Area briefs

SCGA teeing up for 41st season

Sponsors Classic Golf Association is entering its 41st season and is looking for new members into the organization.

The 2014 SCGA schedule is:

May 4: at Windmill Lakes

May 18: at Tamer Win

June 9: at Trumbull Country Club (optional event)

June 29: at Candywood

July 27: at Riverview

Aug 17: Chris Macaulay at Tamer Win (optional event)

The SCGA is a USGA licensed member club using handicaps based on the USGA system for handicapping. All Tournaments are played at 100 percent handicap, unless noted.

To be a part of the SCGA, one must pay memebership dues of $20 and entry fee for each tournament. Another option is $65, which includes memebership dues and all tournament except the two optional tournaments.

For more information, visit or email

Chalker HOF game set for April

The Chalker Athletic Hall of Fame’s annual alumni basketball game is scheduled for Saturday, April 12.

Again, this year, the women will tip off at 6 p.m. with the men to follow.

This event is held at the Chalker gymnasium on state Route 534.

Any alumni basketball player who is interested in playing, please call Don at 330-847-0235 or Betty Sue at 330-898-4919 or 330-240-2874.

If no answer, leave a message along with your phone number.

Deadline to register is March 31. This will ensure your receive a shirt.

Gunther to attend Wright State

Ursuline High School senior, Macey Gunther has committed to continue her softball career at Wright State University.

Gunther, a Newton Falls native, has been a utility player for Ursuline, playing both outfield and infield while earning three letters for the Fighting Irish.

A career .530 hitter, she hit six home runs as a junior in leading Ursuline to a district championship.

A three-year team captain, Gunther had four home runs as a sophomore, including one in three consecutive games, and another as a freshman. She earned Second Team All-Northeast Ohio honors in both 2011 and 2012.

Off the field, Gunther has appeared on the academic honor roll all three years and is part of the Paramount Youth Group at Believers Church in Warren.

Howland accepting HOF?nominees

The Howland High School Activities Department is accepting nominees for its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Nominating forms are now available in the high school activities office. Nominations will be accepted until May 14.

The new Hall of Fame members will be introduced at the Toledo Bowsher football game Friday Sept. 26. The induction ceremony will place Saturday Sept. 27 at Dilucia’s Banquet Hall.

For more information, call the school’s activities office at 330-856-8233.

Girard announcing 2014 HOF?class

The Girard Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 class of inductees. Inducted this year are:

Dustin Helle, class of 2003

Tealle Hunkus, class of 2003

Randy Mason Jr., class of 2002

Michael Cardiero, class of 1979

Michael DelBene, class of 1972

Webster Dawson, class of 1955

Ken Vaughn, class of 1953

Claire Purdum, class of 1929

Jane Harris and Edward Crish, community service awards

The inductees will be honored at a banquet at 7 p.m. on April 12 at Leo’s Ristorante. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 and will be available at Girard High School, Melfi’s Pizza Parlor, or by calling Mark Zuppo at 330-501-5385.

Also, the Hall of Fame committee will be honoring and awarding its inaugural Girard Hall of Fame Student-Athlete Scholarship Award winners.

TCTA scholarship deadline soon

The Trumbull County Tennis Association is preparing to award their yearly scholarships – the T.C.T.A. Scholarships and the Gary Dieter Memorial Scholarship to area seniors.

Trumbull County graduating seniors who are T.C.T.A. members and have played varsity tennis are eligible for this scholarship. Consideration also is given to non Trumbull County students who are T.C.T.A. members and have participated in T.C.T.A. tournaments.

Applications are available at high school guidance offices or at

Deadline to apply is April 14.

Local player to play in Puerto Rico

Howland Middle School student, Dylan Keller was recently chosen to represent the USA and Howland as a member of Coast to Coast Baseball in Puerto Rico in summer 2014.

During the seven-day program, Keller will compete against top amateur teams from greater San Juan while receiving instruction from Coast to Coast staff who have all played or coached the game at the collegiate or professional level. The same staff will provide college recruiting information to both players and parents in seminar format during the trip.

Keller showcased his skills for the Coast to Coast coaches at a recent tryout held at Kent State University. At tryouts, players are evaluated in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed.

Players selected from the tryouts then have a chance to choose the Puerto Rico program or the Florida Camp & Showcase event held twice annually in Jupiter (Fla.) at the Roger Dean MLB spring-training complex.