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Eighteen-year-old Amed Issa is hanging around Waite High School for one reason — to finish his classes in Toledo Public Schools’ aviation program.

It is a three-year program that students take coinciding with their four-year high school education, and often students need additional time to finish the aviation program.

Issa, who will turn 19 this summer, entered his freshman year at Waite in the fall of 2012. A long distance cross country and track runner, he thought this could be his finest season ever. But, alas, it was his fifth year on the team and the Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled that he had used up his eligibility.

So, Issa did the next best thing — took initiative, became a “coach,” and this winter is helping Waite’s track athletes get a step ahead.

Visiting Kent State University took the lead for good with a third-quarter run, and the Golden Flashes kept that lead with a solid performance from the free-throw line in the fourth period Wednesday night. 

KSU came away with a 70-60 win over the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team in Mid-American Conference action at the Stroh Center.

For the Falcons, 6-foot-1 freshman Andrea Cecil (Oak Harbor) led the Falcons with 14 points, the highest total of her young career. She was 5-for-9 from the field, including 2-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc, and made both of her free throws. She also had two rebounds, an assist and blocked two shots in 24 minutes on the court.

The Falcons fell to 7-20 overall and 3-12 in the MAC.

And in the Toledo Mud Hens corner — coming on Friday, June 30 to Fifth Third Field — the defending IBF lightweight world champion bobble head…Robert Easter, Jr. 


Easter defended his IBF lightweight world title against Luis Cruz on Friday, February 10, to a hometown sellout crowd at the Huntington Center.  Easter’s record now stands at an impressive 19-0, 14 KOs. 


Robert Easter, Jr. joins a lineup of promotional bobble head giveaways for the 2017 Mud Hens season including Andrew Miller, former Mud Hens pitcher, and the reissue of the popular Jamie Farr M*A*S*H bobble head.


Tickets for the 2017 Mud Hens season are on sale now including opening day single game tickets and packages for the opening day rooftop parties and Opening Day Brewfest.  To purchase or for more information, call 419-725-4367 or visit



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