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Many teams that embark on a state tournament run and then lose a number of key players the next year often experience a letdown.

So far, the Eastwood softball team is bucking that trend, but the tournament is a few weeks away yet.

After finishing 29-4 and advancing to the Division III state semifinals last year, Eastwood said goodbye to a number of starters, notably pitcher Whitney Foster, who went 24-4 with a save, a 1.71 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 176 innings and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Eastwood also graduated the Northern Buckeye Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in Alena Gabel.

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Rangers’ state runner-up grappler heads ‘down under’

Time is of the essence for Northwood junior Devon Dunbar.

Dunbar, you may recall, qualified for the Division III state wrestling tournament in Columbus in March and lost his first-round match in overtime. What the 126-pounder went on to accomplish is relatively uncommon at such a high-level tournament.

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In a season filled with high expectations, the Gibsonburg softball team has answered the call.

After winning back-to-back league titles and featuring a team that returned six starters, Gibsonburg started the season 7-3 overall and 4-0 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference.

Senior pitcher Alyssa Escobedo is putting up solid numbers both in the circle and at the plate. She has a 5-2 record with an 0.58 ERA to go with 34 strikeouts in 41 innings and is hitting .375 with eight RBIs and 10 runs out of the No. 3 spot in the lineup.

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