Four For State

Coach Glendenning relayed some great news

The boys 4x800 meter relay team of Chase Guggenheim, Ian Goertzen, Nate Johnson, and Ben Stites qualified for next week's State Championship with a time of 8:20.13. Ben outkicked several competitors into a strong breeze over the last 200 meters to advance from a very exciting race. They will run next Friday (June 7th at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium) at 1:45.

The remaining Regional Finals are tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, June 1) at Welcome Stadium beginning at 12:30.

For those planning to make the trip, HERE is a link to the OHSAA site where you can find links to the State meet including information for tickets and parking.

Thanks again to Kathy Guggenheim for the picture.


Track Team Races to Regionals

Coach Glendenning, filled us in on the Track Team's post-season performance.

We have a number of athletes competing in the Regional Track Meet today (Thursday, May 30) and Saturday (June 1 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Our boys 4x800m relay (Chase Guggenheim, Ian Goertzen, Nate Johnson, Ben Stites) is in the finals today as is Kolan Livingston in the discus. The girls 4x100m relay (Cynthia Reinecke, Kayla Livingston, Danielle McKee, Natalie Burchard) competes in the semifinals today and Kayla will also be in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Field events start at 4 this afternoon and running at 5.

On Saturday events begin at 11:30 and Kayla also qualified in the long jump. Running follows at 12:30 with all finals. Sammy Schwartz is in the 800 as are Nate Johnson and Chase Guggenheim for the boys. Ben Stites is in both the 1600 and 3200 and Ian Goertzen joins him in the 3200.

Also, last Saturday at the District meet Cynthia Reinecke set a school record in the Pole Vault!
Thanks to Kathy Guggenheim, who was quick enough to capture the Boys' 4x800m relay winners.  Winners being plural as in - they won at both the CHL and District Meets.

Golf Swings Through The Summer

Summer Golf Camp
The summer golf camp for Wyoming School students to be held on Monday 7/29 is officially more than sold out. If you would like to add a name to the wait list, please contact coach Rod Crider via email ->rodcrid@hotmail.com. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support for the first year of the camp. We’re looking forward to a great day!
WHS Boys Golf Tryouts
Tryouts for the fall 2013 season of Wyoming High School Boys golf will be held on Thursday August 1st, Friday August 2nd and Monday August 5th. Any WHS student for fall 2013 who is interested in trying out for the boys team should contact coach Rod Crider via email (rodcrid@hotmail.com) or phone (513-761-1003) within the next two weeks. There will be a series of optional events @ Wyoming Golf Club throughout the summer for anyone trying out in the fall, so it is imperative that you register with Coach Crider in order to stay in the loop on details for the summer activities.


Top-Ten In Tennis

Coach Plattenburg reported the terrific tennis news.
In the final State Coaches Poll, the Boys Varsity Tennis Team moved up to 8th in State in the Division 2 Tennis rankings. This marks the 5th year in a row the Varsity Boys have accomplished a top-10 tennis ranking.
Congratulations COWBOYS!
Division II
1. Cinti Country Day (10) 100
2. Gahanna Columbus Academy 88
3. Cinti Seven Hills 76
4. Lexington 72
5. Cinti Indian Hill 56
6. Cinti Hills Christian 43
7. Bexley 39
8. Cinti Wyoming 17
9. Beachwood 14
10. Gates Mills Hawken 13

All-Star Daniel Gilbert

From Coach Fiehrer

Senior Daniel Gilbert will be representing Wyoming in the East/West All Star game on Sunday June 2nd at Prasco Park. The game will be played at 3:30 PM.

Prasco is a wonderful place to watch a game. All food and drinks are less than $1. They usually have free ice cream. They also have inflatables for all the little kids to enjoy during the game. If you enjoy watching baseball and can come out and support Daniel Gilbert please try to get out to Prasco on Sunday!


All-American Squared

Coach Knickel sent us an update on Emily Stites ('12) and her amazing freshman year at William and Mary.  The following Jacob Skipper article is from the William and Mary Athletics website HERE

The William and Mary women's track and field team will be sending two to the NCAA Finals in two weeks at Oregon, after an action-packed night of 5,000m races at the Eastern preliminaries in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday night. Earlier this week, junior All-American Elaina Balouris (Allison Park, Pa.) punched her ticket for the second-consecutive year in the 10,000m.

Complete Results

In Saturday's races, freshman Emily Stites (Wyoming, Ohio) continued to impress as she caught and passed a rival on the home stretch to earn the fifth and final automatic qualifying spot in her heat of the 5,000m. Stites ran 16:12.82 to survive and advance, the seventh-fastest time ever at W&M. Her appearance at the NCAA Finals next week will make her the first true-freshman in W&M track and field history (men or women) to earn a pair of All-America honors. Already this year, Stites won the USAT&F Junior Cross Country Championship, as well as the CAA 10,000m title, and she ran for Team USA at the World Cross Country Championships and the BUPA Great Edinburgh Challenge. She is one of just seven freshmen women in the entire NCAA to advance in any race 800m-10,000m, and will be seeded ninth in the championship finals.

Also racing the 5,000m was freshman Meghan McGovern (North Wales, Pa.), who ran 17:00.68 to take 37th overall and improve her pre-meet seed by 10 places. McGovern, also a Team USA alum after representing her country at the NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships in February, is not done for the year despite Saturday's result as she is also qualified for the 5,000m at the USAT&F Junior Championships next month. Already this year, she won the CAA 5,000m title in a meet-record time of 16:34.01.

The NCAA Finals will be hosted by the University of Oregon at the world-renowned Hayward Field, June 5-8. The 10,000m finals will take place at 10:10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 5, with the 5,000m finals coming two days later at 9:15 p.m. Eastern.

2013 Wyoming Youth Soccer Camp

Coach Gruber announced the 2013 Wyoming Youth Soccer Camp June 10-14 at the High School.
Registration and other details are on the flyer above.
Or download the flyer HERE


Lacrosse Soooo Close Against Turpin

Maryann Hughes reported from the Cowboy's loss to Turpin in the OHSLA Tournment on Friday, May 24th.
Wyoming 5
Turpin 6

David Moody, 1G/1A
James McAllister, Oliver Reinecke, Jack Crider, and Mason Rogers, 1/G
Evan Cramer, 1A
LBC's Leader:
Hudson Rogers, 8
Conner Hughes, 6
Barzizza, 15
Robles, 9/15
Wyoming Men's Lax final record is 8W/9L.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE


Girls' Golf Meeting

From Coach Killean,
Great news!! Wyoming has hired a new Girls Golf coach for next season, his name is Terry Sheehan. I met with coach Sheehan last Thursday and he is eager to meet all of you. After checking with a few of the players we have decided to meet briefly after school on this Wednesday, May 30th.

Coach Sheehan recently retired after a long career in high school education. He started as a teacher at Little Miami, moved on Turpin and finished at Batavia where he was the Athletic Director and Boys Golf coach. He presently works part-time at Sharron Woods Golf Course. Coach Sheehan will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Wyoming Girls Golf Team.

I know that transitions can be difficult but I promise you and coach Sheehan that I will do everything I can to insure that our traditions continue. This is an opportunity for our team to get stronger.

There are full schedules for both Varsity and JV for next season but with six seniors graduating, we will need a few more players to fill out the teams. So please check with your friends and classmates to see if there are some girls that would like to join in our fun.
We will pass out medical and participation forms which will be due August 1st, the first day of the season. We will pass out schedules too.

*** If you can not make this meeting, please stop in and see me so I can create an accurate summer contact list. ***
I am sending this email to all our seniors and their families. I want to thank you again for the great times we shared and our support. I wish you all great success in your college careers. Stay in touch.

Coach Killean

Cowboys Fall to Clermont NE

Varsity DOBO John Brown broke the sad news...

Tough loss in the Sectional Finals for the Cowboys this evening (Thursday, May 23rd). Through a rain delay, CNE comes out on top 4-1. Michael Kelly started the game pitching and Casey Howell came in relief. We would like to thank the seniors for their hard work and dedication to the program, as this loss concludes the 2013 season.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for braving the rain to bring us great shots.
See more HERE


And They're In

If you weren't there... you missed it.  A 17-2 score-fest to make it into the Tournament.
Maryann Hughes reported on the Wednesday, May 22nd OHSLA Tournament Play-In Round at home against Alter.

Wyoming 17
Alter 2
Oliver Reinecke, 5G, 1A
John Hughes 3G, 3A
James McAllister, 4G, 1A
Galen Robison, Cameron Cramer, Peter McGrath, Mason Rogers, Andrew Duke, 1G/each
LBC leader:
Hudson "The Vac" Rogers, 7
Barzizza, 3
Friday, May 24th, Round One will have the team at Turpin for a 7PM game.
Thanks to Maryann Hughes for the report, and
Thanks to Rod Apefelbeck for the sweet pictures.
See more HERE


ATTN Football Parents and Players...

The deadline to order Football Team Wear is Friday, May 24th. Please make sure to place your order for your player by then.

See Link below for more information.


Boys' Lacrosse Play-In Round

Just a reminder
Wednesday, May 22, the Boys' Lacrosse Team hosts Alter for a 7:00 play-in round for the OSHLA D2 Tournament game.
When they win, they will have a quick turn-around before the next round which would be on Friday, May 24th at 7:00 at Turpin.

Booster Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Wyoming Athletic Booster Scholarships.
The Ed Ridenour Scholarship
To recognize that senior girl and boy who demonstrated continuous athletic excellence coupled with scholastic performance, character, and community involvement.
Ashley Berg
Brennen Burt

The Gene Pitman Scholarship
To recognize that senior girl and boy who demonstrated continuous athletic excellence, leadership, and sportsmanship

Carly Levick
Ethan Padnos


Middle School Boys Lacrosse State Tournament

Coach Ted Denson sent the following report from the Middle School Boys' Lacrosse OMSLA Tournament

The MS boys lacrosse team traveled to Columbus over the weekend to compete in the State Championship tournament in Division II. After losing their first game 6-2 to Jackson, the Cowboys bounced back to beat Bellbrook 7-4, avenging an early season overtime loss. In their third game they faced the number one seed Cincinnati Blue Jays, losing 7-1. Grant Mellot had an outstanding tournament in goal, making 24 saves and earning a game ball. Games balls were also earned by Cole Engel, who led all scorers with 4 goals and 2 assists, and Connor Yauss, who had 3 goals, 1 assist, and 19 ground balls. Brookes Brunke, Alex Thompson, and Jared Buttelwerth also contributed to the scoring, with Zach Osha and Max Frankel providing assists. The Cowboys finished their season with a record of 18-15, ranked in the top 10 in Southern Ohio for the second year in a row. 

Congratulations and good luck to the players who will be moving on to high school ball at LaSalle, St. Xavier, and Wyoming High School.
Thanks to Coach Denson for the great reports this season, and
Thanks to Susan Osha for the great action shots.
See more HERE

Roger Bacon Gets Served

Varsity DOBO John Brown reported from the Monday, May 20th regular season closer,

The final game of the regular season results in a win for the cowboys! 5-4 over Roger Bacon. Four Cowboy pitchers contributed to the win.

Next up is Clermont NE at Lebanon High School on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00.

After they crush Clermont NE, they will be face the winner of Franklin / Carroll on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 at Mason HS.

Middle School Track Crosses The Finish Line

May 13th was the Middle School CHL Track Meet.  I was sent a report and some great pictures that I completely flaked on posting.  Both the Boys and Girls came in 4th place.

Check the full results HERE
Thanks to Lisa Nocks for the cool pictures.
See more HERE.

Boys' Lacrosse Senior Night

The Boys' Lacrosse Game on May 17th (previously reported) was also Senior Night. 
We have recieved some great pictures from the game.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
See more HERE


Boys' Lacrosse Post-Season Play

Boys' Lacrosse is set to start their post -season play here at home.  The will host Alter on the Bernie Barrie Field at 7PM on Wednesday, May 22nd. 
Let's make sure and turn out and fill the Bob Lewis Stadium and cheer on our own to their inevitable victory.

League Champs

Coach of the Year Travis Glendenning filled us in on Day 2 of the CHL Meet.
After a rain delay we got everything in last night (Friday, May 17th). The boys won the CHL with a team score of 117. Day 2 champions were Jalen Fox (100m & 200m) and the 4x100m Relay of Nicholas Woods, Asa Palmer, Ken Darlington, and Jalen Fox. Jalen led our scorers accounting for 22.5 points and Ben Stites added 18.5.
The girls had a strong second day to sneak ahead of Taylor into 2nd place, just 4 points behind Finneytown. Kayla Livingston won both the 100 hurdles (in an unofficial, hand-timed school record of 15.12) and the 300 hurdles. She contributed a total of 32 points. It was an outstanding team effort as so many of our kids had their best performances of the season.

See full results HERE

Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for these super-sweet photos.
See more HERE