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Clay girls basketball coach Corey Slovak has been named the Three Rivers Athletic Conference Coaches of the Year.

In his second year at the helm, Slovak brought the Eagles back to respectability, taking the Clay girls program to a 14-10 season, including 8-6 in the TRAC, with just two seniors on the roster.

“Getting TRAC Coach of the Year was definitely an honor, but I consider it a ‘program award,’ Slovak said. “Our players bought into the system, gave us great effort, and made things happen on the court.

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Former Eastwood, Owens guard honored by Three Rivers

Central Catholic boys basketball coach Jim Welling, a 1977 Eastwood graduate who now resides in Northwood, has been named Three Rivers Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Welling was rewarded for leading the Irish to a 20-4 season and TRAC championship with a 13-1 league record.

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Genoa graduate and University of Kentucky junior thrower Brad Szypka didn’t underestimate the mental boost he got from winning the Southeastern Conference indoor track and field shot put title.

Winning the gold medal at the SEC meet on March 1 in College Station, Texas, was just what Szypka needed before heading off to compete at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.

“I came in (to the SEC meet) ranked No. 1 and I was leading the SEC the entire year,” said the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Szypka. “Coming in, I kind of had a target on my back. I was consistent all year, over 63 feet. A lot of guys were 61 or 62 (feet) and I told myself they’re going to have to PR to beat me. I just told myself to do what I do and that would be good enough to win. That’s what I ended up doing.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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