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Published: 3/16/2005

Prep basketball, college basketball, bowling

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Boys All-Ohio

DIVISION III

FIRST TEAM: O.J. Mayo, Cin. N. College Hill, 6-6, sophomore, 28.9 points per game; Nate Davis, Bellaire, 6-3, jr., 27.0; David Lighty, Cle. VASJ, 6-5, jr., 24.5; Jordan Petraitis, Akr. Manchester, 6-3, sr., 23.6; Joe Guiler, Johnstown-Monroe, 6-9, jr., 11.2; Brett Beucler, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-1, sr., 23.0; Dan Borcherdt, Archbold, 6-0, sr., 22.6; Erik Marschall, New London, 6-7, sr., 18.3; Richard Semrau, Rocky River Luth. W., 6-9, jr., 22.3.

Player of the year: O.J. Mayo, Cin. N. College Hill.

Coaches of the year: Roger Zornes, Ironton; Ray Miller, West Jefferson; Mike Fuline, Rootstown.

SECOND TEAM: Bill Walker, Cin. N. College Hill, 6-6, soph., 20.0; Steve Summers, Doylestown Chippewa, 5-10, sr., 18.0; Matt North, Jonathan Alder, 6-1, sr., 21.2; Kody Babcock, W. Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-5, sr., 19.0; Kyle Miller, Piketon, 6-2, sr., 20.0; Joe Kalb, Wynford, 6-7, jr., 19.3; Chad Reynolds, Delphos St. John s, 6-6, sr., 16.8.

THIRD TEAM: Jace McGonigle, W. Jefferson, 5-11, sr., 19.3; Ryan Church, Martins Ferry, 6-3, sr., 22.0; Tyler Rosenberger, Woodmore, 6-4, sr., 20.0; Kerry Wilkinson, Clinton-Massie, 6-2, sr., 15.5; Marty Bidwell, Middletown Fenwick, 6-4, sr., 18.5; Trevor Scott, Loudonville, 6-2, sr., 17.3; Sam King, Brookfield, 5-10, sr., 18.0.

Special Mention

Chris Beals, Worthington Christian; Kale Richardson, Bloom-Carroll; Bryan West, Coshocton; Zach Fanning, Garaway; Shane Stephens, Old Washington Buckeye Trail; Colin Hudson, Barnesville; Mikel Fisher, Bellaire; Ryne Romick, Hannibal River Local; Joe Shardo, Versailles; Quincy Heflin, Day. Stivers; Cory Copas, Seaman N. Adams; P.J. Rase, Chesapeake; Tom Kaskey, Wheelersburg; Cody Hornsby, Stewart Federal Hocking; Jeremiah Oates, Chillicothe Huntington; Brigham Waginger, Ironton; Dennis Gagai, Ironton; Nate Stahl, St. Henry; Ron Hillis, Cle. VASJ; Greg Andrews, Rocky River Luth. W.; Jason Ronyak, Burton Berkshire; Cory Neale, Brooklyn; Mike Priesand, Beachwood; Darryl Rushton, Cle. VASJ; Eric Shiele, Atwater Waterloo; Cory Buso, Rootstown; Jerome Jones, Youngs. Ursuline; Jason Frederick, Leavittsburg LaBrae; Jared Nolletti, W. Salem Northwestern; Brett Young, E. Palestine.

Honorable Mention (area)

Ben Boos, Margaretta; Chad Reynolds, Elmwood; Casey Bodenbender, Liberty Center; Clint Russell, Delta.

DIVISION IV

FIRST TEAM: Donald Suel, Cols. Africentric, 6-3, senior, 22.7 points per game; Matt Poole, S. Charleston SE, 6-6, sr., 27.5; Scott Moyer, Rosecrans, 6-2, sr., 16.0; Steve Luckhardt, Shadyside, 5-10, sr., 18.8; Nick Aldridge, S. Webster, 6-7, jr., 27.0; Kurtis Brown, Continental, 6-1, sr., 20.4; Jake Fanning, Danbury, 5-10, sr., 24.4; Daniel Zacour, Kidron Central Christian, 6-4, sr., 22.8; Sam Liggins, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E., 5-8, sr., 21.4; James Beedle, McDonald, 5-11, sr., 21.3.

Players of the year: Donald Suel, Cols. Africentric; Kurtis Brown, Continental; Sam Liggins, Cle. Hts. Luth. E.

Coaches of the year: Mike Thornton, Cols. Africentric; David Thompson, Wellsville; Todd Rock, Zanesville Rosecrans.

SECOND TEAM: Jake Hessey, Col. Crawford, 5-11, sr., 24.3; Brandon Speck, Mansfield St. Peter s, 6-0, sr., 23.6; Sean McCants, Cols. Wellington, 6-1, jr., 22.4; Nathan Cozart, Reedsville Eastern, 5-11, jr., 22.3; Andy Francis, Sidney Fairlawn, 6-4, sr., 21.6; Craig Randolph, Racine Southern, 6-1, sr., 22.4.

THIRD TEAM: Bill McNichol, Wellsville, 6-7, sr., 15.5; Josh Diaz, Salineville Southern, 6-3, sr., 21.9; Marty Baird, Van Buren, 6-1, sr., 21.7; Adam Barga, Ansonia, 6-6, sr., 17.1.

Special Mention

Lee Brubaker, Holgate; Josh Vorst, Ottoville.

Honorable Mention (area)

Anthony Jackson, Ayersville; Justin Rufenacht, Pettisville; John Fox, Riverdale; Kyle Meyer, Columbus Grove; Aaron Mass, Tiffin Calvert; Travis Kinn, New Riegel.

Boys state tournament

Value City Arena (Columbus)

DIVISION I SEMIFINALS

Mansfield Sr. (24-1) vs. Can. McKinley (25-1), Friday, 5:15 p.m.

Cin. St. Xavier (21-5) vs. Cin. Moeller (22-3), Friday, 8:30 p.m.

FINAL

Semifinal winners, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

DIVISION II SEMIFINALS

Wooster Triway (23-3) vs. Cols. Linden McKinley (11-14), tomorrow, 10:45 a.m.

Day. Dunbar (22-4) vs. Upper Sandusky (25-0), tomorrow, 2 p.m.

FINAL

Semifinal winners, Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

DIVISION III SEMIFINALS

Loudonville (22-3) vs. Cin. N. College Hill (25-1), Friday, 10:45 a.m.

Ironton (25-0) vs. Archbold (24-1), Friday, 2 p.m.

FINAL

Semifinal winners, Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

DIVISION IV SEMIFINALS

Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. (20-5) vs. Minster (21-4), tomorrow, 5:15 p.m.

Continental (22-3) vs. Cols. Africentric (25-1), tomorrow, 8:30 p.m.

FINAL

Semifinal winners, Saturday, 2 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Men

NCAA Tournament

OPENING ROUND

Dayton (last night)

Oakland, Mich. 79, Alabama A&M 69

SYRACUSE RegionAL

Worcester, Mass. (Friday)

Charlotte (21-7) vs. North Carolina State (19-13), 12:15 p.m.

Connecticut (22-7) vs. Central Florida (24-8), 2:45 p.m.

Charlotte, N.C. (Friday)

Minnesota (21-10) vs. Iowa State (18-11), 12:30 p.m.

North Carolina (27-4) vs. Oakland, Mich. (13-18), 3 p.m.

Nashville (Friday)

Florida (23-7) vs. Ohio (21-10), 12:25 p.m.

Villanova (22-7) vs. New Mexico (26-6), 2:55 p.m.

Oklahoma City (Friday)

Wisconsin (22-8) vs. Northern Iowa (21-10), 7:20 p.m.

Kansas (23-6) vs. Bucknell (22-9), 9:50 p.m.

CHICAGO RegionAL

Cleveland (tomorrow)

Alabama (24-7) vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (24-5), 12:25 p.m.

Boston College (24-4) vs. Pennsylvania (20-8), 2:55 p.m.

Indianapolis (tomorrow)

Texas (20-10) vs. Nevada (24-6), 7:10 p.m.

Illinois (32-1) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (20-12), 9:40 p.m.

Boise, Idaho (tomorrow)

Arizona (27-6) vs. Utah State (24-7), 7:20 p.m.

LSU (20-9) vs. Alabama-Birmingham (21-10), 9:50 p.m.

Oklahoma City (Friday)

Oklahoma State (24-6) vs. Southeastern Louisiana (24-8), 12:30 p.m.

Southern Illinois (26-7) vs. Saint Mary s, Calif. (25-8), 3 p.m.

AUSTIN RegionAL

Indianapolis (tomorrow)

Kentucky (25-5) vs. Eastern Kentucky (22-8), 12:20 p.m.

Cincinnati (24-7) vs. Iowa (21-11), 2:50 p.m.

Tucson, Ariz. (tomorrow)

Oklahoma (24-7) vs. Niagara (20-9), 12:45 p.m.

Utah (27-5) vs. Texas-El Paso (27-7), 3:15 p.m.

Worcester, Mass. (Friday)

Syracuse (27-6) vs. Vermont (24-6), 7:10 p.m.

Michigan State (22-6) vs. Old Dominion (28-5), 9:40 p.m.

Charlotte, N.C. (Friday)

Duke (25-5) vs. Delaware State (19-13), 7:25 p.m.

Stanford (18-12) vs. Mississippi State (22-10), 9:55 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE RegionAL

Cleveland (tomorrow)

Wake Forest (26-5) vs. Chattanooga (20-10), 7:10 p.m.

West Virginia (21-10) vs. Creighton (23-10), 9:40 p.m.

Boise, Idaho (tomorrow)

Pacific (26-3) vs. Pittsburgh (20-8), 12:40 p.m.

Washington (27-5) vs. Montana (18-12), 3:10 p.m.

Tucson, Ariz. (tomorrow)

Gonzaga (25-4) vs. Winthrop (27-5), 7:25 p.m.

Texas Tech (20-10) vs. UCLA (18-10), 9:55 p.m.

Nashville (Friday)

Louisville (29-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (20-10), 7:10 p.m.

Georgia Tech (19-11) vs. George Washington (22-7), 9:40 p.m.

OAKLAND, MICH. 79, ALABAMA A&M 69

OAKLAND, MICH. (13-18): Marshall 9-16 8-11 29, McCloskey 1-3 3-4 5, Scott 9-14 3-5 21, Dukes 3-6 0-0 7, Ishmeal 0-3 0-0 0, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Cassise 5-8 0-0 13, Carson 2-6 0-0 4, Ritzema 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 14-20 79.

ALABAMA A&M (18-14): Martin 7-15 7-10 22, Matthews 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 4-8 0-0 8, Trotter 8-15 3-4 24, Ricketts 3-9 2-2 11, Jones 0-4 0-0 0, Young 1-4 0-0 3, Ogbara 0-0 1-2 1, Neloms 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 13-18 69.

Halftime Oakland, Mich. 38-35. A 8,254.

NIT

Opening round (tonight)

Drexel (17-11) at Buffalo (22-9), 7 p.m.

Hofstra (21-8) at Saint Joseph s (19-11), 7 p.m.

Davidson (21-8) at Virginia Commonwealth (19-12), 7:30 p.m.

Houston (18-13) at Wichita State (20-9), 8 p.m.

Rice (19-11) at Southwest Missouri State (18-12), 8 p.m.

Kent State (20-12) at Western Kentucky (21-8), 9 p.m.

Denver (20-10) at San Francisco (16-13), 10 p.m.

CS Fullerton (19-10) at Oregon State (17-14), 10 p.m.

Opening round, last night

Holy Cross 78, Notre Dame 73

South Carolina 69, Miami 67

Virginia Tech 60, Temple 50

DePaul 75, Missouri 70

Monday

Western Michigan 54, Marquette 40

HOLY CROSS 78, NOTRE DAME 73

HOLY CROSS (25-6): Hurley 1-6 0-0 2, Lufkin 4-10 3-5 11, T.Thomas 6-12 4-8 16, Hamilton 7-16 10-12 26, Kinsey 2-5 0-0 5, Clifford 3-3 1-1 7, Simmons 3-7 2-2 9, Doherty 1-6 0-0 2, Hyland 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 27-68 20-30 78.

NOTRE DAME (17-12): Cornette 1-5 0-0 3, Francis 2-4 3-4 7, C.Thomas 7-15 4-4 21, Falls 4-12 6-6 18, Carter 2-4 2-2 7, Cornett 2-3 2-3 6, Kurz 2-5 6-11 11, Latimore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 23-30 73.

Halftime Tied 32-32. A 2,517.

NCAA Div. II REGIONAL

FINDLAY 94, FERRIS STATE 73

FERRIS: Shaw 3-0-6, Daniels 1-0-2, Springs 3-0-6, Corey Epps 2-1-1-8, Carlton Epps 1-4-4-18, Holt 4-1-2-13, Shanahan 6-1-13, Burrel 3-1-7. Totals: 23-6-9-73.

FINDLAY: Gaines 7-5-19, Metzger 1-2-1-9, Commons 13-3-29, McGlaughlin 2-3-0-13, Pfeifer 3-2-3-15, Schnipke 1-1-3, Felt 1-0-2, Sommer 1-0-2, Bass 1-0-2. totals: 30-7-13-94.

Women

NCAA Tournament, first round

PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL

NCAA Tournament, first round

Saturday

Dallas

North Carolina State (21-7) vs. Middle Tennessee State (23-8), 7 p.m.

Texas Tech (22-7) vs. Texas-Arlington (21-9), 9:30 p.m.

Sunday

Knoxville, Tenn.

New Mexico (26-4) vs. Purdue (16-12), 7 p.m.

Tennessee (26-4) vs. Western Carolina (18-13), 9:30 p.m.

Storrs, Conn.

Temple (27-3) vs. Louisiana Tech (20-9), Noon

Rutgers (25-6) vs. Hartford (22-8), 2:30 p.m.

College Park, Md.

Ohio State (28-4) vs. Holy Cross (20-10), Noon

Maryland (21-9) vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay (27-3), 2:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA REGIONAL

Saturday

Dallas

Texas (21-8) vs. Oral Roberts (22-8), Noon

Georgia (22-9) vs. Rice (24-8), 2:30 p.m.

Sunday

Knoxville, Tenn.

Oklahoma (17-12) vs. Arizona (19-11), Noon

LSU (29-2) vs. Stetson (17-13), 2:30 p.m.

College Park, Md.

DePaul (25-4) vs. Virginia Tech (17-11), 7 p.m.

Penn State (19-10) vs. Liberty (24-6), 9:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Duke (28-4) vs. Canisius (21-9), Noon

Boston College (19-9) vs. Houston (21-8), 2:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL

Saturday

Minneapolis

Southern California (19-10) vs. Louisville (22-8), Noon

Michigan State (28-3) vs. Alcorn State (21-8), 2:30 p.m.

Fresno, Calif.

Iowa State (23-6) vs. Utah (25-7), 8 p.m

Stanford (29-2) vs. Santa Clara (17-13), 10:30 p.m.

Seattle

Kansas State (23-7) vs. Bowling Green (23-7), 8 p.m.

Vanderbilt (22-7) vs. Montana (22-7), 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

Storrs, Conn.

Connecticut (23-7) vs. Dartmouth (17-10), 7 p.m.

Florida State (23-7) vs. Richmond (23-7), 9:30 p.m.

TEMPE REGIONAL

Saturday

Minneapolis

Virginia (20-10) vs. Old Dominion (22-8), 7 p.m.

Minnesota (24-7) vs. St. Francis, Pa. (21-9), 9:30 p.m.

Fresno, Calif.

Arizona State (22-9) vs. Eastern Kentucky (23-7), 2 p.m.

Notre Dame (26-5) vs. UC Santa Barbara (21-8), 4:30 p.m.

Seattle

Baylor (27-3) vs. Illinois State (13-17), 2 p.m.

Texas Christian (23-9) vs. Oregon (20-9), 4:30 p.m.

Sunday

Chapel Hill, N.C.

North Carolina (27-3) vs. Coppin State (23-7), 7 p.m.

Mississippi (19-10) vs. George Washington (22-8), 9:30 p.m.

WNIT

FIRST ROUND, TONIGHT

Tulsa (19-10) at Texas A&M (14-14), 6 p.m.

BYU (19-10) at Gonzaga (27-3), 10 p.m.

Illinois (17-12) at Indiana St. (22-8), 7 p.m.

Xavier (20-9) at W. Kentucky (20-9), 6 p.m.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

CCHA Tournament

The Super Six

At Joe Louis Arena (Detroit)

Quarterfinals (tomorrow)

Alaska-Fairbanks vs. N. Michigan, 5:30 p.m.

Michigan St. vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9 p.m.

Semifinals (Friday)

Lowest remaining seed vs. Michigan, 5:30 p.m.

Highest remaining seed vs. Ohio St., 9 p.m.

Championship (Saturday)

TBA, 8:30 p.m.

Third place

TBA, 5 p.m.

BASEBALL

Exhibition

LAST NIGHT

Toronto 2, Detroit 2, tie, 10 innings

Washington (ss) 4, Cleveland (ss) 3

N.Y. Mets 7, Cleveland (ss) 5

L.A. Dodgers 3, Atlanta 3, tie, 10 innings

Minnesota 2, Florida (ss) 2, tie, 11 innings

Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5

St. Louis 5, Baltimore 4

N.Y. Yankees 11, Florida (ss) 5

Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Angels 5

Seattle 11, Oakland 4

Texas (ss) 1, Colorado 0, 10 innings

Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 1

Houston 6, Washington (ss) 5

Texas (ss) vs. Milwaukee (ss) at Phoenix, late

Milwaukee (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., late

At Lakeland, Fla.

Toronto 0001001000 2 9 0

Detroit 0001100000 2 6 0

Towers, Chulk (5), Rosario (6), Downs (7), Whiteside (8), Glynn (9) and Zaun, Quiroz; Johnson, Ledezma (5), Colyer (8), Percival (9) and I.Rodriguez, S.Martinez. HRs Toronto, Gross (6). Detroit, Smith (2).

Josh Towers allowed two hits and one run over four innings for Toronto. Troy Percival struck out three over two scoreless innings for Detroit.

At Viera, Fla.

Cleveland (ss) 000001011 3 7 0

Washington (ss) 22000000x 4 6 2

Davis, Rhodes (5), Howry (7), Tallet (8), and Bard, Garko; Hernandez, Eischen (7), Carrasco (8), Tucker (9) and Schneider, Osik. W Hernandez, 1-1. L Davis, 1-1. Sv Tucker (1). HRs Washington, Guzman.

Christian Guzman had a pair of hits including a home run and two RBIs with two runs scored. Livan Hernandez pitched six innings and had five strikeouts to record the win for the Nationals.

At Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Cleveland (ss) 010000220 5 10 0

New York (N) 21001030x 7 14 1

Lee, Bere (5), Betancourt (7), Miller (8) and Martinez, Wathan (8); Petit, Ginter (3), Campos (6), Koo (9) and Piazza, Castro (6). W Petit, 1-0. L Lee, 0-1. Sv Koo (1). HRs Cleveland, Peralta (2), Kinkade (2), Kouzmanoff (2). New York, Beltran (3), Castro (1).

Carlos Beltran drove in two runs with a double and a home run for New York. Cliff Lee gave up three runs on seven hits over four innings.

LOCAL BOWLING

Honor Roll

Men (750 or better)

Nick Hinz, Jug s 813

Steve Snyder, Jug s 785

Eric Baumgardner, Interstate 783

Jeff Baller, Timbers 774

Sam Bundy, Jug s 773

Butch Garmon, Jug s 767

Brian Garmon, Jug s 766

Fred Cerrone Jr., Interstate 762

Larry Billingsley, Westland 762

Dave Ulrich, Timbers 752

Kevin Welsh, Jug s 752

Doug Denno, Jug s 750

Women (650 or better)

Shanelle Turner, Imperial 725

Jamie Meyers, Jug s 685

Shellie Stone, Jug s 682

Shelley Ditmyer, Jug s 681

Kathy Coombs, Jug s 680

Tricia Rettig, Interstate 661

The Queens

Presented by Dunn Chevy-Buick

At Monroe Sports Center

STANDINGS: AA Boos & Sons 110; Lizcano s Pro Shop 98.5; Toledo Sports Center 98.5; Empire Pro Shop 83; KJ Excavating 70.5; Striking FX Pro Shop/DeVaul Tax 61; Personal Touch/Church s 60; Steven s Disposal 59; Bay Center Recreation 52; Twin Oaks/All Nu Construction 42.5

Twin Oaks 790-767-741-2298

AA Boos & Sons 863-810-810-2483

TWIN OAKS: Jody Richardson 188-182-165-535; Deb Hensley 171-158-171-500; Sandy Munger 199-223-194-616; Marcia Riffle 232-204-211-647

AA BOOS: Tricia Rettig 208-235-258-701; Brooke Summers 208-179-202-589; Jodie Walter 222-184-182-588; Sheri Verespej 225-212-168-605

Toledo SC 722-768-780-2270

Personal Touch 712-777-713-2202

TOLEDO SC: Mary Minnick 168-187-190-545; Patty Pruss 163-185-204-552; Connie Fairchild 189-159-171-519; Ann Lawson 202-237-215-654

PERSONAL TOUCH: Shaun Staples 149-223-201-573; Val Hughley 175-180-181-536; Bea Staples 216-190-179-585; Rita Stockard 172-184-152-508

Empire 785-725-810-2320

Bay Center Rec. 628-700-723-2051

EMPIRE: Mary Jo Anderson 186-160-174-520; Dede Ruckman 167-191-192-550; Tonjia Hartle 220-194-245-659; Sandy Miller 212-180-199-591

BAY CENTER: Keiran Monnett 169-255-214-638; Karen Woelfl 172-170-191-533; Tracy Autman 137-147-185-469; Glennis Przymierski 150-128-133-411

KJ Excavating 739-807-799-2345

Striking FX 732-717-769-2218

KJ EXCAVATING: Stephanie Plocek 144-193-243-580; Ellen DeVaughn 198-172-151-521; Lisa Eicher 170-176-158-504; Wendy Erdmann 227-266-247-740

STRIKING FX: Dawn Wagner 187-160-206-553; Sue Utter 149-148-180-477; Stephanie Snyder 151-181-179-511; Katie Hahn 245-228-204-677

Steven s Disposal 695-819-707-2221

Lizcano s 744-762-789-2295

STEVEN S: Carrie Paben 177-224-181-582; Bobbi Jo Perry 187-175-170-532; Linda Starr 142-214-173-529; Gail Whalen 189-206-183-578

LIZCANO S: Joanna Kosier 171-215-187-573; Kathy Taber 155-182-198-535; Shellie Stone 199-189-212-600; Jodi Woessner 219-176-192-587

Next week: 9 p.m., at Interstate Lanes

ECHL

LAST NIGHT

Trenton 5, Charlotte 3

Atlantic City 1, Dayton 0, OT

Reading 3, Peoria 1

Texas 6, Augusta 2

S. Carolina 4, Gwinnett 3

Florida 7, Victoria 1

Idaho at Mississippi, late

Alaska at Fresno, late

Bakersfield at Las Vegas, late

TRANSACTIONS

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Suspended Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson s crew chief, for two weeks and fined him $35,000 for failing to meet the minimum height requirement; Alan Gustafson, Kyle Busch s crew chief, for two weeks and fined him $25,000 because Busch s runner-up car was too high in the post-race inspection and Todd Berrier, Kevin Harvick s crew chief, for four weeks and fined $25,000 for rigging Harvick s fuel tank. Docked drivers Johnson and Busch 25 points and owner Rick Hendrick 50 points.

BASEBALL

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX Optioned RHP Jeff Bajenaru, LHP Arnie Munoz and RHP Matt Smith to Charlotte of the IL, and RHP Kris Honel, LHP Paulino Reynoso and 1B Casey Rogowski to Birmingham of the Southern League. Reassigned C Raul Casanova, C Gustavo Molina, OF Jerry Owens and OF Chris Young to their minor-league camp.

DETROIT TIGERS Released OF Alex Sanchez. Placed INF Fernando Vina on the 60-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Kenny Baugh, RHP Mark Woodyard, INF Ryan Raburn, INF Chris Shelton, OF Byron Gettis and OF Curtis Granderson to Toledo of the IL; RHP Preston Larrison to Erie of the EL; and RHP Justin Verlander to Lakeland of the FSL. Assigned LHP Mike Bynum, RHP Nelson Cruz, RHP Andrew Good, RHP Matt Roney, C Brandon Harper, C Mike Rabelo, C Maxim St. Pierre and INF Jack Hannahan to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Optioned OF Jason Perry to Sacramento of the PCL.

TEXAS RANGERS Optioned DH Jason Botts to Oklahoma of the PCL and RHP Nick Massett and RHP Josh Rupe to Frisco of the Texas League.

National League

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Optioned RHP David Aardsma, LHP Brian Burres, C Justin Knoedler, OF Frederick Lewis, OF Daniel Ortmeier, RHP Alfredo Simon, LHP Erick Threets, RHP Merkin Valdez to Fresno of the PCL. Reassigned LHP Armando Almanza, RHP Matt Cain, RHP Brandon Villafuerte to their minor league camp.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Optioned RHP Josh Karp to New Orleans of the PCL and LHP Mike Hinckley to Harrisburg of the EL. Reassigned RHP Dan Smith to their minor league camp.

Central League

EL PASO DIABLOS Signed RHP John Erxleben.

Northern League

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Agreed to terms with RHP Quintin Oldenburg.

JOLIET JACKHAMMERS Signed RHP Amad Stephens. Re-signed 2B Gabby Delgado.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES Agreed to terms with OF Cody Nowlin.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS Agreed to terms with INF Pichi Balet.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS Agreed to terms with INF Chris Weekly.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS Agreed to terms with LB Orlando Huff on a two-year contract.

BALTIMORE RAVENS Agreed to terms with C Joe Maese and OF Cooper Carlisle on two-year contracts.

GREEN BAY PACKERS Re-signed OL Grey Ruegamer and S Todd Franz.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Re-signed WR Troy Edwards and RB Chris Fuamatu-Maafala.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Agreed to terms with WR Travis Taylor on a two-year contract.

NEW YORK GIANTS Released DE Keith Washington.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Signed TE Anthony Becht to a five-year contract.

HOCKEY

American Hockey League

NORFOLK ADMIRALS Announced D Richard Seeley has been loaned to the team by Bridgeport.

UTAH GRIZZLIES Signed RW Eric Labelle. Assigned LW Mike Stutzel to Idaho of the ECHL.

ECHL

ECHL Suspended Alaska D Keith McCambridge for two games and fined him and the team undisclosed amounts for his actions in a game on March 14. Suspended Bakersfield D David Kudelka and fined him and the team undisclosed amounts for his actions in a game on March 11.

GREENVILLE GRRROWL Acquired F Colin Shields from Atlantic City to complete an earlier trade. Signed D Dan Pszenyczny and F Chris Kovalcik.

MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES Announced RW Lee Jacobson has been assigned to the team by Cincinnati of the AHL, then traded to Pee Dee for future considerations.

TOLEDO STORM Acquired F Mike James from Johnstown for future considerations.United Hockey League

ADIRONDACK FROSTBITE Announced RW Justin Kelly has been called up by Springfield of the AHL.

SOCCER

Major Indoor Soccer League

CHICAGO STORM Named Mitre Kutanovski president.

COLLEGE

BUFFALO Fired Cheryl Dozier, women s basketball coach.

COLORADO Named Bill Inge defensive line coach.

KENTUCKY STATE Named Fred Farrier football coach.

LOYOLA, NO Announced the resignation of Emmy Therrell, women s soccer coach.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS Named Carol Owens women s basketball coach.

SAM HOUSTON STATE Named James Ferguson offensive coordinator and assistant head football coach, Duane Dirk defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, B.J. Anderson offensive line coach, Perry Eliano cornerbacks coach, Tommy Mainord wide receivers coach, and Trent Grona safeties coach.

SAN DIEGO STATE Announced the resignation of Jim Tomey, women s basketball coach.

VILLANOVA Promoted Mark Reardon to defensive coordinator and Sean Spencer and Brendan Daly to assistant football coaches.

NOTES

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association is hosting its annual meeting and symposium at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Toledo. The symposium is designed to update health care professionals about sports-injury management. The seminar is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday. Interested health care professionals may call the Radisson (419-241-3000) or e-mail Mark Schauer at Schauem@ccf.org.

The Eastern Community YMCA on Pickle Road in Oregon is accepting registrations for its SPRING ADULT MEN S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons and evenings starting April 17. Deadline for registering is April 7 at 7 p.m. Call Ivan Kovacevic at 419-691-3523.

The NWO LADY IRISH softball organization will hold fastpitch tryouts for girls 18-and-under and 12-and-under teams at the Michigan Sports Academy in Saline, Michigan on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For directions and registration, visit the the NWO Lady Irish Web site (www.eteamz.com/nwoirish), or contact Jerry Barron at 734-847-5125.

A local U10 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM is looking for two players. Contact Jim Rogers at 419-247-1758.



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