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Manager Larry Parrish became the all-time winningest manager in Toledo professional baseball history July 6 as the Mud Hens defeated Columbus, 9-4.  The win was No. 541 for Parrish, passing Cal Ermer (manager for Toledo 1978-85).

On July 24, Parrish will be recognized as such in a pre-game ceremony prior to the game versus Buffalo.  The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the pre-game presentation scheduled for approximately 6:40 p.m.

Also, the team will recognize hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham and athletic trainer Matt Rankin for their dedication and service to the team as both are celebrating their 10th season with Toledo.

Parrish is in his seventh season as Mud Hens manager.  The 56-year-old led the club to Governors’ Cup championships in 2005 and 2006 and was named the 2005 Sporting News Manager of the Year.  Parrish has guided the Hens to a 541-522 record (.509) since 2003 and currently ranks second in Toledo history in games managed at 1,063 (Ermer – 1,115).


Two local students from Kim's Taekwondo Academy placed in the AAU National Taekwondo Championships June 28 through July 3 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., including one that won Gold.

Angel Whiteman of Genoa and Tre Mettie of Graytown qualified for Nationals by winning age-group gold, silver or bronze medals on May 1 at the AAU Ohio State Championships in Columbus. Both local competitors are trained by Kim's Academy owner/instructor Master Saemter Kim.

Whiteman, 18, who took silver in patterns at the Ohio State Championships, is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo. She has been training for nearly 13 years.

Mettie, 11, won gold medals in both sparring and patterns at the Ohio State Championships. The fifth-grader said he was “happy and surprised” he won two Golds. Both were even more pleased to place in Florida.

Whiteman started TDK when she was seven and it has been almost 12 years since. She started at a different school before arriving at Kim’s in October 2009 because her father, who passed away earlier that same month, wanted her to train at a WTF school, and she says she wanted to honor him.


Oregon board votes leave City League for new league
The Oregon School Board voted unanimously to pass a resolution Wednesday to leave the Toledo City Athletic League and join a new league starting the 2011-12 school year.

If the league is successful in finalizing its formation, the league will include Clay, Whitmer, Fremont Ross, Findlay, Lima Senior, Central Catholic, St. John’s Jesuit, St. Francis DeSales, St. Ursula Academy, and Notre Dame Academy. The new league remains unnamed.

Of the 10 schools, eight will compete in boys athletics, and eight will compete in girls athletics. Clay is the smallest public school among the group.

Athletic Director Mike Donnelly cited a concern over future funding of athletics by Toledo Public Schools as one reason seven schools are leaving the CL. Clay, Whitmer, St. John’s, St. Francis, Central, Notre Dame, and St. Ursula were already competing in the CL, and in 2011-12, Findlay and Fremont Ross were originally planning to join them.


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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