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Friday, September 26, 2014

Football Alumni Reunion


*******All former football players who graduated from Wynford*******

5:45 pm – Ag. Shop at Wynford High School (Mr. Hoffman’s Shop)
6:50 pm – Pre-game speech in the Field House

6:55pm – Football Alumni – “Gridiron Backers” lead the football team on the field


WHO:  Football Player Reunion
WHERE:  Ag. Shop at Wynford High School
WHEN:  Oct. 3 @5:45pm for Crestline Game
WHY:  To form a group of former players to support our program, Glory Days, and have some laughs
FACTS:  We will have some food for you.  Mini pork chops, coleslaw, chips and drinks


Freshman Football

Devils Can’t Weather Royal Storm

By: Mason Johnson, “Royal Times”

The Royals freshman football team had a fantastic game against the Carey Blue Devils on Monday, September 22nd. The game was much closer than the score entailed. The first touchdown was scored on a one yard quarterback sneak by Wyatt Smith. The two point conversion failed. The Blue Devils marched right down the field answering with a touchdown and a two point conversion making the score 8-6, Carey. Wynford and Carey battled back and forth until Robbie Miller broke a long run to the three yard line, and Wyatt Smith punched it in on a quarterback sneak. Robbie Miller ran in the two point conversion making the score 14-8, Royals. In the middle of the second quarter, Carey scored another touchdown tying the score at 14. Later in the second quarter, Jordan Imbody caught a 15 yard touchdown pass in the endzone from Wyatt Smith making the score 20-14. The Devils marched right down the field and scored, converting the two point conversion, taking the lead 22-20. The Royals went three and out and were forced to punt giving the Blue Devils offense the ball on the 50 with about two minutes left in the first half. Carey marched right down the field for a last second chance to score. With time running out in the half, Carey attempted a long pass into the endzone where Jordan Imbody came up with a big interception returning it to the 30 yard line as time expired. The Royals had momentum on their side after the big interception to end the first half. When the Royals got the ball back to start the second half, they put together an impressive drive where Robbie Miller marched in for a 20 yard run. The Royals also converted the two point conversion giving the Royals the lead 28-22. The Royals made a big defensive stop and never looked back. The Royals put together another impressive drive leading to another big touchdown run from Robbie Miller with Zach Houck’s run completing the two point conversion. The Royals defense locked down the Carey triple option offense in the second half giving the Royals a 36-22 win. The freshman record improves to 3-1 for the year. Wynford is back in action on Monday, September 29th at Mohawk.

Volleyball Versus Carey

Pass, Set, Cure!

By: Lauren Auck, “Royal Times”

The Carey Blue Devils came into Royal territory looking for their second win against the Lady Royals. This game was also the Volley for the Cure game. The gym was filled with pink and excitement. To start off the night, the JV lost their first set 25-20 and then lost their second set 25-18. Before the varsity game, the volleyball team announced the pink king, Tyler Hatcher. Then the games began. The score went back and forth until eventually both teams tied at 13. The Royals then took the lead with an ace by Brooke Miller. Alyssa had the winning point with a kill, that gave the Lady Royals a win, 25-23. Set two started with a gym filled with excitement. The Royals trailed until Alyssa Harrer got them back in the game with a kill giving the Blue Devils a 19-16 lead. The gym was loud and bouncing with Carey ahead, 22-20. The Blue Devils won the second set, 25-20. With the third set underway, the Lady Blue Devils took an early lead, 5-0. Harrer finally got the Royals on the board, 6-1. As the game continued with excitement, both teams continued going back and forth with the score at 22-21 in favor of the Blue Devils. Harrer and Rhieannae Cory blocked a kill attempt by Carey and tied the game at 22, giving the Royals some momentum to end the set. Cory served and helped the Royals win the third set, 27-25. In between the third and fourth games, students Ellie Richmond and Haylee Johnson competed in a serving competition. Haylee Johnson won the competition, winning a gift card to Bakers Sports Shack. The gym was bouncing with a screaming student section. It comes down to this set! Maci Cooper was on fire with a total of six kills in the set. The Lady Royals were led in this set with big kills coming from Cooper, Mallory Moore, Sarah Ogden, and Harrer. Cory was back serving game point, but Carey received it and added a point making it 24-18, Wynford. Those were
the last points the Royals would surrender to Carey. With Carey serving, the Royals executed a perfect pass to Cory as she set Ogden and slammed it down giving the Royals a 25-18 win. Alyssa Harrer led the Royals in kills with a total of 25. Brooke Miller led the Royals with 26 digs, and Harrer, Miller, and Cory all had four aces to lead the Lady Royals. The Lady Royals fought against breast cancer and came up with a win in a 4 set match, 25-23, 20-25, 27-25, 25-18. The Lady Royals volleyball team is back in action this Thursday at Mohawk High School.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wynford Volleyball

Reigning Buckettes Defeat Lady Royals

By: Hannah Langston, "Royal Times"
Although the Royals kept the energy up, they could not get passed Buckette’s strong defense and their skillful offense. The girls got off to a rough start in the first set, with the score ending up 25-12, Buckeye. They tried not to let that discourage them going into the second set, and kept up with the Buckettes for a while. The Buckeye girls were not about to let up on the Royals at any time. They kept their winning streak up with the final score of the second set 25-14, Buckeye. Junior, Jade Stuckman said, “It’s not the best I’ve seen our team play, and I know we can do better than what we did. We just couldn’t keep up, their a really good team.  We’re going to do everything we can to improve as a team.”  Leading the team in digs was Alyssa Harrer, Mallory Moore, and Brooke Miller with a combined total of 30. Alyssa Harrer connected on eight kills, despite the Buckette’s strong defense. Going in to the third set, Coach Shauna Hurles was not about to let the team get discouraged. She kept them motivated until the end. Although, the final score of the last set found the Royals on the losing end, 25-14, giving Buckeye the match 3-0. The Lady Royals do not plan on giving up any time soon, so catch them back in action at 5:30 on Thursday, September 18, at Ridgedale. Where they will be redeeming themselves and gaining faith back in their team. In junior varsity action, the Buckette’s handed the Royals a loss in two sets, 25-19, 25-15.

Junior High Volleyball

Wynford and Crawford Battle It Out 

By: Morgan Hardymon, "Royal Times" 

Wynford seventh and eighth grade junior high volleyball split with Colonel Crawford. The seventh grade volleyball team beat the Eagles in two games. Both teams gave a great effort with the first set ending, 25-10, in favor of Wynford. The second set was a more intense battle between the two teams, and Wynford managed to take the set, 25-20.
In the eighth grade volleyball game it was a constant battle between the two teams, needing three sets to determine a winner. In the first set, Wynford won 25-22.  Crawford took the next two sets, 25-23, 25-18. All the teams played their hearts out, and they will be back in action on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Carey.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wynford vs Ridgedale Football

First Half, All The Royals Needed

By: Kalyn Heinle, “Royal Times”

On Friday, September 5th, Wynford beat Ridgedale in a home football game. The Royals kicked off the game with the first touchdown within the first 3:10, and Jalon Brown scored the extra point making the score 7-0. Nick Looker scored the second touchdown followed by Jalon’s extra point bringing the score to 14-0. Ridgedale was trying hard to score their first touchdown when Austin Shutler made an interception, and Cole Fortner later scored bringing the score to 21-0 in favor of the Royals. Cyle Skidmore started off the second quarter by recovering a Ridgedale fumble. Zach Hoffman later scored, and Jalon Brown added the extra point bringing the score to 28-0. Jeff Cramer surprised everyone with a one handed interception with 8:44 left in the second quarter. Shortly after, Keaton Teynor completed a 80 yard touchdown pass to Cole Fortner making the score 54-0. Trey Stone increased the interception total to three with his amazing one handed catch and return for a touchdown followed by a Jalon Brown extra point. This brought us to our half time score of 61-0. The 3rd and 4th quarters went by quickly because the clock did not stop. The game ended with the Royals not letting the Rockets score, making the final score 61-0. Coach Oliver said, “The team played well, and we came out and executed to earn a big victory”. When asked how he thought the Royals would do next week, Oliver said, “Last year Colonel Crawford defeated us, but this year I think we will win.” Next week the Royals will travel to Colonel Crawford and try to defeat their rival.

Wynford Volleyball

Royals Cage the Bulldogs

By: Taylor Baumberger, “Royal Times”

Thursday, September 4th, the Wynford Lady Royals took on the Crestline Bulldogs in the W.R. Donnenwirth Gymnasium. The Royals easily won the first match 25-9. The second match was not won without a fight. The Royals got down early, 5-0. Finally, they caught the Bulldogs, tieing the game up at 12 with the help of Sydney Alspach’s serves. The Royals finally caged the Bulldogs in the second match 25-17. The third match started off rocky as well for Wynford.  Brooke Miller’s serves as well as Alyssa Harrer’s strength at the net, brought the score to an even, 5-5. The Lady Royals held the Bulldogs at 12 to put the match away, 25-12, taking all three sets. Senior captain Brooke Miller said “We struggled to stay energized throughout the game, but we pulled through.” Another senior, Lydie Miller, shared, “It could have gone better, but I still had fun and I’m proud of my team.” Senior captain, Sydney Alspach said with pride, “I love my team!” Although Brooke and Lydie were a little disappointed with the Royal’s performance, Crestline gave the Royals a much needed break after their battle with Mohawk Tuesday, September 2nd.  Alyssa Harrer led the team with 14 kills and 9 digs. Brooke Miller also contributed 8 digs. Red Corey led the team with 31 assists. Sydney Alspach had 7 aces, Alyssa Harrer was not far behind with 5 aces. The junior varsity team also came out victorious. Winning the first match 25-11 and the second match easily 25-8 for the Lady Royals.

Wynford Golf

Royals and Bulldogs Match Strokes

By: Morgan Hardymon, "Royal Times"

Wynford and Crestline High School’s golf match at River Oaks Golf Club on September 2nd ends in a tie.The match was intense between the two schools as they traded strokes. The medalist of the night were Tyler Albright and Andrew Lutz with scores of 42. The top score from Wynford was a 44 from Quenten Stuckey followed by MacKenton Johnson with a 47. The overall score for the night for both teams was a 193. The Royals fall to 5-3-1. The golf team is back in action on Thursday, September 18th hoping to bring home a victory.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Girls Volleyball vs Mohawk

Crowd Gets Monies Worth

By: Ellie Richmond, “Royal Times”

Every fan in the Wynford High School gymnasium sat on the edge of their seats during the intense five-set volleyball game between the lady Royals and the lady Warriors on Tuesday, September 2nd. The Royals managed to pull out a victory after losing the first two matches. In the first match, the Royals got off to a slow start. As they gradually started to shorten the lead by the Warriors, they lost 25 to 21.  After trying to correct their mistakes, the lady Royals fought back and would not let the Warriors win that easy. Unfortunately, the second match ended with a score of 28 to 26, favoring Mohawk. Not giving up, Wynford used all their talents and held nothing back winning the third set 25 to 18. As the errors progressed by the Warriors, the Royals pulled out another win 25-17. In the final match, the score only goes to 15. The adrenaline from both teams was flourishing, and the fans were full of excitement. Cheers from both Wynford and Mohawk were louder than ever with every point scored. The score continued going back and forth with the final match won by the lady Royals by a score of 15-13. Every fan rose to their feet when the ball hit the ground for the final point. Brooke Miller, the libero for the Wynford Royals, shared her thoughts on how she played as well as her team. “I started out rough, my passing struggled, but as the game progressed, I, along with the team, played scrappier and more aggressive.”  Miller had 15 successful serves, one being an ace. Alyssa Harrer also shared her opinion of her team’s performance. “In the beginning the team started out rough, but when we won the third game, we realized that we could definitely win.” The lady Royals had 40 successful blocks and only two errors. They also had 45 kills throughout the game. 
The junior varsity team fell short of a win, losing in two matches. The first game was 25-14. In the second match, the Royals did not let them off as easy. As they battled for the win, they fell short, losing 25-18.

Wynford Cross Country Invitational

Course Misleading to Runners

By: Ellie Richmond

The Wynford Royals hosted their annual Wynford Invitational on Tuesday, September 2 at Wynford High School. There were a total of ten high school boys teams, and nine high school girls teams that competed in the invitational. At 4:30 p.m., the high school boys sprinted away from the start line and towards the finish line. As the runners took the challenge of the course, they accidentally missed running  a section before the second mile mark. “I thought I was following the right arrows,” explained Seth Karcher, a Wynford runner. Luckily, this mishap did not severely affect the final times for the runners. The Royals’ top finisher was Donnie Brooks, who placed 14th with a time of 17:30. Following him was Matt Hall who placed 40th and ran a time of 18:39. In 50th place was David Blank finishing with a 19:05 and in 68th was Seth Karcher with a 19:59.  Nathan Weithman ran a  26:17 and placed 104th overall. The girls high school race began at approximately 5:00 p.m. and took on the full course.  As the fans cheered  on the runners at the finish, Madi Schiefer came in first for the Wynford team placing 17th and running a 23:25. Cheyenne Tobias and Morgan Beaschler ran neck and neck at the finish placing one after the other, 28th and 29th, and both finishing with a 24:32. Aryn Copeland was next in 33rd and ran a time of 25:08. Kaleigh Swalley placed 74th overall with a time of 30:02. Ellie Richmond did not compete due to a hip injury from the previous meet.  After the girls were all finished, the boys junior high race was underway around 5:30 p.m. The first finisher for Wynford was Josh Rose, who placed 6th with a time of 12:10. Coming in 15th, Tim Chandler ran a 13:42. Next up was Gunner Coffman who ran a 14:49 and placed 30th.  Ryan Stevely, who placed 37th, finished with a time of 15:29. The girls junior high finished up the race and the top finisher for the Royals was Tricia Morr, who placed 28th with a 16:59. Right after Tricia, Annie Feinning ran a 17:04 placing 29th. Katherine Blank came in 34th running a time of 18:09 and Emma Lohr placed 45th overall with a time of 21:47. The junior high and high school teams plan to take on the famous Tiffin Carnival on Saturday, September 6 and travel to Lucas on September 9.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Varsity Football

Eagles Soar Into Royal Country

By: Lauren Auck, Royal Times

The Wynford Royals and Liberty Benton Eagles have a history when it comes to the playoffs. There was a lot of pride coming along with this game. The atmosphere at the stadium was filled with excitement. In the first quarter, the Eagles scored first giving them an early lead, 7-0. The Eagles scored again in the first quarter with a pass from quarterback Nathan Craft, giving them the lead, 14-0. Liberty Benton added another 7 points giving them a 21-0 lead. Mid-way through the second quarter, the Royals finally add their first 6 points of the year when Hayden Rhodes ran the ball for four yards with the extra point just missing. Going into halftime, the score was 21-6 Liberty Benton.  There were no touchdowns in the third quarter, leaving the score at 21-6 heading into the fourth. In the fourth quarter, Liberty Benton intercepts Keaton Teynor’s pass and returns the ball for a touchdown, kick is good. The Eagles led 28-6. This is where the game would end giving the Royals their first loss of the year. The Royals are back in action next Friday at home with Ridgedale.

Senior Night

2014-2015 Senior Athletes

By: Megan Sterner, Royal Times

Wynford’s annual senior night was scorched by the Liberty Benton Eagles. The Eagles defeated the Royals 28-6 in the first week of Friday night football. During senior night, all of the seniors that are active in any fall sport were announced before the football game. The seniors walked down the middle of the football field supported by a family member(s).  Senior night was a very emotional night for many of the seniors, and their parent(s). Wynford High School is proud of our senior class this year. Go Royals!
The names of Wynford’s senior fall athletes:
Kaleb Alspach
Levi Abbott
Zach Hendrickson
Mason Johnson
Hunter Miller
Hayden Rhoades
Cyle Skidmore
Austin Shutler
Trey Smith
Keaton Teynor
Kody Wilburn
Allie Crall
Hannah Langston
Shelby Sipe
Brenan Mcguire
Quenten Stuckey
Sydney Alspach
Brooke Miller
Lydie Miller