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Eastwood senior first baseman and pitcher Clay Rolf has been named the Suburban

                   Clay Rolf

Lakes League Player of the Year. Rolf is headed to Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship, but has not ruled out playing baseball also.

Joining the 6-foot-7 baseball pitcher in top league accolades is Walsh University-bound Clay senior second baseman Eryn Simon, who earned the same honor from Toledo City League softball coaches.

Simon’s teammate, Owens Community College-bound senior pitcher Kasey Graham, is CL Pitcher of the Year and Clay coach Brenda Radabaugh is Coach of the Year.

Joining Simon and Graham on the CL First Team is Clay catcher Sarah Stibaner and outfielders Kim Crawford and Danielle Holmes. Clay finished the season with a 24-5 record repeated as City champs.

On the CL Second Team are Clay second baseman Cassi Laberdee and infielder Hallie Thompson. Eagle honorable mention choices are Brooke Thompson and Miranda Cortez.

Rolf is joined on the SLL First Team from the area are Lake sophomore outfielder Ryan Kohlhofer, Gibsonburg sophomore outfielder Gage Beaber, Genoa senior second baseman Matt Bassitt, Lake sophomore second baseman Josh Tantari, Lake senior designated hitter and utility player Ryan Hotmer, Gibsonburg junior catcher Brett Diekman, and Genoa senior pitcher Connor Wendt.


The Genoa wrestling program is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Buckeye All-American Wrestling Camp June 15-17 at the Genoa High School Athletic Complex. Ohio State University All-Americans J.D. Bergman (Oak Harbor) and John Clark are counselors.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Youth wrestlers will be separated from middle school and high school wrestlers. For info, visit

Bergman is a three-time All-American and placed second at the 2008 NCAA Championships as a heavyweight (285 pound weight class) after moving up from 197.


First-year Clay baseball coach Garry Isbell called it “one of the wackiest games I've been involved with.”

The Eagles, the No. 3 seed in the City League final four tournament, trailed second-seeded Central Catholic 6-2 in the semifinals but used a three-run sixth inning to pull within 6-5. That's when all heck broke loose for defending league champion Clay.

“They come out in the bottom of the sixth and get nine runs on nine hits,” Isbell said. “I don't think they had hit the ball out of the infield at that point. It seemed like a nightmare. There wasn't anything our kids didn't do well. Our pitchers threw strikes, but Central started hitting the ball. A single here, a double there and a couple walks and they just erupted. I take my hat off to them.”

The Irish's 15-5 victory propelled them to the CL championship game, where they beat top-seeded St. John's Jesuit 8-1 last Monday. Central also handed Clay an 8-4 extra-inning loss during the regular season.

The Eagles, who finished 13-14 and 8-3 in the CL, graduate seven seniors from this year's team: center fielder Greg Shanks, catcher/pitcher Austin Petroff, first baseman/pitcher Jordan Wamer, right fielder Matt Wasserman, pitchers Zach Cowell and Andrew Dartt, and utility player Matt Toth.



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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