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By First-year Lake girls soccer coach Steve Hoffman is a big fan of travel soccer programs, particularly the East Suburban Soccer League (ESSL).

"I would encourage it, absolutely," said Hoffman, who guided the Flyers into the Division II regional semifinals last week. "When kids know what to do with the ball, it's easier to coach. When you coach rec soccer, it's like you're starting over every season. You start over every spring, every fall — the same principle of soccer.

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Based on the players Lake's boys soccer team returns next season, Coach Chad Lillich's Flyers should be no one-hit wonder.

Last Saturday, Lake lost to Ottawa Hills 4-0 in the Division III regional finals at Findlay, snapping Lake's eight-game winning streak and ending its season at 15-5-1.

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Players like running back Blair Skilliter and quarterback Matt Bassitt get a lot of the headlines, but Genoa coach Mike Vicars knows that if it wasn't for the skill of the guys on the offensive line, the Comets aren't 11-0 right now and playing for a shot in the Division IV regional finals.

Genoa returned just one starting offensive lineman from last year's 10-2 playoff team but hasn't missed a beat. The Comets (11-0) had scored 545 points heading into Friday night's second-round game against Fostoria (10-1) in Fremont.

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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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