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In case you haven’t heard, Clay’s football game on Oct. 25, against St. Francis DeSales at the University of Toledo's Glass Bowl has been selected as “Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory Game of the Week” on Buckeye Cable Sports Network.

What is the Drive to Victory? It’s a competition to see which school can collect the most clothes, household items, computers, and even vehicles that will be donated to Goodwill.  The only items that cannot be donated are televisions, mattresses, and any item that contains HazMat materials.

It’s simple.  All you have to do is collect items and place them in the “Goodwill Drive to Victory Truck” located in the Clay High School parking lot on the west side of the high school – you can’t miss it.  Items can be dropped off October 21-24, from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The donations will be weighed Oct. 25 at noon.  The winning school with the most weight will be announced Friday night during the game and televised on BCSN.  The winning school will receive a $700 scholarship and the runner-up will receive a $300 scholarship.

Everyone wins; the items donated will be sold at Goodwill stores and the profits will be used to help people with disabilities right here in our community. 

“So clean your closets out and bring in your donations. Tell your family and neighbors.  They can help us beat St. Francis and help people with disabilities at the same time,” Clay Principal Jim Jurski wrote in an email to The Press.  

Attica banquet
Attica Raceway Park will wrap up its 25th Anniversary Season by rewarding the top 10 race teams in the season’s points in all four divisions at a gala banquet on Friday, Nov. 22 at the banquet hall in the Attica Fairgrounds.

Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony which will honor the top 10 in points in all four divisions. Tickets are $25 each and must be obtained from Rex LeJeune, director of operations at ARP. Teams may call LeJeune at 419-680-5606 to obtain tickets and he will also have them available at the Racers Swap Meet at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont on Oct. 26. There will be no tickets sold at the door the night of the banquet and the deadline for tickets is Monday, Nov. 18.

Drivers must attend the banquet to receive point fund money.

The top 10 in points in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints were: 1. Craig Mintz; 2. Caleb Griffith; 3. Chris Andrews; 4. Travis Philo; 5. D.J. Foos; 6. Byron Reed; 7. Duane Zablocki; 8. Brian Lay; 9. Stuart Brubaker; 10. Brian Smith. Foos will also be honored as the 2013 Rookie of the Year.

The top 10 in points in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models were: 1. Ryan Missler; 2. Cody Scott; 3. Matt Irey; 4. Mike Bores; 5. John Mayes Jr.; 6. Tim Sabo; 7. Nate Potts; 8. Larry Kingseed and John Bores; 10. Ken Hahn. Josh Haynes will be honored as the 2013 Rookie of the Year.

The top 10 in points in the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints were: 1. Nate Dussel; 2. Dustin Dinan; 3. Jordan Ryan; 4. Tyler Gunn and Seth Schneider; 6. Jason Keckler; 7. Ricky Peterson; 8. Dan Hammond; 9. Jess Stiger; 10. Jeremy Duposki. Peterson will also be honored as the Rookie of the Year for 2013.

The top 10 in points for the Bob’s Machine Shop Dirt Trucks were: 1. Dustin Keegan; 2. Dan Roepke; 3. Kyle Cline; 4. Brian Sorg; 5. Art Ball; 6. Eric Devanna; 7. Tony Siferd and Dana Frey; 9. Curt Inks; and 10. Keith Sorg.

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Mountain Biking 102
Fremont Elmore Cycle & Fitness will host Mountain Biking 102 at Toledo’s Ottawa-Jermain Park off-road bike trail on at 2 p.m. on October 20.  The workshop will focus on traversing logs and bunny hops along with lessons on ascending, descending, cornering and proper attention to line of sight and focus on trails. 

The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.  To register, contact Fremont Elmore Cycle & Fitness at 419-332-4481 or email

Bike Trail opens
The City of Toledo Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry opened the Ottawa-Jermain Park off-road bike trail in 2011.  Since that time the trail has expanded and the division has added a jump park to compliment the off-road features.  The new park offerings have become a regional attraction for off-road bike enthusiasts.

Olympic wrestling fundraiser
The Ohio Regional Training Center invites the public to attend its 2013 Fall Fundraiser on Nov. 6 at Funny Bone Toledo, Levis Commons Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person, which includes a five-course meal, event gift and comedy show. It is $900 per table for six guests with sponsorship recognition. Meet and greet with RTC athletes and professional comedians, including All-American wrestler (1991) Greg Warren.

The Ohio Regional Training Center (RTC) is a non-profit organization that provides world-class training opportunities for athletes in the field of wrestling and mexists to promote and fuel the Olympic dream.

The Ohio Regional Training Center is considered the No. 1training center in the United States for Freestyle Wrestling, officially recognized as such by USA Wrestling, the national governing body for the sport and subsidiary of the United States Olympic Committee. The Ohio RTC will have six athletes training over the next four years, all sharing one common goal – the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Athletes from all over the United States seek out Regional Training Centers to help them prepare for their Olympic dream. It is the combination of world- renowned athletes,\ coaches and facilities that make the Ohio Regional Training Center unique.

contact Sheri Cobler at 614-204-1894 or or Amy Rosselli at 614-985-4199 or

Sports announcements
A 2013 Fall Basketball Shooting Tune-Up for boys and girls (grades 6-12) sponsored by Western Basin Toledo AAU will be Oct. 28-29 at the Eastern YMCA from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost for a YMCA member is $10, and for a non-member is $15. Call the YMCA at 419-691-3523 or Coach Arnie Sutter at 419-340-0935.

The Oregon White Caps baseball team is holding tryouts for boys ages 13-14 on Oct 26 from 1-3pm at the Oregon Recreation Complex Diamond No. 6. The team plans to play recreation ball and two to three tournaments during the 2014 season. Come prepared to fill out paper work before tryouts begin. Contact Dave Grimes @ 419-304-2020.                                                       




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