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“Futbol,” a.k.a., soccer, is not the only football being played in Germany any

Six-foot-2, 205 pound Cardinal Stritch junior
offensive lineman (63) Florian Fuchs is not
out of place among his teammates at practice,
even though Fuchs is a foreign exchange
student from Germany. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)


Cardinal Stritch’s 6-1, 205 pound two-way lineman Florian Fuchs, a foreign exchange student from Germany, would rather play football than soccer.

“I like hitting people,” Fuchs said with a slight hint of a German accent. “I don’t like soccer.”

“That was one reason why I wanted to come to America, because football here is so big. It’s much bigger than in Germany,” Fuchs continued.

Fuchs is planning to try out for the Stritch wrestling and baseball teams, also. This fall, Fuchs has been getting plenty of playing time as an offensive and defensive lineman for Stritch gridiron coach Joe Gutilla.

Gutilla’s only regret is that he can’t keep Fuchs around another year. Because he’s an exchange student, Fuchs is expecting to return to his family in Germany after the school year ends.

“He helps us out on special teams as a blocker and on kick-off teams and that kind of stuff, but not in any skilled position,” Fuchs said. “He’s a lineman and he enjoys playing there.


Boogie-woogie artist Live in the House in Pemberville
Matthew Ball, who is fast becoming Detroit’s premier boogie-woogie artists, will take the stage Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. for the next show in the Pemberville Opera House’s “Live in the House” series.

Ball got his start in jazz in 2001 after he attended a hometown boogie-woogie festival. He was so awestruck by the performances there that he left his career as an attorney to become a blues and boogie-woogie performing artist.

With a little help from Bob Seeley, from boogie's hall of fame, Ball joined the ranks of iconic blues masters in 2005 when headlining at the exclusive Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Beeker’s General Store, or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit for more about this or other upcoming events at the Opera House.




It will be over-the-top magical mayhem
as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
roll their whimsical circus spectacular
into the Lucas County Arena Nov. 11-15.
(Photo courtesy of 2009 Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will present, “Over the Top,” a wacky and whimsical circus spectacular Nov. 11-15 at the Lucas County Arena in Toledo.

Audiences will experience maniacal mayhem as Ringmaster Chuck Wagner and clown eccentric Tom Dougherty compete for control of a magical top hat that brings to life their fantastical imaginations.

From the silliness evoked by the clown to the stupendous spectacle conjured by the Ringmaster, Over the Top provides excitement for the whole family. Dogs fly, Asian elephants skip, hop and groove and one courageous man stands eye to eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers, all at the 138th Edition of The Greatest Show on Earth.



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