Mill Creek Golf Course closed for the season
The Mill Creek Golf Course is now closed for the season.
The pro shop will remain open for holiday shopping Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The course will reopen in the spring when weather permits.
Reporting prep results
The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report winter prep results by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (330-747-6712).
Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred.
Georgetown advances to NCAA soccer final
Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez blocked Helge Leikvang’s shot in the final round of a shootout, lifting the Hoyas over Maryland 4-3 on penalty kicks Friday night following a 4-4 tie in the NCAA soccer semifinals.
Georgetown (20-3-2) beat Maryland (20-2-2) for the first time in 29 tries and will play Indiana (15-5-3) in Sunday’s final.
In the other semi, Indiana blanked Creighton, 1-0.
Maryland scored twice in a 31/2-minute span late in the second half to tie it at 4.
Former IndyCar CEO named head of RFD-TV
Randy Bernard is returning to his roots after three years with IndyCar, accepting a job as CEO of cable channel RFD-TV.
Rural Media Group announced the hiring Friday, and Bernard was already in Las Vegas taking meetings at the National Rodeo Finals. He spent 15 years with the Professional Bull Riders organization before joining IndyCar as CEO in 2010.
His time with IndyCar came to an end Oct. 28 when he was voted out in an emergency meeting of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors. His ouster was characterized as a “mutual separation” and IndyCar management has never given a solid explanation as to why fan favorite Bernard was fired.
ND basketball coaches go barefoot for charity
A former North Dakota college student who started a charity to provide shoes for poor children has returned to watch two basketball coaches work barefoot.
Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme is a native of Nigeria who came to the United States on a basketball scholarship at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.
Ohonme is the founder of Samaritan’s Feet, which has helped 5 million children in 65 countries obtain shoes. Thousands of basketball coaches at all levels have promoted the cause by managing games without shoes.
North Dakota State’s Saul Phillips and North Dakota’s Brian Jones will ditch their shoes this weekend when they coach the rivalry game in Fargo.
Cinnamon Beach wins Big A feature race
Cinnamon Beach surged through an opening on the rail and pulled away for a 41/4-length victory over Washington’s Rules on Friday in the $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
A 5-year-old trained by Phillip Scott, Cinnamon Beach snapped a 10-race losing streak with his third win in 24 starts. Irad Ortiz, Jr. was aboard for the 11/8 miles in 1:51.81.
Cinnamon Beach paid $17.20, $6.40 and $4.50.
Pair capture World Cup biathlon sprints
German biathlete Andreas Birnbacher shot flawlessly Friday to win a men’s World Cup 10-kilometer sprint.
Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint, finishing in 22 minutes, 24.7 seconds to beat Kaisa Makarainen of Finland by 4.7 seconds. Tora Berger of Norway third and leads the overall standings.
Birnbacher finished the Pillerseetal course in 25 minutes, 31.1 seconds, 0.4 seconds ahead of defending overall champion Martin Fourcade of France. Jakov Fak of Slovenia was 13.7 seconds back in third.
Vindicator staff/wire reports