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Published: Wed, May 8, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Baseball

INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State sophomore outfielder Kendall Schlabach was named Horizon League player of the week.

In six games Schlabach, an outfielder, hit .520 (13-for-25) as YSU which won four times. He raised his average to .386 and has a 10-game hitting streak.

Schlabach is hitting .413 in the league.

LOCAL

Boardman relaysets school record

AUSTINTOWN -- Boardman High's girls 4x400-meter relay of Kristen Agnew, Monica Cuevas, Brittany Durkin and Amber Bland set a school record Tuesday with a time of 4 minutes, 4.2 seconds, breaking the previous record of 4:06.4 set at the Mahoning County meet earlier this year by Liz Yazbek, Bland, Durkin and Cuevas.

The Spartans have set five school records and broken 12 meet records this season.

Game changes

* POLAND -- The Boardman at Poland varsity softball game Thursday has been moved to the Poland Community Softball Complex on Sheridan Road, beginning at 5 p.m.

* NILES -- The Trumbull County doubleheader recently postponed at Cafaro Field has been rescheduled for May 14.

Howland will play Warren Harding at 4 p.m. and Niles will meet Girard at 6:30 p.m.

Mooney to hosttrack and field meet

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Cardinal Mooney Booster Club is sponsoring a parochial Junior High track meet on Saturday at the school's new all-weather facility.

Invitations have been extended to parochial junior high teams from Mahoning and Trumbull counties and also from teams from Western Pennsylvania.

Competition is slated to begin at 9:30 and conclude with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Giant Eagle namedas Open qualifier

VIENNA -- The Giant Eagle LPGA Classic has been selected as the U.S. qualifying site for the 2002 Weetabix Women's British Open.

Five qualifying spots will be available for the British Open, the LPGA's final major of the season.

The qualifier will be played during the first two rounds July 19-20 at Squaw Creek Country Club.

The British Open is Aug. 8-11 at Turnberry Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Three take part inwheelchair games

CLEVELAND -- Three area athletes will be part of the Buckeye PVA team participating in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cleveland on July 9-13.

Darrel McMcauley of Warren will participate in the javelin, shot, 5K road race, 100-meters and the 200-meters while Warren's Cheryl Hiede is scheduled for the bowling, 9-ball, 5K and table tennis.

Also, Richard Ackerman of North Bloomfield is set to participate in the air rifle, slalom (manual), softball and table tennis.

Hubbard beatsCanton, 5-3

CANTON -- The Hubbard OldTimer baseball team trailed 3-0 in the sixth inning but rallied to defeat the Canton Masters 5-3 Sunday.

Paul Ellis hit a two-run single to break a 3-3 tie.

REGION

Thome sandwich

CLEVELAND -- Beginning Friday Northeast Ohio McDonald's Restaurants will offer the Jim Thome "Thome Triple" sandwich, named after the Cleveland Indians' slugger.

Steelers re-signLB Joey Porter

PITTSBURGH -- Linebacker Joey Porter agreed to terms on a six-year, $22.5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NATION

Boston playersare suspended

NEW YORK -- Boston pitcher Frank Castillo was suspended for five games for hitting a batter last Sunday, and teammate Trot Nixon was suspended for four for throwing his bat at a Tampa Bay pitcher.

WORLD

Tennis roundupPierce working back

BERLIN -- Former French Open champion Mary Pierce, working her way back after a stomach muscle injury, defeated Mariana Diaz Oliva 6-1, 7-5 at the German Open.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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