57 athletes makespring honor roll
YOUNGSTOWN -- Fifty-seven Youngstown State student-athletes have been named to the Horizon League' Spring Academic Honor Roll, the league released on Tuesday.
To be named to the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must participate in a league sport, have completed three semesters at the same institution and have a cumulative grade-point average above 3.25.
The YSU student-athletes who made the spring honor roll are: Gina Abruzzino (women's golf), Rebecca Bertuzzi (swimming), Danielle Blagg (swimming), Megan Blazek (swimming), Brian Boone (baseball), Megan Bricker (softball), Lacy Bronson (softball), Brandon Caipen (baseball), Erin Carter (swimming), Billy Clapper (men's basketball), Lindsey Cobey (track and field), Jeanna Cunningham (track and field), Lisa Davies (cross country/track and field), Jarrod Davis (track and field), Carmen DiPenti (men's golf), Jeff Dolphin (men's golf), Crystal Duncan (volleyball), Jordan Dunn (swimming), Abby Ettenhofer (volleyball), Barb Fabianova (women's basketball), Kristy Gaudiose (women's basketball), Matt Gnacinski (baseball), Lindsey Hill (track and field), Nkechi Hooper, (track and field), Leslie Johnson, (track and field), Catherine Krupko (cross country/track and field), Hannah Lawther (soccer), Maddie Lawther (soccer), Cari Leslie (volleyball), Kalyn Leveto (diving), Kevin Libeg (baseball), Lori Lyman (volleyball), Katie Malys (swimming), Dave Mealy (cross country/track and field), Brian Meek (men's tennis), Kelly Murphy (softball), Nicole Muzechuk (women's tennis), Karen Najbert (women's tennis), Josh Page (baseball), Larissa Papach (track and field), Angie Pasquinelli (volleyball), Maura Patton (soccer), Gina Peretti (women's tennis), Jen Perugini (women's basketball), Jeremy Riehm (cross country/track and field), Ashlee Russo (women's basketball), Emily Schnitkey (cross country/track and field), Bonnie Sherman (women's golf), Nick Smith (cross country/track and field), Jeff Solt (baseball), Melissa Tarrant (women's basketball), Mike Turjanica (baseball), Andrew Weizer (track and field), Josh Wells (baseball), Katy Williams (track and field), Jessica Yarter (soccer) and Josh Zarlenga (men's golf).
Italian Festoffers bocce
CANFIELD -- The 2005 Greater Youngstown Italian Fest will hold a Bocce Tournament during this year's festival, which runs from July 29-31 at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
The tournament will have a double-elimination format and will offer cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. There will be a fee of $50 for each 4-person team. For more information, call John Rossetti at (330) 793-9602.
HINKLEY -- Boo Timko of Girard won the boys 12-13 division of the Junior Golf tournament at Hemlock Springs Golf Course.
Timko had nine-hole rounds of 41 and 42 for an 83 to win by two shots. Warren's Robert Reams II finished sixth in the division with a 95.
Stewart to playin Big 33 Classic
YOUNGSTOWN -- Derrick Stewart, a Ursuline High graduate, will compete with the Ohio All Stars in the 48th PNC Big 33 Football Classic at Hersheypark Stadium on July 23 with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
A three-year lettermen for the Irish, Stewart excelled at wide receiver, quarterback, cornerback, safety, punt returner and kick returner during his career.
He accounted for 2,500 all purpose yards and scored 19 touchdowns. Defensively, he had 10 career interceptions and two blocked kicks.
Stewart also served as team captain in his senior year. His outstanding abilities made him a two-time All-Ohio selection and he was named team offensive MVP.
He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to major in sports management.
Pirates' Perezbreaks toe with kick
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates put pitcher Oliver Perez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, two days after he broke his toe while kicking a laundry cart in the clubhouse in St. Louis.
Perez is the second pitcher to be sidelined for an off-the-field fit in recent days. Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers broke a bone in his nonpitching hand when he hit a water cooler after he was pulled from a June 17 game against Washington, and will miss at least his next start.
Perez left Sunday's game against the Cardinals trailing 4-3 after six innings, although the Pirates rallied to win 5-4.
Perez is 6-5 this year, but has struggled with his control. He has a 6.16 ERA and has given up 20 home runs. He allowed just 22 home runs all last season, when he finished 12-10 with a 2.98 ERA.