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Woodmore cross country runner Lacy Nagy has been selected as the SLL Athlete of the Year for her sport, plus she was named first team in the conference as her Wildcats won the league championship.

Joining the sophomore on the first team are classmate and teammates Bailey Ulinski and junior Lynne Schroeder. Emma Sullivan, Angelica McCoy, and Shelby Cuevas are honorable mention.

Nagy won the SLL title by running in 19:26.99, and Ulinski followed in second at 20:02.1. Schroeder was fifth in 20:19.97, Genoa senior Simone Eli was seventh in 20:40.33, and Eastwood freshman Lauren Caris was 10th in 21:04.68. Eastwood finished fourth as a team, Gibsonburg sixth, and Lake seventh.
Genoa sophomore midfielder/forward Olivia Reeder says she owes all of her seemingly-inexhaustible energy stores to her many sisters-in-arms on her various GHS athletic teams; to her older sibling and recent Genoa grad Melissa; and to mom Chris, a seventh-year kindergarten teacher at Brunner Elementary.

She owes it to the Old Country of Hungary, which is where Olivia’s semi-famous grandfather Josef Nagy forged a rather distinguished career playing professional soccer for a number of years before breaking his neck in a match. That’s when he walked away from the sport he so loved, and immigrated to the United States.

In addition, she owes it to her breakneck success as a team-leading, 17-goal scoring mid-fielder for Genoa’s 2008 Suburban Lakes League runner-up girls’ soccer team.

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Coach: Mike May, first year, 0-0.
Last Year: 8-3 (6-1 Sandusky Bay Conference).

Forecast: May has the task of keeping the Rockets rolling after coach Gary Quisno, who is now at Sandusky Perkins, led the program to a 224-83 record in 29 years. Oak Harbor, which lost in the first round of the playoffs to Marion Pleasant last fall, made eight playoff appearances under Quisno.

"There's an old saying in football that you never want to follow a legend, but I saw it as an advantage," May said. "He left the program in such great shape. Everything was intact coming in. He and his staff did such a great job over the years. The kids already knew how to work hard and they are used to discipline and have been fundamentally sound over the years. There are a lot of advantages to following coach Quisno."

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