All Star Awards

The Tri-County Press 2015 Winter All Stars have been announced.
There's a whole lot of Wyoming in there.
Check it out HERE

Awards Start At The Top

Our own, always deserving, AD Jan Wilking was honored with the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association's Mary Jo Huismann Award.  This award is given to an administrator of an interscholastic or intercollegiate program who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and service and made significant contributions that enhances and promotes the sports experience for girls and women in our community.

Middle School Girls Lacrosse Splits With Indian Hill

David Walton answered the call and filed a great report for the Middle School Girls Lacrosse team.

Wednesday night the Wyoming Middle School lacrosse teams hosted two games against always tough Indian Hill.  The first game started off rough with Wyoming falling behind by four goals early on 5-1.  Coach Simmons inspirational speech got the girls focused and Wyoming responded with great goaltending from Olivia Grady and three goals before the break, including two from Libby Wadds, the Cowboys brought things within a goal at the break, 5-4.  Indian Hill expected to pull away in the second half, but it didn’t happen.  Led by some phenomenal end-to-end efforts from Caroline Meis, Kelly Lyons, and Greta Warmbier, every time Indian Hill got up by two goals, Wyoming trimmed it to one, and it was still within reach at 7-6 thanks to a couple of goals from Kylee Berigan.  Not wanting to chance giving the ball back to the Cowboys, Indian Hill started spread out the field late in the game to play stall ball to run out the clock, and Wyoming had to take chances on defense.  That led to a couple of easy goals by Indian Hill in the last few minutes but with Olivia making a phenomenal stop in the closing seconds to keep the final margin at Wyoming 6, Indian Hill 9.

The second game saw Indian Hill jump out to another quick 3-0 lead thanks to shots directly from the setting sun that goalie Grace Desserich could not see at all.  But the Cowboys wouldn’t give up; Cate Hummel, Peyton Osha, and Abby Buysse all tallied key goals and Wyoming bounced back.  Still down 7-5 with just  five minutes left in the game, Wyoming stiffened behind Lauren Montgomery’s first game ever as goalie and took control of play, bringing it into a 7-7 tie with just a few minutes remaining.  When Wyoming got the ball back with 90 seconds left, coach Simmons called a key timeout and set up a clear out play for Maia Davis, who took the ball around goal and buried a wraparound for the 8-7 lead.  The Cowboys withstood several last minute rushes from the Indian Hill offense but stood tough, and when Riley Bahr grabbed a ground ball with 10 seconds left and ran it out of her end, Wyoming had a hard-earned 8-7 victory.  They’ve now beaten every team in the league at least once this year and their record stands at 16-6-2.


Thank You

I am not a researcher or investigative journalist, nor do I play one on TV.  I am more like a compiler.  This means the great stuff you see in the Round Up was sent in by someone awesome, someone just like you.  Taking this further, it also means if there's something you don't see in the Round Up it's because you haven't sent it in.  

Since being the compiler is such a super-cush job, I have free time on my hands to take up a day job.  Occasionally my day job forgets that it's not more important than highlighting Wyoming's athletes and tries to monopolize my time.  This has been one of those weeks.  

So if you are a contributor and I forgot to thank you personally this week, , please accept my apology and this public THANK YOU!!

And if you aren't a contributor, why not?

Athlete of the Week

Wyoming Athletic Boosters'

Gabby's Athlete of Week  

Congratulations to Senior Lacrosse player, Maggie Hughes, the Gabby’s Wyoming Student Athlete of the Week.  

Senior Attacker Maggie Hughes scored 8 goals and provided 7 assists in Cowboy Girl's Lacrosse scoring during Week 5 of the 2015 season for a total of 15 points in three games.  

On Wyoming!

The Wyoming Athletic Boosters' Gabby's Athlete of the Week award is sponsored by Gabby's Cafe.  For being named Student Athlete of the Week, Maggie will receive a $10 gift certificate to Gabby's.

Reaping Rebound Rewards

From Coach Fiehrer,

Wyoming's Varsity Baseball team bounced back after a tough loss to Mariemont on Thursday to get the win on Monday.  Joe Rominger once again lead the way on the mount throwing a complete game to earn his third win on the year.  Offensively Wyoming was lead by Prajit Goli who went 2-4 with a double and knocked in the game winning run.

Wyoming was down 1 to 0 after the first inning.  In the 4th Prajit Goli got things started with a double down the left field line.  He advanced to third on a fielders choice.  Walker Lewis drew a walk and he stole second. An errant throw lead to Prajit scoring to tie the game.  Later in the inning an errant pick off throw lead to Walker Lewis scoring to take a 2 to 1 lead.  Mariemont tied it at 2 in the 6th inning.  After a 5 pitch, 3 up and 3 down top of the 7th for Mariemont we headed to the bottom of the 7th.  After the first two Cowboys made outs, Parker Chalmers walked.  He stole second base and advanced to third on a wild pitch.  Prajit Goli hit a slow roller towards third base and he beat the throw out to first giving the Cowboys the walk off win.

A Mighty Margin

Bob and Lisa Golden reported for the softball team's hugemongous win

Wyoming Cowboys took on Cincinnati Christian Tuesday, April 24th at their field.  The Cowboys had an all around good game.  Katie Lewis pitched well yielding a scattering of seven hits and two walks over six innings.  The defense played well behind her including catcher, Skylar Wolski who threw to 2nd baseman Erin Campbell for a runner caught stealing and took a throw from centerfielder Michaela Fetter for a tag at the plate.  Skylar also contributed a double at the plate.

The team bats also came alive led by a 4/4 game by Reily Boss.  Reily also scored three runs and had four stolen bases including stealing home.  The first three hitters in the lineup (Reagan Raymer, Allison Golden and Olivia Munneke) each had three hits and combined for 5 runs and 8 RBIs, with 4 of those belonging to Olivia.  Also worth noting was Sammy Campbell, who also accomplished 3 hits, 2 RBIs and scored 4 runs.  Final score of the game:  Wyoming wins 15-2!
Thanks to Bob and Lisa Golden for the report and pictures.

Coaches Classic

Bob Carter reported for the Boys Tennis team:

This past Thursday (4/23) and Sunday (4/26), the Boys Varsity Tennis team participated in the annual Coaches Classic.

The year, the Cowboys competed in “Flight B”, which means they were in the 2nd most competitive group (out of 6 total flights), and played against about 7 local teams from St. X B, Mason B, Lakota East, and others.

Overall, the team came in second place in the group based on the total number of wins across 1st, 2nd, and 3rd singles, and 1st and 2nd doubles. Noteworthy outcomes were:
-Will Carter: 1st place at 2nd singles
-Chris Murray: 2nd place at 1st singles
-Adam Behrman: 3rd place at 3rd singles.


Softball up to Speed

Bob and Lisa Golden get us caught up with the Softball team.

vs Roger Bacon 4/16/15

Wyoming hosted Roger Bacon on Thursday, April 16th.  Sophomore Katie Lewis took the mound and got off to a rocky start, giving up three hits to the first four batters and two runs.  After the next two batters walked, Katie found her stride, striking out the next two batters to end the inning.  These were the only runs Roger Bacon would score.  As Wyoming took the batting box, 5/8 batters got hits with Olivia Munneke and Allison Golden hitting RBI doubles.  Munneke, Golden, Skylar Wolski and Michaela Fetter all plated runners which brought the score in the first to 2-4.
The Cowboy defense shut down the Roger Bacon batters quickly after the first inning.  The remaining 6 innings found only three batters coming to the plate each inning.  Participating in two double plays were shortstop Olivia Munneke’s catch and throw to 2nd baseman Erin Campbell and the catch by right fielder Reily Boss to first baseman Reagan Raymer.  Katie Lewis picks up the win with six hits, three walks and striking out three over the seven innings.  The final score for the Cowboys was a 5-2 victory!

vs Monroe 4/23/15
Wyoming visited Monroe on Thursday for a non-league game.  Coach Campbell reverted his infield back to Reagan Raymer to third and Allison Golden to first. The two seemed back at home going errorless and combined for 5 assists, 10 putouts and at least one of them was involved in every putout in the game.  At the plate, the Cowboys struggled facing a very efficient pitcher who threw just 32 pitches in the first 4 innings.  By the time the Cowboys began to figure out the pitcher to score 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk, the game was over.  The Cowboys were shut down in 5 innings with a 16-3 loss.

Did you know?

We currently have players amongst the top players in the CHL?
In batting averages:   Erin Campbell 10th and Reagan Raymer 11th!!
Strikeouts - Madeline Juergens - 6th
ERA - Katie Lewis - 5th
Putouts - Reagan Raymer - 11th
RBIs - Michaela Fetter - 10th 

Keep up the good work ladies!

Thanks to Bob and Lisa Golden for the reports, and 
Thanks to Carrie Brink and Carolyn Campbell for the pictures.


We're In!

From Coach White,

Wyoming’s varsity Ultimate team, the Jackrabbits, extended their undefeated start of the season to 5-0 with a not-as-close-as-it-looks 7-6 win over Milford on yet another windy day at the Rec Center.  The strong wind caused very long points, and Wyoming recovered from a 0-2 initial deficit to take a 7-4 lead as time was running out, thanks to a stout zone D, and coasted to the win.  Senior Blake Wickstrom led the way with three scoring throws and a goal catch, while sophomore Arthur Cilley had two scoring throws and two goal catches and junior Joe White had two scoring throws and a goal catch.  The varsity will be back in action Sunday at the Rec Center at 4:45 against equally undefeated Taylor, which is coached by Wyoming graduate and former Jackrabbits standout, Eric Reichwein.

But the big news in Wyoming Ultimate is that the boys played in the Ohio state qualification tournament this weekend for the first time in the 16 year history of the program and finished third to qualify for the 8-team state tournament May 9-10 in Versailles.  Despite coming into the qualification tournament as the #7 seed, and playing with just 10 players on a cold, rainy and miserable day, Wyoming defeated Moeller and Lakota to make it to the semi-finals and, after losing to eventual champion Holy Family Catholic, defeated Lebanon 11-10 on a long goal catch on “Universe Point” (the final point in a time-capped, tie game) by junior Joe White.   Joe led the team with 17 scoring throws and eight goal catches in the five tournament games.  Seniors Evan Emanuelson had four goal catches, Blake Wickstrom had three and Abe Wicksrom had one scoring throw and two goal catches.  Sophomore Arthur Cilley had two scoring throws and three goal catches, and juniors Gus Bradley had one and three, Jaden Shapiro two and one, and Quin Wolfer one scoring throw.   The team is looking forward to representing Wyoming Ultimate at the State tourney in two weeks!
Thanks to Coach White for the report.
See more pictures HERE

And Now With Even More Pictures

We posted (HERE) previously about the Girls Lacrosse teams' April 23rd match-ups with Indian Hill.  We now have some great JV pictures to share.
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the pictures.
See more HERE

Cowboys Undone at CHCA

Friday, April 24th, the Boys JV Tennis Team faced CHCA and fell 4-1.

1st singles Oliver Varland (L) 4-6,2-6
2nd singles Ian Hammersmith (W) 6-1, 6-3
3rd singles Andrew Chen (L) 6-3, 2-6, 3-6
1st doubles Tim Schneider/Quinn Lemarr (L) 1-6,3-6
2nd doubles Zach Christerson/David Easton (L) 6-4, 4-6, 7-10 (tiebreak)
Thanks to Deb Varland for game details and the great pictures.
See more HERE

Interested in Playing Volleyball?

There will be a player and parent meeting on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 PM in the high school Media Center for all girls interested in trying out for both the high school and middle school volleyball teams.


Splitting at Walnut Hills

From Coach Crawford,

The Wyoming Girl's HS Lax team traveled to Walnut Hills HS on Friday night.

The JV squad lost 4 to 6 in their contest which saw 10 saves by Goalie Avery Barzizza.  Goals were scored by Ashley Moher (2), Annie Boster (1), and Madelyn Taylor (1).

The Varsity played a scrappy Walnut Hills team and came away with a Cowboy victory winning 13 to 11.  Goalie Claire Mellott recorded 8 saves.  Cowboy scoring was lead by Emily Wadds (3), Maggie Hughes (3), and Reilly Simmons (3) with other goals scored by Haley Stewart (1), Olivia Cunningham (1), Grace Schneider (1), and Marielle Smith (1).
The Cowboy Varsity improves their record to 9 wins and 3 losses.

Next up is conference rival Mariemont on Thursday April 30 at Mariemont.
JV gametime is 5:30, Varsity gametime is 7.

Squaring Off With Seven Hills

From Coach Miller
Boys’ Lacrosse is back in action tomorrow night at home against two tough Seven Hills squads. The JV look to stay on track as they work toward another win and their road to the JV city championship May 17th at Mariemont HS. JV faceoff at 5:30pm against the Stingers wearing their home whites.

The Varsity squad faces off at 7pm against the (9-1) Stingers who are coming off two big wins against Mariemont and Bellbrook. The Cowboys are eager for the whistle to blow and get this game started.

Hope to see everyone at Wyoming HS 5:30/7pm for two great match-ups.

Let’s Ride!

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham

Down Against Mason, Up Against Alter

Bob Carter keeps us up to speed with the Tennis team.

It was a split decision this past week for the Boys Varsity Tennis team.

The Cowboys lost a close match versus Mason B on Tuesday (4/21) by a score of 2 to 3. However, the team bounced back on Weds (4/22) against Alter (Dayton). The match versus Alter is actually the first round of the state team tournament (interestingly, the first couple of rounds of the team tournament are played during the regular season). The Cowboys decisively beat Alter 5-0!

Next week, the team has three games scheduled, including CHL rival Finneytown.  Stay tuned.
Thanks to Bob Carter for the report and great pictures.

Wyoming's Walker and the West Win the All-Star Game

Walker Lewis played on the West team in the Greater Cincinnati Division II East West All-Star game in St. Bernard on April 10th.  Walker started and played a majority of minutes, showing the Cowboy defense is the real deal even in an All-Star game as the West won 108-92.

Photo and game details thanks to Bryn Lewis

Oak Hills Hewn

The JV Tennis team defeated Oak Hills 4-1.  All 3 singles won in straight sets: Adam Behrman, Alex Zhou and Ian Hammersmith, and doubles partners Oliver Varland and Jack Fischer also won. It was a nail biter. They lost the first set but came back to win the second 7-5 and 3rd set tie-breaker 10-6. Quinn Lemarr and Andrew Brink fought hard in their doubles match.
Thanks to Ian Cognito for the report, and
Thanks to Deb Varland for the pictures.
See more HERE

And Now More Pictures

We have another set of sweet pictures from the Wednesday, April 22nd, Boys Lacrosse game against McNick where Former Coach Hughes was honored.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Warriors Win Over Wyoming

We have a great set of pictures from the Baseball team's 9-5 loss at Mariemont on Thursday, April 23rd.  
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
See more HERE


Beaten by the Braves

From Coach Crawford
The Wyoming Girl's HS Lax team hosted the Indian Hill Braves on Thursday night.  Both JV and Varsity squads came up short in their respective games.  Junior Goalie Claire Mellott had a fine performance recording 7 saves in the 10 to 11 Cowboy loss for the Varsity squad.  Cowboy scoring was distributed between Emily Wadds (2), Maggie Hughes (2), Haley Stewart (2), Olivia Cunningham (1), Adi Smith (1), Lindsay Stewart (1), and Reilly Simmons (1).  Maggie Hughes lead assists with 4 followed by Marielle Smith (2) and Adi Smith (1).

It was also Youth night at the game.  It looks like the future is bright.

Thanks to Coach Crawford for the report, and
Thanks to Arch Cunningham for the great pictures.
See more HERE