Tri-County Press 10-26-11

Last week's issue here.  (Sorry - a little late on this.)

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

Volleyball ticket pre-sale

The Volleyball Team plays in the OHSAA Regional Semi-Final on Thursday, November 3rd at 6 p.m. at Wilmington High School.

Pre-Sale tickets are $6 and will be on sale in the Athletic Office through Thursday (Wyoming receives a percentage of the pre-sale).

All tickets are $8 at the gate.

Spirit Buses

There will be Spirit Buses for all of the events listed below - all are $10 for a ticket and a ride:

Regional Boys Soccer - Bus will leave Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If students rides the bus there, they must ride the bus home. They must sign up and pay in Mr. Kaufman’s office no later than 11 a.m. tomorrow morning. We must have 25 sign-up and pay in order to have the Spirit Bus.

Regional Girls Volleyball - Bus will leave Thursday at 4:15 p.m. If students ride the bus there, they must ride the bus home. They must sign up and pay in Mr. Kaufman’s office no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday. We must have 25 sign-up and pay in order to have the Spirit Bus.

State Cross Country - Bus will leave Saturday at 9 a.m. If students ride the bus there, they must ride the bus home. They must sign up and pay in Mr. Kaufman’s office no later than 3 p.m. Thursday. We must have 25 sign-up and pay in order to have the Spirit Bus.

Volleyball wins 3-0 over Urbana to win District Championship

The volleyball team defeated Urbana 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 on Saturday to win the District Championship.

Urbana was ranked 10th in the state and came into the match at 22-1.

The girls are now 23-0 on the season.

Next up: vs. Kettering Alter, Thursday night at Wimlington at 6 PM.  Wilmington High School is located at 300 Richardson Place, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.  This is the second year in a row the girls have advanced to the regional semi-finals.

Alter ended the year ranked 12th in the state and has a 16-9 record.  Don't be fooled though, they played a brutal schedule.

Tournament bracket here.

Photo gallery here.

Boys' soccer defeats Tippecanoe 1-0 to win District Championship

As with almost all pictures on the blog, click for a full screen view.
The boys' soccer team made Nathan Meisner's first half goal off of Cory Macke's cross hold up and defeated Tippecanoe 1-0 to win the District Championship Saturday night.

Our goal:
Cory brings the ball up the right side.
Cory beats his guy so badly that he's barely still in the frame.
Cory crosses the ball.
Bodies are scattered, Todd seems happy, the Tippecanoe kid on the right is making the universal, "Oh crap, we got scored on" signal.
David and Nathan seem even happier than Todd.

I couldn't keep up with the play but I'm told that the Tippecanoe keeper got a hand on Cory's cross but couldn't control it.  Nathan was able to get to the loose ball first and put it home.

Harrison Glover had eight saves en route to the shutout.

Next up: vs. Dayton Carroll on Tuesday at 7 PM at Centerville.  Centerville High School is located at 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio 45459.  According to AD Scott Kaufman, this is the first time the boys' team has advanced to regionals.

Carroll defeated McNick 5-0 to advance to Tuesday's game.

Tournament bracket here.

Photo gallery here.

Coach Thomas got a Gatorade shower just before this was taken.


Boys' Cross Country second at Regionals; headed to state

Photo by Glynn Goertzen
The boys' cross country team took second place at Saturday's Regional Cross Country Championships at Troy, thereby qualifying for the state meet next Saturday.

Seth Gold (11th), Andrew Tamanko (13th) and Ian Goertzen (19th) led the way with top 20 finishes.

Individual results - Boys' 5K Run CC Division II
Place, Name, Year. Avg Mile, Time
11 Seth Gold 12 5:29.5 17:03.48
13 Andrew Tamanko 12 5:29.8 17:04.67
19 Ian Goertzen 10 5:35.1 17:20.85
29 Ben Stites 9 5:39.5 17:34.68
38 Nate Johnson 11 5:41.0 17:39.25
75 Alex Mangas 12 5:52.4 18:14.84
87 Josh Sagan 12 6:00.3 18:39.36

Next up: The Division II Boys' State Country Championship is next Saturday at Hebron (outside of Columbus) at the National Trail Raceway.  NTR is located at 2650 National Road SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025.  The boys run at 2:15.  Full info here.

All photos except first by Peter Levick.  His gallery here.

According to records he could locate, AD Scott Kaufman says this is the first time the boys' team has qualified for the state meet.

(Congrats to Creepy Uncle Roundup.)

Emily Stites wins Division II Regional Cross County Meet

Emily Stites, aka The Shadow (14th paragraph), came into her own light on Saturday to win the Regional Cross Country Meet held at Troy.  The team finished ninth.

Individual results, girls 5K Run CC Division II
Place, Name, Year, Avg Mile, Time
1 Emily Stites 12 5:58.3 18:33.03
30 Sammy Schwartz 11 6:35.5 20:28.55
70 Amelia Irvine 11 6:58.2 21:39.11
77 Noel DeMott 12 7:01.7 21:49.90
86 Katie Spray 9 7:05.8 22:02.82
91 Cynthia Reinecke 11 7:10.9 22:18.74
95 Margaret Manley 9 7:13.1 22:25.58

Enquirer article here.
TROY, Ohio – Wyoming senior Emily Stites had never beaten fellow senior Elizabeth Heinbach of Indian Hill in cross country before. Lebanon sophomore Jacquelyn Crow hadn’t been beaten in race all season.

Both of those streaks came to an end in dramatic fashion Saturday.

Stites broke away from Heinbach over the final 200 meters of the Division II race, while Princeton senior Claudia Saunders outdueled Crow at the finish line to win the Division I race at the regional meet at Troy Memorial Stadium.

The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each race qualified for the state meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, outside of Columbus.

Stites and Heinbach were at the front of the pack throughout their race. They were joined briefly by Celina senior Hannah Fleck but the last mile was between the two Cincinnati Hills League runners.

Heinbach won her fourth consecutive district title last week and a third straight CHL title two weeks ago. She’ll be running in her fourth consecutive state meet next week. Heinbach is the top returning runner from last year’s meet, having placed fifth.

“We know how each other runs but towards the end I had the determination and I thought this was my race and that I could do it,” said Stites. “There is obviously always been competition but it’s been a healthy competition. She’s such a great runner and I’m just thankful I get to pace off of her. But it’s definitely nice to be first.”

Stites won in 18 minutes, 33 seconds. Heinbach finished at 18:39

Full meet results here.

Next up: Emily runs in the state Division II Cross Country Championship, next Saturday at Hebron (outside of Columbus) at the National Trail Raceway.  NTR is located at 2650 National Road SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025.  Emily runs at 11:45.  Full info here.


Football loses to Madeira

 The football team lost to undefeated Madeira Friday night, 49-21.

Enquirer article (with pictures) here.  Listen - I'm not a sore loser - Madeira outplayed us.  However, look how Madeira beating us confused the Enquirer.  These quotes are all from the referenced article:
Sophomore quarterback Will Marty was 16-of-34 for 267 yards and two touchdowns for Wyoming...
Marty, the CHL’s leading passer with 1,785 yards through the first nine games, was 11-of-19 for 182 yards and a touchdown to Phillip Schuholz...

Marty also gained 64 yards on 11 carries...
Marty also gained 56 yards on six carries...

The team ends the season at 6-4, tied for second place in the CHL at 5-2.

Photo gallery here.


This weekend in Cowboy sports

Friday night - 7:30 PM - Football
Last regular season game.  WHS vs. Madeira for the CHL championship.  Senior night. League standings here.  At Bob Lewis Stadium or as niece Roundup calls it, "Bob".

Saturday morning/afternoon - 11:45 AM and 2:15 PM - Girls' and Boys' Cross Country
Regional meet.  Held at Troy Memorial Stadium - 151 Staunton Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.

Saturday afternoon - 3:00 PM - Volleyball
District championship game.  Bracket here.  Game at Kettering Fairmont - 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio 45429.

Saturday evening - 7:00 PM - Boys' Soccer
District championship game.  Bracket here.  Game at Monroe - 220 Yankee Road, Monroe, Ohio 45050.

Booster meeting date change

The Booster meeting originally scheduled for November 1st has been rescheduled to November 8th.  It will be at 7 PM in the HS Media Center.

Swimming/diving meeting

There will be an informational meeting with Swimming Head Coach Dave Elliott on Tuesday, November 1st at 7 pm in the WHS cafeteria. The meeting should be approximately 45 minutes and is designed for both swimmers and parents.

High School practice will begin Monday, November 7th from 8-10 pm at Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA. No athlete will be allowed to practice until the medical information has been turned in. Physical packets can be handed into the coaching staff at the meeting. You can get the physical packets in Scott Kaufman's office, or off the Wyoming High School website.


Spirit Buses

Together with the Wyoming High School Athletic Department, the Boosters will be sponsoring 'Spirit Buses' to transport loud, cheering students to the upcoming District FINAL games.

Come support YOUR WHS SECTIONAL WINNERS as they go for DISTRICT WINS! Tickets are $10, which includes round-trip transportation and your admission to the game. (AT LEAST 25 STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER FOR THE BUS TO BE A ‘GO’.)

VOLLEYBALL: SATURDAY, 10/29 Bus leaves WHS at 1:30. Cheer on the state #1 ranked WHS Volleyball team as they take on Urbana, at Kettering Fairmont.

BOYS SOCCER: SATURDAY, 10/29 Bus leaves WHS at 5:45. Cheer on the boys’ soccer team as they play Tippecanoe, at Monroe.

Please see Scott Kaufman, Athletic Director to purchase your ticket. Students must sign up and pay by Thursday. $10 for ticket and bus ride for each game.

Boys' soccer wins sectional with 2-1 victory over Indian Hill

The boys' soccer team went to Madeira last night to play for the sectional title and to avenge a 1-0 regular season home loss to Indian Hill.

They came home with a hard fought 2-1 victory.

Here's what the Enquirer had to say:  Healthy Richtand propels Cowboys

Here are HS sports blog updates throughout the game:  Indian Hill vs. Wyoming

Next up: Saturday night vs. Tippecanoe at Monroe at 7 PM.

Photos by Arch Cunningham.  His gallery here.

Reminder - HS Wrestling meeting

From Varsity Wrestling Head Coach Brian Pitman:

There will be a brief high school wrestling meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 3:15 in the school cafeteria.  Please be present if you plan on wrestling this season. There will be no cuts, so everyone will be part of the team.


Girls' soccer loses to McNick

The girls' soccer team lost to Enquirer Coaches' poll #2 McNicholas last night in the sectional finals at Mariemont 4-0.

They end the year at 11-7-1. 

Congratulations on a fine season and good luck to the seniors.

Photos by Peter Levick.  His gallery here.