Great Lakes League officials unanimously agreed yesterday to accept Lima Senior and Marion Harding into the league for the 2003-04 school year .
Principals representing Findlay, Fremont Ross, Sandusky and Napoleon approved by a 4-0 vote the recommendation to add the two schools. They will replace Clay and Whitmer, two of the league's charter members who are leaving the GLL for the City League.
Current GLL member Fostoria will leave the league after this season. Napoleon, an independent since leaving the GLL in 1996, will rejoin the league next year.
Concerns about the additional travel involved with adding Lima Senior and Marion Harding to the league didn't halt league officials from approving their acceptance to the league.
“I think they (the principals) were pleased with the recommendations the athletic directors came up with as far as reducing the travel,” GLL commissioner Larry Morrison said.
A decision to determine league championships for track, cross country, swimming, golf and tennis by a single league tournament, instead of scheduling individual matches throughout the season, is one of the ways the league expects to decrease travel.
- DON EMMONS
SWANTON 52, WAITE 49
Trish Brashear tallied 16 points for Swanton (3-2).
WOODWARD 66, MAUMEE VALLEY 41
Misti Horton, in her first game back since an injury, scored 16 points and Ebony Jones added 15 as the Polar Bears improved to 3-5.
MVCDS jumped to an 11-3 lead, but were outscored 40-11 the rest of the first half. Megan Sieberg scored 20 and LaQuelle Brown 13 for the 3-3 Hawks.
ANTHONY WAYNE 62, ROGERS 28
The Generals blew out to a 25-9 first-quarter advantage and never looked back in the home victory.
Andrea Pontsler led AW (3-2) with 13 points, while Carol Anderson added 10.
Shaboo DeVault led the Rams with 8 points.
NOTRE DAME 90, OTTAWA HILLS 46
Notre Dame's pressure defense produced a plethora of turnovers.
Marissa Fields and Shayla Bell paced the Eagles (5-0) with 16 points apiece.
Sara Ovenden and Jenny Stancati netted nine each for Ottawa Hills (0-5), which expects returning starter Lauren Kruse to play her first game of the season Saturday.