Poland-Canfield advances to final

Poland-Canfield advances to final


The Poland-Canfield junior league softball team had a busy Monday due to inclement weather, but managed to collect three wins to advance to the regional championship today.

Continuing a game that was suspended Sunday due to darkness, Poland-Canfield rolled Missouri’s Joplin Softball, 17-5.

The team trailed Wisconsin’s Oak Creek Little League 1-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but a walkoff single gave the Ohio team a 2-1 victory.

The team routed Michigan’s St. Clair Little League, 10-1, to advance to the championship team.

Poland-Canfield will face an opponent to be determined at 7:30 p.m.

Neumeister takes second in NOPGA event


Lakeview graduate Kaylee Neumeister took second place in the Northern Ohio PGA’s Collegiate Preview.

Now heading into her junior year at Cleveland State, Neumeister a 77 at Lake Forest Country Club to finish five strokes behind winner Krystal Hu.

YSU to host youth football camp


The Youngstown State Football Coaching Staff will host a Youth Football Camp on Thursday at Stambaugh Stadium for students in grades 1-8.

The camp cost is $5 and all participants will receive a ticket to a 2018 YSU Football Home Game. There is no pre-registration and cash or check only will be accepted the morning of the camp. The checks should be payable to MBP Football Camps.

The camp will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and provide instruction and drills for all participants.

For more information contact Travis Tislaretz at twtislaretz@ysu.edu or contact the Football Office at (330) 941-3478.

Lakers reunite Beasley with LeBron James


The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Michael Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James.

The Lakers announced the deal Monday.

Beasley averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last year in a productive season with the New York Knicks, his sixth NBA franchise in 10 years in the league.

The former No. 2 overall pick was James’ teammate during the 2013-14 season with the Miami Heat.

Beasley joins Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee in Los Angeles’ offseason signings around James, who left Cleveland for the Lakers in free agency. Beasley’s 6-foot-9 ranginess and versatility fit the stated desire of Lakers boss Magic Johnson for resourceful, multitalented veterans rather than role players.

Champions League qualifying field set

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Two-time European champion Benfica has been drawn against Fenerbahce in the Champions League third qualifying round.

As runner-up in the Portuguese league last season, Benfica fell into the qualifying rounds because Russia’s league is now ranked more highly and has three entries.

Spartak Moscow, which placed third in Russia last season, was drawn Monday to play PAOK Thessaloniki or Basel, which play their second qualifying round games this week and next.

Four-time European champion Ajax must beat Sturm Graz to play Standard Liege in the third qualifying round.

Also, Celtic or Rosenborg will take on AEK Athens, and Slavia Prague meets Dynamo Kiev.

First-leg games are played Aug. 7-8, and return games are Aug. 14.

Winners advance to the Champions League playoff round.

Staff/wire report

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