Before the Bounce

Before you head out to the Varsity Basketball team's season opener at Mt. Healthy on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 make sure you're in the know.

Check out Cincinnati.com Basketball season preview HERE

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

New Kids on the Block

There are some new faces both on and behind the blocks for Wyoming Swimming this season.  On the Varsity side, we now have Diane Valentine as our new Assistant Coach alongside Head Coach David Elliot.
The Middle School also has a new Head Coach, Beth Toerner.
The Middle School team held their time trials on Tuesday, November 24th, and are ready to start their season with a tri-meet at Sycamore against Sycamore and Indian Hill.


Remember When - Football Edition

In the spirit of the season, let's be grateful that Rod Apfelbeck has been catching up on his Fall sports picture backlog.  He recently released his lat Football pictures of the season.  We now have pictures from the October 30th Deer Park game and the November 7th Indian Hill game.
Thanks again to Rod Apfelbeck.
See more Deer Park game pictures HERE
See more Indian Hill game pictures HERE


Girls Soccer Success

The Girls Soccer team finished the year as District Runner-Up and 11-7-1 overall. 
A special congratulations to the following players for their post-season honors:

2nd Team All State
Kayla Hampton

1st Team All City
Kayla Hampton
Casey Jervier

1st Team All CHL
Kayla Hampton
Casey Jervier

2nd Team All CHL
Jasmine Evans
Emily Dudek

CHL Honorable Mention
Lauren Metz
Annabelle Steiner
Elly McCullumsmith
Thanks to Coach Gruber for compiling the accolades, and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures this season.
See more from the October 26th game against McNick HERE
See more from the October 29th game against Oakwood HERE

Remember When - Boys Soccer Edition

Thanks o Rod Apfelbeck for thee great pictures all season.
See more from the October 31st game against Kenton Ridge HERE
See more from the November 4th game against Bishop Hartley HERE
See more from the November 7th game against Dayton Carroll HERE


All-Volleyball All the Time

1st Team – Haley Stewart, Mia Kraft, Maddie Bahr
2nd Team – Reagan Raymer, Lydia Kurtz
Honorable Mention – Madelyn Taylor
CHL Player of the Year – Haley Stewart

1st Team – Haley Stewart, Mia Kraft, Maddie Bahr
2nd Team – Lydia Kurtz, Reagan Raymer
District Player of the Year – Haley Stewart
District Coach of the Year – Jim Delong
Varsity Team – All District Academic Achievement Award

3rd Team – Haley Stewart
Honorable Mention – Mia Kraft

Wyoming Varsity Team:
Cowboy Inspirational Award – Riely Miracle
Top Offensive Player – Haley Stewart
Top Defensive Player – Maddie Bahr
Most Improved – Reagan Raymer
Co-MVPs – Haley Stewart and Mia Kraft
Thanks to Liz Weis for compiling the awards, and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the pictures from the October 31st match against Tippecanoe
See more HERE

Half Time Honors

Whether they served Wyoming Athletics for 18 years or a lifetime, many people were honored at Wyoming half-times this year.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for being there.
See more pictures from the Gene Pitman Night HERE
See more from the Senior Night HERE




The media black-out of the Bowling team continues as apparently our municipal security depends on it.  The hard-hitting investigative journalism wing of the Round Up isn't buying it.  What we need is an agent on the inside.  Someone who can smuggle out news about the team and expose them to a little sunshine.  If you are that someone, send an encrypted report through an Estonian server with the heading "You Won a Cruise" to wyoroundup@gmail.com.


As Seen on Twitter

Senior Haley Stewart named District 16 Player of Year
Congrats to District 16 Volleyball Coach of Year Jim DeLong.
Congrats to DB Mason Rogers who made Southwest Ohio 1st Team All-District Team!

Congrats to LB Tucker Berger and OL Eric Perry, who made 2nd team All-District!

Congrats to RB Justin Shields, WR Jake Edmonds (Jr.) and DL Jamal Fox who made Honorable Mention All-District Team!

Photos thanks to Rod Apfelbeck


The Cheering Continues

You've spent hours on uncomfortable bleachers to support your Cowboys.  You deserve a break.  Come inside and sit in the comfy seats at the Pendery Center as you continue to support and cheer on the Fall teams one last time.

The Fall Sports Awards Night is tonight, November 18th starting at 7pm in the High School Pendery Center.

Photo thanks to Kara Pendery


It Pays to Wait

Yeah, we're pretty excited too!
Rod Apfelbeck has been slogging through his backlog and has recently released two great sets of pictures.

We now have shots from the Thursday, October 22nd game Girls Soccer post-season tournament 1-0 win against Monroe (HERE) and from Football's 20-28 loss to Reading on Friday, October 23rd (HERE).
You'll have to check out the series of pictures of Hampton that follows this one.  

And if you think this catch by Gildea is nice you'll have to find Rod's shot of Grady McMichen's.

Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for keeping up the good work.

HS Girls Lacrosse Meeting

There will be a short HS Girl's Lacrosse informational meeting on Monday, November 16th at 7PM in the HS cafeteria for all interested and returning players and parents outlining the upcoming 2016 Varsity and JV season.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Crawford at 557-7147

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter

Fall Sports wrapping up...need something fun to do this WINTER?
Looking for the PERFECT holiday gift? Does your family want to SKI, BOARD or TUBE this winter?
Our Friends and family get a 30% DISCOUNT on your PNS Season Pass when you purchase online with the Wyoming Ski Club before NOV. 18th
*** Directions to purchase online PNS season passes to get your special discount:
1) log on to: www.perfectnorth.com
2) Locate Club Log-in on bottom of page and click on it.
3) Click on W to display Wyoming Ski Club, click on Wyoming Ski Club, club name = WYOMING will auto populate.
4) type ski4ever in the password box
5) Click on see available items to view available passes and complete the online purchase.
* Check out our NEW Wyoming Ski Club shirts and hoodies available to order before the holidays.
* Ski Bus Passes are NOW available for 7-12th graders – * * * SPECIAL PRICE until Nov 18th ($100.00 per student for 10 trips to PNS, or $20.00 per trip of you pay per week), after the Nov. 18th deadline the price is back to the regular $125.00 per student.
Email us at wyoskiclub@gmail.com to get on our email list, get a Ski Bus Pass, or to order Wyoming Ski Club shirts/hoodies!!!!!!
Like Wyoming Ski Club on Facebook for more information and updates.

Photo thanks to Tracy Payne


It's an Honor to be Nominated

But winning is a heck of a lot more awesomer.
Haley Stewart has been nominated as a LaRosa's MVP of the Week.  

Vote her in to victory!

Check out the LaRosa's site HERE to sign up to vote.

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Fab Four

From Coach Thomas

Jay Klein, Andrew Derge, Ethan Wayman and Tristan Kovach have been selected by the coaches in Southwest Ohio to the All-Southwest Ohio Team.

This is an very prestigious honor and one that all four players have worked hard to achieve.

As one of the top 12 Senior’s selected, Jay Klein will be playing in the Senior All-Southwest Ohio All-Star Game this Sunday, November 15th. The All-Star game will be played at the Sycamore High School located at 7400 Cornell Rd, Montgomery, OH.

The girl’s All-Star Team and the Boy’s All-Star Team will both be playing and honored on November 15th.

The schedule for the All-Star Games are as follows:

1. The girls game kicks off at 2:30 pm.
2. The  Awards Ceremony will begin at approximately 3:45 pm honoring every All-Southwest Ohio player.
3. The boys game will begin around 4:30 pm.

Admission to the game is $ 5.00/person with children under 10 admitted for free. All all-star game players and All SW Ohio Honorees will be admitted for free.  Game programs will be $1 each.

HS Girls Lacrosse Meeting

There will be a short HS Girl's Lacrosse informational meeting on Monday, November 16th at 7PM in the HS cafeteria for all interested and returning players and parents outlining the upcoming 2016 Varsity and JV season.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Crawford at 557-7147

Photo thanks to Arch Cunningham


What a Run

The Boys Soccer team's record breaking season came to an exciting end on Saturday, November 7th, when they fell 1-2 to Dayton Carroll.  Check out Scott Springer's article at Cincinnati.com HERE
Thanks to Deb Varland for the great pictures.
See more HERE

Jump Back

October 16th was a great day to be a Cowboy.  That's when the Football team whipped up on Finneytown 44-7.  Super Bad Rod Apfelbeck, sometimes referred to as "The Godfather of Local Sports Photography", was there to capture the action.  As one of the hardest working men in Cowboy Athletics photography he's zipping right through his processing backlog and one of the first sets to come out are these great shots.
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE 


The Big Show

Paul Kovach filed this report from the ultra-dramatic, double overtime, sudden death, Regional Semi-Final on Wednesday, November 4th.
It was a cold but clear November evening, no wait that was last year. The evening was unusually warm for a November evening, not a sleeping bag in sight. After the rain and cold of the McNick game where yellow cards were abundant, to Springfield Kenton ridge in Hamilton to a regional semi final game at Wright State. District finals two years in a row and another shot to go further had the Cowboys team and parents amped up. A nicely timed flyover by a C-4 from Wright Pat set the stage for the game. The Bishop Hartley Team was from Columbus. Our Wyoming scouts reported two all star players on the Bishop team. In response the Wyoming Cowboys brought their team.

The first 20 minutes saw the Cowboys taking shots at the goalie that could not quite find the back of the net. Momentum started to shift and a long shot from the opponents found a hole and scored. An unfortunate injury sent Marshall to the side lines.

The temperature on the field and in the stands heated up as the teams sweated it out and the fans became excited, agitated and louder. A late goal in the second half tied the game, the game was tied, TIED. The stands went crazy. The last 5 minutes had both teams holding on.

Two fifteen minutes over-time, sudden death, then to penalty kicks if needed. The first 15 saw opportunities on both sides, with no conclusion. A SECOND overtime. Fans were getting up the adrenaline was flowing, cries of leave it on the field were loud and long as legs wore out.
Thank the gods that a cross by the Cowboys in the last part of the second overtime found the back of the net. (Final 2-1 Wyoming)

It was pandemonium among the stands and players. High fives all around. The winning war cry “I can’t feel my legs.” “ You see them boys, right there, they piped up.”
What a great game for the team, coaches, parents and all the fans that came to a great soccer game.. Congratulations and on to the next.
The team plays next in the Regional Finals on Saturday, November 7th at 12pm at Monroe High School vs. Dayton Carroll.  The winner of this game advances to the State Semi-Finals.  Tickets are $7.

Thanks to Paul Kovach for the report, and
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the sequence of pictures of the winning goal.
I'd expect he will have more to come soon-ish.