Boys' golf tryouts

The schedule for tryouts for the WHS Varsity and JV Boys golf team for the Fall 2012 season has been set. The schedule will be:
  • Monday, August 6 @ Wyoming Golf Club, start time 3:30 PM – No cost for this round
  • Tuesday, August 7 @ Hidden Creek Park (used to be GE Park) Golf Course, start time 7:30 AM – Greens fees of $12 / player
Final rosters for both Varsity and JV will be set at the end of play on Tuesday 8/7. Players should observe the following key points in preparation for tryouts:
  • The format of the tryouts will be stroke play
  • In case of inclement weather, play will be suspended if lightning is seen in the area
  • Appropriate dress code for both golf courses needs to be observed (no jeans or jean shorts, collared shirt required, etc.)
  • Wyoming GC facilities (except the golf course) will be closed on Monday 8/6, so players should pack their own water / snacks as needed
  • Hidden Creek Park clubhouse facilities will be open on Tuesday 8/7, so players can pack their own water / snacks or purchase at the course
If you have questions or concerns about the tryouts, please contact Boys Varsity Head Coach, Rod Crider, at 513-761-1003 or via email rodcrid@hotmail.com.


New Girls' Tennis Head Coach named

From ADSK:

Robert (Bob) Caress, Sr. has been named Girls Varsity Tennis Head Coach.

Bob has coached tennis for over 30 years. He is currently a Teaching Pro at Queen City Racquet Club. Bob was the Head Coach at Princeton when Princeton Boys Tennis won the Team State Championship in 2005 (the first tennis team in Cincinnati to win the Ohio Boys Team State Championship). Bob is also in the Bradley University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rob Caress, who won a State Championship in High School and has coached the Princeton Boys Tennis Team the past 4 years, will work together with Bob during this Fall.

We are very excited to have the leadership and experience of both Bob and Rob.

Bob and Rob replace Chris Hemmingway, who stepped down this Spring due to professional commitments.



Tri-County Press 6-20-12

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes Sportsman of the Year (congrats to Corbin Guggenheim), Sportswoman of the Year (congrats to Clara Rodrigue) and an article about Wyoming grad, Wyoming Hall of Famer, and Olympic medalist in the hurdles David Payne.

UPDATE - Apparently I jumped the gone on David being a Wyoming Hall of Famer.  Thanks to the anonymous commenter.


Second Annual Richard Beck Memorial Golf Outing

PDF here.

Ian Kadish, WHS '07, assigned to Vancouver Canadians

Ian Kadish, WHS '07, was recently assigned to the Vancouver Canadians, a single A club in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization and a member of the Northwest League.

"Clayton's Crew" in town as season looms - article about the team arriving for the season - Ian is right below the coach's hand in the picture.

The Canadians began play last Friday and open their home season tomorrow.  They are 3-1 going into tonight's game.


Jolson wins scholarship award

From the Enquirer:
Four area students were among 54 state-wide recipients Friday night at the 20th annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Banquet in Columbus.

Aaron Abbott of Lebanon, Elizabeth Heinbach of Indian Hill, Michelle Jolson of Wyoming and Mackenzie Shelley of Mariemont received awards based on a combination of grade-point averages, ACT or SAT scores, varsity letters earned, athletic achievements and a written essay.  The scholarship winners were determined by the six district boards around the state...

Jolson's GPA was 3.95 and she earned 13 varsity letters in soccer, basketball, track & field and swimming.  She is going to Brown University.

Enquirer Salute to Individual Champions

Enquirer Salute to Individual Champions - Emily Stites is 19 of 25.

Lax camp next week

Lax camp starts next week.

PDF of flyer above here. Application form here.


Tri-County Press 6-13-12

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes baseball, girls' track, boys' lacrosse and East-West All-Star football.

Vote for Gabby's in Burger Madness

Friend of WHS athletics Gabby's Cafe is in Cincinnati Magazine's Burger Madness contest.

Cincinnati Magazine is hosting an online NCAA-style competition called Burger Madness where readers vote for the city's best burger. Burger Madness begins with 32 restaurants competing against one another to advance through five elimination rounds. Gabby's is included in one of the brackets. The first round of voting has already started.

In 2010, Cincinnati Magazine named Gabby's Burger #13 in the Queen City. We want to be #1 this time! Place you vote here.

New Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach named

Kathy Harper has stepped down after many years of faithful service as the Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach. 

Taking her place will be Melissa Breidenbach. 

Thanks to Kathy.  Welcome aboard and good luck to Melissa.


Boys' lacrosse records

The lacrosse program is young, but here are the current records that future lax players will be gunning for:

Career scoring:

Attack: Goals - 177, Assists - 96, Points 273 - all held by Austin Hughes

Midfield: Goals - 100, Assists - 47, Points 147 - all held by Tyler Cornelius

Career Saves: 385 by Michael Sagan

Single season scoring:

Goals - 61, Assists - 40, Total Points - 101 - Austin Hughes in 2011

Single season saves: 240 by Michael Sagan in 2011


Girls' Basketball Camp cancelled

Due to the (TBD) change in the Girls' Varsity Basketball Head Coach, the girls' basketball camp, originally scheduled for next week, is cancelled.


Nearly 25% of WHS athletes lose eligibility

In a shocking development, nearly 25% of Wyoming High School athletes lost their eligibility Saturday night in an incident involving WHS Principal Aaron Marshall, Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang, and Board of Education President Todd Levy.

The Roundup has learned that a so-called "graduation" occurred, making nearly one out of every four WHS athletes ineligible for future competition.  Athletic Director Scott Kaufman (AKA ADSK) was unavailable for comment, but was heard muttering, "Tradition never graduates, tradition never graduates, tradition never graduates..."

In a related development, Middle School Assistant Principal Bernie Barre, in his last official act before retirement, convinced MS Principal Mike Overbey to send one quarter of the MS student body to the high school in the fall to make up for Saturday's loss.  Skeptical of the freshmen's ability to replace the graduating seniors, ADSK said, "The best thing about freshmen is that they turn into sophomores."

Photos of Saturday's graduation can be found here.  Be wary though, this type of reporting requires copious documentation (in this case, 373 pictures).  It also must be done stealthily, which doesn't always allow for such luxuries as proper focusing of the camera.

Gene Pitman Charity Golf Outing

From Wyoming Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Kimberly Hauser:

Wyoming Youth Services is hosting our 8th Annual Gene Pitman Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 24th at the Wyoming Golf Club. This is a FUN scramble format with handicaps, on course contests, raffles and prizes. You don’t have to be a great golfer – just have a great commitment to quality services for our kids.

This year, more than ever, golfer registrations as well as individual/business donations and sponsorships are critical to the success of this event – and the success of our organization. Your contribution will allow us to continue to provide essential services, including counseling and crisis education, parent education forums, prevention services, after school and school break programs and service learning opportunities. Contributions to Wyoming Youth Services are fully tax-deductible.

Please see the registration/sponsorship form below for more information or visit us at wyomingyouthservices.com.

PDF of registration/sponsorship form here.


Congrats and Best Wishes Class of 2012

Congratulations and best wishes to the Wyoming High School Class of 2012.

Thanks for the memories.

Make us proud.

Stop back and see us.


SWOFCA All-Star Game

The Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Football Game was played last night at Kings.

Wyoming was represented on the field by defensive lineman Dennis Austin and offensive lineman Larson Graham.

Wyoming was represented on the West sideline by Coach Chris Stewart, and on the East sideline by Coach Steve Schnee, who will be joining the staff as offensive line coach.

East gets the best of the West

Chris Campbell received a scholarship at halftime.  Max Kadish received one also, but was not able to be present.

Photo gallery here.

Cross Country Camp a month away

I mean, you know, roughly a month.

Flier PDF here.


Tri-County Press 6-6-12

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes boys' lacrosse and Emily Stites winning the state 3,200 meter championship.

Jeff King, WHS '07, honored at OU's Catspy Awards

Jeff King, WHS '07, received the Skip Vosler Athlete of the Year Award at Ohio University's Catspy's (takeoff on ESPYS), designating him the Comeback Athlete of the Year for all OU sports.

Bobcats Celebrate 2011-2012 Year at the Catspys

Jeff has also been voted to the National College Athlete Honor Society. He will wear a special medal as he graduates tomorrow with a Master's Degree in Human Sociology and Behavior (undergrad received last year in criminology).

Jeff will join the Wyoming football staff for this fall.

Middle School Sports Awards

The Middle School Sports Awards ceremony was held at the Pendery Center on May 31st.  The following awards were presented:

Rodney Lee Dennis Awards - Given in memory of Rodney Lee Dennis, an outstanding athlete, who died after Cross Country practice on October 13, 1971.

The recipient of the Rodney Lee Dennis Award is that young person who is judged to possess those qualities of athletic sportsmanship, leadership and the extra measure of personal pride, which distinguishes the outstanding from the good athletes.

FOOTBALL - Justin Shields
VOLLEYBALL - Allison Golden
BASKETBALL (BOYS) - Samuel Marty
TENNIS (BOYS) - Jay Klein
TENNIS (GIRLS) - Sadie Darwish
TRACK (BOYS) - Cullen O’Brien
TRACK (GIRLS) - Riely Miracle
WRESTLING - Justin Shields
CROSS COUNTRY (BOYS) - Alexander Nocks

SWIMMING (BOYS) - Christopher Rutter
SWIMMING (GIRLS) - Reilly Simmons

Gene Pitman Awards - Given to the seventh grade girl and boy who combine enthusiasm and sportsmanship with patience and understanding for their teammates and members of the opposing team.

Jake Edmonds
Kayla Hampton

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Awards - As part of an ongoing program to promote Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is continuing the program to recognize students who display exemplary sportsmanship.  The award is named for Archie Griffin.  Mr. Griffin is an Ohio native, the only two-time recipient of the Heisman Trophy for football, and a professional athlete who always displayed exemplary sportsmanship.  Mr. Griffin has been active in promoting sportsmanship, ethics and integrity for many years.  He was honored in 1998 as the recipient of the prestigious OHSAA Ethics and Integrity Award.

Brian Zenni
Haley Stewart


Softball alumnae game

The Wyoming Softball team will hold its annual Alumnae Game this Sunday, June 10th at 11 AM at the Wyoming High School softball field.

All-CHL Tennis announced

The All-CHL Boys' Tennis team has been selected.

1st Team:
Myles Bourbon
Luke Prather

2nd Team:
Will Carter
Niklas Plattenburg
Alex Mangas


SWOFCA All-Star Game

Seniors look foward to SWOFCA East-West Football Game Thursday Night

37th Annual SWOFCA/Ron Woyan All-Star Game Rosters

Nick Kamphaus receives NSCAA HS Senior Excellence Award

Nick Kamphaus has received the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) High School Senior Excellence Award. The criteria for this award are that the recipient:
  1. Be a High School Senior
  2. Have made significant contributions to the team
  3. Represent the finest attributes of a team player
  4. Consistently projects a positive attitude
  5. Displays Team Leadership
  6. Exemplifies the standard set forth in the NSCAA Player Code of Conduct and Ethics
 Boys' soccer head coach Steve Thomas remarked, "Nick certainly exemplified all of these qualities and is very deserving of this award!"

Football spirit wear deadline approaching

From Varsity Football Coach Aaron Hancock:

The football spirit wear sale for all player and parents is approaching the June 7th deadline. No orders can be placed after that time.

Orders will be available July 15th and will be delivered to me at the high school. I will then distribute.

You can order through the website: bsnsports.com. Click "My Team Shop" (on left below scrolling picture) and enter access code: cowboy8VV

Here is a preview.

The orders will be shipped in July and will be given out on or around the first practice. Players are required to buy three items marked in the team shop as mandatory items (loose team shirt, team shorts, and team socks), everything else is optional but a great opportunity to get some Wyoming Football Gear and parents can order items as well!


SWOFCA All-Star Game Reminder

Don't forget - the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game will be held this Thursday, June 7th, at Kings High School.

Wyoming will be represented on the defensive line by Dennis Austin, on the offensive line by Larson Graham, on the West sideline by Coach Chris Stewart, and on the East sideline by Coach Steve Schnee, who will be joining the staff as offensive line coach.

You can purchase tickets from Coach Hancock for $5.

Football Fun Camp next week

PDF here.


Emily Stites wins state championship in 3200 meters

Wyoming has another state champion.

Emily Stites went to the state track meet yesterday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at the Ohio State University and blew away the field to become the Division II 3200 meter state champion.

In the process, Emily set a new state championship meet record with a 10:43.32.  The second place finisher ran a 11:02.34 - more than 19 seconds behind.

But hey - that's just Division II.  If Emily was running in Division I - the big schools - she would only be state champ by about a second and a half.

Stites sets state meet record to win title in 3,200

Stites takes state title in record time

Photo gallery here.

Youth Soccer Camp Next Week

PDF here.


Aluor Nyamor wins SWOWCA scholarship

Aluor Nyamor is the Division II scholarship award winner for the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association. The award is a one time sum of $500.

This is Wyoming's third winner is a row.  Michael Sagan won it in 2011 and Neal Williams in 2010.


Tri-County Press 5-30-12

This week's issue here.

Coverage includes baseball, boys' and girls' track, boys' lacrosse and ultimate.

Boys' Tennis 10th in final state poll

The Ohio Tennis Coaches Association has released its final poll of the season and the boys' tennis team is ranked 10th in the state in Division II.

This marks the fourth year in a row with a top ten finish (2011 - #8, 2010 - #8, 2009 - #2).

Congrats to Coach Plattenburg and the team.