Waite celebrates 100th year with 18 hall
Morrison R. Waite High School, which is celebrating its 100th year as an academic institution in East Toledo, is inducting 13 members to its Athletics Hall of Fame. Theyare —
•William Ryan (posthumous), basketball, Class of !937
•Clyde C. Dexter (posthumous), baseball, 1941
•Donald Layman, basketball, 1949
•Robert Horst, basketball, 1949
•Dwain “Sid” Adams (posthumous), football, track, 1957
•John D. Jamerson, basketball, 1963
•Robert P. Thibert, football, 1954
•Michael D. Lorton, cross country, track, 1972
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•William P. Greisiger, football, basketball, 1974
•John R. Green, basketball, tennis, 1975
•Dawn-A-Lee Widmer, basketball, tennis, 1986
•Anthony A. Smith, football, 1987
•Mary K. Brucker, volleyball, 1989
•Matthew T. Grimes, football, 1990
•Milton E. Carswell Jr., golf, 1997
•Crystal A. Dixon, basketball, 2002
•Antonio L. Guerro, wrestling, baseball, soccer, 2003
•Gerald P. Wasserman, Distinguished Friend of Athletics, 1964
The Athletic Hall of Fame was established 41 years ago. Since its inception in 1972, 162 recipients have been inducted.
Waite’s hall of fame dinner and induction will be November 14 at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and induction begins at 7:30 p.m. A $45 per person reservation is requested.
Thanks to three donors, Oak Harbor High School’s Rocket Stadium will have a new scoreboard beginning this upcoming football season.
The new Fair-Play scoreboard is eight feet longer than the previous one and features LED lighting will which will prove to be more energy efficient and require less maintenance, says district officials.
A press release states that the International Board of Electrical Workers “donated the lion’s share” of the money required, while the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club and Tri-Motor Sales donated sizeable amounts as well. These three donors covered the entire cost.
“Thanks to IBEW, the Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters, and Tri-Motor Sales for being a part of this exciting upgrade to Rocket Stadium,” Director of Athletics Drew Grahl commented.
Installation of this new scoreboard will begin later this month, depending on the weather, and will be done by the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District maintenance staff. Several more community donations of time and materials are currently being worked on to help with the installation.
Bekier heading to Tiffin
Robbie Bekier, Cardinal Stritch Catholic’s No. 1 pitcher and first baseman the last two years has chosen to continue his education and baseball career for the Dragons of Tiffin University.
Bekier, who is a two-time first Team All-Toledo Athletic League player, committed to Tiffin after being recruited by schools in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina. Bekier says he was drawn to Tiffin after reading up on their academics, visiting the campus, attending their Baseball Showcase Camp, and meeting the coaches.
This summer, Bekier is playing with the Toledo Hawks American Legion Post 335 baseball team.
Twilight basketball returns to the East Toledo Family Center for ages 16 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays through August 15 from 8 p.m. to midnight. It is sponsored by the City of Toledo Community Recreation Program. Call 419-691-1429 or visit ww.etfc.org.
East Toledo Family Center Youth Sports will hold coed summer volleyball for ages 12 and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Family Center, 1020 Varland Avenue. Call Brandon Thomas at 419-691-1429 for a consent form.