Put-in-Bay School Basketball Initiates New Season

Put in Bay School Basketball

Photo by Shuffenecker

Friday morning at 6am the Put-in-Bay Panthers started the 2019-20 basketball campaign.

Put in Bay School Basketball

Photo by Shuffenecker

The panthers start the season off every year with Morning Madness–a tradition initiated almost 30 years ago.  The Panthers are excited to start the year and work hard to get ready for the basketball season. The girls look for continued success coming off an undefeated season, and the boys look to bounce back after an injury-riddled season.

The Panthers’ main goal this year is to win the Great Lakes Island Tournament held on Mackinac Island.  The tournament takes place in December; more details to come.  Go Panthers–Get Your Grrrowl On!

Put-in-Bay School Engages in Active Autumn

Put in BayPut-in-Bay School News – November, 2019, by Steve Poe, Superintendent

Once again this year our school will utilize “School Messenger” to inform parents of important announcements, such as school closings or delays.  We will now make this available to everyone in our community.  If you would like to be notified by text or voice message of school closings or delays, announcements of events, etc., please contact the school at 419-285-3614 to sign up.

Put in Bay School AthleticsThe 2019 Panther Volleyball team experienced a very successful season.  The girl’s final record was nine wins and five losses.  This tied a school record for wins in a season.  Setting individual season records were Elena Schroeder with 101 kills and Nora Ladd with 86 aces.  The team will miss the skill of senior Hannah Lentz next season.  Coach Schuffenecker said of the team, “the girls maxed out their potential for this season.  Through hard work, this team achieved success.”

Cross Country has wrapped up for the 2019-2020 season. This year, we had a small but dedicated group of middle school runners who ran hard. Each teammate showed up every day, supported one another, did what was asked of them, and each runner improved throughout the season. We appreciate the community support during the season and during the “home” Miller 5k race; it always helps the runners do better. We are looking forward to another great season next year. Go Panthers CC!

Put in Bay BasketballNow that November is upon us, basketball season is here!  Coach Craig Schuffenecker will coach both the junior high and high school teams and Ms. Riley Conway will be our cheerleading advisor.  We have enough players to field both a boys and girls high school team, while the junior high will remain co-ed.  Come support the teams every Saturday morning this winter or listen to the games on WPIB Radio.  The Panthers travel to Mackinac Island to play in the Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament on December 6 and 7.  Our girls are the defending champions of the tournament.  Good luck this year, Panthers!

Gustav Heineman Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner

On Friday, November 8 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, the Annual Harvest Dinner will take place at Tipper’s Lounge.  We encourage everyone to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with us and support the Gustav Heineman Scholarship.  Dinner prices are the following:  Adults, $10; Senior Citizens, $8; Children 12 and under, $6.  A special thanks in advance to Woody Widmar for all his time and effort in making dinner for us, and to the Niese family for allowing us to use their restaurant.

On Monday, November 11 at 11:15am, Put-in-Bay students will honor our veterans.  A student-led program will take place in the school’s gymnasium.  All veterans are encouraged to attend, along with the public.  Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country.

Parent / Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 – 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.  Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.


Put-in-Bay School Regatta Confronts High Winds

Put in Bay Sail RacesBrave high school sailors launch their vessels from Put-in-Bay Yacht Club and immediately feel the surging power of Put in Bay Sail Racestwenty-knot wind gusts out of the South-Southwest.  The air temperature hovers around 51°F as the 420’s gather at the start line for the first windward leg–heading toward Miller Marina from the harbor channel entrance.

Immediately, balance control becomes complex and boats capsize.  Coach boats speed over to assess safety concerns, but Put in Bay Sail Racesthe sailors prove resilient and right their crafts.  Competition is fierce and skills prove their integral part of success.  A few fall victim to the dreaded DNF and a winner is announced.  Soon, another group of sailors set their sights on the prize and give it their all.  Such is an exhilarating Saturday at the races!

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Put-in-Bay School Hosts First High School Regatta

Put in Bay Sailing Team

Put-in-Bay High School sailors at practice  /  Photo by CC Wisniewski

Put-in-Bay School Sailing Team coach CC Wisniewski announces eight schools will compete in the first home sail regatta on Sunday, 13 October 2019.

Put in Bay PanthersTeams from Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo will start racing at 10am on a course in front of Perry’s Monument.  Team members represent grades 7-12.  Put-in-Bay School provides the sailboats, and teams rotate through on-the-water competition.

Panther Volleyball Ends Season 9-5

Put in Bay SchoolPut in Bay VolleyballPut in Bay VolleyballPut-in-Bay Panthers suffered a tough four-set loss last night at Clyde. The scores were: 25-17, 20-25, 17-25, 13-25.  The ladies started strong, but they faded as the Fliers made corrections after the first game.

The loss does not diminish the Put in Bay Volleyballsuccessful season nine wins and five losses. This tied a program record for number of wins. Individual season records also highlight the team’s effort.  Elena Schroeder set a school record for kills in a season at 101.  Nora Ladd’s 86 aces this season changed the record books.

Coach Schuffenecker said, “This team played its best volleyball at the end of the season and that describes a great team. They worked hard to improve during every practice, and the results showed on the court. It was a pleasure to coach this team!”

The Put-in-Bay School Volleyball Team and community have much about which to be proud!

Put-in-Bay Panthers Defeat Waite Indians!

Put in Bay SchoolPut-in-Bay School volleyball team rally on Senior Day and defeat Waite Indians in four sets:  Put in Bay School Athletics25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-3.

The Panthers celebrated Hannah’s fourth year of playing.  Hannah is this year’s team captain and four-year-letter winner.  Great contributions came from the junior class players, too!  Nora Ladd paced the team with ten aces, as the players fought a hot and humid gym due to unseasonal weather and the back and forth between a varsity opponent.  The last point was made with a block and attack by Lucy Schneider!

Panther Volleyball ties the 2010 season record of nine team wins.  The girls look to best that record with a tenth win against the Clyde Fliers during their last, on-the-road game.  Go Panthers!  Get your Grrrowl on!