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Ashley LaFountain was 9-years-old when her father, Rick, took her to her first girls’ state tennis tournament in Columbus.

"I was looking around and I saw all the players and I knew I wanted to play there someday," said Ashley, a freshman at Oak Harbor. "The competition is really good there. At that age, I saw those girls and I thought they were amazing. I knew I wanted to start playing tennis a lot more."

Lafountain's dream became a reality last weekend, when she played in the Division II state tournament at the Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City. The semifinals and finals were played at Hilliard Davidson High School.

"It was a goal, and that's what I was working for this season," said LaFountain, 14, a 5-7 left-hander. "I was kind of expecting it, but it was a relief when I got down there. I had a good season no matter what, but it was my goal to make it to state. It was a bonus if I won a couple matches down there."


If you ask newest "member" of Genoa football fold Leeann Dufendock, she’ll


maintain that she is the lucky one who's walked away with this season's biggest prize.

A 1987 Genoa graduate and second-year member of the Genoa Athletic Boosters Club, Dufendock hasn't struck it rich via the 50-50 drawing.

For one night at Comet Stadium, Dufendock was officially offered her very own official sideline towel, handed her very own water bottle filled up by the program’s ever-energetic water boys, and perhaps the most special of all…was gifted a hallowed stretch of real estate in front of the Comets' bench so she could be closer to her son, Seth Dufendock, a junior running back and linebacker, on a Friday night.


Owens Community College women’s basketball will open its 2009-10 season against Mott Community College on Monday, Nov. 2. The season opener will begin at 6 p.m.

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.

All home games are free and occur at the College’s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.


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