Horizon League honor for Brandi Brown

Horizon League honor for Brandi Brown


Youngstown State senior women’s basketball player Brandi Brown has been named the player of the week in the Horizon League by CollegeSportsMadness.com.

Brown has been the College Sports Madness player of the week in the Horizon League in each of the first three weeks of the season. She was also the website’s High-Major National player of the week on Nov. 19.

Brown scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Penguins’ 76-56 win at Miami (Ohio) on Sunday.

The forward made all three of her field goal attempts and all five of her free-throw attempts in the second half as YSU outscored the RedHawks 51-31 in the period.

Barzak hits mark


Senior forward Kelly Barzak, a graduate of Howland High School, scored 20 points for the Thiel College women’s basketball team Sunday in a 62-57 loss to Hiram.

Her fourth point of the game, scored with 11 minutes to go in first half, was her 1,000th in her career.

With the basket she became just the 12th Tomcat to ever score 1,000 points in a career.

Barzak added six rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Hole in one

Maurice Cousins used an 8-iron to shoot a hole in one on the 134-yard No. 16 at Pine Lakes Golf Club.

Witnesses were Skeeter Harrison, Rob Byrd and Reverend Clarence Glenn.

Brad Smith joins the Insightful Player Æteam

Nashua, NH

Insightful Player Æ has added one more high-integrity player to its roster of positive role models for children as Buffalo Bills wide receiver Brad Smith has become a member of the Insightful Player team.

Smith is a graduate of Chaney High School.

Insightful Player Æ, a bold movement of hope that features inspiring stories and programs about great NFL role models to inspire youth is now featuring Smith’s story on the Insightful Player website http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com/2012/11/17/brad-smith.

An Insightful Player Æ is a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player.

Berton shoots ace


Ron Berton of Austintown used a 7-wood to shoot a hole in one on the 134-yard No. 11 at the Kennsington Golf Club.

It was witnessed by Rick Best, Brian Komsa and Bill Cene.

Reporting prep results

The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report winter prep results by email (sports@vindy.com) or fax (330-747-6712).

Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred.

IOC to hold hearings on positive doping cases


The IOC will hold hearings next month for the athletes whose doping samples came back positive in retests from the 2004 Athens Olympics.

IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist tells The Associated Press that disciplinary hearings will determine whether the athletes should be disqualified and stripped of any medals. Five samples came back positive this year when the IOC retested about 100 Athens samples.

Calgary mayor to honor Grey Cup bet

CALGARY, Alberta

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he’ll honor a Grey Cup wager even though his Toronto counterpart has been ordered out of office.

A judge ruled Monday that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violated the city’s conflict of interest rules.

But Nenshi says “a bet is a bet is a bet,” so he plans to wear an Argos jersey at a city council meeting Tuesday. He will also donate about $650 to the Toronto Food Bank.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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