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Published: Sun, May 5, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Baseball

DAYTON -- Youngstown State defeated Wright State 11-7 Friday in a Horizon League game.

Adam Cox's grand slam in the seventh inning helped the Penguins (13-21, 7-6 Horizon).

Jim Phillips went 3-for-5, scoring a pair of runs, while Kendal Schlabach went 3-for-6 with two RBIs for Youngstown State.

Wright State (15-26, 7-9) scored five runs in the ninth inning before Clint Ford struck out back-tio-back batters to end the game.

Jonathon Smart (3-1) pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits, while striking out four.

First pitch auction

CLEVELAND -- A fan will have the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before each of the 10 Horizon League championship baseball series games at Jacobs Field on May 23-26.

To enter the auction go to www.csuvikings.com banner.

LOCAL

Curbstoners

BOARDMAN -- Tom Miller, an international boxing referee from Mineral Ridge, will be the guest speaker Monday at the Curbstone Coaches weekly luncheon session at noon at the Lockwood House.

Trio winsage brackets

YOUNGSTOWN -- Joe Morales, Michael Rodriguez and Bruce Cuevas were overall winners during Pepsi/Major League Baseball pitch, hit and run competition at Gibson Field.

In the 13-14-year-old age group, Morales scored 901.

Rodriguez compiled 853 points in the 11-12 group.

Cuevas accumulated 557 among 9-10-year-olds.

All three Youngstowners will compete in the sectional on June 1 in Kent.

Lipscomb, Bennettwins 2 gold medals

EAST LIVERPOOL -- Faith Lipscomb of the Mahoning County MR/DD Special Olympics track team won two gold medals as she won the 100 meter dash and the softball throw at the East Liverpool Jaycees track and field meet.

Jill Bennett also won two gold medals in the 100 meter walk and the softball throw.

Bradon Macias won a gold medal in the standing long jump and Vicki Goist in the 100 meter wheelchair.

Silver medal winners were Kathleen King, Joe Napolitan and Kim Pallo in the 100; Patsy Sorriento in the 100 walk; Michelle Burns, Michael Klaus, Darlene Piesto, Cindy Rotz and Richard Stanton in the softball throw.

Bronze medal winners were Robert Poulton and Jeremy Warneke in the 50 dash; Patty Benson, Cindy Rotz, Michelle Burns and Tim Stanton in the 100; Leonard Rankin in the 100 walk; Goist, Joan Huesken, Sorriento and Kathleen King in the softball throw.

Placing fourth were Michael Klaus in the 100; Julie See, Bill Anderson and Darlene Piesto in the 100 walk; Anderson, Patty Benson, Robert Poulton and Jeremy Warneke in the softball throw, while Joe Napolitan finished fifth in the same event.

Ex-coach returns

GIRARD -- Former Girard High boys basketball coach Bob Krizancic will be the guest speaker at the Girard Oldtimers' monthly luncheon on May 16 at the Girard Multi-Generational Center (Tod Woods School).

Krizancic, currently head coach at Mentor High School, guided the Indians to the 1993 Division II state championship. His career record at Girard is 193-92. Krizancic coached all-stars in Hawaii, Holland and Germany over the past four years and will be coaching Team USA in New Zealand and Australia this summer, along with working basketball camps at Cincinnati, Ohio State and the University of Florida.

REGION

Dwight White chairsfitness walk

PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Dwight White, who played on all four Steelers' Super Bowl championship teams in the 1970s, will chair the 14th annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids' Kickoff Run scheduled for Heinz Field on June 8 at 9 a.m.

To enter the race call (412) 697-7713.

Four to playat Baldwin-Wallace

BEREA -- Four Youngstown-area seniors -- Matt Davis (Mineral Ridge), Brendan Moran (Poland), Paul Lepro (Warren JFK) and Michael Finamore (Boardman) -- will attend Baldwin-Wallace College in the fall and play football.

Davis (5-foot-11, 280 pounds), a defensive tackle, will study psychology; Moran (6-0, 215), a defensive end, education, and Lepro (6-0, 197), defensive end-offensive guard, business administration. Finamore (5-9, 150) is a linebacker.

Davis had 119 tackles as a senior, and made the All-Inter-County League first team and the All-Northeast Ohio Inland District squad as honorable mention.

Moran led Poland with 10-plus sacks, and was picked to the All-Metro Athletic Conference first team; while Lepro was an All-NEO selection and won the JFK "Coach's Award;" and Finamore was team captain and made the All-SVC second team.

NATION

Three playersexpelled from N.D.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Three Notre Dame football players and a former player accused of raping a female student are being expelled from the university, their attorneys told the South Bend Tribune.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Chris Toth told the newspaper Friday that he would decide by May 15 whether to file charges.

The men, whose names have not been released by the school, were notified of their expulsions Thursday.

Vanover signswith Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Return specialist Tamarick Vanover, who spent two months in jail for his role in a stolen car case, agreed to a one-year, $525,000 contract with the San Diego Chargers.

WORLD

Czechs edge U.S.

JONKOPING, Sweden -- Jaromir Jagr scored a second-period goal, and Martin Prochazka had a goal and an assist as the Czech Republic edged the United States 5-4 Saturday at the World Hockey championships.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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