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Dave Shaffer, Lake High School’s director of athletics and director of buildings and grounds, probably doesn’t remember what a summer vacation feels like.

Shaffer, along with other Lake staff, students, members of the community and local businesses, have been hard at work trying to get things back in semi-order since the June 5 tornado blew threw Millbury and destroyed the high school.

The Lake  Field House was destroyed, but on Friday Shaffer received good news.

“Owens Community College has graciously allowed Lake HS to play it’s high school boys & girls basketball games at their facility,” Shaffer wrote in an e-mail. “We will also hold our JV Wrestling Invitational at Owens.”

That is one of Shaffer’s many tasks this spring and summer — to figure out a way for the Flyers’ athletic teams — for fall sports in particular — to continue their schedules as planned.

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          Alyssa Shimel

 

One day a recently graduated high school senior at Eastwood, the next day Alyssa Shimel qualifies to play with the world’s best female professional golfers.
 
Shimel played in the weekend’s Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic LPGA Tour event after qualifying against three professionals and another amateur at a qualifying round at Sylvania Country Club. The top two qualified, and Shimel finished second by carding a 74 over the 18-hole round.
 
“It feels great. I’m really excited,” Shimel said. “I was just trying to keep calm and play it one shot at a time. I just thought I’d shoot the best I could and see what happened. I knew I could if I played well, and if I put in the time and the work at it, it was realistic.”
 
“(Sylvania CC) is a pretty difficult course. It has some tight holes and some pretty long rough, and some pretty slick greens. You have to hit the ball pretty straight.”

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Upcoming Genoa senior golfer Emily Mock was part of a team that won the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic’s Aquafina Junior Pro-Am Tournament at Highland Meadows last week.
 
Mock, Katie Gross (Norwalk), Katie Wellman (Rossford), and Emily McKillips (Norwalk) were joined by professional Allison Fouch to finish 14 under par in the scramble-format tournament.
 
Fouch has $518,755 in career earnings as a pro. Fouch, an NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 2004, won three tournaments while at Michigan State University. A member of the 2002 Big Ten Conference championship team, Fouch was a three-time Big Ten All-Conference Selection from 2002-04. She was a member of the victorious U.S. Team at the Women’s World University Golf Championship in 2002 and placed second individually.
 

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