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Published: Sat, March 8, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Canfield's Vlajkovichleads Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Andy Vlajkovich, a senior on the Grove City College basketball team from Canfield High, will help lead the Wolverines tonight against Neumann College in an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Southern Championship tournament quarterfinal game at 7 p.m.

Vlajkovich, a 6-foot-0 guard, is the Wolverines' third-leading scorer with a 7.7-point average, and also is averaging 3.2 rebounds, helping the team to an 18-8 record, including 7-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. He has started all 26 games.

Vlajkovich has made 69-for-168 (41.1 percent) from the field, including 28-for-88 (31.8) from 3-point range; and 33-for-44 (75.0) from the foul line. He a also has 60 assists.

Area playersearn PAC honors

NEW WILMINGTON -- Several area players made the Presidents' Athletic Conference 2003 Women's Basketball All-Conference basketball teams.

Abby Moose, a 5-foot-6 sophomore guard for Grove City College from Mercer High, was selected to the first team.

Katie Hardie, a 5-10 junior forward for Bethany College from Cardinal Mooney High, was picked to the second team.

Kiki Cohen, a 5-4 senior guard for Bethany from Liberty High, was earned honorable mention.

Struthers graduatecaps stellar career

BETHANY, W. Va. -- Mike Majzun, a 6-foot-3 senior guard for the Bethany College basketball team from Struthers High, finished the season with 533 points and his career with 1,404, which ranked sixth and fourth, respectively, in Bethany history.

Majzun averaged 20.5 points per game to rank No. 2 in the PAC, and was selected to the All-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team.

He also ranked third in the PAC in free throw percentage (80.9) this season, and No. 4 in 3-pointers per game (2.65), No. 6 in both assists (3.1) and steals (1.44), and No. 10 in 3-point percentage (35.0).

Havaich wins titles

BEREA -- Stacy Havaich, a junior on the Baldwin-Wallace College women's track team from Austintown Fitch High, won two titles at the OAC Indoor Track & amp; Field Championships held at Baldwin-Wallace.

Havaich won the 800-meter run in 2:21.21, and was a member of the winning 4x800 relay team that clocked a meet-record 9:23.31. Others were Lynn Katanik, Jen Southall and Tara Gruskiewicz, a senior from Pymatuning Valley High.

Gruskiewicz and Havaich rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in the nation in the 80-meter run.

Cheryl Davies, a junior on the Muskingum College women's track team from Salem, was on the 4x800 relay that placed fourth in the OAC meet. Davies teamed with sophomore Keishay Moore and freshmen Amy Oehlers and Jessica Saunder.

Phillips wins titleat regional meet

ASHLAND -- James Phillips, a sophomore wrestler for Ashland University from Howland High, won the 125-pound championship at the NCAA Division II East Regional championships held last Saturday at the University of Findlay.

Phillips, top-seeded in the meet, defeated Pitt-Johnstown's Ryon Mazzacco. It was Phillips' second win over Mazzacco this season, having won on Jan. 25 with an 11-7 decision.

Phillips, now 21-7, helped Ashland to second place in the NCAA meet's 11-team field with 114.5 points behind Pitt-Johnstown with 140.

Last year, Phillips was runner-up in the regional.

Prep hockey

BOARDMAN -- Three quarterfinal games will be played at the Ice Zone Friday when the Northeast Ohio High School Hockey Association playoffs begin.

Poland meets Mercyhurst Prep at 6 p.m., followed by the North Allegheny-Massillon Jackson game at 8 p.m.

At 10 p.m. Boardman takes on Mooney/Ursuline.

Saturday at 6, Friday's 6 p.m. winner goes against the Harbor Creek/Fort Leboeuf winner while at 8, Friday's other two survivors clash.

The championship is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ice Zone.

Westminster duotabbed for meet

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Two members of the Westminster College women's swimming team have been selected to compete at the 2003 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & amp; Diving Championship.

Senior Stefanie King and junior Brittany Jardine will compete in the national meet at Emory U. on March 13-15.

King will swim the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley while Jardine will swim in the 50 freestyle and the 100 and 200 butterfly.

Bethany playersearn PAC honors

BETHANY, W. Va. -- Four players on the Bethany College women's basketball team earned Presidents' Athletic Conference postseason honors.

Junior center Kelley Richardson made first team all-PAC and on second team was forward Katie Hardie, a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School.

Junior guard Nikki Babik and senior guard Kiki Cohen (Liberty High) made honorable mention.

Hardie averaged 14 points a game and 8.3 rebounds while Cohen scored 9.5 points a game.

Staff/wire reports




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