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Forget all about the great American Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773.

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Instead, remember Saturday, January 16, 2010.

That date will forever go down as the "G-Town 3-Party," during which Genoa (7-4, 4-2 Suburban Lakes League) poured in 11 three-pointers during a 79-42 non-league win over Cardinal Stritch.

That included one by senior guard Nolan Eli late, one by junior post player Luke Sutter early, and two back-to-back by Eric Schimming in the waning ticks. 

Meanwhile, junior shooting guard "Steamin" Stephen Clark fired a  ridiculous 7-of-10 from three-point land for a career-high 22 points.

"This was the best perimeter shooting display in a game by a Genoa Comet that I've seen in all the years that I've been here," said Coach Jeff Overmyer, the dean of SLL coaches with 10 campaigns nearly under his belt.

Clark’s seven treys shot down longstanding school records for three-pointers set by both Jimmy Plantz in the 1988-89 season and Nate Mollenhauer in 1993-94. Plantz knocked down six treys against both Rossford and Otsego, and Mollenhauer hit six versus the Knights.

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Genoa basketball coach Jeff Overmyer and Eastwood coach Todd Henline both

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expect a better basketball game when the two teams meet for their second go-around.

On December 11, one would have thought gridiron coaches Mike Vicars and Jerry Rutherford were in charge, and the game was being played at Freedom Field or Comet Stadium. The Eagles managed a 52-48 victory in a physical battle on their home court.

“It was very rugged,” Henline said. “Both of us looked like we were coming off of football season. We weren’t really in basketball mode yet.” 

Overmyer, the dean of SLL coaches, promises basketball fans will see a different game when the two teams clash on the Comet’s court this Thursday.

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In 81 seasons, Clay High School's baseball program had three varsity head coaches.

That number will increase to four next month, following the resignation of coach Karl Knierim, who led Clay's successful program for the past 13 years. Knierim resigned in mid-December.

"It's kind of sad to go," Knierim said. "I'm just a little burned out and I just need to step back from being the head coach for a little while. I'd certainly like to stay with the program if it can be worked out. The kids have been great with me, and the administration has been very supportive. I have no qualms with any of that."

Clay Athletic Director Mike Donnelly said, according to the school district's policy, the baseball coaching position was posted within the Clay school district and one candidate was interviewed for the job.

"We decided we're going to stay in-house," Donnelly said. "Our recommendation is for Garry Isbell, who has been Karl's assistant for the past eight years and has been a football assistant for the past three years."

Donnelly said the Oregon Board of Education will vote on his recommendation to hire Isbell during its Feb. 17 meeting.

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