Hartzell to joinHannon on radio
YOUNGSTOWN -- Former Youngstown State place-kicker Dick Hartzell will join play-by-play announcer Bob Hannon on Penguin football broadcasts this season as the color analyst.
Hartzell played for YSU in the 1960s and was the high school coach of YSU coach Jon Heacock at West Branch High School in the 1970s.
Hannon and Hartzell can be heard on WNIO 1390 AM and WBBG FM 106.1.
Jump Stretchwins team award
YOUNGSTOWN -- Joe Hunter took first place in the teenage division (age 17-19) to lead the Jump Stretch Fitness Center team to the Best Team award at the United States All-Round Weightlifting Association meet last month.
Other members of the team are Brandon Todd Aldan, Jason Groves, Andy Komorny, John McKean, Rob McKean, Sean McKean and Carl LaRosa.
LaRosa was first in the open class and John McKean was first in the senior division.
Aldan set a 429-pound record in the stiff-legged dead lift.
Westminster winsmedia guide awards
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Westminster College Communication Services Department has been awarded three Best In The Nation awards for excellence in athletic publications by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The Titan swimming media guide was judged Best in the Nation and the swimming media guide and the cross country/track & amp; field media guide received Best Cover in the Nation awards.
Brad Whitmanselected to team
YOUNGSTOWN -- Canfield resident Brad Whitman, who plays for the Youngstown Express Collegiate Baseball team, will be one of the five outfielders on the elite team that will face Team USA on July 15.
Whitman is hitting .333 and has an on-base percentage of .509 at the halfway point of the Great Lakes League season.
Chase Odenreider of the Express was just picked Player Of The Week after hitting almost .700 for the week concluding July 6.
Browns, TE Sanders agree to contract
BEREA -- Tight end Darnell Sanders has agreed to a four-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, the first of the team's 2002 draft picks to reach a deal.
LOWELL, Mass. -- The Massachusetts Mutiny rushed out to a 38-0 lead at the half and went on to blank the Cleveland Fusion 45-0 in the Women's Professional Football League.
Mutiny players rushed for 355 yards and four touchdowns.
The Fusion ended its season 6-3.
Ted Williams' fateto be decided
HERNANDO, Fla. -- Ted Williams' estate will ask a judge to decide if the baseball great's body should be cremated or frozen, a move to try to resolve a family feud over the remains.
Al Cassidy, the executor of the estate, will file Williams' will in state court today or Wednesday and ask the judge to rule on the issue, John Heer, a lawyer for Williams' oldest daughter, said. Heer contends Williams wanted to be cremated.
Davis out for year
NEW YORK -- Pitcher Kane Davis of the New York Mets had surgery on his right elbow and will miss the rest of the season. The Mets said Davis is expected to resume baseball activity in six months following the surgery to repair the flexor tendon and ulnar nerve.
Gonzalez released from hospital
MIAMI -- Florida Marlins shortstop Alex Gonzalez was released from a Fort Lauderdale hospital after undergoing tests and evaluations for stomach pains.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- U.S. Cycle team member Tammy Thomas has asked for a hearing on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's proposal to ban her from competition for life because of a positive test for steroids.
The agency has proposed the ban because Thomas tested positive for the prohibited substance Norbolethone, an anabolic steroid.
Bucs sign Buckley
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed veteran cornerback Terrell Buckley to a one-year contract. He was a member of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl championship team last season.
Packers FB arrested
MIAMI -- Green Bay Packers fullback Najeh Davenport was arrested, accused of breaking into a university dormitory and defecating in a woman's closet.
Vindicator staff/wire reports