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Girls’ basketball rising to top out of near oblivion
Written by Mark Griffin   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 15:00

The girls’ basketball team went from winning a combined five games in 2005-06

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and 2006-07 to posting a 14-7 record under coach Dick Fox two years ago.

Last season, first-year coach Denny Meyer led the Flyers to a 22-1 overall record and a 14-0 mark in the SLL en route to winning the league title.

The Flyers were ranked as high as No. 6 in the Division III state poll while going 20-0 in the regular season for the first time in school history. Lake reached the district finals before losing to fourth-ranked Liberty-Benton.

Meyer, who came to Lake from Oak Harbor, gave credit to Fox for playing several members of the current junior class at the varsity level when they were freshmen. This year's juniors went undefeated as eighth-graders.

"Three of them played varsity as freshmen," said Meyer, whose daughter, Kimberly, was a key component for the Flyers last year as a junior. "For me last year, those girls were sophomores and already had that experience."

 
Darling continues scoring tirade — Owens now No. 7
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 14:59

The Owens Community College women's basketball program moved up one spot

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Brittany Darling

to No. 7 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II rankings this week. Over the previous two weeks, the Lady Express were planted in the No. 8 spot.

Owens is 9-2 on the season. Leaders for the Lady Express this season are:

Sarah Clark (Delphos St. John's) - 12 pts, 10.5 reb, 2.1 ast, 1.6 steals per game; Brittany Darling (Genoa) - 13.8 pts, 8.6 reb, 2.6 blocks per game; Jasmine Blanton (Notre Dame) - 17 pts, 3.7 reb, 4.2 ast, 1.9 steals per game; Demi Moschetti (Perrysburg) - 8 pts, 5.6 reb, 1.2 blocks per game.

Owens women's basketball defeated St. Clair County CC, 85-71. St. Clair moves to 5-2.

Leaders for Owens were: Blanton - 26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Clark  - 15 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Moschetti - 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, 1 block; Darling  - 10 points, 5 rebounds; Nasumbi Beard (Ontario) - 6 points, 8 assists, 3 steals.

 
Kyle Cannon fundraiser planned for Lucas County Arena
Written by Mark Griffin   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 14:59

A fundraiser featuring a hockey game between Clay and Anthony Wayne will be held Friday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. at Lucas County Arena to to benefit the Kyle Cannon Fund.

Cannon is the Clay hockey player who was paralyzed during a game last year in suburban Dayton. The 15-year-old is a sophomore at Clay.

Cannon was injured on Nov. 30, 2008 when he was checked from behind and shoved into the boards. Cannon suffered an injury to his C-5 vertebrae with 28 seconds left in the second period of Eagles' tournament game against Lexington, Ky.

The Clay hockey team honored Cannon last season by wearing a patch with Cannon's initials and the No. 3, Cannon's jersey number.

Both teams at the Jan. 1 benefit will wear special jerseys commemorating the game, and the jerseys will be auctioned following the game. All proceeds will be donated to help Cannon's family help defray some of the costs associated with his injuries.

 
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