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If you're from Ohio, a week-long trip to California can be just what the doctor

Senior Kaysie Brittenham


For eight members of Lake High School's girls’ basketball team, the timing couldn't have been better. Three weeks earlier a tornado destroyed the field house they were used to playing in.

The Flyers' girls’ and boys’ basketball teams know they will be playing their 2010-11 home games at Owens Community College, but it won't be the same as playing in their own gym.

“Every time I go past the school, I still can't believe it,” upcoming junior Hannah Cox said. “Every time you go past it, it's devastating to see. Our home court is where we win, and it's sad to know we're not going to be playing there ever again. On the plus side, Owens is really close so it won't be too bad. We've had shootouts there.”

Senior Kaysie Brittenham, an All-Suburban Lakes League standout who plans to play basketball in college, said she's disappointed she won't get to play at Lake her senior year.


One Clay and one Eastwood graduate were among 24 Owens Community College student-athletes who have received Academic All-Conference honors by the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) in recognition of their scholarly achievements for the 2009-10 academic year.

They are Michael Romano (biomedical electronics), a Clay grad (baseball) with a 3.3 grade point average, and Alyssa LaVoy (biology), an Eastwood grad (women’s volleyball) with a 4.0 GPA. Joining them is Brooks Gradner (pre-business administration), a Bowling Green High School graduate (men’s golf) with a 3.67 GPA. Brook’s father is Randy Gardner, an Eastwood grad now serving in the state legislature.

“Owens Community College is extremely proud of these student-athletes who have demonstrated both hard work and exceptional commitment to academic achievement,” said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics. “Their success as scholars is a positive reflection on each athletic program and the dedication shown toward educational values.” 


The Toledo Walleye Coach and Director of Player Personnel Coach Nick Vitucci announced that the team has signed forward Sal Peralta and defenseman Tyler Gotto to contracts for the 2010-11 season.

Peralta, the 27-year-old native of Leamington, Ontario, was acquired by the Walleye on February 20 from Ontario (ECHL). In 17 contests with the Walleye, Peralta collected 19 points (10 goals, nine assists).

Peralta also appeared in 25 games this past year in the ECHL between the Kalamazoo Wings and the Ontario Reign. He collected four goals and 12 assists in those contests. Peralta played five seasons in Canadian College with the University of Western Ontario, with his best season coming in 2007-08 when he scored 18 goals and added 23 assists.

Gotto joins the Walleye after spending four seasons with Niagara University in the CHA (College Hockey America).  Tyler, a 25-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta, is coming off his best offensive season, netting 11 goals while adding 14 assists. 


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