Penguins dropsoccer opener
RADFORD, Va. -- Freshman Kara Ramer scored an overtime goal Sunday to lead the Radford University women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Youngstown State University.
Laura Ausmundson scored YSU's goal in the Penguins' opener.
Radford (4-0) outshot the Penguins, 17-5. YSU keeper Jennifer Jennings made eight saves.
ACC honorsCampbell's Valerio
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Melanie Valerio, a native of Campbell and a former University of Virginia swimmer who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, has been selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary women's Swimming and Diving Team.
Valerio, who won her Olympic gold medal for the United States as a member of the women's 400 freestyle relay team, was one of 52 swimmers selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary team.
The daughter of Elaine and Tony Valerio, she was a standout swimmer for Virginia from 1988-91, and a 17-time All-American, which includes seven certificates.
Valerio also was the ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Meet MVP in 1990, and won seven ACC titles during her career.
She was a member of Virginia's 800 freestyle relay team that set a school record of 7:15.96 that still exists.
Simon, Willislead Mooney
STRUTHERS -- Freshmen Marisa Simon and Kelli Willis each scored twice to lead the Mooney High girls soccer team to a 4-0 victory over West Branch at Valley Sports.
Simon, Willis and seniors Amy Edwards and Katie Vinopal had assists.
Senior keeper Adrianne Detesco made two saves for Mooney (4-0).
Chaney namedTitans' captain
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Junior defensive end Jim Chaney of Hubbard has been named one of the Westminster College football team captains for 2002. Last fall, Chaney made 33 tackles, including 25 solos.
Also named by the Titans are senior tight end Nevin Baker of Erie and senior middle linebacker Joe Bianco of Bethel Park. Baker also received the Harold Burry Award that goes to the senior that best represents "Titan Tradition."
Aeros win
AKRON -- Maicer Izturis hit a two-run RBI triple and Jamie Brown pitched five strong innings as the Akron Aeros beat the Erie SeaWolves 5-0 Sunday in an Eastern League game.
Isturis went 3-for-4 and his triple highlighted a four-run fourth inning for the Aeros. Nate Grindell and Brian Luderer added RBI singles to give Akron a 5-0 lead.
Jason Fitzgerald had an RBI groundout in the third.
Brown (9-5) allowed just two hits. He struck out four and walked one. Fernando Cabrera, Alex Herrera and Ryan Larson combined with Brown for the shutout.
Minnesotaplayer slain
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota football player Brandon Hall was shot to death early Sunday, hours after playing in his first college game.
Hall, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman who was a reserve defensive lineman, died following a dispute between a group of players that included Hall and three other men near a downtown bar, police said.
"To the best of my knowledge, Brandon Hall was an innocent victim," Minnesota coach Glen Mason said.
Tim Johnsonwaived by Bears
CHICAGO -- Former Youngstown State University All-America linebacker Tim Johnson was waived by the Chicago Bears, the Associated Press reported in Sunday's transactions.
Staff/wire reports

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