November 23, 2010

Lake High School Basketball Teams Open Seasons at Owens Community College Express Home Court

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – High school boys and girls basketball is coming to Owens Community College’s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) as the home court for the Express will also serve as the home athletic venue for the Lake High School Flyers’ boys and girls basketball teams during the upcoming 2010-11 season.

The Lake girls junior varsity and varsity basketball teams will begin their 2010-11 campaign in the SHAC with a season-opening home contest against the Rossford Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 27. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. The Flyers’ boys basketball program tips off the season with a home game against Rossford on Saturday, Dec. 4. The first game of the tripleheader will feature the freshmen boys basketball team and start at 4:30 p.m. The boys junior varsity and varsity games will follow the freshmen contest. The College’s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) is located on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is honored to assist the Lake High School boys and girls basketball teams and welcome them to the Student Health and Activities Center,” said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics. “The Student Health and Activities Center, or better known as the SHAC, has been a tough place for visiting college teams to play basketball since the facility opened in 2000. I expect the Flyers to have a very similar home court advantage as the Express basketball teams. On behalf of the Owens Athletics Department, I wish the Flyers all the best during their upcoming seasons.”

Additional boys freshmen, junior varsity and varsity home games taking place at the SHAC are Dec. 18 (freshman) against Toledo Christian Schools at 4:30 p.m. and (junior varsity and varsity) against Lakota H.S. at 6 p.m., Dec. 21 against Northwood H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 28 against Bettsville H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 7 against Woodmore H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 18 against Eastwood H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 21 against Genoa H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 27 against Elmwood H.S. at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 4 against Otsego H.S. at 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 against Gibsonburg H.S. at 4:30 p.m.

Lake girls junior varsity and varsity home games at Owens will also include Dec. 3 against Elmwood H.S. at 6 p.m., Dec. 7 against Anthony Wayne H.S. at 6 p.m., Dec. 14 against Otsego H.S. at 6 p.m., Dec. 22 against Clay H.S. at 6 p.m., Dec. 27 against Whitmer H.S. at 6 p.m., Jan. 6 against Gibsonburg H.S. at 6 p.m., Jan. 14 against Genoa H.S. at 6 p.m., Feb. 3 against Woodmore H.S. at 6 p.m. and Feb. 11 against Eastwood H.S. at 6 p.m.

In June, Owens and Lake Local Schools entered into a new partnership that provides the school district with a temporary home for Lake High School staff and students as a result of their educational facilities being damaged or destroyed by tornados that devastated the Northwest Ohio region. Since August, over 430 Lake High School students in grades 9-12 have received their classroom instruction at the College’s Center for Development and Training building, which is located on Tracy Road in Northwood.

Lake High School students are receiving their regular comprehensive academic curriculum at the College’s Center for Development and Training building to include such course offering as art, business, computer technology, family and consumer science, music, physical education and health, and science, among other opportunities.

Owens’ 53,500 square-foot Center for Development and Training building, which housed some Workforce and Community Services and Skilled Trades Technologies educational courses, among other areas, features 10 classrooms, three computer laboratories, 34 offices, two reception areas and 12 experiential learning laboratories, all with state-of-the-art technology and academic resources to meet the needs of the Lake High School’s staff and students. In an effort to accommodate Lake High School’s educational needs, Owens relocated academic courses housed within the Center for Development and Training building to other campus locations.

Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.