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Clay’s Radabaugh closes in on 400th career victory

Brenda Radabaugh, softball coach at Clay, is nearing her 400th career victory. 

Wednesday night’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference victory over Notre Dame was her 397th.  Clay played Central Catholic in a TRAC game Thursday and was in Columbus for a double header Saturday. Monday, Clay hosts Fremont Ross in another TRAC match-up.

Her teams have been perennial contenders while in the TRAC and won multiple championships while Clay was in the Toledo City League. She is in her 14th year as head coach at Clay, but served previously as an assistant.

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Brenda Radabaugh(left). (Press file photo)

Previously, Radabaugh was the head coach at Central Catholic from 1992-2000 and went 153-58 there, with one league title.

Radabaugh, who teaches math at Clay, played catcher at Edon High School and then played at the University of Toledo from 1982-85, winning one Mid-American Conference title.

She taught at Fassett Junior High for a couple years, then coached the Eagles’ junior varsity softball team for six years before moving on to Central.

Radabaugh says she loves coaching softball because it is rewarding, challenging and fun.

“It can be frustrating at times,” she said, “but it’s neat to see the kids grow and improve. From the beginning of the season to now, I can see growth in the players and see the team jell. Coaching is a lot of time, but it’s a lot of fun.”


Kovach signs at Caldwell
Clay senior middle blocker/outside hitter Taylor Kovach signed Thursday to play volleyball for Coach John Titus at NCAA Division II Caldwell College in New Jersey.

In any case, Taylor earned second team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference and second team all-district honors this year and also played in the TRAC Division I All-Star Game. She also earned all-academic honors for three years and was on the Alan Miller All-Press Team for two consecutive years.

Attending the signing was Titus, Clay's former volleyball coach, Tracy Donnelly, as well as Glass City Athletics President Dana Hooper and Coach Steve Slandzicki from Toledo Dynamic Volleyball.


Sharpshooter
Four Knights of Columbus Councils sponsored the annual Hoop Shoot contest for Wood Lane. Volunteers from River East Mother Theresa Council 14344 in Oregon played a part in running the event.  

Forty-two youth and adults participated in the event held at the Dolores A. Black Gymnasium in the Bowling Green Community Center.  

Also involved were volunteers from Perrysburg Council 7978, Holy Trinity Council 6373, Bowling Green, and St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Council in Toledo. Volunteers included Dave Lewis, Mike Kleman, Tim Kleman, Dale Schroeder, Frank Butwin, Mark Pickard, Rick Mitchell, Ray Darr, Donna Darr, Rob Malone, Pam Malone, Phyllis Szymanski, and Jim Szymanski.  

According to Wood County Special Olympics Coordinator Mary Sehmann, the event is one that is enjoyed by many individuals each year.

“We appreciate the volunteers from the Knights who continue to make this event happen each year,” Sehmann commented.


VFW 4906 golf outing
The First Annual VFW 4906 Men’s Auxiliary Golf Outing will be held May 18 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. The event, which will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, will include scrambles, closest-to-the-pins, a putting contest and other prizes.

Hunky turkey and refreshments will be available on the course. Lunch and presentation of prizes will be held after the outing. The cost is $60 per player, which includes skins and $240 per team (includes $20 team skins).

Call Jack Juhasz at 419-902-4009, Ron Rothenbuhler at 419-461-0706, Joe Sinay at 419-349-6736 or the post at 419-698-4411.


St. John foursome scramble
St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, will hold its 2nd Annual Benevolence Golf Outing Saturday, May 11 at the Chippewa Golf Club, 23550 SR 579, Curtice.

Registration for the foursome team scramble will start at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $50 per player, which includes 18 holes, cart and lunch. A variety of prizes will be awarded.

Proceeds will benefit St. John Good Samaritan Fund, which assists with emergency requests from individuals and families in the community. Volunteers are welcome and needed. Call 419-836-3124 or 419-836-5514.


Family center registration
The East Toledo Family Center is registering youngsters for t-ball, coaches’ pitch, instructional baseball and slow pitch softball. Registration ends May 17. Forms are available online at www.etfc.org, or at the Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Call Brandon at 419-691-1429, ext. 221.

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