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Justin Thomas makes big move to Triple A Tacoma

Former Clay and Youngstown State pitching standout Justin Thomas is one step closer to the Major Leagues. One baseball writer expects him to be pitching with the Seattle Mariners by the end of the season.

The 24-year-old 6’3, 220 pound Thomas has been promoted by the Seattle Mariners from the Double A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League) to the Triple A Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League). In five games in relief at Tacoma, he has a 1-1 record, 5.40 ERA, 14 strikeouts, and seven walks in relief.

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Despite being a season opening non-league football game at Clay Memorial Stadium, the Eagles can prove two things with a win over Northview Friday night.

Clay can prove once again, as it has so many times, that in non-league competition against Northern Lakes League schools the Oregon high school is at par or above with the suburban schools that make up the NLL.

Last spring, the NLL turned down an application by Clay and Napoleon and decided to remain at eight teams — considered an ideal number for any conference.

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The Oregon-based Ohio Monarchs Gold wood-bat federation collegiate level baseball team won the 2008 National Amateur Baseball Federation College Division World Series at Ned Skeldon Stadium August 11.

Comprised in large part of former Suburban Lakes League, Toledo City League and Northern Lakes League stars, the Monarchs overcame the defending champion Long Island (N.Y.) Astros in a dramatic 4-3 championship game victory.

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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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