Put-in-Bay School Lady Panthers 9-0

Put-in-Bay School Panthers put another tally in the girls’ win column on Saturday with a 14-41 basketball victory over the Lady Hawks of Marion, Ohio.  Put in Bay BasketballThe Lady Panthers are now 9-0 for the season!

Put in Bay BasketballThe boys did not fare so well–losing 60-13.  The junior high game was most competitive, with a final score giving the victory to the Hawks, 40-35.  A good crowd was on hand to witness the lopsided games.

Put-in-Bay School Cheerleaders rallied the sports fans all along the way.  Patrick Myers, of WPIB.com Radio, conducted a live broadcast via the Internet.  Kudos to all the participants for good sportsmanship!

Put in Bay Cheerleaders


Additional photos from today’s games, including the early competition between members of the Put-in-Bay All-Stars, are available at Panther Basketball Photos.

Panther Basketball a Saturday Highlight

Put in Bay BasketballPut-in-Bay Basketball continued the 2018-19 season on Saturday with the first set of home games at the Jim Poulos Recreation Center.  The early game featured the Put-in-Bay School All-Stars competing in a friendly round versus the Ottawa Hills Green Bears fifth-graders.  The Panther Boys took on the Green Bears ninth graders with the unfortunate result being a 40-19 loss. Put in Bay BasketballPut in Bay Basketball








Put in Bay BasketballThe Panther Girls, fresh off a first place finish at the Great Lakes Island Schools Competition on Beaver Island, boosted their record to 6-0 with a nail-biter game against the Temple Christian girls.  Scoring went down to the wire, with incredible shooting by both teams.  Put in Bay BasketballPut in Bay BasketballThe final score was 51-55.  Put-in-Bay School Cheerleaders and Lil-Dancers did a superb job of energizing the full-house audience. WPIB Radio WPIB radio broadcaster Patrick Meyers called the game with attention-getting enthusiasm!

Away games for the coming week, but the Panthers return to the home floor on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

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Put-in-Bay Basketball Earns First and Second Place at Great Lakes Tournament

Put in Bay wins Great Lakes Islands Tournament

Coach Shuffenecker and his first place team “Claim the Lakes!”

Put-in-Bay School’s Lady Panthers basketball earned first place with a 3-0 record at the Great Lakes Islands School Tournament held on Beaver Island this weekend.  The boy’s team came in second place with a 2-1 record, just behind the winning Beaver Island boys.  High school basketball teams from Beaver Island, Put-in-Bay, Mackinac Island, and Washington Island, Wisconsin, participated.

Great Lakes Islands School Basketball Tournament

Referees, coaches, and team members from the four high schools competing at Beaver Island.

Reporting and photos courtesy of Heidi Ladd

Put-in-Bay Panthers Compete in Great Lakes Islands Tournament

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Lauren Peter on the move to score!

Put-in-Bay opens its basketball season this weekend at the “Great Lakes Island Schools Tournament” on Beaver Island, Michigan.  This is the first time for this event, bringing together high school basketball teams from Beaver Island, Put-in-Bay, Mackinac Island, and Washington Island, Wisconsin.   Both girls and boys teams will play a round-robin tournament format starting Friday afternoon, ending Saturday evening.

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Jack Booker leaps to score!

This is not the first time Put-in-Bay has competed against other island schools.  Put-in-Bay defeated Beaver Island in 2013 in their only other contest against each other, and the Panthers have had a regular series going with Mackinac Island since 2008.  This will be the first time Put-in-Bay plays Washington Island, Wisconsin.

Beaver Island

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Coach Craig Schuffenecker enters his eleventh season as the coach of Put-in-Bay School Basketball.  His Panthers finished last season with a 7 – 6 record for the boys varsity and 4 – 1 record with the girls squad.  Senior Jack Booker returns to lead the boys with a 13.3 points-per-game average; senior Lauren Peter averaged 14.5 per game to lead the Lady Panthers.

“Our kids are looking forward to making the trip north.  Their goal and motto for the weekend is, ‘Claim the Lakes!’”  said Coach Schuffenecker.  WPIB Radio will broadcast live audio/video, featuring local broadcaster Patrick Myers–“Voice of Put-in-Bay!”

Miller Boat Line Sponsors Triathlon, 5k and Family Races

5k at Put in BayThe 6th Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon, 5k and Family Races will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). Perry’s Victory Triathlon is a great opportunity to challenge yourself before the end of the summer season and enjoy a day on beautiful South Bass Island. The route has been designed to take you on a scenic tour of historic Put-in-Bay with the hub of the race being held on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This is a great event for first time du/triathletes, as well as seasoned veterans. This years events will offer a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, 5k Run/Walk, Kids FUN Run, and new this year a Sprint Aquabike and a Sprint Aquathon! The Triathlon even offers the option for two or three member relay teams. This event is organized by an All Sports Timing & Race Management Certified USA Triathlon Race Director. The races will begin at 9:05 am with the Kids FUN Run, followed by the start of the Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Aquathon at 9:15 am, and the 5k at 10:00 am. For more information and questions, email: info “at” allsportfun.com.

Sports Events Timing

Perry’s Victory 10k
10k: Run/Walk 10 Kilometers (6.2 miles)

Perry’s Victory 5k
5k: Run/Walk 5 Kilometers (3.1 miles)

Perry’s Victory Kids & Family FUN Run
Kids & Family FUN Run: Run 0.25 Kilometers (0.16 miles) (Route is on a closed road and in the grass)