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Genoa baseball pitcher Connor Wendt and Woodmore softball pitcher Sami Michaelis have been chosen as their respective Players of the Year by the Suburban Lakes League. Wendt shares his POY honor with Elmwood shortstop Reid Rothenbuhler.

After the conclusion of spring sports, Eastwood won both the boys and girls All-Sports Trophies for the school year. In the boys, Eastwood was followed by runner-up Genoa, then Elmwood, Woodmore, Otsego, Gibsonburg, Lakota, and Lake. In the girls, Eastwood was followed by runner-up Otsego, then Woodmore, Genoa, Lake, Elmwood, Gibsonburg, and Lakota.

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Clay's softball team came up one win shy of reaching the state semifinals, but that didn't put a damper on the Eagles' season.

Ninth-year coach Brenda Radabaugh's squad competed with top-ranked Elyria and their All-Ohio pitcher, Tess Sito, last week in the regional finals before losing 3-1. The game was tied 1-1 after six innings.

"The kids were very happy with the season," said Radabaugh, the City League and Northwest District coach of the year. "We started the year 9-5 and went for over a month before we lost. That's a long ways to go. We went a long stretch without any losses and we were peaking at the right time.

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The 2009 10U Ohio Diamond Hawks have earned an entry into the July 2009 Disney Elite 32 World Series in Orlando, Florida. The Diamond Hawks team consists of 12 players from Oregon, Toledo, Genoa, and elsewhere. The Hawks are 29-2 on the season, Dusty Gloves Tournament Champion, Glass City Classic Tournament Champion, earned an NWOABL record of 11-0, Nations Baseball State Qualifier Semifinalist, and USSSA Super NIT Tournament Champions. They have outscored opponents 408-52 and are ranked by the USSSA first in Ohio, third regionally (six states), and 15th nationally by Travel Baseball Select. Players are Evan Brown, Chad Newell, Christian Orr, Justin McGill, Landon McGill, Mason Hecklinger, Zach Buescher, Joshua Winckowski, Tanner Glass, Lane Good, Jacob Rettig, and Dylan Dohanos. Head coach is Gary Orr, assistants are Mark Hecklinger, Steve Glass, Greg Buescher, and Manager Romie Brown.

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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