Published: Thursday, April 26, 2007
YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State's baseball and softball games were canceled Wednesday.
The baseball game against Toledo has not been rescheduled. The Penguins play host to Butler for a three-game series Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. doubleheader).
The Penguins' softball doubleheader at Cleveland State was also washed out.
Youngstown State visits Wright State for three games starting Saturday.
Ryan Stocke named
golfer of the week
YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State sophomore Ryan Stocke was named men's golfer of the week by the Horizon League.
Stocke posted a career-best second-place finish and was the top Horizon League finisher among five schools at the Dayton Spring Invitational April 23-24.
Stocke had a three-round total of 227 with rounds of 77, 76 and 74. He finished one shot behind medalist John Powers of Bowling Green. Stocke's 74 was the fourth best round Tuesday. He finished with a tournament-high 34 pars.
K.O. Drugs holding
YOUNGSTOWN Registration for the K.O. Drugs High School Boxing Tournament continues.
All interested contestants can still register and weigh-in Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods stores in Niles (noon to 3 p.m.) and Boardman (3-6 p.m.).
Registration and weigh-ins will also be held at both stores Monday (Niles, 4-6 p.m.; Boardman, 6-8 p.m.).
For more information call Pat Nelson at (330) 757-7273, or (330) 727-0932.
to be honored
AUSTINTOWN Four local athletes will be honored by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football League Foundation at a scholar-athlete award banquet.
Pat Bellish of Canfield, Michael Madsen of Mooney, Nick Puckett of Southern and Matt Zimmerman of Howland will be among a group of 22 football players to be honored.
The banquet will be held at LaCentre in Westlake May 8.
Bellish will attend Youngstown State, Madsen is going to Miami, Ohio, and Zimmerman is bound for Colgate.
Amateur boxing show
at Avon Oaks
GIRARD A 15-bout amateur boxing card is scheduled tonight at the Avon Oaks ballroom.
The "Sweet 15" event is being presented by Steel Valley Promotions in conjunction with the Warren Boxing Association.
The show features separate debuts by Girard's Alecia (Foutz) DeFrank and her 8-year-old son, Antonio DeFrank.
They are the wife and son of former local toughman champion Rocky DeFrank.
Some other scheduled bouts include appearances by Katie Schurilla of Struthers, 9-year-old Ricky Palmer and Ryan Davis, both of Niles out of P.C. Torres' gym and the Salinas brothers, who fight for Jack Loew.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with first bout at 7 at Avon Oaks, which is on State Street across from the Golf Dome.
For tickets, call (330) 501-1915 or (330) 599-2392.
*The starting pitcher for the Struthers High baseball team in its game against East Liverpool Tuesday at Cene Park was Mike Barone, and not Mike Vitucci as was reported in the game story in Wednesday's paper.
*South Range's Danielle Downie had a home run in a 16-13 loss to Mineral Ridge in high school softball action Tuesday.
The name of Downie, a senior left fielder/second baseman, was misspelled as Downing.
Browns sign Fraser, Unck to 1-year deals
CLEVELAND Defensive end Simon Fraser and linebacker Mason Unck signed one-year contracts with the Browns Wednesday.
Fraser played in 16 games last season and started five. He was second on the team with 4 1/2 sacks and had 36 tackles in his second season.
Unck has been a fixture on the Browns' special teams for the last three years.
Vindicator staff/wire reports