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June 23, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Staff, wire reports

Wilson leads Bob

Finnegan Classic

WHEELING - Mike Wilson holds a three-stroke lead heading into today's final round of the Ohio Valley Golf Association's Bob Finnegan Memorial Amateur Golf Classic at Wheeling Park Golf Course.

Wilson blistered the course, finishing 11-under-par, three shots better than Thadd Obecny II.

Numerous golfers are six shots back.

Wilson leads the Senior Medal division, with Obecny II and Bob Potts leading the Junior and Championship divisions, respectively.

Tom Stillmak tops the Super Senior category.

Moundsville Post 3

sweeps twinbill

CASTLETON LAKES, Vt. - Moundsville Post 3's American Legion baseball continued its trip east with a pair of victories Saturday.

Coach Bill Burkett's club swept a twinbill against Castleton Lakes, 3-0 and 11-4.

In Game 1, Jake Lucas and Shane Wellman both had two singles for Post 3. Winland added an RBI.

Mitchell French recorded two singles and three RBI for Moundsville in Game 2. Zach Winland added two singles and an RBI, while Alex Riedel and Lucas both singled and knocked in a run.

Castroneves earns

IndyCar pole

NEWTON, Iowa - IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for Sunday's race at Iowa Speedway, but he'll start 11th after switching out his engine.

Castroneves earned nine championship points by winning the top heat while extending his lead over defending champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to 25 points.

But teammate Will Power, who was second in the final heat race, will now start first alongside James Hinchcliffe.

This was the second straight year that the IndyCar series seeded the field at Iowa with heat races. The runs were extended from 30 to 50 laps this year, and the heats were set by a single-lap qualifying run rather than practice times.

Jacksonville signs

first-round pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - First-round draft pick Luke Joeckel has signed a five-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Joeckel inked the deal Saturday, leaving the team with three unsigned picks.

Under the rookie salary cap, the No. 2 pick in April's draft gets a signing bonus near $13.8 million and has a cap number around $3.85 million in his first season.

The Jaguars selected Texas A&M's standout offensive tackle with the second overall pick in April's draft, expecting him to help bolster an offensive line that allowed 50 sacks last season.

Harper, Johnson

differ on rehab

WASHINGTON - Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is not convinced he can begin a rehab assignment as quickly as his manager believes.

Davey Johnson had said Friday that he expects Harper to start a rehab stint Tuesday at Class A Potomac.

Harper, who has been sidelined since May 26 with left knee bursitis, said he thought he needed an extra day or two.

Informed later of Harper's comments, Johnson said, "I'm always trying to do what's best for the player. But at the same time, it's my job to know when they're ready and when they're not."

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