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Woodmore eighth grader competes against the world
Woodmore eighth grader Kathy Reynolds, a member of the USA Junior National Karate Team, won the Silver Medal at the USA Team Trials in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida last July.

Reynolds went on to represent the USA at the Junior Pan American Games in El Salvador, where she won the Gold Medal. In 2010, Reynolds is building on her success by recently winning the bronze medal at the International Junior Olympics at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reynolds was also part of a three-person Kumite (Sparring) team which won a Silver Medal in The USA Open, also in Las Vegas. Reynolds paired up with teammates from Lima, Peru and Frisco, Texas.  After a sound defeat of the Italian Team, the team lost the Gold Medal Match to Canada by one point.


The Clay hockey team did not make it to the state championship game this


season, but an Oregon resident played his role in Ohio’s big showdown at Nationwide Arena.

Keith Sokoloski was rewarded by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for his 10 years of consecutive service officiating hockey games by reaching the pinnacle in his sport — officiating his first state championship game in the 18,000 seat home of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets.

“That was amazing. That was my Olympics, my Gold Medal game, my Stanley Cup. I can’t go any higher than that,” Sokoloski said.

Cleveland St. Ignatius captured its second championship by defeating Sylvania Northview, 4-1. Northview, making its fourth state final appearance, ended the season at 21-9-3 with the program’s fourth state runner-up finish.

Bowling Green leads the state with 19 state hockey tournament appearances and St. John‘s Jesuit is third with 14. BG has six state titles (1999, 98, 97, 91, 84, 80).


Brittany Darling has worked at The Home Depot at the Rossford Crossroads for


about two years, but she won't be there much longer.

“I'm mainly a cashier but sometimes I pick up shifts in other departments, like plumbing,” said Darling, a 2008 Genoa graduate. “I kind of go everywhere, but mostly cashier.”

Darling, 20, spent the last couple years working, going to school and playing basketball for coach Mike Llanas at Owens Community College. This season, the 6-3 center earned first-team All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference honors and was named the Express' co-MVP after averaging 13.6 points and 11 rebounds (ranked 20th nationally) a game.


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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