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Sarah Muncey

Missing the bulk of her senior season with the Genoa softball team wasn't what senior right-hander Sarah Muncey had in mind in 2010.

Muncey was coming off a junior season in which she posted a 13-6 record with a 1.76 ERA and was named second-team All-Suburban Lakes League and second-team all-district.

When the Comets played in Florida during spring break in late March, however, she took the mound and started feeling serious discomfort in her right side.

“I went to the hospital when we came back and they said it was inflamed,” Muncey recalled. “It hurt, but it wasn't unbearable and I kept throwing. I did everything I could - therapy, medicine. When I'd throw, I'd wear a strap around my ribs, but it came to the point I just couldn't do it. It was a piercing pain.”

Muncey was diagnosed with an inflamed rib cartilage tear on her right side.

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Winckowski leads Erskine to NCAA Southeast Regional
Former Clay and Owens Community College baseball player Casey Winckowski is playing for Erskine College in South Carolina, which qualified for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional as the sixth seed.

The 17th ranked Flying Fleet’s post season run ended after losing to fourth-ranked Columbus State 8-7 in an elimination game.  Winckowski played his part in the final game, helping Erskine get off to a good start.

In the bottom of the second inning, Erskine’s Luke Danielewicz would hit a one out double down the line and then score on a single by Zach McCarthy. Winckowski would then double down the left field line and an error by the Cougar left fielder would allow McCarthy to score and Winckowski to advance to third.

Winckowski’s teammate, Matt Youngblood, would then lift a fly ball into right center field allowing Winckowski to tag up and slide in ahead of the throw from the outfield to give Erskine the 3-0 lead. The Fleet lead would be short lived as the Cougars would respond to take the victory and advance.

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For the second year in a row, the Eastwood Middle School quiz bowl team won the county championship with a victory over Otsego.

The tournament was held at the Wood County Educational Service Center on

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                      Eastwood 7th Grade Team

Thursday, March 25.

It was not an easy match between the two. The middle school went into the tournament in first place with a season record of 8-0. Otsego’s record was 7-1, with its only loss to Eastwood during their season. The Eagles dominated over Otsego in the first round with 38 points; Otsego scored only 18.

In the second round Otsego pushed forward in round two with 40 points and Eastwood with 34. In a nail biting third round Otsego was consistent with right answers, but Eastwood was able to pull through with a score of 58-52 in the end.

Members of the middle school quiz bowl team were Tony Bolton, Julianna Cajka, David Krukemyer, Lucas Liner, Scott Stewart, Aaron Titkemeier, Matt White and Erik Withrow.  Their coach was Diane Swartz.

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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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