Hudson athlete news

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Duo fares well

As part of the Hudson Kiwanis Basketball championships, which took place Feb. 9, Patrick Tallman won the boys fifth- and sixth-grade foul shot contest.

Evan Manley was the runner-up.

Winters prepares for NFL

Hudson graduate Brian Winters, a lineman for the Kent State University football team, was among the 330 prospects at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine that concluded Feb. 26.

Looking to be the first Kent State player drafted since 2010, Winters is the first KSU player at the Combine in four years.

On March 6, Winters is expected to join many of his college teammates in the Kent State Field House for the Golden Flashes' Pro Day. The 2013 NFL Draft is scheduled to take place April 25 to 27.

Hoops team wins 20th

No Hudson boys basketball team had ever reached the 20-point win total before.

The expanded 21-game junior varsity slate this season helped the cause, but in the end, the Hudson junior varsity team made history with its 38-34 victory over Solon.

The team's final contest of the season took place Feb. 22 at Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium.

The win lifted the squad to a 20-1 overall mark and a 10-0 record in the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division.

"I told the guys before the game, 'Not many people get to say they won 20 games in a season,'" first-year head coach Grant Spaite related.

"I'm just very proud of my guys and how hard we played. It was fun to watch us get after it.

Softball offered

Hudson Diamonds Fastpitch softball registrations for the 2013 season has begun.

This year, the Hudson Diamonds are offering 6-and-younger TBall/coach pitch and 8-and-younger coach/kid pitch teams, as well as teams for 10 and younger, 12 and younger, 14 and younger and 18 and younger.

Visit www.hudsondiamondsfastpitch.com/ to register online. Registrations are scheduled to run through March 15.

For details, email hudsondiamondsfastpitch@yahoo.com.

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