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The student-athletes at Cardinal Stritch High School found a higher calling this

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Cardinal Stritch senior Murphy Mahoney, facing
the camera, gets help from another student in
moving furniture to the Oregon’s Kateri campus.
(Photo courtesy of Emily Barry, Vice President of
Advancement, Kateri Catholic School System)

summer.

The youths volunteered their time to help paint, move furniture and perform other tasks in order to help Stritch and the Kateri Catholic Academy get ready for the 2010-11 school year, which begins Aug. 16.

“We have had over 1,700 volunteer hours since June 1 in order to get this place ready to go for the first day of school,” said Fr. Eric Schild, the new president of Kateri Catholic School System, which includes Cardinal Stritch and the Kateri Catholic Academy.

Stritch athletic director and head football coach Joe Gutilla said Fr. Schild approached him about a month ago to see if some of his players would volunteer during the summer.

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As far as Drew Kuns is concerned, the NABF College World Series won't get here soon enough.

“I can't wait,” said Kuns, a designated hitter/first baseman for the Ohio Monarchs Gold team. “It's going to be great. Our team's good; we're on a streak right now.” 

“We're hoping to go in there and dominate like they did two years ago - go in there and win,” Kuns said. “We have great chemistry because we're all from around Toledo. We all played with each other in high school and now we can join together to make a good team. It's up there with the teams I've played on. It's the second-best team I've played on in the summer. There's some great talent on this team.”

Kuns, a Clay graduate, was the City League Player of the Year in 2009. A sophomore-to-be at Bowling Green State University, Kuns said he's looking forward to helping the Monarchs regain the NABF World Series title they won in 2008.

“We're hoping to go in there and dominate like they did two years ago - go in there and win,” Kuns said. “We have great chemistry because we're all from around Toledo. We all played with each other in high school and now we can join together to make a good team. It's up there with the teams I've played on. It's the second-best team I've played on in the summer. There's some great talent on this team.”

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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.

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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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