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Ohio University volleyball standout Ellen Herman, who hails from Oregon, headed to China with the United States Women's National Volleyball Training

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Team for an exhibition against the Guangdong Evergrande of the Chinese Professional League.

The competition, dubbed the "2010 Evergrande China-USA Women's Volleyball Challenge" was scheduled to take place on February 2..

Herman ended her stellar Bobcat career with a conference-record 1,984 kills on 4,925 total attacks. She also accumulated 809 digs, 65 service aces, 72 solo blocks and 141 assisted blocks.

Herman was Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2006, back-to-back MAC Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, MAC Tournament MVP in 2008 in addition to earning conference First Team honors in all four years of her career. She was also named a 2009 Division One Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Joining Herman on the squad will be players such as Jilly Collymore (University of Washington), Megan Hodge (Penn State University), Angie Pressey (University of California) and Tracy Stalls (University of Nebraska). The team left for China on January 28.

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When Gibsonburg's girls’ basketball team gets its rematch with Suburban Lakes

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League rival Lake on Tuesday, the Golden Bears will have to play great defense and, yes, have a lot of good things go their way.

One other aspect of the game, however, will be just as crucial for the visiting Bears if they hope to knock off the state's eighth-ranked Division III team.

"We have to score with them, which is the hard part," said Gibsonburg coach Mark Sworden, whose team lost to the Flyers 58-30 on Jan. 18. "The last time, we worked real hard on defense and did a decent job of keeping their big three (players) in check.

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St. Francis de Sales High School diving coach Scott TenEyck doesn't throw out

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praise just for kicks, so it's a pretty big deal when he says Knights junior Dylan Szegedi is one of the most talented high school divers he's ever coached.

"He's going to be either second or third (all-time)," said TenEyck, who has coached at St. Francis since 1996. "At the top state level, kids are throwing harder dives and Dylan has the potential to be right up there. Right now he's the third-best boy I've ever coached, if not my second best."

TenEyck, who has also coached St. Ursula Academy's divers for 14 years, has had one state diving champion at St. Francis (Andy Seibenick) and one state runner-up (Scott Koenig). He also coached his oldest daughter, Brittany, to back-to-back state titles for Lake High School.

Szegedi, who was born and raised in Oregon and still lives there, scored 368.65 points to place 12th out of 24 divers last season at the Division I state swimming and diving championships in Canton.

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Giving money to people along road

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