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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.


Mike Ackerman was awarded the James F. O’Brien and Meghan Scharer the

Leta Wescott Award as the top male and female senior athletes at Clay this past year.

Clay has presented the O’Brien every year since 1974 and Wescott since 1976. It goes to the athlete, who in the judgment of coaches and in combination with the athlete’s participation, scholastic, and individual achievements, merit the award.

This is the most prestigious award that is presented to a Clay High School athlete, Clay athletic officials say.  The winner is always a senior and is chosen by the coaches who rank their senior players in leadership, attitude, sportsmanship, commitment, grade point average, and value to the team. Number of years of participation in sports and individual accomplishments are also factored in.


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.

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

“It's like rebuilding an athletic department and school from scratch,” Shaffer said. “Our focus is on everything. We want to be able to operate fall sports and we also have to line up winter facilities. We don't have a facility. The only outdoor facility not affected by the tornado was the softball field. Everything else has had some level of damage to it.”

The school's football field, Flyer Stadium, suffered heavy damage from the tornado, and Shaffer said he and his staff are still assessing that damage.


Giving money to people along road

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