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The Lexington Minutemen Baseball team has experienced mixed results in week one of the High School baseball season. In addition to a shutout victory against Wellington-Napoleon this week Lexington has relinquished two leads and came up short against two tough opponents in Pleasant Hill and Odessa. Coach Jay Kolster says he can’t fault the effort and chalks the losses up to early season growing pains.
Coach Kolster did say that he’s been pretty pleased with the performance of his hitters and thats a trend that he expects to continue.
The Minutemen are in action tonight in the Odessa Tournament when they battle a young Carrollton Trojan team.
Track Season is underway and in the CLAA conference both Meadville Eagle teams look to be contenders for their respective conference crowns. Monica Palmer coaches both the Eagle Girls and Boys. Coach Palmer said she’s expecting good seasons individually from Hillary Maberry in the shot put and Tori Baker who will high jump but that the strength of the team should be their depth and versatility.
The Eagle boys will be anchored in the sprints by Tanner Baker who’s expected to have a strong Senior season but Palmer is expecting a strong year from her boys relay teams which will feature some underclassmen with a lot of potential, she also said she looks forward to a return to track for one of the Eagles best male athletes.
The Eagles first competition on the track is scheduled for April 7th at Norborne.
The NCAA Tournament resumes tonight with regional semifinal action from the West and Southeast regions. The West Region tips off from Anaheim with third-seeded Connecticut taking on second-seeded San Diego State. The Huskies topped Bucknell and Cincinnati to reach the Sweet 16, while the Aztecs thumped Northern Colorado before taking out Temple in double-overtime. In the nightcap, top-seeded Duke will square off against Arizona. The Blue Devils took advantage of playing close to home in Charlotte for the first two rounds and advanced with a lopsided win over Hampton and a nail-biter over Michigan, while the fifth-seeded Wildcats earned a two-point win over Memphis and knocked out fourth-seeded Texas with a 70-69 triumph. In the Southeast from New Orleans, the opener will feature Jimmer Fredette and third-seeded BYU against second-seeded Florida in a rematch from the first round of last year’s tournament won in double-overtime by the Cougars. BYU is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981 after wins over Wofford and Gonzaga in the first two rounds, while Florida rolled past UC Santa Barbara before pulling out a late win over UCLA. The nightcap from New Orleans will feature Butler and Wisconsin. The eighth-seeded Bulldogs are on another magical March run after last-second victories over Old Dominion and top-seeded Pittsburgh last weekend, while the fourth-seeded Badgers dumped Belmont before surviving a 38-point performance from Jacob Pullen in a 70-65 win over Kansas State.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – After matching 3-under-par 69s, young guns Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan (MAY’-han) are the first-round clubhouse leaders by a stroke as round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational continues in Orlando. Phil Mickelson is part of a large group of golfers signing for 70s. At last check Tiger Woods was still on the course.
MOSCOW (AP) – Moscow is the choice as a replacement host for this year’s figure skating world championships, which have been rescheduled for April 24-May 1 in the Russian capital. The championships were to be held this week in Tokyo, but those plans were canceled in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake and nuclear crisis.
GENEVA (AP) – Lindsey Vonn lost the women’s overall title to Maria Riesch (reesh) but the American star edged out her German rival at the top of Alpine skiing’s World Cup prize money list with a haul of $510,000. Vonn won eight races this season while Riesch finished first six times.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Atlanta at N-Y Islanders 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Boston 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at N-Y Rangers 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Nashville 8:00 p.m.
Edmonton at St. Louis 8:00 p.m.
Toronto at Colorado 9:00 p.m.
Columbus at Phoenix 10:00 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m.
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(17) Arizona vs ( 3) Duke 9:45 p.m., Anaheim, Calif.
( 9) Connecticut vs ( 6) San Diego St. 7:15 p.m., Anaheim, Calif.
(10) BYU vs (15) Florida 7:27 p.m., New Orleans
Butler vs (16) Wisconsin 9:57 p.m., New Orleans