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Clay's softball team has hit its stride in the last few weeks, and that's been bad news for the Eagles' opponents.

On Monday, ninth-year coach Brenda Radabaugh's team beat Central Catholic 8-3 for the City League title. On Thursday, the Eagles went for their 14th straight victory when they faced Sandusky in a Division I district championship game.

"This is the time every coach wants their team to peak," Radabaugh said. "We're hitting well right now and doing a nice job on defense. We haven't been flawless on defense, but we have been making the big play and not letting errors get us down mentally.

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Rob Belegrin has a unique way of describing himself - as a former athlete and as a basketball coach.

"I've always been a grinder, even when I played," said Belegrin, 37, the new head boys’ basketball coach at Clay.

Belegrin was a 5-10, 160-pound point guard for the Eagles under coach Doug Dippman. He graduated in 1990 and went on to play baseball (shortstop/second base) at Ferris State University before transferring to Siena Heights College.

Belegrin replaces Joe Guerrero, who resigned following the 2008-09 season after 15 years as the Eagles' coach. Belegrin coached Clay's freshman boys’ team for six years and the junior varsity team for six years.

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Local golfer competing in national championships

Owens Community College student-athlete Jimmy Bell of Rossford is competing against some of the country’s best intercollegiate golfers for a national championship title as the Express sophomore participated in the NJCAA Division II National Championships last week.

After two rounds, Bell was 64th after shoting a 78-75-153, which is nine strokes over par. Leading at that point was David Griffin of Rend Lake College (Ill.) at 66-70-136. 

Bell, a 2007 Rossford High School graduate, advanced to the national championship tournament after shooting a total score of 228 (78-77-73) and finishing ninth place at the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Golf Championships.

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