Published: Thursday, February 8, 2007
play in Alliance
ALLIANCE The North Canton Hoover and Boardman High girls basketball teams will play in the Federal League Tournament Championship Game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Alliance High.
Three other girls tournament games are set on Saturday: GlenOak vs. Fitch at 10 a.m.; Lake vs. Massillon Jackson at 11:30 a.m.; and Canton McKinley vs. Perry at 1 p.m.
One ticket is good for admission to all three of the early games.
In anticipation of a near-capacity crowd, the gym will be cleared before the Hoover-Boardman game. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students. They are on sale at the Boardman High athletic office.
with college win
ROCHESTER, N. Y. Point Park assistant basketball coach Gabe Bubon of Warren earned his first college basketball win in a 110-76 victory over Roberts Wesleyan College.
Bubon took over for head coach Bob Raiger who stayed home because of the flu.
Point Park (25-1) is rated fourth in the nation in NAIA Division II.
Umpires to meet
YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown Metro Umpire Association will hold its first Ohio High School Athletic Association baseball/softball meeting on Sunday at St. Nicholas Activity Center.
New rules for the upcoming season will be discussed. Umpires are reminded that they must attend at least four meetings to meet state requirements.
For more information, call John Mang at (330) 502-6665.
set Feb. 18
NEW CASTLE The sixth annual Michael Michalojko Memorial Scratch Bowling Tournament will be Feb. 18 at Colonial Lanes.
The event matches some of the best bowlers in the tri-state area in competition for a guaranteed first-place prize of $1,800.
"Mickey" Michalojko was the longtime proprietor of Colonial and Shenango Bowl-A-Way, establishing a 50-year plus career in the industry, as well as being one of New Castle's top bowlers in the 1950s through the '70s.
The format will consist of two, four-game qualifying squads. Qualifiers will then compete in a finals format. Space for each qualifying squad is limited to 55-60 bowlers. Entry fee is $65 in advance and $80 on Feb. 18.
Pizza Joe's will be the main sponsor. Proceeds and additional sponsorship monies go toward the scholarship fund in Michalojko's name. Last year, $1,700 in scholarship money was distributed to local area junior bowlers.
The public is encouraged to attend. For more, call (724) 654-5000. Entries are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. Former Westminster College football player and assistant coach Matt Raich has been hired as defensive quality control coach for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
Raich, a 1994 Westminster graduate, was a standout middle linebacker for the Titans from 1989-92 before finishing his career as the school's all-time leading tackler with 639 stops (396 solo, 243 assisted). A two-time All-American, Raich played in two national championship games and was a member of the 1989 NAIA National Championship team.
After serving as an assistant coach at Westminster from 1993-94, Raich was an assistant at Glenville State (1999), Robert Morris (1996-99) and was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for the Hildesheim Invaders Football Club in the German Federal League in 1999.
A native of Monaca, Pa., Raich spent the last four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the last two years as the offensive quality control coach. He first joined the Steelers organization in 2004 working as an intern in the player p
COLUMBUS The Columbus Destroyers signed defensive back Anthony Floyd, a Chaney High graduate.
Last season in NFL Europe, Floyd (5-feet-10-inches, 199 pounds, Louisville) suited up for the Berlin Thunder and earned All-NFL Europe honors after tying for second in the league with four interceptions.
In 2003, he signed as an un-drafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and played free safety for two seasons. In 17 games with the Colts he made 56 tackles, defended two passes and recovered a fumble.
agree to contract
PITTSBURGH Second baseman Jose Castillo and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.9 million, one-year contract.
Castillo filed for $2.2 million and the Pirates offered $1.8 million. He can earn an additional $20,000 for 570 plate appearances and $30,000 for 590 plate appearances.
Castillo hit .253 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs last season, when he slumped badly over the second half of the season.
Vindicator staff/wire reports