Tri-State softball signups

WINTERSVILLE — Tri-State Girls Softball League signups will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Crossroads Church.

Cost for the first child is $50, while it costs $45 for the second. The league is for children ages 4-18.

3D archery shoot coming Sunday

TORONTO — The Toronto Rod and Gun Club is hosting a 3D archery shoot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

For information, call (740) 537-1615.

Mingo Junction connection

ARCHBOLD — Gavin Grime, a senior at Archbold High School, has earned his third trip to the Ohio Division III wrestling tournament.

Grime, who competes at 145 pounds, sports a 53-1 record and has posted 178 career wins, He captured a district championship last weekend in Defiance with a 6-1 victory over Hugo Villarreal of Gibsonburg.

The wrestler is the son of Pete and Siri (Balzano) and the grandson of Joe and Cathy Balzano of Mingo Junction.

Grime qualified for the state tournament as a freshman, but didn’t make the trip as a sophomore. Last season, he placed eighth.

In his state tournament opener, Grime will meet Dylan Schenck of West Milton Union, a junior with a 33-7 record. Should he win his opener, Grime would then face the survivor of a match between Brennan Shirley of Massillon Tuslaw and Bridgeport’s Mason Kuneff.

Alvarez tests positive, blames meat

LOS ANGELES — Middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a banned drug, and his promoters blame contaminated meat.

A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China.

Daniel Eichner, director of the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory that conducted the test, wrote Monday: “These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.”

Alvarez is scheduled for a rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5 in Las Vegas, a highly anticipated fight after their draw last year.

Alvarez will move his training camp from Mexico to the United States and submit to additional tests, Golden Boy said.

Clenbuterol, often used by asthmatics, has fat burning properties and athletes have been known to use it to help them drop body fat and weight quickly. Among those who have tested positive for it are baseball players Raul Mondesi and Guillermo Mota, champion cyclist Alberto Contador, and a number of participants in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“I am an athlete who respects the sport and this surprises me and bothers me because it had never happened to me,” Alvarez said. “I will submit to all the tests that require me to clarify this embarrassing situation and I trust that at the end the truth will prevail.”

Alvarez, 27, of Mexico, and Golovkin, from Kazakhstan, are among the best active boxers. Alvarez, whose given name is Saul, is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts.

From staff and wire reports