Catcher Coxoff to Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. -- Youngstown State sophomore catcher Adam Cox will participate in the National Baseball Congress World Series as part of the Hays Larks (Kan.) squad beginning Tuesday.
The Larks were the tournament's second seed after posting a 35-11 record and winning the Jayhawk League for the second straight year.
In the regular season, Cox batted .291 with 34 hits, including 10 doubles and 15 RBIs.
He batted .254 for the Penguins last spring with 12 doubles and 30 RBIs and four home runs.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nick Panezich, who will be a sophomore at Springfield Local High, tossed the javelin 131 feet, 7 inches to place 11th in the USA Track and Field meet Saturday. The winning throw was 194-9.
Panezich will compete in an AAU meet Aug. 7-9 in Knoxville, Tenn.
WARREN -- Roth Brothers of the Youngstown AA Baseball League rolled to a 14-2 victory over Tricomi & amp; Associates Friday in the AABC Stan Musial Tournament at Packard Park.
Jim Putko hit a three-run home run, while Eric Jones added a solo homer to lead the winners.
Hightower Agency of the Warren AA League defeated Penn Ohio, 5-4.
Chris Dunn singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning for Hightower.
NEWTON FALLS -- The Newton Falls High athletic department and the Trumbull County Volleyball Officials will sponsor a volleyball officials training class for anyone 17 years and older and at least a senior in high school.
The 25-hour class starts Aug. 5 and runs through Aug. 10 at Newton Falls High School.
Cost is $100, which includes a $35 application fee to the OHSSA.
For more information, call Bart Gernsburg at (330) 824-2370 or e-mail speedyblackbart@AOL.com.
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Larry Lee has been appointed Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Allegheny College.
Lee, 39, currently Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Denver, replaces Rick Creehan who resigned in January to accept a similar position at Washington & amp; Jefferson College.
Over his eight years at Denver, Lee directed a variety of areas in the university's Division I athletics program, including most recently serving as Richie Center Operations events and recreational services director.
During his tenure, Lee was part of a team that was directly responsible for the planning, development and building of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center $78 million, world-class recreation facility.
Hay to Marietta
BOARDMAN -- Jamie Hay, a Boardman High graduate, will continue his soccer career at Marietta University.
Hay, a member of the MVP Soccer Club, was a four-year letterman at Boardman High and a four-time All-Steel Valley Conference selection, a three-time All-District choice and a Vindicator Fall Athlete All-Star.
Rogner takesfirst place
HUBBARD -- Katie Rogner, 13, won first place with a score of 187 in the 7-Up Junior Golf tournament held at Mill Creek Golf Course.
She competed in the 13-15 age group. She will be an eighth-grade student at St. Patrick School this fall.
SARVER, Pa. -- Jim Weller of Hubbard led all 20 laps from the pole position to win the Ferrante Oldsmobile V-8 Modified Feature race Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.
Weller, in his No. 31 Liberty Steel car, beat Brian Swartzlander of Leechburg for his 21st career win at Lernerville that elevated him to No. 7 on the all-time Modified win list.
The victory also gave Weller the points lead by two over Kevin Bolland of New Brighton, who placed third. Jim Weller III of Hubbard was 12th and John Braymer of Hermitage 18th.
Jimmy Hawley of West Middlesex placed second behind Rod George of Kittanning in the St. Barnabas Health Systems Sprint Feature. Jack Sodeman Jr. of Youngstown and Paul Kish of Poland were 18th and 19th, respectively.
Sodeman led for the first 17 laps, but his racer flipped after making contact with another car and was damaged, forcing Sodeman out of the race.
Joe Kelley of Mount Pleasant won the Dingbats Restaurant Pure Stock Feature, while Butch Hein of New Castle was 22nd.
John Flinner of Zelienople captured the Friedman's Marker/Bi-Lo Foods Late Model Feature for his 30th all-time win at Lernerville that tied Hawley for No. 16 on the list.
Texans, Giantsset practice
CANTON -- Adding to the excitement of this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement celebration, the Houston Texans and New York Giants have agreed to participate in one-hour open practice sessions.
The two sessions will take place next Sunday at Fawcett Stadium.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. the evening of the practices and fans will be admitted through Gates 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8.
The Giants will practice from 6-7 p.m., followed by the Texans from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The practices are free. Individuals interested must obtain a ticket, which are being distributed at all Stark County McDonald restaurants. No tickets will be made available at drive through windows. There will be a limit of two tickets per person.
The first 5,000 fans attending swill receive a commemorative card autographed by either a Texans or Giants player.
AKRON-- Scott Pratt scored on a throwing error by Reading third baseman Uriel Casillas with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to give the Akron Aeros a 4-3 win over the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Jhonny Peralta led Akron with three hits and three RBIs. He drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the third and had a two-run single in the seventh to tie it 3-3.
Reading scored in the first on Nate Espy's RBI-single. Anderson Machado had an RBI triple and Jorge Padilla had a run-scoring sacrifice in the fifth.
Jose Colon (4-3) gave up a hit and a walk in three innings for the win.
CHESTER, W.Va. -- National amateur boxing champion (2002) Verquan Kimbrough will fight Donnie "Boom" Hannon in an amateur bout slated for Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort Aug. 4.
The four-round fight is part of a professional-amateur boxing card.
A 2004 Olympic hopeful and Aliquippa, Pa., resident, 19-year-old Kimbrough has not competed in the Pittsburgh area in two years.
With several amateur titles under his belt, Kimbrough represents the USA in international competitions on a regular basis.
Dubbed the next "Sugar Ray Leonard" by Emanuel Stewart, former trainer of Tommy Hearns and current trainer of Lennox Lewis, Kimbrough is ranked No. 1 in the USA in the 132-pound division and is the heavy favorite to represent his country in the 2004 Olympic games in Greece.
Hannon is the 1998 Pennsylvania state Golden Gloves champion. He has competed twice at the U.S. Amateur championship and has won the Region 2 Amateur Championship, which includes boxers from eight states.
Pressley winstruck race
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Robert Pressley edged Jason Leffler by 0.102 seconds in the eighth-closest finish in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series history to win the Michigan 200 on Saturday.
Pressley, driving a Dodge Ram pickup, led 74 of 100 laps and won for the second time this season. He averaged a series track-record 142.208 mph in the third-fastest race in series history.
Vindicator staff/wire reports