YSU track & field

YSU track & field

Ypsilanti, Mich.

The Youngstown State women’s track and field team was second while the men placed third at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

Winning individual championships on Sunday were Nina Grambling (100-meter dash), Ciara Jarrett (200-meter dash), Laura Kosiorek (100m hurdles), while that trio teamed up with Alexis Washington to win the 4x100-meter relay with a meet-record time of 45.83 seconds.

In the team race, the women scored 150.50 points and placed second behind Loyola which scored 202 points.

The Penguin men finished with 87 points trailing Milwaukee (231) and Loyola (171).

Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA

Danny Holtgraver won the tune-up for next week’s UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Car event at Mercer Raceway Park.

Lonny Riggs docked in victory lane for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds.

Jerry Batcher captured his heat and the feature in the Mini Stocks.

Bob Schwartzmiller also doubled up in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.

Fourteen-year-old Tyler Frankenberry blew past STARS Modified Lite National Champion Josh May on his way to the win in the Big Daddy’s Speed Center and Rock Concrete promoted class.

Taking the final checkers of the night was Jason Scoville.

Sharon Speedway


At Sharon Speedway celebrating in the victory lane on Saturday night were Jim Weller, Jr.-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds and Bryan Wagner-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars.

Also winning were Jeremy Double-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Ken Koby II-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Sam Kavala of Titusville, Pa. and Paige Skelton of Niles, Ohio were the two winners of the bike giveaways courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway.

Despite two track championships, sitting fourth on the division’s all-time win list and being a front-runner week in and week out, Jim Weller, Jr. hadn’t won a feature at Sharon Speedway since the 2010 season.

Reporting prep results

The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report spring 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. Deadline is 10 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather fights like he never left


Another year off, a jail term and Father Time have not diminished Floyd Mayweather Jr. one bit.

Boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighter dominated his challenger Robert Guerrero Saturday night, winning nine of 12 rounds on all three judges’ scorecards to keep his World Boxing Council welterweight belt at MGM Grand.

“Defense, continue to box and if the knockout comes, take it,” Mayweather (44-0) said in the ring after his brilliant showing. “I was looking for the knockout, could’ve had it, but hurt my right hand . . . somewhere in the middle rounds.”

Judges Julie Lederman, Jerry Roth and Duane Ford each scored the fight 117-111 for Mayweather.

Tito Vilanova to go to US for tests on throat


Barcelona soccer coach Tito Vilanova says he will travel to New York for a short checkup on his throat after having a tumor removed last December.

Following that surgery in Barcelona, Vilanova spent 10 weeks receiving treatment at a New York hospital.

It was the second tumor on a saliva gland he has had removed in two years.

Vilanova said Sunday that “tomorrow I leave for New York and I won’t return until Thursday. It’s to do tests. In this process you have to check everything.”

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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