Clarett, Smithtops in Trumbull
Warren Harding senior Maurice Clarett and Hubbard senior Anthony Smith were chosen as Trumbull County Coaches Association players of the year.
Clarett is a running back headed to Ohio State, while Smith starred at running back and defensive back for the Eagles. He is undecided on a college.
OAC honorsarea players
TWINSBURG -- Five Youngstown-area players have been selected to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference Football Team.
John Clark, a senior receiver for John Carroll from Youngstown and Ursuline High, was named to the First Team Offense.
Joining him were Jason Candle, a senior receiver for Mount Union from West Branch High; and Eric Foust, a senior linebacker for Muskingum from Lakeview High.
Picked to the First Team Defense was Stan Watson, a special teams performer for Mount Union from Austintown Fitch High. Watson moved up from the 2000 Second Team.
Making the Second Team Defense was junior punter Ryan Wolf of John Carroll from West Branch High.
Area playersPAC picks
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Youngstown-area basketball players Keith Schubert of Bethany College and Andy Vlajkovich from Grove City College were named Presidents' Athletic Conference Co-Players of the Week.
Schubert, a 6-4 senior forward from Girard High, averaged 33 points and seven rebounds as Bethany posted a 1-1 record at the York Tournament.
He registered 25 points on 11-for-18 from the field in a 92-72 win over Gwynedd-Mercy, then poured in 41 points on 14-for-26 in a 90-84 loss to York.
Vlajkovich, a 6-0 junior guard from Canfield High, averaged 16.5 points and four assists in Grove City's two-game sweep for the championship of the West Penn Classic.
He delivered a career-high 24 points in the Wolverines' 78-67 verdict over Carnegie Mellon in the title game.
Among the nominations was junior forward A.H. Davis of Thiel and Boardman High.
Crestview graduateleads Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Shannon Simmons, a senior standout on the Westminster College volleyball team from Crestview High, has won several honors.
A 5-foot-10 outside hitter, Simmons led the Titans to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II tournament championship, held recently at Westminster, and was named the meet's most valuable player.
She contributed 23 kills, 10 assists, 18 digs and four blocks, as the Titans beat American International and Concordia (N.Y.) for the school's first-ever ECAC title in any sport, and a 27-8 overall record.
Simmons also was selected to the Verizon Academic All-District II College Division second team and was named Westmister's Most Valuable Player.
Simmons sparked Westminster to a 25-8 regular-season record, leading the Titans in digs (509) and service aces (45) and ranking second in kills (357) and third in blocks (81).
Fitch's Medicusnamed at Edinboro
EDINBORO, Pa. -- Amy Medicus, a sophomore member of the Edinboro University volleyball team from Austintown Fitch High, has been chosen to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference second team.
A 5-foot-7 outside hitter, Medicus ranked fifth in the PSAC in both kills and digs with per-game averages of 3.74 and 4.06, respectively.
She led Edinboro in kills with 430 and was second in digs with 467, and set a school record with 31 digs in five games against California (Pa.).
Medicus helped the Scots to a 19-13 record and to the PSAC championship with a win over Lock Haven in the league meet.
It marked Edinboro's third PSAC title in the last six years.
Also on the Edinboro team was Michelle Bator, a 5-7 freshman from West Middlesex High.
Boardman graduatekeys Titans defense
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- James Houser, a senior goalkeeper for the Westminster College men's soccer team from Boardman High, has been named the team's most valuable player.
Houser delivered six shutouts to help the Titans tie the school record for most wins in one season with a 14-5-1 record.
He came up with 125 saves and gave up only 1.52 goals per game.
Vindicator staff/wire reports