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The weight training area at Maumee Bay Turf measures about 60 feet by 40 feet

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and has been a labor of love for owner P.J. Kapfhammer.

The gym is open to the public, but Kapfhammer especially likes seeing the younger lifters take advantage of the facility.

"They have a weightlifting program at Clay, and we take it to another level for the elite athletes who want to make it a sport," Kapfhammer said. "We give them an avenue to work out. It's free to any kid, as long as they're in high school and they want a place to work out.

"I put the gym in for employees at first, and through time I've invested a lot of money. We have a competition bench that costs $1,800; a normal bench probably costs $400."

Kapfhammer said a group of Clay athletes came to Maumee Bay Turf two years ago to see if the company would sponsor a power lifting team and coach the team at meets.

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Waite’s pursuit of the school’s first state title at last week’s Division I girls basketball state championship came so agonizingly close to manifestation it may have wound up too close for the team to accept.
 
The Lady Indians (24-3) fell 49-47 to first-time state champ Canton McKinley in the D-I title contest — a pretty phenomenal result considering they trailed by as much as 30-17 late in the first half and by a 12-point deficit late in the third quarter.
 
A team that could barely hit a field goal or handle the ball in the first half neither gave up nor gave in. They tried to the bitter end to complete a hard fought quest to bring home not only a girls state championship to a school without one, but a profound statement to a city rolling in a budget crisis and threatening to eliminate future prep basketball contests from its public school gymnasiums.

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Three Waite players, 6-foot-3 senior forward Natasha Howard, 6-2 junior post Shanice McNeal, and 5-8 senior guard Mariah Haynes are three of five selections on the Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press First Team.
 
Howard is Player of the Year and Waite coach Manny May Coach of the Year.

Who would have guessed?

Howard was chosen by the Associated Press as Ms. Ohio Basketball, is a Parade All-American, and is playing in the McDonalds All-American Game this week, May is Ohio’s Division I Coach of the Year, and both led the Indians to a D-I runner-up finish at Ohio State’s Value City Arena last weekend.

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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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