Border War

On June 14th, three of our Cowboys helped to represent Ohio in the 1st Ohio Michigan High School Border Classic.  Coach Hancock was selected as the Defensive Coordinator and Jalen Fox was a defensive Back and Griffin O'Gara was on the Defensive Line.
Pictures tell the story, that's true.  But sometimes the story can't be told all at once.  Sometimes you need the sequel.  Think of the classics: The Older Man and the Sea, The Answer of the Wild, Lunch at Tiffanys, The Next-to-Last of the Mohicans... you get the idea.  One of my favorite two-picture stories of the year came from the lens of Rod Apfelbeck at this game.

Part the First
A tale of a menacing Jalen Fox relentlessly tracking down his prey from behind.
Part the Second
The completion of the story where Jalen explodes on the scene and flattens all those in his path.

It's great stories like these that make you want to jump for joy

Congratulations to Coach Hancock, Jalen Fox and Griffin O'Gara.

Thanks to Rod "Road Trip" Apfelbeck for bringing home these great pictures.
See more HERE


We Make it Published; You Make it Great

When you look at the Round-Up, you see a sleek, shiny, well-oiled machine churning out the good news about our Cowboy athletes.  What you don't see is that under the hood of that well-oiled machine is the frazzled hamster running as fast as he can to keep the big wheel spinning.  It wouldn't be possible without the contributions of the many other regular civilians who take time out of their own busy schedules to take and process gazillions of pictures, compile endless stats and write colorful reports for the games, and keep us up to date with the honors and awards that heap up on our current Cowboy crop as well as the Cowboys of both tomorrow and yesteryear.
So to every student, every athlete, every Crazy, every parent, every coach, every administrator who takes the time to make the Round-Up great by contributing news, words, and pictures:

If you're feeling like you'd like to be one of the ones being thanked, consider contributing the Round-Up.  You don't even have to wait until the Fall. There are plenty of Wyoming Rec sports happening now as well as upcoming Cowboy sports camps and open fields.  Let us know what's happening out there.

I know, I know - two pictures of three of our contributing photographers but no pictures of the other unsung heroes who provide the Round-Up with the great game and team reports.  What can I say?  I have a compulsion to take pictures of people taking pictures.  Besides, I'm trying to protect everyone from the weirdos out there on the inter-web.  It's no coincidence that our contributors are the most beautiful people.  Isn't there a link between beauty on the inside (you know, like being a self-less contributor) being manifested by beauty on the outside?  At least with the photos of photographers with photographic equipment in front of their faces there is a level of anonymity.  Not so much with the writers, a pencil behind the ear won't mask your true wonderful identity.  You're welcome.

All Sports - All the Time

Wyoming continued it's tradition of winning the CHL All-Sports Trophy again this year.  They led every season for a final total of 123 over second place Indian Hill's measly 100.5.


West is Best

Our own Will Marty and Bo Graham were part of the East-West All-Star game on Thursday, June 12 at Kings High School.  Team West (that's us) had a few breaks.  They broke the all-time scoring record with 63 points and they also broke a seven year dry spell for Team West.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
See more HERE

Tearing Up the Top Ten

You don't have to scroll down the list very far to see how WHS Alum ('12), Emily Stites, finished in the NCAA D1 10,000m finals.

Thanks to Coach Knickel for keeping us up to date.

Almost Off The Blocks

From the Seadragons
The Wyoming Seadragons had hoped to start their season on Tuesday, June 10th but the weather had other ideas. The 2014 Seadragons is the biggest team yet with 226 swimmers. Valerie Fuller returns as head coach along with assistant coaches Kay Benken, Jenna Igel, and Meghan Lawler. New to the coaching staff this year are Rachael Avery, David Delworth, and Stephen Barrett. Everyone is looking forward to a great season!


Black's Back

After a touch injury last year, WHS alum, Larry Black, is back on the field trying to earn his stripes.

Check out the WKRC Local 12 article HERE

Photo from the WKRC Local 12 website


All-Star Summer Football

Unlike the turkey in my refrigerator, football doesn't seem to ever go out of season.  For those of you already marking off the days until the Cowboy's 2014-15 season opener, here's a small fix to get you through.

The Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game is 7:30 this Thursday, June 12th at Kings.

If you're the shy type and are worried you won't know anyone there, don't.  The CHL will be well represented.  Look for these familiar faces:

Grant Hopewll - Madeira
Dominique Ballard - Deer Park
Hans Hinebaugh - Mariemont
Danny Renner - Mariemont
Sam Smith - Indian Hill
Carter Kemper - Mariemont

Chad Pinson - Reading
Will Marty - Wyoming
Larry "LJ" Rice - Taylor
Bally Butler - Finneytown
Bo Graham - Wyoming


The New School Year Is Almost Here

Make sure your dear little Johnny and Susie are ready to join the team.

Tri-Health is offering sports physicals on Saturday, July 19th.
Click HERE to download the flyer


Middle School Volleyball Meeting

There will be a brief volleyball meeting for any girl interested in playing volleyball next year for the 7th or 8th grade teams.  This is for all current 6th grade or 7th grade girl interested in volleyball for next  school year. Meet Thursday morning at 7:50 am in room 33, Mr. Fiehrer's/ Plitt's room.


Hefty Honor for Howell

Our own Casey Howell was named the CHL Athlete of the year for baseball.   He has broken the drought for Cowboy Baseball, as we haven't had a Baseball CHL Athlete of the year since 2007 (Jon Edgington  WHS '07 and also played for the Miami Redhawks and Cincinnati Steam).

Casey was also invited to play in the East-West High School All-Star game at Prasco Park in Mason on Sunday, June 1st.  The pictures here are from that game.

Casey plans to attend Anderson University in Indiana and play baseball for the Ravens.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Erstwhile Stites Advances Also

Emily Sites (WHS '12) finished 3rd in the NCAA Eastern Semifinals in Jacksonville, Florida on May 29th which qualified her for the National finals in the 10,000m.  Hers was the "third-fastest time in school history and the third-fastest qualifier in NCAA history.  She also made her own bit of history, matching Jeri Daniels '82 and Emily Anderson '10 as the only women to qualify for the national finals in consecutive years in different events (Daniels in the shot put and discus in 1981 and 1982; Anderson in the 1,500m and 5,000m in 2008 and 2009)."

Picture and quote from the Jacob Skipper article found on the W&M Tribe Athletics website.  Read the entire article HERE

And for complete race results, click HERE

Thanks to Coach Knickel for the update.


Attention 8th Grade Runners

There will be a meeting after school in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 3rd for 8th graders who are interested in running Cross Country. 

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck 

Running Up To Columbus

From Coach Gendenning,

Four of our runners qualified for the State Track Meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.  Ben Stites won the 1600m run with a time of 4:23.06 in one of the closest and most exciting finishes of the day.  Terrell Dailey II finished third in the 300m hurdles in a season best 39.73.  Jalen Fox finished fourth in the 100m dash and Max Hoffman finished fourth in the 3200m run, turning in his best time of 9:49.19.  They will compete next Friday/Saturday.  The OHSAA has posted the full meet schedule HERE.

Also placing in the top 8 and earning team points and a podium finish were Kolan Livingston (discus), Boys 4x100 relay (Dailey II, Brunke, Darlington, Fox), and Boys 4x800 relay (Cramer, Goertzen, Hoffman, Stites).
Thanks to Coach Glendenning for the report, and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
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Oh So Close In Overtime

Wednesday, May 28th, the Boys Lacrosse team fell to Indian Hill in overtime in the second round of the Southwest Region Division II Tournament.
The team had an incredible 14-4 season.
Let's have a round of applause for the team and all of the coaching staff.
And how about a hand for the folks who sent in reports or pictures from the team, and how about all of those Cowboy Crazies who consistently showed up to cheer on the team.  Yeah, let's hear it for them too.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See lots more HERE