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Genoa’s Alexa Ansell transfers to play volleyball at Owens
Former Genoa volleyball player Alexa Ansell will be playing volleyball at Owens Community College this fall. The right side hitter is transferring from Northern Kentucky University.

Ansell is one of nine first-year student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent to play NJCAA intercollegiate women’s volleyball for the Owens during the upcoming season.

The Owens women’s volleyball program is led by Coach Sonny Lewis and competes at the NJCAA Division II level.

The Express women’s volleyball program completed their 2009 season with a 32-20 overall record. Owens finished in second place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (9-3 record). The team’s season concluded with a loss to St. Clair County CC in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships.

“The incoming class may be the most talented group of student-athletes ever to play volleyball at Owens, which is saying a lot as the program has a long and storied history of academic and athletic excellence,” said Lewis, whose teams have captured 10 out of the last 12 conference titles.

“Each individual brings a wide variety of skills and abilities to this year’s team, which complements an experienced group of returning veterans. I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and the potential of capturing another conference title.”

Other first-year student-athletes receiving volleyball scholarships are defensive specialist Elizabeth Comes  (Sylvania Southview); middle blocker and outside hitter Brittany Egbert (Hopewell-Loudon); middle blocker and outside hitter Julia Haupricht (Central Catholic); outside hitter Ashley Horak (Bowling Green and Eastern Kentucky University transfer); middle blocker and outside hitter Alexandria McAfee (Milan, Mich.); setter and outside hitter Erin Schatzle (Monroe, Mich.); defensive specialist Alyssa Pelish (Central Catholic), and right side hitter Allison Seifker (Monroeville).


Football Jamboree
Gentlemen...the football coaching masses have spoken. The date is set...Sunday, August 8...the location is set…and Ron Bihn is going to be the host at Pub 51, Woodville Road, one-half mile east of the Woodville Mall. The time is set for 7-9 p.m.

What is the event? is hosting a football coaches’ preview jamboree.

The internet broadcasting station announced that coaches from Clay, Genoa, Lake, and Northwood will attend. Station officials say there will be parking lot bands, a dunk tank, and a table on a riser (indoors) with eight chairs for four coaches and four media gurus. Coaches are encouraged to bring other staff members, key players, and senior leaders.

“It looks to be a good time and a great way to kick off our second season,” said co-partner Rick Waldron.

Pistons Camp
Owens Community College will offer area basketball players the Detroit Pistons 2010 Youth Basketball Training Camp Tour, July 26-29.

The youth camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. “Owens Community College is proud to once again collaborate with the Detroit Pistons organization and host an exciting week of basketball for area youth throughout Northwest Ohio,” said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics.

Camp instructors for the four-day event will include Detroit Pistons officials and players, Michigan college and high school coaches, and current and former collegiate basketball stars for youth in grades 1-12.

The registration fee for the camp is $179 per participant and space is limited. In addition, each individual will receive a Detroit Pistons’ reversible training camp jersey, a basketball and one free ticket to a Pistons home game and courtside pass.

During the past 13 years more than 27,000 boys and girls have attended the Detroit Pistons Training Camp Tour occurring throughout Ohio and Michigan. For more information, call 567-661-7973, 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7973 or 248-377-8653.

Sports Announcements
The Lake Erie "NFL" Flag Football League will have fall sign ups on July 17 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Municipal Building. The Lake Erie Flag Football League is open to all players in grades 1-6 co-ed with no residency requirements. This is a five versus five no blocking league directly affiliated with the NFL through Cost per player is $60 which includes an NFL Reversible Jersey to keep.  Financial arrangements can be accommodated. E-mail


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