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OHSAA hands out awards

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has awarded $170,750 in college scholarships to 199 recent high school graduates following selections made this spring by the OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards. The OHSAA’s annual college scholarship program is now in its 27th year.

West Branch’s Griffin Lough and Grace Heath along with East Palestine’s Parker Sherry were awarded scholarships ranging between $500 and $1,000 for being standout student-athletes in the Northeast District.

Wright named OVAC’s best

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wellsville junior Justin Wright was named the Belmont College-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Month for May.

Wright won state titles in the Div. III 100-meter dash and long jump while finishing second in the 200. His run up to the state meet included many school, stadium and meet records. Wright’s GPA is 3.8.

Woods dropped from suit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is no longer a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash.

Attorneys for the parents of Nicholas Immesberger filed an amended complaint Friday in Palm Beach County court dropping Woods from the suit. The complaint still targets The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, in which the pro golfer is an investor, and restaurant general manager Erica Herman, who is in a relationship with Woods.

The lawsuit filed in May says Immesberger, who worked at The Woods, was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 crash. It says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender there despite knowing he was an alcoholic. It alleges restaurant employees, managers and owners let Immesberger drive after being over-served alcohol.

Warriors meet with stars

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend.

“Yes,” Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors during the NBA Finals and expected to miss at least most of next season.

Is Myers optimistic about having productive conversations with the two stars?

“We’ll see.”

And that was all on that Monday, when the Warriors formally introduced their three draft picks.

Though Myers did say he expects Thompson to have surgery this week after he tore the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Game 6, which the Warriors lost at home as the Raptors clinched the franchise’s first championship. Durant was injured in the previous game at Toronto and underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon that could keep him out for the majority of the 2019-20 season.

Myers and coach Steve Kerr have made it clear they would like to keep Durant but are prepared for the waiting game as the two-time finals MVP makes his decision.

He signed a two-year contract last summer that includes a player option for next season, so Durant can become a free agent to pursue a maximum five-year deal. Thompson also is likely to command a max contract.

Top draft pick Jordan Poole hasn’t heard a peep from Draymond Green yet, though Green reached out to Myers on draft night last Thursday to get Poole’s number. The new shooting guard out of Michigan knows some good-natured banter is coming from the NBA veteran from Michigan State.

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