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        Separated by less than eight miles via State Route 51, Woodmore High School and Genoa High School are natural rivals.

        It's a gridiron rivalry that dates back to 1972 and the Suburban Lakes League, which the teams were part of for 40 years. You can go back even further and find the Comets facing off with Elmore and Woodville when the schools were members of the Lakeshore Conference and Sandusky Bay Conference.

        Now, both teams are members of the Northern Buckeye Conference and the Comets own an 11-game winning streak in the series. The Comets opened the season 5-0 and 2-0 in the NBC and are ranked first in the Associated Press Division V statewide poll. The Comets are also first in the Region 18 standings with 10.45 points.

        Oregon will be seeking requests for proposals for downtown development.

        City council last year passed a resolution in support of designating a zoning overlay as the first step in creating a downtown area that contains retail, residential, an entertainment district, and open green space along Navarre Avenue,. The overlay district covers three areas bordered by Isaac Streets Drive, Navarre Avenue, Coy Road, Dustin Road, and Pickle Road, an area that totals 167 acres.

        A six-year-old girl is recovering after being shot by her brother.

        Oregon police responded to a report of a juvenile being shot at 224 Van Buren St. at 5:56 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. Upon arrival, police found the six-year-old girl had been shot in the arm. It was determined that the girl’s seven-year-old brother had accidentally shot her after finding the firearm in a dresser drawer.

First-year Waite football coach Brian Lee Jr. has every intention of teaching his players about more than just football.

Lee, who replaced Kirk Heidelberg as the Indians’ coach, said he had to learn about life the hard way as a youth, and now he wants to help his players make better choices than he did.

“When I was in school I didn’t have anyone to really relate to me on a man-to-man, this-is-how-life-is-like level,” Lee said. “I didn’t have anyone to fill those roles for me. When I went to college, I was immature. More than half of my (players) come from single-parent homes. Being in their life, showing them a young man who came from the same environment, if I do something positive, you can do something positive. The sky’s the limit.

“I have 10 seniors and my goal is that all 10 of them have good jobs outside of football. These kids need to know what you do if you lose your mom and dad and you have to take care of your little brother. I’m a life coach and football is a bonus. To give these kids what they need to know in day-to-day life, that’s me.”

 

 

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