Another Illustrated Anderson Account

We posted some of Leila Derge's Boys Varsity Soccer pictures previously (HERE) and now we have a set from Rod Apfelbeck's from the team's game against Anderson on Thursday, August 27th.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Also Against Anderson

The Boys JV Soccer team hosted Anderson on Thursday, August 27th.  
Scott Payne sent in some great pictures.
Thanks to Scott Payne for the pictures.
See more HERE


Week One Win

Friday. August 28th, the Cowboys Football team opened their season on the road at North College Hill.  The Cowboys just edged out the Trojans by with close 41- 7 final score.  The team comes home on Friday, September 4th to host Taft.  

Make sure you get there early to attend the Wyoming High School Athletic Boosters Association's  WHS Spirit Kick-Off Event starting at 5pm.  The pre-game event will be held in the municipal lot off of Springfield Pike, near the tennis courts and right next to the football stadium.  Festivities will include a live band, a spirit wear table, an autograph session with some WHS varsity teams and athletes, and good food for purchase, with proceeds going to the Wyoming Athletic Boosters Association, who supports both middle and high school athletics. We encourage you to bring a salad or side-dish to supplement what will be offered for sale at the grill.  The event is open to all ages and the first 300 attendees will receive a free spirit towel to bring to the game!  Additionally, recognition and prizes will be given at halftime of game for the most spirited team at the kick-off event, judged by group attire and enthusiasm.  
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the awesome pictures.
See more HERE

Cowboys Wrangle Roger Bacon

Wednesday, August 26th, the Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Roger Bacon 2-1.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures
See more HERE

Down Against Anderson

The Boys Varsity Soccer team fell 2-1 to Anderson on Thursday, August 27th.  Make sure you turn out on Tuesday as they host CHL rival Indian Hill at 7pm.
Thanks to Leila Derge for the great pictures.

Now With Pictures

We previously posted (HERE) about the Girls Varsity Soccer game against Princeton on Monday, August 24th.  Rod Apfelbeck sent in some great pictures for us to share.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Now With Even More Pictures

We previously posted about the 8th Grade Volleyball team (HERE).  We received another set of pictures from Rachel Mansencal we thought 
we'd share.
Thanks to Rachel Mansencal for the pictures.
See a few more HERE


The Rally

8th Grade Volleyball Coach, Jimmy Vanderpool reported for his team's home opener against Nagel.

Wyoming's 8th Grade Volleyball team lost a tough match 2-1 in a grueling battle with Nagel M.S. on Monday. Wyoming fought from behind gallantly most of the evening. The highlight came when Wyoming was down 19-24 in the second set but was able to rally together 7 consecutive points to win the set, led by the serving of DS/S Abby Buysse #21. The intensity of this match was well beyond a typical 8th grade level. The tenacity, the determination, and the hard work of this Wyoming team were all absolutely stellar.

Wyoming 8th Grade Volleyball looks to take on Indian Hill at home next Monday Aug 31 at 5:30PM
Thanks to Coach Vanderpool for the report, and 
Thanks to Sophia Kreimer for passing along a few pictures from the team.

The Comeback

7th grade Volleyball Coach and multi-sport Wyoming alumna, Triska Fulton's team took second place in the CHL in her inaugural coaching year last year.  On Monday, they got off to another great start.  Coach Fulton gave us the news.

 The 7th grade team won their first game against Nagel in three matches; 12-25, 25-17, 25-12 (losing the first match and winning the last two). Although the girls had a nervous start, they pushed back, did not give up, and remained focused to win the final two matches and the game.


Wyoming Whips Winton Woods Warriors

Bob Carter has been hard at it reporting for the Girls Varsity Tennis team

Girls Varsity Tennis goes 1-1 so far this week.

Although the tennis team lost to Loveland on Monday (8/24), they bounced back with a strong win versus the Warriors of Winton Woods on Weds (8/26). The score was 4-1, and all of the matches were exciting with long rallies and well played points. Indeed, I think it took over 2-1/2 hours for all of the matches to finish.

This brings the Girls Varsity Tennis team’s record to 3-3 (1-0 CHL).

There is a lot of tennis yet to come: the team plays 4 matches over the next 6 days against St. Ursula B (away), Fenwick (away), Milford (away), and Mariemont (away – and one of our cross-town CHL rivals!).
After that, there is a BIG home match versus Indian Hill on 9/9. Indian Hill tennis is consistently one of the best in the city (for both boys and girls), so I’m sure the team would appreciate a vocal cheering section that day!

 The editorial staff agrees wholeheartedly with Bob about wanting a big cheering section ae the Cowboys face the Braves here at home.  To help motivate you, we'll see what we can do about throwing in free parking.

Thanks to Bob Carter for the report and the great pictures.
See more HERE

Bob Carter

The Traveling Team

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team opened their season with a win at Fairfield on Thursday, August 27th.   The team won in four sets: 25-15, 27-29, 25-13, 25-19.   If you're wanting to see the new team in action, you'll have to be on the move.  The girls will be staying busy, but will be out on the road for quite a while.

Check out their schedule HERE
And check out the Cincinnati.com article featuring the team and the new coach, Jim Delong HERE

Thanks to Varsity Assistant Coach Samantha Gosche for sending us the good word.


Matchless at the Mill

Led by the five seniors, Wyoming's Girls Varsity Golf team played its all around best match of the year at the Mill course against Northwest on Wednesday, August 26th. Reilly Simmons was the medalist firing a 46. Libby Fischer and Madeline Juergens followed with 48's and Kayla Wilson added a 50. Next for Wyoming was Sydney Wellman with a 51. Junior Addison Burke shot 54. The total of 192 is best for this season and tied for the best team score in three years. By defeating Northwest, the girls' record is now 6-3 and  the girls are proving why they are currently ranked third in Division II golf in the Cincinnati area.

Thanks to Coach Terry Sheehan and Anne Fischer for the report.
And thanks to Anne Fischer for the picture.

Bacon Gets Served

Jennifer Counts reported for the Girls JV Soccer team

The Wyoming Cowboys JV Girls soccer team played their third game Wednesday, August 26 at Roger Bacon. It was a beautiful evening for soccer – even more beautiful with the ladies' first win of the season!   The Cowboys and Spartans were scoreless at the half.  Especially after the half, the Cowboys displayed strong offensive pressure with several shots on goal.  Defensive plays by freshmen Sam Rathbone, Caroline Meis, Meredith Ogle and Maegan Burck were able to redirect and enable the Cowboys to dominate possession.    Freshman Maddy Counts had the first goal in the second half.  Later in the second half, freshman Lauren Longman scored after an exciting drive up the field.

The final score -  Cowboys 2, Spartans 0.

The girls' next game is 5pm, Sept 9 at Taylor.

Thanks to Jennifer Counts for the great report.

Almost Against Princeton

Jeff Evans reported for the Girls Varsity Soccer team and their Monday, August 24th game against Princeton

Princeton girls soccer is led by first-year head coach & Wyoming High School Graduate, Rebekah Schuholz.  Schuholz was a player on the 2009 Wyoming girls soccer team, the last time the Cowboys won the Cincinnati Hills League.

The Cowboys controlled much of the possession in a scoreless first half with an organized back line anchored by Senior Defender Meredith Glover.  Many others also contributed to keeping the ball out of the defensive third.  Some of these Cowboy starters were: Junior Defender Emily Dudek, Sophomore Defender Emma Levine, and Freshman Defender Gracie Wolber.

An inspired half time talk from the 2014 Cincinnati Hills League Coach of the Year, Lauren Gruber, led to a very fast Cowboy start to the second half.  Within a half a minute, Junior Forward, Annabelle Steiner had a shot on goal deflected by a Viking defender. Just seconds later, Junior Center Midfielder, Jasmine Evans collected the ball at the front left corner of the penalty area.  With an acrobatic shot, Evans put the ball in the back of the upper center portion of the net over the out stretched hands of the Princeton keeper for a 1-0 Cowboy lead.

Moments later the Vikings were able to get the ball down the field and were awarded a corner kick.  The Vikings played the corner kick in and the ball appeared to go out of touch over the end line and then finally came to rest in the area of the Cowboy goal.  No one on the field or in the stands was very sure what happened and everyone was surprised when Princeton was initially given a goal.  After a brief review, checking the side of the net, and a conference between the officials, the goal was upheld resulting in a 1 -1 score.

 After this strange unlucky event, Wyoming continued to control much of the possession, earning more corners, and attempting more shots on goal than their opponent.  However, the Vikings were able to produce a quick counter attack and made the most of their limited opportunities sending a low shot just inside the left post for a 2-1 Princeton lead.  Wyoming responded well and in the closing minutes played with feverish urgency.  With time running out, the Cowboys were unable to finish numerous shots and corners to equalize the match.

The final result was Princeton 2 and Wyoming 1.

It is requested that numerous students Turn Up and show your school spirit by attending upcoming games.
Wednesday August 26 at Roger Bacon; JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm.
Wednesday September 2 at Arch Rival Indian Hill; JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm.
Round up, rally, and root the Cowboy teams onto victory !!!

Thanks to Jeff Evans for the great report.
Word on the street is that a set of Rod Apfelbeck pictures will be coming your way.  
Stay tuned.


Victory Over the Vikings

Jen Hays reported for the Boys Varsity Soccer team's first two games.

The Wyoming Men's 2015 Soccer season has officially begun.  The season started with a challenging game against Walnut Hills (Saturday, August 22nd).  The Cowboys scored once in the first half (Reece Dow) and once in the second half (header Tristan Kovach), but they couldn't hold off the very 'aggressive' Eagles.  Game ended with a tie 2-2.

Tuesday night (August 25th) the guys played Princeton.  And what a beautiful night for soccer it was!  The Cowboys could not have come out any stronger.  The first half saw 4 goals.  Nathan Gressel pushed the first one into the net (literally).  #2 and #3 were scored by Jay Klein with assists by Ben Derge and the long leg of Nolan Morley.  Garreth Norris had an assist to Ivan Meisner who did a beautiful far post shot to get #4.   The second half, the Cowboys got a lot of practice passing the ball, but just to keep things interesting, Andrew Derge put in a header to give the Cowboys a win over the Vikings 5-0.

Tomorrow night (Thursday, Aug 27) the Cowboys take on Anderson in their Home opener.  Hopefully everyone can come out and cheer them on!

JV plays at 5:00 pm and Varsity plays at 7:00

Thanks to Jen Hays for the great report.

Fast in Fairfield

Coach Nocks always keeps us in the know with the always strong Middle School Cross Country teams.
It was a glorious day to run.  The sun was shining the birds were singing the bees were buzzing.  Quite literally they were. There were Sweat Bees everywhere. Fun fact, Sweat Bee is the common name for any of a large family of bees, many of which are attracted to the salts in human perspiration.   I guess they were there for us.  Bees or no Bees, the Middle School Cross Country team had a great showing at our first meet of the season at the Fairfield Invitational on August 24. Below are some highlights

Three 7th Grade boys in the top 15

Two  8th Grade boys in the top 15 (4 in the top 20)

Three 8th Grade girls in the top 15

Cara Cavanaugh won the 7th Grade girls race

7th Grade boys were 3rd out of 7.  They beat the 4th place team by 1 point and the 5th place team by 2 points.  It was very close.  It is a perfect example of how something as simple as beating 1 runner at the end counts for so much.

7th Grade girls were 6th out of 9

8th Grade boys were 3rd out of 11

8th Grade girls were 2nd out of 8.  Again 1 point difference between 2nd and 3rd place

Thanks to Coach Nocks for the report, and
Thanks to Lisa Nocks for the picture

You Might As Well Get Paid

The Wyoming Athletics Department is partnering again with Statzhub Sports.  Statzhub is a local company that tracks all high school, college and professional sport scores and stats.  
They are currently hiring Wyoming students as reporters.  
This is a paid position!

Check out the flyer HERE
and they are also looking for a Sports Information Director.
Check out the details HERE

Contact Matt Owens at mowens@statzhub.com if interested. 


The More of the Story

Earlier, we teased you with pictures from the Girls Varsity Soccer team's season opener.  Now we have a great report from Allison Steiner to go with them.
The Wyoming girls soccer team kicked off a promising season on Saturday with a convincing 3-1 win over Little Miami.  Coaches Gruber and Edmonds are blessed with a large group of returning juniors and seniors as well as some new additions from the freshman class.  This should give them the versatility to use lots of different lineups to keep opponents on their toes.

After a scoreless first half, the Cowboys got to work in the second half.  Kayla Hampton, junior, scored the first goal with a soft touch to the left side.  Little Miami scored next on a penalty kick after a questionable handball was called inside Wyoming's box.  Wyoming's active midfielders and forwards kept pressing and Chelsea Davis, senior, fed Kayla a nice serve for goal number 2.
Goal number 3 came from Casey Jervier, junior, with a beautiful ball to the upper corner which sealed Wyoming's victory.

Junior goalie, Lauren Metz and her solid line of defenders worked tirelessly to keep Little Miami's forwards out of shooting range.

On Wyoming as they face Princeton on Monday and Roger Bacon on Wednesday - let's repeat our District Championship!
Thanks to Allison Steiner for the report and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
See more HERE

Well Matched

Channon House-Longman  gets us in the know with the Girls JV Soccer season.

Saturday, August 22nd
The JV Soccer team started their season with a strong match against the Little Miami Panthers Saturday afternoon (August 22nd).  The Panthers scored first with a free kick at the 18 yard line just 12 minutes into the game.  Maddy Counts tied it up before the half with a shot from distance at the 30 yard line.  Ten minutes into the second half, the Panthers regained the lead before the Cowboys tied it up with a goal from Ambar Alvarez-Garcia just 5 minutes later.  The Cowboy defense was impressive, pulling up to catch the Panthers off-guard and off-sides multiple times.   Maegan Burck had a nice save clearing the ball when the Cowboy goalie, Sarah Woodruff, fearlessly brought down multiple players from the Panthers offense causing a pile-up right in front of the goal.    Sarah had over 15 saves during the game.   Ambar Alvarez-Garcia demonstrated Klingenberg's World cup move, making a goal-line save with just 7 minutes left in the game.   The Wyoming Midfielders pulled together to take on the strong  Panther Midfield, effectively controlling the Midfield during the majority of the game.   The Panther Goalie was smart, playing out much further than most, which was effective in shutting down many of the Wyoming offensive runs.    The match ended in a tie (2-2).

Monday, August 24th
The team played their second season game Monday evening.    The Cowboys dominated the Princeton Vikings on both shots and possession, but had poor luck with conversions.    Isabella Jones lobbied the first shot on goal 10 minutes into the half, but the shot was successfully defended.    Princeton followed up with a breakaway run minutes later taking the early lead.  In the second half, Lydia Hock had a beautiful up-close goal off of a 30 yard line assist from Maddy Counts.   Allison Cooley, Maddy Counts, Lauren Longman, Greta Warmbier and Anna Saladonis all had solid, but unconverted shots.   Caroline Meis led the defense, displaying a fine bicycle kick at the midline, as well as stopping runaway Vikings, not once, but twice, right outside the box preventing shots on goal.    The game ended with a tie, 1 to 1.  

Thanks to Channon House-Longman for the great reports.    


They Open With a Win

The Girls Varsity Soccer team opened at home on Saturday, August 22 with a 3-1 win over Little Miami.  Rod Apfelbeck was on hand and caught some great action.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE