2022 Boys High School Preview: Wayne County Athletic League


Waynedale Boys Golf Team
Waynedale Boys Golf Team

Wayne County Athletic League

Format- Postseason Tournament
☆ – players and teams to watch

Chippewa

Team- Chippewa Chipps
Coach- Jason Egli

2021 Recap- 11th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Ethan Douglas- 12th
Matt Yeagar- 12th
Anthony Kish- 10th
Garrett Sines-11th
Anthony Windows- 10th

Dalton ☆

Team- Dalton Bulldogs
Coach- Jeff Feller

2021 Recap- 11th at State Tournament

Returning Players
Jaden Schlabach ☆ – 12th
Brendan Lehman- 12th
Todd Brahler- 12th

Hillsdale

Team- Hillsdale Falcons
Coach- Mark A. Colter
Home Course- Mohican Golf Course
Team Website
2022 Schedule

2021 Recap- 13th at State Tournament

Returning Players
Byron Bickel- 11th
Ty Lantz- 11th
Vincent Scalesi- 11th

Potential New Contributors
Kambin Smith- 10th
Cade Hawley- 9th
Ryan Nalley- 9th
Blake Schwan- 9th

Hillsdale is a young team with four returning lettermen including Dally Meek (playing on the boys team) on the roster. Coach Mark Colter outlined his team’s plan, “Our goals are to compete on a high level and win our conference. Another goal is to advance in the postseason tournaments.”

Northwestern ☆

Team- Northwestern Huskies
Coach- Scott St.Clair
Home Course- Mohican Hills Golf Club
Team Website
2022 Schedule

2021 Recap- 3rd place in WCAL, One district qualifier

Returning Players
Joe Buchholz- 12th
Easton Thomas- 11th
Luke Walton- 11th
Tristan Miller- 11th

Northwestern has four returning players and will hope to make a run at the Wayne County League in 2022.

Norwayne

Team- Norwayne Bobcats
Coach- Scott Norman

2021 Recap- 7th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Max Graham- 11th
Gavin Ferguson- 11th
Derek Pumphrey- 11th

Smithville ☆

Team- Smithville Smithies
Coach- Jay Winans

2021 Recap- 6th at Sectionals

Returning Players
Gavin Von Almen- 10th
Carter Piatt- 12th
Jered Sanders- 12th
Max Yochheim- 12th

Waynedale ☆

Team- Waynedale Golden Bears
Coach- Melinda Budd
Home Course- Riceland Golf Course
Team Website

2021 Recap- 20-3 WCAL Team Champions (4th in a row), District Team Qualifier, Ean Miller WCAL player of the year. Deegan Bee State Qualifier

Returning Players
Trey Barkman 12th
Mark Yoder- 11th

Potential New Contributors
Jordan Miller- 9th
Hank Miller- 9th
Brayden Schlabach- 9th
Caden Snyder- 9th
Doug Gingerich- 9th
Adi Werick- 9th
Luke Lorentz- 9th
Braedon Lorentz- 9th
Cooper Reynolds- 9th

Waynedale High School and the entire Wayne County community will be playing in memory of star player Deegan Bee, who tragically passed away in a car accident this summer. Bee was a State Tournament qualifier last year and a beloved teammate.

Waynedale will have two upperclassmen leading the way in 2022, senior Trey Barkman and junior Mark Yoder. “The bottom half of our line up will be young players,” according to Coach Melinda Budd. An impressive group of freshmen coming up gives Waynedale a good amount of hope for this year and the future.

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