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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Homecoming

Stuckman Crowned Winter Homecoming Queen

By: Brooke Miller, The "Royal Times"
On December 20, 2013, during the junior varsity halftime, the 2013 Winter Homecoming crowning took place at Wynford High School. Wynford’s annual Winter Homecoming consists of a set of girls, one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and three seniors. The girls all dressed in their nicest ball gowns were escorted down the court by one of the six basketball seniors this year. First up was freshman, Hannah Underwood who was escorted by Jake Glowaski. After Hannah and Jake took their place at the three-point line, the next announced girl was sophomore Jade Stuckman. Jade, however was wheeled in by Mason Davis rather than walking, due to her recent ACL tear during basketball. The crowd found humor when Mason wheeled Jade in a circle at half court. Then came junior attendant Samantha Lambert and her escort Mark Pfeifer. This was Samantha’s second year to be one of the underclassman attendants! After all the underclassmen took their positions, the seniors came. First announced was Kayli Stuckman, escorted by Michael Miller. After Kayli and Michael was second senior, Reegan Scott and her escort Gage Roe. The final senior was Beth DeLong with Zach Lear by her side.

After all the seniors were in place, 2012 Homecoming Queen, Haley Kocher walked down for her last time with her escort, senior, Kallan Stiles. Once Haley stood half court and waited for the queen to be announced, the whole crowd and girls, waited impatiently, anticipating who was going to be crowned. Once the band was done playing, Haley Kocher crowned Kayli Stuckman as the 2013 Winter Homecoming Queen. After the crowning, the queen and her court received VIP seating behind the scorers table to watch the rest of the junior varsity and varsity game where the Royals defeated the BucyrusRedmen55-42.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boys Freshman Basketball

Royals Defeat Blue Devils in Thriller

By: Todd Enders, "Royal Times"
The Royals freshman basketball team (2-4) hosted the Carey Blue Devils Saturday morning. The Royals were eager to get back into action after the holiday break and did not seem to miss a beat.  Wynford defeated Carey 42-41 in a thriller.  The game went back and forth with each team sharing numerous lead changes throughout.  The game got off to a slow start with each team struggling to take care of the basketball and make shots ending tied eight all at the end on one period of play.  The Royals were outscored 13-12 in the second period to trail 21-20 at the half.  The second half was a continuation of the first where both teams continued to share the lead. Neither team could manage to take control of the game ending the third period knotted up at 30. During the fourth period, the Royals helped themselves by finishing 6 of 6 from the free throw line.  The key shots being made by Thad Hensel with 5.2 seconds remaining, and the Royals trailing 41-40.  Thad was sent to the line after a Blue Devil foul for two shots and sank both putting the Royal up 42-41 for the victory, bringing the Royals to 3-4 for the season. Wynford was led in scoring by Jack Reed with 16 points. The Royals are back in action on January 6th hosting the Riverdale Falcons at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boys and Girls Swimming

Royals Make a Splash

By: Sara Hoffman, The "Royal Times"

On December 19, 2013, the Wynford swimmers had a tri meet at Bucyrus YMCA with Bucyrus, Upper Sandusky and Wynford. The meet started off great for the Royals with the girls 200 Medley Relay consisting of Kalee Lohr, Sara Hoffman, Callie Ruffener and Madison Graham taking first with a 2:05:30. Going in heat order the girls had two swimmers in the 200 Free; Callie Ruffener taking second and Madison Graham taking third. The most popular event is the 50 Free and Callie Ruffener finished first and Sara Hoffman finished second. Kalee Lohr was the only team member to swim the 100 Fly, and she finished first with a 1:06:81.  Madison Graham swam a 1:01:51 in the 100 Free where she just missed finishing in first place. Our last relay was the 200 Free of Madison Graham, Kalee Lohr, Sara Hoffman and Callie Ruffener with a time of 1:55:80; winning the relay. Wynford swimmers took another first in the 100 Backstroke with Kalee Lohr while Tessa Starner placed fifth. Wrapping up the girls heat races; Tessa Starner swam the 100 Breaststroke and placed fourth. The girls placed third; only missing second by one point to Bucyrus. Even though we have a small boys team, they all swam well.  The boys events started with David Blank and Trey Smith swimming the 200 Free taking fourth and fifth.  Ethen Stuckey swimming in the 200 Individual Medley (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle) finishing second with a time of 2:27:46. David Blank finished fourth in the 50 Free with a 31:51. The last event for the boys was 100 Free with Ethen Stuckey and Trey Smith taking third and fifth. The next meet for the Wynford swim team will be January 2, 2014 at Colonel Crawford starting at 5 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Wynford Royals Defeat Rivalry

By: Allie Crall, “The Royal Times”

On December 20, 2013, at Wynford High School, the Royals defeated the Redmen by playing as a team and doing what was needed for a victory. The Royals were 2-3 heading into the game against the Redmen. The Royals were ready to face their rivalry starting the game off shooting well and leading at the end of the first quarter. At the half, the Royals found themselves trailing 23-19 after the Redmen forced the Royals to commit numerous turnovers. After half time, the Royals played a near flawless second half outscoring the Redmen for a 55-42 victory. Top scorers for the Royals were Mason Davis and Jake Glowaski each with 13 points. This game brings the Royals to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Junior, Hunter Miller said, “It was an all around team win, we made stops when we needed them and came out on top.” This was a great victory for the Royals to boost their confidence heading into another conference game at Upper Sandusky High School on December 27th at 6:00 p.m. taking on the Rams.

In junior varsity action, the Royals also downed the Redmen with a strong offensive performance. The junior varsity Royals were also 2-3 heading into the game. The Royals were in control the whole game; Bucyrus was never able to take the lead at any point. At the half, the Royals lead 24-18. After intermission, the Redmen and the Royals stepped up their game and made the second half very exciting. The Redmen staged a strong fourth quarter comeback and the fourth quarter got intense. This did not stop the Royals though. It was not until a Redman player was called for a technical foul, after slamming the basketball, disagreeing with an official's call. This sent Alex Crall to the line for two free throws and the Royals ending with possession of the ball. It was then clear who was going to win this game, the Royals 48-43. The Royals were led in scoring by Braxton Tea with 14 points and Alex Crall with 13. Sophomore, Alex Crall said, “When the game got tough we kept our composure to hold off their late run. It is always nice to beat Bucyrus.” The junior varsity Royals now stand 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Girls Basketball

Wynford Girls Pounce on the Tigers 

By: Todd Enders

 The Lady Royals improve to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the NCC with an impressive 57-28 victory over the Galion Tigers on Saturday. The Royals dominated the Tigers from tip-off until the final buzzer taking an early 10-0 lead before a Galion timeout. This did not slow down the Royals, as they continued to shoot well from the floor and forced numerous turnovers to take an early first quarter lead of 18-2. Continuing to disrupt the Tigers offense, the Royals poured in another 14 points offensively in the second quarter to take a 32-8 halftime lead. The second half was no different for the Royals. Creating an impressive 24 point lead, all the Lady Royals got a piece of the action. Coach Taylor said, “We did a nice job of feeding the ball into the post and kicking it back out giving our shooters a great look. We also got a lot of playing time for everyone.” The Royals were lead in scoring by senior, Meghan Harrer, with 18 points. Also finishing in double figures for the Royals were Beth DeLong with 11 and Brenna Quinn with 10. 

By: Mason Johnson 

The junior varsity Royals also took on the Tigers of Galion on Saturday. The Royals went on an early 6-0 run in the first quarter and were stopped as the Lady Tigers went on an 8-0 run to answer. At the end of the first period, the Royals managed to hang on to a 13-11 lead. The Lady Royals outscored the Tigers in the second period 13-4 to take a 26-15 lead at halftime, which they would continue to expand on throughout the second half. An aggressive Royals defense disrupted the Tigers offense in the second half allowing them to maintain a healthy double digit lead. Wynford finished the Tigers off, 48-28. Gretchen Harris lead all scorers for the Royals with 14 while Haley Kocher added 12. The Lady Royals improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the NCC. The Lady Royals are back in action on Saturday at Colonel Crawford with a 1:00 p.m. tip-off.

Wynford Christmas Concert

Wynford Music Department Shares Christmas Cheer

By: Meghan Harrer 

On Thursday, December 20th, the Wynford junior/senior choir, freshman/sophomore choir, high school band and Royal Singers performed their annual Christmas concert in the high school gymnasium. The junior/senior choir and the freshman/sophomore choir performed six songs under the direction of Mr. Heydinger and pianist Mrs. Rich. The songs were all Christmas themed songs called: Cantar, Jingle Bell Rock, Most Wonderful Time, Little Innocent Lamb, Come to the Manger and Listen Children. The freshman/sophomore choir sang Calypso Christmas. The band performed three songs under the direction of Mr. Copeland which consisted of: Fanfare Prelude on Joy to the World, Jingle Bell Forever, A Christmas Auld Lang Syne and Russian Christmas. Lastly, the Royals Singers performed five songs that were directed and choreographed by Mr. Heydinger. The songs were: I’ll Be There, which consisted of a solo from junior Rachel Ehresman, Open Arms, Come Sail Away, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Haven’t Met You Yet, which also consisted of a solo from senior Jacob Hord. The Royal Singers had dances to go along with all the songs. After the concert, Mr. Heydinger said, “Joannee Church showed the most emotion and joy while singing which really got the choir a lot of compliments.” Many audience members expressed their enjoyment to Mr. Heydinger and Mr. Copeland that the concert was a wonderful way to spread the Christmas cheer.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Girls Basketball

Royals Whip the Whippets

By: Hunter Miller

On Tuesday, December 17, the Lady Royals took on the Shelby Whippets. Early in the first quarter, the Royals shot themselves to a 9-0 lead, which would only be held on to for a short while when Shelby turned up their full court pressure. Wynford struggled with this at first and opened a door for a comeback by the Lady Whippets. The score at the half was 28-23 in favor of the Royals. The Whippets cut the deficit down quickly and played with the Royals for most of the game however; Meghan Harrer drilled back to back threes late in the fourth quarter to give the ladies the cushion they needed. The ladies had to fight through many periods of adversity and were still able to hold strong in the end with a final score of 62-51. The Lady Royals had four players finishing with double figures. Brenna Quinn lead all scorers with 20 points while Meghan Harrer finished with 15, Ellie Richmond with 11, and Beth Delong with 10. 

In the junior varsity game, the Royals used an impressive 21 point fourth quarter to defeat the Whippets 41-25. The Lady Royals withstood several Whippet runs and a tough Whippet full court press to come away with the victory. The Lady Royals were led in scoring by sophomore, Mallory Moore, with 15 points and junior, Hannah Kocher, with 11. This brought the Royal’s overall record to an impressive 6-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. The Lady Royals will be looking to continue their winning streaks this Saturday, December 21st against NCC opponent, the Galion Tigers.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boys Freshman Basketball

Freshman Boys on Fire

By: Sara Hoffman

The freshman boys’ basketball team defeated the Galion Tigers, 55-34, on December 12th at home. The Galion Tigers could not stop the Royals offense while our defense controlled the Tigers. By the end of first quarter, the Royals took an early lead with the help of Michael Barber’s four points. Just getting warmed up, the Royals offense continued to control the Tigers leading at halftime. The Royals shot very well from the floor as well as the free throw line during the third period; scoring 20 points to maintain their lead throughout the quarter. Nevering backing down, the Royals Tyler Glowaski helped seal the victory for the Royals contributing five points in the fourth period. The Royals contributed as a team for the win with a balanced scoring attack. Jack Reed and Zach hoffman lead the way for the Royals with 12 points while Michael Barber added 10 points. The Tigers had no chance of stopping the Royals. They were on fire. The Royals travel to North Robinson to take on the Colonel Crawford Eagles on Tuesday, December 17th at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Homecoming

Wynford Announces Winter Homecoming Court

By: Lexie Creel

The moment we have all been waiting for will take place on December 14th, 2013, at the Wynford boys basketball game starting at 6:00 p.m. All homecoming attendants will be escorted by a senior on the boys’ basketball team. Representing the freshman class will be Hannah Underwood being escorted by Jake Glowaski. Representing the sophomore class will be Jade Stuckman being escorted by Mason Davis. Representing the junior class will be Samantha Lambert, second year in a row, being escorted by Mark Pfiefer. Classmates completed voting today for the queen. Senior candidates receiving these queen votes today were Beth DeLong escorted by Zach Lear, Reegan Scott being escorted by Gage Roe, and Kayli Stuckman being escorted by Nate Smith. The Wynford community wishes the best of luck to all the senior attendants. Please attend the game and support the winner of the 2013 homecoming ceremony and our Royals.

Varsity and JV Basketball

Wynford Girls Basketball Defeats Rival Bucyrus

By: MacKenton Johnson

The Lady Royals defeat their rivals the Lady Redmen on the Royal’s home court. The Royal’s varsity team improves to 2-0 in league play and showed a lot of energy allowing them to take an early four point lead at the end of the first quarter. They withstood several Redmen rallies throughout the second quarter to hold a 25-19 lead at halftime. The Royals came out in the second half and maintained the lead for the rest of the game. The final score of the game was 52-42. The leading scorer for the Lady Royals was Meghan Harrer with 18 points. The Lady Royals played well as a team and improve their record to 4-2. 

By: Lainie Wright 

The Lady Royals junior varsity also defeated the Bucyrus Redmen on Tuesday evening. They also started out quickly with Hannah Kocher scoring the first points of the game. Gretchen Harris followed with another quick field goal increasing the Royals lead to 4-0. The Royals went on to maintain their lead throughout the game; never trailing. By halftime, the Lady Royals had an eleven point lead 28-17. The two rivals battled back and forth, but the Redmen could not keep up with the Royals aggressive offense and strong defense. Sydney Alspach was 4 of 5 beyond the three point arc, and Gretchen Harris chipped in with 6 field goals both finishing with 12 points. The Lady Royals improve to 5-1 on the season. The Wynford girls are back in action at home on Saturday, December 14th against Upper Sandusky at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Girls Junior High Basketball

Rams Hand 7th and 8th Grade Girls First Loss

By: Todd Enders
The Lady Rams traveled to Wynford last night and handed both the 7th and 8th grade girls their first losses of the season. In 7th grade action last night, the Royals were defeated 36-24. The Royals trailed by 5 at halftime, 15-10, after dealing with a very aggressive Ram full court press. Upper Sandusky slowly increased their lead to 12 by the end of the third period, 28-16. Still continuing to press full court, the Royals made a little run during the final period but were not able to decrease the Ram’s double digit lead. The only two scorers for Wynford were Alexis White with 20 and Olivia Grove with 4. The Lady Royals fall to 2-1 on the season. 
In the second game of the evening, the Upper Rams full court press was more than the 8th grade girls could handle. The Royals, 2-1 overall, had difficulty getting the ball across half court committing numerous turnovers leading to Upper’s evening of dominance. Upper jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the Royals managed to add their first point of the evening at the foul line. The Rams never relinquished the lead and managed to defeat the Lady Royals by a final of 40-18. Shaylin Miller added 7 points for the Royals while Sierra Richardson added 6. The 8th grade Lady Royals fall to 2-1 on the season and both teams are back in action on Thursday at Galion.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Girls Basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball Dominates Buckeye

By: Kelsey Redden

On Friday, December 6 the varsity girls basketball team hosted Buckeye Central. Wynford lead Buckeye 19-6 at the end of quarter one, and it was the closest the two teams would be all night. The Royals dominated the Bucks from this point forward on both on offense and defense. The Royals offensively trampled the Bucks with a 43 point advantage, winning 74-31. The leading scorers for the Royals were Ellie Richmond, KarLee Schiefer, and Meghan Harrer with 16 points each. The Royals look to continue dominating their opponents facing rival Bucyrus on Tuesday, December 10th. 

JV Lady Royals Defeat Buckeye Central

By Lainie Wright 

Also on Friday, December 6th, the Lady Royals junior varsity defeated Buckeye Central. At the end of the first quarter the Royals lead the Bucks by one 11-10. The Royals dominated the Bucks throughout the rest of the game just as the varsity girls. The Royals excelled on the offensive end of the court scoring 46 points and defensively held the Bucks to only 32 points. The Royals top scorers were Sara Ogden with 12 points and Mallory Moore and Sydney Alspach with 7 points each. The next Lady Royals junior varsity game is Tuesday, December 10th against rival Bucyrus.

Boys Basketball

Shelby Whips the Royals in Home Opener

By: Brooke Miller

Saturday, December 7,  the boys basketball team hosted their first home basketball game of the season against the Shelby Whippets.  This was a big event for Wynford.  Many alumni from the past 50 years attended the game after their luncheon and alumni games earlier in the afternoon. The Royals got off to a slow start, not clicking on all cylinders, with the Whippets leading after one quarter of play 23-9. The Whippets continued to stay hot offensively while the Royals still had difficulty putting the ball through the rim trailing at halftime 40-20. The Royals tried to regroup during halftime but could not overcome a 20 point deficit to the Whippets trailing after three quarters of play 63-30.  The Royals continued to struggle against Shelby’s aggressive defense while Shelby had no difficulty running the floor and scoring easily on the Royals with a final of 72-46. The leading scorer for the Royals was junior Austin Shutler with 13 points.  The next home game for the Royals is Friday, December 13 against the Buckeye Central Bucks at 6 p.m.

Royals Upset at Home Opener

By: Allie Crall

Also on Saturday, the Wynford Royals junior varsity boys basketball team hosted the Shelby Whippets. The Royals led after the first quarter 15-14 where the Royals and Whippets exchanged leads. At the end of the half, the Royals trailed the Whippets 34-28. Each team had great offensive and defensive output during the first half.  At halftime, many previous athletes from the Royals basketball program were recognized including past players, coaches, and managers during the 50th Anniversary celebration. The Royals could not continue to match the Whippets offensive output as they tightened their grip defensively on the Royals. The Whippets took a sizable lead after three quarters of play 50-37. The fourth quarter for each team lacked scoring where the Royals only added four points and the Whippets seven making the final 57-41 Shelby. Braxton Tea lead the Royals in scoring with 14 and James Ort contributed 12. The Junior Varsity Boys will be back in action on Friday the 13th of December at Wynford High School against the Buckeye Central Bucks.

Boys Freshman Basketball

Freshmen Royals Looking to Bounce Back

By: Hunter Miller

The freshmen Royals took on the Shelby Whippets at W.R. Donnenwirth gymnasium to start of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the boys basketball program. This was a hard fought battle for 32 minutes however; Shelby came out on top. Zach Hoffman was the leading scorer for the Royals with 15 followed by Jack Reed who put up 14. These two both hit big shots in the final minutes to give their team a chance. The freshmen have fallen to 1-4, but they will be looking to get back on track Thursday, December 12th against Galion.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

"New" - Yard Signs Available

Yearbook and Newspaper Fundraising Event

Just Announced!

Wynford yard signs are now available to order. See the announcement section on the side of this page for the description and order form. Prices start at $39.95.

The signs can be personalized for your son, daughter, grandchild, relatives, or anyone in the Wynford community. Please show your support of Wynford by purchasing the sign today.

If you have questions about the yard sign please feel free to contact Mr. Enders at 419-562-7828 x 225.

Junior High Boys Basketball

JH Boys Basketball Lose Season Openers

By: Kelsey Redden

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the junior high boys basketball team hosted their season opener against Buckeye Central in the elementary school gym. The 7th grade game was held first and tip off was at 5 pm. The game got off to a slow start, and it was the closest the Royals were to the Bucks all night. The Bucks lead at the end of period one 9-4. After the first quarter things only got worse for the Royals. Wynford struggled with their shooting game and committed numerous turnovers which the Bucks capitalized on. The Bucks offensive game was to fast for the Royals to keep up with. The Bucks lead at halftime the 19-6. When the Royals came out to start the second half, they looked determined. As the second half progressed, the Royals intensity slowly vanished. The mistakes they made in the first half were the same mistakes they made in the second half. The Bucks handed the Royals their first loss of the season 31-17. Caleb Rausch lead the Royals in scoring with 10 points. The Royals fall to 0-1 on the season. 
The 8th grade game followed and was more up tempo compared to the 7th grade. Although the outcome was the same for the Royals, a loss to the Bucks. During the first quarter the Royals were within five points of the Bucks, and it was the closet the Royals could stay. The Bucks offense and defense were too much for the Royals. At halftime, the Royals were trailing the Bucks, and the Royals looked down as they walked to the locker room. The Royals were late coming back onto the court and still had a look of disappointment in their eyes. Things did not get better for the boys, as they still continued to commit turnovers. The Bucks were just too much for the Royals to keep up with. The Bucks handed the 8th grade boys (0-1) their first loss of the season 52-30. The leading scorers for the Royals were Cole Heinlen, 9, Zach Houck, 8, and Caleb Stone, 7. The Royals are not happy to start the season off with a loss, but know what they need to work on before their next game. The Royals next game is on Thursday, December 5 at home against Bucyrus.

Lady Royals Basketball

JV Lady Royals Suffer First Loss

By: Shaelynn Duncan

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Royals hosted the Mohawk Warriors. During the first half, both teams played very well offensively. This left the Lady Royals leading at halftime 22-18. The game continued to be close throughout the second half thanks to Wynford’s top three scorers; Sarah Ogden, Gretchen Harris, and Sydney Alspach. The girls gave it their all until the final buzzer trying to stay ahead on the scoreboard, but ended up falling behind at the final buzzer 44-38. This was the lady royals first loss of the season. The girls hope to get back to their winning ways at their next game on Tuesday, December 10 at home against Bucyrus.

Royals Rout Warriors

By: Lexi Creel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Lady Royals hosted the Lady Warriors. The Lady Royals started the night off strong and never trailed in the game. Meghan Harrer, Karlee Schiefer, and Ellie Richmond started the game off with four consecutive three point field goals. The leading scorers of the night were cousins Ellie Richmond with 17 points and Karlee Schiefer with 16 points. The Lady Royals come out with a win on the scoreboard 56-33. The Lady Royals continue their season on Friday, December 6th at 6:00 pm hosting Buckeye Central.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Freshman Boys Basketball

Royals Lose First Game of Season

By: Shae Duncan

Monday, December 2, 2013, the Wynford freshmen boys hosted Buckeye Central. In the first half, Wynford played well offensively but struggled to keep the bucks from scoring defensively trailing at halftime 20-14. After halftime, the royals improved defensively but they were still unable to stop the bucks aggressive offense . The final score was 40-24 with the bucks taking the win. This was the freshmen boys first game of the season. They left the game knowing their strengths and weaknesses as a team. Before the boys travel to Ridgedale on Wednesday, they know what improvements need to be made for a victory.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Student vs Staff Volleyball Game

FFA Raises Money and Donates Food to the Less Fortunate

By: Michaela Lloyd

On Friday, November 22, 2013, the annual senior vs. staff volleyball game took place. Each attendee donated three to five cans of non-perishable goods, or a minimum cash donation of three dollars to the Salvation Army. The confident staff strutted into the gym with their chins held high and their chests puffed out with Royal Pride. They flexed their “can-do” muscles in an attempt to intimidate their youthful senior opponents who were adorned in war paint and sweat bands. The seniors could not seem to catch up to the quickly advancing staff until Autumn Tea served the ball for them and raised their
score with several aces. The seniors attempted to rid the staff of their traditional triumph but failed to break the cycle. Now the opportunity to end the reign of the Royal staff lies on the backs of the 2015 seniors. Will they win, or will the staff achieve victory once again and continue to rule on the volleyball court?

Wynford Fall Play

Wynford High School’s Production of 

The Phantom Tollbooth

By: Emilee Hoover, “Royal Times”

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Susan Nanus, took place on November 15, 16 and 17, 2013. The Phantom Toolbooth was based on a beloved children’s classic by Norton Juster. This humorous fantasy took a little boy named Milo to “the lands beyond”, where he finally understands the value of learning. The cast included Alexa Franklin (The Clock, Tock), Trey Fearing (Milo), Joey Caserta (King Azaz The Unabridged), James Gatchel (The Mathemagician), Kim Laferty (Princess Sweet Rhyme), Emilee Hoover (Princess Pure Reason), and Caleb Hess (The Humbug). Other cast members included Kody Auck, Caleb Rettig, Tim Chandler, Alexis Showers, Allyssa Sheets, Michaela Wagner, Kat White, Marissa Ulmer, Hannah Hess, Bri Hill, Jasmine Wilson, Katherine Blank, Deana Schiefer, Annie Fienning, and Natalie Clinger. This play would not have happened if it was not for the hard work of the crew, Renee Caserta (Director), Kaleigh Swalley and Madelyn Assenheimer (Stage Managers), Kathy Smock and Betsy Gebhart (Costumes), Dave Dotson (Set Designer), Adam Sullivan, Katie Hoover, and Trey Hightower (Lights), Matt O’Brien, Adam Sullivan, Caleb Rettig, and James Gatchel (Sound), and the adults and students who built the set. The play was successful as the cast had fun bringing fantastical characters such as the Mathemagician, the Humbug, and the Awful Dynee to life.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dinner Theatre

Sweet Sounds of Music

By: Emilee Hoover “Royal Times”

This years dinner theatre took place on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Dinner theatre is where you watch and listen to the performers while a catered meal is served. Music started at 1:00 p.m. and food was served at 1:30 p.m. This years senior performances were Mark Pfeifer (Allegro, The Theme from Schindler's List), Autumn Tea and Joanee Church (For Good), TJ Mohr and Zach Lear (Come On Get Higher, By Your Side, She Will Be Loved), Bailey Hedrick (Father Will You Come), Kayli Stuckman and Reegan Scott with Bailey Hedrick on piano (Stay), and Jamie Coomer with Bailey Hedrick on piano (Porceline Hearts). Also, there were senior solo performances by, Royal Singers, Nick Miller and Jacob Hord (Bohemian Rhapsody and Haven’t Met You Yet). These seniors enjoyed their last year performing at dinner theatre. There were many underclassmen who performed as well. Overall, this years dinner theatre was another success for advisor Mr. Heydinger.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cross Country Awards Night

Cross Country’s Season Comes to an End

By: MacKenton Johnson
Wynford Cross Country Seniors

The cross country team had their awards banquet to bring their season to an end. The team had many accomplishments throughout the season. The girls’ team made it through districts and into regionals. They were the only NCC team to make it to regionals. Ellie Richmond placed 28th in regionals which did not allow her proceed to state. Only the top 16 regional places make it to state. Ellie Richmond and Madi Schiefer were first team all NCC. Sarah Hoffman and Rachel Redolf were both named honorable mention all NCC. Girls who received their first varsity letters in cross country were Aryn Copeland, Kaliegh Swalley, and Madi Schiefer. Ellie Richmond received her third letter for the royals. Girls who received their fourth year letters at Wynford were Sara Hoffman, Maddy Graham, and Rachel Redolf. Maddy Assenheimer received her certificate of participation. 
Wynford Girls Cross Country Regional Qualifier Team
The boys had three runners named honorable mention all NCC: Mark Pfeifer, Jacob Hord, and Donnie Brooks. Boys who received their first varsity letters were Donnie Brooks and Ethan Stuckey. Matt Hall received his second varsity letter for the Royals. The third year letter winners were Jacob Hord and David Blank. The fourth year varsity letter winners for the boys’ cross country team were Mark Pfeifer and Michael Shupp. Jack Reed, Cole Brause, Nathan Weithman, and Caleb Rettig received their certificates of participation. The cross country teams did well this season and improved from last year.

Monday, November 11, 2013

"The Royal Informer"


The Royal Times will be featuring a new advice column called “Dear Royal Informer”. This column is for students to ask advice about problems or just to ask questions. For example, questions about drama, parents, friends, food, school activities, grades, etc. would be considered appropriate. This will be completely anonymous as all questions and answers will be published in the Royal Times. Questions submitted should be signed with a “cover” or secret name that only that person will recognize. Please refrain from using any real names in the submitted questions. A container will be in the media center marked “Dear Royal Informer” for anyone to submit questions. “Dear Royal Informer” will be answering questions on Wednesdays and Fridays starting November 13th.


 “Dear Royal Informer”

Varsity Volleyball

Volleyball Awards Night

By: Todd Enders

Monday evening, November 4, 2013, the Lady Royals volleyball team held its annual awards night to honor our student-athletes. District, league, and team honors were awarded to the athletes. Brenna Quinn, senior, was the only player to receive All District 6 honors with second team recognition. Royal athletes receiving league honors were Brenna Quinn (first team NCC), Alyssa Harrer (second team NCC), and Meghan Harrer (honorable mention NCC). Meghan Harrer and Brenna Quinn earned their third year varsity award while Alyssa Harrer, Amber Gottfried, and Beth Ogden earned their second year varsity award.  Remaining players earning their first year varsity awards were Sydney Alspach, Maci Cooper, Rhieannae Cory, Brooke Miller, Lydia Miller, and Mallory Moore. All players chipped in and showed their appreciation for the coaches by honoring them with assorted gifts.  Coach Hurles, Coach Distel, and Coach Price all received a signed picture frame from the girls along with individual gift cards. Coach Hurles also received a signed picture of all the senior girls while coach Distel received a picture of all the junior varsity girls. The girls designed a special personalized book for coach Price which resembled a gift he designed for the girls before playing their Sectional Final tournament game. The Royals finished the season with an overall record of 10-13 and a NCC record of 8-6. The awards night came to an end when each senior athlete thanked the coaches, players, and parents for the time spent helping the volleyball team.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Riverdale vs Wynford Football

Seniors Last Time Under the Lights

By: Sara Hoffman

The varsity football team had their last game of the season on November 1, 2013 against Riverdale defeating them 47-7. In the first quarter, seniors Kallan Stiles and Gage Roe scored the first two touchdowns bringing the score to 14-0. In the second quarter, still going strong, Keaton Teynor and Nick Looker also scored bringing the score to 27-0 at halftime. The second half was just as successful for the Royals. The Royals were virtually unstoppable continuing to put points on the board and holding the Falcons to only seven points. In the second half, Brock Williamson’s two scores along with another by Hayden Rhodes added to the Royals rout of the Falcons. TJ Mohr continued adding to his extra point total for the season connecting on 4 out of 6 attempts. Brock Williamson and Gage Roe said, “They will miss football but were glad to spend it with their teammates. We created memories that we will never forget.”