Coaches Classic Finalists

Varsity Tennis Doubles Chris Murray and Jay Klein, both seniors, and Nolan Morely, senior and Joseph Kelly, freshman will be playing in the Finals of the Coaches Classic on Saturday, April 30th at CHCA.  

How great is that?  
It's very great.


Ultimate Run

Coach George White keeps us in the know with the Ultimate team.

Wyoming’s varsity ran its record to 4-1 in the A division of the Cincinnati high school league with a tough 11-9 victory over Moeller/Mt. Notre Dame Sunday at Moeller.  Fresh off their appearance in the first-ever league All Star game Friday night, seniors Joe White and Jaden Shapiro again led the Jackrabbits to victory; Jaden had five scoring throws, while Joe, who played all 20 points on a hot day, had two scoring throws, six goal catches, and five defenses.

The JV Jackrabbits dropped an 8-11 decision to the Moeller/MND team in the C league, falling to 2-3 on the season.  Junior Nick Nance had two scoring throws and two goal catches, as well as six D’s, 8th grader Aidan Stevens had four scoring throws, and sophomore Maddie Basil had two goal catches and a scoring throw.

The varsity and JV teams will travel to Lebanon this coming Sunday, before returning to play at the Wyoming Rec Center on May 8.


Softball Sweep

Lisa Golden reported for the Softball team:

The Cowboys had a very good week sweeping the three league games moving into third place in the CHL.  Thursday and Friday’s games were rained out.
Monday versus Madeira saw the Cowboys jump out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after Reagan Raymer singled, stole second, and scored on Skylar Wolski’s single.  Madeira scored three in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.  The Cowboys responded with four runs in the fifth and seventh inning for an 11-5 victory.   Reagan finished the game with 7 assists.  Ally Golden and Skylar went 2 for 4 at the plate.  Madeline Juergens pitched an excellent game by not yielding a walk and retiring the last seven batters.
Tuesday we hosted Taylor looking to avenge the 7th inning loss from last week.  Wyoming leads 7-2 entering the 6th inning.  Ally Golden made 5 plays at short.  Riley Boss scored three runs and Skylar had two hits and a walk in the first five innings.  The Taylor bats then woke up in the final two at bats and tied the score.  Emma Jacquemin scored the winning run when Michaela Fetter singled up the middle with 2 outs for the 8-7 victory.
Wednesday, Madeira visited Wyoming.  Reily Boss went 3 for 4 at the plate followed by strong performances by Skylar, Madeline Juergens and Sammie Campbell.  Sammie’s pair of doubles and Skylar’s double, contributed for half the runs scored by Wyoming.    Backing up MJ’s pitching performance were a strong infield highlighted by spectacular plays by Michaela Fetter who caught 3 line drives to second, several running catches by outfielders Sammie Campbell, Reily Boss and Shelby Fritz. In the end, the Cowboys defense was just too strong for Madeira.  The final score was a win for the Cowboys at 8-3.
This week the Cowboys face Finneytown and a currently undefeated Reading team.  We hope to see you there to cheer us on!

Thanks to Lisa Golden for the report.
See more Madeira away game pictures HERE
See more Taylor pictures HERE
See more Madeira home game pictures HERE
See a few from the St. Bernard rain-out HERE

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Boys Tennis

This week's schedule, weather permitting:
4/27 Wyoming hosts Walnut Hills
4/28 Wyoming hosts Deer Park
4/29 Wyoming and CCDS face off in the state-qualifying tournament

Susan Osha was on-hand to catch the team in action on Thursday, April 21st.

Deb Varland caught most of our JV Tennis team in action on Monday, April 18 against Mariemont.
1st singles - Ian Hammersmith
2nd singles - Evan Morley
3rd singles - Rico Schneider

1st doubles - Drew Moore/Oliver Varland
2nd doubles - Sean Schaefer/Jeffrey Bonner

Thanks to Susan Osha for the schedule and great pictures of the Varsity team.
Thanks to Deb Varland for the great JV pictures.
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Interested in Volleyball?

There will be a very important meeting for all girls interested in trying out for the Wyoming high school and Wyoming middle school volleyball programs for the 2016 fall season. This meeting is for both players and their parents. The meeting will be on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 PM in room 301 and 302 at Wyoming high school. Any questions, please contact Jim Delong at jldvball2@aol.com

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck 


Boys Lacrosse Braced for the Braves

Jack Mariani reports from the Boys Lacrosse team:

After a long grueling week of road games, the Cowboys Men's Lacrosse team emerges 4-6 on the year with only 7 games left in the regular season. We racked up quite the fuel bill for the team buses this week, with away games at Milford, Springboro, and Oakwood.
On Monday, 4/18, we traveled to Milford and battled against a tough Division 1 Eagles squad. After being down 5-2 at one point in the 2nd quarter, we tied the game at 8 before the final frame of play, but were unfortunately bested by Milford down the stretch and suffered a 12-9 loss.
On Wednesday, 4/20, we made the trek to Springboro to face the Panthers, another D1 matchup. Here, we lost track of the game down the stretch and turned a 3-1 deficit at half time into a 12-4 loss.
Fired up after the self inflicted wounds during Wednesday's game, we came into Oakwood eager to get a W. Having lost to the Lumberjacks by 2 last season, we were definitely out for revenge as well. Lead by a defense that weathered the storm of two 3-minute non-releasable penalties, the 'Boys took it to Oakwood and walked out with an 8-3 win on Friday the 22nd.
We come off of a tough week of travel to one of, if not, our biggest game of the season against the dreaded rival Indian Hill Braves. The Braves are having a good season, sitting at 7-4, and will bring the same rivalry attitude to Bob Lewis Stadium on Monday night. The games will be at 5:30 and 7:30 at home on Monday, April 25th, and we invite the whole community to come out and take in the greatest rivalry in town. We also encourage fans to wear white and fill the stands to bring that great Wyoming home-field advantage to the lacrosse field. We hope to see you all there.

Girls Lacrosse Leads Lebanon

From Coach Crawford:

The Cowboys hosted Lebanon HS Tuesday night in both JV and Varsity matchups.  In the opening game, the JV played in a close contest going into half-time behind 2-3.  But with key saves by Goalie Olivia Grady behind a strong defensive showing and goals netted by Greta Warmbier, Ellie Marty, and Lauren Montgomery in the second half overwhelmed Lebanon as the Cowboys won, final score 10-5.  Grady finished with 6 goal saves while Marty (6), Warmbier (3), and Montgomery (1) combined for the Cowboys' 10 goals.  A strong Draw Control showing was lead by Riley Bahr (4) and Marty (4) with Warmbier (1) compared to Lebanon's total team draw control count with 4.

In the Varsity game, the Cowboys found themselves out in front quickly in the first five minutes of the game leading 5-0.  Final score, 15-2.  Goalie Claire Mellott recorded 5 saves behind a strong defense that shut down Lebanon's dodging and set plays.  Goals were scored by Reilly Simmons (4), Marielle Smith (3), Ashley Moher (3), Lindsay Stewart (2), Annie Boster (1), Madelyn Taylor (1), and Elizabeth Hughes (1).  Assists were lead by M. Smith (4) followed by Libby Wadds (2), R. Simmons (1), and Haley Stewart (1).


March at the Majors

As a team participating in the 2016 Skyline Chili Reds High School Showcase, the varsity Baseball team will be taking part in the March at the Majors pre-game parade on Sunday.  Come down to Great American Ball Park and cheer for a team in blue.


Softball Swinging

Lisa Golden wraps up the week that was for the Softball team:

This past week the Wyoming softball team went 3-1, with the loss of another heartbreaker: bottom seventh, two out surrender of the winning runs to a league opponent.  The week started off on a positive note with a 14-7 victory over Norwood.  The Cowboys scored in every inning against Norwood, and although the score appeared close going into the bottom of the fifth, the Cowgirls scored three and five runs in the next two at bats to put the game away.  Every Wyoming player also either scored, or had an RBI.  Wyoming also played two games against a Mariemont team that is in a building time; and although Mariemont is part of the CHL, these games are not considered league games.  The key game of the week was at Taylor.  The Wyoming bats took a while to emerge, and the Cowboys were down 3-0 entering the 6th inning.  The defense was solid, and although one miscue allowed two runs to score, several hard hit balls were tracked down for outs, and Skylar Wolski threw one base runner out trying to steal.  Shelby Fritz continued an errorless season with three catches in right field.  In the sixth, Reagan singled (one of three hits on the day), and a mis-play by Taylor’s right fielder put Raymer at third with one out.  Reagan came home on a wild pitch to give Wyoming their first run.  Down 3-1, the Cowboys made their move in the top of the seventh scoring Reily Boss on an error, then Jacquemin scored the tying run on a ground out by Michaela, and a double by Raymer scored the two seniors: Juergens and Golden.  Jacquemin had a nice day at the plate, getting two hits, and reaching base all three times.  Unfortunately, Taylor scored three times in the bottom of the seventh, with the last run scoring on a very close force play at second that could have sent the game into extra innings (final 6-5).  Next week, the Cowboys host Taylor, have two games against Madeira, and host Finneytown on Friday.  A non-league game at Roger Bacon on Thursday completes the full week.
Thanks to Lisa Golden for the report.
See more pictures from the Norwood Game HERE
See more pictures from the 04.13.2016 Mariemont game HERE
See more pictures from the 04.15.2016 Mariemont game HERE
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Crider is OAC King of Swing

Wyoming Alumni, Adam Crider (class of 2012) is a senior captain for the Otterbein University men’s golf team.  This past weekend, Adam posted a 5 under par 139 to capture medalist (1st place) honors at the Rosecrans-Maurer Invitational, hosted by Wittenberg University.  In recognition of his efforts, Adam was named Ohio Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

Below are links to some short articles with additional information on Adam and the Otterbein men’s team.




Picture by Ed Syguda found on the Otterbein Athletics website


Middle School Girls Lacrosse

Susan Osha gets us introduced to the Girls 7th and 8th grade Lacrosse team:
The Girls' 7th and 8th grade lacrosse team is off to a great start. Under the leadership of Veteran coaches Tim Buysse, Jim Getgey and Blayne Smith, the team is learning some new offensive strategies and developing skills to prepare them to move into the high school program.
Please join us to cheer on the girls at the Wyoming Rec Center.
See a couple more of Susan's pictures of the team HERE


Boys Tennis on a Tear

After facing some extremely tough opponents to start the season, the men's varsity tennis team gained some traction last week with wins against St. Xavier B (4-1) on Wednesday and a sweep on Thursday at Ross (5-0). 
On Saturday, 4/16, the Cowboys traveled to The University of Dayton to play Oakwood in the first round of the team state tournament and came away with wins on all five courts. 
The Cowboys posted a win over Mariemont, 4-1, on Monday, 4/18. 
Upcoming matches:
Tuesday, 4/19 at Mason
Wednesday, 4/20 home vs Madeira, 4 pm
Thursday, 4/21 home vs Finneytown , 4 pm
Monday, 4/25, 2nd Round of State Qualifying, 4 pm @ CCDS
Wednesday, 4/27 Home vs Walnut Hills, 4 pm
Please come out to support your Cowboys!

Completed Match Stats
Monday, 4/18 4-1 win at Mariemont
Saturday, 4/16, 5-0 win vs Oakwood 
Thursday, 4/15, 5-0 sweep at Ross
Wednesday, 4/14, 4-1 home win vs St. Xavier B
Tuesday, 4/13, 0-5 home loss to Indian Hill
Tuesday, 4/5, 1-4 home loss to St. Xavier A

Thanks to Susan Osha for the report and picture.


Boys Lacrosse Bouncing Back

Jack Mariani, student athletes and a team captain for the Boys Lacrosse team reported for the team:

The 'Boys have wrapped up the first 3rd of their season with a record of 3-4, bouncing back after a tough 0-3 start before Spring Break. In the past week the team has recorded back-to-back wins over Turpin and Seven Hills, 13-3 over the Spartans and a nailbiting 7-6 comeback victory over the Stingers. We're really about to hit the bulk of our schedule, playing 6 games over the next 2 weeks including 3 straight road games starting April 18th at Milford. The team is finally working out the kinks and getting into a rhythm, one we hope to carry into arguably our biggest game of the year, vs Indian Hill at home on Monday, 4/25
Hope to see Bob Lewis Stadium packed with blue and white that Monday for our big rivalry game. 

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck

Sports Physicals

From AD Jan Wilking:
The above information is for student athlete physicals in July.  Please plan to attend the event at Summit Woods on 7/23 if at all possible 
(500 E Business Way, Sharonville, Ohio 45241, 
Saturday, July 23rd, 8:00am-11:00am.  
If you are unable to attend the event on 7/23 you are welcome to attend any of the other locations.  

Make sure you have a 16-17 OHSAA physical form for your visit. 

We will still use Final Forms next year.
Forms will be updated for registration for 16-17 on June 1st. 


Ultimate Wins

From the Ultimate coach, Goerge White:

Wyoming’s varsity Ultimate team ran their record to 2-1 with a resounding 14-5 win over Centerville Sunday.  The senior trio of Jay Klein, Jaden Shapiro, and Joe White again led the way, each accounting for at least seven goals—caught or thrown—but the real story of the game was Wyoming’s impressive zone defense, which repeatedly forced lengthy Centerville possessions ending in turnovers, and taking the game from a 2-3 deficit to a 12-4 lead in a 10-1 run that spanned both halves.  The entire roster of players contributed to the effective zone D.  The varsity’s next game is Sunday at 3 vs. Lakota at the Wyoming Rec Center.

The JV also won its second game, with an 11-3 win over Mason’s JV squad.  Sophomore Elliott Fuller led the way with four scoring throws, two goals caught, and 11 forced turnovers (D’s), while fellow sophomore Victoria Lentz had two goals caught and eight D’s.  The JV has a strong group of sophomores, boding well for the future of Ultimate at Wyoming.

Also in Ultimate news:

Two Wyoming seniors have been selected for the first ever Cincinnati High School Ultimate All Star game, where they will be joined by the best players from the more than 30 schools in the Cincinnati area fielding teams in the local high school league, including two local players who have been selected to play on the US national team in the Ultimate World games in Poland this summer.  Joe White, a first team All State selection last year, and Jaden Shapiro, will represent Wyoming Ultimate in the All Star game.

The game will be played Friday, April 22, at 8 pm at the Seven Hills School turf field, under the lights.  The public is invited, and admission is free.  Further information about the game may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/798009390329453/.


Girls Lacrosse Beats Bishop Fenwick

From Coach Crawford

The team played the Mt Notre Dame Cougars on Saturday.  Jv  won 5 to 3.  Goals by Marty 3, bahr 1, Anna Cate meis 1.    Varsity lost 5 to 13.  Goals by Hughes, Moher, Lyons, Simmons and Smith.

The Cowboys hosted Bishop Fenwick Tuesday night in a Varsity matchup.  After taking a quick 4-2 lead in the first six minutes of play, the Cowboys went into half-time tied 4-4.  Quick adjustments, patience in offense, smart defensive teamwork, and true hustle helped the Cowboys build a 9-6 lead with ten minutes left to play.    The Cowboys held on to win 9-7.  Goalie Claire Mellott recorded 4 saves.  Goals were scored by H. Stewart (4), M. Smith (3), L. Stewart (1), and K. Lyons (1).  Draw controls were lead by H. Stewart (4), E. Wood (3), M. Smith (2), L. Stewart (2), G. Steiner (2), and L. Wadds.

Photo (from a previous game) thanks to Arch Cunningham.
Word on the street is that there will be a new crop of pictures coming soon.

Football Sign Ups and Parent Meetings

Wyoming Football Signups/Parent Meeting:
1. High School (Incoming 10-12 grade): 
Tuesday, May 3 in HS Cafeteria 2:50pm

2. Freshmen (Incoming 9 grade): 
Thursday, April 28th in MS Gym 3:10pm

3. Middle School (Incoming 7-8 grade): 
Tuesday, April 26th in MS Gym 3:10pm

4. High School Parent Meeting (Incoming 9-12 grade): 
Thursday, May 5th in HS Cafeteria 7pm

Photo thanks to Rod Apfelbeck


Boys Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse team fell 5-9 to Lexington Catholic on Saturday, April 9th.
If you or someone you love is part of the team, consider sending in the occasional report to the Round Up at wyoroundup@gmail.com
Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great pictures.
See more HERE
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NEVER to be Outdone

While it was nice to see former Wyoming AD (now at Lakota West), Scott Kaufman named a SWODA AD of the Year, did you see how our own AD Jan Wilking went from 1 home game event (Boys Tennis) on Monday night to 4 home game events (adding Girls Lacrosse, Girls Softball, and Boys Baseball) due to opposing fields being too wet to play on?  And on top of all of that, she even stepped in for a few innings as first base coach for the Girls Softball team.  (They won the game, by the way, 14 to 7 over Norwood.  I'm not saying that the win was due to her being at first base... but I'm not not saying it either.)
A big thanks to Jan for putting in the work to give our athletes a chance to get back into action after the recent rain-outs.

Along with Scott Kaufman, local legend, Dave Dierker with Cincinnati Public Schools, was honored by the SWODA as he earned the NIAAA Distinguished Service Award in recognition of service, special accomplishments and contributions to athletic administration on the local, state, and national levels.


Signs of a Streak

The Cowboys softball team showed the emergence of some young talent and heavy hitters during their first week of play.   Returning to the infield this year is the pitcher-catcher team of senior co-captain Madeline Juergens and sophomore Skylar Wolski.  Backing them up along the bases is sophomore Emma Jacquemin (1st), juniors Michaela Fetter (2nd) and Reagan Raymer (3rd) and senior co-captain Allison Golden (SS).  Their back-up in the field are juniors Reily Boss, Sammi Campbell, sophomore Cammie Miller and freshmen Shelby Fritz and Isabel Coyle.
The Softball Cowboys were a half inning away from an exciting 3-0 start last Monday. Two of the three games were against league opponent Indian Hill, facing a hard-throwing, very experienced senior pitcher.  Combined with the cold weather it took awhile for Wyoming to shake the opening day jitters.  Freshman Shelby Fritz recorded her first two hits, as well as 2 RBIs.  Emma Jacquemin showed off some power, one hopping to the right field fence.  Unfortunately, the game ended in the bottom of the 7th with Indian Hill scoring 2 handing the Cowboys a 7-6 opening game loss.
The middle game of the week was probably the best overall game played.  Playing against Cincinnati Christian, the hitting came alive.  Skylar Wolski hit two homeruns and single scoring 5.   Reagan Raymer also scored a homerun and two doubles, logging in 2 RBIs of her own.  Madeline Juergens hit well with a double and racked up 2 RBIs of her own.   A solid Cowboy defense shut down a hard-hitting Cincinnati Christian team gave the Cowboys a 13-6 victory.
The second game against Indian Hill Wednesday saw Wyoming solidly in control through six innings with a 4-0 lead entering the 7th.  The Cowboy’s scored first when Sammi Campbell was singled in after hitting a double to right center field.   Although it appeared the game might get away after 2 hits, 2 walks and an error left the tying run on first with the league’s top hitter at the plate.  A running catch by Shelby in right sealed the 4-2 victory for senior Madeline Juergens.
The Cowboys have had a rain delay with three consecutive rainouts so the Wyoming Cowboys still have a long but exciting season ahead. The Cowboys are getting off to a strong start and we hope to see that continuing in the upcoming games.
Come out and cheer the Girls on.  I'm sure they'd appreciate your support.  
Not sure where to go?  
Let your eyes adjust for a moment as you look past the glittering new diamond and you'll begin to see the softball field just behind Bob Lewis Stadium.

See a few more pictures
from the Indian Hill opener HERE
from the Cincy Christian game HERE
from the second Indian Hill game HERE


Opening Day

The new baseball field opened up on Wednesday, April 6th.  
Unfortunately, despite a valiant effort, the boys fell 3-4 to Indian Hill.  
The facility looks great, and everyone who played a part in making it a reality should be very proud.  However, the completion of the baseball field doesn't mean the Athletic Boosters work is done.
Facilities and equipment will perpetually need to be maintained, replaced, and upgraded to help our athletes to perform at their peak potential.  Something to keep in mind when the Super Saturday Athletic Booster membership drive knocks on your door next Fall.

Thanks to Rod Apfelbeck for the great photos.
See more HERE


Boys Tennis

Here's a quick look at your Boys Varsity Tennis team with new head coach, Tony Brock.  What we need now is someone to let us know how the boys are doing.  Send reports to wyoroundup@gmail.com

Photo thanks to Sara Behrman

Wyoming faced St. X on Tuesday, April 5th.  Despite the 2-3 loss, all the matches were very close and even went to tie breaks.
Thanks to Oliver Varland for the details, and
Thanks to Deb Varland for the pictures.
See more HERE