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Mill Creek to host kids golf tournament


Mill Creek Golf Course will be hosting the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament on Sept. 29 on the South Course. This one-day tournament provides juniors the opportunity to advance to state, regional and world championships. Local tours are designed for the beginning competitive golfer, as each event provides a fun environment where kids can develop their skills. The event will host junior golfers from around the world in the 5-14 age division.

Niles to host mandatory parents meeting


The Niles Athletic Department will host a second mandatory parents meeting for all high school and middle school students that plan on participating in fall sports and marching band for the 2018-19 school year.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday at Niles McKinley High School at 6 p.m.

This meeting is for any parent or guardian that was unable to attend the first parents meeting.

Rinaldi picks up win at Willandale


Poland’s Angelo Rinaldi took top honors on the Northern Ohio PGA PUPS Future tour on Friday.

Rinaldi shot 3-over to take first place in the boys 8-10 competition. In the same group, Poland’s Dante Turner was tied for seventh place and Austintown’s Braeden Sallee was tied for ninth place. Youngstown’s Chase Zelesnak took 11th.

In the girls 12-15 competition, Canfield’s Madison Murphy was tied for second. Poland’s Rocco Turner tied for third in the boys 11-15 competition.

Three drivers picked for Motorsports HOF


Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and NHRA legend Don Schumacher are among seven people chosen for induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

The 2019 class was announced Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

The seven received the most votes from a list of 43 nominees from all walks of motorsports. The others chosen for induction are automotive and racing pioneer Augie Duesenberg, sports car engineer Phil Remington, motorcycle road-racing champion Kevin Schwantz and race queen Linda Vaughn.

The class will be enshrined during a ceremony in March.

Seven rookie officials join NFL roster


The NFL roster of game officials for the upcoming season includes seven rookies among the 121.

The newcomers announced Friday are: field judges Land Clark of the Pac-12, Matt Edwards and Don Willard of the Big Ten, and Anthony Jeffries of the SEC; side judge Chad Hill of the SEC; back judge Tony Josselyn of the SEC; and line judge Mark Stewart of the Big 12.

The league also promoted Shawn Hochuli, Alex Kemp, Clay Martin and Shawn Smith to referee. Each was a referee at college football’s top division before entering the NFL at different positions. Hochuli and Kemp are the sons of former NFL referees Ed Hochuli and Stan Kemp.

Officials Mike Spanier and Mike Weatherford will not be assigned to crews. They’ll work with different crews throughout the season.

Senators assistant GM calls charges ‘baseless’


The lawyer for Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee says harassment charges against his client are “baseless.”

Attorney Paul Cambria made the comments Friday after a brief court hearing in which Lee pleaded not guilty to a second charge of harassment. Lee already had pleaded not guilty to a previous charge. Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in May, when Buffalo was hosting the NHL rookie combine.

He has been suspended by the Senators.

Staff/wire report

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