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Due to her vast improvement from last season, Genoa graduate Brittany Darling

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is well on her way to becoming a NCAA Division I basketball player.

The 6-5 sophomore center on the Owens Community College basketball team is a leading force for the No. 6 ranked team in the country.

Following the team’s second game, where Owens upset National Junior College Athletic Association D-I No. 14 ranked Indian River 69-64 in Fort Pierce, Fla., Darling started getting looks from major colleges.

“(Indian River’s coach) knew the type of team that we had and began talking about our team in his coaching circles, and she therefore started getting inquiries from southern based schools,” said Owens coach Michael Llanas. “It has now circled around and we’re getting Midwest colleges calling.”

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Eastwood bowlers begin trek to defend state title
The Eastwood girls bowling team, defending state champions, won the Fostoria sectional with a total score of 3,667. Their three games series was 2,612 and their six game baker series was 1,055.

Brandi Roller led the team with a 562 three games series, Mallory Fritz with 543, Mikayla Young with 539, Jessica Heestand with a 489, and Jessie Young with a 479.

The girls were to bowl in the District tournament at Interstate Lanes in Rossford on Friday, February 26. The top two teams out of 16 will advance to the state competition in Lancaster.

Joining the girls on the boy’s side at the District tourney were Eagle bowlers Tommy Blanchard and John Przybylski. The boys narrowly missed qualifying as a team for the District when they tied for the final spot and lost the tie-breaker.

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Lake boys basketball coach Jim Scharer is preparing to face the Genoa Comets two more times, and in succession.
 
The Flyers close the regular season by hosting Genoa Friday, Feb. 26, and then have the honor of playing Genoa again in both team’s Division III sectional tournament opener at Whitmer Mar. 2 (8 p.m.). Scharer calls it a “doubleheader.”
 
Genoa was the fourth seed, and the Comets had three options during the draw.
 
“We either had to play Otsego to play Delta, or we could have gone to the bye, or we could have went to the open line, which we did,” Genoa coach Jeff Overmyer said.
 
How will Scharer prepare for the Comets, especially when playing two games in a row? They already met once, with Genoa taking a 57-51 victory on the Comet’s floor Jan. 22.

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