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Gose, Lake relay team at state
Colleen Reynolds puts on sprint clinic at regionals

Gibsonburg sophomore sprinters Colleen Reynolds and Kendall Reynolds combined to qualify for five events in the Division III state meet with Colleen taking three regional championships. At state, Colleen competed in the 100, 200, and 400 and Kendall in the 100 and 400.

In the 100 at the Tiffin regional, Colleen won a regional championship with a time of 12.4 seconds to defeat runner-up Sarah Benson, a senior from Van Buren, by two-hundredths of a second. Kendall was third in 12.58. In the preliminary race Benson was over one-fifth of a second better than Colleen.

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Colleen Reynolds. (Photo courtesy
of Innovations Portrait Studio/
innovationsvisualimpact.com)

Colleen also won a 200 championship, beating Benson 25.38 to 25.72 seconds in the final. Again, in the prelims, Benson had the better time.

In the 400, Colleen won in 57.66 seconds to defeat runner-up Emily Rupp (59.33), a senior from Stryker. Kendall was third in 59.4 seconds.

Genoa freshman distance runner Carly Gose qualified for the Division II state track meet, competing in the 800-yard run at state, held at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium over the weekend.

Gose had also qualified for the state cross country meet last fall. Carly, who also plays basketball and softball, comes from an athletic family.

Her father, Michael, who works as a physical therapist in the area, previously played football, basketball and baseball for Genoa and her older brother Casey, a junior, has been a contributing member of the football team for the past two seasons. He was as the starting wide receiver and defensive back and also played basketball and baseball.

At the D-II Lexington regional meet, Carly finished fourth, finishing in 2:21.8 — just over six seconds behind champion Samantha Murray, a junior from Defiance.

Carly Gose was joined in the D-II state meet by the Lake 4x100 relay team of seniors Rebecca Boos, Ashley Timmons, junior Nicole Pennington, and sophomore Jordyn Taylor.

In the finals at Lexington, the foursome finished in 50.2 seconds, good enough for third place behind teams from Kenton (49.65) and Granville (49.98).


Four Cards moving on
Four Cardinal Stritch Catholic student-athletes signed on to play at the next level next year.

Kyle Smrekar, a two-year varsity baseball player for this year’s Toledo Area Athletic Conference co-champion Cardinals (share with Ottawa Hills) was recruited by Walsh, where he will start in the fall. Stritch coach Craig Meinzer says Smrekar was a standout defensive player this year for the Cardinals. He was honorable mention All-TAAC this year.

Alex Veres, a two-time first team All TAAC player from the 2012 TAAC champion softball team will attend Owens Community College and will be enrolled starting in the fall. Veres was also voted second team all-district.

Sara Turner-Smith, a team captain and 2012 TAAC Player of the Year who led the team to the regional semifinals last fall, has already enrolled with Owens and just finished on line classes while working out with the team this spring.

Another member of last fall’s Cardinals volleyball team, Brianna Axtell, will be making her way to Indiana Tech for the fall. Axtell was a second team All-TAAC player.


Cyclones vintage base ball
The North Baltimore Cyclones Vintage Base Ball Club, managed by Lake graduate Craig Lammers, will play July 20 at the Whiskey Island Shamrocks, and then on July 27 against the Shamrocks in North Baltimore. On August 13, the Cyclones travel to play the Akron Block Stockings on the site of a restored Victorian mansion.

Last Saturday afternoon, the Cyclones played the Columbus Capitals at historic Lincoln Park in Marion, Ohio. Lincoln Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary of baseball this summer and is one of the oldest continually used parks in the state.

“The field was set up for Marion's best teams in 1913 and the current grandstand was a WPA project built in 1936.  The only older professional parks in Ohio are League Park in Cleveland and the ballpark in Portsmouth,” Lammers, a baseball historian, said.

Lammers can be reached at 567-395-3318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Go the Distance
Runners, ages 12 and older including adult runners, are invited to participate in the week-long Go the Distance Running School June 17-21 at a different Toledo Metropark each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The staff and guest speakers include area runners with All-American and Olympic Trials credentials as well as international racing experience.  Bob Masters and Keith Madaras are the directors of the week-long experience.

Tuition for the running school is $250.  Every registered athlete will receive a pair of custom fit training shoes, discount coupon for spikes, technical fabric shirt, and fluid bottle. Discounts are available and enrollment is limited. Call Keith Madaras at 419-287-4920 or visit www.gothedistancers.org.


Sports announcements
The Northwood soccer club will be conducting tryouts for boys and girls U8 through U12 on June 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Brentwood Park. Call or text Monte Bandeen at 419-377-8362 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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