COLUMBUS -- Pitcher Mike Madsen of Canfield is in his last season for the Ohio State University baseball team.
Going into the season, he had a career record of 17-6, including a 7-2 record against Big 10 opponents, with a 4.27 ERA.
He made 14 starts in 16 appearances last year and beat Minnesota to get the Buckeyes in position to win the Big 10 championship.
Sophomore outfielder Jonathan Zizzo, formerly of Youngstown, was redshirted by the Buckeyes during the 2004 season, but played for the Orange County Outlaws in the Pacific Southwest League during the summer.
Dean Palombaro, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, is expected to see playing time for the Fighting Scots baseball team this spring.
Last year as a freshman, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder appeared in four games, including the 2004 North Coast Athletic Conference semifinal tournament game against Ohio Wesleyan and scored two runs.
He led the 2003 Cardinals to the Steel Valley Conference championship.
Charles Scarbrough II, a Howland graduate, is playing his final season for the Yellow Jackets golf team. He has appeared in 13 tournaments and has a career average of 80.55, with a career-low round of 70 at the 2002 Mount Union College fall tournament.
Freshman Emily Berry is a member of the Clarion University women's tennis team.
A Struthers High graduate, Berry finished the 2004 fall season at Clarion with a 6-1 record at No. 1 doubles and she was 5-2 at No. 6 singles.
Several area athletes will be participating with the Westminster men's and women's track teams this spring.
Senior Phil Frye and junior Alex White of Mineral Ridge and senior Don Waldron of Lakeview are veteran throwers. The women's team is expected to rely on Sonya Cole of Fitch, a two-time Presidents' Athletic Conference champ in the shot put and Felicie Reid, a South Range High graduate, who won the PAC 10,000-meter run last year, while Talley Felger, a Springfield High graduate, will compete in the 3000 steeplechase and long jump.
Michael Krieger of Boardman worked a complete game as Ohio Wesleyan edged Wittenberg 2-1 to win the second game of a doubleheader. Krieger (3-0) has pitched 261/3 innings, allowed 24 hits, struck out 25 and has a 3.08 ERA for the Bishops (12-4).
Scotty Jones, a sophomore from East Palestine made the all-tournament team as he finished third (73-73--146) as the Pioneers took first place in their own Malone-Zoar Village tournament with a score of 585.
Sophomore Joanna Genter of Crestview took first place in 3,000-meter steeplechase in a NAIA qualifying time of 11 minutes, 20.30 seconds, as Malone's women took first place in the Cedarville University Collegiate track and field meet, with 11 schools participating.