Anthony Wayne Reviews Fall Sports Teams’ Achievements

The seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams both placed first in the Northern Lakes League. Pictured is the eighth-grade team. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHONY WAYNE SCHOOLS

The Anthony Wayne Junior High School sports teams had a very successful fall season.

The seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams both placed first in the Northern Lakes League, as did the seventh-grade football team.

The boys cross country team claimed second place, while the girls team placed third, and the eighth-grade football team took fourth place in the league.

Seventh-Grade Volleyball

The AW girls were 8-0 in the league portion of their schedule as well as 7-0 in non-league matches.

They received the No. 1 seed in the tournament hosted at Anthony Wayne, where they continued their undefeated record, beating Arbor Hills Perrysburg and Timberstone.


On the gridiron, the seventh-graders were undefeated league champions, beating Bowling Green 8-6, Perrysburg 12-8, Napoleon 26-6, McCord 20-14, Springfield 30-0 and Timberstone 28-8.

The eighth-grade football squad was fourth after defeating BG 30-0, Arbor Hills 54-0, Perrysburg 32-8 and Timber-stone 24-16. The Generals lost to Napoleon, Liberty Benton and Springfield.

Cross Country

The boys team placed second while the girls were third. Ben Gasiorski and Joshua Bighouse led the boys with third- and fifth-place finishes in the tournament. 

Ten runners also participated in the state invitational meet and the team finished second in the Van Buren invite.

The boys and girls cross country teams took first-place finishes in the Rossford Junior High Invitational and the Mel Brodt Invite in Bowling Green.


For the high school cross country team, the boys were league and regional champions and qualified for the state tournament as a team.

The girls squad was the Northern Lakes League runner-up as senior Ana Karmol became a four-time state qualifier.


The AW team finished tied for third place in the NLL. With a very young team that included a freshman and a sophomore in the starting rotation, the Generals had five-set victories over Springfield and Northview.


The girls team was the runner-up in the NLL and qualified for district play as a team.

The boys were league champions with an undefeated dual match record. They won sectional and district titles and qualified for state as a team.


The boys were league champions and district runners-up following a 1-0 loss to Findlay.

The girls soccer team also claimed an NLL title and was also a sectional, district and regional champion. The Generals qualified for the State Final Four for the third consecutive year. 

Brynn Gardner was named the NLL Player of the Year and repeated as a first-team all-state selection.


The AW football team won the NLL championship with a final record of 9-3. Joe Caswell was named league Player of the Year and the Generals hosted a home playoff game for the fifth time.

Girls Tennis

Another league champion, the girls team had six of seven players qualify for district play. Lilly Black was the NLL Player of the Year and won league, sectional and district championships. She finished as runner-up in the state tennis tournament.

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