DAYTON -- Youngstown State dropped a 6-1 decision to Dayton over the weekend with Kevin Schaffert earning the lone win at No. 5 singles.
Schafert picked up a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Chris Barnes. YSU also won one of thee doubles matches with Raul Pepino and Ryen Valentine earning an 8-7 (7-5) win.
George Juniorhas YSU sellout
YOUNGSTOWN -- George Junior Republic athletic director Pat Devine announced Monday that all 6,000 tickets for the boys basketball game against Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary on Feb. 17 at Beeghly Center have been sold. The game, which follows the Lisbon-Slippery Rock game at 1:30 p.m., begins at 3:30.
Hockey playoffsset at Ice Zone
BOARDMAN -- The Northeast Ohio High School Hockey League playoffs begin Friday with a doubleheader at the Ice Zone.
North Canton Hoover (4-4-1) plays Mooney/Ursuline (4-5-0) at 6:45 p.m. Top-seeded Boardman (7-2-0) skates against Poland (2-6-1) at 8:45 p.m.
The winners of those games will play each other Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for the club-level championship.
Rams, Rocketsset makeup
LOWELLVILLE -- The Mineral Ridge girls basketball team will play a makeup game against Lowellville tonight at 6. The schools' boys varsity teams will play at 7:30 p.m.
Niles to holdparents nights
NILES -- Niles McKinley High will conduct parents nights for its boys and girls basketball programs.
The senior girls and their parents will be recognized between the junior varsity and varsity games against Canfield on Feb. 13.
The senior boys and their parents will be recognized between games against Mineral Ridge on Feb. 19.
Schubert namedby PAC again
BETHANY,W. Va. -- Keith Schubert, Bethany's 6-4 senior forward from Girard, was named President's Athletic Conference player of the week honors for the third straight week and the fourth time this season.
Schubert averaged 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Bisons posted a 2-0 record last week and remained unbeaten in the PAC (4-0).
Shain Hostetterbest in OAC
NEW CONCORD -- Muskingum College freshman Shain Hostetter, a Salem native, was named the Ohio Athletic Conference wrestler of the week.
Hostetter won the 125-pound weight class at the Baldwin-Wallace John Summa Tournament last weekend by going unbeaten in three matches, including two pins. Last week he recorded a 14-5 major decision over his Heidelberg opponent to help Muskingum to a victory.
Hostetter is ranked No. 22 in Division III wrestling at 125 pounds.
Phillies' Abreuhas appendectomy
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu had an emergency appendectomy but won't miss the start of spring training.
Vacationing in Caracas, the Venezuela-born Abreu fell ill, hours after participating in a home run derby before the Caribbean Series. He was released in good condition and was expected to spend two to three weeks resting with family in the central city of Maracay.
BOSTON -- Prosecutors withdrew a misdemeanor charge against suspended New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn, acknowledging they do not have enough evidence to try him for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings asked a court to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Korey Stringer, claiming the team is protected under the state's Workers' Compensation Act.
Devils findbackup goalie
WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils' search for a veteran backup for goaltender Martin Brodeur ended where it began -- with John Vanbiesbrouck.
Vanbiesbrouck agreed to contract terms, ending a retirement that began moments after the Devils lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Colorado Avalanche.
Jordans to givemarriage a chance
CHICAGO -- Michael and Juanita Jordan are giving their marriage another try.
The Jordans, who announced last month they were divorcing after 12 years of marriage, said they are attempting a reconciliation. Juanita Jordan also withdrew the divorce petition she filed Jan. 4 in Lake County Circuit Court.
Coker rewardedwith new deal
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Larry Coker, the Miami Hurricanes' head coach was rewarded handsomely for winning the national championship, receiving a five-year, $5.25 million contract.
Vindicator staff/wire reports