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Five local boys’ basketball teams will participate in a preview on November 28 at Waite’s Grant Murray Field House.
 
Genoa, Eastwood, Lake, Cardinal Stritch, and Waite will all be participating. In addition, fans will get to participate in a 3-point contest at intermission.
 
Each team will play two regulation quarters against two different opponents. Tickets are $3. Here is the schedule—
 
6:15 p.m. — Eastwood vs. Toledo Christian; 6:35 p.m. — Cardinal Stritch vs. Eastwood; 6:55 p.m. — Genoa vs. Toledo Christian; 7:10 p.m. — intermission ($1 bet to double your money on 3-pointers); 7:20 p.m. — Lake vs. Cardinal Stritch; 7:45 p.m. — Waite vs. Genoa; 8 p.m. — Waite vs. Lake.

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Genoa senior running back Connor Wendt has been named by coaches the Suburban Lakes League Player of the Year.
 
Meanwhile, Genoa and Eastwood dominated the first team all-league selections, grabbing all but three spots. Genoa had 17 first team selections, Eastwood had seven, Lake had two, and Elmwood one.

First Team Selections follow —
 
Linebacker — Eastwood senior Seth Hoffman, Genoa senior Greg Hillabrand, Genoa junior Seth Dufendock.

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Liberty Center football fans remember Michael Vicars as a quiet, unassuming young man.
 
At Liberty, he played football in a program that was fortunate to defeat other small schools at the time, let alone the bigger schools that make up the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
 
“There was a lot of misery through the years,” Vicars once told The Press.
 
But Vicars was a powerful force at 5-9, 160 pounds. He was selected a First Team All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League defensive end as a senior in 1980. The 9-2 Tigers that year were Liberty’s first to reach the playoffs, losing to eventual state champion Tiffin Calvert.
 
Before his arrival here, there had been a “lot of misery” in the Genoa football program, too.

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