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Shelby Antonacci to play soccer at Owens College

Shelby Antonacci, a former high school star at Lake High School, is transferring to Owens Community College to play soccer after a year on the NCAA Division I University of Toledo women's soccer team.

Antonacci, who was UT's third leading goal scorer as a freshman, had 77 goals and 48 assists in her four-year career at Lake. She holds several goals scored, assist and points record there.

As a senior, Antonacci had 21 goals and 11 assists. She also tallied 25 goals and eight assists as a junior, 14 goals and 12 assists as a sophomore and 17 goals and 17 assists as a freshman.

She earned second team All-Ohio, first team all-district and first team All-Northern Buckeye Conference honors her final three years. She was also a three-time NBC Player of the Year, although one of those years she earned Co-POY honors along with former Express two-year starter (2012-13) Taylor Avers of Woodmore. (— from Nick Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information)


DeStazio honored

Genoa girls basketball coach Mike DeStazio was honored by the Woodmore school board for getting his 200th career win. DeStazio is a Woodmore school board member who earned most of his victories as the former coach of the Lady Wildcats’ girls’ basketball team.

Coaches came into play in two other agenda items during the February school board meeting. Brad Sander announced this will be his last season coaching the Woodmore boys’ basketball team. Also, Leah Williams, John Williams, and several students expressed their support for Woodmore’s football coaches, who are facing possible litigation in a civil suit claiming a player was abused during a hazing incident.

Sports announcements

Woodmore High School is seeking a new head coach of the varsity boys basketball program. Interested candidates should forward letter of interest, resume, and references to: Jim Kieper, Principal, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont Street, Elmore, Ohio 43416; or via e-mail at Deadline is Mar. 26.

The Independent Umpires Association in Oregon will conduct a class for anyone interested in becoming an umpire. The class will be on four consecutive Sundays beginning on Mar. 23 from 1-4 p.m. and is for anyone ages 16 and up. Contact John Meyers at or 419-467-0519.

The Independent Umpires Association in Oregon will host the Sixth Annual Dusty Gloves Baseball Tournament Apr. 24-27 at the Oregon Recreation Complex and is open to ages U9-U14. Every team will play four games plus the championship based on a full field and weather permitting. Cost of this year’s tournament is $375 and includes balls, umpires, awards and gate fee for spectators. Contact Joe Miller at 419-376-6543 or visit

The Navarre Park Tennis Association will hold a youth tennis clinic at the East Toledo Family Center Mar. 20-21 from 5:30-7 p.m. The program is free and for youth ages 6-10. No prior experience is necessary. Rackets will be provided. Call Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429.

The former Luckey Youth Organization and Pemberville Baseball and Softball Association have consolidated into the Eastwood Baseball and Softball Association. Registration is open and continues through Mar. 10. After that, registrations include $10 late fee. Register at and click on the link on the right hand side of the welcome page. The Eastwood League for boys and girls ages 5-6 cost $45, for the East Suburban League 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U girls fast pitch, cost is $55. For the Genoa Area Youth Baseball League 8U (kid/coach pitch), 10U, 12U, 14U cost is $55. Multiple child discounts available.

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo, will host its eighth annual golf scramble on June 1 starting at 1:30 p.m. at Chippewa Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Luther League Youth of St. Mark and proceeds will help offset expenses for youth to participate in a mission trip this summer. Cost is $70. Call 419-691-3597 to register or for registration forms, which can be faxed to 419-691-8952 by May 20.

The Bill Blausey Sr. Memorial Golf Scramble hosted by the Solomon Lutheran School development committee will be Aug. 2 at Hidden Hills Golf Course. Cost is $55 per golfer. Call 419-849-3600.

The Solomon 5-“Kay” Run/Walk, held in honor of Key Nickelson’s retirement after 37 years teaching at Solomon Lutheran School, will be May 24 in Woodville. There will also be az one-mile Kid’s Fun Run. Register at the school website, and at

The East Toledo Wrestling Club will hold a spaghetti dinner, auction, and reverse raffle on Apr. 5 at Millbury Firemen’s Hall. Contact Tom Moon at 419-691-8520 or Jennifer Becker at 419-917-7520. Businesses can mail auction items or gift certificates to Attn: ETWC, 560 Quail East Dr., Oregon, OH 44616.

The Maumee Bay Bisons 8-and-under travel baseball team will hold tryouts Mar. 9 at 1 p.m. at StrikeZone Sports Training Center at the Great Eastern Shopping Center in Northwood. Call 419-260-6030.



Gas Prices

Gas prices are expected to soar this summer. Are you prepared to pay more?
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