District board of education members approved a two-year, $83,000 annual contract to hire Scott Pierce as their next athletic director, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Lynn Gotthardt, who retired after 22 years in the cockpit.
After 22 years of working as Kenston High School's Athletic Director, Lynn Gotthardt has decided to retire and have more relaxing times ahead.
"I'm an avid golfer so I've been doing quite a lot of that lately," said Gotthardt. "And I've been traveling a lot as well." As for working in the future, Gotthardt said she doesn't have any set plans quite yet.
"I do not have any definite plans. It is a job that requires a lot of you and I think it's good that I'm stepping away from it after awhile," said Gotthardt.
As one of maybe 10 females among 600 men at state conferences in Columbus, it's easy to get noticed, but just as easy to get dismissed.
After her 22 years at Kenston High School, however, Lynn Gotthardt went out on top when she retired last month as the athletic director of the year, an award presented by the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The recognition from her associates is a huge compliment, she said.
On May 15, the boys track team won their sixth CVC Championship in a row. The boys team, head by Coach Ickes, works hard, and it showed last night when they won the title. With help from Tyler Lance, who runs the 3200, and Lovell Spruce, who competes in multiple events, the Bombers were champs. Alan Frygier said, "I was so excited when I heard the track team won, I ran down my street yelling!" Good luck to all of the track team at the upcoming district and state meets.
Playing a sport in the spring is always the most fun because the weather is usually nice and its the end of the school year. But the main reason why is because the playoffs start as soon as school is out. This is sink or swim for most Kenston school teams but surprisingly the spring sports are doing very well this year. The girls and boys track team just won CVCs on May 15th at Orange. They boys have now won the CVCs for their sixth straight year, "That might be a record,"Mr. Continenza said. The baseball team also just clinched a spot to become either CVC champions or co-champions with Aurora High School. The boys lacrosse team starts their playoffs sometime next week. They just played an outstanding game that came down to the wire against St. Edwards; final score 11-10. Leading the way was their senior captain Ryan Cass with 4 goals. All spring sports have talented squads this spring and hope to keep advancing each week in their playoff run.
Big congratulations to the Kenston Lacrosse team on a HUGE win against the St. Edward Eagles (11-10). After being down 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, the Bombers came out firing second quarter. Goals from a great offense helped shift the momentum and put the Bombers within 1 goal at half-time. Although Kenston was behind a goal coming out of half-time, the intensity kept up. With rally scoring going back and forth, the Bombers found themselves down 2 goals. Great fourth quarter defense and an unstoppable goalie helped keep the ball on Kenston's attacking side of the field, which in turn allowed the offense to gain an imposing lead on the Eagles. Amazing effort and camaraderie during the last 2 minutes of the game is what gave the Bombers the win as the clock hit 00:00. Awesome win Bombers!
We are bringing a whole new photo gallery display to the Kenston Website! Instead of our usual gallery directly on the Kenston High School Website, we are adding a link with all of the pictures for that event. This link will take you to a site called Smugmug.com where you can view all of the photos from that event!
KAB is excited to announce the picture placement of the Spring Athletes with the Senior Athlete Pride Picture Program. Local stores, restaurants and retailers will feature Senior Athletes by Season. Their picture will proudly be displayed in their store throughout the season. The Program is a great way of featuring our athletes and promoting Bomber Pride. The following Senior Athletes can be found at these locations. Stop by and see your favorite Kenston Senior Athlete participating in a Spring Sport.