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Published: Fri, January 11, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

Time change

STRUTHERS -- The Poland-Struthers girls high school basketball games Saturday will begin at 2 p.m., with the junior varsity teams playing first and the varsity to follow. The games were originally set to begin at 6.

Crest Lanes to hostbowling tournament

WARREN -- Crest Lanes will be the site of an Ohio State Queens Bowling Tournament this weekend.

Top women bowlers (at least 170 average) from across the state will compete. The qualifying round starts Saturday at 10 a.m. The tournament's stepladder finals begin Sunday at 2 p.m. Crest is located on Rt. 422.

Reino namedacademic all-star

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College junior men's soccer player Pasquale Reino, a graduate of Neshannock High School, is one of 11 players selected to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District II College Division Men's Soccer team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Reino appeared in 19 games with 14 starts at forward for the Titans (14-5-1). He finished with eight goals and eight assists. He has a 3.564 grade point average.

Tri-City awardsmoney to champs

OIL CITY, Pa. -- Over $30,000 in point fund and contingencies were awarded recently as Tri-City Speedway closed out the 2001 season in The Arlington Hotel Ballroom.

Scott Bonnell of Fairview, Pa. received accolades for his first Super Sprint championship.

In Dirt Modifieds, Brian Swartzlander of Leechburg, Penn earned his fourth track title in the last five seasons.

NATION

Vikings makeTice new coach

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Tice took over as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Tice, who was the offensive line coach until Dennis Green was forced out last week.

Perry, Rileyshare PGA lead

HONOLULU -- Kenny Perry birdied two of his last three holes for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Chris Riley in the Sony Open, the first full-field PGA Tour event this year.

Jerry Kelly, Jesper Parnevik and John Cook were another stroke back, while Cameron Beckman was among those at 67 as the trade winds gusted to 30 mph on the Waialae Country Club course.

Baseball OKstalks over Twins

NEW YORK -- Donald Watkins met with baseball officials and was given the go-ahead to contact the Minnesota Twins about making an offer to buy the team.

The House Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, said he would back off his call for Bud Selig's resignation if the commissioner dropped his threat to eliminate teams this season.

Wells backin pinstripes

NEW YORK -- Back at Yankee Stadium where he once was popular, productive and even perfect, David Wells was on hand as the New York Yankees formally announced his signing to a $7 million, two-year contract.

O'Hare asksfor arbitration

SALT LAKE CITY -- Speedskater Tommy O'Hare has asked for arbitration to resolve his claim that other competitors, including Olympic medal favorite Apolo Ohno, conspired to deny him a spot on the U.S. team.

First woman inboxing hall of fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y. -- Aileen Eaton might have been beaten to the punch as the first female promoter in boxing, but Eaton earned the distinction of being the first woman to be honored in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Joining Eaton in the 2002 class of inductees were four world champions from outside the United States -- heavyweight Ingemar Johansson of Sweden, Mexican welterweight Pipino Cuevas, light heavyweight Victor Galindez of Argentina, and Jeff Fenech of Australia, who won three world titles in three different weight divisions.

Thirteen other non-participants and boxers who fought before 1942, will be inducted June 9.

De La Hoya to fight

LOS ANGELES -- Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas will meet in a 12-round bout May 4 at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas for the WBC and WBA super welterweight championships.

WORLD

Woods falls behind

PARAPARAUMU BEACH, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods had a 1-over 143 total to fall eight strokes behind New Zealand Open second-round leaders James McLean and Stephen Leaney, both from Australia. McLean, the 1998 NCAA champion for the University of Minnesota, shot a 70, and Leaney had a 67.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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