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You can find the following information and links about former Genoa athletes now competing in college posted by athletic director Mike Vicars on the school website,

Sam Pinkerton is on the Adrian College football team.  You can follow his progress here:

Simone Eli is a freshman on the Bowling Green State University basketball team.  You can follow her progress here:

Derrick Vicars is a sophomore on the University of Findlay's track team.  He has broken UF's indoor shot put record with a throw of 57-7.  He recently competed in the NCAA Division II Indoor National's in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vicars finished sixth and earned All American Status. He qualified for the D-II national meet last year in the discus where he finished 14th in the country as a freshman. You can follow his progress here:

Marcus Vicars is a freshman on Kent State University's track Team.  Marcus has redshirted this year and will be throwing this winter unattached. You can follow his progress here:


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.)




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.



Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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