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Peyton Hamrick's Road To State
Special thanks to Nikki Fox for use of this picture(2-28-16) Parkway's Peyton Hamrick (Senior 5'9) will represent the Panthers at Columbus in the OHSAA Wrestling State Finals in Division III. Hamrick placed second on Saturday at the Troy District, losing to O-G's Daniel Beemer 5-1, who also won the Sectionals last week.
Hamrick will be the first ever Panther wrestler to qualify for State, Parkway's program is one of the newest in Ohio. Quite an accomplishment for Hamrick and Parkway. Entering the season Hamrick also owned many of the career records for the Parkway wrestling program, with more to be added at the end of this year's state event.
Hamrick finished 3rd at this year's Sectionals, winning by a major decision over Lane Bennett of Delphos Jefferson (11-3), after having lost in the semifinals to Andrew Nichols of Columbus Grove.
The MAC does not sponsor wrestling, so the State tournament accomplishments is quite an achievement.
Hamrick will wrestle in the opening round at the State Tournament this weekend facing Sophomore Gaige Willis of Pymatuning Valley who is 43-3 on the year and placed third at the Garfield Heights District. Hamrick is 28-2 on the season heading to Columbus.
District III Wrestling Results at Troy
First Place 182 Daniel Beemer (Ottawa-Glandorf) dec. Peyton Hamrick (Parkway) 5-1 Semifinal 182 Peyton Hamrick (Parkway) dec. Andrew Nichols (Columbus Grove) 9-3 Daniel Beemer (Ottawa-Glandorf) dec. Corbin Bunsold (North Union) 6-4 Quarterfinal Austin Delk (Brookville) dec. Hunter Binkley (Del. Jefferson) 6-3 182 Peyton Hamrick (Parkway) dec. Brandon Magee (Covington) 6-4 Andrew Nichols (Columbus Grove) dec. Kolton Dillon (Preble Shawnee) 11-6 Daniel Beemer (Ottawa-Glandorf) tech. fall Wyatt O'neil (Bethel-Tate) tf21-6 Corbin Bunsold (North Union) maj. dec. Jerome Bey (Versailles) md13-2 First Round 182 Brandon Magee (Covington) pin Raymond Hahn (Purcell Marian) 1:08 Peyton Hamrick (Parkway) dec. Josh Pearson (Col. Academy) 8-7 Andrew Nichols (Columbus Grove) pin Frank Poppel (Mount Gilead) 5:58 Kolton Dillon (Preble Shawnee) dec. Wyatt Long (Lehman Cath.) 5-0 Daniel Beemer (Ottawa-Glandorf) pin Austin Weekley (Heath) 1:17 Wyatt O'neil (Bethel-Tate) pin Nathan Bills (Spr. Northwestern) 3:13 Jerome Bey (Versailles) tech. fall Skyler Straszheim (Twin Valley So.) tf18-2 Corbin Bunsold (North Union) pin Lane Bennett (Del. Jefferson) 1:52
2016 OHSAA Division III Wrestling Pairings182 Weight Class:
1. Hudson Jump, Grandview Heights, (9), 38-5 2. Chase Carpenter, Sherwood Fairview, (12), 44-6 3. TCorbin Bunsold, Richwood North Union, (12), 52-1 4. Josh Bialosky, Beachwood, (11), 40-4 5. Peyton Hamrick, Rockford Parkway, (12), 28-2 6. Gaige Willis, Andover Pymatuning Valley, (10), 43-3 (15:III-170-8th) 7. Jeremy Bresciani, Coshocton, (12), 39-10 8. Kian Thompson, Oak Harbor, (11), 42-7 9. Daniel Beemer, Ottawa-Glandorf, (10), 45-2 10. Tristan Anderson, Apple Creek Waynedale, (12), 57-4 (15:III-195-7th, 14:III-195-4th) 11. Carlos Kusic, Bridgeport, (12), 40-8 12. Madison Jaso, Gibsonburg, (11), 34-7 13. Caleb Johnson, Bainbridge Paint Valley, (12), 49-4 (15:III-182-4th) 14. Dylan Rogers, Delta, (10), 32-15 15. Josh Pearson, Gahanna Columbus Academy, (10), 26-5 16. James Handwerk, Rocky River Lutheran West, (11), 45-3 (15:III-170-1st)
2015-16 MAC Girls Basketball All-Conference Teams
Mercer County HS Football Records
Every Mercer County school is listed at least one time in a category. The records do not contain any stats from 2015.
Huston Lights It Up Again With 9 TD Passes
Alex Huston of Glendale became the first player in high school football history to throw for at least 9 touchdown passes in back to back games. Only fourth quarterback to ever throw for 9 TD passes twice in a career. Others are Thomas Thrash of Pulaski Academy, Will Grier of Davidson Day and Tucker Israel of Lake Nona.
First Quarter Summary Glendale - Jeremy Almeida (Jr.) 10-yard pass from Alex Huston (So.) (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Zach Helm (Sr.) 13-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion good) Glendale - Luke Montgomery (Jr.) 2-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Montgomery 6-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion good) Second Quarter Summary Glendale - Helm 35-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Montgomery 50-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion good) Glendale - Huston 10-yard run (2 pt. conversion no good) Third Quarter Summary Glendale - Reuben Lopez (Sr.) 26-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion good) Glendale - Von Oeser (Jr.) 1-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Helm 22-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion good) Fourth Quarter Summary Glendale - Winston Quinn (Fr.) 2-yard pass from Trace Clinkenbeard (Jr.) (2 pt. conversion no good)
# Athlete Name Comp Att Yds C % Avg TD 7 Alex Huston (So) 33 40 472 .825 14.3 9
Kenton Transfer Breaks Missouri Passing Record
"'Walk to the Sideline' Trick Play Works Perfectly."
Sophomore Alex Huston of Glendale (Springfield, Mo.), who transfered from Coach Mike Mauk's former school in Ohio (Kenton), set the Missouri state record for passing yards in a season after throwing for 538 yards in a 60-41 win over Camdenton last week. He has 4,638 yards on the season, passing Eric Czerniewski of Montgomery County (Montgomery City, Mo.), who threw for 4,407 yards in 2005.
Huston also tied the state record for touchdowns in a single game with nine, matching the mark set last year by Glendale quarterback Alex Austin. Luke Montgomery had 10 catches for 236 yards and 4 touchdowns in the win.
Glendale enters the playoffs with a 3-6 record and will play (Oct 23rd) against Springfield Central. Meanwhile his former team in Ohio is suffering through it's first losing season since Mauk left for Missouri.
Kenton Native Transferred to Play QB for Glendale (Missouri) and former Wildcat Coach Mike Mauk
According to a story (August 10th)in the Springfield News Leader Sophomore Alex Huston, who last season as a freshman played in four varsity games at Kenton, has followed former Kenton Coach Mike Mauk to his new school in Missouri, Glendale. In limited action, Huston went 4-of-14 passing for 35 yards and two interceptions. Huston also scored one rushing touchdown at the varsity level.
According to another story (August 25th) in the Springfield News Leader, Ben Mauk, Mike Mauk's son and an assistant coach at Glendale, spends much of his time mentoring the sophomore quarterback. It's paif off, Huston passed for 565 yards and seven touchdowns in his Glendale debut.
In the story Mauk said:
"“The most impressive thing was Alex coming in and you’d think he’d been going to Glendale his whole life,” Mauk said. “Glendale has been a very hospitable place for him as well as us.”
Falcons head coach Mike Mauk, who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in June and is undergoing treatment during the season, according to the article the cancer is treatable and he has no plans to miss games this fall.
Huston's stats for the season:
Glendale is currently 1-3 on the season.
Lebanon (4-0) knocked off the host Glendale (1-3) 39-30.
Athlete Name Comp Att Yds C % Avg TD Alex Huston 29 48 407 .604 14.0 5 First Quarter Summary Glendale - Luke Montgomery (Jr.) 5-yard pass from Alex Huston (So.) (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Montgomery 15-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Third Quarter Summary Glendale - Montgomery 3-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Glendale - Montgomery 45-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good) Fourth Quarter Summary Glendale - Zach Helm (Sr.) 28-yard pass from Huston (2 pt. conversion no good)
Courtesy San Diego State University Athletics
Celina Native Moosbrugger Named SDSU Deputy Director of Athletics
June 18, 2015 - SAN DIEGO - Celina Alum Bob Moosbrugger has been named Deputy Director of Athletics / Chief Operating Officer at San Diego State, as announced Thursday by Director of Athletics Jim Sterk.
Moosbrugger, who has worked in the department for more than 14 years covering two stints, has served as the associate athletic director for development since 2007. In his expanded role, Moosbrugger will now oversee academics, facility development, business, and have expanded involvement with the football and men's basketball programs, all while continuing to manage fundraising.
"I am pleased to announce that Bob will have an expanded role in our department," Sterk said. "Bob has done a terrific job of continuing to increase our fundraising to record levels. His efforts, along with those of his staff, have helped us provide student-athletes with the resources to compete at a national level."
Since returning to San Diego State eight years ago, Moosbrugger has been in charge of the department's record fundraising efforts. He has implemented capital improvement projects, including the construction of the Jeff Jacobs JAM Center (basketball practice facility), Willens Tennis Locker Rooms and the SDSU Softball Stadium clubhouse. He has also raised funds for facility improvements to the Fowler Athletics Center as well as for renovations to the locker rooms for men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball.
In addition, Moosbrugger currently oversees the softball and swimming and diving programs.
"I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve as Deputy Director of Athletics and continue building San Diego State as a national program, said Moosbrugger. "This promotion is thanks to the support of my family, our donors, the student-athletes, staff, coaches and University administration who share the same vision for Aztec Athletics. I am passionate about San Diego State and excited to continue the incredible success of the past five years under Jim Sterk's leadership."
Moosbrugger began his career at Ball State in Muncie, Ind., from 1994 to 1996, as a graduate assistant for the ticket office and marketing department. He then took an assistant ticket manager position at Fresno State from June 1996 to January 1999. Moosbrugger was promoted to athletics ticket manager in 1999 where he remained until March 2000. His responsibilities included the direction of all ticket sales operations for more than 100 athletic and special events planned annually for the Bulldogs.
Moosbrugger came to San Diego State in March 2000 to work as the assistant director for the Aztec Athletic Foundation. He was involved in all operations of the development office.
From February 2006 until September 2007, Moosbrugger served as director of business development at the San Diego International Sports Council. In his position, he helped bring numerous high-profile events to the city.
Moosbrugger is a 1994 graduate of Bowling Green with a degree in sports management. He earned two letters in baseball for the Falcons, winning the 1991 Don Woods Award as the team's freshman of the year. He and his wife, Esther, have two sons, Andrew and Vincent, and reside in San Diego.
Moosbrugger replaces John David Wicker, who accepted the senior associate athletic director position at Georgia Tech.
"The success the San Diego State athletics department has enjoyed is due to great student-athletes, tremendous coaches and hard-working professionals like John David," Sterk said. "I am grateful for his tireless efforts the past four years and wish him, his wife Rachel and their daughter nothing but the best."
Interview with Bob Moosbrugger last year
Four Named To Celina Hall of Fame
Jack Clouse, Jerry Harris and Ryan Beckstedt (not pictured Tim Homan)
1-18-14 - Four new members were added to the Celina Bulldog Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Celina on Saturday night.
Named to the HOF were Football Coach Jerry Harris and Girls Basketball Coach Jack Clouse. Two former great basketball players were also added in Ryan Beckstedt and Tim Homan (not in attendance due to a family emergency).
Photos courtesy of Kendra Stetler
Stateline Sports Network WEBIO
Classic Sports Audio1987 Ohio HS Volleyball State Championship Semi-Final Game - St. Henry vs. Newark Catholic. WCSM's Dave Schmidt and Celina High VB Coach on the call of the game. This was the first ever radio broadcast of a state volleyball game.
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.