The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper


Clay graduate Patrick Martin is in good spirits these days.

The 6-1, 195-pound center fielder/pitcher, who played baseball as a redshirt freshman at Bowling Green State University last spring, had to sit out the 2008 season after having Tommy John arm surgery in May of that year.

Martin is spending this summer playing outfield for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the 10-team Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The league is for players age 18-23 who are still playing college ball.

"My arm is feeling good, the elbow is feeling good," said Martin, 20. "I have no pain when I throw. The shoulder feels good. The rehab is tough with this, but I've been blessed to be able to come back and throw again without any pain. It was a long trip and it's still not over."


As Lakota begins its first season in the Midland Athletic League, the remaining seven Suburban Lakes League schools will play the 2009 football season with one league bye on their schedule.

Eastwood will fill that hole by hosting Northwest Ohio Athletic League power Patrick Henry in a non-league contest October 23.

PH has 11 state playoff appearances, including one state championship in 2005. The Patriots have a string of seven consecutive playoff appearances in the running, dating back to 2002. Gridiron contests between PH and its Henry County rival, Liberty Center, in NWOAL contests and the playoffs have become almost legendary in Northwest Ohio football lore.


For first-year Genoa High School volleyball coach Amanda Cichocki, the 13th Annual Maumee Bay Summer Spiketacular, to be held July 23-25, couldn't come at a better time.

The Spiketacular features 84 varsity squads and 48 jayvee teams competing at Genoa, Springfield, Lake, Cardinal Stritch and Central Catholic high schools as well as at Owens Community College.

"I'm looking to gain some knowledge of how our girls play and their communication and working together as a team," said Cichocki, who was Genoa's junior varsity coach the past three years. "It's a helpful tournament for coaches before tryouts. When you have all the girls there you can see how they react in game situations.

"It's a nice thing for the coaches and the players. They can see some other schools and what they're going to be competing against. We're going to be seeing what they need to work on and what we do good and what we do bad."


Toledo water

Do you feel comfortable drinking water coming from the city of Toledo
922786284 [{"id":"16","title":"Yes","votes":"13","pct":43.33,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"17","title":"No","votes":"17","pct":56.67,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /communitypolls/vote/1-root.html?Itemid=246&id=7 No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...