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The 10th Annual Northwood Ranger Baseball Alumni Game will be held Aug. 16 at the high school starting at 1 p.m. A home run derby will be held first, starting at 11 a.m.

This year’s game will feature honorary head coach Jeff Meyers, who is the winningest baseball coach all-time at Northwood, compiling 201 wins in 11 seasons at the helm.

His teams captured eight league titles (1979-1985, 1989), four district runners-up finishes (1983, 1986, 1988, 1989), one district championship (1984), and one regional runner-up finish (1984).

Meyers also coached five All-Ohio Players — Joe Vancena (1983), Todd Mahaney (1984), Scott Rode (1985), Jeff Schwegler (1986), and Dave Minarcin (1987).

Meyers then relocated to Key Largo, Fla. to take the reins at Coral Shores High School where he accumulated another 143 wins and four league titles in eight seasons for the Hurricanes.

A post-game party will be held at the Northwood VFW starting at 5 p.m. Contact Pat McGaharan at 419-704-2194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Shirling heading to Lourdes
Lourdes University head coach Jo Ann Gordon has announced that Samantha Shirling has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Gray Wolves beginning with the 2015 season.

714Shirling
Lourdes University softball
signee Samantha Shirling
an Eastwood Graduate.
(press file photo by Russ
Lytle)

A right-handed pitcher from Millbury, Shirling posted a 27-2 record in the circled for her career at Eastwood High School, including a 22-2 mark as a senior. The Eagles tallied a 56-6 record overall during her two seasons with the varsity squad.

“We are excited to have Samantha join the Gray Wolf family,” Gordon stated. “She is a proven winner at the high school level and is a true student of the game. I expect her to make an immediate impact and provide depth to our pitching staff.”

Shirling was a First Team All-Northern Buckeye Conference selection as a senior at Eastwood while also garnering First Team All-District accolades. She was the recipient of the team’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award in 2014 along with being named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Upon arriving at Lourdes, Shirling intends to study nursing.


Eddie George speaks Friday
Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Famer, and NFL Rookie of the Year Eddie George will be the keynote speaker at the Seventh Annual Parker's Purpose Dinner Auction on July 18 at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed in Gibsonburg.

This event is Parker’s Purpose biggest fundraiser each year. Support enables the organization to continue helping many families with children in need. If interested in attending or donating an auction item, email Parker’s Purpose president Todd Drusback at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-680-9568.


Sports announcements
Woodmore High School is looking to fill its vacancy as the boys and girls varsity track and field coach. Positions in counseling office and special education (MH) are available. Candidate should have previous interscholastic track and field coaching experience. Any interested candidate should forward letter of interest, resume, and references to: Steve Barr, Athletic Director, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore, Ohio 43416; or e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline is July 1.

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Lake fall soccer registration is open for children ages 4-13 regardless of whether they have played before or not. Register online at www.lakesoccer.net or for information call 419-376-9767. Deadline is July 15. No late registrations accepted.

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The Cardinal Stritch Athletic Department will be hosting its 12th Annual Cardinal Classic Golf Outing at Maumee Bay Golf Course on Aug. 16 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $99 and covers green fees and cart, lunch, skins, putting contest, door prizes, cart prize, and dinner afterwards on the bay. If interested visit http://www.katerischools.org/cardinal-stritch-high-school to print a form or contact Craig Meinzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 419-693-0465, ext 211 or 213.

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The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis will host its 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Aug. 1 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. Call John Eisenhart for info at 419-346-0231.

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The 17th Annual Aaron J. Lawniczak Golf Memorial is July 19 at Tanglewood Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Scholarship recipients are McKayla Phillips and Christine Russell. Cost is $70 per player or $280 per team. Send golfers’ names, checks payable and send to Aaron J. Lawniczak Memorial, 20673 Fostoria Rd., Luckey, OH 43443. Call Joe Lawniczak at 419-376-7648.

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Volunteer Coaches needed. Current NYSCA certification and records check a must. Inquire at the East Toledo Family Center 1020 Varland Avenue, call 419-691-1429, 419-691-1884, or visit www.etfc.org.

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Owens Community College alumni will hold its annual Alumni Fever Night at Fifth Third Field Aug. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., when an all-you-can-eat buffet will be held until game time at 7 p.m. Fireworks are after the game. Tickets are available at $13 for Owens Alumni Association members and $8 for youth tickets. These prices are extended to your immediate family members. Non-Association Member pricing is $30 for adults and $25 for youth. Children 12 and under are considered youth. Registration deadline is July 25. Purchase tickets online at www.owens.edu/alumni or by calling 567-661-7876.

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