| 2013-11-09: Toledo Blade: Whitmer struggles in 31-7 loss to Hudson; Panthers unable to solve issues on offense|
There will be no four-peat of reaching the Division I state football semifinals for Whitmer. A familiar playoff foe, Hudson, assured that Saturday night in a first-round playoff matchup by defeating the Panthers in a 31-7 victory.
| 2013-11-09: Toledo Blade: Whitmer knocked out of D-I playoffs|
Hudson handed Whitmer a 31-7 defeat on Saturday night in a Division I playoff matchup at Hudson Memorial Stadium.
| 2013-11-09: Toledo Blade: Huskers defeat Wolverines 17-13; Abdullah's 5-yard TD catch with 2:03 left lifted Nebraska past Michigan|
Whitmer graduate and UM defensive end Chris Wormley recovered a fumble at the Nebraska 33-yard-line with less than a minute left in the third to set up Michigan's drive going into the fourth quarter.
| 2013-11-09: MGoBlue.com: Home Win Streak Comes to End in Loss to Huskers|
...The Michigan defense forced the game's first turnover in the middle of the third, a fumble that was forced by Gordon and recovered by sophomore/freshman Chris Wormley (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer).
| 2013-11-09: MaxPreps.com: Game recap: Hudson High School Football Team defeats Whitmer|
Hudson (Ohio) beat Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio) 31-7 on the strength of a superb game by dual threat quarterback Mitchell Guadagni, who threw two touchdown passes while running for two more.
| 2013-11-09: Cleveland Plaindealer: No. 3 Hudson football tops Toledo Whitmer 31-7, setting up regional quarterfinal against St. Ignatius|
Last season the Toledo Whitmer Panthers were the Division I state runners-up, and en route to that honor they ended Hudson's season in the regional semifinals. The Explorers made sure history didn't repeat itself Saturday, using a smothering defense to shut down the Panther attack while the offense jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as No. 3 Hudson knocked off No. 14 Toledo Whitmer, 31-7, in Division I, Region 1 first-round playoff action at Hudson Memorial Stadium.
| 2013-11-09: Akron Beacon Journal: Division I Football Playoffs - Hudson 31 Toledo 7 - Explorers dominate on defense|
With a 6-4 record and minus the stars that propelled Toledo Whitmer to last year’s Division I state championship game, it is totally understandable that it was a different team that came into Hudson Memorial Stadium on Saturday. It was a different Hudson team, too. And that was the story. Led by the passing combination of juniors Mitch Guadagni and Colton Whited and a defense that played with the ferocity of a junkyard dog, Hudson dominated last year’s state runner-up 31-7 in a Division I regional quarterfinal game.
| 2013-11-08: WTOL-11: Washington Local voter says her ballot was for TPS|
Have you ever voted for a candidate in an election that doesn't even represent you? It happened Tuesday to Donna Puccetti...Puccetti cast her ballot at Regina Coeli School for Toledo school board candidates. The only problem was that she lives in the Washington Local Schools district...Puccetti says the poll book apparently listed her as a TPS voter, not Washington Local. She's heard from other Regina Coeli voters who were registered the same way.
| 2013-11-08: Toledo Blade: High School Football Playoff Lineup: 11-08|
Outlook: Whitmer beat Hudson 39-28 in 2012 playoffs en route to a D-I state runner-up finish. The Panthers have outscored foes 279-210 and outgained them 351-270 yards per game. Whitmer is led by QBs Matt Winzeler (89 of 171 passing, 1,232 yards, 12 TDs) and Chase Bodeman (89 rushes, 767 yards, 6 TDs), RB Jamal Bell (109 rushes, 535 yards, 8 TDs), and WR Chris Boykin (41 catches, 644 yards, 10 TDs). The Panther defense is keyed by Jacob Lapoint (56 tackles, 6 sacks, 8 TFL) and Blake Bengala (63 tackles), Jordan Freimark (65 tackles), Marcus Elliott (93 tackles), and Tylor Schneider (93 tackles). The Explorers have outscored foes 281-144 and average 357 yards. QB Mitchell Guadagni has completed 133 of 244 passes for 1,815 yards, 20 TDs; he’s rushed 117 times for 729 yards, 5 TDs. Other leaders: RB Dean Miller (80 rushes, 353 yards, 3 TDs), WR Colton Whited (47 catches, 771 yards, 9 TDs), and WR Jared Ruffing (31-445-6).
| 2013-11-08: Toledo Blade: Final regular-season high school football standings and statistics|
Final regular-season high school football standings and statistics
| 2013-11-08: Columbus Dispatch: Big Ten men's basketball preview; Top teams should look familiar|
Nice to meet you...Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin: 6-foot-7 power forward who chose the Badgers over Ohio State is up to 250 pounds, and his rebounding could earn him minutes in a rebuilding frontcourt. Averaged 15.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a senior at Toledo Whitmer.
| 2013-11-07: WTVG-13: Bright Side - November 7, 2013|
Jefferson Veterans Assembly is fourth story.
| 2013-11-07: Delphos Herald: NWOSSCA Announces All-District Teams|
The Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (NWOSSCA) announced its 2013 All-District Player, Coaching and Team awards.
| 2013-11-06: Toledo Blade Data: Unofficial FINAL results from the Nov. 5 General Election|
Unofficial FINAL results from the Nov. 5 General Election
| 2013-11-06: Hudson Hub-Times: Hudson Football Team Earns Rematch with Toledo Whitmer|
Playoff football returns to Hudson High School this Saturday. The Toledo Whitmer football team enters the Division I, Region 1 state playoffs as the 14th seed. So it's a safe bet that third-seeded Hudson is a significant favorite to upend the Panthers. Maybe, but Explorers' third-year head coach Ron Wright certainly won't take Whitmer lightly. "It will be a tough game," he said. "They [the Panthers] play a pretty good schedule. Both teams have set the bar really high. Hudson and Whitmer are expected to make the playoffs every year." The two teams will meet for the second consecutive year. The Panthers are scheduled to visit Hudson Memorial Stadium Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
| 2013-11-06: Big Ten Powerhouse: 2013-14 Preview: Wisconsin Frontcourt|
...Nigel Hayes (6' 7" 250 lbs.) is a 4-star forward, and was ESPN's 83rd ranked overall recruit, picking Wisconsin over Ohio State, among other offers. Hayes averaged 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio. Hayes is the heaviest player on Wisconsin's roster, and has already received praise from his teammates about his size and strength, as they told Fox Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple. The transition for a big man from high school to the Big Ten is obviously difficult, but if Hayes is able to get comfortable and confident early on, he will certainly be a factor on this team.
| 2013-11-05: Toledo Blade: 2 newcomers join Zuber for seats on Washington Local school board|
Only one of three Washington Local school board incumbents survived a challenge on Tuesday, with Steve Zuber keeping his seat. Also elected were former board member James Langenderfer and Patricia Carmean, a retired district teacher whose late husband, Michael, was district superintendent.
| 2013-11-05: Point and Shoreland Journal: Donations sought for charity drive - Whitmer football players reach out to homeless|
(See front page). Whitmer football players, under the leadership of seniors Marcus Elliott and Jacob LaPoint, are collecting items for the homeless, in partnership with the Toledo Area Alliance to End Homelessness.
| 2013-11-05: Orlando Sentinel: Roger Rife: Brave teacher inspired others to stay strong|
...Roger Rife, a former high-school football star who had a passion for teaching, died Friday. He was 74...When he attended Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, Rife was a halfback on the football team. He was so good that he earned a spot on the Montana State University football team.
| 2013-11-05: Hudson Hub-Tiimes: Hudson Football Playoff Tickets vs Toledo Whitmer Available|
Tickets are available for the Hudson-Toledo Whitmer Division I football playoff game. Presale tickets are $7. Tickets are $9 if purchased at the gate. Children, ages 6 and younger, are admitted free.
| 2013-11-05: Cleveland.com: No. 14 Toledo Whitmer at No. 3 Hudson football preview|
Check out a preview capsule for the first round playoff football matchup between Toledo Whitmer and Hudson.
| 2013-11-04: Toledo Blade: Whitmer, Central, St. Francis lead local teams into playoffs|
Whitmer, the 2012 Division I state runner-up, earned the No. 14 seed in Region 1 of the OHSAA’s new D-I format, which utilizes two 16-team regions (north and south) instead of the four eight-team regions used by the lower divisions. The Panthers open on the road against a familiar foe in No. 3 seed Hudson (9-1), which lost to Whitmer 39-28 in the second round of last year’s playoffs.
| 2013-11-04: Toledo Blade: McGregor Elementary is School of Promise|
McGregor Elementary School has been named a 2013 School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education, one of 141 schools statewide to be so designated.
| 2013-11-04: Toledo Blade: High School Football - Perrysburg, Central Catholic, L-B are Blade poll champions|
Blade ranks Whitmer football fifth among area Division I and Division II schools.
| 2013-11-04: The News-Herald: Mark Podolski: Big-school football playoffs provide november madness|
...There’s a few drawbacks. Like any division, there will be a few mismatches in Round 1, and travel will be an issue in Region 1. In first-round games, Toledo Whitmer plays at Hudson, Marysville heads to Austintown-Fitch and Solon is at Westerville Central.
| 2013-11-03: WTVG-13: OHSAA Releases Football Playoff Brackets and First Round Pairings|
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the final football computer ratings, regional playoff brackets and first round pairings Sunday following the conclusion of the regular season Saturday night. A total of 224 schools have qualified for the postseason out of the 714 that played football this season.
| 2013-11-03: Toledo Blade: Division I - Clay, Perrysburg girls reach top 10|
...Southview’s Alexandra Wainstein placed 35th with a time of 19:15.51. Notre Dame’s Stephanie Sherman finished 63rd with a time of 19:32.80 while Whitmer’s Abbigail Dorn ran 90th at 19:53.98.
| 2013-11-02: Toledo Blade: 2013 Voters Guide - 5 suburban Toledo districts to elect school board members|
A trio of longtime Washington Local school board incumbents face two challengers in Tuesday’s election. All three incumbents Frank Erme, John Adler, and Steve Zuber have been on the school board for more than 15 years. They are challenged by James Langenderfer, who previously served on the board, and Patricia Carmean, a retired Washington Local teacher whose husband, Michael Carmean, was a longtime superintendent for the district.
| 2013-11-02: LimaOhio.com: Whitmer ends Spartans' year|
Whitmer ran all over Lima Senior 83-28 on a record-setting Friday at Lima Stadium. It marked the most points Whitmer had scored in a game. It was also the most points the Spartans had allowed in a game. The 83 points given up eclipsed the 72 points Toledo St. Francis scored against Lima Senior earlier this year.
| 2013-11-01: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday|
Football highlights - Whitmer vs. Lima
| 2013-11-01: Toledo Parent: Special Needs Guide - Helping Heroes|
Profiles include Sarah Osborn and Shannon Twiggs. Joyce Calmes is also pictured.
| 2013-11-01: Toledo Blade: Plenty to play for in Week 10 football -- for several teams, playoff hopes hinge on regular-season finale|
In Division I, the options are simple for Whitmer (5-4), the 2012 D-I state runner-up. If the No. 17 Panthers can win their Three Rivers Athletic Conference finale today at Lima Senior (5-4), they should slip into one of the last two (out of 16) spots in Region 1.
| 2013-10-31: WTOL-11: Whitmer cheerleader born with Down syndrome named Homecoming Queen|
It's a Friday night in the fall and that means you can find Bethany Wissler cheering on her Whitmer panthers. She's your typical high school student. Bethany enjoys time with her friends, she loves cheerleading and has always dreamed of being the homecoming queen. Bethany's path to cheerleader for the panthers has been unique. Bethany was born with down syndrome. The youngest of five kids, she has had to overcome obstacles just to be alive.
| 2013-10-31: LimaOhio.com: Lima Senior has playoff incentive|
After Lima Senior’s 70-26 loss to state-power Toledo Central Catholic in Week 9, there wasn’t much time to reflect. Now, Lima Senior football coach Mike Fell has his squad totally focused on one thing – to beat Toledo Whitmer on Friday night at Lima Stadium in Three Rivers Athletic Conference action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
| 2013-10-30: Toledo Blade: Sidelines -- Cross Country: Liberty Center girls, boys ready for state|
...Notre Dame sophomore Stephanie Sherman, Whitmer sophomore Abbigail Dorn, and Southview senior Alexandra Wainstein are individual qualifiers.
| 2013-10-29: Toledo Blade: Mayor gives up seat: Bell welcomes Whitmer senior to his office|
Dallas King seemed pretty comfortable Tuesday in the mayor’s chair. Mr. King, 18, a senior at Whitmer High School, has cerebral palsy. But that doesn’t stop him from jumping out of planes and having as much fun as possible, or even joking with Mayor Mike Bell in the midst of a re-election campaign. Mr. Bell may be fighting hard to keep his mayoral seat, but he wasted no time in offering the chair to Mr. King, showing off the view from the 22nd floor.
| 2013-10-27: Toledo Blade: Yellow Jackets' girls claim regional cross country crown; Clay's Hess crosses finish line 1st for individual honor|
...Southview's Alexandra Wainstein took fourth overall (18:49.66). Notre Dame's Stephanie Sherman placed sixth (18:58.13) while Whitmer's Abbigail Dorn ran ninth (19:05.19). The top four teams and top 16 individuals qualify for the state competition
| 2013-10-26: Toledo Blade: TRAC: Bodeman's late TD gives Panthers win; QB helps Whitmer knock off Titans|
Whitmer 27, St. John’s 21. Sophomore quarterback Chase Bodeman’s 29-yard scamper for a touchdown Friday night with 6:53 left in the game to lift the Panthers to a Three Rivers Athletic Conference victory.(Link includes a BCSN video with red-out coverage.)
| 2013-10-25: WTVG-13: Dave White Chevrolet Football Friday October 25 - Part 2|
Football highlights - Whitmer vs. St. John's
| 2013-10-25: WTVG-13: Bedford HS plays first game after player's death|
From Lake to Whitmer, high school fans and players across the community honored Colton Durbin. The 17-year-old Bedford High School football player died Thursday after a tragic car accident.
| 2013-10-25: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday October 25 (Part 1)|
Highlights of Whitmer-St. John's Football game. Includes coverage of red-out to support Bedford.
| 2013-10-25: WNWO-24: Friday Night Frenzy Week 9: St. John's at Whitmer (includes redout coverage)|
Whitmer holds off St. John's 27-21. (Includes stickers on helmets in honor of Colton Durbin.)
| 2013-10-25: WNWO-24: Friday Night Frenzy Week 9: Bedford Rd out tributes throughout northwest Ohio|
Friday Night Frenzy Week 9: Bedford Red out tributes throughout northwest Ohio
| 2013-10-25: WNWO-24: Bedford Red Out: Schools come together to honor life lost|
One day after a Bedford High School football player succumbed to injuries from a car crash, the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan community is doing their part to honor the life lost.
| 2013-10-25: UWBadgers: Lucas: Freshman Brown getting off on the right note at UW|
...Brown is still growing into it. He was 17 when he signed his tender last November. He had verbally committed to the Badgers before Toledo Whitmer’s Nigel Hayes announced his intentions to come to Wisconsin. Brown and Hayes had been pretty competitive on the AAU circuit. “I didn’t used to like Nigel very much; we were kind of rivals,’’ said Brown admitting Hayes’ team “always got the best of us.” They didn’t talk about coming to the UW, but he added, “I figured I would much rather play with him than against him. When we got here, we became best friends pretty quick.”
| 2013-10-25: Toledo Blade: Area fans wearing red in honor of deceased Bedford High football player|
The death of Bedford High School varsity football player Colton Durbin from injuries sustained in an automobile crash has elicited an outpouring of sympathy from high schools in the area whose fans will wear the Bedford Red at their games today, school officials report. Bedford Athletic Director Mark German said students at Whitmer, St. Francis de Sales, Toledo Central Catholic, Perrysburg, Clay, Whiteford, Saint Mary Catholic Central, Monroe, Ann Arbor Huron, Saline, Lake, Dundee, Walled Lake, Blissfield, and Ida high schools will memorialize the dead 17-year-old who played defensive back for the Kicking Mules by wearing red at their respective games.
| 2013-10-24: WTVG-13: Students wearing red to honor Bedford HS football player|
The region is coming together to remember a Bedford High School student who was killed in a crash this week. Students at Whitmer, St. Francis, Central Catholic, Perrysburg, Clay, Whiteford and more will memorialize 17-year-old Colton Durbin by wearing Bedford Red at their games Friday night.
| 2013-10-24: WNWO-24: Bedford High School football player dies from injuries sustained in car crash|
The Bedford High School community is mourning the loss of one of its varsity football players Thursday. Colton Durbin, 17, was taken off life support one day after being involved in a traffic crash in Bedford Township Wednesday morning...Whitmer High School has planned a "Red Out" for its Panthers football game Friday night.
| 2013-10-24: Toledo Blade - Our Town: Sidelines by Donald Emmons Blade Sports Writer -- Hall of Fame|
Whitmer to induct 5 -- Former boys basketball coach Bruce Smith is among five inductees who will enter the Whitmer athletic hall of fame Saturday.
| 2013-10-23: Toledo Blade: Karen Krause [1940-2013]; Jobs with Justice leader was early AIDS worker|
...She was elected to the Governing Board of the Education Service Center of Lake Erie in 1999 and served 14 years on the board also known as the Lucas County Board of Education. Ms. Krause was a graduate of Whitmer High School, the school of nursing at Maumee Valley Hospital, and the University of Toledo. She received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan and attended UT’s Law School.
| 2013-10-23: Toledo Blade: 'Bridge the Gap' - Whitmer Career Center puts on technology event|
Students visited stations manned by seven organizations ranging from the Army to internal school clubs dealing in technology. The Whitmer Career and Technology Center put on the daylong event Tuesday called ‘Bridge the Gap’ for high school and some Washington Local junior high students.
| 2013-10-22: Point and Shoreland Journal: Five to be inducted into WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 26|
(See front page.) Whitmer High School will hold its 18th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, October 26. Five individuals will be honored at banquet held at Cambridge Place.
| 2013-10-20: Toledo Blade: Whitmer honors 'unofficial chaplain'|
Paul Walberg said he’s a little puzzled that he’ll be inducted into the Whitmer Athletic Hall of Fame at the high school's 18th annual ceremony on Saturday. “I haven’t thrown a pass or scored a touchdown, so I wonder why they selected me, but it’s certainly is a great honor, and I’m very appreciative,” he said. His modesty notwithstanding, Mr. Walberg has made a great contribution to Panther football, athletic director Tom Snook said. “He’s a good, quality guy who is our unofficial team chaplain. He speaks to the football team before each game, and just does a great job helping people to be better. He always has an inspirational story,” Mr. Snook explained. Mr. Walberg will be among five inductees recognized at the ceremony for their contributions to Whitmer athletics.
| 2013-10-20: Toledo Blade: http://www.toledoblade.com/HighSchool/2013/10/20/Titans-Jackets-Eagles-win-titles.html|
...In District 1, NLL champion Perrysburg placed its five scoring runners among the top nine spots to easily outpoint team runner-up Whitmer 27-98...Whitmer was led by sophomore Abbigail Dorn, who placed fifth.
| 2013-10-19: Toledo Blade: 3 Kiser TD passes key in Irish rout; Panthers rally to get past Trojans|
Whitmer 27, Findlay 19. The Panthers scored two second-half touchdowns to claim the come-from-behind home win. Chase Bodeman finished with 160 yards rushing for Whitmer (4-4, 3-2). Trailing 19-14 at halftime, the Panthers got a one-yard run from Tyler Schneider in the third quarter. Then in the fourth quarter Bodeman, who had a 46-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, scored from 44 yards out. Whitmer's other score came on a five-yard pass from Matt Winzeler to Chris Boykin.
| 2013-10-18: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday October 18 (Part 1)|
Highlights of Whitmer-Findlay Football.
| 2013-10-18: WNW0-24: FNF Week 8: Findlay at Whitmer|
Whitmer took care of business Friday night defeating Findlay 27-19.
| 2013-10-18: Voices of Change (OEA Blog): It Takes a Village: Working Together for Public Education by Dan Greenberg|
...We held a panel discussion last week, with treasurers from four Northwest Ohio districts. This group gave valuable information to attendees, and showed how all districts are suffering from varying degrees of financial difficulties due to state-level policies, especially those relating to charter schools and vouchers. For example, Jeff Fouke, Treasurer for Washington Local Schools, explained that his district receives $2,969 per student from the state, but pays $6,876 to a charter school when a child transfers out of Washington Local. This means that close to $4,000 in local taxes are diverted from public schools per child. All other districts on the panel, Perrysburg, Sylvania and Springfield, face this same reality.
| 2013-10-17: Toledo Blade: Whitmer's McCarver commits to IPFW|
Whitmer senior KeShyra McCarver has verbally committed to play college basketball at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Last season, the 5-foot-10 post player averaged 18.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.7 steals, and shot 66 percent from the field for the 16-6 Panthers. She was voted the Three Rivers Athletic Conference player of the year and was Division I All-Ohio first team.
| 2013-10-15: Point and Shoreland Journal: Washington Local teams with local law enforcement to help keep students safe.|
(Lead story on front page.) Washington Local Schools has created a new position for 2013-2014 -- the director of police, security, and safety. Randy Sehl has been hired to fill this new role and is off to a running start by "teaming up for school safety" with local law enforcement agencies.
| 2013-10-15: Point and Shoreland Journal: Spenthoff receives '20 Under 40' leadership recognition award|
(See page 2.) Katie Spenthoff has been named a recipient of a 2013 20 under 40 Leadership Recognition award.
| 2013-10-14: WTVG-13: Whitmer High School holds annual drug walk|
From elementary school to high school -- hundreds of people packed Whitmer stadium to take a stand. It was the 24th annual 'Candlelight Walk for a Drug Free Community'. Students, parents, and staff from across the district came together to kick off the district's drug prevention programs.
| 2013-10-14: WTOL-11: Washington Local students pledge to be drug-free at annual walk.|
(Two videos at this link.) Washington Local Schools wants students to stay healthy and drug-free, and they're raising awareness with their 24th annual Candlelight Walk. It's a real serious message, and so every year, we do this walk," said Becky Swisher, the district's social worker. More than 1,500 students, parents, staff and community members gathered at Whitmer Stadium Monday evening to participate in the event, which kicks off the district's year of drug prevention activities.
| 2013-10-14: WTOL-11: Washington Local creates new position for school safety|
Washington Local Schools is hiring a new position in the district to enhance their security presence. The district says they have always taken safety seriously, but this year, they're doing something a little different. So this year, the school hired a new position: Randy Sehl is the district's director of police, safety and security. The position was created to coordinate the district's safety and security efforts with all the agencies involved.
| 2013-10-14: WNWO-24: Students become teachers of substance-free message|
Washington Local Schools' community packed Whitmer's stadium Monday night - celebrating its 24th annual Candlelight Walk to promote drug and alcohol-free lives. "It's just one of those messages we want to make sure is heard loud and clear," said a school social worker Becky Swisher. Voices in the stands rung from kids and adults alike, promising to stay substance-free and stay true to core values. Many of those vows were a repeat from years before.
| 2013-10-12: Toledo Blade: St. Francis defense makes 3 stops during 4th to beat Whitmer|
Needing a win to bolster their postseason outlook and continue the rise of a program that has fallen hard in the past decade, the Knights made stops near the goal line Friday night on Whitmer’s final three offensive series.
| 2013-10-12: Toledo Blade: Herbert Metzger; 1923-2013: WWII vet a finalist in Jefferson recognition|
Herbert Metzger of Sylvania, an educator, philanthropist, and founding member of the board of Toledo Children’s Hospital, died Oct. 7 in Toledo Hospital. He was 90. His wife, Carolyn, said he had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and heart trouble for more than a decade, but kept up his many interests and a lively quality of life until recently. He taught science in the Springfield and Anthony Wayne school districts in the 1950s, moving to Washington Local Schools about 1960, where he also was a teacher, school psychologist, and director of pupil personnel for 15 years, Mrs. Metzger said.
| 2013-10-11: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday October 11 (part 1)|
Football highlights: Whitmer vs. St. Francis.
| 2013-10-11: Toledo Blade: Sports Briefs|
Lisa Urbanski, a sophomore defensive specialist for the Owens Community College volleyball team, and Ryan Wicher, a freshman goalkeeper for the Express men's soccer team, have earned Ohio Community College Athletic Conference honors. Wicher was named defensive player of the week. He saved eight shots while in a 4-0 victory over Mercyhurst North East CC. Wicher, a Whitmer grad, is 3-0 in goal with 12 saves for the Express (11-3-1).
| 2013-10-10: WTVG-13: Whitmer teen gets special homecoming surprise|
We're in the middle of homecoming season, and one Whitmer senior got a special surprise. 19-year-old Bethany Wissler was named the 2013 homecoming queen. Besides being a cheerleader and student council member, Bethany also has down syndrome.
| 2013-10-08: Toledo Blade: Whitmer High cheerleader elected homecoming queen; Teen with Down syndrome gets royal treatment|
When 19-year-old Bethany Wissler's name was called on Friday night at Whitmer High School, the excitement was palpable for this young woman who has been breaking down barriers all her life. Miss Wissler has Down syndrome and this is the first time in the school's history that a student with the condition has been crowned homecoming queen, said Wendy Farran, spokesman for the school district.
| 2013-10-08: Toledo Blade: Student with disability named Homecoming Queen|
Blade Photo Gallery: Photos of Whitmer Homecoming Queen Bethany Wissler.
| 2013-10-08: Point and Shoreland Journal: WLS Candlelight Walk set for October 14|
(Front page story) - Washington Local Schools will hold its 24th Annual Candlelight Walk on October 14 in the Whitmer Stadium.
| 2013-10-08: Point and Shoreland Journal: Whitmer's new hockey coach meets players, parents|
(See page 4.) Troy Boze is set to be the new head hockey coach at Whitmer, pending board approval.
| 2013-10-05: WNWO-24: FNF Week 6: Whitmer Outlasts Fremont Ross|
Fremont Ross came out firing and was in the game at halftime but Whitmer took control late and cruised to a 35-14 victory.
| 2013-10-05: Toledo Blade: John W. Potter, 1918-2013: Former Toledo mayor initiated downtown development|
Obituary for John W. Potter....Under Mayor Potter, the downtown landscape began to change as the city took steps to revitalize the area around Summit and Cherry streets. In 1966, the last portion of Adams Township was annexed into Toledo, with the Whitmer area of Washington Township annexed the year before. Between 1960 and 1965, Toledo nearly doubled in area and the population increased by 22 percent. Toledo experienced a surge of industrial growth, with jobs increasing from 181,000 to 244,000, and unemployment dropping from 8.4 percent to 2.7 percent.
| 2013-10-05: Toledo Blade: TRAC Football: Big 2nd half leads to Panthers' win|
Whitmer 35, Fremont Ross 14. At Whitmer, the Panthers (3-3, 2-1) broke a 14-14 halftime deadlock by outscoring the Little Giants 21-0 in the second half.
| 2013-10-04: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday (Oct. 4) part 1|
Football highlights. Includes a shout out to Whitmer Homecoming Queen Bethany Wissler.
| 2013-10-04: The News-Messenger: Ross using week six for shot at fresh start|
With arguably their two toughest games on the schedule in the rear view, the Little Giants know they have no excuses not to be competitive from here out. "We told our kids on Monday that we got a five game season left, and what's in the past is in the past," said Kidwell, whose Little Giants travel to Toledo Whitmer on Friday - 7 p.m. kickoff - for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference game.
| 2013-10-04: The News-Messenger: Ross implodes in loss to Whitmer: Little Giants have 7 turnovers in fourth straight defeat|
Seven turnovers is never a great recipe for success on the road. Especially in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. Even with four first-half turnovers, though, Ross had every opportunity to earn a win Friday night on the home turf of Whitmer, the two-time defending league champions. But after entering halftime with the score deadlocked, Ross continued to implode and let a golden opportunity for a signature league win slip away in the final quarter, as the Panthers prevailed 35-14.
| 2013-10-03: Toledo Free Press: DiLallo: Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying|
...The evening of this same day WGTE launched its second Community Forum on bullying. Hosted by Bill Harris a panel of speakers was featured to address phone in and audience questions on the topic. Dr. Susan Tellijohann in the College of Health Science at the University of Toledo, Dr. Amy Franco, Principal at Jackson Elementary in Washington Local Schools and Sheriff John Tharp made up the panel.
| 2013-10-03: Toledo Blade: Shrinking school budgets reviewed|
...Hosted by the newly formed organization, Northwest Ohio Friends of Public Education, four treasurers from the Sylvania, Perrysburg, Washington Local, and Springfield Local school districts presented figures at the discussion at Southview High School in Sylvania, and discussed how the state mandates are negatively affecting the Ohio public education system and its bottom line...Washington Local Treasurer Jeff Fouke said in fiscal year 2013 the district gave a chunk of its budget to charter schools. Last year, $2.6 million went to students who were not attending Washington Local schools, he said.
| 2013-10-01: WTVG-13: Lourdes 5th/5 at Cleary Invitational|
Lourdes University's women's golf team competed at the Cleary Invitational on Friday afternoon, posting a fifth place finish at Chemung Hills Golf Course in Howell, Michigan...Francisca Rodriguez (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer H.S.) made her collegiate debut, posting a 135 for the Gray Wolves.
| 2013-10-01: Toledo Business Journal: Community leaders honored at awards program|
20 under 40 award: Katie Spenthoff has been the principal at Wernert Elementary School since 2011. During the 2011-2012 school year, Wernert Elementary School was rated “excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education. Spenthoff created a sensory room for emotionally disturbed (ED) students through partnerships with local businesses. Along with the sensory room, she established an ED program for students in grades K-6 that involved events such as Holiday Etiquette Lunch at Christmas, Thanksgiving Feast, and an Open House for ED families. Spenthoff also implemented a positive student behavior program with the theme of the Wizard of Oz titled: “There’s no place like Wernert.”
| 2013-10-01: Toledo Blade: UM Wolverine Football - Wormley finished 'learning' -- Whitmer grad happy to be back on field after knee injury|
In addition to all of the new experiences that came with being a freshman in college, Chris Wormley had to contend with another experience: learning how not to be actively be involved in football. After he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL last fall, the Whitmer graduate attended meetings, went through rehabilitation, and sat on the sidelines in practices with the Michigan football team.
| 2013-09-30: Toledo Blade: Teacher of the Month: Matt Kizaur- Whitmer High School|
The words ground-breaking, life-changing, and student-driven are often used to describe Matthew Kizaur's approach to teaching. His energy and enthusiasm is apparent when he walks into the room. He always has a positive attitude and sports a signature smile. Ultimately, he is a passionate professional who builds an everlasting rapport with his students. Similarly, he is highly respected and appreciated by the staff at Whitmer High School.
| 2013-09-28: Toledo Blade: TRAC Football - Whitmer 34, Clay 28|
Whitmer 34, Clay 28. The Panthers rallied with a game-tying touchdown pass in the final seconds and completed the comeback in overtime with a one-yard scoring run by Jamal Bell.
| 2013-09-27: WTVG-13: Dave White Chevrolet Football Friday - Sept. 27 - Part 1|
| 2013-09-27: WTOL-11: Big Board Friday Sept. 27 (part 1)|
Football highlights including Whitmer's Veterans Night.
| 2013-09-27: WNWO-24: FBF Week 5: Whitmer survives Clay|
Whitmer scored with 2 seconds left in regulation then went for 2 and tied the game at 28. The Panthers rolled in overtime 34-28.
| 2013-09-26: WGTE-30: WGTE Town Hall: Preventing Bullying- Creating Safety|
Dr. Lisa Kovach, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Toledo, Police Officer Tim McLeod of the Oregon Police, and Amy Franco, a principal for Washington Local Schools, are this week's special guests. They are all involved in anti-bullying efforts in our community. In this edition of Deadline Now, we explore the causes and effects of bullying and how educators, law enforcement officials, parents and other members of our community are working to eliminate bullying.
| 2013-09-25: WTVG-13: Whitmer football hopes to turn things around against Central Catholic|
After week 3, Whitmer is 1-2.
| 2013-09-25: WTVG-13: Owens drill preps crews for real disaster|
Hundreds of first responders took part in a massive emergency drill on Wednesday. This exercise was designed to replicate a 50-car pileup on the Turnpike. The drill was held at the Center For Emergency Preparedness At Owens Community College. The volunteer victims were students from Clay, Whitmer, Penta Southview and Northview High Schools.
| 2013-09-22: NWOFPE: Northwest Ohio Friends of Public Education - Presentation from Oct. 2 Treasurers' Panel|
Challenges to School Funding in Ohio
| 2013-09-21: WNWO-24: FNF Week 4: Whitmer at Central Catholic|
Football highlights - Central Catholic beats Whitmer 21-14.
| 2013-09-21: Toledo Blade: Central Catholic avenges last year's loss to Whitmer with a 21-14 win over Panthers|
“Obviously Kizer’s the real deal,” Whitmer coach Jerry Bell said. “We had him scrambling running for his life a few times, and he just makes the big play. Offensively, I thought we had a great game plan coming in. It just came down to [the fact that] they made big plays and we didn’t. We knew we had to get out of the gate right away and get going. I’m proud of the way our guys played. They fought their tails off against a very talented football team.”
| 2013-09-20: WTVG-13: Whitmer student designs largest wrap in Ohio (text version)|
Call it the biggest bumper sticker in the Buckeye state. Or, as the manufacturer, Zach Stewart of CGS Imaging, puts it, "This is officially the largest adhesive wrap, building exterior wrap, in the state of Ohio." This massive mural is made of the same vinyl material as a bumper sticker, but this sticker is 180 feet long and 22 feet wide. The canvas itself is the side of the Whitmer Career and Technology Center, off Alexis Rd. "I never once thought coming into this program I would actually have my design on the side of a building," marveled Ryan Pietrowski, a senior at Whitmer.
| 2013-09-20: WTVG-13: Dave White Chevrolet Football Friday Part I|
Football highlights - Whitmer vs. Central
| 2013-09-18: WTOL-11: Washington Schools donating to help feed families|
It's all fun and games for the students at Greenwood Elementary, but they are also trying to feed hungry families in the community. This upcoming weekend Greenwood Elementary in Washington Township is hosting sprit week for their students. The sprit week is in conjunction with the North West Ohio Food Drive. Last year the Washington School District brought in more than 20,000 pounds worth of food. Greenwood Elementary Principal William Colon says the district recognizes that there are a lot of needy people in northwest Ohio and they want to help out.
| 2013-09-18: WNWO-24: Whitmer and Central Catholic preview|
Whitmer and Central Catholic face off Friday night. Whitmer is coming into the game losing their last 2 for the first time since 2008 and they haven't scored a touchdown in either game. Central is undefeated and averaging 30 points a game.
| 2013-09-18: Toledo Blade: Panthers, Irish prepare for TRAC showdown|
Since Whitmer joined the City League in 2003, and moved along with Central Catholic to the new Three Rivers Athletic Conference in 2011, those two schools have been Toledo’s top two football programs. Last year the rivals took things up another notch, producing the best combined seasons for two teams in Toledo history, each finishing 14-1 overall with trips to their respective state championship games.
| 2013-09-16: Toledo Blade: School numbers grown on STEMM: Emphasis on math and science boosts enrollment for Oregon's Cardinal Stritch|
...A nonprofit called Project Lead the Way designed the curriculum. Other area high schools offering all or part of the curriculum include Toledo Technology Academy, Horizon Technology Academy Toledo, and Whitmer High School, according to the nonprofit’s Web site
| 2013-09-14: Toledo Blade: TRAC Football: Detroit Catholic Central 23, Whitmer 0|
Whitmer (1-2) struggled on offense, only gaining 209 total yards and 10 first downs. The Panthers rotated quarterbacks Matt Winzeler and Chase Bodman and threw four interceptions.
| 2013-09-14: High School Sports Michigan Live: Davison's Jordan McDermitt medals at the Holly Invitational Division 1 on Saturday; Toledo Whitmer girls cross country team from Ohio wins division overall|
Davison’s Jordan McDermitt medaled, but Toledo Whitmer won the Holly Invite Division 1 girls cross country race on Saturday. Toledo Whitmer had 77 points, followed by Pinckney (92), Lake Orion (98), Davision (101), White Lake Lakeland (159), Midland (182), Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (197), Farmington Hills Mercy (216), Rochester Adams (233), Walled lake Central (244), Ann Arbor Skyline (245), Salem (269) and Walled Lake Western (273). McDermitt ran an 18:18; over a minute faster than Toledo Whitmer’s Abigail Dorn who finished second (19:27).
| 2013-09-12: BTPowerhouse.com: Three Reasons Wisconsin Will be Better in 2013|
Incoming freshman forwards Nigel Hayes and Vitto Brown will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on this team...Hayes (6' 7", 230 lbs.) is an ESPN Top-100 recruit from Toledo, Ohio who was also recruited heavily by Ohio State. He averaged 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game for Whitmer High School as a senior.
| 2013-09-11: WNWO-24: Eagles shutout Panthers 2-0|
The No. 9 ranked Notre Dame Eagles scored two goals in a rainy Wednesday match-up at Whitmer High School. Dani Johnson scored the first in the 16th minute, followed by Marina Zeller later in the half. The game was called short two minutes into the second half due to rain and lightning. With the win, Notre Dame improves to 7-1-1.
| 2013-09-11: Toledo Blade: Sidelines: Perrysburg girls race to 2nd place at Tiffin Carnival|
Whitmer sophomore Abbigail Dorn was runner-up in the I-B race at 19:41.67, leading the Panthers to the team title.
| 2013-09-08: WNWO-24: FNF Week 2: St. Mary's at Whitmer|
Whitmer drops to 1-1, scoring just a field goal against St. Mary's 10-3.
| 2013-09-08: Warren Tribune Chronicle: YSU Notebook|
GETTIN' LOOSE: There were a number of players who enjoyed big days against Morehead State, but running back Jody Webb may have been the most impressive. The redshirt freshman from Toledo Whitmer High School transferred from the University of Toledo before the season and showed off a vast array of skills against the Eagles, rushing for a team-high 122 yards and three touchdowns. His last TD was of the jaw-dropping variety as the 5-9, 170-pound Webb juked out two defenders in the open field and ran past two others on his way to a 34-yard touchdown.
| 2013-09-07: WTVG-13: Joe Nugent gets us ready for week one of the high school football season|
Whitmer and Perrysburg meet in week one.
| 2013-09-07: Toledo Blade: Whitmer held to field goal in loss; Ross rolls past Maple Heights|
A Whitmer drive with less than two minutes left ended with an interception in Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's territory as the Panthers fell at home Friday night.
| 2013-09-07: ElevenWarriors.com: 2015 DL Phil Hoskins - Toledo Whitmer High School|
When you're 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds as a 16-year old, it's not easy to be "under-the-radar," but Toledo Whitmer defensive tackle Phil Hoskins has been just that. Until now. The Glass city junior was a relative unknown until this year, but if his visit to Ohio State today is any indicator, we're about to see him blow up.
| 2013-09-06: Toledo Blade: Raymond 'Gene' Kanuss; 1936-2013: Junior high principal loyal to 1 school district|
Raymond “Gene” Knauss, a basketball star at Whitmer High School who went on to be a teacher and administrator in the Washington Local Schools, died Wednesday in his West Toledo home. He was 77. He was being treated for heart problems, but his death was “very unexpected,” his wife, Pat, said. Mr. Knauss retired in 1994 after seven years as an associate principal at Whitmer, where he oversaw the school’s vocational center.
| 2013-09-06: MaxPreps: Game recap: St. Mary Prep beats Whitmer|
St. Mary Prep and Whitmer both received superb games from their defenses, but St. Mary Prep was able to break through the stalemate for a 10-3 win.
| 2013-09-05: WTVG-13: Marquise Moore named a start on the Rockets defensive line|
Whitmer alumnus Marquise Moore is a freshman at UT who has been named a start on the Rockets' defensive line.
| 2013-09-05: WTVG-13: Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge: Whitmer vs Perrysburg|
Hunter Worstell represents Whitmer in a wings-eating challenge vs. Perrysburg.
| 2013-09-03: Toledo Blade: Rain falls on labor's parade; Weather doesn't discourage viewers during annual event|
Labor Day Marching Parade story includes photo with caption -- The Whitmer High School band marches through the rain near the front of the annual Labor Day parade in downtown Toledo.
| 2013-09-01: Toledo Parent: Cheers for Bethany! Football cheerleaders face lots of challenges from bad weather to sore muscles to sluggish fans.|
Football cheerleaders face lots of challenges, from bad weather to sore muscles to sluggish fans. For Bethany Wissler, even Down Syndrome cannot keep her from her favorite extracurricular activity. The Whitmer High School senior is an active member of the squad at all home games, using skills she has honed since early elementary school.
| 2013-09-01: Northest Ohio Education Association Newsletter - NWOEA PR Grants Fund Local Projects (see page 7)|
The Teachers' Association of Washington Local Schools (TAWLS) applied for an NWOEA PR Grant this year to purchase space on local billboards within the district. The billboard was designed to celebrate the association's achievements, its 50th Anniversary, and the success that teachers make every day in the life of kids.
| 2013-08-16: WTVG-13; Two-a-Days: Whitmer High School|
Two-a-Days: Whitmer High School - Football Preview -- Whitmer is coming off a trip to the state championship.
| 2013-08-16: Michigan.Scout.com: Koger Providing Leadership to Young TE Unit|
After spending one season as an assistant coach under former Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer head coach Joe Palka, now in charge at Saline (Mich.) high school, former Michigan tight end Kevin Koger is back in Ann Arbor as a graduate assistant with the Wolverines in 2013.
| 2013-08-15: Triangle Biz Blog: New Money for Raleigh's Rival Health|
Investors have doubled up in their belief that Raleigh’s RivalHealth is on the right track with its preventative health care business strategy. The company recently raised $3 million led by Atlanta-based Fulcrum Equity Partners. Previously, the company had raised $2 million in multiple rounds. Customers include BB&T (NYSE: BBT), Twinings of London, Park Ridge Health, First Citizens Bank (Nasdaq: FCNCA) and Washington Local Schools of Toledo, Ohio. RivalHealth has also entered into a strong partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to offer its customized fitness and nutrition programs to Blue clients.
| 2013-08-14: WTVG-13: Chris Wormley returns to the Wolverine football team after undergoing ACL surgery|
Welcome back Wormley -- Former Whitmer standout back with Wolverines. Chris Wormley returns to the Wolverine football team after undergoing ACL surgery.
| 2013-08-14: WNWO-24 - Whitmer Panthers preparing for successful season|
High school football season is getting closer every day. The Whitmer Panthers are preparing to make another run at the state championship this year. Most members of last year's state final team are gone, but Coach Jerry Bell isn't worried about it. The Panther tradition is high expectations that get results. "We've really got a whole, brand new football team," Bell said. "But then again, they've embraced those high expectations. They're practicing at a high level."
| 2013-08-14: Sporting News NCAAB - Starting 5: Josh Gasser's anxiousness, calm Hurricanes and Rick Pitino on Twitter|
...Ryan also warns to look out for freshman Nigel Hayes, a 6-7, 230-pound product of Toledo’s Whitmer High. Every freshman has to find his way through Ryan’s Swing offense and his emphasis on defensive execution, but Ryan still termed Hayes “the real deal.” Ryan doesn’t always use his freshmen extensively. Even Dekker, one of the program’s most heralded recruits, only averaged 22 minutes per game. But Wisconsin needs some physical power, and Ryan is encouraged by Hayes’ early work. “He’s strong. He’s smart. He’s hungry,” Ryan said. “I don’t like to put pressure on a freshman. He’s showed some really good things.”
| 2013-08-11: Youngstown Vindicator - Webb leads talented group of YSU's freshman running backs|
In just two weeks, Youngstown State’s freshmen running backs have gone from no-names to know-names. So far, the smallest one has made the biggest impact. “Jody Webb, you see what he can do,” YSU coach Eric Wolford said after Saturday’s scrimmage at Stambaugh Stadium. “He’s doing some good things.” Webb, a redshirt freshman walk-on, originally signed with Toledo in 2012 after twice earning All-Ohio honors at Toledo Whitmer. But when he saw he wasn’t going to play right away, he chose to take a grayshirt, delaying his enrollment until January...Webb (5-9, 170) ran for 1,539 yards and 30 TDs as a senior at Whitmer in 2011, helping the Panthers go 13-0 before falling to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the Division I state semifinals.
| 2013-08-10: Paralyzed bride keeps vow to walk down the aisle on wedding day|
Whitmer graduate Stevie Beale, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident her senior year, walks down the aisle using a walker.
| 2013-08-09: JJHuddle.com - Region 1 Teams to Watch: Canton McKinley, Whitmer, Westerville Central, Shaker Heights not backing down|
*Toledo Whitmer (14-1, Division I State Runner-Up): The Panthers are 39-4 the last three seasons, each of which has produced a regional title. There are numerous holes to fill, but talent remains. Senior DB Marcus Elliott (6-1, 183) holds offers from Bowling Green, Akron, Kent State and Ball State, while senior WR Chris Boykin (6-4, 190) has offers from Kent State and Bufalo. Senior K Michael Baldwin (5-10, 160) is one of Ohio’s best.
| 2013-08-08: Buckys5thquarter.com - Vitto Brown - Badger's freshman renaissance man interview|
...His roommate is fellow freshman Nigel Hayes, another Ohio forward. Hayes starred at Toledo Whitmer, about a half-hour down the road from Bowling Green. While the two players say they arrived at their college destinations independently, Brown admits his choice might have helped tipped the scales in Wisconsin's favor for Hayes. "Me and Nigel have become great friends in a very short amount of time," Brown explained. "It's definitely nice having someone who's also from Ohio and the same size because we can do the same workouts."
| 2013-08-07: Toledo Blade - Shooting hoops on a (rare) hot day; Friends warm up at Friendship Park in Point Place|
Photo Caption - Casaun Anderson, left, and Montrece Collins shoot some hoops under a sunny sky at Friendship Park in Point Place on a warm Wednesday afternoon. Casaun is going to be a sophomore at Central Catholic High School while Montrece is entering his sophomore year at Whitmer High.
| 2013-08-06: Point and Shoreland Journal - WLS transportation open house set for August 10|
(see page 1) Students in Washington Local Schools and their parents are invited to an open house event at the transportation department on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
| 2013-08-06: Point and Shoreland Journal - Washington Local Schools back-to-school information|
(see page 6) Summary of dates and back-to-school information for Washington Local Schools
| 2013-08-05: Toledo Blade - New Season begins for teams|
...As for defending Division I state runner-up Whitmer, the Panthers returned to Ohio Northern University to kick off their season by spending the first three days of the practice schedule in a “boot camp-like setting.” “We’re sticking with what works,” coach Jerry Bell said of their excursion. “We get to hang out together. It’s a family atmosphere. We get a chance to bond and build chemistry.”
| 2013-07-28: Toledo Blade - Treasured trophy returns to Toledo|
...What Cheri Kaintz was staring at was a precious piece of Toledo’s rich nautical history. It wasn’t misplaced or marooned there, some 1,110 miles from its origin — it had just traveled with the descendants of a legendary Toledo sailor who had received this ornate symbol following his victory in a 19th century race. This story ends with the Emery D. Potter Trophy — an incredibly detailed piece of silversmith genius — returning to the Toledo Yacht Club, where its journey began in 1884. ...“I was beyond surprised when I walked into her living room and saw that beautiful trophy,” said Kaintz, a retired teacher from the Washington Local system.
| 2013-07-25: Toledo Free Press - Activity passes help seniors cheer on local students|
...Toledo Public Schools (TPS), Maumee City Schools, Springfield Local Schools and Washington Local Schools are among the other area districts that offer senior passes.
| 2013-07-22: Toledo Blade - Ohio budget has schools guessing; Perrysburg, Toledo among districts unsure of state funds|
An expansion of the voucher program allows students in low-income families to qualify for a voucher for kindergarten, regardless of their home public school’s performance. Previously only students who were assigned to low-performing schools could use vouchers. The change will mean students in Sylvania, Washington Local, Perrysburg, and elsewhere will qualify for kindergarten vouchers this year. The program expands to first grade next year.
| 2013-07-21: Toledo City Paper - Make a Production of It -- Toledo native Brent Miller goes Hollywood wit his first reality TV series|
When it comes to big productions, Toledo native Brent Miller is no stranger. “In 1993, no high school in Toledo (to my knowledge) had ever taken on the challenge of Peter Pan,” he says. “And by challenge, I'm talking about flying. I played Slightly Soiled, the head of the Lost Boys. Our director at Whitmer High, Brad Faust, loved to push the envelope—not only challenge his students, but his crew, his community, and most importantly his audience. He wanted to take them on a journey to Neverland and somehow, with the help of an amazing set designer and a company out of Las Vegas, he not only took them there, he flew them the entire way. “
| 2013-07-17: Toledo Blade - Richards named TRAC commissioner|
Mike Richards of Bluffton has been named the new commissioner of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.<br /><br />Richards succeeds Ken Myers, who resigned after serving as commissioner for the conference’s first two years of existence...In its first two years, the TRAC has made solid statewide showings in multiple sports, including Central Catholic’s Division II state football championship and Whitmer’s D-I state runner-up finish last fall, Whitmer’s D-I boys basketball state runner-up finish in 2012, and St. Ursula’s D-I volleyball state runner-up finish in 2011. Findlay reached the volleyball semifinals in 2011, and St. Ursula last year.
| 2013-07-17: Lourdes Gray Wolves - Two Added to Lourdes Cheer and Dance Roster|
Lourdes University head cheer and dance coach Ori Rife has announced the additions of Molly Green and Jenilee Myers to the Gray Wolves' roster for their inaugural season in 2013-2014...Green will be a sophomore at Lourdes and was a member of the Gray Wolf Spirit Squad during her freshman year at the school. A native of Toledo, Ohio, she was a four-year letterwinner in gymnastics at Whitmer High School. She is a nursing major at Lourdes.
| 2013-07-09: Point and Shoreland Journal - Shoreland School Holds Father-Daughter Dance|
(see page 6) - Before the end of the school year, Shoreland School held its second annual Father / Daughter Dance at the PRCUA Hall on Detroit Avenue. A total of 116 girls and their special guys danced the night away with music provided by Mr. Entertainer.
| 2013-07-09: Point and Shoreland Journal - Luke Hickey Named to All-Tournament Team; Team Ohio is runner-up in Heartland Baseball Classic|
(see page 4) Recent Whitmer graduate Luke Hickey was named to the All-Tournament Team as he helped Team Ohio to a runner-up finish in the 2013 Heartland Baseball Classic held in Oklahoma June 17-22. It was a thrilling week for the 20 Ohio players who were selected to represent the state at the prestigious high school tournament. Team Ohio reached the championship game for the first time in 15 years and only the third time in tournament history.
| 2013-07-04: ClicktheCity.com - Profile - Adrianne Palicki|
Adrianne Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her roles in Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012) and in the TV series Friday Night Lights(2006–2011). In 2013, she played Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Palicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy (née French) and Jeffrey Palicki. She has an older brother, Eric, a comic book writer, who influenced her interest in comics. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent. She graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo in 2001. She ran track in high school and was named runner-up for homecoming queen.
| 2013-06-28: WTOL-11: Ohio lawmakers approve budget to increase school funding|
Rob Wiercinski spoke over the phone to the Washington Local Treasurer who said, "It's too early to tell if these funding increases will offset funding decreases from the state over the previous two years."
| 2013-06-28: Toledo Blade - USDA orders schools to alter snack offerings|
...Debra Warren, Washington Local Schools’ food service director, said the preliminary guidelines were shared two years ago and have stayed mostly the same since then. The district began implementing those guidelines then, so it largely complies with the new rules. Some of the changes include a switch to baked chips instead of regular potato chips, and a change to whole-grain toaster pastries in vending machines. Because of their high sodium content, the district no longer sells pickles. The district analyzes the nutritional value of all its snacks with computer software to ensure they meet federal guidelines.
| 2013-06-27: WNWO-24 - Whitmer's road back to the state title game starts now|
After a historical 2012 football season of winning its fourth consecutive league title, third consecutive regional title, and reaching the Division I State title game for the first time in the program's history, the Whitmer Panthers are on the prowl to top last year's success.
| 2013-06-26: WTVG-13 - Ohio House approves red light camera ban|
...In the Glass City, there are 44 enforcement cameras. From January to March of this year, Secor and Alexis had the most red light violators and the camera at Alexis and Whitmer caught the most speeders. Patrick Hickey, the superintendent of Washington Local Schools supports the camera near the high school and junior high. He tells 13abc the lights have greatly reduced driver speed and he believes that students and staff are safer.
| 2013-06-25: Toledo Blade - 4 locals help Ohio to 2nd place|
Four recent high school graduates each contributed to the runner-up finish for Team Ohio in the 36th annual Heartland Baseball Classic in Oklahoma last Tuesday through Saturday. One of the four — Whitmer’s Luke Hickey — was a relatively late addition to the 20-player roster selected by Team Ohio head coach Jeff Mielcarek, the longtime Central Catholic coach. Hickey made the most of his chance, batting .444 (8-for-18) during the team’s nine-game run, and was one of four Team Ohio players selected to the Heartland Classic’s all-tournament team.
| 2013-06-19: Monroe News - Obituary: Douglas J. LaPlante|
...Doug was active in the Washington Local School District, where he coached little league baseball and girls softball. He was active in his children’s high school band program with the Whitmer Band Boosters from 1991-98 and also served as president...Memorial donations may be made to The Whitmer Band and Orchestra or St. Joseph’s Church.
| 2013-06-18: Point and Shoreland Journal - Whitmer alumnus speaks at Buckeye Boys State graduation|
(See page 1) - Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, was the graduation speaker for the closing ceremony of the 2013 Buckeye Boys State on Sunday, June 16, at Bowling Green State University's Stroh Arena.
| 2013-06-18: Point and Shoreland Journal - Luke Hickey chosen for Heartland baseball tournament|
(See top of page 4) - Luke Hickey, a 2013 Whitmer graduate, has been selected to be part of Team Ohio for the 2013 Heartland Classic Baseball Tournament in Norman, Oklahoma, which runs June 17-22.
| 2013-06-17: Toledo Blade - 1,200 graduate from Buckeye Boys State; High school students complete leadership program at BGSU|
Mr. Oehlers was the graduation speaker and drew on his experience to offer advice to the 1,200 participants, all of whom are entering their senior years of high school. Mr. Oehlers, 46, took part in the 1984 Buckeye Boys State when he was at Whitmer High School. He graduated from West Point in 1989 and served as an army officer for six years.
| 2013-06-17: Blade Photo Gallery - Buckeye Boys State|
Photos of Bob Oehlers (1985 Whitmer graduate) who was graduation speaker, Whitmer student delegate Casey Holsten, and members of Conn-Weissenberger Post 587.
| 2013-06-15: WTVG-13 - Whitmer's Weidinger signs with Express Softball Program|
Whitmer High School senior Tori Weidinger has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Express next season. The 5'9" catcher had a great year for the Panthers this past season. She hit .432 en route to First Team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) and First Team All-District honors at catcher
| 2013-06-15: Toledo Blade - Ohio adds 7th tier for postseason; Whitmer, Findlay only area schools in D-I|
The new upper division, designed to create better competitive balance for the 715 member schools with football programs, leaves the northwest Ohio area with only two D-I schools. Those are Whitmer, which will have 806 boys in grades 10-12, and Findlay (711), both from the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.
| 2013-06-13: The News-Herald - High school football: OHSAA announces new divisional and regional alignment|
There will be some major changes in the landscape of football playoffs this fall thanks to a new divisional and regional realignment announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Thursday...
| 2013-06-09: Toledo Blade - Video chat brings family together for 6th grade graduation|
Although she would have rather had him there physically, soon-to-be seventh-grader Lillian Harris was able to share her sixth-grade graduation last week from Greenwood Elementary with her father, who is deployed in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Through Skype, Doug Harris, who is in the Air Force, watched the 1½-hour ceremony, sharing the occasion with his daughter.
| 2013-06-08: Toledo Blade - DI Track Finals: Findlay's Brown a champ in 400, high jump|
...Whitmer’s Nick Holley stood on the podium and received the sixth-place medal for the pole vault, as well as his high school diploma. Holley, an honors graduate who finished 13th in his class with a 4.11 grade point average, passed up Saturday’s commencement ceremonies to compete in the state meet. His coaches arranged for him to receive his diploma during the meet.
| 2013-06-08: ReviewTimes.com - Four from area set for All-Star Contest|
Division I Roster: PITCHERS: Bre Buck, Holland Springfield; Brooke Gallaher, Oregon Clay. CATCHERS: Emily Novak, Oregon Clay; Tori Weidinger, Toledo Whitmer. INFIELDERS: Kaitlin Bronikowski, Toledo Central Catholic; Katie Dunphy, Perrysburg; Hannah Girlie, Holland Springfield; Jess Knepper, Sylvania Southview; Kelsey Peters, Sandusky. OUTFIELDERS: Kiley Aller, Holland Springfield; Haley Olvera, Anthony Wayne; Bailey Smith, Sandusky; Hannah Susor, Oregon Clay. COACH OF THE YEAR: Brenda Radabaugh, Oregon Clay.
| 2013-06-07: Toledo Blade - Board of Elections: Director, deputy given equal powers in new plan|
...In other action, the board certified candidates for the 2013 primary and general elections: Timothy Zale and Dennis Walendzak for Oregon City Council, Steve Zuber and Frank Erme for Washington Local Board of Education, and Vallie Bowman-English for Toledo Municipal Court.
| 2013-06-06: WTVG-13 - Local teen brings smiles to children with cancer|
A lot of teenagers spend time on Pinterest researching the latest fashion and hair styles, but one local girl found a pin that gave her a new purpose: helping people fighting cancer. She's only 13 years old, but Abbey Stuck says she's found her mission in life: putting smiles on the faces of young children who are getting chemotherapy.
| 2013-06-06: WTOL-11 - Local junior high student creates ' Chemo care packages'|
A Jefferson junior high student is using her summer break to give back to cancer patients. Abby Stuck is looking to make a total of 200 care packages for chemotherapy patients in Toledo. The care packages are filled with coloring books and crayons, hand sanitizer, Kleenex and other small items. She can make them for adults too - the grown-up version has Sudoku puzzles instead of coloring books.
| 2013-06-05: WTVG-13 - Father stationed overseas gets to see daughter's graduation|
A local father stationed overseas didn't want to miss his daughter's 6th grade graduation Tuesday. Although he couldn't be there in person, he was able to witness the ceremony thanks to technology.
| 2013-06-05: WTOL-11 - Soldier attends daughter's graduation via Skype|
Doug Harris is currently serving our country overseas, but thanks to the Internet, he didn't miss his daughter's sixth-grade graduation Wednesday. Greenwood Elementary School Principal Bill Colon says he didn't want Harris to miss his daughter Lillian's graduation. Last week, they got the approval to allow the soldier to Skype in from Afghanistan for the big day.
| 2013-06-01: Toledo City Paper - Reel Time Sylvania - Tree City Film Festival|
The Trust was selected for the judge's "Best Overall Entry" in the non-student category and a team from Whitmer High School won the Audience Choice Award for Love on Hold, a musical short...All entries, including the winners, are viewable at<br />www.youtube.com/user TreeCityFilmFestival
| 2013-06-01: Toledo Blade - Results of Division I Ohio high school regional track meet|
Regional track meet results
| 2013-05-31: WTVG-13 - Whitmer student will miss graduation for deployment|
Whitmer High School's Corbin Haas will not walk across a stage next week to receive his high school diploma. Instead, he is being deployed with the Army National Guard...Whitmer school officials pushed Corbin's monumental moment up, allowing him to share this milestone with his family and classmates.
| 2013-05-31: Toledo Blade - Findlay's Brown wins 3 events, Jackets' Wyrick sets mark in regional track|
...Whitmer’s Alaya Hayes and Tityana Gardner locked up a trip to state by finishing among the top four in the shot put, which Hayes won with a winning throw of 41 feet, 6½ inches. Gardner placed fourth (37-1½)...Whitmer’s Kaitlyn Barber cleared 11-6 for the second week in a row in the pole vault, and for the second week in a row it topped the field. “It’s amazing and I can’t even believe it,” Barber said of her regional title.
| 2013-05-31: The News-Herald Blogspot - Mentor in rare air with runs in football, boys hoops, baseball|
Scroll to May 31 blog... Whitmer listed for 2012-2013 year (football/basketball)
| 2013-05-30: Toledo Blade - Whitmer softball team sets home run record|
The Whitmer softball team set a team record by hitting 27 home runs in 27 games for the season. Senior Tori Weidinger and junior Makayla Taylor led the way with five home runs apiece. They were among eight players to hit a home run. Kendra Pratt and Mallory Rao recorded four home runs each, Kylie Kretz and Meghan Franz added three apiece, Olivia Combs two and Jordan Hanf one. The effort ranks fourth all-time in the Ohio.
| 2013-05-30: Toledo Blade - Southview post close to home for Smith|
Bruce Smith, recently retired Whitmer boys basketball coach, lives a mile away from Southview High School. The drive to work will be significantly shorter when he is officially named the Cougars’ coach in the near future...He led Whitmer to the Division I state tournament twice, finishing as a state runner-up in 2012 and as a state semifinalist in 2008. He's retiring as an employee of Washington Local Schools at the end of this school year.
| 2013-05-27: Toledo Blade - Smith set to take Southview post|
Bruce Smith, who retired from his position as boys head basketball coach at Whitmer High School following the 2012-13 season, is set to succeed Marc Jump as Southview's next boys coach...While at Whitmer, Smith guided the Panthers to a Division I state runner-up finish in 2012, and to a trip to the state semifinals in 2008. He is also retiring from his teaching position with Washington Local Schools at the conclusion of this school year.
| 2013-05-27: Toledo Blade - Monroe selects new superintendent|
The Monroe Public Schools board has selected a veteran district administrator to take office as superintendent July 1. Barry Martin was given the nod last week...Before joining the Monroe schools, he spent 11 years as a teacher and three as an assistant principal in the Washington Local Schools in Toledo.
| 2013-05-25: Toledo Blade - Southview, Whitmer boys share title|
District Track Meet: Southview and Whitmer shared the boys title with 107 points...We knew going in to the meet Southview is the team to beat,” Whitmer coach Jeremy Elliott said. “I thought we left a few points on the track, and they surprised us in a few areas, in the throws, and picked up some points.”
| 2013-05-24: WTOL - 11 - Whitmer students, vets place flags on graves|
Students from Whitmer High School took part in a special Memorial Day celebration Friday. Student volunteers placed flags on the gravestones of veterans buried at Toledo Memorial Cemetery on Monroe Street. This is the eighth year they have done this project. Some students say it brings up a lot of emotions.
| 2013-05-23: FocusShow.org - Focus Field set|
Thank you message at end of May 23 blog entry - A big thanks goes out to the students and staff at Whitmer High School for hosting the jury portion of this event. Under the leadership of David Curry and his fellow teachers, the process of dropping off the massive amount of artwork, organizing, judging, and reorganizing was nearly flawless. Also, Whitmer Computer Networking Instructor Adam Pickard is to be personally recognized for the reworking of the FOCUS website into the great site that everyone used this year.
| 2013-05-19: TRACSports.com - Whitmer captures back-to-back TRAC Track and Field Conference Titles|
Whitmer successfully defended its Three Rives Athletic Conference boy track and field title but it took a second-place finish in the 4 x 400 meter relay – the final event of the meet — to secure the win. The Panthers racked up 121 points during league championship meet that was held on May 15 and 17 at Central Catholic High School’s Gallagher Stadium in Toledo, Ohio.
| 2013-05-18: Toledo Blade - Whitmer, Notre Dame defend TRAC crowns in track and field|
t was a little bit closer than the first time around, but the Whitmer boys and Notre Dame girls repeated their respective Three Rivers Athletic Conference track and field championships Friday night at Central Catholic’s Gallagher Stadium. Whitmer held off a charge from Findlay and its senior standout, Tyler Brown. The Panthers outpointed the Trojans 121-109 for the boys team title, securing the crown with a second-place effort in the final event of the night, the 1600 relay
| 2013-05-17: Toledo Blade - Blade Photo Gallery: TRAC track and field championships|
Blade Photo Gallery - TRAC track championship - Whitmer junior Kaitlyn Barber takes first place in the Girls Pole Vault at 10 feet.
| 2013-05-16: Toledo Blade - Sidelines Notebook: Jones retiring; Bringman named NBC Commissioner|
Jones, who has been the commissioner of the NBC for four years, will retire at the end of May. He helped establish the league that is now completing its second full year of competition. The new commissioner will be Dave Bringman, a former basketball official and Suburban Lakes League commissioner....Bringman led the SLL for eight years and has been the basketball assigner for the Three Rivers Athletic Conference for two years. Bringman is the business manager for Washington Local Schools.
| 2013-05-16: Toledo Blade - Claire's Day encourages joy of books|
Several authors and illustrators of children’s books will be in Maumee on Saturday to celebrate the 12th annual Claire’s Day in memory of Claire Lynsey Rubini, who loved reading, story telling, dancing, and craft making....Refreshments provided by culinary arts students at Washington Local Schools will be on sale.
| 2013-05-14: Toledo Blade - Whitmer wins at Southview|
Blade Photo Gallery -- photos from Whitmer-Southview sectional baseball game
| 2013-05-14: Toledo Blade - Student of the Week - Kaitlyn Ewing - Whitmer High School|
Student of the Week - Kaitlyn Ewing will attend the University of Toledo as a history education major and would love to come back and teach at Whitmer because it feels like a family.
| 2013-05-14: Toledo Blade - Early runs propel Hickey, Panthers past Southview 6-1 in sectional final|
Whitmer’s Luke Hickey had plenty going his way during a Division I sectional semifinal on Tuesday evening at Mercy Field. That wasn’t good news for Southview. The senior limited the Cougars to only three hits, leading the Panthers to a 6-1 victory over Southview.
| 2013-05-13: Toledo Museum of Art - Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners 2013|
Alex Joyce from Whitmer placed third in the high school division.
| 2013-05-13: Toledo Blade - BCSN gives annual awards|
Moellenberg was among three honorees that earned “coach of the season” awards. Whitmer football coach Jerry Bell and Rossford softball coach Tom Kralovic also were honored. Coaches are nominated and the overall winner was determined on an online poll.
| 2013-05-13: OwensExpress.com - Local Product, Lindsey, Signs with Indiana Tech University|
Franklin Lindsey became the fifth Express men's basketball player from last year's team to sign with a four-year school by signing with Indiana Tech University today. During his two-year career, Lindsey averaged 6.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. He is a graduate of Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio. As a senior, Lindsey helped the Panthers capture a Toledo City League championship.
| 2013-05-12: WTVG-13 - Whitmer baseball beats Start 1-0|
Highlights of Whitmer-Start baseball game
| 2013-05-11: Toledo Blade - Southview's Johnson, Whitmer boys soar: Amherst Steele wins girls meet at Clay|
Whitmer claimed the boys championship with 105 points by finishing first in four events, including Reid Wolin, Chris Butler, Jake Wyrostek, and Zach Larkin coming together to win the 3200-meter relay with a time of 8:28.50. Wolin also provided the Panthers with an individual victory after crossing the finish line first in the 1600 with a time of 4:37.47, holding off St. Francis de Sales’ Dan Siebenaller (4:39.38). Siebenaller did take the victory in the 3200 (10:04.93) where his teammate Jason White was second (10:04.99). Jeff Harman won the discus with a toss of 150-7, and Tyler Szychowski claimed the win in the pole vault by clearing 13-6 to help Whitmer’s cause.
| 2013-05-10: WNWO-24 - Luke Hickey Signs with Bluffton - Whitmer Athletes Ready to Advance|
Whitmer Signing Day for spring athletes - interview with Luke Hickey who will play baseball at Bluffton University.
| 2013-05-10: Toledo Blade - Blade Photo Gallery: Clay Eagles Invitational track meet|
Blade Photo Gallery - Clay Track Meet - Whitmer High School's Sydney Harris anchors their 4x200 meter relay team to a second place finish.
| 2013-05-07: Point and Shoreland Journal -PPBA Scholarship Foundation honors six local seniors|
See page 1 - The Point Place Business Association Scholarship Committee honored six local high school students at its dinner meeting on April 17 a the Toledo Yacht Club. Scholarships of $1,000 were presented to Ashley Mayes, Maria Redmond, Anthony Strause, Madison Krischak, Kyle Craig, and Erica Smith.
| 2013-05-07: Point and Shoreland Journal - Whitmer student receives honors in Congressional Art Competition|
See page 8 - Congressman Bob Latta recently announced that Dana Richards, a junior from Whitmer High School, was named the winner of Ohio's Fifth District 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
| 2013-05-07 - Toledo Blade - Students pick out summer reads|
Blade Photo Caption: Trinity Weathers, 8, a third grade student at Wernert Elementary, reads a book with Lamis Younes, 17, a Whitmer High student, at the Barnes & Noble on Monroe Street. Students earned a trip to the store Monday, today, and Wednesday through Wernert’s Book Tree Project. Barnes & Noble, Columbia Gas, Brondes Ford, and Graybar Electric are enabling all students to select a summer book with the help of volunteer mentors from Whitmer and the community.
| 2013-05-06: WTVG-13 - Bright Side - Summer Reading Book Selection|
Wernert students picked out books at Barnes and Noble with the help of volunteers and local business support.
| 2013-05-04: WTOL-11 - Washington Local Schools take part in the Infinite Opportunity Olympics|
On Saturday, a big event took place at Whitmer High School as Washington Local Schools showed how much they care for fellow students with special needs. The 2nd annual "Infinite Opportunity Olympics" brought athletes, parents, and special needs kids together. They took part in all different kinds of events, which included track and field events.
| 2013-05-04: Toledo Blade - Race to the Finish -- Brown leads Findlay to Knight Relays Title|
Whitmer track coach Jeremy Elliott would have understood if Nate and Nick Holley decided not to compete at the 15th annual Knight Relays on Friday evening at St. Francis de Sales. The Panthers seniors had attended their mother's funeral only hours earlier in the day. Lori Holley had passed away exactly week earlier. Yet, the Holley brothers were in uniform with the rest of the Panthers track team and helped Whitmer finish third in the team standings at the Knight Relays. "It was something our mom would have wanted us to do," said Nate, who was named the meet's most valuable track performer. "Us being here tonight was a tribute to her."
| 2013-05-04: MSROhio.com - The Holley Brothers from Whitmer|
Last night, while I was watching the Knight Relays at St Francis High School in Toledo, I met a college coach from Kent State. As we chatted, I asked him how long that he had been in Toledo. He answered that he had attended the funeral of the Holley boys' mother that day. He had been talking with the boys' father and both boys were competing in the meet, so I was totally surprised...
| 2013-05-03: wlfi.com - Ryne Smith expected to be named Clinton Prairie head coach|
One of the most prolific and gutsy shooters in the history of Purdue basketball is expected to be named the head basketball coach at Clinton Prairie pending school board approval next Wednesday. Ryne Smith spent the 2012-2013 season as a student assistant coach for the Boilermakers while he finished his degree. Smith, who played for his dad at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, was one of the smartest Boilermaker players during Matt Painter's tenure and served as a graduate assistant last season for Coach Painter and the Boilers.
| 2013-05-03: Toledo Blade - Knight Relays track meet at St. Francis de Sales High School|
Blade Photo Gallery - Knights Relay Track Meet
| 2013-05-03: Toledo Blade - Architect group names design contest winners|
...Winners included Brennan Cox and Ryan Gerber, both of Anthony Wayne High School; Dustin J. Jacobs, Whitmer High School; Blake Griffey, St. Francis de Sales High School; Cody R. Dearing, Sylvania Northview High School, and Austin Jacobs, a junior high student who entered via Start High School.
| 2013-05-02: Toledo Blade - Edwin G. Knepper, 1925-2013: Navy veteran was principal trumpeter|
Edwin G. Knepper, 87, a former principal trumpeter of the Toledo Symphony and an officer in the musicians' union who was a career business educator, died Monday in his home in Walbridge....He taught business courses — office practice, typing, sales — at Whitmer High School and devised bookkeeping systems for the Washington Local Schools.
| 2013-05-02: Findlay Courier - Prep Softball: Whitmer outslugs Findlay|
...The Panthers pounded out 16 hits, including two home runs, and outslugged the Trojans 16-12 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference contest at Diamond Field.
| 2013-05-01: Toledo Blade - Whitmer's Nick Holley, Ottawa Hills' Geiger shine at North-South all-star football game|
Two local players had standout efforts at the the 68th annual OHSFCA North-South Classic all-star games Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. Nick Holley of Whitmer helped the North to a 33-27 victory in the Division I-III game. Holley gained 68 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored a touchdown. The quarterback led Whitmer to the Division I state championship game last fall.
| 2013-05-01: Toledo Blade - Whitmer, St. Francis track relays set for Friday|
Two of the area’s top track meets will be held Friday when the 37th annual Nancy Erme Relays at Whitmer and the 15th annual Knight Relays at St. Francis de Sales take place. “It’s one of the the largest and oldest all-girls meets in all of Ohio,” said Whitmer first-year coach Lucas Hoel, who spent five years as a Panthers assistant. “It should good competition.”
| 2010-10-11: WNWO-24: FNF Week 7: Whitmer at St. Francis|
Whitmer took on St. Francis Friday night at the Glass Bowl where St. Francis won 21-14.