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Gibsonburg coach Heather Hill and Genoa coach Amanda Cichocki were selected to coach during the Fostoria Athletic Booster’s 16th Annual East-West All-Star Volleyball match played Sunday, Nov. 15.

A total of 33 Northwest Ohio schools were represented, with 59 volleyball players participating. The D-IV West was to play the D-IV East at 5:30 p.m., and following is the D-I-II-III East vs. West match. 

Hill is a member of the D-I-II-III East coaching staff, and Cichocki is on the D-I-II-III West staff.

Playing for the D-I-II-III West are Comets Sarah Muncey and Chelsea MacDonald. Playing for the D-I-II-III East are Gibsonburg players Samantha Stainbrook, Aubrey Goetz, and Samantha Burgoon; Oak Harbor players Abby Zurvalec and Nicole Buhler; and Woodmore players Elishia Stone and Tiffany Davenport.


Local schools also account for three players on the All-Suburban Lakes League first team. Selections include Eastwood junior Whitney Hoodlebrink (outside hitter), Eastwood junior Katie Primeau (setter), and Gibsonburg senior Samantha Stainbrook (middle blocker),

Otsego and Eastwood shared the SLL co-championship at 11-1, followed by Genoa (7-5), Lake (6-6), Elmwood (5-7), Gibsonburg (2-10), and Woodmore (0-12).

Second team selections include (outside hitter) Lake junior Kaysie Brittenham, Gibsonburg senior Samantha Burgoon, Genoa junior Alyssa Meis; (setter) Gibsonburg senior Aubrey Goetz, Genoa junior Hannah Morrison; (middle blocker) sophomore Courtney Rolf; (defensive specialist), and Eastwood junior Christine Foster.

Honorable mention choices are (Eastwood) junior Vicky Bruning, junior Jordan Frobose; (Genoa) junior Jessica Feller, senior Sarah Muncey, junior Brandi Schimming; (Gibsonburg) junior Abby Copley, Katey Dushane; (Lake) senior Rachel Duncan, senior Brianne Freeman; junior Carly Huston, junior McKenzie Whitman; (Woodmore) senior Tiffany Davenport, senior Elisha Stone, and junior Audrey Thorbahn.

Powell All-Ohio
Lake senior Zack Powell was recognized as an All-Ohio cross country runner after finishing 23rd in the Division II state meet at Scioto Downs in Columbus with a time of 16:37.47.

The top 25 individuals in each state race are recognized as All-Ohio. Powell also received an all-state academic award, which goes to state participants who have attained a 3.5 grade point average of better.

Gibsonburg senior Elias Dandar participated in the state D-III race at Scioto Downs, finishing 84th with a time of 17:41.9.

In the girls D-III race, Woodmore junior Lacy Nagy finished 28th with a time of 20:18.94. Gibsonburg junior Samantha Hoffman finished 52nd in 20:49.24.

Saturday’s Division IV playoff football game between Genoa and Orrville from Ashland Community Stadium will be replayed several times on Time Warner Cable channel 21 beginning Monday at 9 p.m., Tuesday at noon and 9 p.m., and Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday evening, the replay of the clash between the Comets and the Red Riders can also be seen on Local On Demand. To watch the game anytime, tune to Channel 411, select the Sports tab and click on the OHSAA category.
All Genoa football playoff games will also be internet broadcast on and archived at the station’s website to listen to anytime.

Reeves Soothsayer Champ sports commentator Mark Reeves not only won the 2009 Press Soothsayer championship by having the best record picking high school, college, and professional football games, he also set a new all-time record.

When the Bowling Green Falcons defeated the Buffalo Bulls on a last minute touchdown in a nationally-televised football game, it sent Reeves over the top. Reeves finished 120-28 in his picks, which at 81.1 percent is one-tenth of a percentage point better than the 81.0 mark set by the sports editor writing this column when soothsayer picks first began in 2001.

Reeves broadcasts Clay sports for the internet broadcast company and is a long-time statistician for Clay football. Following Reeves, in order, were Press contributing writer Mark Griffin (118-30), writer A.J. Szozda (115-33), writer Jeffrey D. Norwalk (113-35), broadcaster Al Singlar (112-36), broadcaster Rick Waldron (111-37), writer Scott Calhoun (108-40), and writer Deb Wallace (106-42).

College World Series
The Toledo Amateur Baseball Federation has been awarded the 2010 National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series at the NABF annual national meetings in Annapolis, Maryland last week.

The NABF CWS will be held Aug. 5-8, 2010 at Ned Skeldon Stadium and three other Toledo-area sites for the sixth time in the past seven years. LineDrive Sportz, based at the Lucas County Recreation Center, will be title sponsor and the national tournament will be internet broadcast by For information, call City of Toledo recreation director Shawn Sobel at 419-936-3887.

Sports Announcements
The Genoa Community Christian Academy high school and middle school basketball teams are accepting home-schooled students who do not attend GCCA to participate this season. The GCCA team, coached by Ben Church, will compete in the Independent Christian Schools of Ohio/Michigan league with Monclova Christian Academy, Grand Lake Christian (Mercer County), Bowling Green Christian, Fountain City Christian (Williams County), and Lima Bible Believers Christian. Call athletic director Monica Church at 419-855-4187, ext. 5, or 419-307-3407.

The Genoa Athletic Boosters will hold their 13th annual Ohio State/Michigan reverse raffle Nov. 20 at the Millbury Fire Hall, 28410 Oak St., Millbury. A half-chicken dinner will be available for $10 beginning at 6 p.m. Carry outs are available. The raffle will begin at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are $25 (admits two) in advance and $35 at the door. Beer, wine and pop will be available. Tickets are available from any coach or booster officer. Call Shelly Scheanwald at 419-836-9519.

The Northwest Ohio Knights semi-pro football organization will be conducting a Casino Run Fundraiser on Nov. 28. Tickets are $35 with $25 returned at casino. A charter bus will leave the East Alexis Road Meijer’s store at 2:30 p.m. for Motor City Casino, Detroit and will return at approximately 11 p.m. Only 50 spots are available. Call Tiffany Turner at 419-855-4441 or visit




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