Casi qualifiesfor state golf
CANTON -- East Palestine High senior Alex Casi shot 36-40--76 to qualify for the girls state golf tournament next week in Columbus.
Casi was the medalist at the district tournament at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course Tuesday.
Casi has won a state championship in the long jump two of the past three years.
Twelve-year-old Ryan Spear of Hubbard made his first hole-in-one recently at Pine Lakes Golf Course.
Spear made the ace on the No. 14 hole, 170 yards and used a 3-wood. He was playing in a threesome with Steve Forde and Dave Boos.
John Carney of Cortland made a hole-in-one at Oak Tree Country Club.
He aced the 145-yard, No. 3 hole using a 7-iron and was playing with his son Tim and a couple of guests.
Miller is fight judge
MINERAL RIDGE -- Tom Miller of Mineral Ridge was a judge for the USBA Junior Lightweight championship fight between Lamont Pearson of Maryland and Jessie Gutierrez of Texas last Sunday in Elgin, Ill.
Miller is both an international amateur and professional boxing judge. He also belongs to the U. S. Amateur, State of Ohio, WBO, IBC, IBF, WBC, WBF and NABF. His next assignment will be in Warren.
Chad Fusco of Beaver Township was the male winner of the 15-and-under category, not second place as listed incorrectly in results of Sunday's Peace Race.
Chad, a 14-year-old freshman at South Range High, was 105th overall in 42:33. A brother, Jarrod, a 12-year-old seventh grader, was 361st in 56:30. Their father, Bob, finished 458th in 1:04.40.
Rickey Dudleyout for season
BEREA -- The Cleveland Browns have lost starting tight end Rickey Dudley for the rest of the season with an injury to his right foot.
The Browns placed Dudley on the injured reserve list Tuesday with a right mid-foot sprain.
Dudley had started all four of the team's games this year and had nine receptions for 115 yards.
Janikowski falls
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski fell at a nightclub due to an apparent drug overdose, cutting his face and requiring five stitches a few hours after the Raiders' game against Dallas, police said.
Janikowski was taken to a hospital after patrons at the Sno-Drift Bar reported he had collapsed early Monday morning, police spokesman Dewayne Tully said.
Janikowski, who attended team meetings later Monday, was not arrested, Tully said.
Alcorn State playerkilled by gunshot
LORMAN, Miss. -- Alcorn State freshman linebacker JeKelcy Lee Johnson was shot dead on campus when he and a fellow student tried to help a woman who was being harassed.
The second student, Roddel Devoual, was shot in the side and listed in stable condition. Four men were being held for questioning in the Monday night shootings, Sheriff Frank Davis said.
McDyess to haveknee surgery
DENVER -- All-Star forward Antonio McDyess, the Nuggets' leading scorer the last two seasons, will have knee surgery on Friday that could sideline him for three months.
Tennis roundup
LYON, France -- Top-seeded Gustavo Kuerten, No. 1 in the ATP Champions Race, started his indoor season with a 7-6 (1), 6-2 loss to Ivan Ljubicic in the first round of the Lyon Grand Prix.
Also, third-seeded Marat Safin beat Franco Squillari; Jonas Bjorkman topped Christian Vinck; Julien Benneteau defeated Gianluca Pozzi; and Sebastien Grosjean beat Julien Boutter.
VIENNA, Austria -- Carlos Moya became the third seeded player to lose at the CA Trophy when he was beaten by Thomas Enqvist 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the first round. Moya was seeded eighth in the $800,000 tournament.
Jan-Michael Gambill pulled out of the event because of a shoulder injury and was replaced by Nicolas Massu.
SHANGHAI, China -- Top-seeded Monica Seles blanked Lenka Nemeckova 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the second round of the $140,000 Kiwi Open.
Fifth-seeded Joannette Kruger was eliminated, losing to Cho Yoon-Jeong 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Third-seeded Tamarine Tanasugarn beat Peng Shuai; eighth-seeded Nathalie Dechy defeated Li Ting; and ninth-seeded Rossana De Los Rios downed Adriana Serra-Zanetti.
FILDERSTADT, Germany -- Eighth-seeded Meghann Shaughnessy was upset in the first round of the $565,000 Porsche Grand Prix, losing 6-3, 6-4 to Magui Serna.
Chanda Rubin became the first American to advance to the second round, beating Barbara Schett. Anke Huber downed Elena Likhovtseva.
In other first-round matches, Miriam Oremans defeated former French Open champion Iva Majoli, and Patty Schnyder beat Daniela Hantuchova.
Vindicator staff/wire reports