A.W. Sports

AW Superintendent Completes Berlin Marathon

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — As superintendent of Anthony Wayne Local Schools, Dr. Jim Fritz regularly encourages students and staff to set goals and pursue them. As an an avid runner, Fritz decided last year to set a goal of completing the six major marathons in the world. “It’s about putting …

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First AW Football Team United Three Communities

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Lee Thomas was a 5-foot 8-inch, 135-pound junior from Whitehouse when he took the field as a linebacker on the first Anthony Wayne football team in September 1950. “There were 30 of us. We had no Anthony Wayne name. No General. No blue and white,” said …

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Victory Day Widens The Circle Of AW Football Community

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Zach Baden clutched the football as the announcement came over the Schaller Stadium loudspeakers. “Subbing at running back is No. 66, Zach Baden. Hand off to Zach. Zach takes the ball to the right. He’s at the 5. Touchdown!” As the cheerleaders in the Anthony Wayne …

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Waterville Teen Irem Aksoy Nabs First Place In Vault

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Irem Aksoy brought home a first-place win in the vault during the YMCA National Championships last month. The Waterville teen, a member of the Greater Toledo Gymcats, was one of 1,700 gymnasts from across the United States to converge on Cincinnati for the annual competition. “Winning …

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McVickers’ Trip Honors Longtime Baseball Fan

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Mitch McVicker was a pitcher and third baseman for the Anthony Wayne Generals when his No. 1 fan – grandfather Jim McVicker – passed away in 2002. Yet his grandfather’s spirit has been very much alive this baseball season, as the 2004 Anthony Wayne graduate teamed …

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