Point Park Univ. to play in national tournament
The Point Park Univ. golf team won the Kentucky Athletic Conf. tournament and will compete in the NAIA championship.
On the squad are James Daley, a graduate of Ursuline High, and Austin Elder (Howland High).
Elder finished third in the tournament.
They are coached by Gabe Bubon, a Warren Harding graduate.
The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet at the Kramer Field Clubhouse on Bears Den Road on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Matthias Tayala wins hammer throw
Sophomore Matthias Tayala, a graduate of McDonald High, won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 205 feet even on the opening day of the Campbell/Wright Invitational.
He is a member of the Kent State track team.
The javelin, shot put and discus will kick off the field events today.
Boo Timko earns all-Big Ten golf honors
Sophomore Boo Timko of the Ohio State men’s golf team finished fourth in the Big Ten championships with scores of 74-70-76-71; on the par 72, 7,152-yard Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.
Timko’s fourth place finish earned him a spot on the All-Big Ten championship team.
Illinois Thomas Pieters won the individual crown.
Timko was also honored by the Big Ten and named a second team All-Big Ten honoree.
He led the Buckeyes with a 72.96 stroke average and has recorded a team best ten rounds under par.
Timko had three top five finishes to go along with finishing in the top twenty in seven of the team’s eleven tournaments.
2018 Games will promote Korean peace
SEOUL, South Korea
South Korean organizers say the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will help promote peace on the divided Korean peninsula.
Kim Jin-sun, head of the local organizing committee, spoke Friday at a ceremony to launch the new logo for the games. The five-colored square represents where the earth meets the sky, and the design has its roots in the Korean alphabet.
Kim says the Olympics will be a “symbol of peace” and facilitate dialogue between the two Koreas.
Recently, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. and South Korea in protest of military drills and international sanctions against its nuclear test.
Bernstein takes role on FIFA anti-racism group
Outgoing Football Association chairman David Bernstein has joined FIFA’s new anti-racism and discrimination task force.
Bernstein, who steps down from his role with the FA in July, will join a group led by FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb. Also in the group is AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who was abused by fans.
The task force will meet for the first time Monday.
Bernstein says “anti-discrimination is a subject that is close to my heart and something that, in England, we have been keen to address with the FA-led Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan involving the whole domestic game.”
Villopoto joins select company with 3rd title
Ryan Villopoto made history last weekend, becoming the fourth rider to win three straight Supercross titles.
He isn’t about to let off the throttle for the final race.
When the Supercross season finishes tonight in Las Vegas, Villopoto will need to keep his focus to prevent a repeat of last season.
Three weeks after wrapping up the title earlier than anyone in the sports’ 39-year history, Villopoto wrecked at his hometown race in Seattle and tore his left ACL last season.
Vindicator staff/wire reports