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The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday that the Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown girls soccer team must forfeit its 2009 Division II state championship – and any other victory in which an ineligible student-athlete participated – because of a violation of Transfer Bylaw 4-7-2.

The OHSAA does not release the name(s) of individual student-athlete(s) involved.

Bexley will officially be listed as the 2009 Division II girls soccer state champion.

OHSAA Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D., has informed the school that a student-athlete from Hathaway Brown was in violation of Bylaw 4-7-2 when she transferred to another school during the second semester of the 2008-09 school year and then transferred back to Hathaway Brown at the start of the 2009-10 school year. Because the student-athlete did not meet one of the exceptions to the OHSAA transfer regulation, she should have been ineligible for interscholastic participation for one year from the date of her return to Hathaway Brown.

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Rob Belegrin says his heart is the “No. 1” reason he wants to see Clay basketball

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competitive with the best in the City League.

This is his dream job, and he wants to succeed at it.

Belegrin was a 5-10, 160-pound point guard for the Eagles under Coach Doug Dippman. He replaces Joe Guerrero, who resigned following the 2008-09 season after 15 years as the Eagles' coach. Belegrin coached Clay's freshman boys’ team for six years and the junior varsity team for six years. He was Guerrero's varsity assistant last season before taking the helm this season.

"This is my dream job," Belegrin said. "I've always wanted it since I played there and when I started coaching."

The fact that Belegrin is now 37-years-old and has a wife and two children at home will not stop him from putting in the time when its needed.

“I’m 100 percent involved right now. That’s about a 70-hour work week for me, and this has been a ton of energy and a ton of time, but it’s got to get started,”

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In 1939, the New York Yankees were World Series champions and the Green Bay Packers ruled the professional football landscape.

Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Greta Garbo and Betty Grable were making American males' hearts skip a beat.

Gone With The Wind" won the Oscar for best picture, and Dorothy was seen on the silver screen pleading with some Wizard to help her get back to Kansas.

That same year, a local priest, Father Andy Blasko, started the Holy Rosary Royals, a football team for Catholic youths in East Toledo. The Royals, who competed against five other CYO teams in the area, later became known as the East Side Raiders.

The Raiders formed two separate teams, a Pee Wee squad for grades 4-6 and a Junior team for grades 7-8. The teams had dedicated coaches - most of whom were former Raiders - who stuck with the team for a decade or more.

John "Jack" Barber was one of those coaches.

Barber coached the Holy Rosary/East Side Raiders from 1956-2003, He took a few years off here and there, but his coaching days ended following heart surgery in 2003.

"He went in for heart surgery and never really fully recovered after that," said Raul Quiroga, 45, who played for the Raiders as a kid and later coached Raiders teams from 1989-2009. "He never came back into coaching."

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