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There is not a single senior on this year’s Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Boys Basketball first team, which is good for local prep fans.

That means they get to watch them develop and play at least one more year or even longer in some cases. That’s because three are sophomores and one is a freshman.

Four of the six first-teamers were still playing in the Division III district tournament at Central Catholic’s Sullivan Center, which turned out to be a showcase of local talent involving Northern Buckeye Conference co-champions Genoa and Eastwood and regional semifinalist Cardinal Stritch.

The reason there are six is because in voting by 10 local coaches and 10 area media members there was a tie for the fifth and final spot, so we are awarding both with first team.

Gibsonburg fit well in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. However, the Sandusky Bay Conference’s River Division seemed like an even better fit. 

Gibsonburg is currently in its sixth year in the TAAC, and the marriage has worked well. The Bears have been one of the most competitive schools in the conference while providing the TAAC with a bigger school that includes new facilities.

Yet, the pull of joining a conference that's closer to home was too much for Gibsonburg to resist, and the school will become an official member of the SBC in the 2018-19 school year after a unanimous 5-0 vote by the board of education.

        The Eastern Community YMCA, 2960 Pickle Rd., Oregon, and Western Basin Toledo AAU basketball will host a two-day basketball skills clinic for students in grades 5-12 with instruction provided by Coach Arnold Sutter. The clinic is for all levels, from beginner to a seasoned player. Sutter offers four clinics a year, and achievement awards are provided by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The clinic, which is open to members and non-members, is April 11 and 13 and cost is $25. Contact the Eastern Community YMCA at 419-691-3523, register at the front desk, email Dayre Carpenter at or visit


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