News From the Road

DOBO, John Brown sent the following news from the Baseball team down in Tennessee.

A great start to our regular season today (, as we started the season down in Nashville.  Our season opener was against Grundy County. Casey Howell started pitching and recorded the win. Sophomore Sam Marty relieved and recorded the save. Tucker Marty was a huge contribution on the offensive side going 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, and Casey Howell had a 3 run home run as well as we went on to win 12-1.

In our second game we faced Centersville.  This game was a defensive battle as we won 3-1.  Tucker Marty started this game and pitched 6 and a third innings. His cousin, Will, relieved him in the seventh and ended the game with a huge strikeout. This defensive game was led by junior second basemen Sam Izenson. We continue to play 3 more games through the spring break trip to baseball, starting with Marshall County tomorrow.


Show No Mercy

The Wyoming HS Girls Lacrosse team traveled to Western Hills HS to play Mother of Mercy HS on a cold, windy, and snowy Tuesday evening.  The JV came out on top recording their first victory, 7-2.  Goalie Claire Mellott lead a solid defensive effort by the team.  Goals were scored by Elizabeth Hughes (2), Erin Broderick (1),  Annie Boster (1), Avery Barzizza (1), Libby Fischer (1), and Madelyn Taylor (1).
The Varsity played impressively and won 13-2.  The defensive quad of Carly Schlager, Emily Wood, Grace Crawford, and Grace Schneider, along with a strong performance by the midfield, allowed only 7 shots on goal with Goalie Emily Wadds grabbing 5 saves.  Offensively, goals were scored by Claire Crawford (5), Olivia Cunningham (2), Maggie Hughes (2), Haley Stewart (2), Becky Denson (1), and Marielle Smith (1) with assists by Marta Stewart (1), Marielle Smith (1), and Claire Crawford (1).  Draw Controls were lead by Marta Stewart (3) and Olivia Cunningham (3) with loose ball control lead in the field by Emma Komrska (5).

The team takes a break but will back for action at Home on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00 pm (JV) and 7:15 pm (V) against Lebanon HS and again Home on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:00 pm (JV) and 7:15 pm (V) against CHL rival Mariemont.

Thanks to Coach Crawford for the report, and
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the "cool" pictures.

See more JV pictures HERE
See more Varsity pictures HERE


2011 WHS graduate and Kenyon College junior, Celia Oberholzer, recently competed at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships where she repeated as National Champion in the 100 Backstroke event.  Her 2013 National Record in the event still stands.  Celia was also on the runner-up 200 and 400 medley relays and was 6th in the 200 backstroke.  The Kenyon College Ladies were runners-up to Emory at the championship meet.
Photos thanks to Kenyon College Athletics

Clarion Call

Spring is kinda-sorta here; it's trying to make up it's mind.  Spring sports are not so wishy-washy; they are here.  We aren't as indecisive as the weather either; We know what we want.  We want YOU to consider sharing the news about the team that you or someone you love plays, sweats, strives, struggles, and overcomes for.  

Email pictures, story ideas, scores, or general reports to the RoundUp at wyoroundup@gmail.com


Reds Futures Showcase

From Coach Fiehrer
The Varsity team will be playing Madeira on Friday April 4th in the Reds Futures Showcase.  The game will be at 4:30 PM at Crosely Field in Blue Ash.  Following our game Fenwick and McNick play.

We are honoring the memory of Chris Miller, by having her son and daughter throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Tickets are $5.  With the purchase of a ticket you get a voucher for a Reds ticket and a free cheese coney from Skyline.

Jan Wilking has tickets on sale now in the High School office.  You can also buy at the gate.  If you are in town please consider coming out to the game and supporting the Showcase.

Photo thanks to the Apfelbeck Archives


Girls' Lacrosse Season Opener

The Wyoming Girls Lax team opened their 2014 season at home Saturday against the Division 1 Springboro Panthers.  Interest and excitement in girls lacrosse program in 2014 has lead to an expanded Cowboy roster and includes both JV and Varsity squads.   

The JV squad recorded a strong showing that included a very close and exciting first half with the Cowboys leading 3 - 2 at halftime highlighted by offensive control and defensive stops.   The second half remained scoreless for 7 minutes of play until the Panthers scored back-to-back goals to take the lead.  After a furious effort to recapture the lead with separate shots on goal, the Cowboys ran out of time in their push to retake the lead.   Late goals by Springboro added to the final score differential, but the final score of 8 - 3 was not indicative to the closeness of the game or the solid opening goalie performances by sophomore Claire Mellott and freshmen Grace Steiner.
The Varsity turned in a consistent defensive performance coupled with an impressive goalie showing by junior Emily Wadds (holding the Panthers to just 3 goals upon 7 saves in the second half alone) and recorded their first victory, final score 11 - 8.  Wyoming impressively dominated transition play with 12 loose ball controls, lead by sophomore Reilly Simmons (3).   Draw controls favored the Cowboys with 13, lead by sophomore Haley Stewart (6).  Offensively, a two and half minute fusillade of 5 goals near the end of the first half, along with a sixth goal scored with 12 seconds remaining, lifted Wyoming from trailing the Panthers 3 - 4 to a commanding lead of 9 - 5 at halftime.   Goals were scored by seniors Becky Denson (2), Marta Stewart (2), and Claire Crawford (1),  junior Adi Smith (2), sophomore Reilly Simmons (2), and freshmen Marielle Smith (2), with assists by Adi Smith (1), Marielle Smith (1), and junior Maggie Hughes (1).
Next up, a Tuesday night matchup with Mother of Mercy HS played at Western Hills HS, JV game time is 6:00pm and Varsity game time is 7:15pm.

Thanks to Coach Crawford and Ted Stewart for the report, and
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the photos.
See more JV pictures HERE
See more Varsity pictures HERE


And the Winners Are...

You have to love truth in advertising.  It was called a Fun Run and if there were any doubts, the image above proves it.
The Wyoming School Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our runners who participated in our 3rd annual 5K FUNRUN, held Saturday, March 15th.  We had a total of 561 participants--many of whom were Primary School students, running a 5K for the first time. 

It was a great morning to be a Wyoming resident--running a race, then heading over to the Civic Center for the Wyoming Youth Services sponsored Pancake breakfast.  
That is what you would call "delicious fun".

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:  
Bob Roncker's Running Spot--for providing runners with a gift certificate for FREE pair of running socks.
Graeters--for providing runners with a certificate for a FREE ice cream cone.
Ulmer and Berne, Wyoming Business Association and Viox Services--for their continued support of the 5K FUNRUN.
Denise Koesterman of Keller-Williams Realtors--for providing the swag bags.
BSN sports--for their assistance with the t-shirts.
Extra Special thanks to Wyoroundup Blog for helping us get the word out!

Winners of the divisional brackets received a 1st place Medal.
James Davis
Athina Rickert
Grade 1
Alex Gordon
Ava Geiger
Grade 2
Maxwell Hauser
Anna Zimmerly
Grade 3
Jack Cavanaugh
Alena Geiger
Grade 4
Sam Prangley
Kathleen Hinkel

Grade 5
Joey Trapp
Sarah Schaeffer
Grade 6
Trevor Vollette
Lucy Spera
Grade 7
Evan Morley
Greta Warmbier
Grade 8
Grant Mellott
Lily Parker

Grade 9
Mikey Maisel
Terra Forsythe
Grade 10
Cullen O’Brien
Annie Spray
Grade 11
Ben Stites
Katie Spray
Grade 12
Ian Goertzen
Marta Stewart

Evan Ammerman
Travis Glendenning
Molly Cain
Michael Renz
Jennifer Nordstrom
George White
Margaret Eldredge
Bill Morley
Ruth Morley

Ben Stites
Katie Spray
Sam Prangley
Alena Geiger

HS Team Winners
Fastest Team
Legion of Doom- Ben Stites, Max Hoffman, Cullen O’Brien, Ian Goertzen, Evan Cramer
Best Team Name
Who is Sadie Hawkins? - Alexander Fee, Alfredo Fee, Max Childs, Tanner Anthony, Jack Schneider
Best Team Outfits/ Spirit
Senya Girls – Natalie Burchard, Katie Sena, Kennedy Clark, Megan Schneider, Claire Edwards

Congratulations to all our Division Winners!
Please visit our photo gallery HERE
(photos thanks to Arch Cunningham, and thanks to Jeri Rominger for the report)

The RoundUp, like your mother, wants to remind you to say "Thank You" to the Co-Chairs of the event, Shelly Komrska and Allison Lebuhn
and to all of the many volunteers who sacrificed part of their Saturday to help make this a great experience for all.
I'm no good with movie trivia, wasn't there a movie that had something to do with baseball where they said, "If you cook it outside, they will come."?

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

If it's felt like forever since you've been out and cheer on a Cowboy athlete, here's an idea.

On Saturday, March 22nd, the Baseball teams are scrimmaging at Legacy Field at Prasco Park.  Varsity starts at 3:30 and JV starts at 6.

Photo thanks to the Apfelbeck Archives


Our All-Star

Coach Gruber sent in the following from the District 16 East-West All-Star game.
On Wednesday night, senior Natalie Burchard donned the #33 for the final time as she was selected to play in the District 16 East-West All Star Game at St. Bernard High School. Natalie's West team fell to the East, but the CHL had strong representation with seniors from Wyoming, Reading, Indian Hill, Madeira, and Taylor being selected to play in the game.
Congratulations to Natalie on a great senior season and career!

Thanks to Coach Gruber for the summary and the pictures.


All-Star, All the Time

From AD Jan Wilking,

Senior basketball player Natalie Burchard has selected to play in the District 16 All Star game on Wednesday at 6pm at St. Bernard High School (4615 Tower Road).  Congratulations to Natalie!

Photo from the Cunningham collection

Ultimate Out of the Gate

From Coach George White,

The Wyoming Ultimate team is back in action, looking to defend the league championship won in an undefeated 2013 season.  Known as the Jackrabbits and now in its 15th year as a club, the 2014 club again has almost 50 players, and is fielding a Varsity and Reserve team in the B division of the 30-team co-ed Cincinnati High School league.

The varsity bounced back from a tough one point loss to Walnut Hills to square its record at 1-1 with a 9-7 win over Sycamore on a very windy and cold day at Oak Park.  The Jackrabbits were paced by the four scoring catches of senior Alex Kellner and four scoring throws of senior Sam White, and two scoring throws and one goal catch by sophomore Jaden Shapiro.  Sophomores Joe White and Maddie Henke connected for the only upwind goal of the game.  The Reserve team, led by sophomores Quin Wolfer (three scoring throws and one catch) and Max Brady (three scoring catches)  dropped a tough 8-7 game to St. X/Ursuline, in which every goal was scored downwind.

The Jackrabbits varsity returns to action this Sunday at 1 at Oak Park against Clark Montessori.


Ready, Set, Go

From Coach Crawford,

Both the JV and Varsity Girls Lax squads had a strong showing against Walnut Hills on Saturday to close out pre-season play.  This Saturday (March 22nd) marks the 2014 season opener against Springboro at Home beginning with the JV game at 1:00 PM and the Varsity game at 2:30.

First Team All American

Coach Knickel filled us in on Emily Stites ('12), who finished 6th in the 5000m at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships for William and Mary.  The finish earned her First Team All-American (her third All-American).  

For more details, check out the Jacob Skipper article on the Tribe's website HERE

With the outdoor season starting in a couple of weeks, look for more updates from Coach Knickel.

Photo by Tim O'Dowd from the W&M Tribe Website 


And Now We Know

We were all in shock and we wondered how it happened.  How did the Boys Basketball team come to lose in the District Championship game?  Now we know.  One lone Crazie didn't get the tweet or text and showed up NOT in his assigned color.  I think we've all learned a valuable lesson about how important it is to spend at least six hours a day on social media.  Before you fire up your thumbs and start logging those hours, check out some shots of our Cowboys at the game.  They are the ones wearing white... all of them.
Thanks again to Rod Apfelbeck for these and all of the great Basketball photos this season.
See more of of these latest HERE


An Image Of An All-Ohioan

In case you missed it yesterday, Max Hoffman became Wyoming High’s first ever Indoor All-Ohioan, placing 7th in the 3200m run at the OATCCC State Indoor Championships, Saturday night at the University of Akron.  Max’s time was a very impressive 9:54.63.

Since the link to the results is now broken, I will now substitute it with the above picture from Coach Glendenning.

Thanks to Coach Glendenning for the picture and Coach Knickel for the news.


Don't Look Outside - Saturday, It's Going to Be 60

It's not too late to join your neighbors and friends.  They are already running--shouldn't you be??

This Saturday March 15th , 5K FUNRUN.  Race starts at 9:00 a.m.

2 ways to register:  
Stop by the Board of Ed office, FRIDAY from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Register before the race starts--Saturday--
registration starts at 8:00 a.m., corner of Beech and Worthington.

FREE admission to the PANCAKE BREAKFAST with your registration.

Questions?  821-6909, wyomingschoolfoundation.org



And The Award Goes To

As if being Sectional Champ and District Runner-Up wasn't enough, let's pile some awards on top as well. 

CHL Player of the year: Ahmad Frost

First Team All CHL: Ahmad Frost and Marc Akinbi

Honorable Mention CHL: Mason Rogers

Divison 2 District 16 player of year: Ahmad Frost

AP Southwest Ohio First team: Ahmad Frost

Thanks to Coach Rooks for the list.

All-Star Ike

Ike Palmer will be representing Wyoming in the 2013-2014 Senior Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Meet on Wednesday.

Other recent representatives of the All-Star meet have been:

·      2008-2009
Pete Richman
Coach Pitman

·      2009-2010
Neal Williams

·      2011-2012
Aluor Nyamor
Mikey Gonzalez
Corbin Guggenheim

·      2012-2013
Cedric Simmons  (Did not participate)
Ethan Padnos
Coach Pitman


I posted about the Baseball team's fundraiser Going Yard the other day.  It wasn't your ordinary post; it was also an eye-test.  We've been trying to identify those in our community with super-human electron-microscope type vision.  Some of you have passed and will be contacted shortly by nondescript men in dark sunglasses.  For those of us who didn't eat all of our carrots as kids, I have attached the flyer HERE so you can download it and view it at whatever scale is appropriate.   Of course, seeing infinitesimally small  details is a great power to have.  Even better is being able to see the big picture - the picture where even if you're completely capable of doing some of this yard work yourself you still give a group of young men the opportunity to work to earn (as opposed to asking for or just expecting) funds for their team.  

Our Man Lackey

Congratulations to Gerry Lackey, the AP Division II state Coach of the Year.

The 5 Stages of a Post

Okay, right.  It's been a few days since the end of the Boys Basketball season.  Writing up the sad news is just as tough for me as Math is for Barbie.  I spent a few days in denial - you know you can't trust everything you read on the Interweb.  Then when I tried to write, I just got angry because kept misspelling lost as won.  Then after I got that sorted, I had to bargain with the higher powers that be to send me some game details, which just depressed me.  Now I've come to accept it though.

What an amazing season.  And to have it go on for as long as it did was icing on an already sweet cake.  I'll leave the final details and analysis to Scott Springer at Cincinnati.com.  Check out his article HERE

Keep on the lookout, I expect to have some pictures soon.

The State of Max

Max Hoffman became Wyoming High’s first ever Indoor All-Ohioan, placing 7th in the 3200m run at the OATCCC State Indoor Championships, Saturday night at the University of Akron.  Max’s time was a very impressive 9:54.63.

See more results HERE

Thanks to Coach Knickel for the news

What A Way to Start

From Coach Crawford,

The girls HS lax team made a fine preseason showing this past Saturday at the Cincinnati Girls Lax Playday held at Sycamore HS against Middletown Fenwick, Dayton-Chaminade, and Walnut Hills coming out ahead in all three scrimmages.   Next up, a preseason scrimmage at Home this coming Saturday, March 15, beginning at 1:00 PM against Walnut Hills.


Going Yard

The Baseball team's fundraiser is here at last.  Finally, a legitimate excuse to not do this kind of work myself.  Sign-up before the 10th to receive the early-bird special pricing.  

Contact Coach Fiehrer or Peter Guggenheim for more information

Watch Out for the Left Turn in Albuquerque

With the track season set to start here at home, Coach Knickel updated us on Cowboy alum' Emily Stites, who, with her William and Mary teammate, were the first of the women tribe to break 16 minutes in the 5000m event.  They are headed to the NCAA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque in two weeks.  

Check out the Tribe Athletics site for the full story HERE

And for those of you with a door to your office, watch some video of the race HERE and the post-race interview HERE


Mmmmmmmm..... Pancakes

Pancakes are great.  I love pancakes, but who has the time and talent make good pancakes.  For those of us with an inner Martha Stewart, you have to mix like a thousand ingredients together with NASA precision, (or I guess you could cheat and buy the pre-made mix).  But that’s just the start of the ordeal.  Then you have to try to get the right amount of batter into the pan without it running into the other puddle of batter in the pan, and then use some sort of psychic powers to determine when to flip them over.  (You know that whole “watch for the bubbles” thing is a cruel inside joke perpetrated and perpetuated by the cookbook publishing industry.)  And who wants to waste a whole Saturday morning on making half-runny and half-burnt pancakes and then cleaning up a sink full of mixing bowls and frying pans when you should be outside enjoying the day.  Thankfully, the Wyoming School Foundation and Wyoming Youth Services have heard your cries and have provided an opportunity for you to enjoy the day with your family AND have a piping hot pile of proper pancakes.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 15th  as The Wyoming School Foundation (WSF) and Wyoming Youth Services (WYS) once again team up to provide Wyoming families with a morning of fitness and breakfast with the 3rd annual 5K FUNRUN and 13th annual Pancake Breakfast.

The Wyoming School Foundation kicks off the morning with the 5K FUNRUN, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate.  The course is a 2.5K loop--run it twice for a full 5K run!

Once the run is completed, head to the Civic Center for a rewarding and delicious PANCAKE breakfast, sponsored by Wyoming Youth Services.  This annual event is the unofficial kick-off to Spring.  The breakfast runs from 8:00-11:00 a.m.  Admission is free with your race registration or available at the door for $5.00 (children 3 and under are free).  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit and choice of beverage.

RACE REGISTRATION TODAY at www.wyomingschoolfoundation.org.
Fitness AND breakfast for the whole family…what could be better??

For more information, contact Wyoming School Foundation at 821-6909 or Wyoming Youth Services at 821-2428.


District Championship Tickets

From AD Extraordinaire, Jan Wilking:
The Wyoming Boys’ Basketball team will play for a District Championship on Friday at 7:15pm at the University of Dayton Arena vs. Thurgood Marshall High School.  Tickets for the game are $6 presale and available through 3pm on Friday in the Wyoming Athletic Office.  On Friday there are 3 games at UD (Wyoming is the 2nd game) so the evening could be sold out as there are 3 local Dayton teams playing.  GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY as there is no guarantee tickets will be available that evening at the door.

We will have at least one student bus going to the game – leaving Wyoming High School at 5:45pm on Friday.  Tickets for the bus are $4 each and will be sold Tuesday – Friday at lunch or until we are sold out.

This is a huge night for our boys’ program!  Please come out and support the Cowboys.  On Wyoming!

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Rockets Wrecked by Cowboy Sectional Champs

For those of us in a hurry, the picture above pretty well sums up everything you need to know about Saturday's Boys Basketball Sectional game against McNick.  There was a good turn-out from the Crazies and the team won 63-60.
If you're still in hurry, but have 48 seconds to spare and want a better sense of just how close the final was, check out the video above.
For those of us on a more leisurely track today, take your time and enjoy some more photos from the game.
Thanks to Tim Marty for sending in the video and helping to turn this into a true multi-media extravaganza..
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great photos.
See more of Rod's work HERE