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Donnell Daily Announcements

Runners and Parents,

It is hard to believe that this will be the last set of weekly reminders and updates for the 2023 cross country season. It seems like we just started yesterday. Congratulations to all of the runners who participated this year. We hope all of you continue to run cross country next year and encourage you to invite your friends to join as well. We also hope you have developed a realization for the importance of physical fitness in your lives and also had some fun along the way. Cross Country is not easy and you should be commended for your willingness to stick with it and work hard.

We have two meets to summarize from this past week. On Monday we participated in the NLL Championship at Whiteford Valley Golf Club. Our boys finished in 10TH place and our girls finished in 6TH place. The top boy placers were Koe Caldwell and Cole Hermiller who finished 22ND and 23RD. Our top girl placers were Gabby Brankamp and Eden Kempf who finished 7TH and 21ST. On Saturday we concluded our season at the Marion Harding Cross Country Invitational. Our boys placed 11TH out of 15 teams and our girls placed 7TH out of 16 teams. Once again, Koe Caldwell was our top boy finishing 41ST out of 141 runners. Steven Treece ran his fastest time of the year in this race. Gabby Brankamp was our top girl placer finishing 12TH out of 142 runners. Eden Kempf, Daphne Paige and Adalyn Andrews all ran their fastest times of the year and finished 34TH, 35TH and 54TH. Great job to all of our runners. Complete results can be seen on Baumspage for the NLL meet and Milesplit Ohio for the meet in Marion.

Here is the final set of reminders and updates for the season.

1) All uniforms must be washed, placed in a bag with your name on it and turned in to Coach Nanamaker, Coach Patey or the school secretaries NO LATER than Tuesday, October 17. You must turn in a uniform by that date to receive your certificate and attend our end of the year award ceremony and celebration.

2) Our celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:00 pm in the FHS cafeteria. Runners will ride the buses from Donnell and Glenwood to the high school like they did on normal practice days. Coaches will provide pizza for the celebration and boy runners will provide a salty snack and girl runners a sweet snack. For planning purposes, there are 23 runners to consider. Everyone will bring their own drink.

3) After eating and handing out certificates, we will move to Mrs Gleason´s room at Millstream to watch our season video highlights. Anyone who would like a copy of the highlights will need to provide a flash drive so we can make you a copy. We should be finished by 4:30 and runners can be picked up back at the normal pick-up spot.

4) Any parents who would like to volunteer to help with clean-up in the cafeteria after we eat are greatly appreciated. Let us know if you can lend a hand.

5) It has been a pleasure to work with all of the runners and parents this year. We appreciate your support and hope you continue running this winter, spring and summer in preperation for next season. Encourage your 7TH and 6TH grade friends to give cross country a try next fall.

Coach Nanamaker

Coach Patey





Thank you,
Fred Nanamaker
Findlay City Schools Administration


 Findlay High School Girls Soccer is holding its Middle School Night this Wednesday at the high school soccer field. Middle school students with a special ticket will be admitted for free, and able to get a free popcorn at the concession stand. Students may pick up this ticket during their lunch time on Wednesday. If you have any questions, see Mr. Harp during lunch.

Hope everyone is keeping warm with this cooler weather coming in. I wanted to send out our last football cheer update :( Below is the weekly schedule:

Monday, October 9th - PRACTICE - 4-5pm @ Donnell Track (Practice may be moved inside depending on weather)

Tuesday, October 10th - PRACTICE - 4-5pm @ Donnell Track (practice may be moved inside depending on weather)

Wednesday, October 11th - AWAY GAME @ Napoleon - Below is the information regarding the away game for this week:

  • 2 buses will be leaving from BEHIND GLENWOOD @ 3:15
  • Please arrive BEHIND GLENWOOD by 3:10.
  • The attire will be: White Shirt, Blue Skirt, and Yellow Bow - please bring the crew necks and the leggings in case it gets chilly.
  • The game starts at 5pm and costs $5.00 online and $8.00 at the door. Please you this link to purchase tickets online:
  • I will have all the cheerleaders message their parents when we get on the bus to head back home. I will also have them message the parents when we are about 15 minutes from Glenwood. Please pick up the cheerleaders BEHIND GLENWOOD. This is where the bus will drop everyone off.

If you have questions regarding the away game, please let me know. GO TROJANS!!!!


Thank you,
Jessica Stennett
Donnell Middle School Administration

Donnell Boys Basketball Info:

Open Gyms

Tuesday 10/17 - 2:45 - 4:00

Tuesday 10/24 - 2:45 - 4:00

(We will have another open gym or two the week of 10/30, dependent on girls basketball tryout times. We will let you know)



November 6th thru 9th.

Times TBA

All students trying out must have completed all forms in Final Forms and have an up to date physical on file in the office or uploaded into Final Forms. If forms are not complete your student will be able to attend the tryout, but not participate.


Thank you,
Mark Ritzler
Donnell Middle School Administration

Last Wednesday the Findlay Middle School Cross Country team participated in a triangular meet with Fremont and Springfield at Walsh Park. The girls finished in first place with a team score of 24 points. Gabby Brankamp was first overall to pace the Trojans. Also scoring for Findlay were Eden Kempf, Daphne Paige, Norah Dolan and Adeline Collins. Despite first and third place finishes by Koe Caldwell and Cole Hermiller, the Trojan boys finished second as Fremont scored 27 and Findlay finished with 28.

This will be our last week of practice as we race Monday at the NLL Championship and Saturday at the Harding Invitational. You must have a qualifying time to run at the Harding Invitational so some runners may be done practicing as early as Tuesday of this week. Coaches will let you know on Tuesday if you are eligible to run on Saturday.

Here are the reminders and updates for the week ahead:

1) Monday - NLL Championship - Whiteford Valley Golf Club (7980 Beck Road, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267). There are two races for girls (5:00 and 5:30) and two races for boys (6:00 and 6:30) depending on your times so far this year. Busing will be the same as last Wednesday. Donnell runners will ride with football players to Glenwood at 2:15. Glenwood runners will wait in the cafeteria after school. Bus will leave Glenwood at 3:15 and pick-up will be at Glenwood upon return. For fans there is a $5.00 charge to park at this meet (cash only).

2) Tuesday - Normal practice time and pick-up at 4:30. We will be doing our final ice cream run for this season so make sure you bring your money.

3) Wednesday - If we can get a busing we will try to practice at high school with normal times for those running on Saturday.

4) Thursday - Normal practice time and pick-up at 4:30 for those running on Saturday.

5) Friday - Normal practice time with early pick-up (4:00) for those running on Saturday.

6) Saturday - Harding Invitational - Marion Harding High School (1500 Harding Highway E, Marion, OH). Bus will depart Findlay High School at 7:15 am. Return should be about 11:30/noon. 6TH grade race starts at 8:30 and costs $1.00 per runner payable at starting line. Middle School boys run at 9:15 and Middle School girls run at 9:45. There is a $5.00 entry fee per person with a maximum of $10.00 per vehicle.

Coach Nanamaker

Coach Patey


Thank you,
Fred Nanamaker
Findlay City Schools Administration

The season is coming close to the end!!

But this week: 

monday: Arrive at St Michaels by 4:30pm. Come ready to cheer them on and help during Warm Ups. Even though we aren’t playing same rules apply once warm ups start we are off our phones. 

tuesday: Away at  Arbor Hills. Bus leaves at 3:15. Again stay after school so we can leave ASAP. 

wednesday: Practice like normal. 

thursday: Away at Washington. Bus leaves at 3:15. Again stay after school so we can Leave ASAP. and it’s also the Volley for the Cure at the Highschool. 

Friday: Practice like Normal. 

October 11th will be our Last Practice before Tournaments start on October 12th. 
Are there any parents that would like to have an End of the season Parents vs Athletes scrimmage after practice 4:30-5:30 on October 11th? 
Our tournament is a 3 day tournament. We win we keep playing. Here’s the layout :

See everyone tomorrow!!!


Thank you,
Amanda Lowry
Donnell Middle School

Two more weeks!  Time flies!  This week:

Monday:  Practice 2:45-5

Tuesday:  Practice 2:45-5

Wednesday:  Game Day!  5:00.  Need Chain Gang!  Doors open at 3:45.  Walk to field at 4:10.  

Thursday:  "B" Game at Perrysburg at 6:00.  Will be on grass beside stadium so might want to bring lawn chairs.

If not going to B game, they have practice until 4:00.

Friday:  Practice 2:45-4


Thank you,
Jeff Stutzman
Donnell Middle School

See attached info on league opponent online ticket sales. 



Thank you,
Mark Ritzler
Donnell Middle School Administration

Hope everyone enjoyed this weekend.  Great weather!  Here is this weeks schedule.  Game is on Wednesday and we need 3 chain gang parents please.  Let me know if you can help.

Monday:  Practice 2:45-5

Tuesday:  Practice 2:45-5

Wednesday:  Home game vs BG  4:30

Thursday:  Practice 2:45-5

Friday:  No practice.  Middle School night at High School game.  Meet at tennis courts by 6:15.



Thank you,
Jeff Stutzman
Donnell Middle School

Happy Sunday!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! All relaxed and healed up to start our week!!

Reminder: 8th grade Home Games we set up:

•the net with Referee stand. •chairs for Home and Away seating. • the scorebook table with chairs. 
If the Bleachers are pulled out please set up Net immediately. Then we will begin our Pregame Warm up after 3pm when I get there. (attacking footwork, then serve receive with attack). So Ava and Emmalee please arrive by 3 just like practice. 
Should take 15-20 minutes. 

Monday: Home Game vs Napoleon

line Judges: Kathy Harris/ Ron Harris and Concessions: Jerica Ayers/ (open)

tuesday: Away at Farret. Bus leaves at 3:15pm. Stay after school. 

Wednesday: Practice

thursday: Home vs Timberstone

Line Judges: Emily Wolfe/ Jerica Ayers and concessions: Andrea Barger. 

Friday: Practice then BBQ chicken Dinner is after. 

Runners and Parents,

At the Van Buren Black Knight Invitational on Saturday our girl´s team finished in fourth place and our boy´s team finished in seventh place. Once again, Koe Caldwell was our top boy runner finishing in 9TH place out of 77 runners. Cole Hermiller (12:50.20) ran his best time of the season and finished in 17TH place. The girls were paced again by Gabby Brankamp (13:23.35) who placed 5TH out of 62 runners. Daphne Paige ran a season best time of 14.31.78 and placed 16TH. Emma Bernath raced in the 6TH grade fun run and finished her mile in less than 9 minutes. Great job to all who participated. Complete results can be seen at

Here are the reminders and updates for the week ahead:

1) Because there is no meet this Saturday and a meet the following Monday (October 2), our training schedule will be different this week.

2) Monday/Tuesday - Normal practice days and pick-up at 4:30.

3) Wednesday - All runners will travel to Fremont for a triangular meet with Springfield and Fremont. The meet will take place at Walsh Park (610 Morrison Street, Fremont, OH) and is scheduled to start at 4:30. Donnell runners will take bus # 2 (with 7TH grade football players) to Glenwood at 2:15. We will then all bus to Fremont. Following the meet in Fremont, all runners will be picked up at Glenwood if they ride the bus back to Findlay. Bus list will be finalized on Tuesday so make sure you know if you are riding to Fremont on the bus. This will be our speed workout for the week so you must run Wednesday if you want to qualify to run on October 2.

4) Wednesday - 6TH graders will not practice.

5) Thursday - Normal practice day and pick-up at 4:30. We will be jogging to Archies so bring money for ice cream. There will not be a slushee run on Friday this week.

6) Friday - Normal practice day and pick-up at 4:30.

7) Saturday - Will discuss at practice on Monday. 

Coach Nanamaker

Coach Patey


Thank you,
Fred Nanamaker
Findlay City Schools Administration


 Monday 9/25

Donnell VB w/ Napoleon  4:30 - Donnell MS


Tuesday 9/26

Donnell VB at Fassett - 4:30 - Fassett JH


Wednesday 9/27

7th FB at Bowling Green - 5:00 - BG HS Stadium

8th FB w/ Bowling Green - 4:30 - Donnell Stadium

MS CC at Fremont - 4:30 - Fremont - Walsh Park


Thursday 9/28

Donnell VB w/ Timberstone - 4:30 - Donnell MS


From Coach Sprout:

Open lift and speed and agility training for any 7th or 8th grade student who participates in a school sponsored sport will begin on Tuesday September 26.  We will meet in the weight room on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after school until 3:15.  For any questions please see Coach Sprout in room 313 or email him at

"Hello families, My name is Scott Miller. I am the boys varsity lacrosse head coach. After the growth that we have seen at the high school level, we are planning to create a middle school travel team. If you are interested, please fill out the google form to receive more updates throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you for your time and consideration."



Scott Miller





Runners and Parents,

Congratulations to our top runners last week. In our triangular meet with Fremont and Timberstone last Wednesday, Krithik Edlapalli was our top runner with a time of 19:54. Koe Caldwell was our fastest boy on Saturday with a time of 12:22.73. He placed 38TH out of 274 runners and decreased his time by 20 seconds from the week before. Gabby Brankamp was our top female runner with a time of 13:35.49. She placed 14TH out of 233 runners. Our girl´s team finished 8TH out of 25 teams. Complete results can be seen at

Here are the reminders and updates for the week ahead:

1) Monday/Tuesday/Thursday - Normal practice days. Pick-up at 4:30.

2) Wednesday - Meet with Anthony Wayne/Arbor Hills/Washington has been cancelled. We are not able to get a bus driver. All boys scheduled to run on that day will now run on Saturday at Owens Community College (Findlay Campus). See more information below.

3) Friday - Findlay High School Homecoming - Any middle school cross country athlete who wants to march with the team in the homecoming parade can do so. Coach Patey will be the point of contact (Coach Nanamaker will be parking cars) and will provide details on times and locations later this week. There will be no practice on this day but you should jog 20 to 25 minutes at home to get ready for Saturday.

4) Saturday - 6TH graders - There is a 1 mile fun run at Owens Community College (see details below) starting at 8:30 am. The cost to run is $2.00 and you must register at or go to baumspage, find the Van Buren Black Knight Invitational and click on the fun run to register. 

5) Saturday - All boys and girls will race this day at Owens Community College (3200 Bright Road, Findlay, OH). Girls run at 10:10 and boys run at 10:45. THERE IS NO BUS to or from this event. If you are running, you must be dropped off by a parent no later than 9:00 am and be picked up after your race. 

6) Saturday - Parents - All vehichles must use the Bright Road entrance. There will be a $5.00 admission charge. 

 Coach Nanamaker

Coach Patey

Hello everyone!  Here is this week schedule

Monday:  Practice 2:45-5:00

Tuesday:  Practice 2:45-5:00

Wednesday:  Game at Fassett (Oregon Clay)  Game time 5:00 leave as soon as possible after school.  Between 3 and 3:15 hopefully.

Thursday:  Practice 2:45-5:00

Friday:  No Practice


Thank you,
Jeff Stutzman
Donnell Middle School


  • The Donnel 8th grade VB team took BG to 3 sets: 25-19. 20-25. 25-22 and came out victorious for the win. Our Top Diggers were Davinee Harris with 14 digs, Gianna Howard 10 digs, Lily Rhoades with 8 digs and Ava Hammond-Wiler with 7 digs. Our top hitters were Davinee Harris with 12 kills, Gigi Howard 5 kills and Isabel Myer 4 kills.  And Breighlyn Schoemaker giving the team their First Monster Block of the evening.  Great job ladies!


  • With the Game tied 6 to 6 with 4 seconds left and the 8th Grade Trojans Football team lined up for a 24 yard field goal and Grayson Geiser's kick was good for the Trojans and won 9-6!  The defense bent a bit, but did not break!  Great defense all night.  Landon Echelberry, Kaidence Brubaker, David Baker, Dominic Burkett, Hunter Sertell, Paul Cooper and Jake Neat played great.  Max Gunka and Jake Neat had huge interceptions.  Game was tied at 6 with one minute to go and the Trojans went 96 yards for victory.  Echelberry hit Nash Montgomer for 65 yards and after an Echelberry run the Trojans set up for the winning field goal.  Great job boys!


Monday 9/18

Donnell VB w/ Anthony Wayne - 4:30 - Donnell MS


Tuesday 9/19

Donnell VB w/ Perrysburg - 4:30 - Donnell MS


Wednesday 9/20

7th FB w/ Fassett - 4:30 - Donnell Stadium

8th FB at Fassett - 5:00 - Clay HS Stadium


Thursday 9/21

Donnell VB at Glenwood - 4:30 - Glenwood MS

7th FB w/ Timberstone - 5:00 - Donnell Stadium


Saturday 9/23

Donnell VB at Lima Bath - 10:00 am - Bath MS

Cross Country at Owens CC Invite - Findlay Campus




Girls Volley Ball

  • On Tuesday Night the 8th Grade girls VB team defeated Lima North Middle school in 2 sets - 25-20 and 30-28.  The Top servers were Lucille Barger and Davinee Harris both serving up 6 Aces. Our Top Digger on defense goes to Davinee Harris with 8 digs on defense. And our Top Hitters for the Night goes to Gianna Howard managing 5 kills and Davinee Harris racking up 4 kills.Great job ladies!


  • On Tuesday night the 7th grade Girls VB team defeated Lima North MS in two sets - 25-10 each!  Great job ladies!

8th Grade Football Team

The Trojan 8th grade football team traveled to Sylvania last night and lost a hard fought game to Timberstone 20-6. The defense played a hard fought game causing 3 turnovers, an interception by Gonzalez, Howard caused and recovered a fumble and Melton also had a fumble recovery. The defense also blocked a punt. Fuller also lead the team with tackles for a loss. Great job of team defense not allowing any points in the second half. On offense the Trojan’s  scored on a 15 yard touchdown pass from Houston to Bernath. Brickner, Fuller and Houston lead the team in rushing. 



Please see the attachment for information about the Findlay City Schools Middle School Show Choir Electric Youth, open to all 6-8 grade students in FCS!  The registration deadline is September 29, 2023, and all registration information is included in the attachment.  Please email with any questions.



Thank you,
Kelly Cheney
Findlay City Schools Administratio

Thursday 9/14

Donnell VB w/ Bowling Green - 4:30 - Donnell MS

Findlay 8th FB at Perrysburg - 7:00 - Perrysburg Stadium


Saturday 9/16

Findlay CC at Troy Twilight CC Invite - Troy Memorial Stadium


8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Hello 8th grade families!

Next Wednesday, September 6th, there will be an informational meeting regarding the Washington DC trip 8th grade students will have the opportunity to take part in this spring, May 9th-11th. A representative from the travel company will be present to discuss the itinerary and cost of the trip, along with additional details regarding the payment schedule. We will also be sharing initial fundraising opportunities with more information regarding additional fundraising coming throughout the school year.

This meeting will be combined for both Donnell and Glenwood middle schools and will be held in the Findlay High School auditorium at 6:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, any information shared at the meeting will be communicated via Final Forms and school newsletters in the days following. Please contact the building if you have additional questions regarding this year's 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.

Thank you!



Thank you,
Drew Bauman
Findlay City Schools Administration




See info below from St. Francis for our game there Thursday


Event Details

  • JH Football - St. Francis de Sales vs Donnell
    • Thursday 9/7 at 6PM
  • SFS LaValley Field // 2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607

Parking -

  • BUS parking, unloading, and loading is on the curb in front of Gesu Church on Parkside Blvd.
    • Buses are NOT permitted in the lot near the stadium/Gesu off of Parkside Blvd.
  • Officials, coaches, athletes, and spectators' parking is located in the lots near the stadium/Gesu off of Parkside Blvd. 
    • Additional parking is available behind Gesu and on Parkside Blvd.
    • Parking is also available on the west side of St. Francis but requires a further walk.

Concessions/Locker Rooms/Streaming/Etc.

  • Concessions will be NOT available for this game
  • Locker room space will only be provided to the visiting team for emergency situations/severe weather
  • Water jugs will be available on each bench
    • Teams should bring their own water bottles and/or cups 
  • Athletic trainer & AED will be on site
    • Visiting team must bring their own medkit for pregame care

Tickets -  Please share with parents, players, students, etc.

  • Online ticket sales only // NO CASH SALES at the gate
    • QR codes at gates that will take spectators to the ticket site
  • or download the HomeTown Fan App (search 43607)
  • Tickets are $5
    • General admission only (no student or senior citizen discount)
  • All individuals 6 years of age or older must purchase a ticket
  • Gates will open to spectators 45 minutes prior to the start of the first game
  • No re-entry & no free entry after halftime (must have a ticket)


Thank you,
Mark Ritzler
Donnell Middle School Administration