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Published: Thu, August 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

Carr headlinesfive-bout card

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Michael Carr of Pittsburgh, a recently crowned IBC cruiserweight champion who is managed by Pat Nelson of Youngstown, will headline a five bout professional boxing card promoted by Iron City Pro Boxing Saturday at The Boardwalk.

Carr (14-1-2, 8 knockouts) will be in a six-round main event against Akron's Deandre McCole a veteran of 20 pro fights.

Two other Youngstown area fighters will also be on the card -- McDonald's Adam Smith (4-6-1, 1 KO) is in a heavyweight six-rounder with Ricardo Carter (5-0, 3 KOs) from Pittsburgh, and Liberty heavyweight Brandon Winner (0-2) will be in a four-rounder with Billy Busic from Pittsburgh, who is making his pro debut.

Bennett, Rohaleyclaim firsts

COLUMBIANA -- Daniel Bennett shot 158 for first place in the boys 16-18 year old division in the two day junior golf tournament at Copeland Hills golf course.

Haley Rohaley won the girls 16-18 bracket with a 174.

Matt Lattanzio carded 194 to win the boys 13-15 division and Lauren Erdel was first in girls 13-15 with 234.

The boys and girls 7-9 divisions played nine holes with Nathan Gerafalo and Marianna Pikunas shooting 73 and 91, respectively.

Jason Dickey fired 75 to take the boys 10-12 division and Brittany Schneider carded 104 to place first in girls 10-12.

Seth Hammond and Brittany Coblentz played three holes (two rounds) to captured the Pee Wee divisions as they post 38 and 40, respectively.

College footballroundup

*TWINSBURG -- Mount Union was picked on Wednesday by the Ohio Conference coaches and media to win the league title again this fall.

The Purple Raiders received 33 of a possible 34 first-place votes (Capital got the other one) in voting by reporters, with nine of the 10 OAC coaches voting for them (coach Larry Kehres cast his ballot for Ohio Northern).

Ohio Northern was second and Capital third in both of the polls.

The Purple Raiders return five All-OAC players, including offensive lineman Tom Manning (Ursuline), defensive lineman Jesse Wells, defensive back Ross Watson (Fitch), linebacker Mike Gibbons and defensive end Justen Stickley.

*PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Washington & amp; Jefferson was selected to repeat as champion of the Presidents' Athletic Conference in the preseason poll.

The Presidents earned 30 of 36 first-place votes to lead the poll, followed by Thiel, Waynesburg, Westminster, Thomas More, Grove City and Bethany.

W & amp;J posted a perfect 10-0 regular season record in 2004 and posted a pair of NCAA Division III playoff wins over Bridgewater and Christopher Newport.

REGION

Moss holds onto win Ohio Open

AURORA -- Rob Moss of Elyria posted a 2-under par 70 Wednesday to win the Ohio Open championship for the third time.

Moss, who also won the title in 1999 and 2001, finished two strokes ahead of Eric Frishette of Groveport, who shot a 71 during the final round at Barrington Golf Club.

Moss set the course record at Barrington with an 8-under 64 on Tuesday to take a one-shot lead into the final round. He finished the 54-hole tournament at 13-under 209.

Defending champion Bob Sowards of Dublin carded a 68 in the final round to take third, three strokes behind Moss. Ted Smith of Westlake claimed the top amateur spot, finishing with a 68 to grab fourth.

Moss won $10,000 for the victory.

NATION

Ziegler, Keller win U.S. titles in 800 free

IRVINE, Calif. -- Teenager Kate Ziegler and veteran Klete Keller won the 800-meter freestyle races Wednesday on the opening night of the U.S. Summer Nationals.

Ziegler led wire-to-wire and won in 8 minutes, 31.11 seconds.

Keller took the lead at 500 meters and cruised home in 7:56.66.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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