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Rachel Brown shoots 73 to lead Northern Kentucky golfers
Senior Rachel Brown (Genoa) has the best scoring average and the lowest round for the Northern Kentucky University golf team.


She has had two tournaments so far this season.  First was a tournament (Sept 2-4) at a challenging Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails course in Glencoe, Alabama with her best score of 76.   On Sept. 22-23, she participated in the Ball State Cardinal Classic in Muncie, Indiana and posted a 73 on the second day which was tied for the low score among 74 golfers.

Brown is tied with teammate Taylor Wogenstah for the best average (80.2) on the NKU team and has the team’s lowest score of the season with her 73. The 73 is also among the top 20 scores all-time among NKU golfers.

This year, NKU moved to NCAA Division I. Brown’s next tournaments will be in Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Oct. 12. 

Reynolds wins bronze
Kathy Reynolds (Woodmore) won the bronze medal at the Junior Pan American Karate Championships in Cancun, Mexico on Sept. 1. There were 22 competitors in the 16-17 minus 59 kilogram division, representing 19 countries.

Reynolds won against competitors from Canada (7-3) and Brazil (5-1) before losing 1-0 in the semifinals match against Venezuela. Reynolds then returned in the repecharge bracket, beating Argentina 4-1 in the bronze medal match.

Kathy Reynolds at left with Team USA.

The USA fielded a full team to this event sending 80 athletes with only 27 winning medals. The USA
finished fourth overall out of 23 countries that sent delegations. Finishing in the top four in Reynolds’ division were (1) Mexico, (2) Venezuela, (3) USA, and (4) Chile.

Bosch inducted into TAAC Hall
Deserving news for the Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Kateri Catholic Academy family — the late Christy Bosch of Millbury, a long time boys’ basketball team manager and fan, was recently nominated for the Toledo Area Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

At the TAAC athletic directors’ monthly meeting, it was announced that Bosch will be enshrined (posthumously) in the TAAC Hall. The HOF dinner and ceremony will be Nov. 16 at Brandywine Country Club. Tickets can be purchased for $30 by calling the school at 419-693-0465, ext 212.

“This is a great honor for Christy, her family, and her friends here at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Kateri Catholic Academy. Christy was a great inspiration for our school and was inducted into our Hall of Fame this past winter. We lost Christy too early and too recently, but her spirit and love for her Cardinals will live on,” wrote Stritch assistant athletic director Chad Rutkowski when posting an article about Bosch on the

The late Christy Bosch.
(Press photo by Doug

TAAC website.

Bosch, who had Down syndrome, also volunteered her time at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department preparing information for distribution through the Newborn Home Visit program. She held down a job at Lifestyles in Bowling Green and played volleyball and golf throughout the summer through Special Olympics.

The Arc of Lucas County, a nonprofit association comprised of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field, recognized Bosch with the Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her volunteer services. Christy was nominated by Meliss Klorer.

Sandusky County Rebels state champs
The Sandusky County Rebels won the Division III state championship in the Special Olympics softball tournament at Oregon’s William P. Coontz Recreation Complex.

Team members are outfielders Thomas Young, Barb Hudson, Brendan Wagner, Spencer Blanton, Steve Fox, and Tony Meza; first basemen Matt Hansen and Mike Parker; second basemen Justin Reagan and Whitney Scott, shortstops Steve Parker and Adam McDermitt; catchers Jay Cullen, Joseph Jenkins, and Cory Nagy; and third basemen Sarah Leeper and Jon Cantu. Pitchers are Jim Behrendsen, James Goehring (also an outfielder), and Jon Hill.

Behrednsen, Cullen, and Hansen have been playing Special Olympics softball for over 20 years, while Wagner, Goehring, McDermitt, Fox, Meza, and Scott have been playing six years or more. The team is coached by Kim Walter and the team’s local coordinator is Deb Sidell.

The Sandusky County Rebels won four games to win the title, starting with a 16-9 victory over the Henry County Cougars and an 18-14 quarterfinal win over the Lucas County All-Stars. In the state semifinal in Oregon, Sandusky County defeated Miami County 18-17 and won the title with a 17-12 victory over Columbiana County.

The Lucas County All-Stars reached the quarterfinals with a 33-2 win over the Richland County Bears.

In the Division IV state tournament, the Wood County Blue team reached the semifinals, losing to the Logan County Braves, 30-0. Wood County defeated the Lucas County Sluggers 13-8 to reach the state semifinals. Wood County then lost to Stark County in the consolation game to finish fourth.

Wood County Blue player and
former Northwood resident
Tonya Gebby. (Press photo by
Scott Grau)

Local players include catcher Tonya Gebby of Perrysburg, formerly of Northwood and first baseman Jim Wittenmyer of Bowling Green, also a former Northwood resident. Wittenmyer has been on the team 16 years, Gebby has played five years. The head coach is Rebekah Benschoter with assistants Katie Dewyre, Emma Blank, Jeff Reeve, and Kate Wagener, and the Wood County local coordinator is Mary Sehmann.

Sports announcements
The Genoa-Lake boys’ soccer match at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 on the Comet’s field will include an outreach event program for community awareness to support the “Keep a Breast Foundation.” Included will be raffles, a baked goods sale, freebies, and the junior varsity and varsity soccer matches. Cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to cancer are to be honored, and it is not just limited to breast cancer, but all cancers. Submit names to or Visit

Kateri Catholic Academy and Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School is offering high profile volunteer service hour jobs within the athletic department. The positions being offered will be upfront person-to-person related jobs and officials say jobs will be a vital part of the athletic department at Kateri Schools. Service hours will be credited towards the family's required service hours. All jobs will be a fall and/or winter season commitment. Contact Jean Badik in the main office at 419-693-0465, ext. 204 for a list of jobs.

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School is looking for boys and girls basketball game announcers. The announcer will be responsible for announcing starting lineups, reading scripts for our sponsors, scores during breaks, any service announcements, and any ceremonies we will have associated with these games. Announcers are required to be at the Stritch home site at least one half hour before the varsity game. Call the athletic department at 419-693-0465, ext. 211.

The Cardinal Stritch Catholic athletic department is looking for liaisons to look after boys’ and girls’ basketball referees before and after games. Stritch is also looking for a liaison for welcoming the visiting team and to address any needs they may have. The liaisons will then become door monitors during game action. Both liaison jobs require the person to be at the home site one hour before the games. Call the athletic department at 419-693-0465, ext. 211.




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