Thursday, September 18, 2008


Tim Giesel Jr. Photo from newspaper clipping - 2008
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Our kinsman Tim Giesel is in the news again. Tim, who is 17 years old, was named "Player of the Week" by his hometown newspaper The Chronicle for his outstanding record for the LaGrange, Ohio "Wildcats". A senior in high school, Tim "… led the Wildcats to a 2-1 record, recording five goals and an assist. His big week included his fort hat trick (3 points) of the season in a 4-1 win over Admiral King. He had a pair of goals and another assist in a 5-3 win over Patriot Athletic Conference opponent Brookside.
Bio: Giesel's five goals and three assists lead the Wildcats in both categories. He's also on the baseball team and is the place-kicker for the football team. He's nailed three field goals this season, the longest a 37 yarder against Monroeville. Giesel is a good student and enjoys history. He's a member of the school's Model United Nations.
Looking ahead: He would like to play baseball at either Kent State or Tiffin University. (article sent to Gerald Fecht by his grandmother Phyllis Giesel in September 2008).
Earlier in the year, Tim's soccer coach stated: "We’ve had great senior leadership from Tim (Geisel).

“Moving him from goal last year into the field this year, we kind of wondered how he’d react. But he responded very well. He’s our leading goal scorer and he’s scorer and he’s leading in assists.”
Timothy Dean Giesel Jr. was born in Elyria, Lorain Country, Ohio. His birthday is on the 16th of August. He is the son of Linda and Timothy Giesel Sr. Tim is the great grandson of Forest Autumn Weaver (the brother of Leona Belle Weaver Crites) and descendent of John S. Weaver.
Our young relative Tim Giesel Jr. has been involved in sports since starting school. In 1999, the following was published about him:
"Timothy, who will be in fourth grade at West Carlisle Elementary this fall, was invited to participate in Atlanta, after winning his age level in the Diamond Skills Baseball Competition at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. the contest was a test of hitting, running, fielding and throwing of several age groups of young ball players. That, alone was quite a feat for the youngster, having been chosen the winner from among 30 winners in each age group at every major league ball park. Tim has learned his skills as a member of the Grafton Cable Team for class H Hot Stove in the LaGrange Hot Stove League, as well as through his dad’s coaching.
The Atlanta events were held at Turner Field, just prior to the nationally televised MLB Home Run Derby. The Major League Baseball Association provided airfare and hotel accommodations for Tim and his dad, Tim. They were treated to many other memory-making events, including seeing all the Major League Players up close and personal and receiving hats, jerseys, signed baseballs, baseball cards, and pennants, as well as a toy store gift certificate.
Timothy’s mom Linda, was there when dad and Tim arrived home July 12th. Tim brought home a huge plaque, awarded to him for first place in the 7-8 year old division. Somehow, however, the memories of the event, for Tim and his parents will probably always be bigger. “

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