YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State defeated California (Pa.) 6-1 Saturday at the Penguin courts.
Earning singles victories were Annie Marino, Sarah Rothenberg, Whitney Thomas, Nadia Shah and Alyson Finamore. Getting the doubles wins were the teams of Marino-Shah and Thomas-Rothenberg.
The Penguins will play host to Robert Morris at 3 p.m. Oct. 11.
Cross country
YOUNGSTOWN -- Six out of the top seven men had personal best times as Youngstown State finished 11th at the Iona Championships Saturday.
Will Edwards placed 15th in the 8K run in 25 minutes, 49 seconds. Paul Robinette (26:08.4) placed 49th, Kurt Michaelis (26:10.3) was 53rd and Nick Buzek (26:31.5) was 77th.
Emily Schnitkey led the YSU women to a 15th place finish as she placed 42nd in the 6K run in 22 minutes, 50.6 seconds.
Andrea Bardy (23:34) of the Penguins was 87th, Lindsay Wojciak (24:06) was 125th and Lindsay Frontz (24:14.1) was 132nd.
Bill Rodgersat Earich meet
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bill Rodgers, who will run in next Sunday's 28th annual Peace Race, also will make a guest appearance at the Sim Earich Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until noon.
Rodgers, a four-time winner of both the Boston and New York Marathons, will be on hand to sign autographs and his new book entitled, "Bill Rodgers' Lifetime Running Plan."
Besides Rodgers, who won the 1977 Peace Race over a 25-kilometer course, other recent top-caliber entries in next Sunday's Peace Race over 10 kilometers are Debbie Kilpatrick of Berea and Carl Hatfield of West Virginia.
Kilpatrick was the U.S. marathon champion in 1995, and placed sixth in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon.
Hatfield won the 1979 Peace Race held over a 10-kilometer course for the first time.
Sunday's 10-kilometer run will begin at 10:15 a.m. The 2-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:30 a.m.
Registration for the Peace Race will be held at Second Sole in Boardman on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry forms are available at Second Sole.
Coaches social
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley Coaches Association will be having its annual Fall Social Wednesday at the ITAM Club at 115 South Meridian Road. Dinner is free with payment of dues. Doors open at 6:30, with dinner at 7:30.
Heacock guestof Curbstoners
BOARDMAN -- The Curbstone Coaches will renew its luncheon series with a special evening presentation Monday at Lockwood House.
The guest speaker will be Youngstown State football coach Jon Heacock. The program will commence at 6 p.m.
Little Guysat Mercer Raceway
MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer Raceway Park will host western Pennsylvania's richest support-division only event -- the Little Guy Nationals, Oct. 4-5. Complete shows will be held both days with the stock cars, micro sprints and modified lites (dwarf cars) running on Friday night and then 358 modifieds, stock cars and a demo derby on Saturday night.
The rain date is Oct. 6 with an entire event rain date of Oct. 18-20.
The stock car portion of the Little Guy Nationals is western Pennsylvania's crown-jewel of stock car events. For the first time ever, the stock cars will be featured in two complete shows both Friday and Saturday.
On Friday night, the 25-lap feature will pay $600 to-win, $65 to take the green flag. Then on Saturday, western Pennsylvania's richest stock car race will hit the track for 40 laps paying $1,500 to-win, $135 to-start.
In 2000, Matt Lux of Franklin, Pa. topped a 73-car field. Last year, a record 112 cars jammed the pit area and was won by New York's Ken Drake.
Adult admission is $10 on Friday and $13 on Saturday. The Family Pass is $23 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students 6-15 are $5 both days and children five and under are always free. Pit passes are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.
Policeman to play with Tiger Woods
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Conneaut Lake regional police department corporal Greg Nichols has beaten a one-in-900,000 contest sponsored by Upper Deck Golf trade cards to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods Oct. 6 in Florida.
Meadville resident Nichols' Win a Round of Golf with Tiger Woods sweepstakes card was drawn from a collection of entries submitted since April. The sweepstakes cards were enclosed in packages of 2002 Upper Deck cards.
Nichols and his wife, Deborah, will fly to Orlando Oct. 5. On Oct. 6 they will head to Isleworth Country Club, located in Woods' hometown of Winde-mere, where they will meet Woods.
Nichols will then head off with Woods and three other winners and a few reporters for a scramble golf round and lunch.
Brown movieto premiere
CLEVELAND -- "Jim Brown: All American," a new Spike Lee documentary about the Cleveland Browns' football great, will premiere in a special Cleveland engagement Thursday at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Lee and Brown will attend each showing and will answer questions at the conclusion of the film.
Tickets cost $15 and $12 and can be purchased in advance by calling (216) 421-7350 or (888) CMA-0033.
Huggins hasheart attack
BEAVER, Pa. -- Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins had a heart attack Saturday at Pittsburgh International Airport during a recruiting trip, a hospital spokesman said.
The 49-year-old Huggins was in serious but stable condition at Medical Center, Beaver, about 24 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, hospital spokesman Scott Monit said at a media briefing Saturday.
Huggins had chest pains at the airport, about 11 miles west of Pittsburgh, and was taken to a nearby hospital before he was transferred to the Medical Center, where he had surgery to implant a stent Saturday morning, Monit said. The tiny, metal mesh device is designed to keep Huggins once-clogged artery open.
Huggins was at the airport for a flight to Milwaukee for a coaching clinic scheduled to include Maryland's Gary Williams and Oklahoma State's Eddie Sutton.
Augusta members seek compromise
NEW YORK -- A small group of Augusta National Golf Club members plan to seek an internal compromise to end a conflict with women's groups critical of the club's all-male membership, The New York Times reported Saturday on its Web site.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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