*YOUNGSTOWN -- Bo Cooksey pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as Roth Brothers posted a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh St. John in a first round game of the National Amateur Baseball Federation Major Division Regional tournament Friday at Pemberton-Donnell Park.
Roth Brothers scored the only run in the second inning as Brian Frasco reached first base on an error. He moved to second on a wild pitch and then scored on another error.
*Youngstown Tri County, trailing 6-4 after six innings, rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to post a 7-4 victory over Toledo M.J.C. Painting.
In the seventh, Joe Marzano hit a two-run homer to tie the score for Tri-County. Adam Cox singled, moved to second a fielder's choice and scored on a single by Charles Jaminet for the deciding run.
Brand Chine of Tri-County worked two innings. He allowed only two hits and struck out two to pick up the win in relief.
Paul Kello hit a single and double and Ray Butler a pair of singles for Tri-County.
*Other first round scores were Warren Lone Wolf 10, Akron Portage South 9; Cleveland Mosquitos 12, Roy Hobbs Rangers 6; Canton Pizza Oven 6, Cleveland Steve Sports 5; Buffalo, N.Y. 4, Cleveland Blue Streaks 1.
The double elimination tournament, with 12 teams entered, is being sponsored by the Youngstown Parks and Recreation Department.
*JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Youngstown Metros couldn't hold a 5-1 lead as it lost to Maryland State 6-5 in the All American Amateur Baseball Association (19-20) National Tournament Thursday.
The Metros finished the tournament with a 1-2 record. Brett Parks hit a home run, double, single in four trips to the plate and drove in four runs. Dan Bertolini and Jonathan Habuda added a pair of singles apiece.
McGee and Ossoffamong qualifiers
UNIONTOWN -- Jerry McGee, former PGA Tour and Senior Champions Tour player, and Ted Ossoff, owner-professional of Columbiana Valley Golf Club, were among six qualifiers to the National Senior Club Pro Championship.
McGee (71-72--143) and Ossoff (74-69--143) both shot 1-under par to qualify in the Northern Ohio PGA qualifier at Prestwick Country Club.
The national tournament will be held at Port St. Lucie, Fla. in October.
BOARDMAN -- A pro-am card, consisting of three pro fights and 10 amateur bouts, will take place tonight at the B & amp;B Backstage.
The Jack Loew-Tank DiCioccio show begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30.
The co-features include a middleweight six-rounder. Darnell Boone (4-1-1, 2 knockouts) from Youngstown takes on James North (7-6, 2 KOs) from Weston, W. Va.
A heavyweight four-rounder has Austintown's Chris Koval (21-2, 16 KOs) taking on Pittsburgh's Gary Winmon (25-15, 17 KOs).
The 10 amateur bouts will feature Southside Boxing Club's Chris Hazimihalis, a lightweight from Campbell; featherweight Chuckie Fagan; 165-pounder Rocky Nolfi from Lowellville, and the Salinas brothers -- Juan, Popa and Julian. Kies Smith of Buckeye Elks will also be in action.
Tickets are $25 and $15.
*AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Katie Smith scored 13 points against her former team, and Deanna Nolan had all 12 of her points in the second half to lead the Detroit Shock past the Minnesota Lynx 72-66 in overtime Thursday night.
*WASHINGTON -- Nykesha Sales scored 20 points, leading five Connecticut starters in double-figures, and the Sun beat Washington, 80-65.
*SAN ANTONIO -- Tamika Catchings shrugged off a slow start and finished with 11 points, leading Indiana past San Antonio, 57-55.
Gatlin wins again
HELSINKI, Finland -- The Americans are taking Helsinki by storm, and Justin Gatlin is leading the way.
Gatlin joined Maurice Greene as the only athletes to sweep the 100 and 200 at the world track and field championships. The 23-year-old sprinter, who outran kids racing him on bicycles as a child on the streets of Brooklyn, led an unprecedented 1-2-3-4 U.S. finish in the 200 meters on a damp, chilly Thursday night.
Memmel in lead
INDIANAPOLIS -- A foot injury kept Chellsie Memmel out of last year's Olympics. Now that she's healthy again, she's looking more like the girl who hauled in all that gold in 2003.
The double gold medalist at the 2003 world championships outperformed pre-meet favorite Nastia Liukin, finishing first in Thursday night's preliminaries at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships.
Vindicator staff/wire reports