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  • Football players are used to braving adverse weather, but McKinley (Canton, Ohio) and host Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio) suffered through a truly bizarre game on Saturday night.

    File photo by Jeff Heffran

    McKinley persevered Saturday.

    The Dayton Daily News reported that the game was stopped with 11:54 remaining in the second quarter due to heavy rain, lightning and thunder. Three inches of rain fell in two hours and power was lost in the pressbox, stadium lights and scoreboard.

    After a delay of three hours and 51 minutes, the game resumed at 11:23 p.m. with referees keeping time on the field.

    McKinley eventually won 17-14 behind the efforts of Jeff Richardson, who scored on a 76-yard punt return, returned another punt 43 yards to set up a touchdown by Eric Glover and halted a fourth-quarter Wayne threat with a 60-yard interception return.

    Wayne coach Jay Minton told the Daily News, "We really shouldn't have played it. After three and one-half hours, it was ridiculous going back out there, but we had to do it. The rules say you have to play."
  • Photo by Kirby Lee

    Futsum Zienasellassie

    Futsum Zienasellassie, one of the greatest distance runners in Indiana history, announced this week that he will attend Northern Arizona University in the fall.

    The 5-foot-8, 140-pound senior from North Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) has won the Indiana state cross country meet three times and will bid for his fourth consecutive title in the 3200-meter race later this spring. Last fall he also won the Nike Cross Nationals and was second in a photo-finish during the Foot Locker Nationals.

    Futsum will join his brother, Bahlbi, at Northern Arizona. The reigning Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year also considered Oklahoma State, Indiana, Purdue and Butler. 

    Futsum won a remarkably fast 3200 race at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on April 7 in a national-leading mark of 8 minutes, 47.75 seconds. He was one of 16 runners to break nine minutes in the race.
  • Photo courtesy of USA Basketball/Steve Maikoski

    Don Showalter

    Fresh off a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Germany this summer, head coach Don Showalter and the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team is turning over the roster and ushering in the next wave of American talent.

    USA Basketball has invited 33 14- and 15-year olds to participate in a mini-camp Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo., under the direction of Showalter and assistants Eric Flannery (St. Edward/Lakewood, Ohio), Mike Jones (DeMatha/Hyattsville, Md.) and John Olive (Torrey Pines/San Diego, Calif.).

    “We’re going to find out a lot about the 33 who come to the mini-camp," said Showalter, head coach at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa. "We like kids that can play different positions, we like kids that are athletic that can play defense, and I think we’re going to find all that out during the mini-camp.”

    The mini-camp will be used to help identify players for the 2011-12 Developmental National Team and eventually the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

    "The fun part of this at this age is getting these kids as they prepare for their high school careers and before they really get off on the AAU circuits and high school tournaments," Showalter said. "This gives us a chance to look at them and give them some of the structure and information of what USA Basketball is all about early in their career."

    Mini-camp roster
    Shaqquan Aaron, 6-6, 165, G, Fr. / Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
    Nathan Adrian, 6-8, 180, F, So. / Morgantown (W.Va.)
    Larry Austin, 6-1, 160, G, Fr. / Lanphier (Springfield, Ill.)
    Anton Beard, 5-9, 185, G, Fr. / Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.)
    Leron Black, 6-7, 195, F, Fr. / White Station (Memphis, Tenn.)
    James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, 165, G, Fr. / Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    Jonathan Carson, 6-3, 220, F, Fr. / Messmer (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    Parker Cartwright, 5-8, 125, G, Fr. / Loyola (Valley Glen, Calif.)
    Dominique Collier, 6-1, 140, G, Fr. / Denver East (Denver, Colo.)
    Eric Cooper Jr., 6-2, 175, G, So. / La Verne Lutheran (Ontario, Calif.)
    Devin Davis, 6-6, 190, F, So. / Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    Jackson Davis, 6-9, 185, F, So. / Lafayette (Lexington, Ky.)
    Stephen Domingo, 6-7, 185, F, So. / St. Ignatius (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Delmonte Flannigan, 6-7, 225, F, So. / Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Richmond Heights, Ohio)
    Connor Frankamp, 6-1, 150, G, So. / Wichita North (Wichita, Kan.)
    Aaron Gordon, 6-6, 210, F, So. / Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
    Tyler Herron, 6-8, 202, F, Fr. / St. Edward (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)
    Ikenna Iroegbu, 6-2, 170, G, So. / Franklin (Elk Grove, Calif.)
    Dakari Johnson, 6-9, 235, F, Fr. / St. Patrick (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
    Stanley Johnson, 6-4, 205, F, Fr. / Mater Dei (Fullerton, Calif.)
    Tyus Jones, 6-0, 160, G, Fr. / Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.)
    Khadeem Lattin, 6-9, 180, F, Fr. / Second Baptist (Houston, Texas)
    Jalen Lindsey, 6-6, 180, F, Fr. / Christ Presbyterian (Franklin, Tenn.)
    Kennedy Meeks, 6-8, 230, F, So. / West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
    Jahlil Okafor, 6-8, 253, F, Fr. / Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.)
    Jabari Parker, 6-6, 210, F, So. / Simeon (Chicago, Ill.)
    Malik Price-Martin, 6-9, 195, F, So. / Monsignor Pace (Miami, Fla.)
    Theo Pinson, 6-5, 170, G/F, Fr. / Oak Ridge Military Academy (Greensboro, N.C.)
    Jordan Swopshire, 6-5, 178, F, So. / Fort Zumwalt West (O'Fallon, Mo.)
    Charles Tucker, 6-0, 170, G, So. / Lansing Eastern (Lansing, Mich.)
    Johnnie Vassar, 6-0, 158, G, Fr. / Lawrence Academy (Chicago, Ill.)
    Johnathan Williams, 6-9, 203, F, So. / Southwind (Memphis, Tenn.)
    Justise Winslow, 6-3, 220, F, Fr. / St. John's (Houston, Texas)