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.

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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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