Fine start for 2 local golfers

Jared Wilson

MEDINA — Paul Wackerly of Minerva and Jared Wilson of Columbiana each got off to fine starts at the 99th Ohio Open.

Wackerly shot a 3-under 69 at the Fox Meadow Country Club to tie for 10th in the 237-golfer field.

Wilson, a two-time Division III state champion who is now on the Kent State golf team, shot a 1-under 69 at Fox Meadow to share 25th place. Wilson open with a 3-over 39 but closest his round with four birdies in five holes for a back nine 32.

The tournament is being played on two courses. Wackerly and Wilson will each play at the Weymouth Club today and stand a good chance of making the cut.

Another local golfer, Alex Tambellini of East Liverpool, finished with a 7-over 79 at Fox Meadow.

The leader is Alex Weiss of Pickerington who fired an 8-under 64 at Fox Meadow to lead by two stokes over Ryan Yip of Kent, whose 6-under 66 came at Weymouth.

Reed earns Basil award

WEIRTON — Emma Reed, a graduate of Oak Glen High School, and Brodie McUmar, a graduate of Weir High School, have been selected as the recipients of the second-annual Basil’s Sports Bar and Grill Scholarships.

Reed participated in cross country, swimming, track and band and has been active in her community as a volunteer. She plans to attend Marietta College. McUmar played football, basketball and baseball and volunteered for many community activities. He plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall. Each received a $1,000 scholarship. Applications for next year’s scholarships are available on the restaurant’s website.

Valley to host family affair

COLUMBIANA — Valley will hold its annual parent-child two-person golf scramble Saturday, July 11.

There are four divisions: 12 and under, ages 13-17, senior (18 and over) and special relationship such as grandfather-grandchild or uncle/aunt-nephew.

Entry fee is $30 per team (carts $10 extra). Tee teams run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. People can make their own foursome or will be paired with another twosome. To enter, call Valley, 482-9464.

Cavs obtain two players

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jordan Bell on a two-year contract and signed two-way forward Dean Wade to a multiyear deal, a source said.

The 6-foot-8 Bell was a second-round pick in 2017. He spent his first two seasons with Golden State before signing with Minnesota as a restricted free agent in 2019 and then going to Memphis. He’s averaged 3.8 points in 154 games.

Wade played in 12 games last season for Cleveland. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds. For most of the season, he played for Canton, the Cavs’ affiliate in the G League. Cleveland is impressed with the 6-foot-10 Wade’s versatility.

The Cavs are tweaking their roster while watching the league’s resumption in Florida from afar. Cleveland was one of the eight teams excluded from the restart in Orlando scheduled for late July.


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