Locals honored by NWOAL


Staff Report



Hunter Hamilton pitches for Delta versus Wauseon this season. He was selected honorable mention All-NWOAL for the Panthers.

Hunter Hamilton pitches for Delta versus Wauseon this season. He was selected honorable mention All-NWOAL for the Panthers.


Drew Smigelski drives in a run for Swanton versus Wauseon this season. The Bulldog sophomore was named second team All-NWOAL.


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Many in the area were recognized when the Northwest Ohio Athletic League announced its all-league baseball teams earlier this week.

At the forefront for Swanton was Drew Smigelski who was named second team All-NWOAL. Blake Szalapski was honorable mention all-league for the Bulldogs.

For Evergreen, Landen Vance and RJ Shunck made first team all-league. Brock Hudik garnered second team honors.

Delta had no one make first team, but Max Hoffman was on the second team.

Also garnering honorable mention were Jayce Helminiak and Hunter Hamilton of Delta, and Zach Laver, Nick Smithmyer and Ashton Sayers of Evergreen.

The NWOAL Player of the Year award went to DJ Newman of Archbold. Wauseon’s Trent Thomas was the league’s coach of the year.

First team

Connar Penrod, sr., Wauseon; Breven Deckrosh, sr., Bryan; Mikey Wolff, jr., Bryan; Landon Amstutz, fr., Liberty Center; Landen Vance, jr., Evergreen; Jude Armstrong, soph., Wauseon; Clayton Feehan, sr., Patrick Henry; Brandon Taylor, sr., Archbold; RJ Shunck, jr., Evergreen.

Player of the Year: DJ Newman, jr., Archbold.

Coach of the Year: Trent Thomas, Wauseon.

Second team

Clay Stump, jr., Wauseon; Brock Hudik, jr., Evergreen; Max Hoffman, sr., Delta; Jayden Seiler, fr., Evergreen; Keith Huard, sr., Bryan; Drew Smigelski, soph., Swanton; Caleb Rosengarten, sr., Patrick Henry; Jaybe Burkle, jr., Archbold; Gage Seemann, sr., Patrick Henry; Maddux Chamberlin, sr., Wauseon.

Honorable mention

Delta: Jayce Helminiak, Hunter Hamilton.

Evergreen: Zach Laver, Nick Smithmyer, Ashton Sayers.

Swanton: Blake Szalapski.

Hunter Hamilton pitches for Delta versus Wauseon this season. He was selected honorable mention All-NWOAL for the Panthers.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2021/05/web1_Hamilton-v.-Wauseon.jpgHunter Hamilton pitches for Delta versus Wauseon this season. He was selected honorable mention All-NWOAL for the Panthers.

Drew Smigelski drives in a run for Swanton versus Wauseon this season. The Bulldog sophomore was named second team All-NWOAL.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2021/05/web1_Smigelski-RBI-single.jpgDrew Smigelski drives in a run for Swanton versus Wauseon this season. The Bulldog sophomore was named second team All-NWOAL. File photos

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