Youngstown State golf
Members of the Youngstown State men’s golf team have been having strong summers on the links.
At the New York State Amateur which concluded on Thursday, Bill Gaffney placed 27th out of 148 golfers.
Gaffney carded a four-round total of 305 at the Schuyler Meadows Club in the 91st New York State Men’s Amateur Championship.
He carded rounds of 71, 78, 78 and 78 in the tournament.
The final 44 golfers played 36 holes on the final day.
At the Ohio Amateur Championships, D.J. Holub and Bryan Yeo both tied for 31st with a 222 out of 144 golfers.
Holub had rounds of 77, 71, 74 while Yeo posted scores of 76, 70, 76 at Brookside Country Club earlier this month.
Poland football tickets
The Poland High School Athletic Department will be selling football tickets.
On Aug. 12-16 current reserved season ticket holders may pick up their tickets and parking passes in the athletic office from 9-noon and 1-3.
To become a reserved season ticket holder purchase tickets from Aug. 19-29 from 9-noon and 1-3.
Also, starting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 26 the athletic office will be selling general admission tickets to the Aug. 29 season opener against Marlington at Poland High.
Tickets to the Marlington game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts.
For details call 330-757-7021.
Motorcycle bike run
The Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades will hold its third annual Motorcycle bike run on August 4 to benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Operating Engineers Local 66, 291 McClurg Road in Boardman.
The first bike out will be at 11 a.m.
Cup skipper tries stand up paddleboarding
Always up for a challenge, America’s Cup champion Jimmy Spithill will trade the thrill of speeding across the waves of San Francisco Bay aboard his high-performance catamaran for the hard work of paddling from one Hawaiian island to another.
It’ll be just Spithill and his board — and 32 miles of open water — in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Australian definitely will have to downshift from the catamaran, which can sail faster than 50 mph, to paddling at 4 to 5 mph.
Spithill jokes that he won’t have the help of the big grinders who turn the winches on the America’s Cup boats but is eager to push himself.
Tyson Gay tested positive at US nationals
Sprinter Tyson Gay failed more than one drug test this year, recording one of his positives at the U.S. championships in June, where he won the 100 and 200 meters, The Associated Press learned on Friday.
Earlier this month, Gay revealed he had tested positive in an out-of-competition test he took May 16.
Three people familiar with the case told the AP that Gay had multiple positives this year. One of those people said one positive came at nationals and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has notified him of that result.
Martino inks contract as Barca’s new coach
Barcelona announces Argentine coach Gerardo Martin will take over for Tito Vilanova, who stepped down last week to proceed with a cancer treatment.
The 50-year-old Martino, who has never coached in Europe before, signed a two-year deal.
Martino said that he would tweak the team he has inherited, looking to improve on something that was already working well.
Martino will travel later Friday to Oslo, Norway, where Barcelona is getting ready to play a friendly against Valerenga today. The Spanish league begins Aug. 17-18.
Vindicator staff/wire reports