SPORTS DIGEST || 2 Canfield players are first team all-Ohio

2 Canfield players are first team all-Ohio

Canfield High School baseball players Spencer Woolley (infielder) and Dom Pilolli (outfielder) have been named first team all-Ohio Division II in a poll released through the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

West Branch’s Brant Alazaus received honorable mention.,

In Div. III, Champion pitcher Andrew Russell was named first team and pitcher Drake Batcho was named second team.

In Div. IV, Jackson-Milton pitcher Sebastian Lay was named second team and Lisbon’s Cameron Summers received honorable mention.

J-M’s Lay named district player of year

Jackson-Milton pitcher Sebastian Lay has been named the Division IV Northeast District player of the year.

Joining him on the first team are Western Reserve infielder Garrett Mihalik and Lisbon’s Cameron Summers (outfielder) and Logan Bell (infielder).

Canfield outfielders Dominic Pilolli and Alex Hernandez were named first team in Div. II, as was West Branch pitcher Brant Alazaus.

Girard’s Tyler O’Dell (outfielder) and West Branch’s TJ DeShields (utility) made the second team.

Receiving honorable mention were Girard catcher Aidan Warga, Canfield infielder Spencer Woolley and Girard outfielder Nick Malito.

South Range coach Jim Hanek shared Coach of the Year honors in Div. III with Kirtland’s Luke Smrdel.

Champion pitchers Andrew Russell and Drake Batcho made first team as did South Range pitcher Jake Gehring and Crestview outfielder Jeff Feo.

On the second team are South Range catcher Jared Bajerski, South Range outfielder Ben Rivera, Crestview outfielder Dylan Huff and Columbiana utility player Chase Franken. Crestview infielder Caleb Hill received honorable mention.

Sharon Speedway releases lineup


The ULMS Super Late Models will headline Saturday’s program at Sharon Speedway.

Also scheduled to race will be the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, UEMS E-Mods and Junior Sprints for children.

Race time is 7 p.m. Pits are open throughout the day on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Pill cutoff is 6:20 p.m.

Grandstand admission costs for those 14 and younger, and $15 for those older. Upgrades are available.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller and Kirila families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road near the intersection of state Routes 7 and 305. For more information, visit the website at or call 330-772-5481.

Strader wins events at Senior Olympics


Salem native Randy Strader won the shot put and discus in the Hall of Fame Senior Olympics at Malone College on Sunday.

Strader also took second place in the javelin. He has been a member of the United States Masters Track and Field team since 1984.

Yankees granted July 8 time change


Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he was “excited” and “grateful” after Major League Baseball agreed Tuesday to change the time of New York’s July 8 game at Toronto from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Originally scheduled for 1 p.m., the game was moved to the evening last week after being selected for broadcast on ESPN.

That meant New York, which has a doubleheader at Baltimore beginning at 4:05 p.m. the following day, would have played three games in approximately 24 hours.

Boone said the time change was “really good news,” adding that commissioner Rob Manfred was “very involved” in the decision.

Staff/wire report

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