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Former Genoa basketball player Ron Hammye, who has more victories than any

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      Ron Hammye in action

other Wayne State University men's basketball coach, has been inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Hammye was a part of the WSU basketball coaching staff for 19 years, including 13 as head coach. He finished his WSU head coaching stint with 212 wins and 154 losses from 1988-2001 for a .579 winning percentage, third highest in school history.

The Bowling Green State University product was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year three times (1991-92, 1993-94, 1998-99) and the Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year twice.

Under Hammye's tutelage, the Warriors/Tartars won a combination of six GLIAC

championships: three regular-season titles in 1991-92, 93-94 and 98-99 (South Division), and three tournament titles in 1993, '94 and '99. He also coached a pair of league Players of the Year in Tony Goins (1998-99) and Michael Aaron (1993-94). Nine of the school's 14 team season records came while Hammye was on the bench, including two 25-win seasons (1993-94, 1998-99).

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Lake has not had stability in the boys’ basketball program in over a decade.

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Jim Scharer is in his second season as coach, and if he stays it will mark the first time in years the same coach has been at the helm three consecutive years. When he arrived, he was the third coach in four years.

“We’re going to be here as long as they will keep me. I’ll work my fanny off, I know that,” Scharer said.

The Flyers are 3-16, and an 11-game losing streak and a 60-52 loss to 3-16 Fostoria St. Wendelin last Tuesday does not make the picture look any brighter.

“It’s been one of those kinds of years that the wins don’t count and it’s tough to keep the kids positive when they look at their record. There are no such things as morale victories, and that’s the thing,” Scharer said.

“We’ve had moments, but you know, when you lose it really doesn’t matter how well you play. It affects the mentality that the kids have. It’s very, very difficult to get them over that and that’s what we’re working at.”

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If you want to talk about a group effort, look only as far as Woodmore's girls

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basketball team.

The Wildcats, under second-year coach Kyle Clair, finished the regular season with a 12-8 overall record and a 6-6 mark in the Suburban Lakes League. Their leading scorer doesn't average 15 points a game, or 10, or even eight.

Melissa Busdeker, a 5-7 senior guard, is Woodmore's top scorer with a 7.4 average. The Wildcats' other four starters average between 6.5 and 4.9 points.

"I figured it would be more of a balanced scoring (team)," said Haley Speaker, a 5-8 senior wing who averages 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. "None of us are necessarily a go-to player. We're more balanced and I like that. No one player has the limelight. I see it more as team unity."

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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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