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Jacob Huss swings into Woodmore coaching position

The Woodmore varsity baseball team will be working hard this spring under the direction of new head coach Jacob Huss.

Huss started coaching in 2003 and since then has coached Genoa Little League, as well as junior varsity and assistant varsity at Lakota High School before coming to Woodmore.

With several returning seniors, Huss feels he will have great leadership that will lead the team positivity.

“I’m excited for the season,” said Huss. “There are upperclassmen that can take charge and lead the team to a successful season.”

Huss has been the JV coach since 2010, so he is excited to take on the new position because he has worked with the upcoming varsity players before. Many of the players this year are excited to see Huss take charge.

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University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke, right,
shown here with former Michigan player Jordan Kovacs
(Clay), was the keynote speaker at the National Football
Foundation's 52nd Annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner put on
at the Toledo Wistert Chapterof the NFF.  The Toledo
Wistert Chapterof the NFF acknowledges the
exceptional accomplishments of selected senior
football players from the area.

“He’s very positive and enthusiastic,” said sophomore Matt Depner. “He’s my favorite coach because he doesn’t bring anyone down and works solely on fundamentals.”

Starting fresh with a new coach for some schools could be a setback, but not for Woodmore baseball.

“We should have a good season,” said senior Erich Greulich. “I hope to help the team to get to the top of the league and also have a good tournament run.”

Both Depner and Greulich admire Huss as a coach because of his calmness in a tough situation and dedication to making the team better each day.

“This year might be a struggle due to the number of pitchers and loss of a few key players from graduating or not coming out this season,” said Depner. “But with hard work we will pull through.”

Coach Huss added, “Wins and losses aren’t the only way to measure a team. We hope to have every athlete grow on and off the field.” (— by Window To Woodmore staff writer Maddy Hines)


Walleye Winterfest

Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica, has already hit its first ticket milestone. Ten thousand tickets have already been sold for the first two outdoor hockey games in ECHL history. The games will be played at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo on December 27, 2014 and January 3, 2015.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled that nine months before Winterfest the demand for tickets is so great, said Erik Ibsen, assistant general manager of ticket sales. “We hope these games mirror a Mud Hens opening day crowd and we believe this excitement will continue to grow as the games get closer.”

The Toledo Walleye take the ice December 27 to face Kalamazoo and take on Fort Wayne a week later on January 3. These two games are part of a ten-day community-wide Winterfest celebration. The outdoor rink will also host an alumni game between Toledo and Fort Wayne, a college game between Bowling Green State University and Robert Morris University, more than 100 youth, high school and adult hockey games, as well as several community open skates.

Winterfest ticket packages are currently available for all Walleye and Mud Hens Game Plan Holders. Call the Toledo Walleye box office at 419-725-9255 to be put on a list to receive ticket information updates. Fans wanting to schedule a group event during Winterfest can call the box office or visit www.toledowalleye.com/winterfest.


Rieker resigns

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School has announced that Dave Rieker will not be returning as the head coach for the boys’ basketball team next year. Rieker has been the head coach at Stritch for four years and compiled a 37-53 record during that time.


 

Rathbun, Hetrick in all-star game

Oak Harbor boys’ basketball player Andrew Rathbun and girls’ player Amanda Hetrick will compete at the Wendy’s-WLEC All-Star Basketball Game Mar. 26 at Perkins High School. The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys’ game follows.


Coaching openings

Woodmore High School is looking to fill the position of head varsity football coach. Interested candidate should forward a letter of interest, resume, and references to Mr. Jim Kieper, High School Principal, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont Street, Elmore, Ohio 43416; or via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline is Mar. 26.

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Genoa High School is seeking applicants to fill a head girls’ soccer coaching position. Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Mike Thomas, Athletic Director at Genoa High School, 2980 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd., Genoa, OH 43430. Deadline to receive applications is Mar. 28.

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Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School has an opening for a head boys’ basketball coach. Candidate must be able to pass all OHSAA, Toledo Diocesan, and school certifications. No teaching positions are available at this time. Send your resume and three references to Athletic Director Craig Meinzer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline to apply is Apr. 13.

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Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School has an opening for a head girls’ basketball coach. Candidate must be able to pass all OHSAA, Toledo Diocesan, and school certifications. This is to fill an interim position from this past season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Please send your resume and three references to Athletic Director Craig Meinzer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline to apply is Apr. 13.