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Oregon volleyball player setting records at Ohio U.
Oregon native Ellen Herman knocked down 11 kills to become Ohio University’s all-time kills leader en route to helping the Bobcat volleyball team to a 14-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Buffalo on the road.

The win was the Bobcats' fourth-straight Mid-American Conference win. Herman surpassed former Ohio standout Melissa Griffin (2004-07) in the second set with a big kill to help the Green and White gain the momentum it would need the rest of the way.

Herman was the 2008 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. While in high school at Central Catholic, she was rated the 43rd top recruit in the nation by and was the first Fighting Irish player to receive all-state honors twice.


It has been a season of continued success for the Lake golf team.

Casey Witt

For the third time in four years since Terry Tansel took over as head coach, the team qualified for the district tournament by finishing third at sectionals. Prior to Tansel’s first year, the golf team hadn’t made districts since 1986.

“We’re really headed in the right direction with the program in general,” Tansel said. “Our lowest score since I’ve been a coach was at the league meet two weeks ago where we shot a 325.”

It all starts with practice, and Tansel said the team tries to mix it up and keep things interesting each day.

“One day we’ll play nine holes, the next day we’ll go to the driving range, or we’ll work on chipping and putting,” he said.

It is during chipping and putting where Tansel said he mixes it up more.


Through six weeks of the 2009 season, Lake led the Suburban Lakes League with a 3-0 record, a half-game ahead of 2-0 Genoa.

Coach Bob Abbey's Flyers, who traveled to Eastwood on Friday, already own wins over league rivals Gibsonburg, Otsego and Woodmore.

"We are not surprised," said Abbey, whose team went 3-17 overall the past two years. "We set our goals in the offseason to work to get better as the season progressed and to be league champions. We are in the middle of that process. We have a tough game coming up, but that is just another hurdle we will have to find a way to overcome."

After taking on Eastwood, which suffered a 54-11 loss at Genoa a week ago, the Flyers host Genoa on Oct. 16. The Comets (6-0), ranked fifth in Division IV, hosted Gibsonburg on Friday and have looked every bit the two-time defending SLL champions that they are.

Genoa coach Mike Vicars said he was "speechless" following the win over Eastwood.


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