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Last year was a dream season for the Genoa Comets football team.

It will go down historically as one of the best all-time in this Western Ottawa County town. However, the debate is already out there — are this year’s Comets going to be even better?

One year ago, the Comets completed a 13-1 season that led them to the Division IV state semi-final. The Comets won their second straight Suburban Lakes League championship along with district and regional trophies.

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The Lake Athletic Booster Club will is conducting a fundraiser to help with construction of its new multi-use athletic facility.

The Delventhal Company manages construction of the building, and financing provided through the Genoa Bank. Currently, the Lake Athletic Boosters are looking for continued financial support.  Large private donations and corporate sponsorships are also accepted with a special recognition. 
 
In addition, a brick recognition fundraiser is being offered through the Booster Club. Engraved bricks, built into the walls of the building with your name permanently displayed for all to see. There are three levels of bricks that can be purchased:  $100, $250, and $500.  Call Tom Steedman at 419-261-2727 or Dave Shaffer 419-661-6641.

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A seasoned runner for 41 years, Lake cross country coach Ken Mysinger is a man who competed in running events while serving for the United States Air Force in such as places Hellenikon AB in Athens, Greece in the late 1970s.
 
Mysinger started a running “breakfast club” that gets his athletes up early in the morning and on area roads. Now in his second season mentoring the boys and girls cross country teams at Lake, the coach hopes his strategy is paying off.
 
Mysinger says this year’s men’s team will be led by senior co-captains Zack Powell and Louis Szilagyi. Szilagyi was a regional qualifier in cross-country and all-league runner in 2008, as well as a regional qualifier in the 1,600 meter run during the 2009 track season. Powell was the Suburban Lakes League 1,600 champion and regional qualifier during the past track season. 

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