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Brittany Bogart (Northwood) is listed as a 5-foot-10 junior center and captain on the Ohio Northern basketball team this season. The Polar Bears are 6-8 overall and 4-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Her sophomore season, Bogart played in all 26 games in a reserve roll. She averaged 11.2 minutes and scored 3.3 points, including a career high 11 against Marietta. She had seven rebounds twice, and shot 50 percent from the field (29-of-58).

As a freshman, she played in all 27 games off the bench, averaging two points and 2.4 rebounds. She scored a season-high six points against Marietta and Baldwin-Wallace, but scored at least one point in 19 games. Her first collegiate game she grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Bethany.

As a senior forward at Northwood in 2006, Bogart averaged 22.1 points and grabbed 10.5 rebounds and join Waite’s Shareese Ulis as Alan Miller Jewelers Press Co-Player of the Year. Bogart became Northwood’s first girls’ player to reach 1,000 career points and only the third in the history of boys or girls basketball at the school.

“She works her tail off inside,” said then-Ranger coach Ken Koperski. “She uses her body well to get position. We get a pass off to her and she’s got a good fake and puts it in strong. She has learned how to play that post position very well. Even though she’s undersized, she knows how to take it up to the basket and does it all the time.”

Academic All-Ohio
The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association has recognized Genoa senior Marcus Vicars as a member of the 2008 Academic All-Ohio Football Team. Only 66 student-athletes from more than 35,000 players around Ohio are recognized for this award.

Vicars was the team’s third-leading rusher with 591 yards, 14 touchdowns, and he caught six passes for 63 yards in leading the Comets to the Division IV state semifinals. As linebacker, Vicars was second on the team with 40 unassisted tackles and 127 total tackles, three sacks, and 20 hits behind the line.

Vicars was also chosen Ohio’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Ohio, All-Northwest District Defensive Player of the Year, Northwest District First Team, Suburban Lakes League First Team, Alan Miller Jewelers Press Defensive Player of the Year, and First Team All-Press at linebacker. At running back, he was Second Team All-SLL and Honorable Mention All-Press.

Mary E. Kerr Invite
Waite will be hosting the 33rd Annual Mary E. Kerr Memorial Invitational Wrestling Tournament Jan. 23-24. Last year’s Kerr Invite saw 45 state qualifiers wrestle, and many placers and qualifiers are returning. Preliminaries start Friday at 4 p.m., semifinals/consolations Saturday at 10 a.m., and the championship finals on Saturday at 5 p.m. The 24-team field includes Bowling Green, Cardinal Stritch, Clay, Findlay, Genoa, Grove City, Hilliard Darby, Liberty Center, Lorain Southview, Lyndhurst Brush, Massillon, Maumee, Mt. Vernon, Otsego, Perry, Reynoldsburg, Rogers, Sandusky, Start, Sylvania Southview, Waite, Wauson, and Westland. Call Waite coach Carmen Amenta or Kim Amenta at 419-691-4394.

Sports Announcements
Genoa High School has coaching vacancies in assistant track and head girls varsity soccer. Direct letter of interest by Feb. 1 to Athletic Director Rick Briggle, 2980 Genoa Clay Center Road, Genoa 43430.
The Genoa-Lake girls’ basketball game originally scheduled for Jan. 10 will be played at Genoa Feb 4, JV at 6 p.m. The Woodmore Jan. 9 boys’ basketball game will be rescheduled Jan 26 at Elmwood (6 p.m.). Oak Harbor girls’ Dec. 19 game at Edison has been moved to Feb. 17 (6 p.m.), the Rockets’ Dec. 23 game hosting Huron to Jan. 20; and the Jan. 10 game hosting Start to Feb. 7 (1 p.m.). The Oak Harbor boys home game with Clyde on Jan. 9 has been moved to Jan. 29 (6 p.m.) and the Jan. 10 game at Sandusky St. Mary to Feb. 10 (6 p.m.).
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center is taking registrations for its 2009 Senior Softball League. There will be two senior leagues, 50 and 59 and over. Between Feb. 1 and Mar. 13, entry fee is $45 and includes t-shirt, hat, membership, and league fees. Those registering before Jan. 31 pay a $40 fee. After Mar. 13, at 4 p.m., there will be a $10 late registration fee. If you have never played before, but are interested, call ETSAC director Mary Wolff at 419-691-2254.
Oregon Parks and Recreation will offer men’s basketball leagues beginning the second week of March. Age groups will be 18 and over, and 30 and over. Teams must have registration and fees paid by Feb. 24. Mandatory managers meeting will be Feb. 24 in the recreation office at 7 p.m. Call Tim Borton at 419-698-7145 or register online at
Oregon Recreation will offer an adult co-ed volleyball league beginning in February. Teams must have registration and fees by Jan. 30. League will be two nights a week at local elementary gyms. Call Tim Borton at 419-698-7145 or register online at
Teams can register for the Woodmore Memorial Day Baseball Tournament for 12 and 14 and under age divisions to be played May 20-25 in Woodville. Call Mike Sorg at 419-836-9826,
The Oregon Umpires Association will be hosting their Second Annual Dusty Gloves Baseball Tournament on April 17-19 at the Oregon Recreation Complex. The tournament is open to all U10-U14 teams.  The format will be pool play with four games guaranteed. Call Joe Miller at or (419)376-6543.
The City of Toledo Recreation Department is seeking college interns, volunteers, bat boys and tournament workers for the 2009 National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series to be held Aug. 6-9 at Ned Skeldon Stadium, Scott Park (UT), Bowman Park, and Owens Community College. Organizational help is needed starting immediately. Call Shawn Sobel or Aaron Meyer at 419-936-2877 or marketing director Dan Freiheit at 419-476-4934, or e-mail



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