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Staff Writer
Window to Woodmore

The incoming Woodmore football coach is 26-year-old Britton Devier, and he’s ready to change Woodmore’s football program for the better.

By looking at Devier’s coaching experience, it’s evident why he was hired. Devier was an assistant coach for both Otsego and Patrick Henry.

At Patrick Henry, Devier served as the receiver and defensive back coach and was also involved at the junior varsity level. During the two years he spent at Patrick Henry, the team went undefeated in the regular season with an impressive 10-0 record.

Both head coaches from Otsego and Patrick Henry praise Devier for his dedication and intelligence. Athletic Director Shane Dyer said Woodmore selected Devier out of 52 other candidates because of his enthusiasm and the success he’s had coaching other teams.

This will be Devier’s first time in a head coaching position. One of Devier’s first assignments is to hire a coaching staff.

Where will Devier fit into Woodmore’s teaching program? His teaching position is currently undetermined.

(Reprinted with permission from Window to Woodmore, Woodmore school newspaper, March 2010 issue, courtesy of advisor Carolyn Nitz.)

 

 

 

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Last season turned out to be a pretty good year for Eastwood's boys’ track and field team.

The Eagles didn't lose a dual meet, they won every invitational and then went on to take Suburban Lakes League, district, and regional championships.

To top it off, Coach Gary White's squad captured the Division II state championship at The Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The Eagles scored 47 points to beat runner-up Cortland Lakeview by nine points.

Several key scorers from that Eastwood team have graduated, but the Eagles have plenty of talent returning.

“They're good,” said White, who led Eastwood to state runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2008. “We've got a lot of new faces and they're really working hard. They're going to do a good job. We knew we had a lot of outstanding talent right from the start last year. This year, we're working on them peaking at the end of the season.”

Eastwood is off to a strong start this spring. The Eagles defeated Clay and Tiffin Columbian in a tri-meet, and last Thursday they won the eight-team Liberty-Benton Relays.

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Two new coaches step up to plate in City League

In the past decade, Clay and Waite baseball have never been shy about trying to compete for a Toledo City League championship.

Under former coaches Danny Clayton (Waite) and Karl Knierim (Clay), one always believed that a title was possible. But now there are new coaches at both CL schools, and one of them, Garry Isbell, has to defend a championship at Clay in his first season.

At Waite now is one of Clayton’s prodigies. Clayton once called new coach David Quiroga one of the best high school catchers in Northwest Ohio. After a stellar career at Ashland University, Quiroga returned to his alma mater as an assistant, and became head coach this season.

Quiroga was a first-team all-league and all-district performer as a senior, when he was named the CL Co-Player of the Year.

Quiroga helped Waite win the CL title his junior year, in 2002, and take second place to St. Francis de Sales in 2003.

Quiroga was hired in mid-December. Clayton, who returned from an earlier stint to guide Waite the past two years, resigned. Quiroga said the reasons for wanting to become the Indians’ next coach were simple.

“I’ve been an east-sider my whole life,” he said. “I always took a lot of pride in Waite High School. I tried to make it out to as many Waite sporting events as I could when I was in school, and I still do now. I’ve always been a sports guy.

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