Mays, Burley earnpreseason honors
HATBORO, Pa. -- The Sports Network preseason All-America team for Division I-AA includes Youngstown State senior tailback P.J. Mays on the first team and senior kick returner Jerald Burley on honorable mention.
Mays, the returning Gateway Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Year, rushed for 1,446 yards as a junior and scored 22 touchdowns. He had three 200-plus-yard games and had more than 150 yards rushing on six occasions. His total set a school regular season only mark and his 131.5 yards per game set a school mark for all games.
Burley ranked in the top 25 in both punt returns and kickoff returns. Last year, he returned 17 punts for 289 yards, an average of 17.0 per return, and one touchdown. He had 12 kickoff returns for an average of 25.5 per attempt.
Mays was listed as the top running back in Division I-AA by The Sports Network; Burley was tabbed as the third-best kick returner, and senior linebacker Russell Stuvaints was named as the 15th best linebacker.
The Penguins open fall camp on, Aug. 4, in preparation for the season opener against Clarion Aug. 29.
Amateur fightshow tonight
NILES -- Fifteen amateur fights will be held when a boxing show is held tonight at 7:30 at the Eastwood Expo Dome.
Power Pac Productions and the Warren Boxing Association is sponsoring the event with amateurs boxers from Youngstown, Warren, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Akron, Toledo and West Virginia entered.
The show is sanctioned by the Lake Erie Association of Boxing.
General admission tickets are $10.
Eastman secondin girls golf event
MADISON -- Carlie Eastman of Warren, competing in the girls 16-19 year old division, fired 48-45 -- 93 to place second in the North Coast Junior Golf Tour Tuesday at the Reserve at Thunderhill course.
Kelly Flynn of Kent took medalist honors with 45-46 -- 61.
United Way event
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The 16th annual United Way golf open will be held Monday at the New Castle Country Club. The tournament, held in memory of John Perelman, is the only fund-raising event sponsored by the United Way in preparation of the fall campaign drive.
The event begins at noon with lunch and is followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It will be a five-person scramble and will wrap up with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost to enter is $150 per person.
Pirates to conductopen tryout
PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates will hold an open tryout camp at PNC Park July 24th.
The camp will start at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8.
Any individual 16 years of age or older is invited to attend. American Legion team members must have written permission from their coach or Legion Post Commander to attend. Players drafted by any Major League Club in June of 2002 are not eligible to participate.
Participants are responsible for their own uniforms, glove and shoes. Catchers should bring their own gear. All other equipment will be furnished by the Pirates.
Players should report to the Home Plate Entrance of PNC Park.
Mets' Mark Coreyawaits assignment
NEW YORK -- Mets reliever Mark Corey was awaiting assignment, cleared to resume pitching after completing a series of neurological tests following his seizure last week. Doctors said they thought the pitcher had experienced an anxiety attack.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Spain, horse racing's all-time female money-winner, has been retired from racing and sent to Three Chimneys Farm to continue her career as a broodmare.
The 5-year-old daughter of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch had 35 career starts, for nine wins, nine seconds, seven thirds and earnings of $3,540,542.
WNBA playerDydek suspended
SALT LAKE CITY -- Margo Dydek of the Utah Starzz was suspended without pay for one game by the WNBA for elbowing Ann Wauters of Cleveland in the head Sunday.
Vindicator staff/wire reports