Dayton Belmont Gets Rung

On Friday, December 28th, the Varsity Boys' Basketball team found themselves on the road again.  This time they were were hosted by Dayton Belmont, where they just barely squeaked by with a 73 to 54 victory.  Will Marty and Mark Akinbi both went 6 for 8 with 18 points.  Ben Kurtz put up 15 and had 16 rebounds (almost half of the teams 38 rebounds).  Ahmed Frost scored 12 points with 7 assists followed close behind by Nolan Prevish who had 8.  Walker Lewis finished up the scoring with 2.  Not to be left out, Ian Toerner and the Rogers trio (Dawson, Hudson, and Mason) all contributed rebounds and or assists.  This score was a foreshadowing of scores to come as they traveled to meet Middletown Christian on Saturday, December 29th.  While there, the Cowboys racked up a devastating 84-55 victory.  We will post more stats if they become available.  There must have been some great highlight moments in that game, and we would love to post more than stats, so send us those stories!

Cowboys Suplex to Second at Norwood

From Coach Pitman

The Wyoming wrestling team finished 2nd at the Norwood Invitational over the weekend  (Saturday, December 29th) . Placing for the Cowboys were:

106 Joey Gallick: Runner-Up
113 Ean Casada: 3rd Place
126 Adam Frankel: 3rd Place
132 Asa Palmer: Runner-Up
145 Justin Shields: 3rd Place
182 Dylan Kripal: Runner-Up
195 Cedric Simmons: Runner-Up
220 Ike Palmer: 4th Place
285 Ethan Padnos: Runner-Up

Great Job, Matmen!
Thanks to Coach Pitman for sending us the report, and thanks to Margaret Gallick for sending us these great photos, including the one above of Coach Pitman showing us his can... I mean bottle of Dew.  As the two of them have never been seen apart, is this possibly the secret of his success?
Check out the rest of Margaret "The Masher" Gallick's photos HERE


Don't BE a Turkey, WRITE About One

My last post about Wyoming athletes in the TCP mentioned the Girls' Bowling team.  We here at the Round-Up have been bowling fans ever since Homer and the Pin Pals won the championship back in 1996. We would love to highlight the accomplishments of our own bowlers who stand out brighter than a head polished in the SHINE-O BALL-O. If you are a Wyoming bowler or love someone who is, send us a quick summary of or the highlights from a match and we will post them for all to see. 

This Week in the TCP

This week in the Tri-County Press you will find articles about two Wyoming Alumni, Celia Oberholzer ('11) and her recent accomplishments at Kenyon College, and Michelle Jolson ('12) and her great start at Brown University.  You will also find mentions of the Boys' Basketball win over Lockland on the 15th, and the Girls' Bowling loss to Ursaline on the 18th.

Check out the paper HERE


Cowboys Keep Trying At Mariemont

From Coach King

What do you do when your tallest girl is 5'10" and the opposing team has a solid 6'3" girl who can catch and shoot really well?  Coach Jeff King is still trying to figure that one out.
On Dec. 20th, the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team lost to an undefeated Mariemont team 23-40.  Lauren Metz led the scoring with 13 points, followed by Kayla Hampton with 6 and Emily Dudek and Isabelle Judge each with 2.  The girls made a valiant defensive effort in a very physical game, trying multiple defenses and assignments.  Lauren Metz drew the "big" assignment aided by different combinations of Isabelle Judge, Kelsey Lackey, Emma Postallian and Emma Jacquemin.  Putting the pressure on the guards were Kayla Hampton, Emily Dudek, Crissy Gallick and Tatyana Palmer.
The girls play their next game on Jan. 7th at home with Reading.

So now we all know where we need to be on January 7th.  Let's turn out and show the Middle School Girls our support.

Hall of Fame Holly

We've known it all along, but now it's official - Cincinnati style.  Wyoming alumna Holly Porter Little ('93) has been elected to be inducted into the LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame.  Look out for more information on the June ceremonies.

From the newspaper:
Six all-time great athletes and a legendary coach are the 2012 electees to the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame.

The seven latest additions will be officially inducted into the Hall during June ceremonies at WCET-TV studios Downtown.The hall is in its 38th year of recognizing area high school athletes and coaches. It has honored 237 individuals since its founding in 1975.

The 2012 inductees are: Adrienne Hundemer (Dayton, Class of 1994); Jackie Kemper (Mercy, Class of 1981); Michael Muñoz (Moeller, Class of 2000); Michelle Muñoz Trenz (Mason, Class of 2001); Holly Porter Little (Wyoming, Class of 1993); Tad Schroeder (Withrow, Class of1954) and coachRayKues (St. Henry, Bishop Brossart and Silver Grove, 1984-2009). Michelle and Michael are the 10th sibling set to be inducted into the hall.

Holly Porter Little, Wyoming: A multi-sport standout at Wyoming, she excelled in basketball, where she still holds 10 school records, including career scoring (2,026 points), rebounding (1,095) and steals (503). Her basketball excellence continued at Boston College, where she was named Big East Rookie of the Year, third team All-Big East and set Big East freshman records. She had 2,047 career points and 902 career rebounds at Boston College.

Holly is also a Boston College Hall of Famer.  The following is from the BC Eagles website:
A dominating rebounder and dead-eye shooter, her stellar play helped boost Boston College women's basketball to BIG EAST and national stature and success.
BIG EAST "Rookie of the Year" as a freshman, she followed with All-BIG EAST honors in each of her succeeding varsity seasons.
Set a school standard for rebounds with 902 in 108 varsity games (8.4 average). Scored 1957 career points, an impressive 18.1 per game output, as she sunk 47.5 % of her field goal attempts.
A skilled player in every aspect of the game, she led the team in steals for three seasons (196 total) and was credited with 182 career assists.
Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.


Languishing in Logo Limbo

 As we have a small break in the Winter action, I thought this would be a good time to pass along a question we received the other day from a '75 alumnus. 

I have a question: is the Wyoming Logo a
1) cowboy,
2) a cowboy riding a horse, or,
3) a Horseshoe?

After 56 years, I'm still not sure.  Thanks!
Now I know the more smart-alacky among you will want to answer "Yes".  While that may bring some level of smug satisfaction to you, please think about this poor guy.  56 years of that nervous anxious feeling in the pit of his stomach, the cold sweats, and the night terrors.  Let's get this man some relief.

Cowfish Can't Ace the Aves

On Thursday, December 20th, The Cowfish were at Sycamore where the divers faced both Milford and Sycamore and the swimmers went up against Sycamore.

From Coach Pete
Final Results: 
Men-Wyoming   56pts.
         Sycamore  46pts 
Combined Team - Sycamore-148pts 
The Cowfish started fast with an impressive win in the 200yd. Medley relay.  The team of Lia Thomas, Philip Brocker, Nick Denson, and CarsonBurt finished 1st but could not match Sycamore's team depth throughout the swim/dive meet.  Our double event winners, Carson Burt in the 200 and 500 yd. Free, Philip Brocker in the 50yd. and 100yd.Free, Nicholas Denson in the 100yd. Individual Medley and 100yd. Breastroke.  Our single event winners Samantha Cambell in the 1 mtr. Dive event, Charlie Donnelly 25yd. Breastroke, Rebecca Prangley 50yd. Breastroke, and Lia Thomas 100 Fly.  The 200yd. Free relay team of Philip Brocker, Nicholas Denson, Lia Thomas and Carson Burt finished the meet with a victory.
See more pictures HERE


Boys' Varsity Basketball Review

The Wyoming Boys' Varsity Basketball Team has won two in a row.  On Saturday, December 15th, The Cowboys dominated at Lockland with a 67-42 final score.  Ahmed Frost pulled down 19 points.  Ben Kurtz and Mark Akinbi both put in 13, while Kurtz led the team in rebounds with 7.  Mason Rogers had 9 and Will Marty contributed 7.  Walker Lewis added 5, and Nolan Prevish put in 1. 

On Friday, December 21st, the boys were on the road again.  This time Taylor was the site of the whipping dealt by the Cowboys.  They won with a 45-31 final.  It looks like the scoring was spread around.  Ben Kurtz and Mark Akinbi were scoring twins again, both with 9.  Ahmed Frost and Walker Lewis both put in 7.  Will Marty and Mason Rogers also mirrored each other with 4 points each.  Ian Toerner was not to be left out and he added 1.  Mark Akinbi led team in rebounds with 14, while Ben Kurtz also had double digit rebounds with 10. 

Competition is great.  It helps to keep things interesting.  (And almost anything could be more interesting than regurgitating game stats from the CHL website.)  Breaking bad news to the, uhh... non-winners of any competition an be difficult.  That's what makes this so hard... the fans of Boys' High School Basketball are getting beat down by the Middle School Girls Basketball team.  Have you seen their game summaries and highlights?  They're pretty good.  Lots of action words in there as can only be written by someone who was at the game, who knows the game, and who knows the players.  So, consider this half-time.  You have a choice here.  You can keep going letting me post stats from the CHL site as I get them, or you can decide to get in the game and send in great summaries, highlights, and photos.  Don't let a bunch of puny Middle School girls embarrass you.

JV Girls' Basketball Downs the Devils

"Auto-Focus" Arch Cunningham sent in some great shots of the Saturday, December 22 JV Girls' Basketball win against Reading.  I don't know the final score.  I don't know the team's record.  I don't know the players names or stats.  If you know any of the above, feel free to share.  If you think these JV athletes deserve some adulation and recognition then it's up to you to make it happen.  You can decide to be the one to send in game summaries, highlights or photos. 

Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures
See more HERE

Varsity Girls Start the Holiday Break with a Win

Saturday, December 22, the Girl's Varsity Basketball hosted the Reading Blue Devils.  With a final score of 47-35 it will be a Blue, Blue Christmas indeed for Reading.  (I know it's a lame reference, but with a name like the Blue Devils, how could I pass it up?).  The Cowboys outscored Reading in every quarter except the last.  Emily Wadds lead the scoring with 18.  (18, for all you mathletes out there is more than half of Reading's 35, just sayin').  She also led in rebounds with 8.  Ashli O'Neal scored 17 (17 is half of Reading's 35, and now I'll stop with the number nonsense).  6 of those were from her 12 Free Throw attempts.  Natalie Burchard brought in 5.  The trio of Morgan Cunningham, Katie Sena, and Kelsey Brunsman each put in 2, and Hailey Stewart finished up the scoring with 1.  After the break, the Girls return to action on January 5th when they travel to Finneytown to deliver a New Year knock-out to the Finneytown squad.

(The above game summary came from strictly from stats found on the CHL website.  Have you noticed the recent game summaries from the Middle School Girls' Basketball.  There are bringing in action verbs, multi-syllable adjectives and adverbs.  I'm not trying to knock my own pathetic, dry-as-toast writing here, but as a matter of pride don't the Varsity Girls deserve writing as good or better than those puny Middle Schoolers?  Hint, this is the part where you say to yourself 'Yes! Yes they do, and I'm going to be the one to send in great write-ups to the Round-Up'.)

Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures.
See more HERE


Revenge Best Served Wet

Tuesday, December 18th, the Cowfish were hosted by Mariemont where they extended their undefeated season.  Coach Pete sent us the following report.
Final Score
Wyoming 160 pts (5-0)
Mariemont 121 pts

This was an exciting swim meet for the W.M.S. Cowfish.  Last year we lost this meet by 1 point and the team was out for revenge this year.  All the swimmers and divers competed like Champions and cheered their teammates onto the victory!!  The Swimmer of the Meet--Isabella Getgy, for the outstanding swims in the 200 yd. and 500 yd. freestyle.  Isabella's swims in these tough events was for team points and she had her best swim times.  Great Team Swimmer!!  On Thurs. the team travels to Sycamore High School, to take on this mighty team.  The warm-ups start at 4:00 diving is 1st at 4:30 then swimming starts around 5:00.  Come out and cheer on the  W.M.S. Cowfish during their last dual meet of the season!!
Go Cowfish!!
Coach Pete
See more pictures HERE


Cowboys Can in Canton

From Heather Lethander

Canton Brings a Christmas Record!
11 Men and 11 Women from our team travelled to Canton, Ohio last weekend to compete in the Canton City Schools’ Christmas Invitational. The purpose of travelling to this meet is two-fold. First, it allows our top swimmers to compete against other top programs in the state at the venue where the annual State Championship Meet is held. Second, this is a prelims-finals meet just before the intense Holiday Training portion of the season.
Our top swimmer of the day was Junior Jonathan Rutter who came in 2nd in the 100 Breast with a time of 59.21 and 3rd in the 500 Free with a 4:44.22, breaking the old school record from 2001. Other swimmers competing in the finals were senior, Brennan Burt in the 200 Free. Junior Caroline Duke in the 100 Fly and Sophomore Max Chou in the 100 Fly. The Men’s 200 Medley Relay (Max Chou, Jonathan Rutter, Ian Nyberg, and Brennan Burt) came in 5th place and the Men’s 400 Free Relay (Max Chou, Carson Skidmore, Jonathan Rutter and Brennan Burt) placed 7th.
The Cowboys will be travelling to Dayton this Saturday, Dec. 22nd to compete against Dayton Oakwood at 6 pm. The meet will take place at Beavercreek YMCA and will include diving.
Diving Results
The Diving Team has also had a couple meets over the last week. Congratulations to Will Courtney on his performance at the Comet 11 Dive Meet held at Sycamore this weekend. Courtney scored 6th out of 20 divers with a score of 232.65. The divers also competed at the UC Dive Invitational last week and Will Courtney placed 4th with a score of 146.75. Vera Bostwick was 15th with a score of 131.70.
The divers will be competing at Dayton Oakwood on Saturday as well.
Wyoming v. Dayton Oakwood
We will be travelling to Dayton to compete against Oakwood on Saturday, Dec. 22nd. Please be at the High School at 4:30 pm for the bus. The meet will begin at 6:00 pm at the Beavercreek YMCA located at 560 Grange Hall Road Beavercreek, OH 45430


Girls Basketball Awfully Close

On Saturday, December 15th, the Varsity Girls' Basketball Team hosted Taylor and came up just shy of the win.  Wyoming went into half-time up by one, but were out-scored in the 4th quarter.  Final Score was 29-30.  Ashli O'Neal scored 13 points, with Morgan Cunningham right behind gher with 10.  Emily Wadds put in 4, and Kelsey Brunsman rounded out the scoring with 2.  They are now 2-5 on the season and 2-2 in the League.

Correction Notice

The informational Baseball meeting we posted about yesterday has been re-scheduled to 1:30, Wednesday, December 19th.


Cowfish Crush Kings and Clark

Oh, the joys of the Saturday afternoon swim meet.
Saturday, December 15th, the Wyoming Cowfish hosted a Tri-Meet with Clark and Kings, where twice as many bubbles were eaten.

From Coach Tsivitse
Great meet Wyoming Cowfish!!
The Wyoming Medley Relay of Andrew Derge, Nicholus Denson, Lia Thomas and Carson Burt started the meet of with a big win and set the tone for an exciting swim/dive tri-meet.  Carson Burt,Andrew Derge, & Philip Brocker were double, individual event winners.  Arthur Cilly, Becca Prangley, Lia Thomas & Nicholus Denson were single, individual event winners.  The Free Relay team of Philip Brocker, Andrew Derge, Lia Thomas and Carson Burt capped off the swimming events with an impressive win.  Not mentioned here, but the half-second Burt victory in the 500 Free was pretty exciting too.
Our divers, Samantha Campell,Charlie Donnelly and Terra Forsyth continued with a spectacular diving display finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place earning many points for the Cowfish victory!!
I usually try to get a picture of the scoreboard to show event and heat information before each race as way to tell what pictures came from what race, but the location of the scoreboard at PCY wasn't going to allow that. So parents will have to use goggles and the shape of the swimmers' noggins and to identify their athletes. And as the parent of a former diver, I ashamed to say that I didn't stay for diving. Yes, I've become one of "those" parents. But the call of the office Christmas Party that we were dangerously close to being late for was just to strong. I will try to repent of my wicked ways at at least one of the upcoming swim dive meets on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.
See more mystery pictures HERE

Spring is in the Air

It's a mean trick to have spring weather and to read emails about baseball activity, only to realize that it's still the middle of December.  Here's where the tech-savvy would insert one of those frownie-face emoticons.  So I'm not alone in my suffering, I thought I'd try to turn your thoughts to baseball as well.

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 19th, after school at 1:30 in the cafe.  There will be information about open gym and tryout dates.

Photo by Rod Apfelbeck.

Dan Brady Memorial Fund

The coaches and board members of the Wyoming Lacrosse Club have always encouraged community service and concern for others along with teaching lacrosse skills and sportsmanship to each athlete. As the year ends, please consider this opportunity to share with this Wyoming Lacrosse family if you are able:
During the 2012 season, the high school men’s team manager, Sam Brady, a WHS freshman and former middle school lacrosse player lost his father to an unexpected and tragic death. Sam continued to work with the high school team throughout the entire season, faithfully and enthusiastically assisting the coaches from the side lines, at games and practices, in the good weather and the bad, always with a smile and a word of encouragement for the players. Recently, the Wyoming Lacrosse Club was contacted by the Greater Cincinnati Bank and Mortgage Association where Sam’s dad served, to offer the Wyoming Community an opportunity to partner with them in a Memorial fund for Sam, his twin brother Max, and his mom Janice Brady.
Please take a moment to share with a Wyoming family this holiday season.
There is an online link to enable you to donate directly to the Dan Brady Memorial Fund
(scroll down to read the full letter from the GCMBA)
Go to the GCMBA.comwebsite:
or you can mail a donation to the GCMBA Treasurer at the address below:
Glenn Hodge
GCMBA Treasurer
Academy Mortgage
11590 Century One Blvd, Suite 112
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thank you,

Keith Hughes
WHS Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Dear GCMBA & CABR Members,
Earlier this year we lost a Past President to the GCMBA and a dedicated mortgage professional to our Industry. Many of you knew Dan Brady as I did, as a dedicated and outspoken advocate for our business and the customers Dan served. Dan championed a number of housing initiatives during his career and was very passionate about the organizations he represented and the utilization of FHA financing as a path to homeownership for many families. He was a strong supporter of education programs and spent countless hours offering CE training for the CABR membership.
Our industry has seen change that no one ever imagined over the past four years and that change has impacted us all in very different ways. For Dan, that change became too much to bare and unfortunately we lost an advocate for our industry and an individual that truly helped thousands of families on the road to homeownership. Dan and I had a conversation about the many families he had assisted during his career. A number of those families couldn’t envision the dream of homeownership without the help they received from Dan. Dan cared about his customers and their families.
Dan leaves behind a family that needs our help and support, just like the families that Dan assisted. As we approach the holidays where family seems to be more important than ever during the year, I would ask that you help me in supporting Dan’s wife and twin sons he leaves behind. The GCMBA will be collecting financial donations and would like to present the family with our contribution before the end of the year. No donation is too great or small and any effort would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your help and generosity,
Chris Johnstone
Chris Johnstone
Past President
Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association


8th Grade Girls' Basketball Dominates Taylor

From 7th Grade Girls' Coach Eric Kunkel

Wednesday’s game against Taylor was a big win for the 8th grade team.  Kayla Hampton and Lauren Metz led the team in scoring.  Superb defense from all teammates made it very difficult for the Taylor team to keep pace with the Cowboys.  Highlights included a spectacular steal by Tatyana Palmer and heady defense by Emily Dudek.  Crissy Gallick and Isabelle Judge played strong games on both ends of the court.  The Emmas, Jacquemin and Postalliam, smothered Taylor’s inside game, with Emma J scoring on a feisty put-back in the paint.  The next game for the 8th grade girls will be home against Mariemont on Thursday, December 20.


7th Grade Girls Swat Taylor

We got the news here at the Round-Up that Emma Melvin is out for the season.  The team's loss is our gain as she will be our regular reporter.   At an upcoming game, you will be asked to sign a petition to get her some extra credit in English, maybe a sweet by-the-word deal.

From Emma "The Menace" Melvin
On December 12, the 7th grade girls played a rough game at home against Taylor. They were a tough match for the Cowboys but we came out with the win. Skylar Wolski, Jamaica Hurston, Anna Sponaugle and Sydnie Shepherd played an amazing defense this game. They came into the game strong and came out stronger than ever. They helped the team make their way to victory. Again in this game Lindsay Stewart led all scorers with 10 points. She and Sierra Valentine, who finished with 8 points, were on fire this game.  The team as a whole did an amazing job on both offense and defense.  The final score ended up to be 24:22 Wyoming. It was a close game but the girls pulled it off with toughness and determination.  The next game will be Thursday, December 20, against Mariemont, at the middle school gym.

Girls' Basketball Beats Down the Braves

On Wednesday, December 12th, the Girls' Varsity Basketball team continued their winning ways when they hosted Indian Hill.  At the half, Wyoming was up 22-17.  The fourth quarter saw the Braves charging back, but when the buzzer rang out (there was no dust to settle, we run a tight ship around here) Wyoming held on for the win 38-37.  Scoring was spread around with three of our girls, Natalie Burchard, Morgan Cunningham, and Emily Wadds, putting up 8 each.  Kelsy Brunsman was no slouch and contributed 6.  Ashli O'Neal and Marta Stewart threw in 3 each, while Katie Sena added 2.  Tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th, at 7:30 PM, the Girls invite Taylor over to play.  Poor, poor Taylor, don't you feel kinda sorry for 'em?

Sugar Cookies Beware

From Coach Pitman

The wrestling team split on Wednesday night (December 12th) in their tri-meet at Summit. Wyoming took a hard loss to Western Brown, but came back strong to win against Summit. The matmen have 17 days off until their next competition (Norwood Invitational - Saturday, December 29th).
Stat Leaders for the Cowboys are:

Wins: Ethan Padnos and Ike Palmer with 11
Pins: Joey Gallick and Ike Palmer with 7
Takedowns: Asa Palmer with 23
Reversals: Asa Palmer with 9
Escapes: Ethan Padnos with 8
Nearfall Points: Dylan Kripal with 23
Team Points: Ike Palmer with 63

It looks like Wyoming is the CHL leader in about a third of the CHL weight classes and almost half of the weight classes we compete in. How likely is that to change with the Holiday Food Frenzy almost here?


Win 1 With Rooks!!

So the Cheerleaders shown in the December 8th post were right; the Boys' Varsity Basketball team followed the Girls' lead and decided to get their first win at home against Deer Park.  The score came out 51-44 with Frost putting in 24 himself.  I understand the game had some tense moments.  I got the following report from Rod Apfelbeck:  The story on picture 26 of 36 (referring to Rod's picture gallery linked below) is that (I think) Will Marty threw an inbounds pass the length of the court (makes sense that Will threw a long pass) to Walker (not a good name for a basketball player) Lewis who caught it, went up for the layup and got hacked really bad. NO foul was called. So the next two pictures are Coach Rooks yelling at and then talking to the ref about the no call.  Maybe it's a mistake on my part to remind you of what you've been missing since I forced Rod out of the Round-Up.  Two separate, equally funny jokes in one sentence. 
The Deer Park players might be tall, sure, but they still came up short against our Cowboys.
This is the Picture 26 referred to above.  I don't see what everyone except the Ref got worked up.
Below are some numbers to keep you statisticians happy.
Wyoming 51, Deer Park 44
Wyoming (1-2) - Frost 9 5 24, Kurtz 1 2 4, Lewis 2 5 9, Marty 2 0 5, Akinbi 1 4 7, M. Rogers 0 2 2. Totals: 15 18 51.
Deer Park (1-3) - Helton 1 0 3, Johnson 4 4 12, Hayes 2 0 5, Ballard 3 3 9, Newman 3 3 9, Clement 3 0 6. Totals: 16 10 44.
Halftime: Wyoming 29-23. 3-pointers: W 3 (Frost, Marty, Akinbi); DP 2 (Helton, Hayes).
Not only the first W of the season, but this was the first Wyoming W of the Rooks era.  Congratulations, Coach!! 
This post brought to you by the letter W, and by the Matt Rooks Fan Club, "The Rooksies"
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE


8th Grade Girls Basketball Breaking Even

From Coach King

On Dec. 10th, the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team lost to Indian Hill MS 34-40. Lauren Metz led the scoring with 22 points.

On Dec. 12th, the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team beat Three Rivers MS by a score of 39-20. Kayla Hampton led the scoring with 24 points, followed by Lauren Metz with 13. This brings their record to 2-2.

The girls play their next game on Dec. 20th at home with Mariemont.

Only 24 points!?! C'mon Kayla, don't be such a slacker

Jonathan Jams at Junior Nationals

From Heather Lethander

Last weekend, Wyoming Junior, Jonathan Rutter competed at the USA Junior Nationals Championship Meet in Knoxville, TN. Invitations to compete at this level are based on extremely fast qualifying times. The top high school aged swimmers from around the country participate.
Rutter performed very well in several of his events, achieving lifetime best times. His best swim though, took place on the final day of the competition in his personal favorite event, the 200 Breaststroke.
Rutter qualified and finished 7th in the 200 Breaststroke event. His time of 2:01.16 qualifies him for the US Open, the highest USA Swimming Meet, other than Olympic Trials, open to swimmers from around the world.
Should make for an exciting State Meet in February. Although the 200 Breaststroke is not on the competition list for HS swimming, we will be excited to see what Rutter can do in the 100 Breaststroke event at State!
Congratulations Jonathan!

The Cowboys Split St. Xavier and McAuley

From Heather Lethander

The Wyoming Swim Team split a pair of decisions to Division I teams at Keating Natatorium on Saturday, Dec. 8th. The women beat McAuley, but the men fell as expected, to St. Xavier and Covington Catholic.
The women won several events against a strong McAuley team. Junior Caroline Duke won a pair of individual events (200 Free and 100 Fly), Junior Cambray Smith won the 500 Free and Freshman Sara Washienko won the 100 Free. Both our Freestyle Relays edged out the competion. The 200 consisted of Duke, Daria Oberholzer, Allison Golden and Washienko while the 400 Relay was Duke, Sarah LeBuhn, Camille Wilson and Washienko.
The Men faced the perennial Division I State Champion and Kentucky powerhouse Covington Catholic and were unable to win a single race. The top performance of the day was a 3rd place finish in the 100 Fly by Max Chou.
The Cowboys will be facing another challenging weekend as they travel to the Canton Christmas Invitational in Canton, Ohio. Many top swimmers in Division I and II from around the state will be competing.
Thanks to Heather Lethander for the report.
See more pictures HERE


2nd Annual CHL Day(s)

The 2nd Annual CHL Day will be played over two days this year at the Cintas Center.  The Boys' Basketball team will face Indian Hill in the second game on Friday, December 14th, which should begin around 8:30.  

Presale tickets can be purchased at each league school for $10.00. One ticket is good for all four games. (The early games start at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday).  Each school gets 50% of presale. Walk-up tickets will be $12.00 with the Cintas Center getting 100%.

So after you get your presale tickets from Wyoming and avoid the long walk-up lines where you'd have to pay more anyway, make sure you come out and and cheer on our boys. 

7th Grade Girls Pull Ahead of Indian Hill

To prove there aren't any 7th Grade slackers, Emma Melvin is reporting to us from the Disabled List.

From Emma "The Machine" Melvin

On Monday, December 10, the 7th Grade Girls Middle School Basketball team played Indian Hill. It started out as a close game between the girls.  At the end of the first quarter the score was 9:5 Wyoming.  Helping to make the win happen, Lindsay Stewart scored a whopping 12 points for her team! Luckily the Cowboys were able to come out with a win and the final score was 22:14.
So far the 7th grade girls are 2 and 1. Fortunately last week, they also won at Deer Park with a final score of 31:14. Lindsay led the team with 14 points in that game.

Let’s hope for the best when our girls play again on the 12th against Taylor.

She's an athlete, She's a writer... Now if we can only get her to take pictures too...

Thanks again to Emma for the report.



Home Sweet Home

On Saturday, December 8th, the  Girls' Varsity Basketball team finally came home after a long, tough road trip.  They faced a Deer Park squad just as thirsty for a win, but did not play the gracious host and denied them a drink from chalice of victory.  Just looking at the few stats I could find, it looks like the game got off to a slow start with the score tied at 5 all after the first quarter.  Our girls' looked unstoppable during the second and third quarter where they put up double digits in each.  Our defense held Deer Park to only 22 points, which is a far cry from the almost 44 they have averaged this season.  Final score 36-22.

The plan of showering Coach Lackey with Gatorade was short-lived after Greg Sites was seen on the sidelines with furrowed brow.
Congratulations Team and Congratulations Coach for the first Wyoming W of 2012!!

Thanks to "Rah-Rah" Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
See more of the HERE

If you are a Girl's Basketball Super-Fan (and you know you are - you've read this far into the post), we here at the Round-Up could use your help.  It would be great if someone who loves the game and knows the players could give us an assist with submitting game highlights or summaries.