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All sophomore Mollie McGhee and junior Alexa Encheff intended on doing at the end of soccer season last fall was lift a few weights to help prepare for the 2014 season.

McGhee, a forward, and Encheff, a defender on Genoa’s soccer squad, got more than they anticipated when they started regularly working out at the school’s athletic complex.

“We started working out after school to stay in shape,” McGhee said. “Some of the boys in the weight room suggested we try this Kenton state lifting competition. We didn’t know much about it. We thought about it and we knew no girls from Genoa have gone to this. We thought we’d try it.”

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Northwood High School’s drama department put the word out three years ago: it needed someone to play the “beast” in the school’s spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The role called for some acting chops, and it would also require the actor to sing three solos. Cue offensive lineman Luke Laviolette, then a sophomore.

“I said I would do it,” Laviolette said. “I (also) did it the next two years. I just did that because it was fun. I didn’t do it for any other reason. It was good to get out of my element. I didn’t really ever talk to the kids who were in musicals. It was nice to make new friends.”

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Six-year-old Piper Sutton may only be a 4', 48 lb kidnergartener at Pemberville Elementary. . .but these days she's already as big, if not a little bit bigger in Eagles athletic circles than even legendary Eastwood football coach Jerry Rutherford.

But then again, that's what Eastwood sports fans have come to expect from the youngest of a proud, super-active Sutton family that has already included five other past and present Eagle athletes, and all-around involved children. . .who's essentially already been to more Eastwood home and away football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and softball games, and wrestling and track meets in six years than most folks go to in a lifetime. And who in fact, made it out to her very first Eagles athletic event just days after emerging from the, err, "locker room". . .all of which has earned little Piper the distinction of being dubbed by locals as "Eastwood's Biggest Fan."

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