Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
YOUNGSTOWN Louisville senior Dan Boudler, a first team All-Ohioan in Division II, will continue his basketball career at YSU.
Boudler (6-7) was the district player of the year after averaging 17.2 points per game along with 13.6 rebounds and 2.9 blocks. He led the Leopards to the Northeastern Buckeye Conference championship.
He holds school career records for rebounds and blocks.
Track and field
INDIANAPOLIS Youngstown State junior thrower Bethany Anderson has been named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week.
Anderson also earned the weekly award three times during the indoor season. She became the first female YSU thrower to automatically qualify for the NCAA Mideast Regional over the weekend. She threw the hammer a school-record 178 feet, 6 inches to finish second overall and first among collegiate student-athletes.
earns Horizon honor
CLEVELAND After posting the game-winning hit in the Vikings' only game last week, sophomore Matt Madrid was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
Madrid keyed CSU's 14-11 home opener win over Kent State on April 3 with a 3-for-4 performance that included the go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning and a solo home run in the third. He also stole two bases and singled in the win.
Madrid, who has raised his batting average 36 points with seven hits in his last five games, leads the Vikings with two home runs and is second on the team with 12 RBI. He has started all 26 CSU's games this season at second base.
East High HOF
YOUNGSTOWN The East High School All-Sports Hall of Fame 19th annual banquet will be held at Mr. Anthony's on April 29 at 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets call (330) 782-2472 or to advertise in the program book call (330) 758-9248.
Draft party at HOF
CANTON The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold an NFL Draft Day tailgating party April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fans can watch live television coverage of the draft on 20 big screens and monitors throughout the museum.
Tickets, priced at $35 each, are limited and available online at Profootballhof.com.
Barker at golf outing
GARRETTSVILLE Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Lenny Barker will appear at the Sugar Bush Golf Classic May 23. Registration for the 8 a.m. shotgun start begins at 7 a.m. Afternoon registration with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start begins at 12:30 p.m.
This year's outing features pre- and post-game meals, a silent auction, a raffle, contests and prizes. Tickets are $120 per person and $480 for a team of four.
Proceeds will go toward Hattie Larlham's Hope At Work capital campaign, a $14 million project that will expand the organization's scope of services through state-of-the-art equipment and renovations to its main campus in Mantua.
PSAC tabs Bender
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. Scott Bender, a sophomore outfielder for the Slippery Rock University baseball team from Neshannock High and New Castle, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division "Player of the Week."
Bender batted .750 (9-for-12) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBIs in three games played last week, as Slippery Rock achieved a 4-0 record over the span. In a doubleheader against Gannon, Bender went 6-for-7 with three doubles and a triple while also driving in four RBIs, scoring three runs and stealing a pair of bases.
In Game 2 at Lock Haven, Bender went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. For the week, he produced a 1.417 slugging percentage with an on-base percentage of .750.
for Penguins' arena
PITTSBURGH Demolition work began Tuesday at the site of a new arena for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"This is one of those days we've all been working for," Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato said at a ceremony before work began on the first of about a dozen buildings.
"We are at the beginning of a dynasty here," said Ken Sawyer, the Penguins' CEO. "We have the best young team in the hockey world, and we're going to have it for years to come. To have this happen as we open a new arena, it couldn't be better timing."
Vindicator staff/wire reports