Caparanis honored
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Northeast District Athletic Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association recently honored WBBW sportscaster John Caparanis with the Broadcasting Media Award.
Caparanis is the first sports broadcaster from the Mahoning Valley to receive the award, which is given to one person each year.
Taylor to Davidson
YOUNGSTOWN -- Joe Taylor, a recent graduate of Cardinal Mooney High, will continue his track and cross country career at Davidson College in North Carolina.
Taylor, who was the valedictorian at Mooney, was a state and national qualifier in track and cross country. He finished 12th at last fall's state cross country meet in Division II.
Santor's teamwins scramble
COLUMBIANA -- The team of Mill Creek golf professional Andy Santor and his amateur teammates walked off with top honors at the annual five-man scramble event hosted by Copeland Hills Golf Course.
Santor was teamed with Zack Krichbaum, Ryan Harmon, Matt Kempe and Jonah Karzmer, all members of the Youngstown State golf team, and the fivesome shot a 21-under total of 51 to win by two shots.
Rogner is first
AURORA -- Katie Rogner, 13, of Hartford shot 89 as she took first place in the Kenny Novak Memorial Tournament of Champions at Walden Golf and Tennis Club.
She competed in the 12-13 age group. Junior golfers invited to play in the tournament had qualified through the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Series.
Warren golfersin eighth, ninth
PAINESVILLE -- Carlie Eastman and Charissa Mills of Warren, competing in the 16-19-year-old division, are in eighth and ninth place, respectively, in the North Coast Junior Golf Tour championships at Quail Hollow Resort Golf Course.
Eastman shot 88-91--179, while Mills fired 91-94--185. Hillery Wilson of Hudson is in first place with 78-71--147.
Warren HOF setfor football preview
WARREN -- The Warren Sports Hall of Fame will hold its Coaches Huddle Aug. 15 at DiLucia's Banquet Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7.
The following area coaches will speak about their teams' prospects for the upcoming season: Thom McDaniels of Warren Harding, Tony Napolet of Warren JFK, Garry Smith of Boardman and Bill Bohren of Niles.
In addition, Ernie Kratsas and Rick Walton, rules interpreters of the Trumbull County Football Officials Association, will be present to provide an update on rule changes and point of emphasis for the season.
Cost of the program is $10 and reservations can be made by mailing a check to WSHOF, P.O. Box 1444, Warren, 44481.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $13 the night of the event.
Cepin named
ERIE, Pa. -- Stacie Cepin of Campbell was named assistant women's basketball coach at Mercyhurst College.
Cepin, who joins Bo Kuntz's staff, played two seasons at Youngstown State.
Cepin brings coaching experience from three different schools.
She began as an assistant coach at the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 1998 and stayed there for two seasons. She then worked a year as a graduate assistant at Ohio University and followed that with one season as interim assistant coach at Clemson University.
Aeros blanked
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Right-hander Julio Manon struck out 10 batters in six innings and Valentino Pascucci hit a three-run homer as the Harrisburg Senators beat the Akron Aeros 5-0 Friday in the Eastern League.
Spellman charged
PHILADELPHIA -- Federal prosecutors have charged troubled former NFL lineman Alonzo Spellman with terrorizing fellow passengers on a flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
Skating scandel
VENICE, Italy -- There could be even more changes in figure skating results from the Salt Lake City Olympics. They might even be thrown out.
Two top IOC officials on Friday left open the possibility of changing final scores in pairs and ice dancing from the games, depending on the investigation into an alleged vote-swapping deal orchestrated by Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, a reputed Russian mobster.
Vindicator staff/wire report

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