SPORTSBRIEFING

Baker throws at U20 worlds

TAMPERE, Finland — Lindsay Baker, a 2017 graduate of East Liverpool High School, is going after a world championship today.

Baker, the Ohio Division III state shot put champion in 2017, will be throwing in the IAAF (International Assocation of Athletics Federation) World Junior Championships at Tampere, Stadium.

She is ranked fourth in the world in the under-20 shot put and will throw in the second of two flights at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The finals will follow at 1:35 p.m. EDT.

Baker, a redshirt freshman at Ashland University, qualified by placing second at Indiana University last month with a toss of 54-feet-4.

Little Bulldogs signups coming

EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine Little Bulldogs will be holding signups for football players and cheerleaders from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Girl Scout cabins at East Palestine City Park.

It is for grades K-6. Cost is $75 for the first child, $55 for the second and $25 for each additional child. You must bring copy of child’s birth certificate and insurance card to register.

The monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Catfish tournament slated

GUILFORD LAKE — The third annual Colton’s Catch Catfish Tournament will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Guilford Lake.

Registration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Guilford Lake beach pavilion acessed from Camp Boulevard. Early registration is available Glenn’s Archery until Saturday.

Entrants will be judged on the combined length of three fish with a minimum of 14 inches per fish. Measuring will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at the beach.

Entry fee is $25 with 50 percent of the proceeds to benefit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research at Boston Children’s Hospital in memory of Colton Koons, who died in 2013 at 6 months old.

Trimmer gets Horizon honor

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University junior basketball player Melinda Trimmer has been named to the Horizon League Spring 2018 Academic Honor Roll.

Trimmer, a West Branch High School graduate, is a biology pre-medical major.

Candidates for the Honor Roll must meet must participate in at least one of the Horizon League’s 19 sports during the most recent season, have completed three semesters (or four quarters) as a full-time student at the same member institution and possess a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20.

Ex-NFL player charged

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home.

Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested Sunday east of Los Angeles.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office says the 33-year-old was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery and other counts. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer. Arraignment is scheduled for July 30.

Prosecutors say Browner broke into the apartment, chased and dragged the woman and then tried to smother her in a carpet. Prosecutors say he also stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000.

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