Northmor District Superintendent, Chad Redmond announced the accomplishments of Northmor athletes with pride at the March Board meeting last Tuesday. He called this winter “the most exciting sports season he could remember.”
Redmond gave a few notes on the 2017 girls bowling team. Girls took second place in the MOAC Blue Division and 8th place in the MOAC Tournament. They captured third place in the Central District Sectionals and third place and state qualifier in Central District Tournament. In State OHSAA championships they placed eighth and Alexis Yarnell had All Ohio Honorable Mention.
The girls’ team missed going to state championships in 2016 by just 9 pins. Redmond said this year they made sure they qualified with a “no doubt” qualifying 174 pins. He added that six of the girls have rolled games of 200 or better during match play throughout their careers.
Senior Caitlin Adkins had the high game of 236 with an average of 169. She is All MOAC First Team 2016 and 2017. Her pin average went up 58 points from grades 9-12. Senior Shelbey Lilly’s high game was 207 with an average of 161. Her average went up 48 pins from grade 9-12.
Juniors on the team are Chloe Meier, Sara Drumm, Alexis Yarnell and Samantha Grogg. Girls Bowling Coach is Russ Montgomery.
Northmor wrestlers continue their domination in the MOAC with Coach Scott Carr who is his 9th year as Wrestling Team Coach. State Qualifiers were: Jakob Neer, Aaron Kitts, Conan Becker, Conor Becker, Matthew Ross, Mason Burger and Nathan Price. Gavin Ramos was District Placer for the Knights.
Team accomplishments noted by Carr include: Regional Runner up, Sally George Champs, MOAC Champs, Sectional and District Champs. This is the first year that the Northmor District has sent a record seven qualifiers to the State Championship.
2017 is the fifth time in a row Northmor has held the MOAC Blue Division title and the seventh time in eight years. This is the 14th District Championship for the Golden Knights. Seniors recognized were: Jake Neer who placed third at district and 125 wins, Matthew Ross who was District Runner Up with 1-2 at State, 23 pins and 92 wins, Mason Burger was third at District with 19 pins and Nathan Price was second in district with 23 pins and 72 wins.
In other Northmor district board business School Counselor, Nicole Miller reported on her first year as school counselor. She said 60 percent of her work is dealing with social and emotional issues such as family concerns, bullying, parental abuse, and managing conflict. She has had 322 – 400 visits from students this year so far. Next year one of Miller’s goals is to work on knowing various learning styles.
Supt. Redmond noted that there will be a new guidance counselor for K-6 Elementary School next year. Redmond recommended Sarah Creswell on a three year contract for the position. It was approved by the board with other employment recommendations of Redmond.
The board also heard a presentation of Mike Nutter of Vinson Consulting firm on the value of working with his business to improve the organizational efficiency of the district. The goal would be to make sure the district is getting the correct amount of money from various sources to meet the district’s needs. The board will consider Nutter’s proposal and estimate of cost.
The next scheduled meeting of the Northmor Board will be April 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.
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