SPORTSBRIEFING

Chester moves to 3-0

BOARDMAN — In a rematch of last year’s championship game, the Chester Old-timers baseball team defeated Boardman Fog 3-1 Sunday at Boardman High School to improve to 3-0 this season.

Bill Sattler went the distance on the mound to get the win. Sattler and Mike Logston each had a double and single. Nick Turkley, Dave Smith, Dan Eckleberry and Jub Whittaker added hits.

Chester will play Niles at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Liverpool High School.

Mount Union wins track title

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Three national titles on Saturday helped propel Mount Union to its second outdoor track and field national team title at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

It was the third national title in track and field for the Purple Raiders and like each of the other two, an outdoor title in 2014 and indoor title earlier this year, it came down to a win in the final event.

The Purple Raiders scored 36 points, one more than North Central (Ill.)

Junior James Roth, senior Tyler Neff, junior Clark Etzler and sophomore AJ Digby ran a championship and school record time of 3:08.10 to give Mount Union the title.

Digby ran two more events on the day and scored a win the 400-meter title with a time of 46.07 seconds. It is his first individual event national title and his time is the fifth fastest in NCAA Division III history and breaks a school record of 46.66 that has stood since 1966 by Nate Hawthorne.

He also combined with sophomore Darian Littlejohn, senior Josh Weber and freshman Malik Britt to place ninth in the 400-meter relay (41.19).

Sophomore Mason Plant was behind with three hurdles to go but rallied to win the 110 meter hurdles with a school-record time of 14.22 seconds. He is now a four-time All-American (two indoor, two outdoor) with also a national title in the 60 meter hurdles indoors earlier this year.

Mount Union also got All-American performances (top-eight finishes) in seventh-place finishes from sophomore Matt Keim in the pole vault (16-feet-0 3/4), sophomore Sean Sherman in the shot put (54-1 1/4) and senior Jaquill Scott in the javelin (205-6).

On the women’s side, Mount Union got an All-American performance from freshman Alexianna Johnson, placing eighth in the long jump (18-8).

Mallory guided East Palestine

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 82.

Indiana announced Mallory’s death on Friday, a day after his son, Indiana State coach Curt Mallory, posted on Twitter his father was in hospice care following emergency brain surgery earlier in the week. Curt Mallory said his father was injured in a fall on Tuesday.

Curt Mallory tweeted on Friday Bill Mallory “passed away peacefully” earlier in the day, surround by extended family.

Bill Mallory went 69-77-3 and took Indiana to six bowls from 1984-96. Indiana has only played in 11 bowl games in its history. Mallory’s blunt assessments and earthy phrases made him a favorite around Bloomington, Indiana, where he was perfect complement to basketball coach Bob Knight.

In 1987, Mallory became the first to win the Big Ten’s coach of the year award in consecutive years. Mallory was 168-129-4 overall as a head coach with stops at Miami (Ohio), his alma mater, Colorado and Northern Illinois.

At Colorado, Mallory’s team won a share of the Big Eight championship in 1976 and reached the Orange Bowl, where the Buffaloes lost Ohio State. But he was fired two seasons later after going 35-21-1 over five years.

Mallory was raised in Sandusky, Ohio, and went on to become a star two-way player for Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian at Miami (Ohio).

Mallory got his start at East Palestine High School and led the Bulldogs to the 1958 Tri-County League title in his only season there before going to Bowling Green State University as an assistant.

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