10 Questions With A 10-Year Old: Featuring Uriah Schwemley
This weekend at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Shelby senior track star Uriah Schwemley will look to defend his title as Division II State High Jump champion.
To get him ready for the media attention that comes with being the defending state title holder, The OH.Report sent out 4th-grader Aaliyah Skowronski to quiz Uriah on a number of topics about his personal life and athletic accomplishments.
Join Schwemley as he takes on “10 Questions with a 10-Year-Old” as he builds the perfect hamburger, trys to translate Spanish, and even sings a children's song.
Shelby Knocks Out Ontario For Sectional Championship
A big inning from the plate and solid starting pitching have the Shelby baseball squad moving on to the Division II Sandusky District as 5-3 winners over Ontario in the sectional final.
The 6th-seeded Warriors had built some momentum heading into postseason play with victories in each of their last four outings and took an early 1-0 edge in the top of the 1st on an RBI from the bat of Noah Creed. Whippets starter Blaise Caudill would settle in, though, keeping Ontario off the board for the next five innings of action.
Caden Armstrong was strong on the hill for most of his outing, holding #5 Shelby scoreless until a close call at the plate tied the contest in the bottom half of the fourth. The key offensive damage for the Whippets arrived during a 2-out rally in the sixth that saw four Shelby runs cross the plate with Cameron Payne driving in a score and Caudill smacking a 2-RBI double.
Ontario (13-11) would make things interesting with a 2-out rally of their own in the top of the 7th, plating a pair of runs and loading the bases, but could not keep the momentum rolling as they did a season ago during a run to the regional finals.
Shelby (12-10) now advances to face #3 Norwalk in the district semifinals. The Truckers knocked off #1 Perkins 8-5 in their sectional final and beat the Whippets earlier in the season by a score of 6-2.
Shelby Blasts Ontario 8-1 For 1st MOAC Win
In a Richland County showdown at Shelby, the Whippets handled defending MOAC champion Ontario 8-1 to claim their first league win of the young season.
Ohio State-bound shortstop Avery Fisher put the Warriors on the board with a run in the top of the first, but Ontario would fail to cross home plate again. Shelby quickly answered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning, which would have been enough for junior starting pitcher Blaise Caudill who gave up 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6 in six innings of action.
The Whippets tacked on three more runs in their half of the third with RBI from Evan Bogner and Austin Gray before extending their edge to 6-1 when Caudill drove in his second run of the game. Marek Albert then brought home the final two runs of the night on a right field single that all but shut the door on an Ontario rally.
Shelby improves to 3-3, 1-2 with the win while the Warriors dip to 3-2, 1-2.
Vermilion Sinks Shelby 61-56 To Claim Sectional Title
Upset-minded Shelby nearly found their way to Districts as a number 10 seed but #3 Vermilion would cut down the nets at Bucyrus as sectional champs with a 61-56 victory over the Whippets.
The Sailors led wire to wire, taking a 21-18 advantage into the second quarter and extended their lead to 34-29 by the break. Sophomore forward T.J. Pugh was red hot from the field for Shelby, though, pouring in a game-best 29 points to keep the score tight throughout the contest.
Behind Mason Mongomery’s 24 points and teammate Reese Miller adding 21, Vermilion would open up a 13 point cushion near the end of the third quarter before the Whippets began to chip away at the deficit. Shelby would trim the margin down to a single possession game at 58-56 in the final minute of play, but could not finish off another tournament upset.
Vermilion (18-5) will next take on 4th-seeded Mansfield Senior (19-4) in the Mansfield District Semifinals.
Willard Surges Past Shelby To District Final
In a rivalry showdown for a spot in the Division II Galion District Championship, Willard proved that size matters in a 45-34 victory over Shelby.
With four starters standing over six feet tall, the Lady Flashes dominated the paint by limiting second shot opportunities for the Lady Whippets who struggled to find offensive production in other areas. Shelby finished 11-37 (30%) from the floor, connecting on just 2 of 16 attempts from beyond the arc while Willard got a number of easy baskets throughout a 17-35 (49%) shooting night.
Only 12 Shelby points were on the board at halftime as the squad found themselves doubled-up on the scoreboard heading into the final two quarters of action. Lydia Wiers led all scorers with 14 points while freshman Sophia Niece put up 11 to pace the Lady Whippets offensive attack.
Shelby (22-3) will graduate 4 seniors from their MOAC championship team who posted the first 20-win regular season in program history. Willard (20-4) will now move on to face top-seeded Bellevue (22-2) for the district title.
Last Second Tip Pushes Shelby Past Sandusky
A wild fourth quarter in the Division II Bucyrus Sectional Semifinals saw #10 Shelby erase a late deficit in the final minute to stun #6 Sandusky with a 61-59 upset victory.
After trailing 11-8 heading into the second quarter before trimming the lead to 29-28 by the half, the Whippets continued to stay within striking distance throughout the second half. The Blue Streaks carried a 44-40 advantage into the final frame before a Shelby charge put them in front by a pair of scores to begin the closing minutes.
Led by junior guard Tahj Staveskie, who scored a game-best 18 points, Sandusky (14-8) came roaring back with a 10-1 spurt to reclaim the lead but back to back Whippets 3-pointers cut the deficit back down to a single score. Then with his team down by a point with under 20 seconds to go, Shelby junior Grant Gossom tipped-in a Uriah Schwemley miss for the game-winning basket to secure a spot for the Whippets in the sectional final.
Schwemley and T.J. Pugh each poured in 16 points to carry Shelby’s scoring load while Cody Lantz added 13 off the bench.William Simpson was the lone Blue Streak to join Staveskie in double-figure scoring with a dozen.
Shelby (12-11) now advances to face #3 Vermilion (17-5) for the sectional title.
Shelby Beats Lex In Overtime For Sectional Title
The third-seeded Lady Whippets got pushed by a game Lexington squad who forced overtime in the D2 Bucyrus Sectional Final, but Shelby outlasted #9 Lady Lex 52-48 for the title.
The opening half saw Lexington jump out to a 13-8 first quarter advantage as the Lady Whippets trailed 26-22 at the break with junior guard Gabby Stover pouring in 13 of her game-best 22 points in the first two quarters of action. Shelby came out of the half and dominated the third quarter, however, outscoring Lady Lex15-3 in the frame to take the lead, but Lexington would force overtime with the game knotted up at 42 apiece.
A 10-6 overtime margin for the Lady Whippets would then prove to be the difference, as junior Emma Randall dropped a team-high 19, with freshman Sophia Niese adding 12 and Bailey Walter nine points.
Shelby (22-2) now advances to face #2 Willard, who blitzed Madison 69-49 in their sectional final, in the Galion District Semifinals.
Shelby Cruises Past Vermilion To Sectional Final
A dominating performance by 3rd seeded Shelby in their tournament opener punched the Lady Whippets ticket to the Division II Bucyrus Sectional title game. A 72-38 drubbing of #12 Vermilion also notched Shelby their 21st victory of the season behind a total team effort.
Stud junior forward Emma Randall led the way for the Lady Whippets with a 7-12 shooting display, finishing with 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Senior forward Bailey Walter had a 13 point, 10 rebound double-double, while Cierra Gurney added 10 points and 9 boards and freshman guard Sophia Niese scored 10 points on just 6 shots and handed out 6 assists.
The Lady Sailors put two players in double-figure scoring, receiving 17 from freshman guard Marianna Plas and 10 by Clara Smith.
Next up for Shelby (21-2) is the Sectional Championship vs cross-county, 9th-seeded rival Lexington.
Lady Whippets Steamroll Norwalk For 20th Win
In the programs 1,001st overall contest, the Shelby girls basketball squad cruised to a 64-34 victory over visiting Norwalk to secure win number 681 in Lady Whippets history.
The lopsided meeting also put Shelby at 20 wins as they wrapped-up their regular season with a special senior night celebration. Four players competed in their final home game wearing a Lady Whippets uniform, where Emma Taylor, Jenna Holloway, Cierra Gurney and Bailey Walter combined for 20 points while Emma Randall carried the scoring load with a game-high 21.
Shelby (20-2, 14-0) also celebrated their undefeated MOAC Championship with former players and coaches following the win as they now turn their focus towards the OHSAA tournament and a sectional semifinal matchup against Vermilion on Feb 20 at Bucyrus.
Colts Fend Off Whippets To Stay Perfect In MOAC
A strong first-half performance on the road for conference frontrunner Clear Fork helped maintain the Colts spotless MOAC mark, holding off a furious Shelby comeback for a 62-58 victory.
Fueled by Brennan South’s eight 1st quarter points, Clear Fork charged to a commanding 22-11 advantage and extend their lead to 37-21 by the half. South finished with a game-best 21 pts, but the Colts only scored 25 second-half points as the Whippets quickly dug themselves out of a deep hole.
Sophomore TJ Pugh scored 13 of his 21 pts in the final two quarters, including eight in the fourth where Shelby trimmed the deficit to a single possession in the closing minutes. South would knock down some clutch free throws down the stretch, however, as Clear Fork held on for the win, their eighth straight in league play to start the season.
Aside from South, the Colts (11-2) got double-figures in the scoring column from Jared Schaefer with 14 and 10 by Jay Swainhart. The loss marks the third straight for the Whippets, who fell to 7-7 overall with a league record of 3-5.
Randall’s Buzzer Beater Wins Shelby MOAC Title
It took an unbelievable finish to an impressive comeback for Shelby to claim a league championship at Marion Harding, but a game-winning Emma Randall bucket at the horn sealed an MOAC clinching 55-53 victory.
Though there were a number of spurts by both sides throughout this back and forth affair, each quarter began with the team’s separated by no more than two-points. The contest was tied at 13-13 after one before the Lady Presidents took a 31-29 edge into the break, but the Lady Whippets pulled ahead 40-38 entering the final frame.
Harding found a groove past the midway point of the fourth and built a 51-44 cushion, but Shelby would explode for a 11-2 run in the closing minutes to steal the game. The icing on the championship winning performance was Randall’s buzzer beater following an out of bounds play with just 2.1 seconds remaining to end the game.
Cierra Gurney added 10 points to compliment Randall’s game-high 19 as Shelby remains perfect in the MOAC at 11-0 and notched their 15th win of the season to just 1 loss. Ariyah Douglas led Harding, who dipped to 12-6, 7-4, with 16 points.
Triplett Fuels Willard Come Back At Shelby
In a fierce rivalry matchup at Shelby, the visiting Willard Flashes knocked off the Whippets for the first time in any players high school careers, erasing a 20 point second half deficit for a 67-58 victory.
Much of the first half action belonged to Shelby, who has dominated this rivalry in just about every sport for the last several seasons. The Whippets outscored Willard 21-7 in the second quarter to hold a commanding 36-19 halftime edge.
Senior forward Davon Triplett then took over the game in the third quarter, pouring in 17 of the Flashes 26 points as they evened up the score at 45 apiece. Over the final eight minutes Willard continued to control the momentum, riding a 22-13 fourth quarter margin to victory.
Cooper Parrott added 20 points for Willard who improved to 8-3 overall, dropping Shelby to 7-6 on the season.
Whippets Use Strong 2nd Half To Roll Bellevue
On the night Shelby honored the 1999 NOL champion boy’s basketball team, the Whippets beat former NOL rival Bellevue 65-48 behind a strong second half performance.
In front of a packed house, Shelby took a 15-13 advantage after the first quarter and extended their edge to 29-21 by the break. The third quarter saw the Whippets lead increase to double-figures before they put the game away by outscoring the Redmen 18-12 in the final frame.
The win for Shelby (4-4) ends a 3-game slide for the squad, dropping Bellevue to 3-4 with their second consecutive loss.
Tygers Take Gritty Win vs Shelby at 419 Challenge
It took all 32 minutes and some clutch free throws down the stretch to survive a short-handed Shelby squad, but Mansfield Senior (6-1) took home a 50-44 victory from the 419 Challenge at the O-Rena.
The game was tightly contested throughout with the margin between the two Richland County teams rarely exceeding one-possession during the second half. Without a pair of senior starters, Shelby hung with the veteran Tygers until the final seconds where Senior High was able to pull away behind a sharp 13-14 free throw performance in the final frame.
Quan Hilory netted a game-best 19 points for Mansfield, going a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe and earned the “T-Y Hustle Chain” for his play at both ends of the floor. The win marks the sixth straight for the Tygers who will play their next five in OCC play.
Shelby (3-4) received a team-high 13 points from sophomore T.J. Pugh with Uriah Schwemley adding 11. The Whippets have now lost four of five including their last three without the services of 6’ 7” senior Hunter Hoffman and Nick Amstutz who are both expected to return after Christmas.
Lady Whippets Take Clash of Unbeatens vs Harding
It was a close battle of unbeatens between Shelby and Marion Harding with the Lady Whippets staying perfect with a 45-43 win on their home court.
With members of the 1983 state championship team in attendance, honored before the game with a special ceremony, Shelby improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action. The Whippets defense was on point and the team relied on free throws down the stretch to defeat the Lady Prexies, who dip to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the MOAC.
In the first quarter, the Lady Whippets led 10-9 and maintained the lead into the half, holding a 22-18 advantage. Eleven points were gained by Marion Harding in the third while Shelby only scored 8, as the back and forth battle continued into the final frame with the Lady Prexies trailing 30-29.
Led by senior center Bailey Walter who poured in a game-best 14 points, the Lady Whippets made nine of eleven free throws and scored 15 fourth quarter points to hang on for a 2-point victory.
Shelby will next go up against Buckeye Valley on December 18th while Marion Harding will face off with Scott on December 15th.
Shelby Handles Ontario In 1st MOAC Showdown
A packed house in Shelby saw the Whippets take down Ontario 66-55 in the first meeting between the Richland County programs as members of the MOAC.
A massive 10-0 run to begin the second quarter helped fuel Shelby to victory, building a 26-19 edge by the break after trailing 12-11 through one quarter of action. The third quarter then belonged to Whippets sophomore TJ Pugh who poured in a dozen of his game-high 22 points in the frame as Shelby took a commanding 46-34 lead into the final quarter of play.
Griffin Shaver tried to spark a late Warriors rally by cashing in 13 of his team-best 18 in the fourth, but with Shaquan Coburn (17 pts) being Ontario’s only other player in double-figures, the Whippets closed the door for an 11-point victory.
Senior’s Uriah Schwemley dropped 16 for Shelby, while Hunter Hoffman notched 13 and Nick Amstutz added nine to help the squad bounce back from their only loss of the season.
Sounds From The Hardwood : Schwemley & Hamilton
Shelby hosted Lexington in an exciting early season battle between arguably the top two boys’ basketball teams from Richland County with the Whippets earning a 69-57 victory to protect their home court.
See the game from each coach’s perspective with exclusive sound from the Minutemen’s Scott Hamilton and Shelby head coach Troy Schwemley, as our microphones capture audio from both throughout the hard-fought contest.
Shelby Pulls Away From Lexington 69-57
The Shelby Whippets are off to a 2-0 start with a monster 69-57 victory over Lexington.
It would be the Minutemen (1-1) who would build an early lead, however, holding a 20-16 advantage after the 1st quarter and maintained their 4-point edge at the break, leading 35-31. Cade Stover’s 20 points and 9 rebounds helped pace the Lexington attack, receiving 17 pts from Ben Vore and 8 by Josh Aiello.
Shelby then caught a wave of momentum in the third quarter and rode it to the tune of a 38-22 second half performance. Sophomore T.J. Pugh led the squad with 15 pts and 7 rebs, while Hunter Hoffman added 14 and 6 rebs, and Cody Lantz chipped-in with a dozen off the bench.
Huron Smacks Shelby 42-7 On Homecoming
The Huron Tigers defeated the Shelby Whippets on their home turf with a 42-7 victory in Week 6 of the high school football season.
The Tigers lead 14-0 after the first quarter then extended their advantage to three scores before the Whippets found paydirt for the only time all game just before the break.
Huron turned up the heat in the 3rd out playing Shelby with a 14-0 run and closed out the game with a running clock.
Huron (5-1) will next take on Oak Harbor on the road while Shelby (3-3) defends home turf once again, against Edison.
Oak Harbor Soars Past Shelby with 35-0 Victory
Oak Harbor shut down Shelby starting in the first quarter where the Rockets would lead 14-0.
The Rockets carried that momentum into the second quarter, adding another touchdown while leaving Shelby scoreless heading into the half. The Oak Harbor defense would force four Whippets turnovers, as a frustrated Shelby offense was shutout for the second time this season.
Led by Jac Alexander’s 5 total TD’s, Oak Harbor won its 7th straight contest, raising their record to 8-1 with their regular season finale coming up at home against Port Clinton (6-3).
Shelby (4-5) has now lost five of their last six games and will go up to Vermilion (3-6) to close their campaign.
Whippets 2nd Half Rally Sinks Sailors
It was a first half to forget for the Shelby football team in their regular season finale at Vermilion, but the Whippets surged their way to victory in a second half they’ll never forget.
The Sailors dominated Shelby through the first two-quarters of play, leading 7-0 after one before adding 17 second-quarter points to own a 24-0 halftime advantage. Then after the intermission, everything changed.
The Whippets scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns on runs by McGwire Albert (11 yards) and Tyshaundre Hall (19 yards) to trim the deficit down to 24-14 heading into the final frame. An explosive offensive attack combined with an opportunistic defense would then rocket Shelby into the lead as sophomore RB Owen Fisher began to take over the game.
Fisher ran for 178 yards and 3 scores on just 13 carries (13.7 ypc), finding paydirt on 4th quarter touchdown runs of 38, 66 and 4 yards to help put the Whippets in front. A Whippets offense that hadn’t topped the 40-point mark since Week 1 would accomplish the feat in the second half alone on this night, coming back to defeat the Sailors 40-31.
Shelby ends their season at 5-5 overall, missing out on the postseason for the first time since 2015.
Vermilion finishes their campaign at 3-7 overall.
Whippets Take Down Madison 83-61
There was too much size and experience wearing Shelby uniforms at Madison Junior High for their season opener against an undersized Rams squad who got blown out 83-61 on their home surface.
A monster opening frame had the Whippets comfortably ahead 22-6, an advantage that grew to 43-21 by the break. Shelby then coasted to a 31-point edge into the final stanza before taking their foot off the break as 10 Whippets found their way into the scoring book.
Sophomore transfer T.J. Pugh led all scorers with 16 points while his Shelby teammate Jonny Devito netted 13 off the bench and seniors Uriah Schwemley and Hunter Hoffman both added a dozen each.
Tyler Tackett paced the Madison scoring attack with 15 with Jashawn adding 13, all of which came in the second half of play.
Truckers Run Over Whippets To 49-0 Victory
Shelby lost their second consecutive road game by double-figures in a 49-0 blowout at Norwalk against the now 4-1 Truckers.
Whippets jr. QB McGwire Albert had a tough outing, finishing 9-27 for 107 yds & 4 Int's without his top weapon Uriah Schwemley as Shelby dips to 3-2 on the campaign.
Truckers sr. RB Trevon Raymore carried 30 times for 294 yds & 5 TD's as he closes in on 1,000 yds for the season with 12 scores.
This was the 92nd consecutive year these teams have met with their first game played in 1899 but is the last scheduled showdown for these two longtime rivals. Shelby has a 70-25-3 all-time series edge.
Next up for the Whippets (3-2) is a home game vs Huron (4-1) while Norwalk (4-1) will take on Bellevue (2-3) in their SBC Lake opener.
Whippets Comeback Falls Short At Bellevue
For the first time in nearly two full calendar years, the Shelby football squad suffered a regular season defeat. The Whippets fell behind early on the road at Bellevue and weren’t able to erase their second-half deficit, falling to the Redmen 45-28.
Shelby has been able to get off to fast starts throughout the season but found themselves trailing 13-7 after the first quarter at Bellevue, a deficit that would grow to 20-7 by the break. At the end of three-quarters of action, the Whippets were behind 33-14 but clawed back to within 33-28 with a chance to take the lead midway through the final frame. The Redmen’s defense stood tall in the closing minutes, however, as their offseason put the contest on ice with a pair of late scores.
Colton Ray ran for 80 yds and 3 Bellevue scores while Jake Holmer added 144 rush yds and a pair of TD’s. In a losing effort, Shelby’s Uriah Schwemley caught 7 passes for 109 yds and 4 TD’s.
The Whippets (3-1) will next travel to Norwalk (3-1) while Bellevue (1-3) heads to Toledo Start (1-3).
Whippets Smack Willard 63-0 In Rivalry Finale
In the 97th meeting between Shelby and Willard, the Whippets destroyed their longtime rival in what could be the last meeting between the programs for some time. A 63-0 blowout of the Crimson Flashes gave Shelby their seventh straight win in the series and moving forward Willard has decided to drop the Whippets from their schedule.
Junior QB McGwire Albert had another impressive performance, accounting for six total touchdowns as he went 10-16 through the air for 113 yds & 3 scores, rushing 10 times for 61 yds & 3 TD’s. Sophomore RB Owen Fisher racked up 164 yds & 2 TD’s on 16 carries while Tanner Stephens caught 3 passes for 51 yds and a score, and also intercepted a pass.
The Whippets defensive unit forced four turnovers, recovering a pair of fumbles and intercepting two throws and recorded four sacks on their way to their first shutout of the season.
Next up for Shelby (3-0) is a trip to Bellevue (0-3) while Willard (0-3) will travel to Lakota (2-1).
Whippets Hold Off Lexington 27-24
The Shelby football team improved to 2-0 with a 27-24 win at Lexington that wasn’t decided until the closing minutes of the final quarter.
After falling behind 10-7 in the second quarter, the Whippets racked up 20 straight points on a trio of McGwire Albert touchdowns. Shelby ’s junior signal caller connected with Tanner Stephens (13 yds) and Cameron Stine (19 yds) in the end zone then scampered in for a 4 yard TD to put his squad up 27-10 with 6:51 to play in the third stanza.
Kadin Berry, who finished the night with 140 rushing yds and 2 scores, punched in a short TD run late in the third before Josh Aiello pulled the Minutemen within a field goal on a 16 yd TD grab with 1:41 left in regulation. Shelby recovered Lexington’s onside kick attempt though and were able to hold on for a key road win.
Next up for the Whippets (2-0) is a rivalry game vs Willard (1-1) while the Minutemen (1-1) will travel to Orrville.
Shelby Runs Over Madison In Week 1 Blowout
It may just be one game, but the Shelby football squad proved they were far from rebuilding with their Week 1 performance against cross-county rival Madison. With 18 new starters in the Whippets lineup, the Hungry Hounds rolled the Rams 48-8 on opening night in front of their home fans as Skiles Field.
Shelby led 21-0 after the opening frame, increasing their edge to 35-0 at the half and completely shut down Madison’s offense until they emptied the bench in the fourth quarter.
Junior QB McGwire Albert completed 10-14 passes for 210 yds and 2 scores, both to senior WR Uriah Schwemley. Junior Grant Gossom hauled in 3 catches for 94 yds and also intercepted a pair of passes from Madison QB Kadin Mullins while sophomore RB Owen Fisher ripped off 170 yds and 2 TD’s on 16 carries.
The Whippets (1-0) travel to Lexington in Week 2 while the Rams (0-1) host River Valley.
Dawg Days Of Summer Part 4
The Shelby football squad is now well into their 2-a-day sessions and begin testing themselves against other teams for the first time in full pads.
Follow the Whippets as they compete in three scrimmage sessions against five different programs, including the team’s “dress rehearsal” game against Galion. The coaching staff then sets their depth chart by finalizing starting roles for Shelby’s home opener against cross-county rival Madison.
Dawg Days Of Summer Part 3
Following a successful finish to their organized summer practice schedule, competing well at a trio of local 7-on-7 passing tournaments, Shelby kicks off the start of their 2-a-day practice sessions.
Join the squad throughout their first official practice of the high school football season as the Whippets work on offensive pass protections, blitz pickups and blocking techniques. Then follow the team into the film room for a positional breakdown with the offensive line, team defense and leadership expectations.
Whippets Test Themselves At 3-Team Scrimmage
Shelby welcomed a pair of bigger school’s to W.W. Skiles Field for a 3-team scrimmage to get battle-tested for the fast approaching high school football season.
The Whippets competed against D2 power Olmsted Falls and Sandusky Perkins (D3) to continue their evaluation of young talent getting their first varsity experience. With basically all new starters across the board on both sides of the ball, Shelby got off to a slow start against each competitor but found their stride by the end of the night.
Head coach Erik Will, now entering his sixth season running the program, was pleased with the progression of his inexperienced group. Will believes his bunch took another positive step in the right direction and feels his team will be ready for a Week 1 battle with Madison if they keep building on their current trajectory.
Dawg Days Of Summer Part 2
After utilizing the first week of organized summer practices welcoming in new varsity players and getting them acclimated with the playbook, the Shelby football program tests their squad in a series of 7 on 7 competitions around North Central Ohio.
In Part 2 of this miniseries, go all-access with the Whippets
leading up to their 7 on 7 tournaments where Shelby competes at Ashland University, Bucyrus High School and Arlin Field against a variety of different teams from around the state.
Dawg Days Of Summer Part 1
Following a 13-1 State Final Four season in 2017, the Shelby football team returned to the practice field for the new year needing to replace 19 seniors. Among the departed class of 2018 are a number of record breakers, including 4-year starting QB Brennan Armstrong, the programs only 3-time All-Ohioan.
The Whippets must find new players to replace the bulk majority of their offensive production over the last several seasons, including 10 vacant starting jobs on defense. As 6th-year Shelby coach Erik Will and his staff look to develop a new crew of fresh faces in an effort to continue their winning tradition, the OH.Report will be there every step of the way.
In Part 1 of this miniseries, go all-access with the Whippets during the first few days of organized summer practice sessions. Hear from coaches and players, watch position battles unfold and go inside the huddle to see how an inexperienced Shelby team develops from the start of their journey.
Weight Room Testing With Whippets Football
The summer workout program for the Shelby football squad is coming to a close with 2-a-day practice sessions getting underway on July 30.
Throughout the offseason, Whippets strength & conditioning coach Scott Harvey logs players’ progression in the weight room to gauge how much time and effort they’re dedicating to becoming stronger athletes.
Go inside the “Mad Dog Gym” for the team’s final weight lifting test of the 2018 offseason to see which Shelby players make “the board” amongst the strongest athletes at their position.
Shelby’s Schwemley Wins State High Jump Title
In his first season competing in high school track, Whippets junior Uriah Schwemley would take gold in the Division II State High Jump Championship.
Schwemley cleared 6’ 6” to claim the title, admitting he doesn’t put much focus on jumping with form, relying mostly on his athletic ability as he has all season. His teammate Cameron Stine actually talked Uriah into going out for track this season since the Shelby tandem finished either 1st or 2nd in every high jump event in middle school, a feat they also accomplished in every high school event this year until Stine missed the podium in Columbus.
Uriah believes if he continues to work on his craft that clearing 6’ 8” is a possibility for him next season. He also feels he can improve significantly at hurdles since his mother won multiple state championships in the event when she competed in high school track.
Vermilion Survives Late Shelby Rally In Sectional Finals
The top-seeded Vermilion Sailors (20-4) got all they could handle from #8 Shelby (14-8) in the Division II Willard Sectional title game but survived a late Whippets rally for a 53-47 victory.
Joby Pfeil carried the scoring load for the Sailors with 20 points with Mason Montgomery adding 15. Uriah Schwemley put up 20 pts to lead the Whippets while Carter Brooks chipped in with 14 pts & 8 rebounds in his final high school contest.
Vermilion would advance to the Mansfield District to play #3 Lexington (19-5) in the semifinals.
Shelby Holds Off Late Ashland Charge
The Whippets raced out to an early lead and hung on for a 65-58 victory over Ashland though Arrows junior guard Garrett Denbow made things interesting late with a game-high 23 points, but Uriah Schwemley paced Shelby with 21 of his own to close out the win.
Shelby Whippets Football Thanksgiving Traditions
The Final Four-bound Shelby Whippets football team shares their Thanksgiving Traditions with Brian Skowronski to the sounds of the BS Media Family Band.
Athlete In Focus: Brennan Armstrong
We take you along for Shelby Whippets senior QB Brennan Armstrong's signing day ceremony where the University of Virginia football commit and Whippets head football coach Erik Will discuss Armstrong's last four years on the gridiron and future at the next level.
Shelby vs Steubenville State Football Final Four
Follow the Shelby Whippets football team from their community 'Send Off' till the final whistle at the University of Akron as they battle Ohio power Steubenville in the State Semifinals.
Shelby Football Prepared For State Semi Rematch vs Steubenville
The Shelby football team is state bound for the first time in program history, but the undefeated Whippets have to get by state #1 Steubenville in the Final Four for a shot at the state championship. This short preview produced by BS Media highlights Shelby players as they prepare to face a Big Red squad that knocked them out of the tournament the previous season.
Shelby Beats Bellevue For 2017 Region 14 Football Championship
The Shelby Whippets football team win their first regional title in program history with a 42-21 win over longtime rival Bellevue in the 2017 Ohio Region 14 Championship. This short documentary produced by BS Media showcases how Shelby punched their ticket to the State Final Four.
Shelby v Bellevue Football Regional Championship Preview
The undefeated Shelby Whippets football squad prepares to face longtime rival Bellevue in the Ohio High School Region 14 Championship game.