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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.



Owens’s Tim Decant is coming off a solid sophomore and final season at Owens, but he doesn’t have a home for next year.

The 2008 Lake graduate hit .392 this year for the Express while helping to lead the team to a 35-20 record. He also had a .476 on base percentage to go along with five home runs, 43 rbi’s and 19 stolen bases.

Decant worked to improve his hitting to the opposite field this season. While he hit .379 last year, he felt the need to get better.

“Anyone that has ever played with me or coached me can tell you that I pull the ball, but when it comes to driving the ball to the opposite field, that’s something I definitely need to work on.”

Therefore, Decant said that his hitting coach at Owens, Tom DeMarco, spent hours throwing with him in batting practice on balls on the outer part of the plate so he could get used to driving the ball to the opposite part of the field.

“It helped me individually with my swing and ultimately helped me to stay much more consistent at the plate.”

It was consistency that the right handed hitter focused on this year. He felt like he had too many slumps last year.


At the Tiffin Twilight Invitational on May 12, University of Findlay sophomore Derrick Vicars (Genoa) took home the gold in the shot put with an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying heave of 17.12 meters.

Later, Vicars took second in the shot put at the Keefer Invitational with a provisional mark of 55 feet, two inches. At the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships May 7 in Big Rapids, Mich., Vicars was sixth in the hammer throw (176-5). Findlay took fourth with 84 points.

The University of Findlay men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams completed the second and final day of the 2010 Jesse Owens Classic on Saturday, May 1 in Columbus, Ohio as the Oilers put up a good showing against some of the top talent from around the nation. Vicars was 11th in the discus with a provisional qualifying toss of 164-10.

Vicars was named the GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week for the second time on April 28. Vicars finished first in the shot put with a NCAA automatic qualifying and school record breaking throw of 58-10 while taking third in the discus with an automatic qualifying heave of 173-11 at the Ashland Invitational.


Giving money to people along road

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