9th - 1:00.90

100 Butterfly - Eric Lethander - 8th - 51.48

200 IM
Eric Lethander - 5th - 1:56.39
Jonathan Rutter - 13th - 2:01.95

200 Free - 3rd - 1:26.46
Owen Dunbar, Pat Dierker, AJ Burt, Eric Lethander

400 Free - 2nd - 3:08.77
Owen Dunbar, Pat Dierker, AJ Burt, Eric Lethander

200 Medley - 7th - 1:41.62
John Dreyer, Jonathan Rutter, Paul Hoffman, Sam Rominger


Tony Davis District 16 Division II Player of the Year

Tony Davis, fresh off being named CHL Boys' Basketball Player of the Year, has been named Division II Player of the Year for District 16.

As a reminder, you can see Tony and his 'mates play their first tournament game Saturday at 12:30 at Mason against CNE.

Tri-County Press 2-23-11

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' swimming, and wrestling.


Tony Davis CHL Boys' Basketball Player of the Year!

Senior Tony Davis has been chosen as CHL Boys' Basketball Player of the Year.

Also receiving all-CHL honors:

Eric Price - 2nd team

Chris Campbell - Honorable Mention

As a reminder, the boys start tourney play Saturday at 12:30 at Mason vs. CNE.  Tickets are available at the high school ($6 here and we get half the gate - $7 at Mason and we get zippo).  Buy a ticket for the girls' game too for your Saturday Wyoming hoops double-header.

Girls' basketball defeats Goshen in second round of tourney

After having a bye the first round, the girls' basketball team went to Withrow last night to take on Goshen, which had defeated Norwood to advance to the second round of the tournament.  The girls brought home a hard-fought 46-42 victory.

They advance to play Saturday against New Richmond, which has defeated Aiken and Finneytown.  The game has been moved to 3 PM, so Wyoming fans can catch the boys' basketball game at Mason at 12:30 and then get to Withrow in time for the girls' tip.  Tickets are available at the school.  As a reminder, they're cheaper and the school gets a cut when you buy them there.

Full bracket here, although it's still showing (INCORRECTLY) a 2:00 tip.

Goshen played a very solid, disciplined game.  They were VERY patient on offense.  The game was tied at 27 through three quarters. 

In the end it was our defense that made the difference.  In the second half we ran a triangle and two with Nikki McKee and Clara Rodrigue covering Goshen's best offensive players.  Then Michelle Jolson made two key steals down the stretch.

We also were 5-8 from beyond the arc.

Nikki had 21 points and six rebounds, Hailee Schlager 14 points and six boards, and Michelle had 10 points and four assists.

Full stats here.

Photo gallery here.


Vote for Celia

Celia Oberholzer has been nominated for LaRosa's MVP of the Week.
Senior All-American swimmer for CHL champs; last season was CHL, sectional, district and Ohio state Div. II champ in the 100 backstroke; her 56.51 set a district record, and she was named Cincinnati Div. II Swimmer of the Year.
Vote for her here.


District swimming details

As promised, here are the details for the boys' and girls' district swimming meet.  Thanks to Heather Lethander for the information and commentary:

A big congratulations to all our district swimmers this past weekend! We had two phenomenal meets. The boys won Districts and the Girls placed 2nd. Both meets were extremely fast and competitive. Many of the winners this year set new meet records and beat state times from last year. Our athletes swam very well and looked great. The parents did a great job with cheering.

Congratulations to Owen Dunbar (100 Free) and Celia Oberholzer (100 Back) who both had District wins! Also the Men’s 200 Free Relay (Dunbar, Pat Dierker, Sam Rominger and AJ Burt) and 400 Free Relay (Dunbar, Dierker, Burt, Eric Lethander) who had wins and new District Records!

The Women’s 200 Free Relay (Rachael Theiler, Claire Gilbert, Ellie LeBuhn and Celia Oberholzer) won with a new District Record. Just an indication of how fast the girls’ District meet was: the 200 Medley Relay (C. Oberholzer, Mariah Akinbi, Theiler and Abby Gibbons) beat their meet record from last year by 3 seconds and still were 2nd!

We had 8 boys and 8 girls qualify to swim at state:


AJ Burt
Owen Dunbar
Eric Lethander
Pat Dierker
Paul Hoffman
Sam Rominger
John Dreyer
Jonathan Rutter


Celia Oberholzer
Mariah Akinbi
Claire Gilbert
Rachael Theiler
Abby Gibbons
Sarah Gibbons
Ellie LeBuhn
Molly Holthus

Here are the full results:

Kadish, Edgington square off to start senior seasons

Ian Kadish and Jon Edgington, fellow members of WHS '07, squared off in the first game of their senior seasons this past Friday at the College of Charleston Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina.  Ian is Marshall's closer and Jon plays second base.

Ian's Marshall Thundering Herd defeated Jon's Miami Redhawks 3-2 (in 11).  Jon batted against Ian but no one seems to know what happened - apparently all the (Wyoming) parents in attendance had their eyes closed thinking back to those halcyon days when Jon and Ian were teammates for the Cowboys.

For the weekend, Jon had four stolen bases including a steal of home and two hits. He started at 2B and batted in the two hole.

Ian pitched a strong inning and 2/3 against Miami and closed out Marshall's win against UK.

Pretty awesome that in this tournament with great teams and players you had two kids from little Wyoming High School there in prominent roles.

Jon will be playing four games in Cincinnati this year - March 15 at Xavier at 3 PM, April 12 & 13 at the Joe Nuxhall Invitational (I assume at UC), and May 10th at UC at 6:30.  And of course Oxford is not that far away.  Full schedule here.

You're going to have to work a little harder to see Ian.  Marshall plays March 12th at OU in Athens, March 22nd at Cleveland State, March 29th in Lexington, Kentucky, April 12th in Morehead, Kentucky and April 19th in Richmond, Kentucky.  Full schedule here.

Didn't I already read this? Most of it.

The girls' basketball first Tournament Game is Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:00 at Withrow High School against Goshen.

Tickets can be purchased in the main office at the High School for $6.00. If we sell 25 tickets the Athletic Department gets 50% of the profits.

Please consider purchasing your tickets at school, they are $7.00 at the door.

ADDITION: Tickets for the boys' game, Saturday at 12:30 at Mason vs. CNE are also available.


Girls' basketball tourney tix

The girls' basketball first Tournament Game is Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:00 at Withrow High School against Goshen.

Tickets can be purchased in the main office at the High School for $6.00. If we sell 25 tickets the Athletic Department gets 50% of the profits.

Please consider purchasing your tickets at school, they are $7.00 at the door.

Boys' bowling team places 14th at Sectionals, Nick Burns takes fourth

The boy's bowling team took fourteen at Sectionals held Saturday at Colerain Bowl.  Senior Nick Burns came in fourth overall with a 657.

At Colerain Bowl
(Top eight teams advance to District finals)
Team Scores: 1. Elder 4059, 2. Mason 4002, 3. Princeton 3930, 4. Middletown 3919, 5. Oak Hills 3917, 6. Colerain 3878, 7. Roger Bacon 3874, 8. Badin 3861, 9. Fairfield 3830, 10. Wilmington 3824, 11. Harrison 3811, 12. Lebanon 3696, 13. Northwest 3686, 14. Wyoming 3685, 15. Monroe 3642, 16. Fenwick 3619, 17. Anderson 3454, 18. McNicholas 3433, 19. Walnut Hills 3427, 20. Reading 3408, 21.Amelia 3395, 22. Purcell Marian 3330, 23. Mount Healthy 3290, 24. Clark Montessori 3149, 25. Goshen 3093, 26. Winton Woods 2385.

Top Ten: 1. Vest (Elder) 688, 2. Eldridge (Fenwick) 674, 3. Luken (Elder) 671, 4. Nick Burns (Wyoming) 657, 5. Wages (Harrison) 654, 6. Prater (Mason) 645, 7. Jordan (Fairfield) 644, 8. Samaniego (Princeton) 640, 9. Horstman (Oak Hills) 638, 10. Goodlett (Middletown) 621.

Wyoming on to State with 2nd Place Finish

Girls' swim team finishes 2nd at Districts - Enquirer article here.

Full details to follow.

Wrestling team takes fourth in Sectional at Batavia

Full team results:

1. New Richmond 249.5, 2. Wilmington 221, 3. Batavia 152, 4. Wyoming 150, 5. Bethel-Tate 140.5, 6. Goshen 127, 7. Clermont Northeastern 97, 8. Norwood 89, 9. McNicholas 85, 10. Taylor 53, 11. Roger Bacon 52, 12. Hughes 28.5, 13. Indian Hill 27, 14. Finneytown 12

Cowboy Highlights:

125 Corbin Guggenheim: 5th (District Alternate)

130 Mikey Gonzalez: Sectional Champion (District Qualifier)

135 Daniel Zimmerman: Sectional Champion (District Qualifier)

145 Josh Sagan: 4th(District Qualifier) Was unseeded and qualified

160 Aluor Nyamor: Runner-Up (District Qualifier)

171 Michael Sagan: Sectional Champion (District Qualifier) Michael recorded his 50th career win this weekend

285 Adam Blum: Runner-Up (District Qualifier) Adam recorded his 60th career win this weekend

Districts begin on Friday at Goshen.


Boys' swim team wins third consecutive district championship, sets 200 and 400 free relay records

From the Enquirer:
Wyoming set records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays to help the Cowboys pull away from Dayton Oakwood and earn the Cowboys' third consecutive district team championship.
The 200 freestyle relay team of seniors Owen Dunbar and A.J. Burt and juniors Pat Dierker and Sam Rominger put together a record time of 1:28.23, breaking the record of 1:28.42 set last year by the Cowboys team of Burt, Dierker, Eric Lethander and Michael Murphy. The 400 freestyle relay team of Dunbar, Dierker, Burt and Lethander finished in 3:12.12, breaking the record of 3:13.12 set last year by Burt, Dierker, Dunbar and Zach Fischer.

Dunbar joined Quallen as the only local swimmers to win individual Division II district championships, knocking almost two seconds off of his qualifying time of 49.34 seconds to win the 100 freestyle in 47.38.
Entire Enquirer article here.

A future post will have all the details.

The state meet is next weekend in Canton.

District diving pictures

Thanks to Jason Miller for sending along District diving pictures.  Full gallery here.

Boys' basketball loses narrowly at Finneytown

The boys' basketball team lost to Finneytown last night 47-46 on a three-pointer with seven seconds to play.

Love the young fan signalling for a three in the background
We trailed most of the first half, but frustrated Finneytown by switching to a zone defense in the 2nd half.  We then took the lead in the third quarter and the game was tight the rest of the way.

Tony Davis led the scoring with 12, while Chris Campbell had nine, Eric Price eight and Adam Crider seven.

The boys finish the regular season at 12-8, 7-7 in the CHL.

Next up: tournament vs. Clermont Northeastern at Mason on Satuday the 26th at 12:30.

Photo gallery here.


Tri-County Press 2-16-11

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes boys' and girls' bowling, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' diving, That's My Boy Award and Jonathan Tighe, and an article on Eric Price and Tony Davis going to OU on football scholarships.


Booster meeting

Just a quick reminder that the next Booster meeting is Monday the 21st (this is a change from the originally scheduled 22nd) at 7 PM in the HS Media Center.

'Doc' Rodgers fighting cancer head on

Here's a story from the Enquirer about a guy who has reffed several Wyoming games.

Thanks TPT.

Football Update

Senior Anthony Harris has committed to play football at Capital University.

Junior Terry Davis has received an offer from Bowling Green.  He currently has offers from Ohio & Toledo.


Cooper Invitational Results - Boys

Please find below the results from the recent Cooper Invitational

50 Freestyle

14 Nik Uryupin Cincinnati Wyoming :26.21
15 Christopher Walker Cincinnati Wyoming :26.26
30 Logan Thoresen Cincinnati Wyoming :27.74
36 Andrew Pavelka Cincinnati Wyoming :28.81
50 Matt Skidmore Cincinnati Wyoming :31.61

100 Freestyle

7 Christopher Walker Cincinnati Wyoming :56.06
33 Nik Uryupin Cincinnati Wyoming 1:01.66
35 Logan Thoresen Cincinnati Wyoming 1:02.18
50 Andrew Pavelka Cincinnati Wyoming 1:08.21

100 Backstroke

15 Ben Fershtman Cincinnati Wyoming 1:15.16

100 Breaststroke

31 Matt Skidmore Cincinnati Wyoming 1:29.42

200 Free Relay

11 Cincinnati Wyoming C Cincinnati Wyoming 1:49.08
C. Walker 26.53 B. Fershtman 27.90
L. Thoresen 27.75 N. Uryupin 26.90

200 Medley Relay

15 Cincinnati Wyoming C Cincinnati Wyoming 2:14.53
B. Fershtman 36.29 M. Skidmore 37.73
L. Thoresen 32.37 N. Uryupin 28.14

Cooper Invitational Results - Girls

Please find below the results from the recent Cooper Invitational

50 Freestyle

17 Camille Wilson Fr Cincinnati Wyoming :28.93
52 Maggie Gilbert So Cincinnati Wyoming :31.30
56 Maggie Ebling Fr Cincinnati Wyoming :31.53
65 Lexie Miller Jr Cincinnati Wyoming :32.26
74 Danielle Myers Jr Cincinnati Wyoming :33.26
75 Kate Bancroft So Cincinnati Wyoming :33.31
82 Nikita Taggart Sr Cincinnati Wyoming :34.06
84 Becky Denson Fr Cincinnati Wyoming :34.46

100 Freestyle

11 Camille Wilson Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:02.95
36 Ellen Koesterman Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:06.17
50 Stella Fischer Sr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:07.86
51 Jessica Leish Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:08.51
62 Maddie Boster Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:11.28
75 Kate Bancroft So Cincinnati Wyoming 1:14.06
82 Danielle Myers Jr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:15.65

200 Freestyle

27 Kelsey Maxwell Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 2:32.51
28 Ellen Koesterman Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 2:33.20
32 Maddie Boster Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 2:37.98
39 Erin Engelhardt So Cincinnati Wyoming 2:49.80

100 Backstroke

17 Maggie Gilbert So Cincinnati Wyoming 1:16.71
37 Stella Fischer Sr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:24.49
40 Nikita Taggart Sr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:27.40
46 Brooke Duncan Jr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:33.41

100 Breaststroke

30 Becky Denson Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:27.74
30 Maggie Ebling Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:27.74
40 Erin Engelhardt So Cincinnati Wyoming 1:30.66

100 Butterfly

17 Claire Crawford Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:16.25
25 Emma Klug Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 1:25.56

200 IM

11 Claire Crawford Fr Cincinnati Wyoming 2:41.99

200 Free Relay

9 Cincinnati Wyoming A Cincinnati Wyoming 1:57.74
C. Wilson 28.84 K. Maxwell 29.83
S. Fischer 29.57 E. Koesterman 29.50

25 Cincinnati Wyoming B Cincinnati Wyoming 2:10.35
C. Crawford 32.66 M. Ebling 33.39
B. Denson 37.78 M. Gilbert 26.52

31 Cincinnati Wyoming C Cincinnati Wyoming 2:16.01
J. Leish 30.36 K. Bowling 39.33
D. Rush 33.50 N. Taggart 32.82

200 Medley Relay

12 Cincinnati Wyoming A Cincinnati Wyoming 2:15.14
M. Gilbert 35.52 M. Ebling 38.90
C. Crawford 38.48 C. Wilson 22.24

22 Cincinnati Wyoming B Cincinnati Wyoming 2:25.54
S. Fischer 36.79 B. Denson 39.69
E. Engelhardt 39.66 E. Koesterman 29.40

26 Cincinnati Wyoming C Cincinnati Wyoming 2:28.12
N. Taggart 40.60 E. Klug 39.95
K. Bancroft 39.16 K. Maxwell 28.41

District Diving Results

District Diving results are below.  None of our divers advanced to state but congratulations on a fine season.

Katie Horn – 10th place
Brett Miller – 12th place

Andrew Tamanko – 8th place


Girls' basketball ranked 6th in Final Coaches' Poll

The girls are 17-3.  They have losses against Indian Hill (2) and Badin.  Those two schools are ranked #1 and #2.

In the final poll, they are ranked 6th.

Gabby's Student Athletes of the Week

Molly Holthus - Girls Swimming , Qualified for Districts in 2 events 100 free & 100 breast, had 2 personal best times !!

Michael Sagan: 171 lbs league Champion. Mike is currently 3 wins away from his 50th career win. He has recorded 23 wins this season with 16 pins. He also pinned one opponent this weekend in 12 seconds.

Wyoming 8th in Final Wrestling Poll

Wrestling, Division II-III:

1 Ross 94 (5)
2 Reading 93 (4)
3 New Richmond 68 (1)
4 Wilmington 65
5 North College Hill 59
6 Madeira 50
7 Bethel-Tate 31
8 Wyoming 30
9 Batavia 23
10 Mariemont 8

Full poll here (you'll need to scroll down).


From Wyoming Cowboys to OU Bobcats

Community Press article here.

Girls' b-ball downs Deer Park

This is from last Friday - I couldn't find the score anywhere until today.  The girls closed out their regular season with a 50-37 win.

Nikki McKee scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds, despite the fact that DP played a box-and-one against her. 

Hailee Schlager was symettrical again with eight points and eight rebounds, and Michelle Jolson bracketed her with nine points and seven rebounds.

Complete stats here.

They end the regular season with a record of 17-3 (12-2).

Next up: tourney vs. Norwood/Goshen winner at Withrow on Tuesday the 22nd at 6 PM.

Girls' swimming Sectional Champs!

Congratulations to the girls' swim team for winning the sectional championship at Mason on Saturday.

They qualified 13 girls to swim at districts this coming Saturday at Miami.

Qualifiers to Districts (Number is District Seed)

50 free
Celia Oberholzer 4
Abby Gibbons 5
Ellie Lebuhn 8
Mariah Akinbi 22

100 free
Ellie Lebuhn 9
Molly Holthus 14
Abby Gibbons 15

200 free
Sarah Gibbons 5
Caroline Duke 9

500 free
Claire Gilbert 6
Sarah Gibbons 9
Cambray Smith 19

100 Back
Celia Oberholzer 1
Daria Oberholzer 23

100 Breast
Mariah Akinbi 2
Rachael Theiler 4
Claire Gilbert 8
Molly Holthus 16

100 Fly - Caroline Duke 16

200 IM
Rachael Theiler 8
Daria Oberholzer 22
Alex Abel ALT

200 Free Relay - Theiler, C Gilbert, Lebuhn, A Gibbons 1

400 Free Relay - S Gibbons , Lebuhn, C Gilbert, A Gibbons 4

200 Medley Relay - C Oberholzer, Akinbi, Theiler, A Gibbons 1

Top Performers at Sectionals

Celia Oberholzer - 1st (100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay), 2nd (50 free)
Rachael Theiler - 1st (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay), 2nd (100 breast), 4th (200 IM)
Claire Gilbert - 1st (200 Free Relay), 3rd (500 free, 400 Free Relay), 4th (100 breast)
Ellie Lebuhn - 1st (200 Free Relay), 3rd (400 Free Relay), 6th (50 free, 100 free)
Abby Gibbons - 1st (200 Medley Relay), 3rd (50 free, 400 Free Relay), 12th (100 free)
Sarah Gibbons - 2nd (200 free), 3rd (400 Free Relay), 5th (500 free)
Mariah Akinbi - 1st (100 breast, 200 Medley Relay), 12th (50 free)

Full Results

Boys' tourney game set

The boys' basketball tourney bracket is set.  We open at 12:30 on Saturday, February 26th at Mason.

Complete bracket here.


Trollz squeak past Loose Cannons in rec basketball grudge match

The Loose Cannons (senior girls' rec basketball team, above ) took on the Trollz (junior girls' rec basketball team, below) at the high school gym on Friday night.

Steve Lohman was on PA and the Trollz decorated the gym to honor their senior counterparts.

But the Trollz gave no quarter once the whistle blew, cruising to a 15-6 halftime lead.

The seniors did not back down, however, and narrowed the gap to 21-20 with 20 seconds to play.

They couldn't get that last point though, and the game ended as a 21-20 Trollz victory.

The rec tournament starts next week, and the teams are on opposite sides of the bracket, so don't rule out a rematch for the championship.

Photo gallery here.

Boys' basketball downs Deer Park

The boys' basketball team honored seniors Scott Krumbein, Lem Morris, Michael Newman, Jonathan Tighe, Tony Davis and Eric Price last night and then defeated Deer Park 66-32.

Coach Gentry has a tradition of starting all of his seniors on senior night.  Because Deer Park refused to play six-on-six however, Tony was forced to start all of his seniors except Eric Price.

This did not seem to slow Eric down, as he led all scorers with 19 points, including this "soon to be my Facebook profile picture" dunk in the 2nd quarter.

Adam Crider added 10 points, Jonathan nine, and Tony and Chris Campbell seven each.

The boys are now 12-7 (7-6).

Next up: final regular season game Friday at Finneytown, freshmen at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.

Photo gallery here.

Finally, thanks to Mr. Marshall for sweeping the floor.

Nyamor, M. Sagan, Blum CHL Wrestling Champs

The Cincinnati Hills League wrestling championships were held Saturday at Indian Hill.  The team finished fourth while having three individual CHL champions:

Alour Nyamor at 160
Michael Sagan at 171
Adam Blum at 285

Team standings:

1. Reading 290
2. Madeira 177
3. Mariemont 162.5
4. Wyoming 158
5. Deer Park 67
6. Indian Hill 55
7. Taylor 40.5
8. Finneytown 4

Wyoming wrestlers placing:

103 - Joey Gallick: 3rd
119 - Brian Anderson: Runner-Up
125 - Corbin Guggenheim: Runner-Up
130 - Mikey Gonzalez: 3rd
145 - Josh Sagan 4th
160 - Alour Nyamor: Champion
171 - Michael Sagan: Champion (also recorded a 12 second pin)
285 - Adam Blum: Champion
Complete results here.

Boys swimming wins Sectionals

Congratulations to the Wyoming boys' swim team for winning Sectionals again this year!

The boys showed great depth, with 14 qualifiying to compete at Districts!

Qualifying to Districts
Eric Lethander – 100 Fly (3), 200 IM (3), 200 Free Relay (1), 400 Free Relay (1)
Owen Dunbar – 50 Free (3), 100 Free (2) ), 200 Free Relay (1), 400 Free Relay (1)
Pat Dierker – 100 Free (1), 200 Free (5) ), 200 Free Relay (1), 400 Free Relay (1)
AJ Burt – 200 Free (2), 100 Breast (3) ), 200 Free Relay (1), 400 Free Relay (1)
Jonathan Rutter – 100 Breast (2), 200 IM (4), 200 Medley Relay (5)
Sam Rominger – 50 Free (6), 100 Free (7), 200 Medley Relay (5)
John Dreyer – 100 Back (9), 100 Fly (12), 200 Medley Relay (5)
Paul Hoffman – 100 Fly (11), 200 IM (23), 200 Medley Relay (5)
Brennan Burt – 500 Free (12), 100 Breast (11)
Matthew Lethander – 200 Free (22), 100 Breast (19)
Noah Hamilton – 500 Free (24)
Evan Handler – 100 Back (21)
Carson Skidmore – 500 Free (ALT)
Karl Ebling – 500 Free (ALT)

Top Performers at Sectionals were:
Eric Lethander – 1st Place (200 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)
Pat Dierker– 1st Place (100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay), 3rd Place (200 Free)
Owen Dunbar– 1st Place (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay), 2nd Place (50 Free, 100 Free)
AJ Burt – 1st Place (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay), 2nd Place (200 Free, 100 Breast)
Jonathan Rutter – 1st Place (100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay), 2nd Place (200 IM)
John Dreyer – 1st Place (100 Back, 200 Medley Relay), 3rd Place (100 Fly)
Paul Hoffman – 1st Place (200 Medley Relay), 2nd Place (100 Fly), 3rd Place (200 IM)
Sam Rominger – 1st Place (200 Medley Relay) 3rd Place (50 Free, 100 Free)
Brennan Burt – 3rd Place (500 Free, 100 Breast)

Full Results

'I was there'...Jim Barre

Enquirer article here.

This Week In Cowboy Sports

TWICS here.


Sectional Diving Results

Diving sectionals were held February 7th at Miami University.

Andrew Tomanko finished 2nd.

Katie Horn finished 6th.

Brett Miller finished 8th.

Pictures courtesy of Jason Miller.  His gallery here.


Tri-County Press 2-9-11

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes Signing Day, boys' and girls' basketball.

Girls' hoopsters down Woodward

The girls' basketball team won at Woodward last night, 79-53.

Nikki McKee had her typical all-around outstanding game - 30 points on 11-20 shooting from the field and 8-9 from the line, 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot.  (She is human - she had four turnovers.)

The rest of the starters chipped in too - Michelle Jolson had 18 points, Hailee Schlager 13, Clara Rodrigue seven and Mary Tess Irvine six.

Complete stats here.

They are now 16-3 (11-2) on the season.

Next up: final regular season game tonight at Deer Park, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.


Bowling update

I caught up with Chuck Pollington, Head Coach of the Bowling team.  The Enquirer's not great about posting bowling scores, so The Roundup has been pretty bad about that too.

Coach P said that the girls have two victories this year, not bad for a young, inexperienced team.  He mentioned senior Megan Warmoth and sophomores Ginger Engel and Amelia Irvine as standouts for the team.  He said that they had shown solid improvement throughout the year and expected even more over time.

The boys got off to an 0-5 start with a murderer's row of opponents.  Since then they've rolled their way to 12 straight victories, including 2 wins over Taylor and victories over Reading and Deer Park.  (They've unfortunately had some matches cancelled due to weather.)

Senior Josh Hite flirted with a perfect game Tuesday against Clark, bowling a 263 (that includes eight straight strikes). 

Junior Matt Brown was high man Wednesday against Reading, rolling a two game total of 400.

Sectionals are next week at Colerain Bowl - girls on Friday, boys on Saturday.

Way to go.......someone

A friend of mine from work has a daughter who plays rec basketball for Evendale.  Her daughter's team played at the rec center this past Saturday.  After the game my friend walked off without her Kindle.  Saturday night she told a friend that she had left it there and was going to check on Sunday to see if someone had turned it in.  "Good luck with that," was her friend's skeptical reply.

When she came by Sunday and asked about it, she was asked to describe it.  Upon doing so, it was immediately returned to her.

Maybe this seems like a small act of honesty, but we hear a lot of bad things that happen, so it's nice to hear a good thing too.

If you know the person or are the person who turned it in, please send a note to wyoroundup@gmail.com.  My friend would like to thank you.

UPDATE - It was Karen Travers.  Thanks Karen!!!

Gabby's Student Athletes of the Week

Ahmad Frost-11 points 4 rebounds 8 assists and ONLY 3 TURNOVERS

Ginger Engel- a first year bowler who has worked hard all year to improve her average and the results are showing. She has a great attitude and has become a leader for the girls team.

Boys' basketball loses to Indian Hill

The boys' basketball team led at Indian Hill at the end of the third quarter 35-34 but couldn't hold off the Braves who came back for a 45-42 victory last night.

Eric Price and Tony Davis led the scoring with 10 each, while Chris Campbell chipped in seven and Jonathan Tighe six.

The boys are now 11-7 (6-6).

Next up: home against Deer Park on Saturday, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30


Wyoming swimmer bags stress for joy

Enquirer article about senior two-time state champion Celia Oberholzer here.

Booster meeting date change

Due to the girls' basketball tournament game on February 22nd, the boosters' meeting has been changed from February 22nd to the 21st.

Girls' basketball loses to Indian Hill

The girls' basketball team hosted #1-in-the-state-ranked Indian Hill last night.  Although they fought back from a first quarter deficit to lead by five at half, Indian Hill came back in the second half for a 49-43 victory.

Nikki McKee led all scorers with 18 points.  She also had nine rebounds.  Hailee Schlager contributed 15 and 10.

Full stats here.

The girls are now 15-3 (11-2) on the season.

Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures of the seniors who were honored before the game.

Next up: at Woodward, Thursday, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30