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Published: Sat, February 26, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Alumni game

BESSEMER, Pa. -- The National Honor Society at Mohawk High will sponsor a benefit alumni basketball game Saturday at 6 p.m. at the high school.

Admission is $3.

Zanesville manwins bowling event

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Ted Hannahs of Zanesville averaged 229 pins for four games, which included a two-game-set of 258-279-537, to win the fourth Michael "Mickey" Michalojko Memorial Scratch Bowling Tournament at Colonial Lanes.

He had a 31-pin lead after the first game and made 11 out of 12 strikes in the second.

Jeff Germann of Wheeling, W. Va., was runner-up in he field of 88 bowlers. Marco Laurenza of New Castle was third and Joe Bailey of Doylestown was fourth.

Miller of Fitchsigns with Malone

AUSTINTOWN -- J. R. Miller, a two-way starter for the Fitch High football team, will continue his career at Malone College.

A 6 foot, 243-pounder, Miller was an offensive guard-linebacker and captain of the Falcons' team.

He was a first-team selection on the Federal League All-Star squad.

Darnell Boone to fight

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown middleweight Darnell Boone is scheduled for a six-round fight Saturday night against Walid Smichet in Quebec.

Boone (4-0, 2 knockouts) will face a man ranked 68th in the world. Smichet, from Montreal, is 8-1-1 with 6 KOs.

The main event is a 12-round fight between Herman Ngoudjo and Elroy Rojas for the vacant NABF light-welterweight title.

REGION

Parking to increasearound Heinz, PNC

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh sports fans will pay more to park at a garage near Heinz Field and PNC Park next season.

The city's Sports & amp; Exhibition Authority on Thursday unanimously voted to raise parking fees at a garage from $20 to $25 for Steelers' games and from $10 to $12 for Pirates and University of Pittsburgh football games.

NATION/WORLD

Golf roundup

*CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Two-time defending champion Tiger Woods won his 13th consecutive match at the rain-soaked Match Play Championship on Thursday.

Woods coasted to a 4-and-3 victory over Nick Price, as nine of the top 10 seeds advanced to the second round.

Top-seeded Vijay Singh beat Shingo Katayama 4 and 3, Phil Mickelson led by as many as four holes before dispatching short-hitting Loren Roberts 3 and 1, and Retief Goosen went the distance with Stephen Leaney, winning 1-up.

Fifth-seeded Mike Weir was the only loser among the top 10, falling to Kirk Triplett 1-up.

Sergio Garcia, the No. 6 seed, easily beat Alex Cejka 4 and 2, but the remaining top 10 needed at least 18 holes to win. Seventh-ranked Padraig Harrington edged Jeff Maggert 1-up, and No. 9 Davis Love III beat Chris Riley by the same score. No. 8 Stewart Cink ousted Fred Funk 2-up, and 10th-seeded Stuart Appleby went 19 holes to beat Joakim Haeggman.

*TUCSON, Ariz. -- Billy Mayfair, trying to bounce back from the worst of his 16 PGA Tour seasons, and Mario Tiziani, who went to qualifying school 12 times before earning his tour card in December, each shot 9-under-par 63s to share a one-stroke lead at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

*KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Jennifer Rosales shot a 6-under-par 66 for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour's season-opening SBS Open, and 15-year-old Michelle Wie is four shots back after a 70.

Angela Stanford, Lorena Ochoa, Heather Bowie and Sung Ah Yim trail by two strokes after opening 68s.

*GOLD COAST, Australia -- Japanese teenager Ai Miyazato had a course-record tying 9-under 63 for a three-shot lead after one round of the ANZ Ladies Masters.

*CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Steve Bowditch shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the New Zealand PGA tournament.

St. Joe's playerlikely out for season

PHILADELPHIA -- John Chaney's use of a "goon" is going to have a lasting effect on Saint Joseph's.

Hawks senior forward John Bryant could miss the rest of the season after an MRI on Thursday showed he had a broken right arm. Bryant was injured on a hard foul two days earlier by a Temple player who Chaney put in the game for the sole purpose of rough play and hard fouls.

Shaq shouldresume playing soon

MIAMI -- Miami Heat All-Star center Shaquille O'Neal has a mildly sprained left knee and might play Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

An MRI exam confirmed a very mild sprain, the team said Thursday. O'Neal didn't comment to reporters waiting outside the hospital, and is listed as day to day.

He was injured in the first two minutes of Tuesday's game in Chicago when he leaped to catch an alley-oop pass from Dwyane Wade and landed awkwardly atop Bulls forward Othella Harrington. O'Neal stayed on the court for several minutes, clearly in pain.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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