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Published: Tue, April 2, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Softball canceled

YOUNGSTOWN -- Due to unplayable field conditions, today's Youngstown State softball game against Kent State was postponed until April 18.

The Penguins will play at Pittsburgh Wednesday, starting at 2 p.m.

Track and field

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The YSU outdoor track and field teams set three school records at Saturday's North Carolina State University Raleigh Relays.

Kurt Michaelis set a school record in the 800-meter run with a sixth-place time of 1 minute, 50.42 seconds. Michaelis helped YSU's 4x1,500 relay of Nick Smith, Tim Tatarka and Paul Robinette set a record with a ninth-place time of 15:01.

The women's 4x800 relay of Lindsay Frontz, Lindsay Wojciak, Rachel Albert and Emily Schnitkey set a record with a 9:24.12.

LOCAL

McIntyre throwsno-hitter for MUC

ADA -- Brandon McIntyre threw a no-hitter Monday to lead the Mount Union College baseball team to a 3-0 victory over Ohio Northern in the first game of a doubleheader.

McIntyre (3-2) struck out 10 and walked four. The Purple Raiders (11-6, 2-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) scored all of their runs in the seventh inning for the win.

Mount Union also won the second game, 6-5.

Rachel Mariottiwins gym meet

MEDINA -- Rachel Mariotti placed first in the Medina Gymnastics Spring Invitational held Sunday.

Her individual places were: first on vault (9.150 points), first on bars (9.4), third on beam (9.150) and second on floor (9.175). Mariotti placed first in the all-around (36.875). There were nine participants in the 11-12 year old age bracket.

Rachel competes in the Level 8 Division for the Youngstown Gymnastics Center in Boardman and has been a member since 1993.

Correspondentwins award

Eric Poole, a sports correspondent for The Vindicator, has won the Matrix Award for best column in the weekly newspaper division.

Poole's Matrix was for selections from "The Front Row," a weekly feature last year for Gateway Star Publications, a chain of 16 weekly newspapers in the Pittsburgh suburbs.

The selected columns were: "Police officers' routine filled with danger," about the fatal shooting of Aliquippa (Pa.) police officer James Naim; "Feel like a pizza? Then you better feel like a number," about local municipalities' ordinances requiring homes to have visible address numbers, and "Day of terror shouldn't be diminished in years to come," about the aftermath of Sept. 11.

Area ace

COLUMBIANA -- Cecil Price of North Lima aced the 140-yard No. 4 hole at Valley Golf Course. He used a 6-iron. Witnesses were Dean Roussos of Boardman and Rich Summers of Columbiana.

Boxing Ministryto hold banquet

CANFIELD -- The Boxing Ministry of Austintown will hold a celebrity banquet from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Old North Church in Canfield. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Ice House and Trax Lounge in Austintown. Guests include Larry Holmes, Warren's Earnie Shavers and Youngstown's Kelly Pavlik. For more information, visit www.boxingministry.org.

MUC coachto receive award

CLEVELAND -- Mount Union assistant football coach Jeff Wojtowicz will be honored as Northeastern Ohio Assistant Coach of the Year at the 14th Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet, hosted by the Northeastern Ohio chapter of the National Football Foundation on April 29 at the Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

University of Toledo head coach Tom Amstutz will receive the Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year award. Retired Baldwin-Wallace coach Bob Packard will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets are $40 each or $400 for a table of 10 and can be ordered by calling Tim Gleason at (330) 963-0444.

Softball clinic

CANFIELD -- The Canfield Baseball/Softball Club will put on the Julie Smith Gold Medal Girls Softball Clinic at McCune Park on April 13.

Players age 10 and under will attend a three-hour session from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. while athletes 11-older will go from 2-5 p.m.

Smith will address hitting, fielding, base running and discipline.

For details call Chris Cole at (330) 533-9125.

NATION

Stewart won't racein Indianapolis 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart made his double-duty plans official, saying he will not drive in the Indianapolis 500.

Stewart, a former IRL champion, will only compete in the NASCAR Winston Cup's Coca-Cola 600 and not make a third attempt at the grueling 1,100-miles of racing. He cited his desire to win the Winston Cup championship this year and his shot at a $1 million bonus if he wins the 600 for not entering the Indy 500.

Pole vaulter dies

WICHITA, Kan. -- A high school pole vaulter died after falling at least 12 feet to the ground during a weekend competition. He was the second student vaulter to die this year.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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