Tri-County Press 3-28-12

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes boys' tennis, baseball, boys' lacrosse and the Cowfish (Middle School swim and dive team.)  Also check out page B6 where the Y honors a couple of Wyoming students, both of whom happen to be WHS athletes.  (Alex Mangas pulls off the rare double headshoot, on pages A6 and B6.)

Girls' lax splits games

Yesterday after the girls' JV lacrosse team played Little Miami, and the varsity played Springboro.

The JV's beat Little Miami 11-6. Goals were scored by Maggie Hughes (3), Allee Martin (2), Laura Cress (1), Adi Smith (1), Lexie Miller (1), Haley Boling (1), Emily Wadds (1) and Marta Stewart (1).

The Varsity lost to Springboro 11-8. Goals were scored by Julie King (2), Carly Levick (2), Claire Crawford (1), Laura Cress (1), Mary Jane Fischer (1), and Marta Stewart (1).

Half of the goals were scored off of assists from Adi Smith (1), Carly Levick (1), Claire Crawford (1) and Marta Stewart (1).

Emily Wadds had 12 saves in goal.

Next up: Wednesday, April 11th at 5:30 PM at Cincinnati Country Day (varsity only)

Thanks to Jeff King for the stats.

Thanks to Peter Levick for the photos.  His gallery here.

Softball team loses to Deer Park 7-6

The softball team dropped a close one at Deer Park yesterday afternoon, 7-6.

Audra Chalmers led the hitting, going 4-4 with two doubles and three RBI's.  Carly Heuer and Lillian Krekeler each had a double.

Next up: Monday the 9th at home vs. Indian Hill at 4:30.


Update from the Ultimate [Frisbee] Club

The Wyoming High School Ultimate Club, a club level, co-ed team, now has more than 30 student players, and is therefore fielding two teams this season in the 25-team Cincinnati-area high school league (other teams include Lakota, Moeller/Mt. Notre Dame, St. X/Ursaline Academy, Indian Hill, Princeton, Tipp City (!), and several others). This year's team is calling itself the Jackrabbits.

The Jackrabbits A squad, comprised of juniors and seniors, plus a few sophomores, beat a Home School team 13-2 Tuesday, for Wyoming's first victory over a Home School club in 10 years. The Home School clubs have dominated the league for more than five years, but the Jackrabbits A team overwhelmed them with strong team play and an aggressive zone defense. 11 different team members threw or caught a goal, led by Senior Max Meyers with five goals and an assist, juniors Eric Reichwien (4 assists and one goal), David Weinrich (3 assists and one goal), and Nick Woods (3 assists), and sophomore Sam White (2 goals).

Both Wyoming squads next take the field this Sunday, April 1, at 2:45 p.m., at the Wyoming Rec Center turf field, taking on teams from Walnut Hills and Clrak Montessori.

Girls' lax splits with Summit Country Day

The girls' lacrosse team travelled to Summit Country Day last night.

The JV came home with a victory.

The varsity, alas, did not.

Next up: home tonight vs. Little Miami, JV at 5:30, Varsity at 6:45.

Thanks to Peter Levick and Arch Cunningham for the great pictures.

Arch has JV pictures here.  Peter has JV and Varsity here.

Boys' lax clobbers Colerain

The boys' lacrosse team won at home last night against Colerain, 13-6.

Lighting up the scoreboard were:

Austin Hughes, 4 goals, 2 assists

Griffin O'Gara, 4 goals, 1 assist

James McAllister, 3 goals

Travis Courtney, 1 goal, 2 assists

Harrison Wood, 3 assists

Sam Meyers, 1 goal

LBC leaders were Harrison Wood and Conner Hughes, each with seven.

Frank Barzizza had six saves in goal.

Corbin Guggenheim won 14 of 23 faceoffs.  (Although he certainly seems to be taking it easy below.)

Next up: Monday, April 9th at home vs. Miami Valley at 7 PM (Varsity only)

Photo gallery here.


Softball loses to Ursuline 4-3

The softball team lost a close one to Ursuline last night, 4-3.

Can of corn.
Patty Williams and Carly Heuer had doubles for the Cowboys.  Carly added a pair of RBI's.

Next up: at Deer Park tomorrow at 4:30 PM.

Photo gallery here.

Baseball drops one to Talawanda 1-0

The baseball team lost by the slimmmest of margins last night, 1-0 to Talawanda.  We had runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh but couldn't push one across.

Sophomore Michael Kelly pitched six strong innings for the Cowboys.

Max Kadish led the offense with a pair of doubles, going 2-3.  Daniel Gilbert added a a double.

Thanks to Pete Dickson for the photos - his gallery here.  More photos here.

Next up: tomorrow at Little Miami at 4:30.

Boys' tennis sweeps Finneytown

The boys' tennis team swept Finneytown last night 5-0, dropping just six games in the process.

Luke Prather took first singles 6-0, 6-0.

Myles Bourbon won second 6-0, 6-1.

William Carter was victorious at third singles 6-1, 6-2.

Alex Mangas-Niklas Plattenburg defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-1.

Finally, Jeremy Smucker-Evan Emanuelson won 6-0, 6-1.

Next up: at Taylor, Tuesday, April 10th at 4:30 PM.

Photo gallery here.


Tennis opens with 4-1 win over Princeton

The boys' tennis team won its opener 4-1 last night at home vs. Princeton.

Luke Prather won at first singles 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Myles Bourbon won at second 6-3, 6-4.
William Carter took his third singles match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Alex Mangas-Niklas Plattenburg dropped their first doubles match 6-2, 4-6, 4-6.
Jeremy Smucker-Evan Emanuelson won at second doubles 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Next up: at home at 4 PM today vs. Finneytown

Baseball team opens with 15-4 win at Monroe

After having its would-be opener on Saturday switched to Loveland and then rained out, the baseball team had its actual opener yesterday and put a 15-4, six-inning shellacking on Monroe.

Henry Moore pitched two innings and Casey Howell threw four. Casey had 6 K's and gets the win.

Senior Max Kadish led the offense, going 3-5 at the plate.  Daniel Gilbert also had a strong offensive performance, going 2-4.

Next up: home opener this afternoon vs. Talawanda at 5 PM.

** Thanks to the Anonymous commenter for alerting me to the fact that part of the information in the paper was incorrect.

Boys' lacrosse evens record with 10-2 drubbing of Wilmington

The boys' lacrosse team evened its record at 1-1 last night with a 10-2 win over Wilmington at Bob Lewis Stadium.

Austin Hughes led the offense with four goals and four assists.  Also putting the ball in the net were Griffin O'Gara with three goals, and David MoodySam Meyers and Travis Courtney with one each.  John Hughes had an assist.

LBC (Loose Balls Controlled) leaders were Travis and Griffin with seven and Conner Hughes with five.

Corbin Guggenheim won 12 of 14 faceoffs on the night and Frank Barzizza had six saves.

Next up: at home vs. Colerain on Wednesday at 7 PM (no JV game).


Winter Sports Awards

Some info on tonight's festivities from AD Scott Kaufman:

Winter Athletic Awards Assembly will be held on Tuesday night, March 27th at 7:00 PM.

We will begin with an opening session in the high school auditorium with the Booster’s recognizing families of our Senior Athletes. Then, after some special introductions, recognition and academic accolades, we will adjourn to individual rooms where the coaches can present their team awards.

Michelle Jolson, Clara Rodrigue play in District 16 All-Star Game

As previously reported, Michelle Jolson was chosen for the first team, and Clara Rodrigue and Shannon O'Hara were chosen for the second team of the District 16 Division II All-Stars.

This past Wednesday at St. Bernard was the All-Star game, with Michelle and Clara playing for the Division II-IV West All Stars.  They enjoyed playing with their past nemesi (Wiktionary says "nemeses" or "nemesi" is OK for the plural of "nemesis"), including teammates from Madeira, Indian Hill, and Taylor. 

The West easily defeated the East squad with both Michelle and Clara contributing points, rebounds and assists.

Thanks to the Jolsons for the pictures.

Winter Sports Awards

Tomorrow night at 7 PM at Pendery Center - be there!



This week in Cowboy sports here.

Girls' lacrosse

A little preseason info:  The Wyoming girls' lacrosse team is a bit smaller this year, with 29 players for JV and Varsity.  That being the case, many of our girls will show up on both rosters, as all 24 girls named to Varsity have been asked to play in a couple JV games over the season to help set the example for their younger teammates.

The coaching staff of Anne Murphy (Varsity), Tom Crawford (JV), Kristen Gilwee (Goalie), and Kristen Kushler (Attack specialist) is excited to have so many strong players, sure to make this the most competitive season yet!

As to Saturday's action, the JV won against Kings 7 - 5 with goals scored by Becky Denson (1), Lexie Miller (1), Emma Komrska (1), Maggie Hughes (1), Emma Pendery (1) and Emily Wadds (2).  Allee Martin was in goal and put in a solid performance with 50% saves!

The Varsity faced a stronger Kings team, losing with a final score of 2 - 7.

Wyoming goals were scored by Adi Smith and Julie King.  Emily Wadds started in goal and had 75% saves by the time she left the field due to injury concerns with 5:15 left in the second half.  Allee Martin stepped back into the cage to finish the game and gave the defense a focused field commander to rally around.

Next up: the team will travel to Summit for its next game Wednesday 3/28 and have its home opener Thursday 3/29 with JV playing Little Miami and Varsity facing Springboro.

Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures.  JV here, Varsity here.