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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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Ashland University senior pitcher Kevin Dunn (Genoa) is one of nine Eagles selected to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team.
 
It is the first time Dunn was chosen to the All-GLIAC team in two seasons. Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 200 pound right hander, is one of five transfers on the AU baseball team that started at Owens Community College.
 
Heading into the NCAA Division II playoffs, Dunn has tallied six wins and a 3.88 ERA in 60.1 innings pitched.  He is also tied for third in the GLIAC in strikeouts (51), tied for third in wins and is seventh in innings pitched.
 
In his first season with the Eagles, Dunn pitched in 19 games, which tied for the team lead. He started three games, and pitched one complete game. He was fourth on the team in ERA (3.43), tied for second in saves (2) and tied for third in innings pitched (44.2). Dunn also had a superb strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.4) with 31 strikeouts and nine walks. He finished the year with a 5-2 record. The five wins tied Dunn for third on the team in victories. 
 
At Genoa, Dunn earned both all-league and all-district honors. His father, Gary, played football at the University of Toledo. 

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Clay baseball coach Garry Isbell figured the fate of his first season as the Eagles' head coach would hinge on how well an inexperienced pitching staff matured.

“We lost three pretty good pitchers last year — Drew Kuns and Kyle Romstadt, who were both first-team All-City League, and Mike Toth,” Isbell said. “We didn't have a lot of experience coming back except for Austin Petroff, so that was a concern.”

Turns out, Clay's pitching staff has more than held its own.

The Eagles, the defending CL champions, started the season on a sour note thanks to a .170 team batting average that resulted in a 2-5 record. Since then, Clay (12-8, 7-2) has won 10 of its last 12 and qualified for the CL's final four tournament. Its team batting average has jumped to .297 heading into Wednesday's 5-4 sectional championship loss to St. Francis de Sales.

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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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