Women's golf teamholds scramble
WARREN -- The first Play The Lakes for YSU Golf Team scramble will be held Sept. 23 at Avalon Lakes Golf Course.
The event, which is being sponsored by Women's Golf Promotions, is open to both men and women and separate divisions will be held for each.
The field will be limited to 36 teams and will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the YSU women's golf team.
Entry fee is $125 per player and includes golf, riding cart, snacks before the event and a buffet following play and prizes.
The first player to score a hole-in-one will win a trip to Florida, including two plane tickets and a week stay at Isla-Del-Sol, courtesy of Whispering Pines Golf Course.
The women's division will be a net event and team's total handicap must be a minimum of 75 with only one women with 14 or lower. The men's division will be scratch.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shot gun start. All prizes will be for merchandise in the Avalon Lakes pro shop.
For more information or entry forms call Pat Eddy at (330) 729-9340.
Volleyball squadbeats N.C. State
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Youngstown State volleyball team (1-2) pulled off one of the program's greatest comeback with a five-game victory over North Carolina State (0-4), 21-30, 28-30, 30-25, 30-20, and 15-13, Saturday at the FAU Radisson Classic.
The Penguins fell to 0-2 earlier in the day losing to Minnesota (4-1) in three games, 16-30, 19-30, and 19-30.
The Penguins dropped the first two games of the match with the Wolfpack, but rallied to win the last three behind solid offensive performances by juniors Colleen Royer and Annie Buschur, sophomore Lori Lyman and senior Michele Batton. All four players pounded at least 10 kills, led by Lyman's 16 kills and .323 hitting percentage. Royer recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs, while Buschur collected 14 kills and seven blocks and Batton drilled 12 kills with a .550 hitting percentage.
YSU next faces Toledo, Friday at 5 p.m. at the Toledo Rocket Volleyball Classic.
BOARDMAN -- Tickets for the Boardman-Chaney football game Friday night will be on sale at the Boardman Athletic Office from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Adult tickets are $5, students $3 and reserve seats $6. At the gate adult and student tickets will be $5.
AUSTINTOWN -- Harley Riders and Austintown Police will hold a benefit Swine Classic softball game at noon Sept. 8 at Cullianan Field at N. Raccoon Road and Four Mile Run Road.
Proceeds will benefit local charities. Sign-up will be at 9:30 a.m. and there will be a $5 entry fee for the home run derby at 10 a.m. For more information contact Gary Dezee (330) 538-2497.
Richardson losesclose decision
LENEXA, Kan. -- Friday night, in the second event of the Ringside National Boxing Tournament, Durrell Richardson, representing Jack Loew's Youngstown Southside Boxing Club, lost a close and hotly contested decision to Philadelphia's Tiger Allen. The five judges at ringside voted 3-2 for Allen giving him the three-round decision, which was lustily booed by the crowd.
Allen (196-20), a seven-time national champion, was fighting in his last bout as an amateur before he turns professional.
He is ranked first by USA Boxing as a 139-pounder and moved up to 147 pounds to fight Richardson, who is ranked fifth at that weight.
Allen was the aggressor throughout the fight which had Richardson (21-5), this year's 147-pound national champion, banging Allen with counterpunching shots.
In the second round, with Allen coming forward, Richardson hit him with a straight left that stopped him in his tracks. The referee gave the Philadelphia boxer a standing eight count.
Allen, who has been to the Pan-Am and World Games as a top ranked amateur on the international scene fought savagely in the final round to get the split decision.
"I feel I won the fight and so did my corner, & quot; said Richardson. "After the fight some officials came to me and told me, they thought I won.
"He was coming at me all the time and he never hit me with more than two good shots all night, while I was catching him with a lot of countering combinations."
Loew added, "The people know who won. Allen's sponsor is John Brown from Ringside Equipment, the founder of this tournament, but the people at Top rank Boxing think Durrell is a great fighter and the next tournament, which is the National P.A.L. at Augusta, Ga. the last week of September and the first week of October, will be the one that will best advance Durrell's position among amateurs in the world."
Lou Zamudio from Poland was also in this tournament, fighting for the Southside Boxing Club in the Novice Division. Results of his bout were not available for this edition.
Burton wins race
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Jeff Burton won the rain-shortened Gatorade 200 on Saturday when, after the third stoppage, the cars were led across the start/finish line to make the race official.
The race was stopped 300 yards from the halfway point of the event, just short enough to stop it from being an official event. But after an hour wait, and with darkness falling on Darlington Raceway, the event was finally called and the pace car led the field over the line.
The start was delayed over four hours because of rain. When NASCAR finally tried to start it, the rain started again and the cars completed just four laps under caution before officials stopped it again.
The field went green over two hours later and Burton, who started 33rd, stormed to the front of the field. He was leading when Jamie McMurray crashed to bring out a caution flag, and the rain started again.
NASCAR stopped the cars short of the start/finish line on what would have been the 74th lap -- signifying the halfway point of the race. A race is official once it reaches halfway and NASCAR wanted to get there under green flag conditions.
It was Burton's third-straight Busch series win at Darlington where he also won in the spring.
Vindicator staff/wire reports