Published: Thursday, September 28, 2006
HIRAM Hiram College will induct five former athletes and a professor into the William H. Hollinger Hall of Fame Friday in the Kennedy Center at 6:30 p.m.
The six inductees are: Denise (Miller) Johnston '93, Jack "Flash" Gordon '52, Terry W. Hartle '73, Joe Denham, Michael Biros '94, and Rebecca (Kilbert) Battista '86.
GREENVILLE, Pa. Thiel junior defensive end Robert Hughes (Rayen School) was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for his performance in the Tomcats' 17-14 overtime victory at Thomas More.
Hughes finished with 13 tackles, a sack and returned his own blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown.
NILES Members of the Fairhaven golf team competed in the 15th annual Special Olympics State Golf Tournament held in Cincinnati this month.
Nearly 300 athletes representing 29 organizations from 25 counties in Ohio competed.
For Fairhaven, Jim Tricomi won a gold medal in the individual stroke-play format with a score of 46. The unified partner team of Andrew and Gary Gibson also won a gold medal with a 41, which was the low score of the tournament. Unified partners alternate shots.
The team of Sean Roberts and Jean Montgomery won a bronze medal in their division with a score of 56. The team of Jeff and Gene Francisco placed fourth in their division with a score of 52.
HUBBARD Hubbard's Sophie Paddock and Brookfield's Taralee Williams shared the Trumbull Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week award.
Paddock had 66 kills, 31 blocks and 46 points.
Williams had 79 assists, 42 points, 30 digs and 10 aces.
MERCER, Pa. The seventh annual Little Guy Nationals will be held at Mercer Raceway Park Friday and Saturday with complete shows both days.
POLAND Clay Bolton scored one of the goals for the Poland High soccer team in its 2-1 win over Warren JFK on Tuesday. His last name was spelled incorrectly in Wednesday's article.
NFL extends Bengals Thurman's suspension
CINCINNATI Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, already banned for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was suspended Wednesday for the rest of the season following his arrest on a charge of drunken driving.
Thurman was arrested about 3 a.m. Monday, hours after the Bengals beat division rival Pittsburgh 28-20.
Police said Thurman's blood alcohol was 0.18 percent when he was arrested, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent in Ohio. Thurman is due in court Oct. 2, the day his initial suspension for missing a drug test was to end.
100-year-old bowler still making strikes
FREMONT Melvin Moor doesn't pick up spares like he used to and his bowling form isn't picture perfect. But none of that matters.
"I just bowl for the exercise," said the 100-year-old Moor. "That's all."
Moor plays in a league every Monday. It offers him a chance to make new friends. "All my friends I used to run around with, they're gone," he said.
His average used to be around 155 and has dropped about 20 pins, but he can still bowl a strike.
Now his league fees are paid for the rest of his life. It was a 100th birthday present from Roger Rhoad, owner of Plaza Lanes.
Senate approves bill for Byron Nelson
DALLAS The U.S. Senate approved a bill Wednesday night to posthumously grant Byron Nelson the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of the golf star's philanthropy.
Nelson died Tuesday at 94 at his home in Roanoke.
Vindicator staff/wire reports