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Published: Sun, July 8, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m.

LOCAL

Mooney camp

has time change

YOUNGSTOWN —Due to construction on the Cardinal Mooney practice field, students entering grades 4-6 who are participating in the “Camp of Champions” will now train from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

Students entering grades 7-9 will still train from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. both days.

Mooney is installing field turf on its practice field and construction will not be completed until next month, Cardinals coach P.J. Fecko said.

There are still spots available for the camp. The cost is $60 per child. For details, call (330) 788-5007 or e-mail info@cardinalmooney.com.

Baseball Oldtimers

plan golf outing

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers Association will hold its annual golf outing Wednesday at Tanglewood golf course for members only starting at 9 a.m.

More information may be obtained by calling Nick Granitto at 782-6520.

The association’s regular monthly meeting will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Kramer Field.

Spear takes golf

championship

YOUNGSTOWN — Ryan Spear shot 71 to win the age 16-18 championship of the Youngstown Park and Recreation golf tournament contested at Henry Stambaugh golf course.

James Daley carded an 80 to defeat Joe Pikunas in sudden death for the 13-15 title.

Brian Terlesky had a 44 to win the 12-under group, his 10th straight win. He beat a field of 11.

In the girl’s tournament, Katy Collins turned in an 81 to capture the 16-18 crown while the 13-15 division went to Lianna Tucci with an 85.

The 12-under was won by Jacinta Pikunas with a 50.

Miller to judge

boxing title bout

MINERAL RIDGE — Tom Miller of Mineral Ridge will serve as a judge for the upcoming WBO Welterweight World Championship bout between champion Antonio Margarito of Mexico and challenger Paul Williams of the United States, to be held on July 14 in Los Angeles, CA.

The fight will be telecast on HBO.

Earlier this month Miller served as a judge for the WBA Flyweight World Title fight in Tokyo, Japan in which Takefumi Sataka of Japan defeated Roberto Vasquez of Panama.

AREA

Tri-City Speedway

FRANKLIN, Pa. — The BRP⁄Hoosier Race Tires Modified Tour 2007 will sanction the 15th Annual Kodiak Memorial for the Schwab’s Ford DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds July 15 at Tri-City Speedway.

Presented by Atkinson Fire Safety Equipment, the Kodiak Memorial will highlight the five-division show, which will include the 4 Your Car Connection Super Sprints, RPM Auto Sales⁄Shawgo Real Estate E Mods, E.F. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Pro Stocks and Klapec Auto Body Thundercars.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Adult grandstand admission will be $11.

Tri-City Speedway is located 7 miles north of Franklin off state Route 417.

Andrews Cycles

has stunt show

SALEM — The StarBoyz Stunt Show and Street Bile Ride-in will appear at Andrews Cycles on July 14.

The show, which runs noon-5 p.m., will take place at Andrews Cycles, 13134 Salem-Alliance Rd., Salem.

There will be no admission fee, however donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be accepted.

NATION

Webb replaces

Fuentes in star game

NEW YORK — Reigning Cy Young winner Brandon Webb of the Arizona Diamondbacks will replace injured Colorado reliever Brian Fuentes on the NL roster for the All-Star game.

Webb was 8-6 with a 3.27 ERA and tied for the third in the league with 104 strikeouts going into Saturday night’s start at Cincinnati.

The All-Star game will be Tuesday night in San Francisco.

Webb played in his first All-Star game last season, pitching an impressive inning in relief.

He struck out Derek Jeter, retired David Ortiz on a popup and got Alex Rodriguez on a grounder.

The right-hander was among five pitchers who were candidates for the final NL All-Star spot in Internet voting. San Diego’s Chris Young won that balloting.

Fuentes, who has a strained back muscle, won his spot in player voting. Webb was the top vote-getter among NL pitchers on the player ballot who were not chosen.

The left-handed Fuentes is 0-4 with a 4.06 ERA and 20 saves. His injury is expected to sideline him until after the All-Star break.

Fuentes recently lost his job as the Rockies closer after blowing four straight save chances. He said he still plans to make the trip to San Francisco to take part in the festivities.

Jockey Guidry

postpones retirement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jockey Mark Guidry has postponed his retirement for a few months while he waits to begin a second career as a racing official.

Guidry, 48, had planned to retire in August, but will keep riding until November. He is waiting for a school for prospective stewards at the University of Louisville to begin.

“I didn’t want to just be sitting around and not doing anything,” Guidry said. “Whenever I do stop, I want to have something to look forward to, to jump right into.”

Guidry became the 21st jockey to reach 5,000 wins when he rode Chippewa Trail to victory in the first race at Churchill Downs on May 4. He is the 11th leading rider during Churchill Downs’ spring meet, which concludes Sunday.

WORLD

Pam Am Games

bans pitcher, boxer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Jose Jimenez, who threw a no-hitter as a rookie with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999, was one of two Dominican athletes removed from the Pan American Games on Saturday after they tested positive for banned substances.

Jimenez, who had 41 saves for the Colorado Rockies in 2002, last pitched in the majors for the Cleveland Indians in 2004. He finished his career with 110 saves.

Jimenez, who tested positive for anabolic steroids, turned 34 on Saturday.

Boxer Rafael Fernandez Sosa were also banned by the Dominican Republic Olympic committee.

Sosa had elevated levels of testosterone to epitestosterone in samples taken before the country’s athletes traveled to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the games starting next week.

About 5,500 athletes from 42 nations will compete in the July 13-29 Pan American Games in Brazil.

Vindicator staff⁄wire reports


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