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Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Thursday, 07 March 2013 16:12

Howard honored with first team All-ACC honors 

The No. 23/24-ranked Florida State women’s basketball had a league-high three players capture All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team honors, and among the three is junior forward Natasha Howard (Waite).

Howard captures All-ACC honors for the third consecutive year. The Toledo native was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2011 as well as the All-ACC Third Team in 2012.

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Howard has registered 11 double-doubles this season and averaged 13.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 51 percent from the floor.

“Natasha just does it all for us – rebounding, defending, scoring, you name it,” Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. “We’ve been able to count on her for a double-double nearly every night the past two years so it’s no surprise she’s received this honor.”

She ranks fourth in the conference in blocks and also is among the top 15 in the league in scoring, rebounds, steals and field goal percentage.

Howard had 18 points and ACC-best 18 rebounds at Georgia Tech in January and had 20-point games versus Miami and Stetson.

Joining Howard are senior guards Alexa Deluzio and Leonor Rodriguez on the 10-member Blue Ribbon Panel first team. Three first-team award winners is an FSU record.

“This season has been a true team effort so it’s fitting that four of our upperclassmen and leaders have earned these awards from the ACC,” Semrau said. “I’m so proud of each of them. After the season we had a year ago, this team was determined to right the ship and these four players led the charge.”

The Seminoles finished fourth in the ACC for the ninth time since 2001 with an 11-7 mark in conference play and a 21-8 overall record.

The ACC coaches also selected Deluzio and Rodriguez for the Head Coaches All-ACC First Team, while Howard was named to the Coaches Second Team. The Sixth Player of the Year award was only voted on by the coaches.

Rodriguez and Deluzio were named to ACC Women’s Basketball Digest’s Second Team All-ACC Team, while Howard picked up All-ACC Third Team honors from the publication as well as All-ACC Defensive Team honors.


Glass City Marathon
The Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon seeks to raise over $75,000 from runner donations.

Representatives from sponsoring organizations Medical Mutual, YARK Subaru, Dave's Running and the Toledo Roadrunners Club will present this year's charity partners. Individuals and teams are able to raise money for one of the official charity partners through the event's ongoing Giving Page at www.glasscitymarathon.org.

The April 28 event offers multiple runs, including the Marathon, the Owens Corning Half Marathon, the 5-person Marathon Relay, 5K run and the Findley Davies Kids' Marathon.

The Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon is produced by the Toledo Roadrunners Club, a private non-profit organization that organizes several local running events each year and supports camaraderie through friends who share a lifestyle of fitness enthusiasm. Visit www.toledoroadrunners.org.

LakeHallofFame
On February 15 at Lake varsity boys' basketball game,
Innovations Portrait Studio owner Deanna Dunn and Main
Street Photo owner Todd Brininger presented Lake Schools
with 7 of 10 large Hall of Fame photos being restored,
donated and displayed in the school's hallways to replace
the ones lost in the tornado.


Sports announcements
Genoa Athletic Boosters will present a Mardi Gras Mar. 15 at Millbury Fireman’s Hall with dinner from 6-7 p.m. and entertainment to follow. A single ticket costs $50 and couples ticket $75. To purchase raffle tickets without attending the event, the cost is $25. Call Laura Sheahan at 419-836-8406 or purchase tickets from Cindy Lemke at Genoa Bank Main Branch.

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The Ninth Annual Wildcat Benefit Bash will take place at Sunrise Banquet Center in Millbury on Mar. 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The entertainment for the evening will feature dueling pianos as well as live and silent auctions items. Appetizer and buffet items will be provided throughout the evening by Carolyn’s Catering. All proceeds benefit Woodmore CAGE and its efforts to provide new extracurricular facilities for Woodmore Schools. Tickets may be purchase at Pills n’ Packages in Elmore and Woodville. Visit www.woodmorecage.com.

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Woodmore Athletic Boosters will hold its annual square dance fundraiser Mar. 29 from 7-11:30 p.m. at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed to benefit its scholarship fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, which includes food and an entry into a raffle for a flat screen television. Music is by The Legacy II Band. For advance tickets call Kelley Baumgartner at 419-849-2098 or purchase them at the door.

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The Woodmore Athletic Boosters will host a scrapbooking weekend on Mar. 15-16 at Woodville United Methodist Church, First Street. On Friday, the event will be from 5 p.m. until guests want to leave and Saturday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $35 for a table for the weekend or $20 per day and price includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday. Bring or exchange unwanted paper. For reservations, call or text Donna Sandwisch at 419-265-5640.

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The Genoa Little League is seeking teams for tournaments this summer. The U10 tournament will be held June 13-16 and the U12 and the U14 tournament will be held on June 26-30. Visit www.leaguelineup.com/genoa or call Lee Nissen at 419-351-2398.

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The Independent Umpires Association host the Sixth Annual Dusty Gloves Baseball Tournament for ages U9-U14 from Apr. 25-28 at the City of Oregon’s William P. Coontz Recreation Complex. Visit www.dustygloves.com or call Joe Miller at 419-376-6543. 

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A basketball shooting clinic open to boys and girls grades 2-12 will be held at the Eastern Community YMCA on Mar. 27-28 from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost is $20 for a non-member, $15 for an associate membership, and $10 for a maximum membership. Arnold Sutter, who has been a basketball coach 45 years and YMCA member for over 50 years, will be instructing the clinic for the 15th year. Sutter has coached an AAU team 14 years. The event is sponsored by YMCA Christian Emphasis Committee, Western Basin Toledo AAU Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the University of Toledo men’s and women’s basketball programs. Call 419-691-3523.

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Eastwood Youth Soccer Association spring sign-ups for boys and girls are continuing. Contact Carl Newmister at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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