Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School welcomes Mr. Lukas Messmer, new Physical Education and Health instructor. A graduate of Southridge High School, Mr. Messmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, from Indiana University. He will teach junior high school Physical Education and Health.
Wood Memorial finished 28-1 under head coach Johnnie Bartley and the Trojans won a state title for the first time in school history in any sport. They appeared in the finals for the second time in girls basketball after finishing runner-up to Oregon-Davis in 2007.
Brenna Maikranz led the Trojans with 26 points, including 10-of-14 shooting from the free throw line. Carsen Robinson scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and Sydney Day added 10 points. Lexi Lashbrook had seven points and 12 rebounds and while Chloe Barley finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Wood Memorial’s Brenna Maikranz named Mental Attitude Award winner
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Brenna Maikranz of Wood Memorial High School as the winner of the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award in Class A Girls Basketball.
The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by her principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
Academically, Maikranz ranks 16th in her senior class and has been a starter for every basketball game all four years. She has also played soccer for four years and will play her fourth year of softball this spring. She also has served as Yearbook Editor, was involved in the Prom Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council.
“She is respected, revered by students, parents, instructors, teammates, coaches, opponents, coaches, administrators, ministers and school-community members in all ways,” said Principal Kevin R. Smith. “Brenna is someone that everyone should have the opportunity to get to know, she will leave a lasting impression.”
She is the daughter of Brian and the late Lisa Maikranz of Oakland City and plans to enroll in a Pre-Veterinary program of study with the goal of enrolling in Purdue University’s Veterinary Sciences program. Brenna also becomes the first Wood Memorial student-athlete to receive an IHSAA mental attitude award.
2016 -17 State Girls’ Basketball 42nd Annual IHSAA State Tournament
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Union City Indians (24-4) vs Wood Memorial Trojans (27-1) — 9:30 a.m. cst.
The IHSAA GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS A STATE FINALS GAME WILL BE ON TV. FOX MIDWEST. 9:30 A.M. cst.
Tickets will go on sale for the IHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals on Monday, February 20 in the WM Athletic Office. Tickets Price is $15.00.
Everyone must have a ticket and seats are assigned. (Age 2 and under do not need a ticket)
Tickets will be sold in the following manner:
Tuesday, February 21 — 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold to the public.
Tuesday, February 21 — Tickets will be sold at the Wood Memorial Boys JV/Varsity basketball game..Game time is 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 — Tickets will be sold to WMHS and WMJH Students (during the school day)
Wednesday, February 22 — 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold to the public.
Thursday, February 23 — 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold to the public.
**Barton Elementary, Francisco Elementary, and Oakland City Elementary will take the names of students that want to buy a IHSAA Girls State Finals ticket. Students must sign up for a ticket by Wednesday, February 22. Students must pay for the ticket when signing up. Elementary students that sign up for a ticket will be seated in the student cheer section. WM Athletic Director will deliver the tickets to the Elementary Schools on Thursday, February 23**
***If parents want their student to sit with them at the game, they may purchase the students ticket when tickets are sold to the public but the student will not be in the student cheer section***
Orders will be available on Tuesday at the area schools. All money and orders due no later than Wednesday at noon. Tie Dye will only be available in short sleeve. All other shirts will be in green.
IHSAA GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMI-STATE @ JEFFERSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
February 18, 2017
WOOD MEMORIAL VS INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY
3:00 pm (Oakland City Time)
Doors open at 2:00 pm (Oakland City TIme)
Jeffersonville High School: 2315 Allison Lane Jeffersonville, Indiana
Tickets for the IHSAA Girls Basketball Semi-State will go on sale in the Wood Memorial Athletic office on Tuesday, February 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WM will sell tickets until Thursday, February 16. Tickets will also be sold at the WM Boys basketball game on Tuesday, February 14. Price is $8.00.
Wood Memorial High School will have a caravan to the Girls Semi-State on February 18th to Jeffersonville High School. The caravan will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the Wood Memorial High School north parking lot.
Regional Shirts are available for order at the high school and junior high office. All orders have to be in by noon on Wednesday, February 15.