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Published: Sat, September 2, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Soccer

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jordan Gapczynski came off the bench to score the game's only goal in Youngstown State's 1-0 win over Canisius Friday. Keeley Rice had the assist on Gapczynski's goal.

Caitlin Bodzioney had 11 saves for the Penguins (1-2).

STEELHOUNDS

Center John Wheaton signed to 1-year deal

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown SteelHounds signed center John Wheaton to a one-year deal for the 2006-07 season.

"John is coming off an outstanding rookie season in the Elite League in Great Britain," said SteelHounds general manager Joe Gregory.

Wheaton, 22, played with the Basingstoke Bison. He was fifth on the team with 29 points and 15 goals and led the team with 56 games played.

He is a native of Cambridge, Ontario.

LOCAL

Kiez Smith winswith KO in 2nd

PITTSBURGH -- Junior middleweight boxer Kiez Smith of Boardman defeated Dave Falcone of Pittsburgh with a second-round knockout Thursday at Saddlefield.

Smith (7-2, 2 KOs) fights for Buckeye Elks and is trained by John Hobart and Nick Marsh. Falcone is 5-4.

Prep roundup

*NEWTON FALLS -- Andrew Watson's goal with 12 minutes remaining left snapped a 2-2 tie and gave Newton Falls a 3-2 win over Liberty in boys soccer Thursday. Payson Cowie had the other two goals for the Tigers (2-1-1, 1-0 Trumbull Athletic Conference), while Bob Cislip and Mike Layshock each had one assist. Newton Falls goalie Kurt Ellis registered six saves. Ryan Karson had two goals for Liberty (0-3, 0-1).

*NORTH CANTON -- Courtney Gratz scored for Boardman (1-1-1) in a 2-1 loss to North Canton Hoover in a Federal League girls soccer game. Lani Vlad had four saves for Boardman. Jackie Nicodemo scored two goals for Hoover.

*CANFIELD -- Kalie Luklan had 22 points and 10 aces to lead Canfield to a 25-3, 25-7, 25-5 victory over Campbell Memorial Thursday. Kelsey Owen had 10 kills for the Cardinals, while Katie Williams had five assists.

NATION

NFL roundup

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Two days after being re-signed by Philadelphia, A.J. Feeley led the Eagles on three straight scoring drives, but his teammates couldn't hold the lead in a 20-17 loss to the New York Jets at rain-soaked Giants Stadium.

*INDIANAPOLIS -- Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson got nine plays to show Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison what they had learned. They hooked up for three completions and Rudi Johnson ran for 45 yards before the Bengals pulled their starters in a 20-3 win over the Colts' backups.

*GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rookie quarterback Vince Young showed poise in his first preseason start, consistently turning third downs into first downs in Tennessee's 35-21 victory over Green Bay.

Golf roundup

*NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods got up-and-down from 90 feet for a birdie on the par-5 18th hole Friday, giving him a 5-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. It was the 10th time in his last 16 rounds he has been atop the leaderboard.

Aaron Baddeley, playing in the same group as Woods, stayed with him most of the day until having to lay up on the 18th. He made par for a 67, joining Bob May, Justin Rose, Joe Ogilvie and Australian rookie Nathan Green.

*SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Cristie Kerr grabbed a share of the lead, and Annika Sorenstam stayed in contention at the State Farm Classic.

Kerr shot an 8-under par 64 and was tied with Maria Hjorth at 12 under, one stroke ahead of Il Mi Chung, who had a 66, after the second round at The Rail Golf Club.

Lorena Ochoa (70) was five shots off the lead, with Sorenstam (68) at 6 under.

*PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- D.A. Weibring shot an 8-under par 64 and held a two-stroke lead over Tom Purtzer and Jay Haas at the Wal-Mart First Tee Open.

WNBA finals

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Deanna Nolan scored 21 points and Katie Smith scored all 16 of her points in the second half to help the Detroit Shock even the WNBA finals at a game apiece with 73-63 win over the Sacramento Monarchs Friday night.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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