Katelyn Wobken, a Wayne State College student and softball player, calls the play at the plate during a game at the Dirt Devil Classic softball tournament in Wayne. The 22-year old Wobken has been an ASA-certified since she was 12 years old. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) The days of a middle-aged, overweight, gruff looking […]
Inducted into the Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame at Tuesday’s Wayne High Athletic Banquet were (from left) Rocky Ruhl, Monica (Novak) Christie and Brad Hochstein. (Photo copyright Mikey C Productions) Memories of their days competing for Wayne High School and the lessons learned from those who coached them and played alongside them were flowing as […]
About 20 girls are part of the Girls On The Run program at Wayne Elementary School. Courtney Maas (back right) is the leader of the program, with help from Casey Hunter (back left). (Photo by Michael Carnes) Learning a healthy lifestyle and developing positive self-esteem has helped a number of Wayne area school-age girls enjoy […]
Members of the Wayne State women’s rugby team get ready to load up the bus for a trip to Pittsburgh for the National Small College Rugby Organization 7-on-7 championship tournament that runs this weekend. The Wildcats are the three-time defending national champions and the only school to have won the 7-on-7 title since NSCRO began […]
This weekend is Rugby Weekend in Wayne America as the Battle on the Plains prepares for a two-day marathon of games at the Wayne Rugby Park. On this week’s edition of Voice of Wayne America, we talk with Wayne State rugby coach Darrin Barner as final preparations are made for a 72-team festival of rugby […]
After signing his “letter of intent,” Gibson was joined out on the baseball field by his new teammates for a team photo behind home plate at the Chapman Complex. As the newest Wildcat, Gibson will take part in team practices and games as his schedule allows and will be part of the team both during […]
Here in Wayne America, Mike is back after spending a few days in Omaha at the state wrestling tournament. He talks about upcoming Wayne High and Wayne State sports and introduces the newest member of his family.
The Nebraska State Wrestling Championships start on Thursday in Omaha, but the memories of the tournament are still fresh in the mind of one Wayne resident who holds a small part in the history of Nebraska high school wrestling. Matt Nelson looks back with fondness at the run of success he had 15 years ago […]
Here in Wayne America, it’s a great day to recognize winners from the annual Wayne Area Chamber banquet and wish Wayne High sports teams well with conference and district play coming up. Mike steps outside to talk about what’s going on.
Greetings from Wayne America — this is The Voice of Wayne America podcast, an online program where we sit down with somebody who has a connection to Wayne, whether it’s a local resident, a former resident or somebody with ties to the community, and we’ll talk about their field of interest and how it ties […]