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Keith Wakefield Hired as Head Football Coach

Perry Local Schools would like to announce the hiring of Keith Wakefield as their next head football coach. Coach Wakefield is not new to Perry as he led the school to 11 Federal League Championships and 4 playoff appearances here. This includes a Final Four appearance in 2000.

“He is the right coach for our program at this point in time, in order to bring Perry’s program back to one of consistent competitiveness with other Federal League programs” said Perry Superintendent Dr. John Richard.

“As we reviewed the criteria for our next head coach, it led us directly to Keith Wakefield,” said athletic director Todd Sutton. “We are thrilled that he is the right fit, and is available and excited to be back at Perry!”

His career highlights include:

• 21 Years head coaching at Perry
• 11 Federal League Championships
• 6 years as Assistant Coach at Mount Union

There will be a meeting in the Perry High School Cafeteria Wednesday December 12th at 7:00pm for all football parents.

December 10th Weekly Athletic Report

Varsity Athletic Results

  • Boys Basketball – Ursuline W 68-44, McKinley W 54-46, Overall Record 3-0, League Record 1-0
  • Girls Basketball – McKinley L 45-65, Boardman L 44-47 OT, Overall Record 3-2, League Record 0-2
  • Boys Bowling – Boardman L 2708-2886, McKinley L 2736-2839, Overall Record 2-2, League Record 2-2
  • Girls Bowling – Boardman W 2312-2210, McKinley W 2371-1986, Overall Record 4-0, League Record 4-0
  • Boys Swimming – 8th Place at NEAC Relay Meet – Divers took 4th, Overall Record 0-1, League Record 0-1
  • Girls Swimming – 5th Place at NEAC Relay Meet – Divers took 1st and set a new Meet Record, Overall Record 0-1, League Record 0-1
  • Wrestling – 6th out of 60 Teams at Walsh Jesuit Ironman Invitational, Overall Record 0-0, League Record 0-0

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December 3rd Weekly Athletic Report

Varsity Athletic Results

  • Boys Basketball – Lutheran West W 84-50, Overall Record 1-0, League Record 0-0
  • Girls Basketball – Garfield Heights W 64-33, Cleveland East Tech W 71-35, Overall Record 3-0, League Record 0-0
  • Boys Bowling – Lake W 2977-2908, Jackson W 2805-2517, Kickoff Tournament – 8th Place, Overall Record 2-0, League Record 2-0
  • Girls Bowling – Lake W 2420-2385, Jackson W 2564-2354, Kickoff Tournament – 23rd Place, Overall Record 2-0, League Record 2-0
  • Boys Swimming – McKinley Relays – 8th Place, Jackson L 52-132, Overall Record 0-1, League Record 0-1
  • Girls Swimming – McKinley Relays – 5th Place, Jackson L 63-120, Overall Record 0-1, League Record 0-1
  • Wrestling – Varsity Gold Team took 3rd place at Hawken Invitational, Overall Record 0-0, League Record 0-0

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PHS Athletic Hall of Fame Names Class of 2013

At a recent meeting of the Perry High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Committee, votes were cast to choose the Class Of 2013. We are proud to announce the following former Panther athletes that will now be enshrined into the hall. They are:
Leslie Roland – Tennis — Class of  1990
Don Dobina – Football – Class of 1971
Jason Wise – Wrestling – Class of 1993
Pat Murray – Contributor – Class of 1965
Brian Malinowski – Basketball – Class of 1992
Bob Kilpatrick – Coach – Class of 1969
Michelle Riegler – Cross Country / Track – Class of 1992
Pioneer Award:  Ron Kaylor – Class of 1961
The class of 2013 will be introduced to the public on Friday, January 18th, during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game vs. Jackson.  The Inductees Banquet will be held the following night on Saturday, January 19th at the Executive Events Center.

For ticket information to the Inductees Banquet please either contact James Ziegler at James.Ziegler@perrylocal.org or fill out this form and send in.


Mandatory Parent Meeting Thursday November 8th – 7:00pm

There will be a Mandatory OHSAA Parent Meeting for all winter sports next Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the Theater. It will be a one hour meeting. If athletes have practice at the time of the meeting they are excused from attending. However they will need their parents to be in attendance.

October 22nd Weekly Athletic Report

Varsity Athletic Results

  • Boys Cross Country – 11th out of 19 teams at District Championship, Overall Record 60-57, League Record 1-5
  • Girls Cross Country – 7th out of 17 teams at District Championship, Overall Record 62-32, League Record 2-4
  • Football – Jackson L 3-6, Overall Record 4-5, League Record 2-3
  • Boys Soccer – Austintown Fitch L 0-5 in tournament, Overall Record 9-8
  • Girls Soccer –  Massillon W 6-0, UJackson L 0-9 in TournamentOverall Record 6-11-1, League Record 2-4
  • Volleyball – Green W 3-0, Hoover L 1-3 in Sectional Final, Overall Record 12-11, League Record 4-8