Please follow this link for the schedule of events for the State Track and Field meet later this week at the Jesse Owens Track on the campus of Ohio State University.
Wauseon's 4x800 meter boys relay team along with Parker Harris of Bryan and Gunnar Oakes of Swanton will represent the NWOAL in the Division II State Track and Field meet. The relay team of Aaron Beck, Owen Newlove, Michael Cheezan and Kyle Vernot finished third at the Regional meet with a time of 8:18.04. Harris was a third place qualifier in the Pole Vault with a clearance of 13'2". Oakes qualified with a third place finish in the High Jump with a leap of 6'3".
Congratulations to Toby Walker of Archbold for being tabbed the "Player of the Year" in the NWOAL baseball voting and to coach Dick Selgo of Archbold for being named "Coach of the Year". A complete list of All-Leauge recipients can be found at www.nwoal.org under the "Athlete Recognition" tab.
Congratulations to the following Division III athletes for advancing to the State Track and Field meet next week in Columbus.
ARCHBOLD: Lexa Richardson (100 meter hurdles 3rd, 15.64; Macey Rupp, Emily Roth, Gwynne Riley, Dakota Stamm (4x200 relay 1st, 1:44.31 (Regional Record); Shylo Richardson, Emily Roth, Julia Lambert, Macey Rupp (4x100 relay 3rd, 51.07); Dakota Stamm (400 meters, 1st, 57.64); Jack Fisher (400 meters, 3rd, 50.50); Julia Lambert, Emith Roth, Gwynne Riley, Dakota Stamm (4x400 relay 1st, 4:02.04); Deven Girdham, Noah Blankenship, Sam Petersen, Jack Fisher (4x400 relay 2nd, 3:25.84.) PATRICK HENRY: Mitchell Bonner, Sean Norden, Alex Van de Bussche, Donny Johnson (4x100 relay, 2nd, 43.83; Donny Johnson (200 meters 2nd, 22.45; Sean Norden, Mitchell Bonner, Xavier Wensisk, Donny Johnson (4x400 relay 4th, 3:26.64) EVERGREEN: Hunter Van Wert (100 meters 4th. 11.06;
DELTA: Maverick Wright (1600 meters 4th, 4:27.69); Peyton Phillips (High Jump 1st, 6'5"); LIBERTY CENTER: Nathan Meller (800 meters 4th, 1:59.72); Ryan Demaline (Shot Put 2nd, 57'11" and Discus 1st, 159'11"); SWANTON Julia Smith (High Jump 3rd, 5'4")
Patrick Henry’s Donny Johnson led the way for the NWOAL as several athletes moved on to the Regional Finals in Division III at Tiffin in running events. Johnson qualified in the 100 and 200, then anchored the winning 4x100 relay and 4x400 relays for the Patriots. Archbold’s 4x200 relay team of Waidelich, Noah Blankenship, Kegan Ott and Jack Fisher qualified with the second fastest time. Other team members for the Patrick Henry 4x100 relay team with the second fastest time included Mitchell Bonner, Sean Norden and Alex VanDeBussche. Archbold’s 4x100 relay team of Waidelich, LJ Tijerina, Sam Petersen and Ott had the fifth best time, Fisher had the fastest time in the 400 and Patrick Henry’s 4x400 relay team, which Johnson anchored and included Norden, Bonner and Xavier Wensink had the fastest qualifying time. Archbold also qualified in the 4x400 relay, with the team of Deven Girdham, Noah Blankenship, Petersen and Fisher.
Donny Johnson prepares to grab the baton as he anchors the 4x100 relay.
Here is the link for the schedule beginning today. Best of luck to all the NWOAL Track and Field athletes.
Congratulations to Natalie Herder of Patrick Henry 2017's player of the year in the NWOAL. Andrea Thiel of Archbold was tabbed as coach of the year. A complete list of recipients can be viewed in the "Athlete Recognition tab to the left.
Archbold Lady Streaks were 2nd at the Division III District Track and Field meet. (Pictured: Lexa Richardson of Archbold captured the District title in the 100 meter hurdles in 15.78. Photo by BILL O'CONNELL/THE VILLAGE REPORTER) All the other qualifiers can be viewed by following this link. D3 District Results.
The Bluestreaks ran to victory at the D3 District meet accumulating 119 points while Liberty Center was second with 92 and Patrick Henry finished with 80. The meet was delayed at least once because of the lightning sighting. Ironically enough the delay came after there was lightning displayed on the track when Donny Johnson (pictured below) set a Patriots school record in the 22.44. (Photo by BILL O'CONNELL/THE VILLAGE REPORTER). For all the results from the action follow this link. D3 Results
Breaking News: Due to rain in Lima this morning the Division III District Championship game between Patrick Henry and Coldwater is cancelled. Due to the weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday in Lima Ohio the game will be played Monday May 22nd at 5 PM @ Lima Bath High School.
The Montpelier Board of Education and the NWOAL Principals Membership Announcement:
Montpelier will be joining the TAAC for football, the BBC for other sports, and remain in the NWOAL for wrestling. Montpelier will remain in NWOAL football in 2014 and the other sports through the 2015-16 school year (will continue in NWOAL wrestling). Montpelier has been a charter member of the NWOAL since 1926. Montpelier also was a founding member of the Buckeye Border Conference (BBC) in 1967.
The NWOAL is commonly known as the oldest league in the state of Ohio. We have hosted competitions in football, boys basketball and track and field since the 1926-27 school year.
This site is intended to serve our member schools and communities as a source of information for our student athletes. Initially, we will provide school websites, atheltic websites and schedules, league schedules and standings, and recognition of our accomplishments. We will provide links that are commonly used for NWOAL recognition. It is our goal to provide a history of league records from 1926.
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