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Even though he had just realized his dream of becoming a baseball player at a Division I school, 2009 Woodmore graduate Mike Fahle said he didn't jump up and down or "go off the walls" when Bowling Green State University baseball coach Danny Schmitz informed him that he had made the team as a walk-on catcher.

"When I walked into his office, I had confidence," said Fahle, 19. "I almost felt like I played well enough and I expected to make it. I reached one goal. Now, I just have to keep working hard and hope for success in the future."

The 6-0, 200-pound Fahle said he was recruited by Bluffton, Heidelberg, Tiffin, and Ohio Northern, but he stuck to his guns about wanting to play at the Division I level.

"I wanted to go for the big one, I guess," he said.

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Jeff Beck was dealt a hand he wasn't familiar with in 2009, but the first-year volleyball coach at Eastwood did anything but bluff his way to a Suburban Lakes League co-championship.

The Eagles, who had a much younger roster than when they finished 13-11 a year ago, pushed their record to 21-4 this season. They split two matches with league co-champion Otsego, which had five seniors in its starting lineup, to finish 11-1 in the SLL.

Eastwood also won a Division II sectional title with a win over Defiance, and the Eagles beat Ottawa-Glandorf in the district semifinals before losing to 17th-ranked Celina in the finals.

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Ohio's popular deer-gun season opens statewide on Nov. 30, offering hunters a full week to harvest a whitetail. The upcoming season will again include an extra weekend of gun hunting on Dec. 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
 
Deer can be hunted with a legal muzzleloader, handgun or shotgun from one half-hour before sunrise to sunset through Dec. 6 and Dec. 19-20. With a pre-hunting season population estimate of 650,000 white-tailed deer, the ODNR Division of Wildlife anticipates 115,000 to 125,000 deer will be killed during the nine-day season. Approximately 420,000 hunters are expected to participate in this year's season, including many out-of-state hunters.
 
The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.

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