Debartolo memorial scholarship dinner

WARREN — San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary will be among the athletes attending Monday’s Edward J. Debartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation dinner and auction at Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St.

A VIP Chalk Talk begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m. and an auction at 8 p.m.

Items available to be bid upon included: A Super Bowl XLIV trip for two to Miami in February; a San Francisco trip for two to attend a 49ers game; two Notre Dame football season tickets; and an autographed Singletary Chicago Bears jersey and photo.

Proceeds benefit The Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Denise DeBartolo York and John York, 49ers owners, have awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships over the past 12 years.

Jeffries is recognized

NORTH JACKSON — William L. Jeffries, Jackson-Milton Local Schools Athletic Director, has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

In awarding this distinction, the organization noted that Jeffries “has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration.”

Morgan is selected

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Clyde Morgan, Wabash College men’s and women’s track coach from Youngstown, has been selected to attend the Summer 2009 Emerging Elite Men’s & Women’s Coaches Camps at the Athletic Congress Development Committee Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Morgan, a Thiel College graduate and former track coach for the Tomcats before shifting to Wabash where he completed his first season in 2009, will serve as one of the hurdles coaches at the camp’s second session July 27-Aug. 1.

Timko co-champion

HUDSON — Boo Timko, a junior at Warren JFK High, and Trey Sullivan of Katy, Tex., were declared co-champions of the 31st Annual Hudson Junior Invitational held June 17.

Timko carded rounds of 69 and 70 while Sullivan shot 68 and 71 over the par-72 course at The Country Club of Hudson. The tourney attracted 95 golfers from around the country.

Timko also did well in the American Junior Golf Association Midwest Junior Championship staged June 8-11 in Bloomingdale, Ill.

Flag Football League

YOUNGSTOWN — The first Mahoning Valley Sports 4-on-4 Adult (18-and-over) Flag Football League will begin July 12 at Volney Rogers Field in Mill Creek Park.

Each winner also will receive a free entry into the 2009 fall league and into the fourth annual State tournament in August in Youngstown. The second- and third-place teams also will receive prizes.

Interested players may call (330) 774-6707 or e-mail More information also is available at

Hardin also said the league is planning an 8-on-8 women’s circuit for this fall.

Roadrunners Club

YOUNGSTOWN — S. Mark Courtney, Adrian Mangino and Guy Pizzaforatto were inducted into the Youngstown Roadrunners Club Hall of Fame Monday, at the organization’s 10th annual Hall of Fame Banquet held at Birch Hill Cabin in Mill Creek Park and catered by Rachael’s Restaurant.

Also honored were Dan Shields who was presented the Pat Malandra Meritorious Service Award, and Kevin Finnerty, Larry George and Wilma Depiore who each won the Road Runners Club of America National Volunteer Award.

Ron Scott memorial

BOARDMAN — In tribute to longtime official Ron Scott’s dedication and service to track and cross country, a special fund has been set up by the Boardman High track and cross country teams.

Scott, who served as a track official for more than 50 years, died last week.

Donations will be used to purchase an outdoor record board in memory of Scott that will be permanently displayed at the track.

Send donations to Denise Gorski, Girls Track Coach, Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512.

Golf Classic set

WARREN — The 11th annual Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic will be held Sept. 14 at the Trumbull Country Club.

Proceeds from the event will support the Orthopedic Excellence Fund. All proceeds will be used locally to support patients at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

The Foundation awarded more than $795,000 in grants last year to departments and community organizations.

Corporate Golf Sponsorships Packages also are available at a variety of levels.

Fot more, call (330) 841-1900.

Vivo wins

Jenna Vivo, 9, recently won the U.S. Kids World Golf Tournament qualifier at the Ron Akers Golf Course at Michigan State.

The victory and qualifying score qualified Vivo for the U.S. Kids World Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., in August.

Vivo is the daughter of Jim Vivo and Nadine Colla.


Tribe adds Veras

CLEVELAND — Reliever Jose Veras was added to the Cleveland Indians’ roster on Saturday and reliever Jensen Lewis was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

Veras, acquired on Wednesday from the Yankees for cash, went 3-1 with a 5.96 ERA in 25 appearances for New York before he was designated for assignment on June 16. He did not allow a run in nine of his last 12 appearances with the Yankees.

Lewis ended 2008 as the team’s closer, converting all 13 of his save opportunities last August and September. But he is 2-3 with a 5.03 ERA this season, allowing nine home runs in 39 1-3 innings.

Blue Jackets add 5

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets have wrapped up their 10th NHL draft by adding five players in rounds two through seven at Bell Centre in Montreal.

Columbus traded its third- (No. 62) and fourth- (No. 92) round picks to the New York Islanders on Saturday in exchange for a second round (No. 56) pick, which they used to select U.S. National Development Team center Kevin Lynch.

Vindicator staff/wire reports