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Since leaving the Great Lakes League for the Toledo City League beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, Clay's boys tennis team had never beaten St. Francis de Sales in a head-to-head match.

That drought is over.

In their second match this season, the Eagles notched a 3-2 win over the Knights behind victories at third singles and on both doubles courts. Senior Lance Okey won in singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of senior Colton Plumb and junior Dustin Wooddell and the No. 2 team of freshman James DeMeo and sophomore Cody Wisniewski both earned victories.

“It was exciting,” said Clay's 14th-year coach, Walt Ralph. “Central Catholic is a good rival of ours, and we always go into a season with the idea that we could beat St. Francis. We just played loose and went after it, and good things happened.”

The Eagles look to unseat St. Francis at this year's CL tournament. St. John's, the defending league tourney champion, beat Clay in the first match this season.

“It looks like they're going to be one of the better teams in the state of Ohio,” said Ralph, whose team has also lost to Perrysburg and beaten Waite and Maumee.


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.)





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