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Published: Fri, February 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.


Trgovac hiredby Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Trgovac, was named defensive line coach of the Carolina Panthers Thursday.

Trgovac, a native of Austintown and a graduate of Fitch High, has spent seven seasons in the NFL, most recently with the Washington Redskins from 2000-01.

In 2000, Trgovac coached ends Marco Coleman and Bruce Smith, who combined for 22 sacks and helped Coleman earn his first Pro Bowl selection.

Trgovac served as the Green Bay Packers defensive line coach in 1999. Prior to that, he spent four seasons (1995-98) as the Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach.

GJR vs. St. V-M tickets on sale

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tickets for the George Junior Republic-Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's boys high school basketball game set for Feb. 17 at Youngstown State's Beeghly Center will be on sale Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. at the YSU basketball ticket office in Beeghly Center's main lobby. About 1,000 tickets remain for the contest at $8 apiece.

Shannon Gallagher named to Kent Hall

KENT -- Shannon Gallagher, a former gymnastics and track and field star for Kent State University from Petersburg and Springfield High, is one of nine selections to the Kent State Class of 2002 Varsity "K" Athletic Hall of Fame.

Gallagher, a two-sport Mid-American Conference champion in the balance beam (1994) and the indoor (1998) and outdoor (1998) pole vault, will participate in the 24th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet today starting at 6 p.m. in the Student Center second-floor dining room.

Gallagher, who now lives in Indianapolis, qualified in the pole vault for the NCAA outdoor meet in 1998, and went on to gain All-American honors. She continues to train in the pole vault with hopes of making the U.S. Olympic Team.

While at KSU, Gallagher won four letters in gymnastics before taking up pole vaulting in 1998 in her final year of athletic eligibility.

She made the All-MAC gymnastics team in 1994 and 1997, and led KSU to three MAC titles. She also became the third gymnast in MAC history to qualify for the NCAA Championships, placing 23rd in the balance beam and 32nd all-around in 1996.

Reino namedscholar-athlete

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Neshannock High graduate Pasquale Reino, a soccer standout at Westminster College, has been honored as an NSCAA/Adidas All-East Region Scholar-Athlete for the 2001 season.

A junior forward, Reino appeared in 19 games, with 14 starts for the Titans (14-5-1). He had eight goals and eight assists.

Reino, a chemistry major, carries a 3.56 grade-point average.

MUC track meet

ALLIANCE -- The Purple Raider Indoor Track Invitational will be run at Mount Union College Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.


New governancefor swimming

AUSTIN, Tex. -- Dr. Keith Bell announced the formation of a new governing body for the sport of swimming.

The Adult Swimming Association will certify records, sanction swimming competitions and introduce new events and new age groups for participants age 18 and older.

The net result, says Bell, will be and increased appeal and excitement level for many adults who enjoy competitive swimming.

Dillon replaces Bus

Cincinnati Bengals running back Corey Dillon replaced Pittsburgh's injured Jerome Bettis on the Pro Bowl roster.

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking was added to the Pro Bowl as the NFC's "need" player. It will be his first Pro Bowl.

NFL joins forceswith soccer club

NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL and soccer club F.C. Barcelona have reached an agreement the league hopes will help boost the popularity of American football in Europe. The soccer team believes the deal will give it heightened visibility in the United States.

U.S. womenrout China

DENVER -- Cammi Granato scored two goals and Angela Ruggiero had four assists as the United States women's hockey team beat China 7-1 to finish 31-0 on its pre-Olympic tour.


Hingis, Selesadvance in Tokyo

TOKYO -- Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova and Silvia Farina Elia advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific George Junior,tournament with victories on Friday.

Hingis, the top seed, defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-2; Seles beat Alexandra Stevenson 7-6 (9), 7-6 (9); Kournikova was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Anne Kremer; and Elia defeated fourth-seeded Sandrine Testud 6-4, 6-3.

Vindicator staff/wire reports


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