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Pendleton girls don’t miss a beat as indoor season begins
The University of Michigan women's track and field team picked up three victories at the Penn State Northeast Challenge on Jan. 17, winning the 20-pound weight throw, shot put and 4x800-meter relay at the Ashenfelter III Track.

The Pendleton sisters from Woodmore helped the Wolverines achieve a sweep in the 20-pound weight throw.

The Wolverines swept the top three spots in the event, led by Ashley Greer's (Ann Arbor Pioneer) first-place throw of 17.3 meters (56-9¼). Sisters Erin Pendleton and Emily Pendleton took second and third, with Erin throwing 17.28 meters (56-8½) for runner-up and Emily recording a third-place throw of 17.05 meters (55-11¼).

Emily has already had quite a career at Michigan. After graduating from Woodmore in 2007, she earned First Team All-Big Ten in last year’s outdoor season.

Emily finished in ninth place in the discus throw at NCAA Championships with a top throw of 160-11 (49.06m) and had a career-best throw of 180-8 (55.06m) in the discus at the NCAA Mideast Regional, automatically qualifying her for the NCAA Championships.

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The Owens Community College women's basketball team has moved up to No. 4

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in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II poll after the release of this week's poll.

The team has made the steady climb from No. 11 in the preseason poll. They moved to ninth in the first regular season poll on Nov. 18. They moved to eighth on Nov. 25, #7 on Dec. 9, and fifth on Jan. 20.

The No. 4 ranking is the highest regular season ranking the team has achieved in school history.

The team is currently 20-2 (6-0) on the year. Their only two losses have been to the No. 1 NJCAA Div. II ranked team, Schoolcraft, by one point and to Hillsborough, an NJCAA Div. I team, by three points.

Owens defeated No. 28 Lakeland CC last week 65-52. Lakeland is now 15-5 (4-2).

Leaders for the Owens women were Brittany Darling (Genoa) - 13 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks; Demi Moschetti (Perrysburg) - 10 points, eight rebounds; Jasmine Blanton (Notre Dame) - nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals; and Sarah Clark (Delphos St. John's) - five points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

The Lakeland CC men defeated Owens 95-64 in Kirtland, Ohio. Owens drops to 9-13 (2-4). Lakeland moves to 15-6 (5-1) and is in first place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

Leaders for the Owens men were DaLante Heard (Rogers) - 12 points, 14 rebounds, one block, one steal; 1 assist Earl Hardison - 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals; and Josh Robinson (Elkhart Central) - eight points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists.

Hosting the SBC duals is always exciting for the host team, especially when that

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team dominates the field and goes undefeated.

Oak Harbor did just that this past weekend as eight teams walked into the gym and only one came out with a perfect 7-0 record.

Oak Harbor rolled through the competition. The Rocket wrestlers left no doubt that they are the superior team in the SBC. Things started off on a high note with a 61-0 victory over Margaretta and were left at pretty much that, averaging 61 points per match while giving up no more than 16 points in any dual and losing no more than three matches in any dual.

Oak Harbor defeated Perkins 62-6, Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic 60-16, Huron 71-3, Clyde 59-15, Port Clinton 60-14, and Edison 55-15.

Six of the wrestlers finished things off with perfect 7-0 records, which should earn them top seeds when the tournament comes up.

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