Misc. sports news 11.05.08

Written by David Green.

CHILI BOWL: Fayette’s annual Chili Bowl flag football games are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday under the lights on ball diamond one at the park.

Fayette American Legion members will sell chili for donations and the concession stand will open at 6 p.m. to serve supper.

The junior division game, Lightning vs. Lions, will be played first, followed by the senior division game, Warriors vs. Buckeyes.

The Legion will conduct a flag raising ceremony along with the playing of the National Anthem at 6:30 p.m.

In case it rains, the Chili Bowl will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday.


EAGLE HATCH: Fayette’s winter sports season kicks off Nov. 14 with the annual Eagle Hatch program—the first in the new school.

The winter sports teams and coaches will be introduced, along with the cheerleading squad.

The girls basketball season begins Nov.  29 at Liberty Center, with the first home game scheduled Dec. 5 against Edon.

The boys start the season with a trip to Morenci Dec. 9. A Dec. 13 visit from Antwerp marks the home opener.

Before Eagle Hatch gets underway, Fayette’s cheerleaders will sponsor a chili dinner fund-raiser, starting at 5:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.

Meal tickets are available from junior high and high school cheerleaders.


ALL-BBC: Three Fayette volleyball players received honorable mention status on the Buckeye Border Conference honor team.

Seniors Shenae Nuoffer, Katie Borer and Sierah Griffiths joined seven other players in the honorable mention category.

Megan Wiler of Edon, a senior, was named Player of the Year. First team choices were Edon senior Jenni Troyer, Hilltop junior Ashley Ames, Pettisville seniors Haley Nofziger, Katie Weber and Karina Rohrer-Meck, and Stryker junior Hanna Burkholder.


MORENCI BANQUET: Morenci Area High School’s fall sports banquet is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the high school cafeteria.

Ham, scalloped potatoes and beverages will be provided. Attendees should bring their own table service and a dish to pass as follows: varsity and JV football, a salad or a vegetable; boys and girls cross country, bread or rolls; varsity and JV volleyball, dessert.


ZAC JOHNSON: Morenci graduate Zac Johnson was featured Oct. 30 in the University of Michigan’s “Getting to Know...” series on the MGoBlu website.

To find his profile, go to www.mgoblue.com, then choose Football from the Varsity Sports drop-down menu. At the football page, look for Features on the menu at the left.

The red-shirted freshman is a starter on the Wolverine special teams. He recorded two tackles in the Purdue game and one each against MSU, Toledo and Illinois. He also notched an assist against Notre Dame.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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