The teams from Yellow Springs High School and McKinney High School competed in different meets at different locations last Saturday, October 1st.

The YSHS team competed in the Centerville Saturday Night Lights, the largest high school cross country competition in Ohio. Cheyanne Sandell-Turner finished third out of 246 contestants. She was supported by teammates Sassy Dress-Johnson (91st), Josie DeWine (97th) and Rebecca DeWine (200th), who had some of the best results of the year.

On the boys side, ninth-grader Kyle Johnston continued to impress as he led and battled his way through a crowded field of 315 runners, finishing 146th in 20:10. Jack Horvath (159) and Isaac Lewis (216) elbowed their way to great times. The depth of the boys team was on display, with Kyle Reimer, Arthur Devore, Evan Galarza and Collin Calfee all showing strong performances as the Bulldogs finished 28th out of 38 teams.

The McKinney squads traveled to the Clark County Fairgrounds and competed in the Jim Murray Invitational. On the girls side, seventh-graders Violet Matheson (65th) and Sierra Sandell-Turner (75th) had strong performances in a crowded field of 192 runners. Sophomore seventh-grader Bella Thomas ran a season-best time of 26:48.

The McKinney boys finished a highly respectable 13th out of 26 teams made up of many Division I squads. Seventh-grader Alex Lewis posted a time of 13:50 (102nd), closely followed by Mateo Chaiten (135th). Alex Mayne ran under 15 minutes, while Cooper Faulk, Oshri Paschal, Maddox Buster, Graham Turnmire, Charlie Carr, Orion Sage Frabota and Jayden Douglas contributed significantly to the team’s overall effort.

Coach Isabel Dierauer commented that the team has peaked at the right time as the runners prepare for the crucial season-ending meets.

The Bulldogs will compete against Legacy Christian Academy on the Athletes in Action campus on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Xenia.
— Coach John Gudgel


The Bulldogs had a win and a loss against Dayton Christian and Xenia at home on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Monday, Oct. 3, respectively.

In a 3-0 win against Dayton Christian, sophomore Lacey Longshaw again dominated in kills, leading her team with 21; also getting kills were Adelina Singer with 11 points, Vivian Bryan and junior Ella Laws with two each and freshman Malaina Buster with one. Junior Violet Babb led the way in digs with 19, followed by 15 from Adelina Singer, six each from Longshaw and Brian, four from senior Josephine Singer and two from Lowe.

The loss against Xenia was a close 2-3, with the Bulldogs winning the second and third sets. Longshaw led the way in kills with 18, while Babb had 27 points.

Results for the Bulldogs’ game on Tuesday, October 4, were not available at press time and will be reported in next week’s News.

The team’s current conference record is 5-1 and the overall season record is 12-5.

The Bulldogs will face Dominion Academy at home on Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m.; Emmanuel Christian on Monday, October 10, 7 p.m.; and Jefferson on Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 p.m


The Bulldogs posted two dominant 8-0 wins against Trotwood-Madison and Miami Valley High on Monday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 29.

Senior Autumn Sorenson led the scoring in the win against Trotwood Madison with two; freshman Malaina Buster, sophomore Tiger Collins, junior Alisha Cowan, freshman Lynia Grant, sophomore Lily Herzog and senior Haley Sparks round out the other six goals in the game with one each. Junior goalkeeper Lily Kibblewhite kept Trotwood scoreless with two saves.

Buster and Herzog were the leading scorers against Miami Valley High with two goals each; Cowen, junior Nevaeh Smith, Sorenson and Sparks scored the other four. Smith and Kibblewhite split goaltending duties, with Smith blocking two and Kibblewhite blocking one.

The team’s current conference record is 1–1–0 and the season record is 6–5–0.

The girls will face Dayton Christian on the road Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.; Newton at home Saturday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m.; and Washington High School on Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m


The Bulldogs brought home three more wins against Miami Valley School, Xenia and Greenan on Wednesday, September 28; Saturday, October 1; and Monday, October 3.

The boys beat Miami Valley High School 7–0; senior Dylan Mapes had three goals, followed by senior Eli Eirich with two, while junior Isaac Grushon and senior Henry Smith-Heston scored one each.

Another 7-0 win against Xenia saw Eirich lead the way with three goals, followed by Josh Clark with two goals and one each from Mapes and Ben Espinoza. Senior goalie Krishan Miller made four saves to keep Xenia’s score at zero.

Another scoreless defeat followed for Greenan, who were beaten 5-0 by the Bulldogs. Mapes scored two, followed by one each from Clark, Grushon and Smith-Haston, along with two saves from Miller.

The team’s conference record is currently 2–1–0, with a season record of 11–1–0.

The boys play Dayton Christian on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Newton at home Saturday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.; Cincinnati Country Day Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:15 p.m.; and Wayne on Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m