YOUNGSTOWN -- Catlin Bestart of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, signed a letter of intent to play women's soccer at Youngstown State.
A standout goalkeeper at Northern Collegiate High, Bartley posted a 0.75 goals-against average and 15 shutouts last season.
Jolly Joe's prevails
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jolly Joe's broke a 1-1 tie as it scored a run in the bottom of the fifth and then topped Roth Brothers 4-1 in the Class AA League best-of-5 championship series Thursday at Pemberton-Donnell Park.
Mark Nightingale hit a two-run home run for Jolly Joe's in the fifth inning. He also singled.
Rick Gozur hit a double and single as Jolly Joe's took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Brian Frasco and Jeff Gruber hit doubles for Roth Brothers.
Casi ties for 8th
MARION -- Alexandra Casi of East Palestine carded 78-84--162 over 36 holes to tie for eighth place, in the 16-17 age division of the 26th Ohio Junior Girls Golf Championship at the Marion Country Club.
Kelly Baytos of Warren JFK had 80-85--165 to tie for 13th, while Felicia Ciotola of Canfield fired 86-80--166 to tie for 15th, in a field of 51 golfers.
The winner was Heather Rose of Chillicothe with 75-72--147.
MENTOR -- Charissa Mills of Warren fired 42-43--85 to place sixth in the girls 16-19 year old division in the North Coast Junior Golf Tour Classic Auto Campus Tournament Thursday at Black Brook Country Club.
Morrow wins group
COLUMBUS -- Tim Morrow of Boardman shot 72 to take first place in the 13-15 year division in the Junior Golf tournament at Darby Creek golf course.
Mike Villagranaverbals to WVU
BOARDMAN -- Mike Villagrana, who will be a senior defensive end and tight end for the Boardman High football team this year, has made a verbal commitment to West Virginia University for the 2003 season.
A two-way starter last season as a junior, Villagrana (6-3, 240) came up with approximately 40 tackles, including about a dozen for losses, and caught some 25 passes.
Express lose 10-5
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Express Collegiate team dropped a 10-5 decision to Murrysville.
Schuyler Mann paced the Express (17-12) with three hits. Israel Victor and Nick Walsh each had two hits.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Twenty-six-year PGA Tour veteran Jay Haas was treated and released from a hospital after he left the opening round of the B.C. Open due to suspected kidney stones.
Unser reveals plans
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and won't race for the next several weeks.
Unser revealed his plans just hours after prosecutors said he would not face criminal charges on accusations that he hit his girlfriend and left her stranded along a highway.
* STUTTGART, Germany -- Two matches in one day proved too much for Mercedes Cup defending champion Gustavo Kuerten, who bowed out when he lost to Lars Burgsmueller 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in a second-round match.
* AMERSFOORT, Netherlands -- Defending champion Alex Corretja lost to unseeded Christophe Rochus 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round of the clay-court Energis Open.
* UMAG, Croatia -- Defending champion Carlos Moya advanced to the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Oliver Gross.
Vindicator staff/wire reports