SPORTS DIGEST || Big strikeout for Teaney in Scrappers win

Big strikeout for Teaney in Scrappers win


Jonathan Teaney struck Tristan Graham out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to an 8-7 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Tuesday.

Aberdeen took a 7-5 lead in the sixth after Graham hit an RBI double, scoring Irving Ortega as part of a three-run inning.

The Scrappers took the lead for good with three runs in the ninth inning. Will Benson hit an RBI single, bringing home Oscar Gonzalez en route to the one-run lead.

Randy Valladares (2-1) went one scoreless inning, striking out one and walking one to pick up the win. William Reed Hayes (2-1) went one inning, allowing three runs and four hits in the New York-Penn League game.

Tyler Friis homered and singled twice, driving in four runs in the win. Gonzalez doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and also driving one home.

Josh Hart reached base three times for the IronBirds. T.J. Nichting singled twice, driving in two runs.

Austintown Colts will host fundraiser Friday


The Austintown Colts football program hosting quarter auction on Friday. The fundraiser takes place at the Youngstown Saxon Club, 710 Meridian Rd.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. There will be more than 80 prizes, gift baskets, and door prizes. Pizza slices will for sale for $1. All money from the auction and raffles goes toward team expenses.

Tickets include a bidding paddle, a door prize ticket, a soft drink and popcorn.

For more information or for $5 tickets call 330-507-2584 or email

Attorney: Woods won’t attend driving hearing


Tiger Woods will not attend his arraignment today on a driving under the influence charge, his attorney said, meaning under court rules the superstar golfer will be pleading not guilty.

Attorney Douglas Duncan said in an email Tuesday to The Associated Press that Woods will not be attending the hearing, but he didn’t elaborate. Any plea other than not guilty requires the defendant’s attendance.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office declined comment.

Woods was arrested at 2 a.m. May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida, when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything.

Woods didn’t know where he was when asked by officers and he stumbled and swayed through a field sobriety test, police dashboard camera video showed. Woods told officers he was taking the painkiller Vicodin and Xanax, which treats anxiety and insomnia, to cope with his fourth back surgery in April. Tests showed he had no alcohol in his system.

Former Syracuse coach MacPherson dies at 86


Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson has died at 86.

The university said he died Tuesday in a Syracuse hospital with his family at his side. Cause of death was not released.

MacPherson resurrected a declining football program in the 1980s and restored Syracuse to national prominence before returning to the NFL.

Known for his jocular personality and off-beat comments, MacPherson arrived at Syracuse before the 1981 season. The Orange has slumped through a decade of mediocrity, with only three winning seasons. In 1959, Syracuse was the undefeated national champion.

Between 1967 and MacPherson’s arrival, the Orange made only one bowl trip. After two seasons of transition, MacPherson produced a winning team in 1983. By the time he left in 1990, he had a 66-46-4 record, the school’s second-winningest coach.

Staff and wire reports

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