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On Tuesday, the Northern Lakes League voted in favor of adding Napoleon as its eighth member beginning in 2011-12, instead of Clay. Napoleon replaces Rossford, which is leaving to join a new league.
 
“The big decision is made,” NLL commissioner Larry Morrison said. “There are going to be a couple major changes.
 
“I’ve talked to the Clay people and they knew what was happening and that one (school) was going to be disappointed,” Morrison added. “Well, I think they are in a livable situation where Napoleon really had a hard time with their league. From that standpoint, it’s probably best that it worked out that way.”

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Woodmore senior Erin Pendleton left no surprises in the discus arena at the state track and field championships.
 
Pendleton whirled the disc 160 feet to better her nearest competitor by nearly 24 feet and put her family’s surname atop the Division III event pyramid for the sixth straight year, leading Woodmore to a seventh place team finish with 18 points on the board.
 
Pendleton also heaved out a third place mark of 40-5¼ in the shot put competition and picked up six points there.
 
Senior hurdler Tatijana Jacobson helped the Wildcats’ two-woman cause by taking seventh in the high jump with a hop of 5-2, gaining two points and a trip to the podium to pick up a medal for keepsake.

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The 2009 10U Ohio Diamond Hawks have earned an entry into the July 2009 Disney Elite 32 World Series in Orlando, Florida. The Diamond Hawks team consists of 12 players from Oregon, Toledo, Genoa, and elsewhere. The Hawks are 29-2 on the season, Dusty Gloves Tournament Champion, Glass City Classic Tournament Champion, earned an NWOABL record of 11-0, Nations Baseball State Qualifier Semifinalist, and USSSA Super NIT Tournament Champions. They have outscored opponents 408-52 and are ranked by the USSSA first in Ohio, third regionally (six states), and 15th nationally by Travel Baseball Select. Players are Evan Brown, Chad Newell, Christian Orr, Justin McGill, Landon McGill, Mason Hecklinger, Zach Buescher, Joshua Winckowski, Tanner Glass, Lane Good, Jacob Rettig, and Dylan Dohanos. Head coach is Gary Orr, assistants are Mark Hecklinger, Steve Glass, Greg Buescher, and Manager Romie Brown.

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