Panther Volleyball Takes One on Chin

Panther Volleyball drops tough loss at Waite, 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 22-25).  The team played hard in the massive field house of Waite Indians, but they could not string together enough consistent plays to get the victory.

The gym is a tough arena compared to the cozy Panther Pit.  The loss moves the record to 8 wins and 6 losses on the season.  The Panthers seek a good week of practice and correcting errors to return to improving the record.

Macy Ladd tied the single-game kill record with 21 kills.  Elora Hubner reached a personal season high of 14 assists.  The Panthers enter the OHSAA volleyball tournament–their draw is Sunday.

Panther Volleyball Takes Care of Business

“Taking Care of Business” was this afternoon’s theme at the last home game of the season for Panther Volleyball.  The student cheering section dressed for the occasion as Macy Ladd and Lilian Frederick, high school seniors, were recognized for their excellent sportsmanship.







Panthers roll in 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-14) over NW Ohio Classics Academy.  Seniors Macy Ladd and Lilian Frederick have had outstanding seasons.  Macy and Lilian peaked at the right time and have been tremendous together this season.  Macy is a great all-around player who gets a lot of digs to target; LIlian has been finishing the plays with power.

Coach Schuffenecker is proud of the two girls.  He says, “You always hope your seniors maximize their potential their senior season and these two girls play above my expectations.  They have been extraordinary this season.”

Lilian finished the game with 14 kills and 8 aces while Macy had 9 aces and two kills.  She had a storybook finish to her last game at the Jim Poulos recreation center.  Up 24-14, Macy came up to the line and fired an ace to win the match.

It was an emotional moment in the gym.  The girls celebrated the win and it moves the record to 8 wins and 5 losses on the year.

The Panthers are happy with the win, but tomorrow morning they need to refocus for a tough road game at Waite.  Just two weeks ago the Panthers lost a tough four-set match.   The game can be viewed on the school YouTube page at 6 pm.

Coach Shuffenecker expresses sincere congratulations to the team and thanks everyone who cheered to get our growl on!


Panther Volleyball Gets Workout vs. Waite

Students as “embarrassing community.”

Panther Volleyball set the crowd on fire Monday afternoon as the visiting Indians deliver strong competition.

Coach Schuffenecker’s guidance and encouragement keeps Panthers going right to the last seconds of game four, but the Panthers fall short in their comeback effort against Waite.

Put-in-Bay’s slow start proved costly:  the  team lost in four games (15-25, 25-14, 23-25, 27-29).

After a rocky ride to the island on a windy fall day, the Indians started off hot with an 8-0 lead.  Coach Schuffenecker knew his team could play better than the first game. They settled in and won the second game.  After the second game, both teams locked-in very entertaining volleyball.

The final two games were back and forth with neither team able to pull away.  At the end of the of games three and four Waite found a way to make a few more plays.

The effort was there for the Panthers.   Senior Lilian Frederick topped her kill mark from last Thursday and reset the school record with 21 kills. Macy Ladd also set a school record with 22 digs.

The Panthers look to rebound with their home final versus NOCA.

Get your growl on and cheer the Panthers!






Panther Volleyball Improve Record to 7-4

Put-in-Bay School Volleyball gets revenge against the visiting lions of Bowling Green Christian. The Panthers were hungry to avenge their opening season loss and did so in 4 games today (25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 25-6).

The vibe in the gym was electric with very competitive volleyball play. In the first set, Coach Schuffenecker called a timeout–down 12-14.  He challenged his team to settle in and that’s just what they did.   The Panthers went on a 13-3 run to finish the game.

Service errors added up forcing the Panthers to lose the second game. Lyla Steidl provided a spark from the service line in game three and helped get Panthers the lead. Lyla lead the team with 4 aces.

Senior Lilian Frederick had a career night with 19 kills. Coach Schuffenecker thinks it’s possibly school record. Ava Heineman had a season high 19 assists.

Coach Schuffenecker said of his team, “We needed to make adjustments due to a player limited with injury.  The girls adjusted on the fly and showed great poise to get the win.”

The Lions suffered a key injury at the end of the third game. The Panthers ran away with the fourth set. The win improves the Panther record to 7 wins and 4 losses. The Panthers have a big home game on Monday, 26 September 2022, vs. Waite. They look to continue their string of successes and finish the season strong!

Get Your Growl On!