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Hiram inducteeshave ties to Valley
HIRAM -- Six of the 10 persons inducted into the Hiram College Athletic Hall of Fame 2001 class last weekend are connected to the Youngstown area.
The area picks were Joe Malmisur (Youngstown), Elsie Burkey (1985 Hiram grad and a McDonald resident from Lakeview High), Richard Mason (1989, Clinton, Pa., from Austintown Fitch), Linda Michelle Drummond-Thomas (1989 from Chaney High), Hubert Jones (1985, Escondidio, Calif., from Warren Reserve High), and James Scher (1988, Warren resident).
Others inducted were Karen Horvath (1985, Independence, Ohio), Matt Paul (1989, Garrettsville), Mark Sheerin (1986, Piscataway, N.J., and Scott Ziemer (1972, Crozet, Va.).
The backgrounds for Malmisur, Burkey and Scher were published in a previous article.
Mason is a former football and track and field standout at Hiram College from Austintown Fitch. He set school records with a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 190-8 javelin throw. He also made the All-Presidents' Athletic Conference football team in 1988, while also being named Hiram's most valuable defensive player. And he also was named All-PAC in track in 1987 and 1988.
Drummond-Thomas lettered four years in basketball and three years track. In basketball, she was a first-team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference selection as a senior, and a second-team choice as a sophomore and junior.
Drummond-Thomas also captured three PAC titles in track, one in the triple jump and two on relay teams. And she won the Herbert C. Mathews Memorial Award for extraordinary achievement.
Jones was a football standout for Hiram.
Ursuline's Rileyselected by SVC
YOUNSTOWN -- James Riley of Ursuline High was selected as the player of the week in the Steel Valley Conference.
Riley, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior split end, had 241 all-purpose yards in Urusline's 63-12 victory over Fostoria last Friday.
He had seven catches for 109 yards and one touchdown, returned two punts for 87 yards and also had a kickoff return for 45 yards. It was the third time this year he has been over 200 yards in a game.
Chaney's McElroyCity's top player
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ed McElroy of Chaney High School was selected as the player of the week in the City Series.
The junior ran nine times for 145 yards and five touchdowns and also intercepted a pass. He has 825 yards rushing this season.
MacInnis signsextension
ST. LOUIS -- Al MacInnis, one of the NHL's top defenseman, signed a two-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues that reportedly is worth $14 million.
The Blues said their 38-year-old star is now under contract through the 2003-04 season.
Bertuzzi suspended
NEW YORK -- Vancouver forward Todd Bertuzzi's 10-game suspension was upheld by the NHL, while Colorado forward Scott Parker was banned for two games.
The suspensions will cost Bertuzzi $118,556.70, and Parker $6,055.84 in lost salaries, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The Canucks were also fined $10,000.
Paul Tracy fined
TROY, Mich. -- Paul Tracy was fined $50,000 and stripped of three championship points by CART for unsafe driving and other violations during the Honda Grand Prix.
Inger Miller testspositive for cocaine
INDIANAPOLIS -- Inger Miller, a former world champion at 200 meters, tested positive for caffeine during the 1999 world indoor championships and will be stripped of her bronze medal.
The failed drug test for high levels of caffeine had not been disclosed previously by USA Track & amp; Field, the sport's domestic governing body.
USATF said it upheld a February ruling of its appeals board.
The 29-year-old American finished third in the 60-meter race at the 1999 world indoors in Maebashi, Japan.
Tennis roundup
*Jennifer Capriati began her reign as the world's No. 1 player with a straight-sets loss in doubles at the $1.2 million Swisscom Challenge.
Capriati and Megan Shaughnessy fell 7-5, 7-6 (4) to Lindsay Davenport and Lisa Raymond in the opening round.
In singles, Chanda Rubin defeated Angeles Montolio 6-1, 6-3
Vindicator staff/wire reports