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Danbury looks to get over the hump

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Photo by John Kozak

Last season, the Danbury Lakers struggled to a 3-7 season, but were quite close to going 5-5, losing two games in gut-wrenching fashion. This year, head coach Bryan Dudash is hoping his offense can continue to put up points and that the defense can improve and hold its opponents in check.

The defense, more than anything, will be instrumental to Danbury’s success this year as the Lakers trying to establish themselves as one of the top teams in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. For the past three years, Danbury has been able to consistently put up points, but it’s been defensively where they’ve struggled.

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Laker Athletic Boosters reverse raffle

The Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters will hold their 21st annual reverse raffle on Saturday, August 2, at St. Mary Social Hall in Marblehead. Grand prize for the night will be $10,000 cash along with other prizes being awarded throughout the night. Tickets are $120 which includes the raffle as well as a delicious prime rib and honey glazed chicken dinner. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $20.

To purchase tickets for the event call Bill Chapman at 419-573-2214 or Drew Davie at 419-798-4037. To reserve a ticket or to ask for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This event always sells out, so those interested in attending are urged to get their tickets early. This is a major fundraiser for the boosters and supports the athletes of Danbury Schools, the anchor of our community.

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Danbury girls on winning streak

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Danbury 52, Lakota 23

The Lakers won their second straight game to improve to 4-5 overall, defeating Lakota, 52-23, in non-conference action last week. Danbury led 16-3 after one quarter and 34-9 at halftime in a game it controlled throughout.

Erin Lavelle led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Megan Stephens (10) and Alyssa Almendinger (7).

Danbury 47, Northwood 23

Danbury's defense carried it to victory, holding Northwood to six first-half points in the Lakers' 47-23 win over the Rangers in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action last weekend.

Danbury led 11-2 after the first quarter and 36-6 at halftime before cruising to victory. Stephanie Kukay led the Lakers with 10 points, followed by Cassidy Rhodes (8) and Erin Lavelle (7).

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