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To hear Eryn Simon recall her first at-bat for Clay's varsity softball team in the

                            Eryn Simon

spring of 2008, you'd think it happened just yesterday.

Simon, then a freshman second baseman on the Eagles' junior varsity team, got called up to the varsity squad by coach Brenda Radabaugh for a sectional tournament game in Bowling Green.

“I knew she was an outstanding player as a freshman,” Radabaugh said. “We had a solid second baseman then with Kristina Rendle, so Eryn played on the jayvee team that year. During tournament time, like always, we pull jayvee players to come up and Eryn fulfilled a pinch-hitting role that year.”

Simon, now a senior and last year's City League Player of the Year, said she never expected to get a chance to hit during her first varsity game.


Defiance College baseball player Alex Timofeev (Clay) earned his first All-HCAC award, after being tabbed as an Honorable Mention selection while playing first base during his junior year.

The Oregon native developed into one of Defiance’s top offensive weapons and ended the year with a .336 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .482 slugging percentage, eight doubles, two home runs and 27 runs batted in. Timofeev set new career highs in nearly every offensive category and did his best work in non-conference action, where he led the Yellow Jackets with a .432 average, .463 on-base clip, .595 slugging percentage and sparkling 1.058 OPS. Timofeev has a .308 collegiate career batting average as a junior with one more year to play. 

Timofeev was starting first baseman of the 2007 Clay Eagles baseball program that made a run at the state tournament.

He played for the Ohio Monarchs summer collegiate program for the past two season and will compete again this summer in his final season.


Owens Community College women’s basketball student-athlete Sarah Clark of Delphos will sign a national letter of intent to continue her collegiate career at the University of Toledo on Thursday, May 20. The official signing ceremony will take place in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center at 4:30 p.m.

During her career at Owens, Clark averaged 11.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game for the Express. This past year, the sophomore guard/forward earned Second Team OCCAC All-Conference honors and was named the team’s Mark Henry Award recipient. Additionally, Clark, a 2008 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, was a NJCAA Division II Pre-Season All-American Second Team selection.

Led by Head Coach Michael Llanas, the Express women’s basketball team finished the 2009-10 campaign with a 27-6 overall record and an 11-3 mark (second place) in the OCCAC regular season standings. Owens lost to Schoolcraft College in the finals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships.

The Express was ranked No. 6 in the final NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball poll. The University of Toledo Rockets finished their 2009-10 season with a 25-9 overall record.




Giving money to people along road

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