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Lake's boys’ and girls’ track and field teams have created a buzz this season,

Lake sprinter Ashley Timmons
running the second leg of the
4x200 meter relay during district
preliminaries. (Photo courtesy
of Lori Johnson)

which is making first-year coach Dominick Kaple a very happy man.

Last week, at the Division II district meet at Oak Harbor, the Flyers advanced three individuals and two relay teams to Thursday and Saturday's regional meet at Lexington.

“This is the most events we've had represented (at regionals) in a long time,” Kaple said. “Everyone seems excited about it in the community, which is nice. We're young, too, especially on the girls' side. We're only losing one senior in (thrower) Jessica Albright.”

Jessica Abbey, a junior, qualified to regionals in the 400-meter dash and the 4x200 relay along with freshmen Nichole Henry, Ashley Timmons and Rebecca Boos, who also qualified in the 200 dash.

Abbey's time of 1:02.53 in the 400 was good enough for third place at districts. The top four placers in each event advanced to regionals. In addition, she is trying to break her Becky Abbey’s (Beavers) school record, who just happens to be Jessica’s mother.


Since Northwood became a member of the Toledo Area Athletic Conference in

Northwood senior catcher Andy Bloomfield
catcher and freshman pitcher Anthony Rorigi
converse on the mound during Wednesday’s
11-1 non-conference victory over visiting Waite.
(Press photo by Scott Grau

2001, the Rangers have been the conference's dominant team on the football field, winning or sharing seven of the last nine TAAC championships.

Coach Dave Russell and the Rangers' baseball team are trying their best to change any perception that Northwood is merely a football school.

The Rangers could have claimed an outright win a share of their first TAAC baseball title on Friday with a win over two-time defending conference champion Toledo Christian.

TC is coached by Oregon resident Ron Rightnowar and his son Nick is a junior pitcher for the Eagles. TC was a favorite to win the TAAC crown this year.


Clay senior pole vaulter Meghan Scharer won a Division I district pole vault preliminaries at St. Francis DeSales High School by leaping 9-feet-4 in the finals, but lost to Whitmer senior Christina Schultz in a tie-breaker. Even though Baums Page ( listed Scharer first, she was not the district champion,

Schlultz won the event on jumps. They both cleared the same height but Meghan had an earlier miss which gave Schultz the title. Scharer did win the City League championship this year with a jump of 9-6 and was the district champion last year.

Scharer, who has committed to the University of Dayton for soccer, also qualified for the D-I regional at Amherst Steele.

But it was the Clay boys track team that did the most scoring damage at the district meet, finishing fifth with 65½ points while the girls team finished 11th with 18 points.

Qualifying for the regional meet at Amherst Steele is the 4x800 relay team of junior Robert Hoffman, senior Patrick Roman, junior Adam Bess, and senior Taylor Durczynski after finishing third at the district meet in 8:08.79, exactly three seconds behind the champions from St. John’s Jesuit.

Hoffman, junior Eric Wood, and sophomores Jason Bucha and Ryan Laberdee qualified in the 4x400, finishing fourth at districts (3:25.64), just over four seconds behind the championship team from Bowsher.


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