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Taking on Genoa and Fremont Ross on Dec. 16 must have seemed like a cakewalk for Oak Harbor's wrestling squad after what it went through less than a week earlier.

The Rockets crushed Ross 67-6 and manhandled Genoa 56-14 just four days after competing in the Ironman tournament at Walsh Jesuit High School. The Ironman is considered the toughest wrestling tournament in the nation.

Coach George Bergman's Rockets took 14th place out of 48 teams and had two individual place-winners in juniors Ian Miller and Konner Witt.

"This was our fifth year in a row there as a team - we've sent individuals before - and this was the best finish we've had," Bergman said. "It gives our guys some goals and lets them know what the best wrestling in the country is like.

"For our top-end guys, it shows where they're at, too. If we have anybody on our team undefeated at this point, then we have a scheduling problem. It lets us know what we need to work on, as a team and as individuals. If your kids perform well at the Ironman, they're nationally noticed. By placing at that tournament, they receive a lot of interest with Division I programs."

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Bethlehem No. 2 (25-8) took sole possession of first place with its three-game sweep of Zion Luckey (22-11). Bethlehem No. 2 scored a league evening-best 23 runs. ZL’s 11 runs were its second-lowest total of the season.

Bethlehem No. 2 extended its winning streak to a league high 14 games. Bethlehem No. 2 and ZL will conclude the season with a three-game set in Luckey. ZL had not been swept since losing three one-run games at Bowling Green Trinity United Methodist on Nov. 26, 2007. 

Stony Ridge (24-9), which entered play Monday with a share of first, dropped to second place despite winning twice. SR trails first-place Bethlehem No. 2 by one game, and now holds a two-game advantage over ZL. Pemberville Methodist (20-13) and BGTUM (20-13) are the other league teams to have won 20 games through the midway point of the season.

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The Toledo Walleye welcomed Olympic Hero and former Toledo Goaldigger Mike Eruzione for his first visit to the new Lucas County Arena downtown. The appearance comes nearly 30 years after Eruzione helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. and over 7,000 fans warmly welcomed his arrival. In this photo, East Toledo resident R.J. St. John, son of season ticket holder Ray St. John, is at the Walleye game celebrating his birthday alongside Eruzione. R.J. is wearing a Toledo Goaldigger jersey (signed by Eruzione in 2005) that Mike Greeder gave to him at the Goaldigger’s 25-year anniversary game at the Toledo Sports Arena in 2005. The Walleye defeated Elmira that night, 5-1.

 

Giving money to people along road

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