Monday, September 26


LOST AND FOUND:  If you’ve lost any clothing, glasses, watches, keys, jewelry, watches, etc….please check with the office.  We have a LOT of items already turned in!

STUDENT COUNCIL:   Voting is open TODAY through Wednesday for student council representatives. Vote for 10 people only.

8th grade:

7th grade:

6th grade:

PICTURE DAY:  Absent on picture day?  There will be a make-up day on Wednesday, October 26th.


CROSS COUNTRY:  The Middle School West Liberty-Salem Big Orange Cross Country teams competed at the Ohio Caverns Max Evans Invitational.

The girls were 2nd out of 7 full teams.

Top 3 scoring:  Cedarville  50, WL-S   50 (lost on tiebreaker)  Ben Logan  52

There were 73 finishers. 

Big Orange results:

Addi Wallen    1st        12:27

Hattie Jacobs   2nd       13:04

Isla Leichty      5th        13:42

Ellery Wygal    7th        14:05

Bianna Blair     52nd     17:52

Lexie Wisner   58th      18:55

The boys were 1st out of 6 full teams.

Top 3 scoring:  WL-S   17, Cedarville  68, Columbus Grove         84

There were 74 finishers.

Big Orange results:

            Asher Cole          1st     11:08

            Brayan Gullett    2nd     11:30

            Adly Knox           3rd     11:36

            Zeke Longshore 4th     11:46

            Zac Carter           8th     11:50

            David Roberts    34th   13:55

            Casey Boyer       35th   13:59

            Robert Park        37th   14:02

            Calen Craig         42nd   14:44

The teams will compete next Saturday at the Jim Murray Invitational held at Clark County Fairgrounds.

WEIGHT ROOM:  The Weight-room is open Tuesday through Friday this fall from 3-4:30pm.  The Weight-room is closed on Mondays, unless accompanied by a coach.


SENIOR:  Senior class officers are to meet in Mrs. Seymour during homeroom today.

NHS:  Meeting with present senior members during 2nd Homeroom in Mrs. Neer’s classroom on Tuesday, September 27th.

YEARBOOKS: 21-22 HS YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!  If you ordered one, please stop by the office and pick it up.  If you didn't order one, we do have a limited supply of extra yearbooks for sale, $40 each, first come-first serve!  See Mrs. Nieman in the front office. 

We are not taking orders yet for the current 22-23 year.  More information will be announced later about ordering this year's book.

JOSTENS MTG:  Josten’s will be here on Friday, 9/30 during both homerooms to take any orders for rings/graduation items.

Please report to the media center

Attention All HS Students:

WL-S HS will be participating in the Suicide Prevention Coalitions’ ‘Don’t Give Up’ Sign Rally in Urbana on September 30th.  Students will participate with other schools and adults by holding these signs in front of the Courthouse in honor of Suicide Prevention Month.  Students can expect to leave school around 11:45 and return around 1:20.  Students will be expected to pack their lunch.  Space is limited to the first 20 students, sign up outside the HS Counseling Office.

PICTURE DAY:  Senior Picture Day/Make-up day for those that might have missed earlier pictures days is on October 26th.

LOST AND FOUND:  If you’ve lost any clothing, glasses, watches, keys, jewelry, watches, etc….please check with the office.  We have a LOT of items already turned in!


HOMEROOM VISITS: Mrs. Molly Smith will be visiting HS Homerooms starting the week of September 19th.  Mrs. Smith will share state testing results and discuss what important tests each grade level can be expecting to take this year, and how that relates to graduation requirements. Schedule below:

Monday Sept 26: Ms. Lenk/Mrs. Roberts

Tuesday Sept 27: Mrs. Spencer/Mr. Cotrell

Wednesday Sept 28: Mrs. C Smith/Ms. Haney

Thursday Sept 29: Mr. D McGill

JUNIORS:  College-considering Juniors please read below:

What: PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test)

When: Tues, Oct 25

Where: WL-S HS

Who: First 25 WL-S juniors to register

Why: This test enters students into the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam.

Half of all National Merit finalists win a scholarship, ranging from $2,000 to 4 years of full tuition

This test is limited to the first 25 registrants.  The cost of the test is $18.  Bring a check (made out to WL-S Schools) or cash to the HS Counseling Office to register for the exam.  Contact Molly Smith with questions.

SERVICE HOURS:  Attn HS Students looking for community service hours:

Raising Arrows and Quest are partnering to host a brunch for foster and kinship moms on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9-10:30. They are looking for a couple of students to help with childcare for this event.  Please see Mrs. Molly Smith with questions or to sign up.

COLLEGE REPS:  Three different college reps will be set up outside of the cafe next week during Jr/Sr lunch/HR.  Please feel free to ask lots of questions while they are here about college visits, majors, financial aid, etc. 

Mon, Sept 26: Miami University (Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Sadie Beier, Mrs. Rachel Finch and Mr. Wolfe graduated from MU!)

Thurs, Sept 29: University of Findlay (Mrs. Susan Middleton’s alma meter)

Fri, Sept 30: University of Cincinnati


GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY:  The West Liberty-Salem girls cross country team won the 50th Annual Ohio Caverns Max Evans Memorial Invitational Saturday.  The host, Big Orange ranked 5th in the latest OATCCC DIII state coaches poll, ran away with the 10 team race with a low score of 18 points.

Team Scoring:  1st WLS 18, 2nd Columbus Grove 77, 3rd Ben Logan 99, 4th Kenton Ridge 147, 5th Bellefontaine 154, 6th Graham 170, 7th Yellow Springs 178, 8th New Bremen 179, 9th Fairlawn 192, 10th Springfield 258

WLS put 11 runners in the top 30 with Ashley Yoder winning the individual title in 20:23.  Freshman Malia Miller ran to a 2nd place (20:25), Addison McAuley placed 3rd (20:33), Breece Gullett finished in 4th place (20:50), Taylor Kennedy was 8th (21:24), Gwen McCullough 12th (21:55) and Claire Longshore 16th (22:18) to round out the Big Orange scorers.

Miller, Gullett, Smith, Griffith, Dooley and Estep all ran personal best times!

Also placing for WLS were Emma Smith 21st (22:52), Elise Longshore 25th (23:15), Chloe Griffith 26th (23:16), Mylee Dooley 30th with a career PR of 23:32, Geneva Estep 38th (24:29), Abriley Krabill 43rd (24:54), Anna Knox 51st (25:30) and Laney Craig 82nd  (29:49).

WLS will compete in the Saturday Night Lights Invitational at Centerville High School on October 1st.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY:  West Liberty-Salem, #3 in this week’s D3 OATCCC State Poll, won the 50th Annual Max Evan's Ohio Caverns Invitational

So.  Asher Knox 1st 16:34.0 PR

Sr. Owen Harrison 3rd 16:56.5 

Fr. Garrett Wallen 8th 17:13.9 PR

So. Troy Bradley 9th 17:28.1

Sr. Michael Jones 11th 17:30.2

Fr. Dylan King 13th 17:32.4

So. Quentin Rudolph 15th 17:36.5

Jr. Joey LaRoche 16th 17:42.5

Fr. Brevin Louden 19th 17:50.4 PR

Jr. Ryan Henry 21st 18:11.8 PR

Fr. Taryn Bradley 22nd 18:12.5 PR

Fr. Caleb Larson 23rd 18:14.0 PR

Sr. Micah Smith 34th 18:54.3

Jr. Mason Barger 45th 19:33.8 

Sr. Chandler McCafferty 56th 20:07.4

Jr. Maxwell McCombs 108th 25:21.4 PR

Total Runners: 123, Total Teams: 12, Meet Record: 11-0, Season Record: 58-1

Next Meet: Saturday October 1st, Centerville Night Race 9:45pm

BOYS SOCCER:  The WLS boys' soccer team has had 2 games in the past few days.  On Thursday the JV team tied Sidney 1-1.  Carson Kerns scored for the Tigers.  Hunter Little had 5 saves in goal.  

The varsity team lost Saturday to Ben Logan 0-4.  Carter Titus had 7 saves in goal.

The teams play at Indian Lake this Tuesday (JV) and the varsity plays at Greenon (W) in an important OHC league match.

VOLLEYBALL:  The west Liberty Salem volleyball team traveled to Minster on Saturday for the Minster Invitational. The Tigers we 2-1 on the day. 

WLS vs. Alter: 17-25; 21-25

WLS vs. Arcanum: 25-18, 25-23

WLS vs. Bluffton: 25-19, 25-14

For the Tigers on the day: 

Bailey Poppe: 36 kills, 24 digs, 24 assists, 7 aces, 6/7 on serves received

Volleyball continued…..

Londyn Loveless: 9 digs, 35 assists, 9 digs, 27/29 serving with 4 aces 

Leah Ropp: 12 kills, 20 digs, 18/21 serving, 31/34 on serve receive 

Naomi Cole: 6 kills, 5 digs, 5 blocks

Briley Sullivan: 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks 

Lexy Lee: 7 kills, 3 digs

Chaley Wade: 7 kills, 9 digs, 21/22 serving with 1 ace

Olivia Wilcox: 25 digs, 5 assists, 42/43 on serves received, 17/18 serving 

Ava Poppe: 6 kills, 15 digs, 29/32 on serves received, 15/18 serving with one ace

The Tigers are 11-3 

JV GIRLS SOCCER:  WLS JV tied Bethel JV Saturday.  Saves in goal for WLS: Audrey Collins 8

WLS JV record is (2-2-2).   Next game for WLS JV is Monday at Fairbanks starting at 5:30.

FOOTBALL:  Tigers took a win against Fairbanks on Friday night, 21-14.

BASEBALL:  Any 9-12th grade student interested in playing baseball in the spring in Mr. Stormes room (413) during 2nd lunch Wednesday, 9/28.

WEIGHT ROOM:  The Weight-room is open Tuesday through Friday this fall from 3-4:30pm.  The Weight-room is closed on Mondays, unless accompanied by a coach.