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Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Homecoming 2014

Kocher Announced Queen

By: Megan Sterner, “Royal Times”
This years winter homecoming was held on December 13, 2014, during the boys basketball game against Ridgedale Rockets. The Royals won in an exciting double overtime game, 94-87. There were three underclassmen attendants on the homecoming court which were freshman attendant, Kennedy Teynor, escorted by Alex Crall, sophomore attendant, Annika Gerlach, escorted by Kody Wilburn, and junior attendant, Anna Blank, escorted by Hunter Miller. There were three senior attendants on the homecoming court which were voted on by the student body of Wynford. Paige Kissling, escorted by Austin Shutler, Samantha Lambert, escorted by Keaton Teynor, and Hannah Kocher, escorted by Mason Johnson. Each attendant was formally announced as the made their way to center court. This years winter homecoming queen was Hannah Kocher who was crowned by Alyssa Harrer because last years queen Kayli Stuckman was unable to attend due to prior commitments.

Royals Improve to 2-0.

Double Overtime Victory

By: Kalyn Heinle, “Royal Times”
The Wynford varsity and junior varsity played Ridgedale on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at W.R. Donnenwirth Gymnasium. The “House of Thrills” held up to its name. The varsity got off to a rocky start during the first half trailing the Rockets at halftime by seven points. The Royals made a strong comeback after having a pep talk during half time. The Rockets still maintained an eight point lead over the Royals but during the fourth quarter Wynford was determined to win. The Rockets and Royals battled back and forth during the fourth quarter. When the final buzzer sounded the score was tied at 69 all. Overtime started and neither team was willing to give up. Each team traded baskets during the first four minutes of overtime with the game still remaining tied at 80. During the second overtime, the Royals remained determined to win. The Royals handled the Rockets pressure and were able to make each possession count. Ridgedale was forced to foul in the overtime periods due to the ball control of the Royals. The Royals were 28 of 33 from the foul line for an impressive 85 percent. In the end, the Royals were triumphant winning 94-87. The leading scorers for the Royals were Alex Crall with 27 points, Braxton Tea with 19 points, and Hunter Miller with 15. 

The junior varsity played very well on Saturday night as well dominating the Rockets, 55-36. The junior varsity leading scorers were Micheal Barber and Jordan Creel with 12 points and Thad Hensel with 8 points. At the end of the game, German foreign exchange student, Janne Becker, contributed to the Royals total by making his first shot in a basketball game. The Wynford crowd cheered with excitement and support. The Royals will be playing their first away game on Friday, December 19th at Colonel Crawford.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Royals Take on Falcons in Home Opener

Season Starts with Win for the Royals

Alexis Showers, “Royal Times”
Two first year coaches for Wynford, Jordan Oliver and Mark Delaney, guided the Royals to victory on Thursday, December 11th. Coach Delaney’s varsity squad got off to a very explosive start to the season and beat the Riverdale Falcons, 73-66. 

After the opening tip, it was apparent the Royals were going to play a fast paced offensive game and a very aggressive defensive game. Wynford ended the first quarter with a 15 point lead, 29-14 and never trailed in the game. 
The Royals thought they were still on the football field committing 26 personal fouls and sent the Falcons to the free throw line 34 times. Riverdale got to within three points in the fourth period but could not get any closer while the cheerleaders, student section, and fans encouraged the Royals. 
Alex Crall led the the royals with 18 points followed by the Braxton Tea and Hunter Miller with 12. 

Oliver’s junior varsity squad won, 50-44, in a very sloppy first game with numerous turnovers. Michael Barber led the Royals in scoring with 12 points, Bryden Oberlander with 9, and Thad Hensel with 8. The Royals are back in action on Saturday, December 13th, on winter homecoming night against Ridgedale starting at six.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

New National Honor Society Members

By: Kalyn Heinle, “Royal Times”
The National Honor Society induction ceremony for new members took place on December 8, 2014 in the Wynford High school auditorium. After the ceremony, cake and punch were provided for the members and their family in the cafeteria. Becoming a member of National Honor Society takes a lot of work but is very rewarding. In order to become a member of National Honor Society, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, contribute volunteer hours, show leadership skills, possess good characteristics that help improve a school, and pass a teacher evaluation process. There are not many students that receive the honor of becoming a member of National Honor Society because of all the high standards and requirements. Hannah Kocher, Allie Crall, Kalyn Heinle, Trey Smith, Brooke Miller, Chelsea Mosely, Tessa Starner, and Morgan Hardymon were the current members from 2013-2014 that inducted the new members. The newly inducted members were Margaret Willford, Aryn Copeland, Alexis Phonchone, Alyssa Harrer, Jennifer Brown, Carlee Leonhardt, Chloe Ulmer, Ellie Richmond, Allison Heacock, Lainie Wright, and Taylor Baumberger. The members of National Honor Society will continue to work hard making our school and community a better place.