Area sports updates


Walsh Jesuit tops
Cardinal Mooney

STOW — The Walsh Jesuit girl’s basketball team used a big second half Saturday to pin a 50-25 setback on Cardinal Mooney.

Mooney (9-8) controlled the first-half tempo and forced a 12-12 stalemate at the break. The Warriors (16-2) out-scored the Cardinals 38-13 in the final 16 minutes.

Brianna Segerson scored all 12 of her points in the second half for Walsh.

For Mooney, Dayna Daltorio hit two 3-pointers and scored seven points and Sarah Pelini collected six points and seven rebounds.

Tickets available

GIRARD — Tickets for the Liberty-Girard High varsity boys game at the Chevrolet Centre Tuesday go on sale today and Tuesday during school hours at the Girard High principal’s office.

Tickets will cost $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

Raffle organized

CHAMPION — The Champion High Baseball/Softball Boosters are sponsoring a 150 Club Reverse Raffle on Feb. 16 at St. Williams Church Banquet Hall. Grand prize is $2,000. Tickets cost $60 for one chance for prize and two dinners.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Bud Greathouse at 330) 847-9978 or (330) 360-8712.


Garcia, Lijleblad win

MIAMI — Jose Garcia broke away in the final mile and a half to capture the men’s title in the Miami Marathon on Sunday, while Kelly Lijleblad held on to win the women’s race.

Garcia, of Guatemala, finished in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 43 seconds. He beat Kenyan runner Samuel Kiprotich, who had a time of 2:18:14, and Ethiopian runner Demesse Tafera, who finished at 2:18:29. Lijleblad, of Boulder, Colo., won the women’s race in 2:47:13, beating Russian runner Nedezha Tuptova, who had a time of 2:48:09. Brian Sell of Rochester Hills, Mich., set a new course record in the half marathon, finishing in 1:03:46. Colombian runner Yolanda Fernandez also set a course record in the women’s half marathon, with a time of 1:16:01.

More than 10,400 runners competed in this year’s race.

Run With the Lark

NEW YORK — Run With the Lark drew away to a 23⁄4-length win Sunday over R Clear Victory in the $66,750 Turnofthecentury Stakes at Aqueduct.

Norberto Arroyo Jr., was aboard for trainer Richard Schosberg as the 6-year-old gelding got his fifth win in 23 starts. The time was 1:44.66 in the 1 1-16-mile stakes for horses bred in New York.


Monte Carlo results

MONTE CARLO, Monaco — Four-time world champion Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally for a record fifth time on Sunday.

The Frenchman completed the four-day race in 3 hours, 39 minutes, 17 seconds.

“It’s always nice to start the season with a win, but I have no intention of getting carried away because there are some very difficult rallies to come,” the Citroen driver said.

Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen of Finland, Loeb’s main rival since Marcus Gronholm retired, took second, 2:34.4 behind Loeb.

World Cup skiing

STE-ADELE, Quebec — Canadian Steve Omischl won the World Cup aerials event Sunday at Ski Mont Gabriel, finishing with 249.72 points.

“It’s probably the most important victory of my career, and it came in Canada,” said Omischl, from North Bay, Ontario. “I competed in World Cup events in Quebec over the last seven years, whether at Tremblant or here, and I never climbed the podium.”

Belarus’ Anton Kushnir was second with 243.72 points, and countryman Dmitri Dashinski was third with 243.58. In the season standings, Omischl leads with 360 points, followed by Kushnir with 290 and Dashinski with 245. In the women’s final, Belarus’ Alla Tsuper won with 201.02 points.

Ehrhart takes 10K

RUHPOLDING, Germany — Ludwig Ehrhart of France won the 10-kilometer pursuit at the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships on Sunday.

Ehrhart won in 33 minutes, 10.1 seconds, followed by Manuel Muller of Germany, 37.7 seconds back. American Leif Nordgren was third, earning the first medal by a U.S. team member at the event since 2002.

The 18-year-old Minnesotan battled Lukas Hofer of Italy in the final sprint for the bronze. “We were so close, our skis touched,” Nordgren said. “Then I just went for the finish line.”

Angola, Tunisia prevail

TAMALE, Ghana — Angola and Tunisia each won 3-1 Sunday to improve their chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the African soccer Cup of Nations.

Angola rallied to top Senegal, and 2004 champion Tunisia easily beat South Africa. Angola and Tunisia have four points each in Group D. They play Thursday in their final first-round game and both will advance if they draw. Senegal will play South Africa in the other game.

Abdoulaye Faye gave Senegal a 20th-minute lead on a powerful header, but Manucho equalized for Angola in the 50th off Nsimba Baptista’s cross.

Vindicator staff/wire reports