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New Woodmore golf coach Steve Burner knows a thing or two about winning Suburban Lakes League championships.

Burner, who played golf for the Wildcats from 1976-79, was the state Class A champion his senior year in 1979 and he helped Woodmore win three SLL titles. The Wildcats' 1979 and 1981 league championship teams went on to win the Class A state title, and they were the state runner-up in 1980.

Woodmore, however, has been the SLL's bridesmaid in recent years.

The Wildcats' last league golf title, its eighth, was in 2001 and they have finished second in six out of the last eight years. If Burner's squad hopes to win SLL title No. 9, it will have to be this season because the league will no longer exist following the 2010-11 school year.

“It's been there for so many years, it's very sad,” Burner said of the league dismantling. “I look for a new challenge.”

The SLL was formed in 1972 by former members of the Northern Lakes League, Sandusky Bay Conference and Lakeshore Conference. In May 2009, however, Rossford agreed to form a new league with Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Otsego and Woodmore, all of whom are withdrawing from the SLL.

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The student-athletes at Cardinal Stritch High School found a higher calling this

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Cardinal Stritch senior Murphy Mahoney, facing
the camera, gets help from another student in
moving furniture to the Oregon’s Kateri campus.
(Photo courtesy of Emily Barry, Vice President of
Advancement, Kateri Catholic School System)

summer.

The youths volunteered their time to help paint, move furniture and perform other tasks in order to help Stritch and the Kateri Catholic Academy get ready for the 2010-11 school year, which begins Aug. 16.

“We have had over 1,700 volunteer hours since June 1 in order to get this place ready to go for the first day of school,” said Fr. Eric Schild, the new president of Kateri Catholic School System, which includes Cardinal Stritch and the Kateri Catholic Academy.

Stritch athletic director and head football coach Joe Gutilla said Fr. Schild approached him about a month ago to see if some of his players would volunteer during the summer.

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As far as Drew Kuns is concerned, the NABF College World Series won't get here soon enough.

“I can't wait,” said Kuns, a designated hitter/first baseman for the Ohio Monarchs Gold team. “It's going to be great. Our team's good; we're on a streak right now.” 

“We're hoping to go in there and dominate like they did two years ago - go in there and win,” Kuns said. “We have great chemistry because we're all from around Toledo. We all played with each other in high school and now we can join together to make a good team. It's up there with the teams I've played on. It's the second-best team I've played on in the summer. There's some great talent on this team.”

Kuns, a Clay graduate, was the City League Player of the Year in 2009. A sophomore-to-be at Bowling Green State University, Kuns said he's looking forward to helping the Monarchs regain the NABF World Series title they won in 2008.

“We're hoping to go in there and dominate like they did two years ago - go in there and win,” Kuns said. “We have great chemistry because we're all from around Toledo. We all played with each other in high school and now we can join together to make a good team. It's up there with the teams I've played on. It's the second-best team I've played on in the summer. There's some great talent on this team.”

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Giving money to people along road

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