AROUND THE HORN
County track meet on May 1
EAST PALESTINE — The 115th annual Columbiana County Track and Field Meet will be held Tuesday, May 1, at Reid Stadium.
Action gets under way at 4:30 p.m. with the finals in the boys discus and high jump and girls shot put and long jump along with the running preliminaries.
It is the oldest continuous county meet in Ohio, being held every year since 1904.
Boyer runs at Bucknell
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Malone College standouts George McCartney and Nate Boyer raced in the 10,000 meters at the Bucknell University Classic on Saturday.
McCartney was 26th (30:49.45) and Boyer was 28th (30:54.24) to climb to seventh and 10th, respectively, in Great Midwest Athletic Conference history. Boyer is a graduate of East Liverpool High School.
Two Mount Union school records also were established.
Senior Jaquill Scott bested his own school record in the javelin throw as he placed second with a toss of 214-feet-10s. That mark is third best in NCAA Division III so far this season and provisionally qualifies Scott to return to the NCAA Division III Championships.
Junior Hilary Reigle set a school record in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 17:18.14. It is currently the 21st-best time in NCAA Division III this season.
Patriots’ Day game postponed
BOSTON (AP) — The annual Patriots’ Day game scheduled for Monday morning at Fenway Park has been postponed because of the forecast of heavy rain.
The Red Sox made the announcement about an hour after their 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, which completed an abbreviated three-game series sweep and gave Boston an 8-1 record on its first homestand of the season.
The game is scheduled for a May 17 makeup, which is a mutual off day for the teams before they start an already scheduled series at Fenway Park.
It’s the first postponement of the game — which has been scheduled annually since 1959 — for weather since 1984. The game was canceled due to a players’ strike in 1995.
Colon perfect into eighth
HOUSTON (AP) — Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night.
The 44-year-old Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters in an entertaining pitchers’ duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander. Colon walked Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth before Josh Reddick lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line for a double that put runners at second and third.
Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove. Two outs later, he was removed with the score tied at 1.