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Assistants leave
YOUNGSTOWN -- Men's basketball assistant coaches Ross Burns and Eric Skeeters have resigned to take positions at other schools.
Skeeters, who was a member of the YSU coaching staff for four years, has joined Seth Greenberg's staff at Virginia Tech.
Burns, who spent one year on the staff, has resigned to pursue coaching options closer to the East Coast.
Football camps
YOUNGSTOWN -- Applications are still being accepted for the YSU football camps that begin Saturday.
The camps are the All-Position Camp, which is held Saturday through June 10; the QB/WR/DB Camp, which will be held on June 11; the Kickers and Punter Camp, June 12 and 13; and the Offensive Line/Defensive Line Skills Camps, Friday and June 14.
For more information, contact the YSU football office at (330) 941-3478.
LOCAL
All-Ohioans
COLUMBUS -- Ursuline High's Brian Meek and Donald Person have been named to the All-Ohio Division II doubles first team by the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association.
Meek and Person, both seniors, were runners-up in last weekend's state tournament in Columbus. They lost in the championship match to Gahanna Columbus Academy's Kortney Keith and Vivek Venkataraman, who also were named to the first team.
Other representatives on the first team were Britt Jamison and Wade Ward of Cincinnati Indian Hill and Kyle Jones and Chris Jones of Canton Central Catholic.
OHSAA honorees
NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Four Springfield High students have been honored by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Maureen Morchak, Dan Schuler, Tiffany Carson, and Paul Savaet have been selected to receive awards.
Morchak and Schuler have been selected to receive the Scholar-Athlete Award, which is presented to a male and female student in recognition of their academic achievements while participating in athletics at Springfield.
Carson and Savaet have been chosen as recipients of the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, for their outstanding efforts in promoting sportsmanship in their school and community.
Day, Rispinto join B-W
BEREA -- Scott Day, a senior basketball standout for Howland High last season, will attend Baldwin-Wallace College and play basketball.
Day, a 6-foot-2 guard and the son of Nancy and Denny Day, averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game and made 79 percent of his foul shots in his final season.
He made all-state and all-district and was a first-team All-Metro Athletic Conference and All-Trumbull County selection.
David Rispinto, a 6-0 guard from Springfield, will also play basketball at B-W.
A four-year letterman, Rispinto set a school record for career 3-point goals with 158 while compiling 800 points and 350 assists.
This past season, he averaged 12 points, seven assists and three steals per game while making All-Ohio special mention and first-team all-district and All-Inter-County League. He was the ICL co-player of the year.
NATION
Ephedra lawsuit
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Bechler's parents plan to sue the makers of a diet supplement containing ephedra, which a coroner said contributed to the heatstroke death of the Baltimore Orioles pitcher in spring training.
Griese released
DENVER -- The Denver Broncos released former starting quarterback Brian Griese to clear space under the salary cap.
CBS pulls outof Olympics bidding
NEW YORK -- CBS withdrew from bidding for TV rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics three days before bids were to be submitted.
WORLD
Canadiens hireGainey as GM
MONTREAL -- Bob Gainey, a Hall of Fame player who helped lead the Montreal Canadiens to five Stanley Cups, was hired as general manager of his old team. It has missed the playoffs four of the past five seasons despite one of hockey's highest payrolls.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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