SPORTS DIGEST || Trumbull Hall of Fame to add 16 in October

Trumbull Hall of Fame to add 16 in October


The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 16 new members at its 14th annual banquet Oct. 19 at DiVieste’s Banquet Center in Warren.

Those to be inducted include Dick Angle (football), Dick Brauer (contributor), Ray Brauer (contributor), Bruce Burge (sports entrepreneur/administrator), Patti Cooksey (horse racing), John Diehl (coach), Jim Gardner (basketball), Sal Marino (sports journalist), Carl Patrnchak (football), Joe Patrnchak (football), Barry Profato (football), Bob Shaulis (baseball), Dr. Ray Tesner (football), Jack Thornton (track & field), Andy Timko (baseball/basketball) and Paul Trina (football/administrator).

Also, Randy V. Wilson is the Pete Prokop Memorial Coaching Award recipient and Mike McLain is this year’s media award honoree.

Tickets are $25 each for members, $30 for non-members with a table of eight priced at $210. All tickets can be obtained by calling Chuck Potashnik, organization president, at 330-856-6219

Diamondback hosts event for prep players


Youth golfers entering grades 9-12 are invited to compete in the Diamondback Prep Tournament Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. at Diamondback Golf Course. The tournament will be an 18 hole event for both girls and boys that will give players one final tune-up before school team tryouts.

The entry fee is $25 and the entry deadline is Wednesday. Contact Mike Murphy at 330-881-9332 or at

Schimmel’s 29 points is WNBA All-Star record


Shoni Schimmel, a rookie who doesn’t even start for her own team, put on a record-breaking performance — scoring 29 points to help the East beat the West 125-124 on Saturday in the first WNBA All-Star game to go to overtime.

Hitting big shot after big shot in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a behind-the-head flip over 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, Schimmel gave the fans a great show. She is only averaging 7.1 points in limited time for Atlanta, yet was voted in as an All-Star starter because of a huge Native American following she has. With 17 family members cheering her on Schimmel earned MVP honors.

Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on the defensive end to seal the victory. Diggins finished with 27 points and seven assists, leading a furious West rally to force overtime. Griner scored 17 points, including the third WNBA All-Star dunk.

Rangers sign former Penguin Stempniak


The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract. In 73 regular-season games last season with Calgary and Pittsburgh, Stempniak, 31, had 12 goals and 22 assists.

During the playoffs with Pittsburgh, Stempniak had two goals and three points in 13 games.

Stempniak will earn $900,000 next season.

Crew slide ends with 2-1 win over Montreal


Bernardo Anor scored twice and the Columbus Crew ended a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday. Columbus (5-7-8) drew within a point of the final playoff spot in the East.

Montreal (3-10-5) opening the scoring in the 35th minute as Marco Di Vaio took a long pass from Justin Mapp, got past defender Giancarlo Gonzalez, and drilled a right-footed shot past Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark from the top of the box.

The Crew evened it in the 56th minute. Tony Tchani found Anor in space and his left-footed shot eluded Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush. Anor scored the winner in the 74th minute. He collected a loose ball near midfield, took a couple of dribbles and fired to beat Bush.

Staff reports/Associated Press

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