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Published: Wed, September 18, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

Zetts leads Struthers

STRUTHERS -- Tim Zetts completed 21 of 30 passes for 225 yards and the junior quarterback rushed for 55 yards after five carries in Struthers' 38-34 loss to Rayen last weekend.

Two of Zetts' passes were for touchdowns.

Correction

POLAND -- Landry Yankle, and not Lindsay Yankle, was the goalie for the Poland High girls soccer team who had 13 saves in the Bulldogs' 1-0 loss to Canfield Monday. Lindsay is Landry's older sister who was Poland's goalie four years ago.

Also, Abby Ferko scored Canfield's goal late in the second half not the first half, and Poland's record fall to 6-1 and not 6-2.

REGION

Newell tabbedas player of week

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College women's soccer standout Tammy Newell, a graduate of Hubbard High School, was named player of the week in the Presidents' Athletic Conference for the week ending Sept. 15.

Newell, a senior forward, had a part of all four goals during the week as the Titans (2-4) defeated Frostburg St. 3-2 and Muskingum 1-0.

For the season Newell leads the Titans in goals (3) and assists (4).

Tyson wants taxes

CLEVELAND -- Boxer Mike Tyson has filed a claim to get $5.8 million in state income taxes returned to him.

He paid the taxes in 1995 and 1996 when he owned a 62-acre estate in Southington Township. He claims the money should be returned because his primary residence was in Nevada during those years.

Tyson sold the property in 1999.

Thomas Zaino, tax commissioner of Ohio, denied Tyson's request. A hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 25 in Columbus.

OSU's Sylvestershot outside party

COLUMBUS -- Ohio State forward Matt Sylvester was shot outside a party Sept. 1 but will recover in time to play this basketball season, coach Jim O'Brien said Tuesday.

O'Brien called Sylvester's injury a "minor flesh wound" and said he would not discipline the 6-foot-7, 190-pound swingman.

"He is only guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and using poor judgment about where he was at the time," O'Brien said in a statement.

Sylvester was with a group of high school friends when he was shot during an argument outside a party near his home in Loveland, a Cincinnati suburb.

As he tried to drive away in his car, a pellet went through a door and hit him in the buttocks, O'Brien said.

Sylvester received a medical redshirt after playing in only three games as a freshman last season because of lower back pain and a calf injury. He had back surgery in August.

As a senior at Cincinnati Moeller, Sylvester averaged 21.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and was named the Division I co-player of year for the 2000-2001 sea

NATION

Iverson cleared

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was cleared of the remaining two misdemeanor charges against him, five days after prosecutors said they wanted to dismiss the case.

The NBA All-Star was charged in July with barging into an apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife. All but two of the charges were dismissed in July after Iverson's two accusers couldn't agree on whether he had displayed a weapon.

Whaley qualifies for PGA Tour

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Suzy Whaley became the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event, earning an exemption to next year's Greater Hartford Open by winning a PGA Section Championship.

Whaley, also the first woman to win a Section Championship, shot a 1-under-par 71 to finish at 5-under 211 after shooting 68-72-71 at the Ellington Ridge Country Club to win the Connecticut Section title.

Andretti joins IRL

INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Andretti will leave CART and join the Indy Racing League with Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan as his teammates for the 2003 season.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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