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Wayne Pride headed to Tokyo

By Sarah Shurge – Wayne Memorial alumni, Ohio State sprinter, and Big Ten champion, Anavia Battle, will represent the United States in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Battle qualified for the U.S. women’s Olympic team after placing third in the 200-meter dash on...
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Schools kick-off NFL flag football

Wayne-Westland Community Schools kicked off the first NFL Flag Football games of the season recently. Teams from Adams, Franklin and Stevenson Middle School face off against other teams from Wayne County. Games will be played every Friday evening through June 18 at either John...
Posted On 11 May 2021
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Lady Zebras headed to Final Four

Wayne Memorial led by head coach Jarvis Mitchell (17-2) beat Temperance Bedford (18-5) 59-35 on April 4, 2021 to win the Division 1 state quarterfinal. Senior forward Alanna Micheaux scored 18 points in the final 24 minutes to lead Wayne Memorial to victory. Photos by Ryan Wright
Posted On 18 Apr 2021
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Students return to school after almost a year

By Carolyn Marnon – March 1 marked the day that students were allowed back into the buildings in the Wayne Westland Community School District. The Return to Learn initiative has students transitioning from all-remote learning to the hybrid method. Students have been divided...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021
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Local young woman is 7-time big ten champion

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne Memorial High School graduate Anavia Battle has the fastest 200-meter dash time for 2020 out of all professional and collegiate athletes. Anavia registered a 22.66 which also became a facility record at a recent track and field event at Clemson...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Wayne graduates making sport headlines

By Ryan Wright – Wayne Memorial has been silently producing Division 1 (D1) talent over the past couple of years. Not only is WMHS producing student athletes, but the athletes are actually making waves across the nation. In February 2017, graduate Anavia Battle became first...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Wayne Memorial High School student athletes of the month

Victoria Ley is captain of the Varsity Volleyball team and was first librero, a defensive specialist position, this season. Victoria comes to practice every day ready to work with a positive mindset. As a supportive team captain, she is always rooting on her teammates and helping...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Wayne Zebra fall sport season underway

By Ryan Wright – The Wayne Memorial High School varsity football team faced the Plymouth Wildcats in the first game of the 2019 season on August 29. With new coach Jari Brown, who was hired over the summer, the Zebra’s lost 43-0. The Wayne Zebras did show they could have a...
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Hall-of-fame hockey player subject of movie that will raise funds for Champions of Wayne program

By Carolyn Marnon – Champions of Wayne is partnering with Phoenix Theatres for the Annual Premier Red Carpet Fundraiser and an exclusive private screening of “Willie” on Wednesday, September 25. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at www.championsofwayne.org....
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Wayne Memorial welcomes new athletic director

By Carolyn Marnon and Ryan Wright – Married 14 years to his middle-school sweetheart, Jason Malloy and his wife, Ornella, have been together since middle school. They have two daughters, Ariana (age 11) and Jada (age 9). “I love my family. I love spending time with them. I...
Posted On 25 Aug 2019