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          Brittany Darling

Owens Community College honored basketball programs at its annual awards banquet, and Brittany Darling, a 2008 graduate of Genoa High School, was on the receiving end of three awards.

The 6-foot-3 center, who is headed to play Division I basketball at Tennessee Tech next year, is an Ohio Community College Athletic Conference First Team choice. She has been named along with Jasmine Blanton (Notre Dame Academy) the team’s Co-Most Valuable Player and Darling was chosen to the All-Region XII Tournament Team.

Darling joins Owens teammate Sarah Clark as an NCAA D-I transfer. Clark is headed to the University of Toledo to play basketball.

“I am really proud of Brittany Darling and Sarah Clark and excited that they will have an opportunity to continue their college education and athletic careers at Tennessee Tech University and The University of Toledo,” said Owens coach Michael Llanas.


Eastwood won the Division II girls district track meet at Oak Harbor, scoring 86 points to the host Rockets, which finished as runner-up with 79 points. Lake was ninth with 30 points and Genoa 11th with 27 points.

Qualifying for the Lexington regional is Eastwood senior Kaitlyn Nicely in the 100 after finishing as district runner-up in 13.56, four one-hundredths of a second behind winner Alexi Levin (Otsego), a junior who finished in 13.52.

Two Eastwood hurdlers qualified in the 300 — junior Whitney Hoodlebrink and sophomore Rachel McNay. McNay was runner-up at the district meet (47.9) while Hoodlebrinnk was fourth (49.83).

Two local 4x800 relay teams qualified for regional after finishing one-two at the district meet — Oak Harbor’s team of juniors Kaitlyn Harvey and Kia Frank, freshman Allie Dresser, and senior Kristin Rios and Genoa’s team of sophomores Elizabeth Mosher, Nicole Kraemer, and Bethany Skees, and junior Tiffany Wright. The Rockets were district champs in 10:02.43, while the Comets finished under 10 seconds behind in 10:12.35.


Woodmore won both the boys and girls Division III district track meets at Eastwood, Gibsonburg finished a close second in the boys meet as four Golden Bear relay teams moved onto the regional.

The Wildcats outdistanced the runner-up Golden Bears in team scoring 98-93, while Northwood finished 12th with 13 points and Cardinal Stritch was 13th with three points.

Advancing to the Tiffin boys regional at Frost Kalnow Stadium from Gibsonburg is the 4x800 relay team of senior Kendall Bates, freshman Miguel “Tony” Flores, junior Jordan Rosenberger, and senior Elias Dander.

The Golden Bear 4x200 team of Bates, junior Nick Black, and seniors Avery Potridge and Tyler Krotzer advanced. Black, Potridge, Krotzer, and junior Aaron Rice qualified in the 4x100, and Black, Bates, Krotzer, and Dandar qualified in the 4x400.



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