SPORTS DIGEST | YSU’S Wolford to speak at FCA banquet

YSU’S Wolford to speak at FCA banquet


The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have a special guest at its annual banquet.

This year’s FCA Spring Banquet will feature Youngstown State head football coach Eric Wolford and his wife Melinda as guest speakers.

The banquet will be held on Sunday, April 10th at the Georgetown Banquet Center in Boardman. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. For reservations call 330-965-9217.

Trumbull County Hall of Famers to meet


The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame will meet on Wednesday, March 16th at Cleats Club Seat Grill.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the guest speaker will be Mahoning Valley Scrappers General Manager Jordan Taylor.

Members are reminded to bring a friend. All interested sports fans are welcome to attend and join For information, please call 330-856-6219 or 330-637-6910.

Ingalls honored by Horizon League


Junior Jordan Ingalls was named the Horizon League Softball Player of the Week for the week of March 14, the league announced on Monday.

Ingalls led Youngstown State (9-5) to a 4-2 mark last week, as the Penguins swept a doubleheader from South Carolina State before wins over Savannah State and Manhattan. In six games, the junior went 9-for-18 with four doubles, two triples and a home run, adding 10 RBI to her haul.

Fitch to send 20 athletes to track meet


The Austintown Fitch High track and field team will send 20 athletes to the Division I indoor state championships March 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Akron University’s Stile Field House.

Among those attending, 14 girls and six boys will be competing in seven individual events and five relays. For the boys team, Waylan Andrews, Jay Jakovina and Jelani Davis have qualified in individual events along with the 4x200m relay.

For the girls, Ali Tolich, Jen Shiley, Makayla Martin, Paige Henley and Gabby Figueroa have qualified in individual events along with the 4x200m relay, 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.

Judge grants media access to Bonds case


A judge has granted the media access to detailed questionnaires that prospective jurors fill out before testimony begins in the upcoming Barry Bonds perjury trial.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston on Monday granted media requests about the questionnaires, which assist the judge and lawyers in seating a jury.

But Illston will keep the jurors’ names confidential until the end of the trial, saying she’s concerned the media and public will attempt to interact with jurors if their names are disclosed. Any such communication could cause a mistrial. The trial is set to begin March 21 and is expected to last at least two weeks.

The former San Francisco Giants star is accused of lying to a grand jury in 2003 when he said he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.

Lysacek wins 2010 Sullivan Award


Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek won the 2010 Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.

Lysacek also won the USOC Sportsman of the Year award earlier this year.

The other Sullivan finalists were water skier Regina Jacquess, University of Nevada basketball player Tahnee Robinson, University of Arkansas football player DJ Williams and baton twirler Karrissa Wimberley of the University of Georgia.

The Sullivan Award has been handed out since 1930 to the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete of the year based on athletic accomplishments, leadership skills, character and sportsmanship.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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