Harding’s Gattison chooses YSU
Warren Harding High graduate Dalyn Gattison will continue his track career at Youngstown State.
Gattison helped the Raiders place 11th in the 4x100-meter relay at this year’s Division I state meet.
At the regional meet, Gattison placed 12th in the 100 and helped the Raiders place seventh in the 4x200. He also ran the 200, placing fourth in the district in that event.
Little b championship postponed again
For the third straight day, the Little b championship game between Astro Falcons and Ohio Glaciers was postponed by weather.
Monday, the Falcons and Glaciers had one out in the second inning when the game was called for lightning.
Tuesday, the Falcons had a 6-4 lead with one out in the seventh inning when the game was called because of lightning.
Wednesday, the game was postponed about two hours before its 8 p.m. start. It will be completed after the NABF Tournament that opens today at Cene Park.
Scrappers rained out
The New York-Penn League game between Tri-City and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday was rained out.
The teams will play two seven-inning games tonight at Eastwood Field beginning at 6:05 p.m.
The Canfield High School Soccer Boosters have their Cardinal Classic Soccer Tournament on Saturday.
There are 50 teams participating in the boys’ and girls’ divisions including Canfield, Poland, Warren G. Harding, Niles, Crestview, Austintown Fitch, Salem, Badger, Warren JFK, Howland, Lakeview, East Liverpool, Boardman and Alliance.
The all-day event will be held in the stadium and on four other fields on the high school grounds and will start at 7:20 a.m.
Weather shortens Ohio Amateur to 54 holes
The leader never even showed up at the course.
Corey Richmond, who posted an 8-under 63 before the heavy stuff came down in Tuesday’s first round, maintained a three-shot lead without having to leave his hotel on Wednesday while others battled the elements in the 107th Ohio Amateur.
With the threat of heavy rains, rumbling thunder, crackling lightning and dangerous weather peppering Brookside Country Club, tournament officials finally conceded to Mother Nature and shortened the tournament from 72 to 54 holes.
The OGA suspended play early in Wednesday’s second round.
Matt Stafford gets $53 million extension
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford celebrated his three-year, $53-million contract extension Wednesday the best way he knew how - with a run on the treadmill and a round of golf.
That Stafford snuck a workout in on the same day he inked a deal to make him one of the 10 highest-paid players in the NFL came as little surprise to those who know him best.
Most mornings this off-season, before, during and after the Lions’ formal program, Stafford was at team headquarters, in the weight room, watching film or wooing a free agent.
Maiava charged with assault at Maui bar
Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders.
Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, said Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim.
They’re accused of beating up two men, ages 27 and 28, at Life’s a Beach in Kihei on March 17.
Vindicator staff/wire reports