Sports Briefs: 7-28


Powers first, Shimel tied for seventh at national tourney
ARDMORE, Okla. – Caroline Powers, a Bowling Green High School graduate, leads the girls division at the
41st annual Trusted Choice Big I youth national golf championship after the first round of play at
Dornick Hills Country Club.
She shot a 2-over-par 73 (37-36) to lead by one stroke. Powers will attend Michigan State University this
Alyssa Shimel, who will be a senior at Eastwood High School this fall, is in a four-way tie for seventh
with a 77 (35-42).
Berkebile finishes in top 18 at Soap Box Derby
AKRON – Perrysburg’s Austin Berkebile, 9-years-old, finished in the top 18 in the stock division at the
All-American Soap Box Derby over the weekend.
The top nine finishers in each division are ranked 1-9 with the next nine finishers lumped into one
group. A total of 135 racers participated in the stock division.
Berkebile won two heats before being knocked out in his third heat.
Berkebile’s next competition is the regional race in West Virginia in August.
Badenhop suspended for three games
NEW YORK – Florida pitcher Burke Badenhop has been suspended three games and Marlins manager Fredi
Gonzalez was penalized one game after trouble this weekend at Dodger Stadium. He is from Perrysburg High
School and Bowling Green State University,
Major League Baseball issued the penalties Monday. Badenhop also was fined, as was Los Angeles pitcher
Jeff Weaver. Badenhop’s suspension will begin tonight.
Badenhop hit Orlando Hudson in the rear with a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 8-6 win. Earlier
in the game, Weaver hit Florida’s Hanley Ramirez with a pitch, prompting umpire Bob Davidson to issue
warnings against further trouble.
"Call it what you want," Badenhop told the Associated Press about the pitch. "I hadn’t
been out there for a week and I just yanked a fastball."
Badenhhop was also fined $1,000 and is not expected to appeal the suspension, according to The Miami
Badenhop is 5-4 with a 3.46 earned-run average in 25 appearances, including one start.
He is expected to start Saturday for the Marlins against the Chicago Cubs.
Reimold has two hits
BALTIMORE – Nolan Reimold, from Bowling Green State University, was 2-for-3 for Baltimore Monday in a 5-3
loss to Kansas City.
He is 9-for-13 in his last four games, raising his batting average to .287. In that span, he has three
runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI.
BG volleyball honored
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Bowling Green volleyball team was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches
Association Team Academic Award for the ninth consecutive season, maintaining a 3.30 cumulative
grade-point average for the 2008-09 school year.
Perrysburg seeks junior high volleyball coach
PERRYSBURG – Perrysburg Junior High School has an opening for a volleyball coach for the coming season.

Anyone interested should contact Roger Frank at [email protected].
Owens plans soccer tryouts
Prospective high school graduates and area residents interested in playing men’s soccer at Owens
Community College are invited to open tryouts on Saturday. The ryouts begin at 10 a.m. at the Owens
Soccer Field.
Scholarships are still available and prospective Owens Express student-athletes must be high school
graduates. For more information on the open tryouts, call (567) 661-7938 or (800) GO-OWENS, Ext. 7938.

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