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FOCUS - "YMCA of Greater Cincinnati 2012"

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is much more than a place to swim, work out, sign up for team sports and group exercise classes, it is also a proven place where children are enriching their lives intellectually.

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One of the most electrifying athletes to play football at St. Xavier High School, Rocky Boiman carried that same kind of dynamic play into the college and professional ranks.


When Dan Bowling retired at the end of the 2010 baseball season, the Big Blue not only lost one of the finest coaches in the school’s history, but it was departure of one of the state’s all-time best coaches.


Mason High School's Zach Wills (also a LaRosa's MVP of the Year finalist last year as a junior) earned five Ohio state championships in running - three in cross country and two in track. In cross country, Wills earned Ohio state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior, setting numerous records along the way. Wills twice was named Ohio Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and three times was Cincinnati Cross Country Runner of the Year. Even though just graduating, Wills already has been named to the Ohio State Cross Country All-Decade Team.


Pete Rose...Some see him as one of the polarizing figure in sports. A group of Cincinnati filmmakers look behind the public person into the heart and soul of the man and his love for baseball.


The winner of the prestigious LaRosa's ''Female High School MVP of the Year'' Award.


Heather Mitts, St. Ursula Academy Class of 1996 - Arguably the greatest soccer player - female or male - in Cincinnati high school sports' history, Heather Mitts is also only the second athlete in Cincinnati history to win a gold medal in two different Olympiads.


Michael Bell, Moeller High School Class of 1993 - Picking up where his brother David left off, Michael Bell powered the Moeller Crusaders to their third Ohio State baseball championship.


Ron Russo, Colerain High School, 1984-Current: Ron Russo has clearly established himself as the preeminent girls' running coach in Cincinnati history.


Coach Frank Russo, La Salle High School, 1983-Current: Unquestionably the finest coach in the history of LaSalle High School, Frank Russo has collected three state championships during his nearly three-decade tenure.


The winner of the prestigious LaRosa's ''Male High School MVP of the Year'' Award .