On Friday (Apr. 17), Clay softball pitcher/left fielder Erin Screptock signed her National Letter of Intent to play collegiate softball at Notre Dame College, an NAIA school in Cleveland.
“(Screptock) worked hard in the off-season. She is a strong pitcher and very dependable in left field,” Clay softball coach Brenda Radabaugh said.
Woodmore senior pitcher Samantha Michaelis did likewise, signing to play at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina.
Michaelis, an All-Suburban Lakes League choice as a junior, pitched every inning last year for the Wildcats because of her movement and control, Woodmore coach Aaron Clouse said.
“The strength of this (year’s) team is defense and pitching,” Clouse told The Press. “Sami (Michaelis) is going to make it difficult for opposing teams with her experience and skill. She has an experienced defense behind her.”
At Lake, Lauren Lind signed to continue her volleyball career at Owens Community College. Lind, a four-year letterman in volleyball, earned All-SLL honors four times and twice was chosen for All-District honors. She owns school records for most kills in a season (401) and in a career (735). Lind was also a four-year letterman in basketball, earning All-SLL honors three times. In softball, Lind earned three letters, including All-SLL.
Owens Community College sophomore golfer Andrew Biggert (Oak Harbor) led Express golfers and tied for second with teammate Jimmy Bell as both shot a 76 in the first five-team Ohio Community College Athletic Conference golf tournament at Scioto Reserve Golf Course in Columbus.
Owens is 4-0 in the league after shooting a 316 and defeating Cincinnati State (326), Columbus State (330), Lakeland (350), and Lorain (356).
Following Bell and Biggert for Owens were Jordan Kalmbach (tied for sixth place, 81), Jared Radabaugh (ninth, 83), Jake Williams (16th, 88), and Mike Kistler (21st, 89). The Owens coach is Gil Guerrero, an East Toledo native and Waite graduate.
Owens was fourth of eight teams at the Trine Invitational at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Indiana. Oliver led with a score of 291, followed by Trine (301), Hope (306), Owens (307), Holy Cross (310), Calvin (317), Albion (317), and Aquinas (319). For Owens, Bell shot a 74, followed by Radabaugh (76), Williams (78), Biggert (79), Kistler (80), Jarred Maneval (81), and Kordan Kalmbach (83).
Reeder National Champ
Genoa Middle School wrestler Maxwell Reeder (seventh grade) competed in a National Wrestling tournament on April 11 in Battle Creek, Mich., where he won the national championship competing with wrestlers from across seven Midwest States.
To qualify for Nationals, Reeder was third at the Northwest Ohio Regional and then he avenged his sole regional loss and was first at the Ohio state tournament. Reeder was also voted the Most Valuable Wrestler of the tournament at the state meet for his age group. Reeder competed in the Division IV age group (13-14) at 86 pounds.
The Ohio tournaments are sponsored by OURWAY (Ohio United Wrestling Association for Youth) and the National is sponsored by NUWAY (National United Wrestling Association for Youth). Genoa varsity coach Dominick D’Emilio says Reeder now has four “giant sculptured eagle trophies” for his efforts (Regional, State, National, and State wrestler of the tournament).
Jerusalem Township Recreation will hold tee-ball and coach pitch sign-ups for boys and girls entering kindergarten through third grade at the township hall April 20 and 27 (5-7 p.m.) and Apr. 25 and May 2 (9-11 a.m.). Cost to participate is $25. Call 419-343-4629.
Woodmore will hold 12 and 14 and under Memorial Day baseball tournaments May 20-25 in Woodville. Call Mike Sorg at 419-836-9826.
The Genoa Little League will hold a 10 and under tournament from June 11-14 and 12 and 14 and under tournaments July 1-5. Fees are $150 plus one umpire per game. Call Lee Nissen at 419-351-2398.
The First Annual "Fire Cracker Classic" men's slow-pitch softball tournament will be July 3-5 at the Oregon Recreation Complex. It will be double elimination ASA Men's Class D format. Fees are $300, which includes softballs and umpires. Call Phillip Henzler at 419-344-5122.
The Ladies Tuesday Night Golf League annual meeting to start the golf season will be April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. League play will start May 5 at 4 p.m. Call the Oak Harbor Golf Club at 419-898-1493.
The high school youth group at St. Mark Lutheran Church in East Toledo will hold their Third Annual Golf Scramble on May 17 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. The fundraiser affords any interested youth the financial means to participate in a summer mission trip to San Francisco to serve homeless ministries, children’s programs, and working with the elderly. In the past two years, the scramble has helped fund mission work in East Toledo, impoverished areas of Logan, Ohio, Toronto’s inner city, and coastal areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Individuals can play for $65, a foursome for $260. Call 419-691-3597. Registration must be received by May 10.