On Sunday, September 22, the TLC groups all around different kinds of areas gathered together to march at the Indians game. It was a great experience for the TLC class, but also was a great experience for all the children that attended the game. It was really interesting how mass was also hosted at the game. Many families from our school came with their children and had a blast. It was nice to see all the little kids have such a big smile on their faces because they were getting the opportunity to walk on the field. Overall everyone seemed to have a good time, and as a TLC class, it was really nice to be recognized and well-known out there.
Our St. Paul Golf team were in a golf outing over the weekend at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk, Ohio. They were honored by the presents of Jim Denos who is a long time golfer at Eagle Creek. Our team overall did very well with Steven J. Farmer shooting a 77 and getting all Tournament Team which is placing within the top 10,he placed second by 1 stroke. Thomas Ruffing was our next best golfer of the day with a 88. Chandler Fondriest also hit the ball very well with a 91. Not far behind was Matt Ware with a 94. Nate Pylant was our highest score of the day with a 102.
Mr. Mike Wasiniak, our high school biology, marine biology, and anatomy and physiology teacher was ordained a deacon of the Toledo Diocese this past weekend. He participated in the deaconate ordination reception of holy orders and pledged obedience to Bishop Blair. Deacon Wasiniak will be assisting Father Bill Pifher at St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph parishes. Deacon Wasiniak was one of the seventeen men ordained in the Toledo Diocese. As a deacon his responsibilities consist of marrying, burying, and baptizing. His first scheduled baptism will be in October of his youngest granddaughter, Lily Grace. He will give homilies at mass, read the Gospel, and assist the priest on the altar. “Deacon Waz,” as his students call him, is looking forward to this new chapter of his life.
Everyone was ready for this much anticipated game with the Flyers taking on the Huron Tigers at Kalahari Field, but the game did not go as the Flyers would have liked. The final score was 48-21 as the Tigers took advantage of Flyer turnovers to take an early lead that the Flyers were not able to overcome. The Flyers, however, did a great job on Tiger standout and Division 1 football recruit Cody Thompson, holding him to about 25 yards rushing. Therefore, the other players on the Tiger roster had to step up, and they surely did. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead on the first play from scrimmage, as Spencer Maddox sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown. On the Flyers second series, they tied the game at 7-7. It was downhill for St. Paul from there. The game was 28-7 at halftime and the Flyers just could not overcome that deficit. Coach John Livengood was not happy with the final score, although he thought his kids played very hard.
Have you been experiencing that awful sore throat, runny nose, and severe aches and pains? It is about the time of year again, cold and flu season! You may be wondering how you can prevent the dreaded epidemic, and the solution is simple.
One solution that we all get tired of hearing, but is definitely affective is handwashing. You should wash your hands before, during, and after the handling of food, using the bathroom, when someone in your home is sick, and when in doubt, you should probably wash your hands.
Another prevention tip that coincides with handwashing is keeping your distance. Keeping your distance from students, family members, and friends that seem to be affected by the illness, is a helpful way to stay clear of the dreaded cold/flu. If for some reason contact is made, washing hands is always a good idea.
With students being in sports, it is also a good idea to stay clear of sharing food, drinks, and utensils. This seems to be a fast acting way to spread such illnesses. Also, with kids being in sports, it is a good idea to allow yourself plenty of rest.
Ways to prevent others from getting sick is staying home when you are sick. It may difficult, and missing school, a practice, or a game can be stressful, but it is the best way to prevent the spreading of the cold/flu. It may seem like a hassle, but using wipes and tissues is a good idea for those runny noses and germy hands. Live a healthy lifestyle, and seek medical attention to receive antiviral medications.
Info adapted from http://drliesa.com/fighting-the-flu-naturally-part-1/
The St. Paul Flyers defeated the Tiffin Calvert Senecas in an extremely close game. The Flyers won 21-14 in overtime. There was no score at the end of the first half. I got an interception and returned it thirty yards to Tiffin’s fifteen yard line to start off the second half. This lead to Jesse Gross scoring the first touchdown of the game. Wes Fritz also had a long touchdown catch from Scottie Slauterbeck. We dropped several interceptions on defense which lead to them scoring to take the game into overtime. We scored in overtime but Calvert did not. If they would have scored a touchdown, we would have went into double overtime. After the game, Coach Livengood told us that he could not be more proud of us. He also said he has never seen a team play so hard.
On Friday September 6th, 2013 the volleyball team shut down the Monroeville eagles in three. Most people know the eagles as our big rivals, so to win in three was a big deal for the girls. As many of the girls said going into the game, they were going to play their heart out not only for themselves, but for their assistant coach who is battling breast cancer. The girls succeeded, the first game was cut a little close, but that just made the win more intense. There were many outstanding players, but they all worked together to bring a win to the table. The gym was loud and the fans were crazy, but the support from everyone always seems to help. They improved throughout the night and ended it with the first game 25-23, second game 25-17, and the third game 25-18. We are proud of the girls and can not wait to see them compete again.
On Wednesday, the senior class was able to attend a college kickoff meeting in the gathering space. Mrs. Smith arranged for representatives from six different colleges to be there and sit on a panel for questioning. There were representatives from Ashland University, The University of Toledo, Heidelberg University, Cleveland State University, The University of Akron, and BGSU Firelands. Mrs. Smith made every senior a college folder with many different, useful resources in them.
For the first twenty minutes of the meeting Mrs. Smith informed the seniors of all the information she provided in the folders. The next part of the meeting consisted of the college representative panel answering the senior parent’s questions. There were questions varying from financial aid, ACT scores, tutoring, cost, and majors. All the panel members had a variety of useful information and answers for all the parents and the students themselves. After the panel questions, each representative had a table set up with information for each of their colleges. The students and parents were able to talk with each representative and get college visit dates and tuition prices for each college they were interested in.
Overall, many of the seniors and parents received useful information from the meeting. It was a success.
St. Paul sports are insane. The football team is predicted by Fandy to win it all and when I mean it all I mean STATE. Football has a pretty tough schedule this year which includes Tiffin Calvert, Huron, Western Reserve and their biggest rival and most trash talk week is the last regular season game every year and that is Monroeville Eagles. This year's volleyball team is also supposed to be one of the best in their division. Their games will be just as tough as the football teams with games against Monroeville and Findlay and the Convoy Crestview Tournament. But you can't forget about our cross country and golf teams who also are competitive. Our golf team will be competing as one of the best teams in Division 4 and our cross country team will be running their butts off all over, from the John Speer Invite to the most rugged track around in Plymouth.
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