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Published: Tue, March 7, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


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Baseball
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Wofford College came from behind for the third straight game to knock off Youngstown State, 5-3, Sunday.
The Terriers (10-6) completed the three-game sweep while the Penguins (0-6) have given up leads in five games.
Bradford Eaves hit a two-run double and a solo homer to lead the Terriers while seven different Penguins recorded a hit.
Reid McElveen threw 51/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.
Brian Boone was charged with the loss after surrendering one run in three innings of relief.
YSU got a run across in each of the first three innings to go up 3-1.
The Penguins had three of their seven hits in the first inning and took a 1-0 lead when Erich Diedrich singled home Justin Banks.
Wofford tied the score in the first on three walks and an error.
Charles Schultz brought in Dustin Thomas on an infield single in the second, and Lou Gattozzi scored Brian Dill on a sacrifice fly in the third to make the score 3-1, but the Penguins left the bases loaded in both innings and only recorded one hit in the final six innings.
The Terriers tied the score on Eaves' two-run double in the fourth and took the lead in the seventh on his homer. Wofford then got an insurance run on an RBI groundout in the eighth.
The Penguins play a doubleheader at Austin Peay Saturday.
LOCAL
All-Americans
WESTMONT, Ill. -- Two area football players were named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association All-American team.
Jim Raley (6-foot-3, 285 pounds), a junior center for Geneva College from Crestview High, was selected to the first team.
Jon DeJulio (6-2, 170), a senior wide receiver for Greenville (Ill.) College from Hubbard High, was named honorable mention.
Raley also was chosen to the All-Mid-States Football Association Mideast League second team and to the MSFA All-Academic team.
DeJulio, in addition, was picked to the Illini-Badger Football Conference second team.
Bowling roundup
*NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Mike Chontos of Monongahela won the fifth Michael "Mickey" Michalojko Memorial Scratch Bowling Tournament at Colonial Lanes.
Rounding out the final four from a field of 125 bowlers was runner-up Larry Verble of Greenville, Youngstown's Dan Guerrieri and Tom Lovely of Pittsburgh.
After the first game of the final four two-game match, only 11 points separated the four bowlers.
To capture the title, Chontos was able to hit key shots down the stretch and ward off a late charge by Lovely and consistent bowling by Guerrieri and Verble.
*AUSTINTOWN -- The 14th Youngstown Women's Bowling Association senior tournament will be March 25-26 at Wedgewood Lanes.
The event will consist of five divisions.
Forms are available at area centers.
Entry fee of $15 should be made payable to: Youngstown Women's Senior Tournament and mailed to B. Kana, 2936 Eddie Street, Youngstown 44509 before March 17.
Sciarra Siding and Earl Winner Agency are co-sponsors.
Each division winner will receive a paid entry into next year's senior tournament.
*McDONALD -- Tickets are on sale for the McDonald High School girls basketball team's regional game with Bedford Chanel at Massillon Perry High School at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets are on sale at the McDonald athletic director's office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday. Tickets cost $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
BOARDMAN -- The Lil' Phantoms Tournament completed its round robin stage after three tightly contested games at The Ice Zone.
In the opener, the Penguins and Leafs skated to a 7-7 tie.
Stan Miketa scored a hat trick and added an assist to lead the Pens, who also received goals from Spencer Price, Jared Vanasdale, Nick Stanko and Dylan Williams. Stanko added two assists as did Eli Rafidi.
Contributing one assist were Vanasdale, Williams, Tyler Ausnehmer and Michael Sajnovsky.
For the Leafs, Phillip Monrean recorded five points with a hat trick of his own and two assists. David Cooper scored twice and assisted on another, Mark Boniface scored once and assisted twice, and P.J. Denney also scored. Other Leafs assists went to Mark Cooper (2) and Johnny Perry.
The second game saw the Red Wings stay unbeaten and slip past the Blue Jackets 2-1 in a closer checking affair. Dalton Maurer and Nicky Ballone scored for the Wings, while Stephen Ferko was credited with an assist. Morgan Rodney had the lone Jackets goal.
In the finale, both the Leafs and Red Wings defenses shared the spotlight in a penalty filled, 0-0 tie. Goaltenders Andy Swansiger and Dylan Williams were tested and came up big when needed to earn the double shutout.
Action continues this weekend with the Lil' Phantom Tournament champion being crowned this Sunday at the Ice Zone.
Vindicator staff/wire report


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