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Eastwood bowlers begin trek to defend state title
The Eastwood girls bowling team, defending state champions, won the Fostoria sectional with a total score of 3,667. Their three games series was 2,612 and their six game baker series was 1,055.

Brandi Roller led the team with a 562 three games series, Mallory Fritz with 543, Mikayla Young with 539, Jessica Heestand with a 489, and Jessie Young with a 479.

The girls were to bowl in the District tournament at Interstate Lanes in Rossford on Friday, February 26. The top two teams out of 16 will advance to the state competition in Lancaster.

Joining the girls on the boy’s side at the District tourney were Eagle bowlers Tommy Blanchard and John Przybylski. The boys narrowly missed qualifying as a team for the District when they tied for the final spot and lost the tie-breaker.

State swimming
A number of local athletes were to participate at Nanin Auditorium in Canton this past Friday and Saturday at the state swimming and diving championships.

Six girls represented Oak Harbor at the Division II meet — Olivia Porter, Brielle Hanthorn, Marlee Carpenter, and Jenna Diekman were all guaranteed to compete at the highest level and Allie Dombrowsky and Danielle Franck also made the trip as alternates. Carpenter, Hanthorn, Diekman, and Porter are participating with the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Porter also qualified as an individual in the 50 freestyle

Other area state qualifiers include Lake sophomore Samantha TenEyck in D-II diving and St. Francis DeSales junior Dylan Szegedi, an Oregon resident, who is competing in D-I diving. From Eastwood, sophomore Nathan Decker qualified for the D-II state swim meet in the 500 yard freestyle.

Eastern Basin AAU
The AAU basketball team Eastern Basin Toledo will hold tryouts Mar. 15-20. The season will last from Mar. 16-June 1. First practice sessions will be around Mar. 16, Coach Arnold Sutter said. Players are expected to make at least one practice per week (during tryouts two practices are mandatory).

Games will be played in Louisville, Ky. (Mar. 27), Chicago (Apr. 10), Cincinnati (May 22), Pittsburgh (Apr. 24), Morgantown, W. Va. (May 1), and Toledo (May 8). The team plans between 20 to 30 games, depending on how the team does in tournaments. Fee is $300.

“You can pay by your own source or get a sponsor,” Sutter said. “It will cover all tournaments and a pizza party at our hotel on Saturday evenings.”

Sutter said he and parents will provide transportation, and fee also includes game uniform. Discount lodging will be available at approximately $20 per night for players, Sutter said.

Sutter is a Genoa native who last coached high school basketball at Elmwood. He has 40 years coaching experience at the high school and college level, and has coached AAU basketball for 10 years. He can be reached by fax at 419-836-7707 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Former Eastern Basin players include Scott Bergman (Woodmore/Bluffton College), who once scored 50 points for Bluffton in a 2005 game; current Tuscalan College top assistant coach Dan Walter (Tiffin Calvert/Adrian College), who is the third leading scorer in Adrian history; Steve Brooks (Central Catholic/Adrian), now a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and the second leading scorer in Adrian history; Greg Nared (Wilmington/Maryland University), an All-Ohio player in 1990; Jeff Prather (West Chester Lakota/Olivet Nazarene), an All-Ohioan and All-American college player now a college professor at the University of Cincinnati; Justin Frances (Port Clinton/Ohio Northern University), an All-SBC two years and All-Northwest District selection and former ONU starter; Craig Campbell (Elmwood), an Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection, All-NW Ohio, who had six triple doubles for the Royals his senior year; Aaron Mass (Tiffin Calvert/Bluffton), who had at least 20 double-doubles his junior and senior seasons, led his team rebounding for over two years, was all-league two years, Player of the Year in his league his senior year, and a first team all-district and Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection in 2005.

Sports Announcements
The Walbridge pre-Season baseball tournament for U12 and U14 will be April 21. Entry fee is $150 plus umpires. Call Jim Mass 419-787-1003.

Pemberville baseball and softball sign-ups will be Mar. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Pemberville, and 10 a.m. to noon on Mar. 6 at Eastwood Middle School. For info or to volunteer, contact Howard Shirling or visit

Anyone 50-years old or older can participate in the East Toledo Senior Activity Center’s Summer Senior Softball League. Registration has begun and runs through Mar. 10. Fees must be postmarked by Mar. 12 and are $45 (or $60 for both leagues if 59 and over). Registrations after Mar. 12 will be assessed a $10 late fee. Leagues play Monday and Wednesday evenings at the East Toledo Family Center. Call the senior center at 419-691-2254.

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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