Big Red Boosters meeting Monday
STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.
Big Red football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available.
CCHS accepting HOF nominations
STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic Central Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2018 class.
Applications can be picked up in the CCHS main office, must be completed in detail and are due no later than Feb. 9. The inductees will be released in April. The dinner and induction ceremony will occur during Central’s homecoming weekend.
For information, contact director of advancement Carol Scurti at (740) 264-5538.
Edison holding baseball camp
RICHMOND — The Edison High School baseball program will be holding its annual baseball camp for Edison youth players beginning on Feb. 10th at Stanton Elementary gymnasium.
Any student interested may obtain registration information from John Gregg and Stanton Elementary or Edison High School.
Turley suspended for 80 games
NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Nik Turley has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
The commissioner’s office said Saturday that Turley tested positive for Ipamorelin. The suspension will start at the beginning of the regular season.
The 28-year-old Turley made his major league debut last year for Minnesota, going 0-2 with an 11.21 earned-run average in 10 appearances. Pittsburgh claimed him off waivers in November.
Alex Noren takes 1-shot lead
SAN DIEGO — A nine-time winner on the European Tour, Alex Noren of Sweden gave himself a chance to make his mark in America with a 3-under 69 on Saturday for a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Farmers Insurance.
Noren finished strong, unlike some of his top challengers. He drilled his second shot over the water on the par-5 18th at Torrey Pines to the back fringe, setting up a simple two-putt birdie.
Ryan Palmer had a chance to tie him for the lead until he came out of a wedge and missed the green to the right. He settled for par and a 73.
Jon Rahm, the defending champion who can go to No. 1 in the world with a victory this week, was poised to get within one shot, or possibly tie for the lead. From the middle of the fairway, Rahm’s 4-iron came up short and into the water. After a penalty drop, his wedge bounced hard and through the green. His chip came out soft, and he missed a 6-foot putt to make double bogey.
That left him four shots out of the lead. Rahm was three shots behind going into the final round when he won last year.
Tiger Woods was superb with his short game for the second straight day, and it’s a good thing. Woods was so wild off the tee that he hit only one fairway on the back nine and three fairways for the round. He putted for birdie on only nine holes. And he still managed to scratch out a 70.
Woods was eight shots behind, in the middle of the pack.
“It’s not the driver, it’s my swing,” said Woods, who has hit only six fairways since Thursday.