On Nov. 10, Ann Corrado of Oakwood received an honor awarded to only four women in the nation. She won the Woman of the Year award at the 2007 National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) annual meeting in Louisville, KY.
In this, the 93rd annual meeting of the NABF, 11 people from across the United States were honored for their hard work to promote over 28 different baseball leagues for children under the age of 12 to over the age of 22.
In the past, players have ranged from 6 to 90 years old. The association realizes “without our member associations and volunteers giving so much of their expertise, time and resources, NABF would not exist,” explained Charles M. Blackburn, Jr., Executive Director. A heartfelt “thank you” for making the NABF “an exciting baseball experience for all players” was presented at the awards banquet which culminated the three day annual NABF meeting.
Senior Jake Mays won the opening tip-off. Jake finished with 12 points for the game. In the last home game, Oakwood lost a heart breaker 60-64 to the Milton Union Bulldogs. Oakwood led 38-32 at the half. In the second half, Oakwood had difficulty scoring from their bread and butter plays against the tough Bulldog defense.
Jr. Jacks wrap wrestling season
On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Oakwood Jr. High wrestling team competed against 13 schools in the Southwestern Buckeye League Championships. Giving an awesome performance, dominating his weight class and winning the league championship was Buck Powell (116 pounds). Placing third in their individual weight classes were Sam Stanley (172 pounds), Cameron Wedding (150 pounds), and Thomas Bustillo (92 pounds). This tournament wrapped up a highly successful season. Congratulations to all of the Oakwood Jr. High wrestlers and coaches.
Pictured left to right: front row: Buck Powell, Thomas Bustillo; back row: Volunteer Coach Keith Buckingham, Head Coach Terry Wright, Cameron Wedding, Sam Stanley and Coach Tom Gossard.
5 wrestlers place at Columbus Invitational
The Oakwood Lumberjacks varsity wrestling team placed eighth out of 16 teams in the St. Charles, Columbus Invitational over the weekend. The tournament included several strong Division 1 high school teams including Columbus powerhouse, Central Crossing. Five wrestlers placed including Daniel Jacobs 2nd, Alex Kooser 4th, Brandon Bustillo 2nd, Will LeBoeuf 6th, and Jake Horlacher 4th. Jameson Kordik, Josh Hootman, Dan Kendig and Dan Pohlman also won matches. Every weight class had topnotch wrestlers who will likely place high at their respective district and state tournaments. Numerous parents and other supporters also made the trip including Principal Joe Boyle. The young wrestling team appears to be peaking for their year-end tournament run with the SWBL League Tournament coming up this weekend.