SPORTS DIGEST || Hubbard’s Scott makes Spartans his choice
Hubbard’s Scott makes Spartans his choice
Hubbard Eagles running back LJ Scott has verbally committed to Michigan State University. He announced his decision on his Twitter account on Thursday.
The 6-foot 205 pounder rushed for close to 1,700 yards and 21 touchdowns last season as the Eagles went 12-1.
Scott was also being looked at by several other schools, including Ohio State, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. He is rated the No. 6 running back in the 2015 class by Rivals.com. and is a four-star recruit.
Canfield softball team begins state tourney
The Canfield 11-12 softball all-stars begin state tournament play at 6 p.m. today against Bucyrus at Cederquist Park in Ashtabula.
Canfield beat Poland, 7-4, late Tuesday night to win the District 2 championship and qualify for the state tournament.
Team members include Madi Kelly, Mia Flak, Brooke Crissman, Madison Impton, Gwen Lesnansky, Mary Gomez, Jenna Troxil, Alexis Mettille, KaiLi Gross, and Emily Smith. The team is managed by John Gomez.
South Range star Taylor signs with YSU
Youngstown State softball coach Brian Campbell announced Thursday that Stevie Taylor from South Range High has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Penguins for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an infielder, helped lead South Range High School to a 24-6 record last season and a district championship. She batted .602 with 16 home runs, 16 doubles, eight triples and 15 stolen bases. Her 16 home runs ranked third in the state of Ohio.
A four-year letterwinner at South Range, Taylor was named the Vindicator 2014 Softball Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior. She also earned Honorable Mention all-state.
1960s OSU star sues over road rage arrest
Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has filed a federal lawsuit against police who arrested him after an alleged road rage incident two years ago. Stillwagon was acquitted last fall on all charges stemming from the September 2012 incident in Delaware in central Ohio.
Investigators alleged a pickup truck driver was grazed by a bullet when Stillwagon fired at him. Stillwagon had been riding a motorcycle. Stillwagon said he shot out a tire on the truck to disable it after the driver repeatedly tried to attack him, then hit the driver in the head with his gun.
Stillwagon’s lawsuit alleges police altered facts and suppressed and destroyed evidence in an effort to prosecute him. A Delaware spokesman declined to comment.
Nibali maintains lead through 6th Tour stage
Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey. He’s not taking the Tour de France lead for granted, though.
Nibali took another, if small, step on Thursday toward the Tour crown by maintaining his lead as the pack arrived in Reims in a drizzly and crash-marred sixth stage won by German sprint specialist Andre Greipel.
Staff reports/Associated Press