CLEVELAND -- The Youngstown State softball team finished the 2001 season with a record of 12-38 after losing a non-conference doubleheader to Cleveland State, 6-2 and 8-3, on Wednesday.
Amanda Berry had three hits, including a triple, and scored both of YSU's runs in the opener, while Lacey Reichert and Michelle Long each went 2-for-4.
In the second game, the Penguins had 11 hits but left 12 runners on base and committed three errors.
Amber Smith went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Berry had two singles and another triple.
Reichert, who drove in a run, and Long each had two hits.
Youngstown State finished 6-16 in the Mid-Continent Conference.
Football camp
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State will hold a youth football camp Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The instructors for the camp for ages 8-12 are members of the YSU coaching staff and players.
For more information or to obtain a registration form contact the YSU football office at 742-3478.
ELMHURST, Ill. -- Youngstown State University's senior Abby Vens was a second-team selection on the 2001 Mid Continent All-Star tennis squad.
Holmes set record
CORTLAND -- Carol Holmes, a senior at McDonald High, set a record in the semifinals at the Trumbull County track and field meet at Lakeview on Tuesday.
Holmes broke the school and meet record in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 25.8 seconds. The county mark of 25.9 was held by Jennifer Maas of Newton Falls, set in 1999. Holmes and Marci Willrich held the old McDonald record of 26.3.
New leaders
STRUTHERS -- Three Rats and One Mouse rolled 2,731 to take over first place in the 29th annual Steel Valley Senior Bowling Tournament at Holiday Bowl.
Been There, Done That is second with 2,667 while Best O' Friends stands third with 2,663. Lefty Shopinsky rolled 757 with a 279 game and Nancy Hays had 259-648. The tourney runs through Saturday with squad times at noon and 3 p.m.
Track champs
LIBERTY -- Liberty's boys and Champion's girls won the Trumbull Athletic Conference Junior High Track Invitational Wednesday.
Liberty scored 100 points to Newton Falls' 90 while Champion's girls team (99) was 19 ahead of Liberty.
LaBrae's Brandon Bailey won the 800 (2:22.6) and 1600 (5:11.6) while Dan Rankin of Newton Falls won the shot (48-7) and discus (122-7). Among girls, Girard's Cachet Murray won the 100 (12.7) and 200 (26.2), Newton Falls' Mollie Lenarcic took the 100 hurdles (16.2) and 400 (64.4) and Champion's Danielle Bafunno won the 800 (2:42) and 1600 (5:56).
Racing on tapat Lernerville
SARVER, Pa. -- The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series will make its Inaugural appearance for this season at Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The 40-lap race will have a total purse of $22,000, with $4000 going to the winner. A driver placing sixth can win $1,000, plus $300 to start.
Also on tap are the Triangle Gasoline Sprints and the Dingbat Restaurants Pure Stocks.
Beshara honored
HIRAM -- Seniors Justine Beshara and Brandon Clay have been selected as Hiram Colleges' women's and men's stucent-athletes of the year.
A Campbell graduate, Beshara was a four-year starter and letter winning for the Terriers' softball team.
Tavarez in training
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs fined pitcher Julian Tavarez and said he will attend sensitivity training for making derogatory comments about fans in San Francisco.
Tavarez used a profanity and a word derogatory to gays following a game last Saturday against the Giants.
Hornets to stay
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets, buoyed by a first-round playoff sweep of Miami and progress in their battle for a new arena, withdrew their application for relocation to Memphis, Tenn.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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