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Having players like Brandon Maze is what keeps guys like Greg Wilker coaching baseball for as long as they do.

Wilker, in his 26th season as Lake High School's head coach, knows players like Maze don't come along very often. Prior to this season Maze, a 6-3, 160-pound senior, made his mark as a second-team All-Suburban Lakes League pitcher (3-3, 1.89 ERA in 2009) and right fielder.

Wilker, however, needed another catcher after the graduation of Taylor Barteck, so he asked Maze if he could pitch – he is the Flyers' No. 2 starter behind senior Ryan Hotmer – and split duties behind the plate with sophomore Jake Bandeen.

“It was fine with me,” Maze said. “I was happy to do it and make the team better. I just do what the team needs to be done. When I came to high school I was always the backup catcher, but I only got in about three games a year. It was fun. Lately I've been doing better at blocking balls. I like having pitchers have confidence in me to block an 0-2 curveball in the dirt.”

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Oregon resident Jodi Woessner charged into the record books at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships, crushing the all-time mark for all-events and tying the record for three-game series.
 
Woessner graduated from Lake High School in 1988, according to Northwood resident Rick Radocy, publisher of The Sport bowling newspaper. Radocy says her family owned Deshler Lanes, an eight-alley bowling center in Deshler, Ohio, which is where she honed her skills as a youth. She is an exempt bowler in the PBA women’s series, meaning she no longer has to qualify for national tournaments through regional events.
 
According to www.TeamUSAShop.com, at the U.S. Bowling Congress championships, Woessner had a scratch all-events total of 2,330, an average of 258.8 for nine games, at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center to beat the previous record of 2,231 set by Leanne Hulsenburg in 2005.

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The Toledo Area Athletic Conference baseball coaches voted Andrew Pinciotti as the best center fielder in the conference last season.

So when Andrew graduated from Cardinal Stritch last June, guess who got tabbed to take over his spot in center for the 2010 season. Gabe Pinciotti, Andrew's younger brother.

Gabe, a senior, played left field as a junior and earned honorable mention All-TAAC honors. He said he felt “a lot of pressure” following his brother as the Cardinals' center fielder.

“Andrew was good,” Gabe said. “He could cover a lot of ground and make some catches I know I couldn't have. It's your big brother; you've got to fill his shoes. We're pretty close. We're both usually pretty positive and not dogging on each other.”

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