The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet at the Kramer Fieldhouse on Bears Den Road on Thursday, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
On the agenda are the meeting and the holiday social.
Scott Stricklin, head baseball coach at Kent State, will be the guest speaker at the Curbstone Coaches meeting.
The group will meet at the Blue Wolfe Catering Hall Monday at noon.
Reporting prep results
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Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred.
Phantoms fall, 5-4
The Youngstown Phantoms rallied to score two goals in the third period, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 loss to the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Alfred Larsson scored an unassisted power-play goal and Tommy Davis scored an even-strength goal to slice the Saints’ lead to one.
In the second period, the Phantoms (9-13-0, 18 points) trailed 5-1. Kyle Connor and Markus McCrea scored the other goals while goaltender Sean Romeo made 23 saves.
US women beat China
Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux scored in the second half, and the U.S. women’s soccer team beat China 2-0 on Saturday to remain unbeaten on its post-Olympic tour.
Lloyd broke a scoreless tie in the 50th minute, taking a pass from Tobin Heath near the edge of the penalty area, cutting to her left and beating goalie Zhang Yue to the near post from about 12 yards. Leroux added an insurance goal in the 84th minute.
Boxer convicted of credit union robbery
A boxer whose bloody nose swab led to criminal charges has been convicted of robbing a Michigan credit union.
Martin Tucker was found guilty Friday in Detroit federal court, along with co-defendant Quentin Sherer. They were accused of stealing $5,400 at gunpoint from Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance in 2009.
Tucker was charged in July, a few months after the FBI acquired a discarded Q-tips swab from a boxing match in Toledo, Ohio. The bloody swab was used to match Tucker’s DNA on evidence from the robbery.
Indiana, Georgetown set for soccer final
Indiana and Creighton had little time to worry about their NCAA soccer title game showdown today.
Georgetown must recover from two overtimes and a shootout in its semifinal victory Friday night, while Indiana hasn’t played on only one day of rest since early September.
Indiana (15-5-3) is in the championship for a record 14th time following its 1-0 semifinal victory over Creighton. The Hoosiers have won seven titles, second only to Saint Louis with 10.
The Hoyas (19-3-3) are making their first appearance in the championship game. Georgetown beat Maryland 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 4-4 tie.
Townsend top junior, 1st US girl in 30 years
Taylor Townsend became the first American girl in 30 years to finish No. 1 in the year-end world junior rankings.
The 16-year-old Townsend lost to seventh-seeded Ana Konjuh of Croatia 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Saturday in the semifinals of the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
But she clinched the top ranking when No. 3 Katerina Siniakova lost in the Orange Bowl doubles quarterfinals.
Gretchen Rush was the last American girl to end the year as ITF world junior singles champion in 1982.
Vindicator staff/wire reports