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1982-83 Oak Harbor basketball star Dan Christie, 45, went on to play four years at the University of Dayton, where he was voted the Flyers' team MVP as a senior.

Now a financial advisor in suburban Dayton, Dan said he has never watched the full tape of Oak Harbor’s Class AA state championship game against Bexley in St. John’s Arena.

"We lost," he said. "Who wants to look back at it? I never wanted to dwell on it. I wanted to move on in life. It was water under the bridge at that point in time. I've gone back and looked at parts of it, a couple years ago. I guess I never really felt the need to watch the whole thing. It was the end of my high school career, so I wasn't going to cry over it or dwell on it."

Teammate Larry Fizer, 44, now lives in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, where he works as an account manager for a large oil and gas company. Fizer, who returns to Oak Harbor once a year, also said he's never had any desire to watch the state title game tape.

"I've gone back and looked at the Wellsville tape, which was one of the best games we played," Fizer said. "They had a big center, 6-5 or something, and I ended up guarding him. That's the game I remember most. The Bexley game, that was a loss and who wants to dwell on it."

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Kent State freshman Keith Witt and redshirt sophomore Ryan Buckner are

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                Keith Witt

making an impact with the Golden Flashes wrestling team.

 

At 174 pounds, Witt is 22-10 in his first season in a starting role. He is 11-4 in dual matches and 3-1 in Mid-American Conference matches. At 197, Buckner is 8-8 with two falls, one technical fall, and one major decision to his credit.

Eighteen of the team's 25-man roster for this season are either freshmen or sophomores.

"We are very proud of our guys and know we get the most out of them," Kent State coach Jim Andrassy said. "And on their end, they have a lot of pride in our program and want to see themselves, their teammates and the program do well."

In addition to the introduction of a new attitude for the program, Andrassy has also benefitted from recruiting some top-notch talent, enjoying a national top 10 class in 2007 and top 20 in 2008.

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Kyle Gladieux is only a few days shy of turning 18 years old, but he already has his future mapped out.

Gladieux, Cardinal Stritch's 160-pound senior wrestling standout, has the grades (3.5 GPA) and pedigree to go into the medical field. His mom, Nancy, is a pharmacy technician.

"I want to go to the University of Toledo to study to be an RN," Gladieux said. "I really like the hospital setting, and there's always going to be a job. And, I like the scrubs. The scrubs are comfortable."

Comfort is just about the last thing Gladieux, a two-time state qualifier, allows his opponents to feel on the mat.

Gladieux will take a 30-1 record into Saturday's Division III sectional tournament at Elmwood High School. Gladieux has pinned 27 foes.

"He really goes and gets after them," ninth-year Stritch coach Dave Wlodarz said. "He is the kind of guy who wants to pin a kid. He goes after it. He goes out there to pin people. That's what he does. He's really tough on top and he knows how to turn people really well."

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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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