A Tough One at Taylor

Monday, September 28th, the 7th Grade Volleyball team was edged out by Taylor 23-25, 21-25, and 25-22.  Despite the loss they were great games with plenty to learn from.  Look for a stronger, smarter 7th grade team to take the floor at Mariemont today, September 30th at 4:30.
Come out and see for yourself!
Thanks to Coach Fulton for the details, and 
Thanks to Marianne Strom for the great pictures.
See more HERE


Two For the Show

Jennifer Counts and Channon House-Longman team up to bring the Girls JV Soccer action right to you.

Cowboys with a win over the Amazons
The Wyoming Cowboys Girls JV Soccer team has a solid win over the Madeira Amazons on Thursday, 9/24.   The Cowboys graciously played 8 vs. 8, as the Amazons roster was limited due to injuries.      This act allowed the Amazons to have 3 substitutes for the game, and ensured a more equal playing field.     The Amazons had control of the field the first half, challenging the Wyoming defense again and again.     The Wyoming Defenders, as usual, were up to the challenge.    Sophomore Isabelle Jones had a nice shot just off goal.   The second half started with a quicker pace and stronger pressure from the Cowboys.   The Wyoming Offense demonstrated solid pass combinations noted between Maddy Counts, Ambar Alvarez-Garcia, and Lauren Longman, as well  Annah Saladonis, Allie Trentkamp and Ava Schuler.   Allie Trenkamp had a nice run, beating 2 defenders, then taking an unconverted shot, which was immediately followed up by Annah Saladonis - the  Amazon Goalie had a nice save.     Maddy Counts, and then Meredith Ogle followed up with two quick unconverted shots.   The tide was turning, Wyoming had control.  With just 2.5 minutes left in the game, Ava Schuler was fouled just outside the Amazon penalty box.   Ava quickly took the awarded direct kick for the first goal in the game; a beautiful, near post shot.    After another foul, Ambar Alvarez-Garcia scored the second goal of the game with just 37 seconds left (assist by Ava).     Wyoming over the Amazons, 2-0.

Cowboys vs. Division 1 Anderson
On Saturday, 9/26 the Girls JV Soccer Team took on the tough Division 1 Anderson team.    The game started quickly and was conducted at a fast pace for all 90 minutes.   Early in the first half, Freshman Maddy Counts places a picture perfect arc, that slammed hard into the crossbar and was deflected.   The  Anderson team countered quickly, but was cut-off by Freshman Caroline Meis.   20 minutes in Freshman Lauren Longman sent a ground ball into the penalty box, splitting the defenders neatly.   The ball was successfully scooped by the goalie a minute second before Wyoming could tap it in.    11 minutes to go in the half had Anderson with a free kick, then a two consecutive corner kicks.    Freshman goalie Sara Woodruff stopped the onslaught, and Wyoming ended 0-0 at halftime.       Anderson came out fighting, with a corner and then two solid shots, both saved by Sarah Woodruff.      Wyoming countered with another pretty shot from Maddy Counts, but the score remained 0-0.      15 minutes in Anderson earned another corner, which was quickly cleared by Sophomore Erika Hill.     Freshman Lauren Longman had a long shot with a wicked bounce from the 30 yard line minutes later, but was unable to slide the bounce past the quick Anderson goalie.     With just 10 minutes to go, goalie Sarah Woodruff had yet another save, followed by an Anderson corner cleared by Sophomore Ambar Alvarez-Garcia.    The fast paced game ramped up, the crowd was cheering with excitement - Wyoming had 3 Corner kicks (Maddy Counts) in a row, the first two cleared out of bounds by Anderson defenders, the last had a nice headshot from Freshman Allie Trenkamp – just missing the goal.      Sophomore Erika Hill had a fantastic feed down the field, but the run was stopped by an overly aggressive Anderson player (yellow carded) who slammed and flipped Maddy Counts as she sprinted down the field.    Game resumed with a quick hard shot by Sophomore Hannah Stoppenhagen.  Goalie Sarah Woodruff had 3 more consecutive saves.  Both teams played hard, putting on an exciting show for the large home crowd.   The JV Girls soccer game ended in a tie, 0-0, but what  a show.

Thanks to Jennifer and Channon for the super reports.

Downed By Madeira

Thursday, September 24th, the Girls Varsity Soccer team fell to 2-1 to Madeira.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
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Just Try to Keep Up

The Girls Cross Country team routed all comers at the George Rogers Clark Invitational in Sprigfield, Ohio on Saturday, September 26th.  Whitley Elsass finished fifth followed close behind by Danielle McKee.  Lily Parker finished in 12th and Riley Bahr came in 14th and Terra Forsythe stepped over in 24th.  The ended with 61 points well ahead of second place Dublin Scioto with 104 points.
The Boys team finished in third by a single point over Bellefontaine.  Cullen O'Brien led the way for the Cowboys with an 8th place finish.  Jonah Englehardt came in 28th and Grant Mellot came in 34th followed right behind by Matt Lautner in 35th with Jack Kormska finishing in 42nd.

And as promised, we have some pictures from the Eaton race (previously posted HERE).
Thanks to Alan Parker for the Girls race pictures, and 
Thanks to Shelly Kormska for the Boys race pictures.
See a few more of Shelley's pictures HERE

Also thanks to Alan and Shelley for the Eaton pictures (Alan with the podium shot and Shelley with the remainder).
See more of Shelley's Eaton pictures HERE

Radio Silence - On

Monday, September 21, the Varsity Volleyball team squashed Sycamore in three sets 25-20, 25-15, and 25-23.  We'd love to post more details about the team and their perennially perfect play, but we need your help to make it happen. 
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE

JV Football Falls to Indian Hill

Kara Pendery and her team reported for the JV Football team and their game against Indian Hill.

Saturday, September 19th, Wyoming JV traveled to Indian Hill.  The Cowboys played tough but were held to 7 points.  Putting 6 points on the board was #25 Myles Smith with a punt return of 30+ yards.  #60 Sergio Listo kicked the PAT.  After our QB #12 Shep Marty went down with a broken collar bone, #15 Perry McMichen stepped up in the role.  #28 receiver Andrew Chaney was also injured in the game and did not return.  We had some standout play on Saturday by #53 Eli Cupp and #36 Ethan Tefs. Indian Hill came out on top this time with a score of 28 - 7.

I also have to give a shout-out to #26 Brayden Matlin as he did not get credit for his TD against Beavercreek on 9/10.  If only I had a fact checker .....
Despite Kara's misgivings, hers was the most complete, most accurate report we received.
Thanks to Kara Pendery for the report, and the great pictures.
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Girls Golf Greatness

The girls finished the regular season on 9/23 with a victory over Princeton at WGC. Medalist honors went to senior Reilly Simmons with a 48. Also scoring in the match were Elizabeth Hughes, Madeline Juergens, and Kayla Wilson. The ladies finished the season with a 12-5 record, one of the best records in years. Congrats to this years varsity, a job well done.

Are you kidding me?  
How perfect.  
Cheesing... WITH cheese crackers.  
It's like a picture of a picture inside a picture.
Could it be that somehow the very meaning of life is revealed in this picture?

Thanks to Coach Sheehan and Anne Fischer for the report, and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE
Need more stories of the Girls Golf team?  Check out Scott Springer's Cincinnati.com article HERE

Chewing Up the Competition in Eaton

Coach Glendenning always has something great to say about his Cross Country teams.  How could he not?  Here he gives us the news from their meet in Eaton on Saturday, September 19th.

The girls team won the DII race led by Whitley Elsass in 4th and Danielle McKee in 6th.  Riley Bahr (11th) and Lily Parker (14th) also had top 20 finishes and Terra Forsythe capped our scoring.  She, along with Isabella Renggli in 6th, were critical in beating runner-up Monroe's 5th runner to assure our victory.

The boys showed a strong improvement in finishing 4th.  They lowered their average time by over 20 seconds and Cullen O'Brien had his best race of the year for 6th overall.

Word is that there are some pictures out there somewhere finishing up their cool down and should be back in the team tent soon ready to be shared.  Stay tuned.


Serving Up Success Since... Well, Since Forever

Wednesday, September 16th, the Varsity Volleyball team defeated Finneytown 25-8, 25-5, 25-9.  
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures.
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Cowboys Over the Wildcats

Bob Carter keeps up the good work with for the Girls Varstity Tennis team.

Over the past week, the Girls Varsity Tennis team played two important CHL matches.

The first was versus Indian Hill. The players from Indian Hill may well be the best Division II tennis team in the city, and the Cowboys came up short in this match. However, the team bounced back smartly when they later played the Wildcats of Finneytown, and beat them by a score of 5-0.  The win versus Finneytown “evens up” the Cowboys’ CHL record to 2-2 (with two more CHL matches yet to be played).

The team gets a few well-deserved days off before two important matches next week: CHL rivals Taylor and Deer Park on Monday (9/28) and Weds (9/30), respectively. Both are home games, so come cheer on your Cowboys!
Thanks to Bob Carter for the report and great pictures.
See more HERE

Evenly Matched

The Girls Varsity Soccer team tied 0-0 with Mariemont on Wednesday, September 16th.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures,
See more HERE