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Published: Tue, April 12, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

League seekscommissioner

MINERAL RIDGE -- The newly-formed Inter-Tri-County League is taking applications for commissioner for the 16-team league.

Resumes should include educational and sports backgrounds, and sent to: Lew Lowery, Mineral Ridge High School, 1334 Seaborn St., Mineral Ridge 44440. Fax number is (330) 505-9374. The deadline is April 25.

Torres Jr. inductedinto wrestling hall

LEAVITTSBURG -- P.C. Torres, Jr. is the first Mahoning Valley wrestling official to be inducted into the Ohio Wrestling Officials Association Hall of Fame.

In 2004, Torres was inducted into the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League Hall of Fame.

He helped start the Howland wrestling program and also was an assistant coach Warren Harding and Warren Western Reserve.

Torres officiated for more than 20 years. From 1960-80, he officiated sectional and district tournaments.

He is one of only two area officials who has officiated the state tournament eight times.

He officiated collegiate matches from 1965-81.

Bowling winners

YOUNGSTOWN -- The team of Lloyd Hays and Theresa Florjancic rolled 2,991 to win the Youngstown Senior-Adult Doubles Bowling Tournament at Wedgewood Lanes.

Nineteen teams competed, with Jim Ellis/Dave Wilkos and Barb Bartoletti/Annie Bartoletti tying for second place with 2,987.

Tickets for the Youngstown Bowling Association's Hall of Fame dinner on June 19 may be purchased by calling (330) 758-8367.

Jen Feret namedplayer of the week

ERIE, Pa. -- Mercyhurst sophomore Jen Feret of Boardman was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball pitcher of the week.

Feret led the Lakers to three shutout victories. She pitched four complete games and leads the team in wins (7), earned-run average (1.16), appearances (13), complete games (7) and shutouts (4).

Feret batted .500 for the week, with three homers, a double, nine RBIs and four runs scored.

Feret had a pinch-hit three-run homer against Clarion and a pinch-hit grand salm against Hillsdale.

PAC playersof the week

NEW WILIMGTON, Pa. -- Bethany's Chris Gardner has been named Presidents' Athletic Conference track and field athlete of the week.

Bethany's Romney Waters was softball player of the week.

Gardner had victories in four events at two meets.

At the West Virginia Wesleyan Invitational, the sophomore from New Brighton, Pa., broke his own school record in the high jump and fell just short of qualifying for national competition with a leap of 6 feet, 7 inches.

At the Washington & amp; Jefferson Invitational, Gardner won the 100-meter dash, the long jump and the high jump.

Waters threw 15 innings, striking struck out 16 and walking none to improve to 9-3.

Correction

MINERAL RIDGE -- Hubbard High's Rachel Crafton set a meet record in the 300 hurdles in 46.7 seconds at the Joe Lane Invitational at Mineral Ridge.

REGION

Krauser expectedto turn pro

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh point guard Carl Krauser is expected to announce today that he is entering the NBA draft.

Krauser, Pitt's leading scorer as a junior last season, would become the second of the Panthers' two underclassmen standouts to leave before using up their eligibility. Sophomore center Chris Taft said last week he has hired an agent and will enter the June 28 draft.

NATION

Jorge Piedra ofRockies suspended

NEW YORK -- Colorado Rockies outfielder Jorge Piedra was suspended 10 days Monday for violating baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs, becoming the second player to be publicly identified under the major leagues' tougher rules. The suspension began with the Rockies' game at Arizona Monday night, the commissioner's office said.

Board files complaints against horse owner

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The California Horse Racing Board filed a complaint Monday against Martin Wygod, the owner of Sweet Catomine, alleging he committed conduct detrimental to horse racing for comments he made about the filly's health before and after the Santa Anita Derby.

Sweet Catomine finished fifth as the even-money favorite in the $750,000 race for 3-year-olds on Saturday. She entered having won five straight races and was considered a top contender for next month's Kentucky Derby.

Wygod said afterward that he had been 50-50 to scratch the filly, but he was reluctant to do so because Santa Anita had focused the race's publicity campaign around her. He decided the day before the Derby to run her.

He said Sweet Catomine's final workout April 3 was too fast and she bled. Then, she went into heat three days before the race and was treated with medication.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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