Boardman’s Jones headed to Cincinnati

Boardman’s Jones headed to Cincinnati


Boardman High School graduate Nathan Jones will continue his track career at the University of Cincinnati this fall, majoring in information technology.

Jones was a two-time state qualifier in the 100-meter dash, including this year’s Division I state meet, where he placed 13th. Jones also placed 20th in the 100 dash at this year’s New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

The current Boardman High 100-meter record holder, Jones also was two-time champ in the 100 at the Mahoning County, District, and Federal League meets.

Football rules meeting at Fitch on Wednesday


Austintown Fitch High will hold a football rules interpretation meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

For details, call John Mang at 330-502-6665.

Local fight judge works 81st world title bout


Tom Miller of Mineral Ridge was a judge this past weekend for the WBO Bamtamweight championship of the world at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino.

Challenger Tomoki Kameda (28-0, 18 KO’s) of Japan upset champion Paulas Abunda (20-1) of Nabimia.

It was Miller’s 81st world title bout and 105th title bout judged overall.

His next assignment is the WBO Judges convention in Budapest, Hugary on Aug. 26.

Youngstown driver Carothers triumphs


Winners Saturday in Sharon Speedway’s Steel Valley Thunder racing program were Rex King Jr. of Bristolville in the Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds; Will Thomas III of Sharpsville, Pa., in the Barris Supply RUSH Late Models; Steve Dixon of Smethport, Pa., in the Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds; Brian Carothers of Youngstown in the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars; Jeremy Double in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Bill Fuchs of Greenville, Pa., in the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks.

Carothers led all 15 laps in his victory and became the seventh different winner in 12 Stock Car events this season.

This Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night with FREE general admission featuring the weekly six divisions in a Steel Valley Thunder program. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Obama honors players from Negro Leagues


President Barack Obama is honoring former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with white players in professional baseball.

The White House says Obama invited about a dozen players to the White House on Monday to mark their contributions to American history, civil rights and athletics. The players competed for teams like the Philadelphia Stars, New York Black Yankees, Indianapolis Clowns and Boston Blues.

The Negro Leagues thrived in the early part of the 20th century. Its decline started after Jackie Robinson in 1947 became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in modern times, clearing the way for other black players to compete in the major leagues. The league disbanded a few years later.

Yankees place Jeter on disabled list again


The New York Yankees put shortstop Derek Jeter back on the disabled list Monday in the latest setback in an injury-filled season for the captain. Jeter is out with a strained right calf. The 39-year-old Jeter did not play Saturday or Sunday at San Diego. He appeared to take an awkward step while making a play in Friday night’s 7-2 loss. He also had an awkward slide into third base.

A 13-time All-Star, Jeter is hitting .211 (4 for 19) with one home run and two RBIs. Jeter returned to the lineup last week and homered on the first pitch he saw from Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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