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Michigan State right-handed pitcher A.J. Achter (Clay) has been selected to the

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                 A.J. Achter

wood bat summer college Cape Cod League All-Star Team.

Achter, who is currently fifth in the league with a 1.00 ERA, represented the West Division in the annual Cape Cod League All-Star Game July 28 at Fenway Park. The game was televised live on CBS College Sports.

Playing for the Cotuit Kettleers, Achter has proven to be one of the premier pitchers in the most prestigious collegiate summer league in the country. In 11 appearances and 27 innings pitched, Achter has only allowed three earned runs while striking out 23 batters. He owns a 2-2 record and has recorded three saves.

Achter, who was drafted in the 46th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Minnesota but has elected to pitch for MSU his senior season, is the only Big Ten player to be selected to the 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Team.

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Erin Pendleton.

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           Erin Pendleton

The Woodmore High School graduate, who will be a sophomore at the University of Michigan this fall, took second place in the discus on July 22 at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada.

“I was very happy,” Pendleton said. “Coming into the meet I had the third farthest throw, so I finished higher than I came in. I wanted to get a medal really bad. I came in and got all my goals and I threw really, really well. There was nothing to be disappointed about.”

The runner-up finish earned the 19-year-old Pendleton her second medal in international discus competition. She earned a bronze medal last year at the Pan Am Games in Trinidad and Tobago.

On June 25, she won the discus event at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. On June 9, Pendleton placed 12th at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

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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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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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