Mooney to celebrate 22nd hall of fame event
Cardinal Mooney High will celebrate its 22nd Athletic Hall of Fame dinner at Mr. Anthony’s on Feb. 16. There will be a dinner buffet and open bar from 6 to 8 p.m. with the program to follow.
All proceeds from the evening will go directly into the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund which has been established by the Stoops family to provide tuition scholarships for students who attend Cardinal Mooney.
To reserve your tickets ($75 per person/$600 table of 8), call Cardinal Mooney at 330-788-5007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Hall of Fame induction class includes Joy Blasko Dunn (1994, soccer), Andrew Bushey (1998, baseball), Robert Curd (1998, basketball), John Dorbish (1996, soccer), Reno Ferri (1996, football), Brent Hanni (1995, football), Jennifer Hellman Hudak (1998, basketball), Matt Kempe (1998, golf), Gary Komsa (1977, football), Andy Kuboff (1997, football), Chad McGarry (1992, football), Melissa Williamson Cherne (1996, softball and volleyball).
Prep bowlers to roll in holiday tournament
The Canfield boys and the Austintown Fitch girls will be out to defend their titles on Monday at the 11th annual Martin Luther King high school bowling tournament at McKinley Lanes.
Others schools scheduled to play include Hubbard, Girard, Niles, Warren Harding, Maplewood, Crestwood and Nordonia.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m., is one of the oldest high school bowling tournaments in Ohio.
Charity hoops event set for 10th straight year
The Hope Foundation will present its 10th annual “Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic” and the new “Roth, a Sodexo Company: Kids Fun Zone” on Feb. 22 at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the Kids Zone. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Teams are comprised of elected officials, community leaders and media from the region. The annual charity event benefits the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a non-profit organization that raises funds to benefit chronically/terminally ill children so that they may have the experiences generally afforded healthy children. The event has raised nearly $90,000 in nine years.
New to the event this year is the “Roth, a Sodexo Company: Kids Fun Zone,” which will have inflatables and activities for the kids prior to the game.
Tickets are $5 for adults/$3 for kids 12 and under. For more information about donations and tickets, go to www.hopemv.org.
Wise Dan repeats as Horse of the Year
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.
Wise Dan’s final act of 2013 was a big rally to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Voters took notice — again. For the second straight year, the Eclipse Awards were the Wise Dan show, with Horse of the Year honors and two other awards going to the consistent performer as thoroughbred racing feted the best of 2013. Wise Dan became the sixth horse to win top honors in consecutive years, joining Secretariat, Forego, Affirmed, Cigar and Curlin.
Other top honors presented Saturday went to trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano and longtime trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who received the Eclipse Award of Merit to commemorate his career accomplishments.
Wise Dan won six of his seven starts in 2013, all against either Grade 1 or Grade 2 company. It was also the second straight year when Wise Dan took home Eclipse honors in the Older Male and Male Turf Horse divisions.
Submit basketball stats
Area basketball coaches and statisticians are encouraged to submit their school’s season statistics to the Vindicator sports department.
Staff reports/Associated Press