Down After Districts

Jen Hays reported for the Boys Soccer team and the end of their crazy awesome season.

A great soccer season comes to an end for the 2014 Wyoming Men's Soccer team.  Last night they took on Bellbrook in the State Regional Semi-Finals.  The mighty fell by a score of 5-2 (goals by Chris Rutter and Andy Renggli).  We had such a great group of fans come out to support the guys!  We thank those of you who have taken the time to cheer on the Cowboys game after game.   The guys have had a great season, and I know they've appreciated having some bodies in the stands.  They may not have made it past the Regional Semi's, but they won the CHL, and won Districts.  Not too shabby guys...not too shabby!!

Congrats on a great year!
Go Cowboys!
The Round Up wants to thank... no, let's try that again... THANK Jen Hays for this and her many other reports, and Deb Varland for these and all her other pictures,  and everyone who sacrificed their time and used their talents to help tell the story of our Cowboy athletes by submitting great reports, and stunning pictures.  If you're the greedy type, the type that always wants what others have and you want one of these thank you's, it's easy.  You can have all this as well as the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from performing self-less acts, (even for sometimes secretly selfish reasons), by submitting stories, reports, or pictures to the Round Up at wyoroundup@gmail.com

See more of Deb's pictures HERE

It was a Great Ride

Kara Pendery, reported for the tough end of the great season of the Girls Soccer team.

On Tuesday October 28th, the Wyoming Women's soccer team played in the Regional Semi-Final OHSAA tournament game. Unfortunately, we came away from the game with a loss, ending the 2014 season for the Cowboys.  We took on a very strong McNick team, whose record was 17 - 1.  No excuses here....McNick outplayed Wyoming. It was a tough loss with a half-time score of Wyoming 0 - McNick 5. We held them to 2 goals in the second half with a final score of Wyoming 0 - McNick 7.

The Cowboys played tough and showed great resiliency throughout the game. It is my hope that this team focuses on the entire season and the accomplishments they made TOGETHER, as a team, rather than just the result of this one game.  The Cowboys finished their season 9 - 5 - 2.  We wish the underclassman luck for next year with the hopes that they will continue with a rewarding finish in next year's tournament.  We say goodbye to the seniors as they move closer to graduation!  Thank you to Angie Edmonds and Lauren Gruber for all of their work and time, focusing on this team.

I would personally like to send a great big shout out to Rod Apfelbeck, Debi Varland, and Jason Miller for all of their time dedicated to our athletes!  Rod spends countless hours taking, reviewing and editing photos. It is a time-consuming job that he does well!  Debi Varland has also dedicated time to helping capture our tournament games.  I always tell Rod and Debi how much I appreciate them when I see them at the field.  It would be great if you would too!!!  Jason Miller is the one responsible for getting the great photos and news out to our readers....even when the reporter misses press-time.  Thank you Jason for all that you do for our athletes!!

Thank you to every fan that came out and supported the girls throughout the season.  I know my friend, the blogger, will be looking for someone to share all the good news of next year's Women's soccer team.  If you are interested in providing game reports and/or photos for the Wyoming Roundup, please reach out to Jason at wyoroundup@gmail.com.  He would love to talk with you!!

And while we're passing around the Thank You's and pats on the back, let's not overlook our remarkable reporter, our scribe spectacular, Kara Pendery for keeping us in the know with the team.


One To Watch

The last leaf hasn't even dropped on the Wyoming Fall season yet, but here we are getting ready to talk about Winter Girls Basketball.  (You really should see someone about your short attention span).  Did you see that one of your own Cowboy's made the Enquirer's 25 Girls' Basketball Players to Watch?  Hey! Focus here.  That's right, Ashli O'Neal didn't just make the list, she cracked into the top 18.  Check out the rest of girls she's going to blow past this season HERE.

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham


Burned by the Rockets

Tuesday, October 28th, the District Champion Girls Soccer season came to an end when they fell 7-0 to McNick. I expect a great report soon.  Until then, console yourself with these great pictures from Deb Varland.
Thanks to Deb Varland for the great pictures.
See more HERE


Kara Pendery and her crew reported for the Middle School Football team.

The Middle School Cowboys welcomed Indian Hill to Wyoming on 10/23/14.  With just over 2 minutes into the game, Pierson Rogers scored on a 5 yard run to put the Cowboys on the scoreboard.  Evan Prater caught a pass from Joey Edmonds for the PAT.  Less than 10 seconds later on the game clock, Moe Mitchell got a pick-six from 30 yards out.  Joey completed a pass to Pierson for the PAT and the Cowboys led 16-0.  The Cowboys defense came out on the field to make another brief appearance, stopping the Indian Hill offense.   When the Cowboy offense returned, Pierson ran 48 yards for Wyoming’s third touchdown.  Noah Fershtman came on to kick the extra point extending the Cowboy lead to 23-0 as time expired in the first quarter.

The second quarter began with the Wyoming defense once again stopping any hopes of a prolonged Indian Hill drive.  The Cowboy offense then mounted an impressive drive including a beautiful pass play from Joey to Moe, soon followed by an impressive run by Pierson, and capped off by a 14 yard keeper by Joey for a touchdown.  Joey then connected with Eli Cupp on a nice pass play for the PAT bringing the tally to 31-0.  For Indian Hill’s fourth offensive possession, the big blue Wyoming D pushed them back for negative yardage forcing a punt which Joey returned 30 yards to the Indian Hill 20 yard line.  The Cowboys scored on an 11 yard connection from Joey to Moe.  Indian Hill blocked Noah’s extra point attempt.  The half ended with the Cowboys up 37-0.

The second half started with a 65 yard scamper by Joey with Noah kicking the extra point (which probably would have been good from 40 yards out.)  The third quarter ended with the score 44-0 in favor of the Cowboys.

Indian Hill finally scored in the fourth quarter but failed to convert the PAT bringing the score to 44-6.  Wyoming’s offense got the ball back and Joey completed a 55 yard strike to Pierson for the final Cowboy touchdown.  Tyler McIlvain caught the pass from Joey for the PAT to bring the score to 52-6.  Indian Hill scored a final touchdown as the fourth quarter ended but failed on the PAT. Indian Hill had more cheerleaders than points!

Final score Wyoming 52, Indian Hill 12.

This win capped off an impressive undefeated season for the Cowboys.  Your Cowboys outscored their opponents 283 - 66 with a record of 7 - 0.  Of note, the Wyoming first team defense was not scored upon the entire season.
For those of you that just want the highlights……here you go:
Pierson Rogers 5-yard TD run.  Evan Prater 2-point reception from Joey Edmonds.
Moe Mitchell 35-yard interception return for TD.  Pierson gets the 2-point run.
Pierson 50-yard TD run.  Noah Fershtman 1-point kick.

Joey Edmonds 13-yard TD run.  Eli Cupp 2-point reception from Joey.
Mitchell 10-yard TD reception from Edmonds. (kick failed).

Halftime score - Wyoming 37  Indian Hill 0

Edmonds 45-yard TD run.  Fershtman gets the kick.
Rogers 55-yard TD reception from Edmonds.  Tyler McIlvain 2-point reception from Edmonds.

2 TDs by Indian Hill

Final score:  Wyoming 52  Indian Hill 12

Defensive highlights -- tackles for losses by James Smith, Sam Pendery, Eli Cupp and Shep Marty.
Wyoming's 1st team defense was not scored upon the entire season.

Thank you so much to my secret reporters for the season.  You know who you are and I wish you would let me give you credit!!  Thanks to everyone that has helped out with the stats and reports for the season!  The blog is better because of you!

I agree, Thanks to Kara and the anonymous analysts for the great reports, and to Kara for the pictures.
See more HERE


Double Dose of District Defeaters

We previously posted (HERE) about the exciting edge-of-your-seat more-than-double-overtime Girls Soccer District win over Indian Hill.  Rod Apfelbeck's thousand word pitures took a little longer to get to us.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great photos.
See more HERE

Middle School Swim and Dive Team Meeting

Coach Pete has announced that there will be a parent information meeting for any 7th/8th grade girl or boy interested in the Middle School Swim / Dive Team. 

The meeting is Wed. Oct 29th at Powell Crosely YMCA 7:00PM in the Aquatic room.

District Domination

Kara Pendery and her team reported from the Saturday, October 25th, the Girls Soccer team District win.

Wyoming faced Indian Hill in the district finals on Saturday 10/25.  Wyoming fans came out in great numbers to cheer on our Cowboys. It was so great to see so many Wyoming fans at the game.  In the excitement of the game, I forgot to take notes so I reached out to secret reporters to fill in some of the details.

I know I am not supposed to blame the referee or point fingers.....but let me just say, we managed to win the game in spite of the refs that night.  Well, that may be an overstatement, but I have never been to a game with so many questionable calls/non-calls. The game was intense from start to finish.  In the first half we spent a great deal of time in a defensive position as Indian Hill was continually challenging our defenders with excellent ball control.  Indian Hill scored first.  We went into the half down 1 - 0.

The Cowboys came out stronger in the second half.  I don't even know how to describe Kayla's goal in regulation.  You had to be there! She took it down the left side of the field and managed to dribble through and around at least 4 defenders to knock in an amazing shot. Wyoming tied it up with 19 minutes remaining in regulation.

Olivia Munneke had numerous saves.  The most memorable save of the night, by our goalie, was an Indian Hill shot that Olivia tipped over the crossbar.  Meredith Glover had a noteworthy save, as well. Olivia had come out of the goal to make a stop.  Indian Hill regained possession and took another shot on goal.  Meredith positioned herself in the box to stop the shot and clear the ball.  Roslyn  Rathbone also gets credit for an amazing stop.  Indian Hill had a corner kick seconds before the end of regulation.  Roz kicked the ball off of the goal line to help send the game into overtime.

We went into two 15 minute overtime periods.  Jasmine Evans had a beautiful shot in OT that bounced off the post.  We ended up tied at the end of OT.  After much hugging, encouragement and all around team-love, we had our 5 kickers for the PKs: Kayla, Jasmine, Casey, Jules and Meredith all took turns taking a PK.  Meredith had the distinct pleasure of scoring the final goal of the night!  Wyoming 2,  Indian Hill 1

Next stop is Regional Semi-Finals, Tuesday 10/28th at 7pm vs. McNick.  The game will be played at Shea Stadium, in Norwood:

Shea Stadium (located down the street from Norwood HS): 2603 Harris Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212
Thanks to Kara Pendery and her secret minions for the report
Thanks to Deb Varland for the great pictures.
See more HERE

They've Got Spirit How 'Bout You?

November 8th, the cheerleaders have CHL competition at Madeira High School. The competition starts at 9:30am. Come cheer on the Cowboy cheerleaders! (You know they'd be there for you)  

They have been working extremely hard for competition, and we are hoping to bring home a win! ​

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck


On To State

The Cowboy Cross County team qualified to State at the Troy Regionals.  This will be the third team trip in four years.  Ben Stites finished in 4th and Max Hoffman was close behind, finishing 14th. The girls tied their highest team Regional finish since 2001.  The State meet is Saturday, November 1st  in Columbus at 11:45.  Check out the OHSAA site for more details about the State meet HERE.

Thanks to Coach Glendenning for the details, and
Thanks to Toni Anthony for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Addition and Correction - No It's Not Math Homework

Local James Brown emulator (as in one of the hardest working men in local sports photography), Rod Apfelbeck, just submitted another set of great shots from the Boys Soccer District win on Thursday, October 23rd (previously posted HERE).

Next game Wednesday, 10/29 (7:00pm) against Bellbrook at Monroe High School, located at 220 Yankee Road Monroe, OH 45050
As a correction to our previous post, our apologies to Nicholas Robles, who reportedly deserves the credit for the assist to Christopher Rutter's game winning goal.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures,
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