The Loss of a Local Legend

It's with great sadness that the Round Up reports that Gene Pitman passed away on Friday, February 27th.
From the Pitman family,
We thank everyone who has offered thoughts, prayers, and memories of a man who, in our opinion and the opinion of many, was a legend among men. He never met a stranger and was modest in all that he did. While he was a very unassuming man, he was a giant. He was a coach, mentor, and friend to many who played youth sports in the City of Wyoming. Our family is not limited by children, nieces and nephews, and cousins.  It includes the thousands of people who were influenced by Gene Pitman.

Gene Pitman Local visitation:
 Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home
11365 Springfield Pike in Springdale
Public Visitation from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015

Gene Pitman: Kentucky Visitation and Funeral
5900 N. Highway 27
Science Hill, Kentucky 42553
Visitation: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Service: Thursday, March 5, 2015 begins 10:30 a.m.

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck


Won by One in Round One, the Second

We posted previously (HERE) about the Girls Basketball team's win in the opening round of the tournament, but a second batch of great pictures bounced our way.

Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures,
See more HERE


Won by One in Round One

Tuesday, February 24th, the Girls Basketball team edged out Batavia in Round 1 of the Sectional bracket 40-39.  Next, they take on New Richmond on Thursday, February 26th at 7:30.
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures.
See more HERE


Revised Send-Off Schedule

The send-off for the State bound swimmers and divers has been rescheduled to 11:25 Wednesday, February25th in the Rotunda.

Big Numbers for Some Matmen

Coach Pitman sent in the good word on some recent wrestling milestones:

Justin Shields recorded his 60th career win at Miami Trace a few weeks ago. He now has 65 career wins.
Asa Palmer is currently at 94 career wins. He secured his 90th career win a few weeks ago.
Asa Palmer also is first in all-time career escapes. He now has 100 career escapes.
Yima Nyamor recorded his 25th win of the season.  He has the 2nd most wins in a season as a freshman.

Photo thanks to Kim Boyd


Winter Wraps Up

From always determined AD Jan Wilking

As the winter season starts to wind down wanted to share some success stories!

This weekend we had the following swimmers and divers qualify for the state finals in Canton later this week:

Emma Weber ( Sr. )
Charlie Donnelly ( So. )

Grayce Akers ( Fr. )
Anne Criddle ( So. )
Becca Prangley ( Fr. )
Lia Thomas ( So. )
Sara Washienko ( Jr. )

Stephen Barrett ( Sr. ) - Captain
Philip Brocker ( Fr. )
Carson Burt ( So. )
Max Chou ( Sr. )
Ian Nyberg ( Sr. )
Christopher Rutter ( Jr. )
Connor Williams ( So. )

Our boys' basketball team were the undefeated CHL Champions!  Congratulations to Coach Tim Edmonds, his staff and the student athletes.  We earned the #1 seed in the Southwest Sectional Tournament.  We play this Saturday at 12:30pm vs. Hughes at Mason High School.  Presale tickets are available in the athletic office for $6 (and Wyoming gets to keep a portion of the ticket sales).  All tickets at the door are $7.

Our girls' basketball team plays Tuesday night vs. Batavia at Withrow at 6pm.  Presale tickets are available in the athletic office for $6 (and Wyoming gets to keep a portion of the ticket sales).  All tickets at the door are $7.

Wrestling finished 2nd in the CHL tournament on Friday night.  Head Coach Brian Pitman was named CHL Coach of the Year.  We compete on Friday and Saturday at Batavia High School in the sectional tournament.

Bowling finished 2nd in the sectional tournament this weekend and now moves on to District Finals on Thursday at Beavercreek.

It might be cold outside but Spring sports start today!  Go Cowboys!

Swimmers and Divers Advance to State

Thursday and Friday, February 19th and 20th, the District Swim and Dive meet was held at Miami University.  Several Cowboys advanced to the State Meet.

Emma Weber 13th place 420 points
Charlie Donnelly 19th place 356.90 points

Girls Swimming:
Anne Criddle - 200 free 1:59.00 24th
Rebecca Prangley  -  200 I.M. 2:08.26 10th (new school record)
  100 breast 1:06.55 8th
Lia Thomas - 50 free 24.14 8th (new school record)
   100 free -   53.59 - 16th
Sara Washienko - 200 free relay 11th   /  400 free relay- 10th
Grayce Akers -  Relay Alternate

200 Free Relay - Becca Prangley,  Sara Washienko,  Anne Criddle,
Lia Thomas 1:40.12 11th

400 Free Relay - Prangley,  Washienko,  Criddle, Thomas 3:38.37 10th  (new school record)

Boys Swimming:
Stephen Barrett - 200 free 1:44.26 7th
  500 free 4:40.42 7th
Philip Brocker - 200 free 1:44.42 9th
  100 free 48.47 21st
Carson Burt - 200 free 1:43.17 4th
   100 free 47.25 7th
Max Chou - 100 fly 51.71 7th
Ian Nyberg - 100 fly 53.73 23rd
   100 breast 1:01.66 19th
Christopher Rutter - 200 I.M. 1:57.00 9th
    100 breast 1:00.41 13th
Connor Williams - 200 Free Relay 12th (Tied)

200 medley relay - Chou , Rutter ,  Nyberg,  Barrett 1:40.96 15th

200 free relay - Brocker,  Rutter,  Williams, Burt 1:29.68 12th (tied)

400 free relay - Brocker,  Barrett,  Chou,  Burt 3:13.84 5th

We will send off the team on Wednesday at 10:30am in the Rotunda.  Each student athlete will be out of school after 10:30 on Wednesday as well as all of Thursday and Friday for the meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton

See a few more pictures HERE

Just Around the Corner

With all this snow and cold it is almost impossible to believe we are 2 weeks away from track season.
Anyone who missed the meeting but is interested in participating can see Coach Glendenning at school for details.  There is still plenty of time to join--practice begins Monday, March 9th after school.  Check out the info available at runwyoming.blogspot.com.

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Breakfast of Champions

Attention all student athletes:

Breakfast of Champions this Friday Feb 27th from 7 to 7:30 am in the cafeteria.

Breakfast will be provided!

Michael Munoz will be the guest speaker.  Michael was a highly recruited Ohio HS football player and had an outstanding career at Tennessee. He now is involved with the Anthony Munoz Foundation.

Not a student athlete, but breakfast sounds good?  Sign up for the WSF Fun Run 5K and WYS Pancake Breakfast on March 14th. Check out our previous post HERE

Ski Bus Sign Up for Friday, February 27th

7-12th Graders - Come on and Join the Fun!!!

You have been invited by the Wyoming Ski Club to sign up for " Wyoming Ski Bus for Friday, Feb. 27th."
Get a DISCOUNT on your lift ticket when you ride the Wyoming Ski Bus!

Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

1) To sign up, go to:

2) Attention NEW bus riders please use the google link below to access the Ski Bus Agreement and PNS Waiver after you have signed up.

Photo thanks to Tracy Payne


Put Lia in the Lead

Cowboy swimmer, Lia Thomas, has been nominated for the JJHuddle  Bucknuts Week 10 Ohio HS Girls Swimmer of the Week.  Unless you're part of an Alter sleeper cell, you need to vote HERE and then HERE and then HERE, and then just like shampoo, rinse and repeat.

Wrapping Up in Reading

On Friday, February 20th, the Boys Basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 61-40 win over CHL rival Reading.  They finish with a perfect 14-0 record in the CHL and 20-2 record overall.  Our top seed Cowboys take on #9 Hughes in the first round of the Sectional tournament on Saturday, February 28th.  (Check out the bracket HERE)
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE


Matmen at the CHL

From Coach Pitman

The Wyoming Wrestlers earned a runner-up finish at the CHL meet on Friday evening.They were in the lead the first 4 rounds, but just couldn't hold on to the lead because of the numbers. Reading finished as champions by placing 12 out of 13 wrestlers. Wyoming placed in all 10 weight classes represented. 

Placing for the matmen were:
126 Tefs: Runner-Up (second team all-league)
132 Hancock: 3rd place (Honorable mention)
138: Pitman: Champion (First team all-league)
145 Van Fossen: 4th place (Honorable mention)
152 Palmer: 3rd Place (Honorable mention)
160 Nyamor: Runner-Up (second team all-league)
170 Shields: Runner-Up (second team all-league)
182: Kremzar: Runner-Up (second team all-league)
220: Frankel: 3rd (Honorable mention)
285: Padnos: Runner-Up (second team all-league)

Next up for the Cowboys will be the sectional meet at Batavia on Friday and Saturday.
Thanks to Coach Pitman for the report, and 
Thanks to Kim Boyd for the great pictures.
See more HERE


Snow Day Scheduling

The Saturday girls sectional basketball game has been postponed until Tuesday 6pm at Withrow vs. Batavia.

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham


Ready for Prime Time

From 8th Grade Girls Basketball team coach, Coach Whipp:

The final record was 11-3 in the CHL.  The girls really had a great year and improved in many ways.  In their record alone they improved, but I think I saw a much more confident team by the end of the season.  This group is ready to compete at the high school level, and it will be fun to watch them develop over the next four years under Coach Lackey.
Thanks to Kathy Lyons for sending in the report and pictures.

WSF Fun Run 5K


The unofficial kick-off to spring arrives on MARCH 14, when the Wyoming School Foundation (WSF) and Wyoming Youth Services (WYS) team up to provide Wyoming families with a morning of fitness and breakfast!

The Wyoming School Foundation kicks off the morning with the 4th annual 5K FUNRUN.  Runners of all ages and ability are encouraged to participate!
Check- in begins at 8:00 a.m., with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Worthington and Beech. The course winds through the village of Wyoming streets.

Families are encouraged to participate together--the course is a 2.5K loop; run it twice for a full 5K run.

Your race entry fee gets you lots of HOT deals:
**NEW CHIPPED RACE TIMING—have your race time texted to you.
**FREE commemorative T-shirt—if register by 3/6
**FREE gift certificate for a GRAETERS ice cream cone—available to first 500 to register.

To register for the race, go to:  www.wyomingschoolfoundation.org.

Once the run is completed, head down the street to the Civic Center for the 14th annual PANCAKE breakfast, sponsored by WYS.   Yummy pancakes, both plain and chocolate chip, syrups, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice will be available.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5.00 for kids, ages 4 and up.  Kids 3 and under eat for free.  Breakfast is served from 8-11:00 a.m.

Proceeds from the FUNRUN will benefit the Foundation’s Middle School Capital Campaign.
Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast benefit Wyoming Youth Services.

Fitness AND breakfast for the whole family…what could be better??

Contact WSF at 821-6909 or WYS at 821-2428 with any questions.


#1 Squared

Kara Pendery, the Round Up Editor Heir Apparent, gets us ready for the MS Boys Basketball post-season with this report. 

It's time for the CHL tournament for the Middle School basketball teams.  The 7th and 8th grade boys teams are both seeded #1!  Congrats to all the players and coaches.  It has been such a great season.

Barring any changes due to weather, this is where you'll find the boys.  Come out and watch some great middle school basketball!

The 7th grade tournament is being hosted at Finneytown's Secondary Campus. Wyoming (1) v Mariemont (4) on Wednesday 2/18 at 4:30pm.

Don't let the 7th grade basketball team pull their hair out waiting to see if you'll show up for their game.
The 8th grade tournament is being hosted at Wyoming Middle School. Wyoming (1) v Mariemont (4) on Wednesday 2/18 at 4:30pm.
We need more of this ....
To come see more of this .....
The boys will play 2 games, regardless of the first round results.  We hope to see both Wyoming teams playing in the Championship game, which should be at 5:30 on Thursday.  However, don't take my word for it ... get confirmation before heading out to the game from your favorite basketball player.  For the games played at Wyoming MS, we will be honoring our booster passes.  If you are not an owner of one of these gems, the cost to see the game will be $4 for adults and $3 for students.

While you wait for the CHL tournament, you can catch up on some 8th grade action here:
It's a great day to be a Cowboy!!!

Thanks to Kara Pendery for the report and the great pictures.


So What Are You Going To Do About It?

I'm not trying to stir up dissension in the neighborhood, but I overheard something I thought you should know about.  At the last basketball game, I was in the stands behind that couple that lives down the street from you.  Your ears must have been burning.  They were talking some serious trash about your golf skills.  They were saying how the only reason you haven't put together your foursome for the event was because you were scared of losing to them.  We all know that isn't true and normally I wouldn't even say anything, but that couple wasn't even cheering for our Cowboys at the game.  Are you going to stand for that?  Aren't you going to do something about it? 

Be a part of the 1st Annual Wyoming Cowboy Classic Golf Outing at Wetherington Golf and Country Club on April 20th, 2015.  Sign up yourself or get your foursome together, or just come to the Awards Banquet and pretend you played.  There are also opportunities to sponsor the event.  

Check out the website HERE to learn more.
And download the flyer for your fridge HERE

Cowboys Plucked by Mt. Healthy

Saturday, February 14th, the Fighting Owls of Mt. Healthy had no love for our Cowboys.  The home team fell just short at 52 to 59.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE