Category: Athletics

Dave Riggs to be Named Head Wrestling Coach

Perry Superintendent Dr. John Richard will be recommending Dave Riggs as Perry High School’s new Head Wrestling Coach at the May 25th Board of Education Meeting. Dave has been with the school district as a teacher and coach for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona. His hiring follows the recent resignation of Brent McBurney as the head coach. (more…)

Head Girls' Basketball Coach Announced

On April 27th, at the next regularly scheduled meeting, Perry Local Schools Superintendent Dr. John Richard will recommend that the Board of Education approve a contract for Abbey Moore Allerding as the Head Girls’ Basketball coach, as well as teaching Language Arts for the school district. (more…)

Perry Wrestling District Tournament Results

Advancing to State Tournament this weekend at Ohio State:
Mitch Newhouse – District Champ
Shane Foster – District Champ
Zack Dailey – District Champ
Nick Hannon – District Champ
Anthony Wise – District Champ
Jo Tayse – District Champ
Tanner Lemon – 3rd Place
Brandon Clemons – 3rd Place
Mike Petrine – 4th Place

Gymnastics Team Championship Results

Last night the Championship Gymnastics Meet ended with Perry achieving total gymnastic domination over Massillon, McKinley, Timken and Sandy Valley. Reann Lung placed 4th on beam. Julie Emmert placed 4th on floor and 12th on bars. Tori Callahan placed 13th on vault and 7th on beam. Cortnee Beaver placed 11th on vault and 8th on bars. Emily Kile placed 1st on beam, 5th on bars, 3rd on vault, 1st on floor and 2nd in the all-around. Tara Dedmon placed 1st on vault, 3rd on bars, 3rd on beam, 3rd on floor and 3rd in the all-around. Natalie Kile placed 1st on bars, 2nd on vault, 2nd on beam, 4th on floor and won 1st in the all-around. A special shout out to Shannon Langanke as last night was her final meet of her high school career.

State Swimming and Diving Championship

The following athletes qualified for the State Swimming and Diving Championships being held at Branin Natatorium this Friday and Saturday: Seth Brandenburg & Joe Cooper in the Diving; LePear Smith in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke and Kyle Riordan in the 200 and 500 Freestyles.  LePear broke his own record in the breaststroke that he set last week at Sectionals with a time of 1:00.08 and Kyle shattered the 500 Freestyle school record set by Hideo Okubu in 1994, lowering it from 4:56 to 4:45.74.