Genoa’s golf team is competing in the state golf meet at North Star Resort Course in Sunbury over the weekend.
Coach Tom Pickerel and the Comet golfers left Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m. for a practice round.
“Obviously it's a very exciting time for Genoa golf,” Pickerel said. “We have had a great season.”
“What better way to top it off than to play in the state finals. I am so excited for a great group of seniors. They have worked extremely hard over their four years to get to this point. It is very gratifying to see all their hard work pay off.”
This year the Division II state finals are at the North Star Resort Course and not at Ohio State University’s Scarlet course. Division III and Division II switch every other year playing the Scarlet. This is D-III’s year to play the Scarlet Course.
Genoa qualified with a district score of 330. Senior Nolan Eli shot a 77, followed by senior Kyle Simmons (79), senior Dustin TenEyck (85), senior Jake Winters (89), and sophomore Andrew Goeckerman (89).
Other schools qualifying are Columbus St. Francis DeSales (315), Granville (322), Johnstown-Monroe (335), Rocky River Lutheran West (307), Hunting Valley University School (309), Chagrin Falls (314), Bryan (323), Circleville Logan Elm (330), Ironton (331), Dayton Oakwood (314), and Kettering Archbishop Alter (317).
Northwood golf coach Reese Snyder and Ranger senior Louis Farhbach also made the trip, as Farhbach will be competing on the Scarlet Course in the D-III state meet as an individual after shooting a 79 at district.
In the Division III sectional volleyball tournament at Genoa, the Comets (12-9) are the No. 1 seed and Cardinal Stritch (13-7) is the No. 2 seed. On Oct. 20, the No. 4 seed Northwood (11-4) will play No. 5 Rossford (3-17) at 6:15 p.m. Following completion of that match, No. 3 Lake (11-10) will play No. 6 Ottawa Hills (4-12). On Oct. 24, Genoa will play the Northwood-Rossford winner at 3 p.m. and Stritch will play the Lake-OH winner immediately afterwards. The two sectional winners advance to the Perrysburg District Tournament against Liberty-Benton sectional champions.
In Division II volleyball, Eastwood is the No. 1 seed at the Liberty Center sectional and has a bye in the first round. The Eagles will face either Wauseon or Defiance in the second round.
In Division II girls’ soccer, Oak Harbor (13-1-1) is the No. 1 seed and Lake (14-1) is No. 2. Lake opens sectional play at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 vs Cardinal Stritch (1-11-1) at Genoa. Following that match, Woodmore (7-5-3) plays Sandusky Perkins. The two winners will play Oct. 24 at Genoa at 4:30 p.m.
On Oct. 19, Oak Harbor will play Northwood (5-7-1) at 5 p.m. and the Comets will play Margaretta (4-8-2) afterwards. The two winners will play Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. at Genoa.
On Oct. 27, the sectional champions will play at Genoa at 6 p.m., and the district championship will be at Lake on Oct. 31.
One hundred four area residents recently enjoyed a day of golf and entertainment in support of alumni scholarship programs as Owens Community College’s Alumni Association held its seventh annual Golf Classic. The 26-team event netted over $28,820 to benefit scholarship endeavors.
Since its inception, the Owens event has netted over $211,430 to support Owens students pursuing a college education and their career aspirations.
“Owens Community College’s Alumni Association is proud to once again host a community-wide event in which the proceeds benefit students pursuing a college education,” said Laura Moore, Owens Alumni Association Executive Director and Event Chair. “The Golf Classic was a huge success and would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of Northwest Ohio’s business and industry, as well as Owens alumni. Their generous contributions will go along way in ensuring our students with opportunities for lifelong learning.”
Organized by the Owens Alumni Association’s steering committee, the golf outing was held at the historic Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg.
The event featured 18-holes of golf, lunch, grazing dinner and an awards program. The Golf Classic event sponsors were the Hylant Group, Travelers Insurance and MT Business Technologies. In addition, Metzgers Printing + Mailing served as the print sponsor and the “Toledo Free Press” was the ad sponsor.
The championship team of the four-person scramble was sponsored by Bowers Asphalt and Paving Inc. Team members included Todd Sattler, David Neely, Jim Claus and Tom Sattler.
Since opening its doors in 1965, Owens has provided higher education to more than 250,000 students. Owens’ Alumni Association is committed to the personal and professional success of alumni and students through the ongoing development of value-added initiatives.
Clay on television
Friday night’s Clay football game against St. John’s Jesuit will be broadcast on television channel WMNT-CA Channel 48 and cable channel 58 Sunday, October 18 at 5 p.m. The game is being produced by Toledo Sports Radio.com, which is owned by Cardinal Stritch graduate and East Toledo Mike Jamieson.
Hope Sievert, age 7, running in the 9-and-under age group for the Toledo Titan track club, recorded a 6:04.68 in the 1,500 meter run, placing her eighth in the United States and earning her All-American status. Hope is the daughter of Jeff and Deanna Sievert and attends Graytown Elementary School.
Training classes for new high school wrestling officials will be Monday nights at Wayne Trail Elementary School in Maumee starting Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Fee for the 25-hour course is $75, and the course will finish on Dec. 7. Contact Dan Jaksetic, president of the Greater Toledo Wrestling Officials Association, at 419-259-8774.