Boardman Community Baseball meeting set
Boardman Community Baseball will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Fields of Dreams. Election of board members and officers will occur.
Anyone interested in a board or officer position should contact BCB at email@example.com or 330-758-2123.
Harding-Fitch tickets are available early
Tickets for Friday’s Warren Harding-Austintown Fitch football game will be sold on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the South Circle Ticket Booth.
Tickets also available at Aardvark Sportswear, 5329 Mahoning Ave.
Windham football coach on paid leave
Windham football coach Anthony Maiorca was placed on paid adminstrative leave. The Windham Exempted Village School District announced the decision on Monday.
In a press release, the district said it is investigating a “non-student, off the field incident” and will not comment on the matter until the investigation is complete
Assistant coach Jake Eye was named the interim head coach.
Maiorca entered his fourth season as the Bombers’ head coach in 2018, compliling a 25-10 record. Windham is 3-0 this season.
Wooster’s Reese named All-Tournament team
Wooster redshirt senior McKenzie Reese, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, helped the Fighting Scots to a 4-0 mark this weekend and was named to the all-tournament team at the Northwest Pennsylvania Challenge.
The Fighting Scots (7-2) defeated Marietta (3-1, 3-1), St. Vincent (3-0) and D’Youville (3-0).
Reese averaged two kills per set and finished a kill shy of a double-double with 11 digs against St. Vincent.
Cavaliers re-sign forward Rodney Hood
Restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hood joined the Cavaliers at the trade deadline last season, coming over from Utah. The 6-foot-8 Hood was offered a $3.4 million qualifying offer from Cleveland in June and agreed to sign it over the weekend.
He’ll be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Hood made 11 starts and played in 21 regular-season games for Cleveland, averaging 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. In 17 playoff games, he averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds as the Cavaliers made it to the Finals for the fourth year in a row.
He began the postseason in coach Tyronn Lue’s starting lineup but lost playing time and then caused some drama when he refused to enter a blowout win.
Hood could have a larger role this season following LeBron James’ departure as a free agent.
Tony Finau added to U.S. Ryder Cup team
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.
Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk.
Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors.
His appeal is that he makes a lot of birdies, which is critical in match play. He was paired with Furyk the first two days at the PGA Championship, and struggled in the opening round before he tied a championship record by making 10 birdies in the second round.
Eight automatic qualifiers were set after the PGA Championship, so the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs was effectively an audition. Finau was runner-up (by four shots) in The Northern Trust, and then he tied for fourth at the Dell Technologies Championship.
The Ryder Cup team includes three rookies (Finau, DeChambeau and Justin Thomas) and nine major champions (with 31 total major victories).
The matches are Sept. 28-30 outside Paris.