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Fremont Speedway handed out awards and prize money to the drivers who finished in the top 10 in points in the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks at a packed banquet on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Crowned champions were Bucyrus, Ohio's Brock Mayes in the Fort ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Liepsic, Ohio's Todd Heuerman in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, and Risingson, Ohio's Steve Endicott in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks.

Mayes  competed in all 15 A-mains in 2009, scoring 12 top 10 finishes and an incredible 10 top five runs. He won on May 9, June 6, and Aug. 1 and had a runner-up finish at the June 27 All Star show. He also scored a third at the May 23 All Star race and the Sept. 26 All Star race.

Brock’s average A-main finishing position was 5th.


From that first moment, when the Orrville Red Riders plunged into the end-zone


after a clock-devouring six on the game's opening drive, to the young "Comet Crazies" going, well, crazy in the student section near the end zone, one could tell that all was not right for our beloved Genoa Comets in Ashland on November 14.

That the bountiful football feast that we'd all grown so fat together on for the past three months or so, to the tune of 600 points being served up by our offense, with only 31 being squandered by our defense, was about to be spoiled.

Here it was, the SLL's leading rusher (1,526 yards, 140 attempts), Genoa's touchdown machine (28) in senior fullback and Lake transfer Greg Hillabrand, getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage by the Red Rider defense. This is something no other defensive unit has been able to do in 26 games to the 5-foot-8, 213 pound Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Player of the Year.


Brittany Darling scores 19 twice in big Owens wins
Brittany Darling (Genoa) a sophomore center from Genoa, returns to play basketball her sophomore season at Owens Community College after averaging 7.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for the program last year.

The Owens women’s basketball program is led by sixth-year Head Coach Michael Llanas. During his fifth year at the helm, Llanas led the Express to an 18-12 overall record and a third-place finish in the OCCAC (7-5 record). Owens lost to Oakland Community College in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships last year. Llanas’ Assistant Coaches are Stephen Perry and Melanie Schroeder.

“We have a great group of both first-year and returning players who bring high intensity, great athleticism and a strong work ethic to the basketball court each and every day. This team has the opportunity to be very successful and achieve great things both during the regular season and in the postseason,” Llanas said.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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