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Published: Thu, April 28, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Canfield football

CANFIELD -- Canfield High senior quarterback Jamie McNally will continue his football career at Hobart College in New York and senior wideout Jordan Ferns will attend the College of Wooster.

McNally earned first team All-Metro Athletic Conference honors and was first team all-district and special mention All-Ohio. He threw for 1,136 yards and 12 TDs last season and ran for 263 yards and four TDs. He finished his career as the third-leading passer in Canfield history. He is the son of Linda McNally and the late Judge James McNally.

Ferns, the son of Don and Amy Ferns, was a first team all-league and all-district selection and was second team All-Ohio. He set Canfield single-season records for receiving yards (830), TDs (10) and yards per catch (23.7) last fall.

Scrappers' camp

NILES -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have announced their first Big Buddy Game July 30 at 1:05 p.m. against Auburn (N.Y.)

The Big Buddy program gives opportunities to thousands of disadvantaged or disabled youth and adults to attend a pro sports event.

Area businesses and organizations can make charitable cash donations that will go toward the purchase of tickets for organizations and the individuals they serve.

For information contact the Scrappers Ticket Department at (330) 505-000.

Correction

CHESTER, W. Va. -- The card for tonight's boxing show at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort has been revised.

The six-bout card will begin with a four-round junior welterweight fight between Rob Strauss (3-2) of Bridgeville, Pa., and Don Shrock (0-1) of Columbus, Ind.

The second fight will feature Austintown's Chris Koval (20-2) against Jason Waller (27-26-4) of Stafford, Va. In Tuesday's editions, Waller's age was incorrectly identified as 57. This fight is a six-round heavyweight match.

In a 12-round bout for the NABO cruiserweight belt, Rayco Saunders (14-4-1) of Pittsburgh will take on Dan "Hardway" Harvison (11-0) of McKeesport, Pa.

Next, Monty Meza-Clay (14-0) of Pittsburgh will fight James Baker (13-6-3) of Washington, D.C., in a 10-round junior lightweight battle for the IBC America's belt.

Then, for the NABO junior welterweight title, George "Da Butcha" Klinesmith (20-8-3) of Bloomingdale, will fight Joe Wyatt (19-0) of Pittsburgh.

The final bout, for the IBC America's and West Virginia featherweight belts, Verquan "The Show" Kimbrough (10-0-1) of Aliquippa, Pa., will take on Chad Wright (11-4) of Galion.

REGION

Indians' Shuey retires

CLEVELAND -- Reliever Paul Shuey retired Wednesday, ending his comeback with Cleveland Indians.

The 34-year-old Shuey, who missed last season for Los Angeles because of injuries, decided to call it quits after making an appearance for Double-A Akron on Monday. Shuey signed a minor league contract with the Indians in January.

Shuey pitched for Cleveland from 1994-2002, and was one of the top right-handed setup men in the AL. The No. 2 overall pick in the 1992 draft, Shuey went 45-27 in 451 career outings.

The Indians traded him in July 2002 to the Dodgers for three pitchers.

Brown visits Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- Former Pro Bowl linebacker Chad Brown, looking for a new team after being released last week by the Seattle Seahawks, visited Wednesday with his old team, the Steelers.

Brown played in Pittsburgh from 1993-96 before spending eight seasons in Seattle, but was cut after the Seahawks asked him to cut his base salary from $4.2 million to $1 million. When he didn't, the Seahawks signed linebacker Jamie Sharper to a $17.5 million, six-year deal.

The Steelers wouldn't seem to have the salary cap room to sign the 34-year-old Brown for even the $1 million figure he rejected in Seattle, but he still wanted to meet with them.

Muskingum softball coach sets record

NEW CONCORD -- Muskingum softball coach Donna Newberry earned her 722nd career victory Wednesday, setting the NCAA Division III record for wins in her sport.

Newberry, in her 31st season as the Muskies' coach, got the record with an 8-3 win over Otterbein in the second game of a doubleheader.

She passes June Walker, who won 721 games from 1974-95 as softball coach at the College of New Jersey.

NATION

Pistons fans charged

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- A Detroit Pistons fan was charged Wednesday with throwing an object onto the court after Philadelphia's Allen Iverson was struck with a coin during a playoff game.

Iverson was hit Tuesday night during the Pistons' 99-84 victory while he sat on the 76ers' bench with about two minutes remaining in the game.

Staff/wire reports




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