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Published: Thu, January 17, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Tim Frosttransfers in

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tim Frost, a former East High football standout, has transferred from West Virginia to Youngstown State.

Frost (6-foot-4, 265 pounds), a tight end with WVU, will be a senior this year. He is already enrolled at YSU and hopes to take part in spring drills.

Frost, an All-City standout with East, will be reunited with high school teammate P.J. Mays, who will be a senior running back. Frost will probably be used as a defensive lineman.

Baseball camp

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State baseball program will be conducting a winter baseball camp Feb. 23-24.

Coaches Mike Florak and Dan Stricko and YSU players will teach hitting, pitching and fielding fundamentals.

Early registration is $70, while walk-up registration is $75. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day. For more information contact the YSU baseball office at (330) 742-3485.

LOCAL

Marathoner

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jeff Donchess, 20, of Poland and a senior at North Carolina State University, recently competed in the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Donchess, a 1999 graduate of Poland, was a state qualifier in track as well as being All-Metro Athletic Conference in track (1999), soccer (1998) and tennis (1998). He finished 99th out of 13,000 competitors in a time of 3 hours, 7 minutes, 14 seconds, and qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon this spring.

He is the son of John and Ethel Donchess of Poland.

Doubles tourney

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Charlotte A. Fairchild Memorial No-Tap Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held Jan. 18-20 at A-Plus Family Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave.

Of the $15 per person entry fee, $5 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research in the name of Fairchild.

To enter, call A-Plus at (330) 792-2173.

Long namedfor academics

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Lisbon graduate Barry Long, a senior fullback for Geneva College, was named to the Mid-States Football Association All-Academic team.

Long has a 3.2 grade point average as a business major. He started all 10 games for the Golden Tornadoes this season.

PirateFest

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will return to the Carnegie Science Center for "PirateFest 2002." The weekend event gets underway Jan. 25 and runs through Jan. 27.

All three days of the indoor baseball carnival for the entire family are open to the public.

It features live events, free autograph sessions, games, prizes, youth baseball clinics, the Pirate Parrot and more. For ticket information call (412) 321-BUCS.

NATION

Complaint rejected

SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Bobsled Federation denied a hearing to spurned brakewoman Jen Davidson of Layton, who was dropped by pilot Jean Racine the week before Olympic trials.

Davidson filed a grievance last week, asking for a hearing and a race-off against Gea Johnson, the former heptathlete champion Racine picked to replace Davidson.

Federation officials said there was not enough time before the Games to give the Racine and Johnson the required 30-day period to respond.

Hockey trade

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Six-time All-Star defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh and top minor league prospect Byron Ritchie were traded by the Carolina Hurricanes to the Florida Panthers for three players.

The Hurricanes received defenseman Bret Hedican, center Kevyn Adams and minor league prospect Tomas Malec.

Speedskaters added

SALT LAKE CITY -- KC Boutiette, Jondon Trevena and Catherine Raney were added to the U.S. Speedskating long track Olympic team.

Boutiette and Trevena qualified for the men's 5,000 meters and Raney will be in the women's 3,000 meters.

WORLD

Albeck discharged

TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors assistant coach Stan Albeck, who had a serious stroke last month, was discharged from the hospital and admitted to a rehab center. Albeck, 70, was paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak clearly.

Skaters stumble

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Michelle Kwan's Russian rivals for Olympic gold stumbled through the opening round of their last competition before the Salt Lake City Games.

Defending champion Irina Slutskaya fell face-first on a routine double axel, and teammate Maria Butyrskaya failed to make a required jump combination during qualifying rounds of the European Figure Skating Championships. Both women still won their groups.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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