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The Press Newspaper

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GENOA, Oh. - And behold, on the eighth day, God formed a weird, but wonderful, oblong object better known as a pigskin out of His own two strong hands, and He forged out of the very earth’s mud, and grass, and freezing rain, and biting snow, and lifeblood, 56 tough, young men to roll around in the cold muck with that ball, and then He molded shiny, maroon and gray helmets, with sacred “Gs” scratched into the sides, and then lastly He assembled together a great pile of cumbersome rocks, that would eventually go on to become great, old Bergman Field, and He named this whole beautiful creation Genoa Comets’ football, and alas, it was all so good.

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In the SLL, the Woodmore and Genoa boys basketball teams would like to have something to say about it, but league favorite Eastwood’s front line is loaded with five players who stand over 6-foot-4, even though all may not be starters.

That doesn’t include some quality backcourt talent coming up from younger levels, if Coach Todd Henline can get his players to perform at their best levels.

“The jayvees were 14-6 last year and I think we’re going to have some kids who are going to be able to step in and fill that scoring and rebounding void that we lost in Chad Fairbanks (14 ppg., 7 rpg.),” Henline said.

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Is there anyone out there who is a prep basketball fan who can say a girls team with a front line of 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2 won’t be competitive?

The Waite girls return 6-3 junior forward Natasha Howard, and add to the mix 6-2 sophomore center Shanice McNeal and 6-2 junior forward Amanda Gregory.

In turn, Waite was picked to win a City title. Coach Manny May believes a decrease in mistakes and turnovers could spell the difference by the time the season reaches its prime.

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