Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer

Kilpatrick, Bable honored for soccer


Austintown Fitch High soccer standout Ken Kilpatrick and Crestview junior Greg Bable have been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-Region team.

A senior midfielder, Kilpatrick was one of 64 players selected from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Bable is a junior forward for the Rebels.

Thiel’s Barzak voted third team


Thiel volleyball standout Kelly Barzak (Howland) has been voted to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team.

Barzak, an elementary education major with a 3.85 GPA and a six-time member of the Dean’s List, is a four-year letter-winner in volleyball and a four-year letter-winner in basketball. She is a six-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll selection.

In addition to her academic achievements, she is the Student Athletic Advisory Committee President, the Les Lauriers President, her class Vice President, as well as being a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international society in education.

Barzak led the Tomcats in a number of statistical categories, including kills (322), hitting percentage (.327), and total blocks (102). She owns the school record for career kills (1,292) and career blocks (449).

Mount Union hires Stirrett


Nick Stirrett has been named the head men’s soccer coach at the University of Mount Union. Stirrett comes to Mount Union after spending the last seasons at Northern Illinois University as an assistant men’s soccer coach. He worked with All-MAC First Team and All-Great Lakes Region goalkeeper Jordan Godsey.

Stirrett began his coaching career at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2006, spending two seasons with the Engineers.

Diamondback offers simulator


Diamondback Golf Course has a simulator. Holiday-priced sessions are set from Dec. 22-Jan. 2.

For details, contact Mike Murphy at 330-881-6627.

Deer gun season gets extra weekend


Ohio’s deer-gun season returns Saturday and Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.

Hunters can use a legal shotgun, muzzleloader or handgun to pursue white-tailed deer from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset.

The extra weekend days were added in 2006 in response to hunters’ requests for extended weekend hunting hours.

Ohio hunters and birdwatchers are reminded to be aware of one another as they pursue deer and birds on the shared weekend.

Colleen Walker, 56


Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour player who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer. She was 56.

Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2003, and returned to the tour that September. Late last year, cancer resurfaced in her hips and pelvis and spread throughout her body.

Walker played the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 2004.

Greinke picks Dodgers


Zack Greinke showed up alone to a mid-November meeting at Dodger Stadium, asking as many questions as he answered. When he left three hours later, the pitcher thought he may have found his new team while the Los Angeles Dodgers brass knew they had to land the top arm on the open market.

They did, signing Greinke to a $147 million, six-year deal that is the richest for a right-hander in baseball history. The Dodgers beat out Texas and the rival Los Angeles Angels.

Staff/wire reports

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