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In the SLL, the Woodmore and Genoa boys basketball teams would like to have something to say about it, but league favorite Eastwood’s front line is loaded with five players who stand over 6-foot-4, even though all may not be starters.

That doesn’t include some quality backcourt talent coming up from younger levels, if Coach Todd Henline can get his players to perform at their best levels.

“The jayvees were 14-6 last year and I think we’re going to have some kids who are going to be able to step in and fill that scoring and rebounding void that we lost in Chad Fairbanks (14 ppg., 7 rpg.),” Henline said.

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Is there anyone out there who is a prep basketball fan who can say a girls team with a front line of 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2 won’t be competitive?

The Waite girls return 6-3 junior forward Natasha Howard, and add to the mix 6-2 sophomore center Shanice McNeal and 6-2 junior forward Amanda Gregory.

In turn, Waite was picked to win a City title. Coach Manny May believes a decrease in mistakes and turnovers could spell the difference by the time the season reaches its prime.

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Detroit Tiger manager and Perrysburg native Jim Leyland will be guest speaker for the 2009 Tigers/Toledo Mud Hens Fandemonium.

The Mud Hens and the Catholic Youth Organization have announced that they have formed a partnership and say they would like all baseball fans to mark the date on your calendar – Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – as they present:

“Mud Hens Fandemonium to benefit the 16th Annual Monsignor Jerome E. Schmit Youth Foundation Dinner” 

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