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February 3, 2013
Staff and wire reports , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

OU Lancaster tops OUE women

LANCASTER, Ohio - Reigning conference Most Valuable Player Kristy Swinehart led the way with 25 points as OU Lancaster nipped OUE, 71-63, on Sunday afternoon.

OUE (16-6 overall, 11-3 ORRC) led 31-30 at the half but OUL took control midway through the second half. Monroe Central's Alex Kuhn paced the Panthers with 22 points. Shadyside's Kelsey Holloway also hit for double figures as she finished with 16 points and five steals.

OUE men up mark to 16-4

LANCASTER, Ohio - The OUE men (16-4) earned a hard-fought 87-81 victory against the homestanding OU Lancaster Lancers on Sunday.

The Panthers were led by Devin Ward's 36 points. Jordan Barbina scorned 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Nakwuan Phillips added 15 points and seven rebounds, and D'Aundrea Anderson had 10 rebounds. Nick Schuetz finished the day without a field goal but made eight crucial free throws down the stretch to help secure the victory.

Table tennis tourney set

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Table Tennis Club (CTTC) is playing host to the West Virginia Open Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23. The tournament is open to anyone regardless of where they live. This will not be a USATT sanctioned event. The tournament will have four divisions: Open, Division A, Division B and Doubles. A and B Division participants will be divided by current USATT ratings and the Tournament Director's evaluations. Our goal is to ensure each participant as many competitive matches as possible.

Trophies will be given to the winners and runner-up of every division. Entry fee is $30 per event ($25 if pre-registered). For doubles, the entry fee will be $30 per team ($25 if preregistered).

Details and application are available on the CTTC web site which is Or contact Dale Goff at 304-415-8685.

Texas discusses coaches scandle

AUSTIN, Texas - University of Texas regents spoke by phone Sunday to discuss recently disclosed incidents involving coaches' inappropriate relationships with students.

Women's track coach Bev Kearney resigned last month while under investigation for having a 2002 relationship with a student-athlete in her program. Texas officials have said they were in the process of firing her.

On Friday night, football offensive coordinator Major Applewhite acknowledged he was disciplined by the school in 2009 for an incident with a student during the Longhorns' trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

Kearney's attorney, Derek Howard, has suggested the coach was treated unfairly and may seek legal action against the university.

The regents' agenda said the meeting was for discussion and no action would be taken.

Vonn to have bodyguards

SCHLADMING, Austria - With media attention on her personal life intensifying and some 400,000 fans expected, Lindsey Vonn will be surrounded by bodyguards at the Alpine skiing world championships starting Tuesday.

Vonn says that her sponsor, Red Bull, "has kindly hired security for me just to make sure I can get in and out and not have any difficulty. But I don't expect there to be any problems, but it's better to be safe than sorry."

Gossip sites have been filled with reports over a supposed relationship between Vonn and Tiger Woods, and Vonn was asked by a local TV reporter whether the golfer would be coming to watch her ski.

Vonn replied, "Oh my God! I don't know. You should ask him. ... I have no idea. I have no idea."

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