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Clay Rolf is impossible to miss on the basketball court.

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         Clay Rolf

At nearly 6-7 and 250 pounds, it's easy to see why Bowling Green State University offered the Eastwood senior a football scholarship.

Do fans who for the first time watch Rolf play basketball view him merely as a football player who happens to play basketball? Or, do fans walk away thinking, 'Hey, this kid can really ball.' "

"Here's what I would say," third-year Eastwood basketball coach Todd Henline said. "They're going to be more impressed with his athletic ability than his basketball ability. Because of his size, he's going to be able to score and rebound in the Suburban Lakes League. But he moves well and he has a soft touch, which are great basketball attributes.

"Basketball is third on the list for Clay. He is really good at saying whatever sport happens to be in season, that's his favorite sport. He's a great kid, but the time he's put into basketball has been minimal. For what he's done for us the last three years - he's averaged a double-double and he disrupts other teams' offenses - if he would have concentrated on basketball and worked at it, he would have been one of those players where you were saying 'Wow!' "

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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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   Brittany Darling

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.

Giving money to people along road

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