By RICK NOLAND
LIVERPOOL TWP. â€” Sarah Turner, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Liverpool Elementary, is lapping the competition in the pool.
At the Winter Wonderland Meet at Kent Roosevelt High, she earned first-place finishes in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 100 intermediate medley.
At the High Point Winner Meet at Lakewood High, Turner notched six first-place finishes and one second.
She was also part of Team Ohio at the 2008 Mid States Quadrangular in Pennsylvania, which featured the top swimmers from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Turner and her sister, Michele, a ninth-grader at Buckeye High, swim for the Berea-Midpark Swim Club team coached by Will Kuri.
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BASKETBALL: A team of girls representing the Medina Hoopsters finished third in the 12-team Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Tournament. Sixth-graders Stephanie Wendeling, Holly Rhodes, Lucy Ferut and Casey Midlik competed in the three-on-three tournament, held at The Edge in Twinsburg. â€¦ Rob Walgate had 21 points to lead Cornerstone to a 62-50 victory over Heartland Grey in the first week of action in the Medina Community Basketball Association. Dan Winar had 14 for Heartland. Heartland Orange got 21 points from Joe Zweifel en route to a 67-59 win over MCC Lexington Ridge, which got 27 points from Tom Guta. In Week 2, Winar had 23 points in Heartland Greyâ€™s 79-43 rout of Connections Church, which received 13 points from Ross Cook. Rob Cook had 27 points to lead MCC Gold to an 81-56 win over MCC Lexington Ridge, which was led by 18 points from Dan Janas. Zweifel poured in 24 points as Heartland Orange downed Cornerstone 77-68. Darrin Grella had 19 for Cornerstone. â€¦ In the 30-and-over menâ€™s league at the Medina Community Recreation Center, the Spartans (1-1) beat Bradâ€™s Builders (0-2) 53-43 behind 16 points from Dave Schworm, 12 from Mike Grandstaff and 11 from Dave Piper. Jeremy Goff had 19 for the Spartans. Rob Wininger had 27 points and Dave Hewitt added 10 as 69 Taps (3-0) held off Westfield Bank (1-2) 65-56. Dan Moore had 16 points and Craig Bohl had 13 in defeat. Rock Supan scored 17 points to lead Still Here (1-2) to a 61-27 victory over OMF Group (0-3), which got 10 points from John Liebler. Bertemes Painting (3-0) routed Panther (1-2) 64-44 behind 22 points from Brett Morlock, 15 from Todd Zufra and 13 from Ryan Holliday. David Schreiber had 13 for Panther. In the 18-and-over league, Kool Aid & The Gang (1-1) got 16 points from Michael Nunney and 15 from Jimmy Savage en route to a 59-46 win over Front Court (0-1), which got 19 from Erick Miller and 18 from Robert Stuba. Bradleyâ€™s Detailing (2-0) downed Mulligans (0-2) 63-55. Oâ€™Neil Osario led the way with 30 points, with Chris Halloway adding 25. Mike Evans had 23 for Mulligans, with Ryan Sako adding 10. Shawn Kempâ€™s Kids (1-1) got 12 points from Jeff Harris and 10 from Rob Rosen en route to a 56-46 victory over the Eagles (1-1), who got 17 from John Rodgers and 15 from Vance Lewis. The Meat Machine (2-0) routed Rusty Rebels (0-2) 82-54 behind 33 points from Zweifel, 13 from Frank Mastroianni, 12 from Matt Shook and 10 from Toby Stepsis. Rich Schaefer (18) and Mike Schaefer (13) scored in double figures for the Rebels.
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MCRC: The Medina Community Recreation Center is currently accepting registrations for several programs. Matt Jordan will host a weekly adult golf clinic that will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night. It will run Feb. 5-29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for MCRC members and $80 for non-members. Call 330-721-6900 for more information. A coed volleyball league will play from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights from Feb. 12 through April 8. Cost is $225 for a member team and $275 for a non-member squad. Call 330-721-6935 for more information. The third annual Frosty 5K Run and Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 17. Entry fee is $15 for MCRC members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call Nita Justice at 330-721-6937.
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FOOTBALL: Medina Bees Youth Football will host its annual Snow Bowl from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to boys and girls 5 and older. The free event will feature flag football, sled-riding, food and more. For more information, call Mike Butts at 330-441-1145.
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YOUTH SIGNUPS: Medina Bees Youth Football, Medina Youth Baseball and Medina Girls Softball will hold registrations from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rustic Hills Country Club. Youths can register for spring and fall programs.