Woodmore’s Evan Ulinski gets 100th career victory
After a long off-season, the Woodmore wrestling team started the season with a record of 6-4-1 overall, and a 1-4-1 record in the Northern Buckeye Conference.
The Wildcats competed at the Tiffin Classic on Dec. 27. Though the team finished tenth out of 18 teams, junior Evan Ulinski captured the championship in the 113-pound division. This was Ulinski’s 100th career match win. Junior Tony Rozzi and senior Colten Datkun both placed fourth in their weight classes, sophomore Seth Gaghen finished fifth, and senior Dylan Young and junior Henry Flores placed sixth.
The Wildcats were also very successful Jan. 4-5 at the Woodmore “A” Classic, as Ulinski captured the championship for the 113 pound weight class, defeating his opponent 12-2. Rozzi and Flores also advanced to the championship rounds but could not manage to come out with a victory. Overall, the Wildcats placed second out of 18 teams. Wildcats earned runner-up honors (141½ points). Riverdale won the tournament with 168½ points.
The Wildcats were defeated by Genoa and Elmwood on Jan. 8 at Genoa. Ulinski (120), Thomas Schnitker (113) and Dylan Young (182) each won matches for Woodmore against Genoa. . (— written by Drew Federick for Window To Woodmore and reprinted with permission)_
Genoa, Lake advance in state duals
Genoa's men of the mat defeated Swanton 58-22 to advance to the regional semifinals in the first annual OHSAA state dual wrestling tournament.
Damian Demilio, Seth Morrison, Max Reeder, Jake Fejes, Ryan Szymanski and Jay Nino recorded falls for the Comets while senior Mike Snider recorded a major decision for his 32nd win of the season. It was the Comets 26th consecutive win of the season as the Comets improve their dual record to 34-3 in dual meet competition.
Genoa will face Lake this Wednesday at Delta High school in the regional semifinals. Lake narrowly defeated Otsego, 35-34, as winners were Damon Keister (106), Chris Salaz (145), Zach Meek (152), Robert Cruz (170), Willy Hall (195), Mitchell Adkins (220), and Jacob Hankish (285). Keister, Salaz, and Adkins won by pinning their opponents, with Keister pinning freshman James Agan in 57 seconds.
Five Genoa wrestlers where unbeaten at the Napoleon Gold Medal Duals as the Comets repeated as team champions going a perfect 9-0. Damian Demilio, Max Reeder, Drew Keenan and Jay Nino all went 9-0 for the Comets while Cody Buckner went 5-0.
One loss wrestlers included Brandon Bates, Seth Morrison and Jake Fejes at 8-1 while louis Cutchall finished at 3-1. Genoa dismantled runner-up Eastwood by a score of 50-15 for their second win over the Eagles this season.
Genoa was 9-0, followed by Eastwood (8-1), Bryan (7-2), Bay Village (6-3), Napoleon (5-4), Defiance (4-5), Evergreen (2-7), Mohawk (2-7), Napoleon “B” (2-7), and Patrick Henry (0-9). Other Genoa wins were over Bay Village (44-28), Bryan (45-36), Defiance (59-15), PH (72-11), Evergreen (66-13), Napoleon (59-18), Mohawk (58-21), and Napoleon “B” (72-12).
Woodmore boosters begin raffle
The Woodmore Athletic Boosters will be kicking off the third annual car raffle very soon. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100; there will several early bird drawings. The earlier individuals purchase a ticket the more chances he or she has at winning a $50 or $100 prize. Tickets will be put back in so individuals can win multiple times.
Drawings will be done at senior nights at both girls’ and boys’ basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, junior high track invitationals, soccer games and the first four home football games. The winning ticket will be drawn at next year’s last home football game.
Boosters will also have second through tenth place prizes of $100/each, which will be drawn during the last home football game. Thayer Family Dealership of Bowling Green is working with the boosters to give away a choice of Chevy Cruz, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus or Nissan Versa or $15,000. The winner will get his or her choice (taxes will be the responsibility of winner. For complete list of rules go to www.WoodmoreAthleticBoosters.com).
Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. If 2,000 are not sold then a 50/50 drawing will be the prize. Athletic boosters have begun selling at athletic events.
Tickets are also available in the office, by athletes or any athletic booster member. Boosters are trying to eliminate the multiple fundraising each team done to get extra equipment needed to play their sport.
The boosters will help every team with any extra equipment that may be needed. If all tickets are sold, it would put approximately $20,000 in the athletic booster’s treasury to be able to help all sports at Woodmore.
Athletic boosters will also be hosting a square dance with Legacy II as the entertainment at Ole Zim’s on March 29. Put this on your calendar and watch for further details — lots of prizes and raffles will be available that night. Money generated from this will go towards the scholarship fund for graduating seniors. ( — submitted to Window To Woodmore by guest writer Kelley Baumgartner and reprinted with permission)_
Harding ready to commit
According to minutes from Toledo Public School’s athletic committee’s Jan. 17 meeting, Marion Harding is ready to commit to joining the Toledo City League, but Lima Central Catholic is not.
“We are going to continue to schedule as many games as possible. This will help with our relationship,” the minutes stated.
Currently, Waite is joined by Rogers, Start, Woodward, Bowsher, and Scott to make up the six-member City League. The addition of Harding and LCC would make eight teams.