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If Lake's club hockey team is to end its conference championship drought, it will definitely be a team effort.

Third-year coach Craig Horvath returns nine players from last year's team, which finished 7-4-2 overall and 5-4-1 in the Blue Division of the Northwest Hockey Conference. The Flyers are 6-0-1 this season, which includes exhibitions.

"I thought we'd do real well this year," Horvath said. "They're doing better than I thought. This year, anybody can score a goal or get an assist or make a play. Last year, it was two or three guys I could count on. This year, it can be any one of nine guys.

"We don't have a lot of guys, but somebody steps up and carries the load every night. It's a total team effort. I can't stress team enough."

Lake last won a Blue Division title in 2005.

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The girls’ basketball team went from winning a combined five games in 2005-06

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and 2006-07 to posting a 14-7 record under coach Dick Fox two years ago.

Last season, first-year coach Denny Meyer led the Flyers to a 22-1 overall record and a 14-0 mark in the SLL en route to winning the league title.

The Flyers were ranked as high as No. 6 in the Division III state poll while going 20-0 in the regular season for the first time in school history. Lake reached the district finals before losing to fourth-ranked Liberty-Benton.

Meyer, who came to Lake from Oak Harbor, gave credit to Fox for playing several members of the current junior class at the varsity level when they were freshmen. This year's juniors went undefeated as eighth-graders.

"Three of them played varsity as freshmen," said Meyer, whose daughter, Kimberly, was a key component for the Flyers last year as a junior. "For me last year, those girls were sophomores and already had that experience."

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The Owens Community College women's basketball program moved up one spot

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Brittany Darling

to No. 7 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II rankings this week. Over the previous two weeks, the Lady Express were planted in the No. 8 spot.

Owens is 9-2 on the season. Leaders for the Lady Express this season are:

Sarah Clark (Delphos St. John's) - 12 pts, 10.5 reb, 2.1 ast, 1.6 steals per game; Brittany Darling (Genoa) - 13.8 pts, 8.6 reb, 2.6 blocks per game; Jasmine Blanton (Notre Dame) - 17 pts, 3.7 reb, 4.2 ast, 1.9 steals per game; Demi Moschetti (Perrysburg) - 8 pts, 5.6 reb, 1.2 blocks per game.

Owens women's basketball defeated St. Clair County CC, 85-71. St. Clair moves to 5-2.

Leaders for Owens were: Blanton - 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Clark  - 15 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Moschetti - 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, 1 block; Darling  - 10 points, 5 rebounds; Nasumbi Beard (Ontario) - 6 points, 8 assists, 3 steals.

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Giving money to people along road

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