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There hasn't been much of an offseason for former Woodmore and current University of Michigan discus thrower Erin Pendleton.

Fortunately, Pendleton has taken full advantage of her time off from school this summer.

The Michigan sophomore took first place in the discus on June 25 at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Her throw of 172-04 was enough to qualify her to compete as a member of Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships from July 19-25 in Moncton, Canada.

As a Team USA member, Pendleton, 19, competed against Junior athletes from all over the world.

This year marks the fourth IAAF Junior World meet for Pendleton, whose Junior eligibility expires this year. She placed fifth at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2007 and 12th at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2008.

“She feels a little old,” said Pendleton's father/coach, Mike Pendleton.

On Tuesday, Erin competed in Group B at the IAAF event and threw 169-75 to take second behind group winner Irina Rodriguez of Portugal, who threw 170-04. The Junior women's finals were to be held Thursday night.


Genoa heads into final year on gridiron with 11 titles
According to research on the Suburban Lakes League over its 48-year history since 1972-73, Eastwood has done the best overall in football and volleyball, Genoa tops in boys soccer, Lake the best in girls soccer, Woodmore in girls cross country, and Lakota is No. 1 in boys cross country.

The research, done by Eastwood 1968 graduate and long-time golf coach Mike Gardner, began during his college days at Bowling Green State University.

The SLL is heading into its final school year of competition. In 2011-12, the Northern Buckeye Conference will begin with Fostoria, Rossford, and former SLL members Eastwood, Lake, Elmwood, Woodmore, Otsego, and Genoa. SLL charter member Gibsonburg will begin its first year of competition in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, Lakota left last year for the Midland Athletic League.

So far, Genoa leads with 11 football championships. The Comets are followed by Eastwood (10), Gibsonburg and Otsego (7 each), Elmwood has (6), Woodmore (5), Oak Harbor (4), and Lake, Northwood, and Lakota each have one.


The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors today voted to award both Stark County and Columbus the opportunity to host the state football finals for two years each beginning with the 2012 season. The vote took place during a special Board conference call meeting and was in response to a recommendation from an 11-person state football finals subcommittee.

Stark County, which has hosted all or portions of the finals for the past 20 years and has two years remaining on the current contract to host the finals, has been awarded the 2012 and 2013 championships, while Columbus will host the finals in 2014 and 2015. As part of the motion to approve the recommendation, the Board also gave itself the opportunity to discuss option years for hosting the finals in the future. Stark County will continue to utilize Canton Fawcett Stadium and Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium as the site for the six championship games in a two-day format rotating between the two facilities and Columbus will host all six finals at Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University also in a two-day format.


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