Swim Season Preview

For a preview of the upcoming swim season, check out Tom Ramstetter's Cincinnati.com article HERE.  You'll have to scroll down pretty far to get to the good stuff.  For those of you worried about carpal tunnel, I've isolated the DII section below.

"In Division II, the Wyoming boys return several key swimmers from last season’s team that finished third at state, just ahead of fourth-place Seven Hills. Cowboys coach Dave Elliott said he likes his team’s depth and experience, along with a strong freshman class.

Wyoming’s top returners are seniors Max Chou, Stephen Barrett and Ian Nyberg, junior Christopher Rutter and sophomore Carson Burt, with freshman Phil Brocker joining the mix.

Indian Hill, CHCA, Cincinnati Country Day, Mariemont Seven Hills and Wilmington will be among the other area Division II teams to watch.

The Indian Hill girls’ team will be among the top Division II girls’ teams, along with CCD, Wyoming, Mariemont, and Wilmington."


The Not-So-Old-ish Familiar Faces

Saturday, November 29th, was the Girls Basketball Alumnae Game.  Arch Cunningham was on-hand to capture the day.  Reports are coming in that lots of fun was had by all.  Actually, that's an embellishment, or a fib, or a lie, depending on your pronunciation.  No reports came in.  I would like to be able to say, "...reports came in...".  I know how much you love this team and want to see them promoted, so I know you had something prepared and ready to send in.  I guess you lost our contact info.  

Send your reports, highlights, and stories to wyoroundup@gmail.com
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the great pictures.

Boys Basketball Preview

The Boys Basketball team is looking forward to a great season under new coach, Tim Edmonds.  Check out Adam Turer's Cincinnati.com's preview HERE.
I don't think Mr. Turer is planning to regularly report to the Round Up, so if you're on the team, or if someone you love is on the team, take the time to submit stories, highlights, and pictures from the team.

Photo (and article link) thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Thanksgiving Day Racers

Some of the old gang got back together for the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Race.  I guess Danielle McKee, Isabella Renggli, Whitley Elsass, Lily Parker, and Emily Wood didn't see our post about how they were supposed to be playing Touch Football on Thanksgiving.

Thanks to Alan Parker for the photo.


Is Your Team Ready?

The Middle School Swim Team is on the blocks and ready to go.  They've had their time trials and are heading to their first meet on Monday, December 1st at Cincinnati Country Day.   
How is your team doing?  
Send us an update.
See more time trial pictures HERE


Turkey Touch Football

Jason Gay's 26 (More) Rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football was sent to us by a super subscriber.   I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it in it's entirety, so I'll give you a teaser.

7. Sure, you can call holding in Thanksgiving touch football. You can also skip Thanksgiving and go to the Bahamas. Both are hard to explain to your family.

Check out the other 25 rules from Jason Gay's Wall Street Journal's article HERE

Hey, wait a minute... what are you doing reading the Round Up today?  You're supposed to be out there on the garden-lined gridiron.

CHL All Conference Teams

If you have the day off - you're golden.  For the rest of us who have to make an appearance at the office today, I have a gift.  The boss and I both know you're just watching the clock willing it to go faster so you can go home.  I can take care of about an hour an half for you.  Below is a list of the CHL All-Conference Teams.  It's only 1.45 miles long; there's a lot of names in there.  If you're some kind of speed reader and still have time to kill after reading the list the first time, let's kill some more time.  Let's have a scavenger hunt.  Use the labels on the right side of the screen to jump to each sport.  See if we've posted a picture of each athlete mentioned.  If not, use the gallery links from each post to see if there is a picture of the missing athlete.  If you find a picture of an athlete who wasn't featured in a regular post, send me the name of the athlete and where you found their picture.  If there wasn't a picture in the gallery links, then take your own and send it in to wyoroundup@gmail.com

Coach of the Year - Coach Plitt
Athlete of the Year - Alexis Tyree

First Team
Maddie Bahr
Mia Kraft
Madi Maisel
Grace Schneider
Haley Stewart
Alexis Tyree

Girls Cross Country
Coach of the Year - Coach Glendenning

First Team
Whitley Elsass
Terra Forsythe
Katie Spray

Second Team
Danielle McKee

Boys Cross Country
Coach of the Year - Coach Glendenning
Athlete of the Year - Ben Stites

First Team
Max Hoffman
Ben Stites

Second Team
Tanner Anthony
Cullen O'Brien

Boys Golf
First Team
Cooper Hausfeld
Sam Marty

Second Team
Johnny Hughes
Brendan Madden

Honorable Mention
Jack Fisher

Girls Tennis
Second Team
Ellen Boster

Honorable Mention
Annie Boster
Marika Shoger
Lindsey Sasson

Athlete of the Year - Parker Chalmers

First Team
Parker Chalmers
Devon Davis
Andrew Marty
Tucker Marty
Oliver Reinecke
Hudson Rogers
Mason Rogers

Second Team
Tucker Berger
Duke Brunke
Jake Edmonds
Ken Larkin
Asa Palmer
Eric Perry
Justin Sheilds

Honorable Mention
Chauncey Dunigan
Prajit Goli
Cooper O'Gara
Sam Strom
Max Tash

Girls Soccer
Coach of the Year -  Coach Gruber
Athlete of the Year - Kayla Hampton

First Team
Jasmine Evans
Kayla Hampton
Olivia Munneke

Second Team
Meredith Glover
Casey Jervier

Honorable Mention
Emily Dudek
Roslyn Rathbone

Boys Soccer
Coach of the Year - Coach Thomas

First Team
Andrew Derge
Jay Klein
Toby Varland
Ethan Wayman

Second Team
Marshall Hayes
Sam Izenson
Andy Renggli

Honorable Mention
Seth Dewitt
Ivan Meisner


Stites Up To 5

After making up 66 spots in the final two-thirds of the race, Wyoming alumna, and William and Mary Junior, Emily Stites ('12) finished 36th in the NCAA Cross Country Championship.  She earned her 2nd All American in Cross Country, and her 5th overall.

Photo from the William and Mary Tribe Athletics website.  Check it out HERE


Fall Sports Awards Highlights

As if taking 5 out of 8 CHL sports titles wasn't enough, the Cowboys also led the league in CHL All Academic Team Honorees.  Wyoming had 139 of these academic award winners.  (The award goes to any student athlete who has a 3.25 GPA in the first quarter and earns a varsity letter.)

Week 1 Maggie Hughes (cheerleading) – Maggie is a senior cheerleader and lacrosse player.  She is an all CHL Academic Team honoree.
Week 2  Cooper Hausfeld (boys golf) – Cooper is a sophomore golfer.  He was named 2nd team all CHL and an all CHL Academic Team honoree.
Week 3  Ellen Boster (girls tennis) – Ellen is a sophomore tennis player.  She was named 2nd team all CHL and an all CHL Academic Team honoree.
Week 4  Max Hoffman (boys cross country) – Max is a senior cross country and track runner.  He was named 1st team all CHL and an all CHL Academic Team honoree.

Week 1  Katie Spray (girls cross country) – Katie is a senior cross country and track runner.  She was named 1st team all CHL and Southwest District Runner of the Year.  She is an all CHL Academic team honoree.
Week 2  Maddie Bahr (volleyball) – Maddie is a junior volleyball player.  She was named 1st team all CHL and was an all CHL academic team honoree.
Week 3  Sam Pease (girls golf) – Sam is a senior golfer and captain of the golf team.  She was named 1st team all CHL and 1st team all Southwest District.  She is an all CHL academic team honoree.
Week 4  Olivia Munneke ( girls soccer) – Olivia is a senior goal keeper on the soccer team.  She was named 1st team all CHL and was an all CHL academic team honoree.

Week 1  Sam Izenson (boys soccer) – Sam is a senior on the boys’ soccer team.  He was named 2nd team all CHL and was an all CHL academic team honoree.
Week 2  Parker Chalmers (football) – Parker is a senior linebacker on the football team.  He was named Defensive Player of the Year in the CHL and was an all CHL academic team honoree.

Thanks respectively to Rod Apfelbeck, Rod Apfelbeck, Bob Carter, Toni Anthony, Toni Anthony, Arch Cunningham, Arch Cunningham, Rod Apfelbeck, Deb Varland, and Rod Apfelbeck for the above photos.

Guiding the College-Bound Student Athlete

Wyoming High School is hosting a free program presented by Dynamite Sports entitled “Guiding the College-Bound Student Athlete”.  It is a program designed to educate student athletes and parents about athletic scholarship academic requirements, the NCAA Eligibility Center, and provide a forum for parents and student athletes to ask questions about the recruiting process.  This program will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 7:30pm in the Pendery Auditorium.  All Attendees will receive a FREE SAT/ACT Prep DVD (limit 1 per family).

Photo by Mary Killen

Cowboys on the Court

The Girls Basketball team starts their season on Thursday, December 4th against Winton Woods.  The Cowboys might have an uphill battle on their hands to defend their league title.  The good thing is that we know it's possible, and, knowing anything about the Cowboy spirit, even likely.

Think of how exciting it's going to be for you as you get the privilege of submitting reports about how great the team is doing.  The glory, the adulation, the free parking at all home games.  Yes, this will all be yours.  Thanks in advance for reporting for the Round-Up.

Check out Scott Springer and Nick Robbe's Cincinnati.com season preview HERE

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham


Alter Beats Cowboys. Dang it.

Despite the best effort of our Cheerleaders, the Football team fell again to Alter 28-42 in the second round of the playoffs on Friday, November 14th.

If you're working on a hitting a quota and need to get more words in for the day, read the Cincinnati.com game recap HERE.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great photos all season long.
See more HERE

Football Fanfare

Look who made the Division IV 2014 Associated Press Southwest All-District Football teams

First Team Defense
Hudson Rogers
Parker Chalmers

Second Team Offense
Oliver Reinecke
Devon Davis
Andrew Marty
Tucker Marty

Second Team Defense
Mason Rogers

Fall Sports Awards

Come out and see our CHL crushing Cowboys at the Fall Sports Awards in the Pendery Center on Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Well, You Did It. Thank You!

Howling Pooch Parade
It was a fabulous fall day for the Wyoming Youth Services Howling Pooch Parade this year at the Wyoming Civic Center.  Two and four legged friends of all sizes came out to support Wyoming Youth Services for this Annual event on October 26th. Attractions including an agility demonstration by Hamilton County Dog Club, a balloon artist, temporary tattoos, and bake sale to keep everyone entertained until the parade started at 2:00pm. The event raised over $3,300 for Wyoming Youth Services.

Run for the Kids
Despite bitterly cold temperatures, runners and walkers of all ages came out to participate in the 3rd Annual Run for the Kids on November 1st.  This fun costume run supporting Wyoming Youth Services was held at the Wyoming Recreation Center directly before the Haunted trail.   A record number of participants arrived, bundled up for the race, and a few brave and festive runners wore their Halloween costumes despite the cold!

Myles Pringle, age 17, came in first place overall with a time of 21:45.  The Lenning family swept a few awards of the evening as “best group” costume “The Incredibles” and Patty Lenning came in first in her age group.   The Snowden family had a night of “firsts” as they each ranked first in their age groups.  Austin Snowden was 1st place male at the middle school, Julia Snowden came in 1st place female at the high school, and Jason Snowden was the 1st male for Adults to age 50.  George White, President of the Board of Trustees of Wyoming Youth Services, went all out as “Superman” to receive “Best Individual” in the costume category.  The event raised over $4,300 for Wyoming Youth Services.
Thanks to Wyoming Youth Services and Julie Jones for the information and pictures.


Rescheduled Team Picture

From Cowfish Coach Pete
The Middle School Swim Team picture has been rescheduled to 3:00pm.

The Kastaway team swimsuit fitting is at 6:30pm in the PCY Aquatic Room, followed by the 7:30pm swim practice.

Stites Back On the Run

Recently injured Wyoming alumna, William and Mary Junior, Emily Stites ('12) saw her first race this season on Friday, November 14th at the NCAA Southeast Regional at Louisville, KY.  Overcoming a fall early in the race, Emily worked her way up through the pack to place 25th, just 43 seconds behind the winner, and helped her team win the Southeast Regional.  Emily and the Tribe will run next Saturday at Terre Haute in the NCAA Championships.  It’s only a four hour drive and it would be nice to have a few more Wyoming fans there to cheer her on.

Check out the William and Mary Tribe race write-up HERE

And check out the NCAA website to help you plan your road trip HERE

Thanks to Coach Greg Knickel for the news


A Heads-Up

I've looked at the Round Up Winter programming forecast and I wanted to give you fair warning:  There's going to be a lot of Swimming posts coming up.  If you're anything like me and your eyes started burning after only looking at the chlorine choked atmosphere in the picture above, you're going to have to do something about it.  We can't not-post the swim pictures, so what's left to do?  Like sewer department creed - "Dilution is the Solution".  We may not be able to decrease the amount of swimming you see in the Round Up, but we can certainly decrease the percentage of swim related posts.  That means we need to increase the amount of shoe-utilized Winter sports posts.  To give your eyes a break every once in a while, YOU are going to have to submit stories, scores, highlights, and or pictures from your favorite Winter sport. 

By the way, I'm not kidding about the YOU part up there.  I've asked around and everybody keeps giving me your name.  I don't know what that's all about, but what can we do?  I know you don't want to let everybody down.

Wyoming Spirit Wear Store

2014 Holiday Spirit Wear Apparel & Gifts
Shop with us this holiday season - we have something for every Cowboy on your list!  We have a great group of special order, exclusive products including Cowboy canine tees, NEW tumbler, NEW sports bottle, NEW car magnet, girls spirit jerseys, performance hoodies, ladies rhinestone scoop necks and some super cozy micro-fleece jackets.  We also have a huge selection of products available at the Wyoming Spirit Wear Store that makes shopping easy this season.  

Shop online at www.companycasuals.com/wyo14 and get your order in before the November 30th order deadline.

Shop the Wyoming Spirit Wear Store Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Can't make it during normal business hours, stop by one of our four open house dates:
Saturday, November 22 from 10am - 1pm
Black Friday, November 28th from 10am - 1pm
Saturday, December 13th from 10am - 1 pm
Thursday, December 18th from 3 pm - 7 pm

Kids love wearing it, moms love buying it and dads have a shot at looking cool in some of our awesome new styles.  The Wyoming Spirit Wear Store is brought to you by the Wyoming Parent School Association and the Wyoming Athletic Booster Association.  We are thrilled to report that the Wyoming Spirit Wear Store has helped raise over $21,000 since it's inception just 2 1/2 years ago.  We thank you for your continued support. 

Download the flyer for your fridge HERE  

Use Your Voice

From AD Jan Wilking,

As many are aware our long time volleyball coach has retired from the sidelines.  As a part of the process of selecting the next coach we would like to learn from the Wyoming volleyball community what you view as the most important criteria for selection.  The following link is a 3 question survey.  If you are interested in giving input into the process please complete the survey by December 1, 2014.  The job will be posted and advertised starting on December 1, 2014.  We hope to have interviews in December and a final candidate to the Board of Education for approval no later than the February meeting.


Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

From Plitt to Pitt

Congratulations to 
Madi Masiel 
on her signing to play Volleyball for Pitt!

Photo thanks to Jan Wilking

A View From the Top

Did you see Andrew Derge was selected All-State First Team in Division II and Jay Klein was selected All-State Second Team in Division II?  All these pictures are from the All-City awards ceremony at the All-Southwest Ohio Senior All Star Game.  

That's four "All"s in one sentence. There's gotta be an award for that somewhere too, right?
Thanks to Deb Varland for bringing back the goods.
See more of her pictures HERE


CHL Cheer Off

Saturday, November 8th, the Fall Cheerleaders competed at the CHL Cheer Off.
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the great pictures.
See more HERE

CHL All Sports Trophy Correction

We recently posted about Wyoming's lead in the CHL All Sports Trophy (HERE).  Despite having a full 10 fingers to count with, I still made a mathilogical error and overlooked our 5th CHL winning team.  Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader for pointing out my oversight.  

My apologies to the 
The Girls Cross Country Team took the title in a race that "featured 6 teams in the top 10 of the Cincinnati Enquirer DII/III Coaches Poll.  Our team combined for their strongest performance of the season, scoring 36 and easily outdistancing 2nd-place Madeira's 73.  Katie Spray finished second with a career-best time of 20:21, and Whitley Elsass and Terra Forsythe followed close behind in 3rd and 5th.  All 3 earned 1st-Team All-CHL honors.  Danielle McKee received 2nd-Team All-League for her 8th place performance.  Emily Wood (who set a new PR by over 100 seconds!), Lily Parker, and Isabella Renggli all finished in front of the 5th scorer of every other team.  4 Wyoming girls ran under 21 minutes at the CHL Championship for the first time since the league meet moved to Sharon Woods.  Also, Katie and Whitley again moved up the individual all-time WHS Top 20 list." Text from the Run Wyoming Blog by Coach Glendenning.

Photo thanks to Toni Anthony

Wyoming Night at Miami Football

Join the Wyoming community and cheer on the Miami University football team on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. All Wyoming City School residents will receive $10 tickets by purchasing tickets online through a special promo code! Instructions are as follows:

1) Visit https://tkt.xosn.com/tickets/TicketHome.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26100&_MODE_=EVENTSELECT&SALE_TKT_EVENT_ID=536628&IN_PARKING=

2) Enter the code “WYOMINGSCHOOLS” in the Group Sales Password/Promo Code box on the right side of the page.

3) A new, light blue box will appear under all the other options. Select the number of seats you
need in the appropriate drop down box on the left.

4) Proceed with the ordering as you would any other online purchase!

Keep in mind, if you want to sit with certain people, you will need to order through one person to
guarantee your seats being all together.  The game will also be featured on ESPN2/ESPN3…what a great way to get Thanksgiving Break started!

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Henderson at Miami University: 513-529-1743 or hendermj@miamioh.edu.


Wyoming Cowboys in Command of CHL All Sports Trophy

As if there was ever any doubt after taking league titles in 4 of 8 Fall sports (Football, Boys Cross County, Boys Soccer, and Volleyball), the Cowboys have a healthy lead in the CHL All-Sports Trophy.  The Cowboys are in the top spot with 61 points over 2nd place, Indian Hill's 49.5 and 3rd place, Maderia's 48.5.  Last year, after the Fall numbers were in, the Cowboys had only 58 with Indian Hill having 55.

Volleyball All-Star Showcase

Alexis Tyree and Grace Schneider will be playing in the Volleyball All-Star game on Thursday, November 13th at Lakota West.

5:30 warm-ups begin for the showcase games; there are 4 teams of 12 players.
5:50 introduction of players
6-7 games (2 games going at once)
7-8 awards (academic, all-district, etc)
8-9 all-star match (2 teams of 18 players)

Photos thanks to Rod Apfelbeck