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The full moon was last week, but it looked like it appeared again Saturday, Aug.

1 at Fremont Speedway, as there were several nasty crashes. But when the dust settled, Bucyrus, Ohio's Brock Mayes picked up his third 410 sprint victory of the season on Kistler Engines Night.

Scoring his second victory of 2009 at Fremont was Bradner, Ohio's Nate Dussel in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, while Cory Ward grabbed the lead coming out of turn four for the checkered when Dan Hennig lost power, to score his fourth win of the year in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks.

Mayes, who took the point lead at "The Track That Action Built," used the fast high side to overtake David Harrison on lap 16 and then flexed his muscles to pull away to the victory aboard his J&F Construction, Mansfield Cement, Kinn Brothers Heating and Cooling, Mortiz Concrete backed #11B.

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Chris Fahim had never been a high school athletic director when he took the

position at Cardinal Stritch in 2004.

At the time, Fahim was also the Cardinals' head football coach and head girls track coach, and he taught social studies part time.

"It was kind of eye-opening," Fahim recalled. "Being at the school previously, for four years, I knew the people at the school. That aspect was easy. When it came to the ins and outs and the details that come along with being an athletic director, there was a learning curve there.

"I was named athletic director in August and I was coaching football, too. I was going by the seat of my pants that first year. My first year as athletic director was my last year as football coach, so after I stopped coaching football I was able to focus more on the athletic director position. My only coaching experience was at Stritch and I wanted to focus on the athletic department and get that in line and take that in the direction it needed to go."

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Frank Stranahan, the world's top amateur golfer in the decade following World

War II, is the subject of a display at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, the former estate of Frank’s father, R.A. Stranahan, co-founder of the Champion Spark Plug Company.

According to a Metroparks spokesperson, Frank competed in over 200 tournaments on three continents. In 1947, he shocked the sports world by finishing second in The Masters.

A champion power lifter during the same era, “Frankie” was known as the “Toledo Strongman.” Today, his story invites comparisons with another young, charismatic, weight-lifting golfer named Tiger Woods.

Many of Mr. Stranahan’s trophies and medals are among items now on display. The house is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is free.

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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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