Columbiana County OSU event is Thursday
The annual Ohio State University Columbiana County banquet is scheduled May 15 at the Salem Golf Club with Jack Park, OSU football commentator for more than 30 years, as the main speaker.
Salem graduate and Ohio State graduating senior and women’s basketball student-athlete also will be honored.
Cost is $25 per person at the door. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.
Flag football instruction, competition scheduled
Team Sanders Inc. (TSI) has scheduled the TSI Ice House Bowl, a series of flag football skills camps and competitions for all ages, at Stambaugh Stadium July 19-20 and July 26-27.
Events include fundamental skills camps and tournaments for players ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-13 and 14-16; a tournament for high school aged players and a cash tournament for adults.
For more information, call 330-647-1544 or go to www.tsifan.com.
Former NBA star debuts on the mound
SUGAR LAND, Texas
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 12/3 innings in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night. The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked two against the Somerset Patriots. He allowed a single in the first inning before former major leaguer Edwin Maysonet hit a solo homer off of him with one out in the second.
The 6-foot-8 McGrady played baseball until his senior year in high school when he transferred to a school without a baseball program. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and won two scoring titles.
Pagenaud triumphs on Indy road course
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened for the month of May with a chaotic road course race that started with a wreck, saw James Hinchliffe and the mayor of the city injured by flying debris, and, finally, Simon Pagenaud celebrate a fuel-mileage victory. Pagenaud won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, the first IndyCar Series race on IMS’ road course, by stretching his fuel the final 29 laps.
The Frenchman was one of several drivers to gamble on gas, and he took the lead when Oriol Servia had to stop with four laps remaining. Pagenaud managed to make it to the finish for his third series victory despite having to keep an eye on his mirrors. Ryan Hunter-Reay was second and Helio Castroneves third on his 39th birthday.
Staff reports/Associated Press