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Second-year Lake hockey coach Craig Horvath basically started from scratch last season.

His inaugural Lake squad, young and inexperienced, finished the 2007-08 season with a 2-14 record, including 1-9 in the Northwest Hockey Conference's Blue Division.

"I went to the basics last year," Horvath said. "I've been coaching my kids since they were real small. I went back to simple skating and instructional drills. This year I don't have to. We can turn the corner and do different things because they know that stuff now.

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Owens high risers make history in basketball poll 

The Owens’ women’s basketball team beat two top ranked teams. First, then-No.3 ranked Schoolcraft, 73-72, and then-No.2 Kalamazoo Valley, 69-58, in the Turkey Shoot-Out to ascend to the No. 6 ranking in this week’s NJCAA Poll.  Prior to this week’s poll, they were in the Top 30.  This marks the highest regular season ranking in the history of women’s basketball at Owens.

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Former Clay High School basketball standout Zac Taylor finally got his feet wet as a freshman center at the University of Toledo.

First-year Rockets coach Gene Cross inserted the 6-9 Taylor into the lineup in a game against Xavier on Nov. 17 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati. Taylor scored two points and grabbed one rebound in six minutes of UT's 81-65 loss.

"It was a little nerve wracking," Taylor said via telephone from Florida. "Once you get in there and run up and down the court a couple times, you don't hear the crowd. I got a nice pass from Tyrone Kent on the left baseline, from about 10 feet, to beat the shot clock. It was exciting.

Unfortunately, we were already losing the game."

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