SPORTS DIGEST || Chaney, Crestview to face off in Week 6
to face off in Week 6
The Chaney and Crestview football teams will play in Week 6 this season.
The game will not factor into Crestview’s computer rankings since it’s being called an “exhibition.” Since the game won’t count, the Rebels will play a nine-game schedule.
Chaney is rebuilding its football program after an eight-year hiatus. The Cowboys’ varsity team isn’t scheduled to begin play until 2019.
The Rebels, an independent, were scheduled to play Reigning Sports Thunder from Columbus.
Boardman duo takes
Boardman’s Ken Keller and Bryan Kordupel took the top two spots in the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Collegiate Preview’s 17-22 event at Youngstown Country Club on Tuesday.
Keller won with a 1-over 72 while Kordupel was tied with Norton’s Adam Filo for second with a 73. Brian Terlesky took fourth with a 75, and Brookfield’s Nathaniel Smoot was tied with Derek Miller of Garrettsville for fifth with a 75.
Canfield’s Kerra Loomis finished eighth with a 79, while Rachel Russell of Niles was the only other local golfer to finish in the top 10 with an 82.
HOF Class of 2018
The Campbell Memorial High School Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted at a banquet set for Oct. 11 at the Palermo Center of Christ The Good Shepherd Parish.
The 2018 class includes: Fred Dell’Arco (Baseball-1975), John Gore (Football-1987), Gus Hlebovy (Baseball - 2000), Tawan Hudson (Football-1990), Deidre (Jackson) Watson (Girls Basketball-1994), Marvin Johnson (Football-1987), Michael Johnson (Football-1987), Christopher Kelly (Football-1990), Tim King (Football-1991), Walter Malys (Football-1938), Frank Rossi (Football-1971) and Nicholas Tsaknis (Track & Field-1949).
The 1993 basketball and baseball state championship teams also will be honored on their 25th anniversary.
Information for purchasing banquet tickets will be available in September.
NCAA changes policies
for college basketball
College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a “series of significant policy and legislative changes, setting in motion actions to change the structure of the NCAA fundamentally.”
The changes reflect the recommendations made in April by the Rice Commission and will target summer recruiting camps, agent access for players and stiffer penalties for rule breakers.
The Rice Commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was formed in response to an FBI investigation into payments from shoe companies to coaches for steering players to certain schools.
Australian golfer dies after long cancer battle
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36.
Golf Australia released a statement from Briony Lyle on Thursday, saying her husband had died overnight.
Briony Lyle says, “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us. He passed away peacefully at 8:20 p.m. last night having spent his final week among his family and close friends.”
Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017.
Earlier this month Briony Lyle said her husband had “reached his limit” and had opted not to seek further treatment.