SPORTS BRIEFING

Beebout nails hole-in-one

CALCUTTA — Ben Beebout of East Liverpool nailed the first hole-in-one of the season Sunday at Beaver Creek Par 3.

Beebout aced it on the 130-yard ninth hole. He golfed with Jeff Martin, Dave Emmerling and Joe Buchheit.

Prince falls in HL Championships

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — Cleveland State junior Blake Prince dropped to 16th place after the second round of the Horizon League Men’s Golf Championships on Monday.

Prince, who starred at East Liverpool High School, shot a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,788-yard Mission Inn Resort El Campeon Course to give him a two-round score of 152. He was 5-over through 11 holes before getting his lone birdie of the day on No. 13.

Wright State Ryan Wenzler shot a 69 Monday to take a four-shot lead at 142.

Defending champion Cleveland State has a two-shot lead heading into today’s final round. The Vikings shot a 14-over 302 Monday and has two-day total of 596, two strokes ahead of Oakland (Mich.) Youngstown State is seventh with a 628.

Andric is tied for sixth

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Westminster College freshman Avery Andric from Lisbon tied for sixth out of 39 golfers at the Westminster Invitational on Monday.

Andric topped the Titans with a round of 81 at New Castle Country Club, five strokes off the pace by medalist Nate Yackovich of Saint Vincent.

Westminster freshman Hayden Wilson from United shot an 88 and tied for 24th in the 39-golfer field.

Saint Vincent won the team title with a 321, one stroke better than Grove City. Westminster was fifth out of eight teams with a 345.

5K zombie run coming soon

COLUMBIANA — Leadership Columbiana County will hold its 5K zombie run and resource fair Saturday at Firestone Park.

The free kids run will be held at 8:45 a.m., followed by the adult run at 9 a.m. The resource fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and feature opportunity for youth involvement in Columbiana County.

There also will be complimentary food and refreshments and giveaway bags with donated items from community businesses.

Blast from the past

SEBRING — Sebring is looking to the past to jumpstart the boys basketball team.

The Sebring Board of Education approved Brian Clark as its new varsity boys basketball coach at its meeting on Monday. The vote was 4-0 with one member absent.

Clark, who is currently the athletic director at Sebring, was previously the Sebring boys basketball coach from 1999 to 2010. He went 161-88 during that span with three Tri-County League titles, four Division IV district championships and a 2004 state semifinal appearance

His overall varsity record is 170-122, which includes two seasons at Carrollton.

Clark had remained active in basketball coaching since leaving the Sebring head coaching post. He helped out former Salem and Springfield head coach Jeff Brink at Hudson for a year before assisting West Branch’s girls team from 2012 to 2016. The Warrior girls went to the state tournament in 2015 while he was there and also won three district titles with his assistance.

Sebring is expected to hire Brian Palmer as its new girls basketball coach at the board meeting next month. Palmer is also Sebring’s head football coach.

Roethlisberger says he’s sorry

FINDLAY (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he’s sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown in Ohio.

Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County’s sports hall of fame.

He says he was hurt several years ago by criticism from some people in the northern Ohio town that came after he was accused of sexual assault.

He wasn’t charged then, but he was suspended by the NFL in 2010. That same year he stopped listing Findlay as his hometown.

The Courier newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2pWEzCi ) that Roethlisberger said at Saturday’s induction ceremony that he’s sorry what happened overshadowed the support he had from Findlay.

He says he’s proud of where he grew up.

Former All-Star suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball’s minor league drug program.

The 28-year-old right-hander, on the roster of Cleveland’s Triple-A team in Columbus, tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Ostarine, the commissioner’s office said Monday. Ostarine is used to retain lean mass.

“This spring I received a positive test for a banned substance from a contaminated non-certified over-the-counter dietary supplement,” Delabar said in a statement released by his agent, Barry Meister. “Although the traces present were extremely low, the rules are the rules. I understand the consequences of my irresponsible actions and take full responsibility to serve my suspension.”

Delabar is 15-9 with a 4.07 ERA in 190 relief appearances for the Mariners (2011-12), the Blue Jays (2012-15) and the Reds (2016). He was an All-Star in 2013.

He started 2016 at Louisville, made seven appearances for Cincinnati in May, then was sent back to Triple-A. He did not pitch this season while awaiting a decision on the appeal of his penalty.

“I apologize to the Indians organization and all of those whom I have let down,” Delabar said. “I ask for forgiveness as I’m going to put this behind me and move on. I’ve been in this game for nearly 13 years and have never tried to gain a competitive edge through supplementation. Hopefully players around the league will not make the same mistake by thinking they are in the clear when it comes to non-certified supplements.”

Seattle pitcher Jonathan Aro was suspended 50 games for an unspecified violation. The 26-year-old righty made his major league with Boston in 2015, appearing in six games, and pitched once for Seattle last season. He was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma before spring training.

Free agent right-hander Jeffry Hernandez was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol.

There have been 28 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and two under the big league program: Pittsburgh All-Star outfielder Starling Marte and Philadelphia pitcher Elniery Garcia.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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