YSU softball bows
The Youngstown State softball team dropped a pair of games at the USF Under Armour Showcase, falling to Fordham, 7-0 and Boston, 6-4.
Against Fordham, the Penguins (1-6) had just three hits - singles by Miranda Castiglione, Samantha Snodgrass and Courtney Ewing - and were hurt by four errors.
The Penguins used a four-run second inning to take a 4-0 lead over Bostons, but the Terriers scored one in the third, two in the fourth and three more in the fifth to come away with the win.
Senior Caroline Krombach had a double and drove in two runs for the Penguins.
Cardinal Mooney High School will be sell tickets for its regional basketball game today from noon until 3 p.m.
Tickets will be sold Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Mooney plays in Canton on Thursday at 8 p.m.
Reporting prep results
The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report prep spring results by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (330-747-6712).
Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred. Deadline is 10 p.m.
2004 Iditarod champ takes lead in dog race
With less than 250 miles to go in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Mitch Seavey took the lead Sunday after he was first to reach Unalakleet.
The 2004 champion was greeted by dozens of townspeople and awarded $2,500 in gold nuggets and a trophy.
Seavey pulled into Unalakleet at 10:13 a.m., only 15 minutes ahead of Aaron Burmeister. Aliy Zirkle who had been leading out Kaltag — the last checkpoint along the Yukon River — slipped to third place. Seavey made the 90-mile trip along the Bering Sea coastline in a little more than 12 1/2 hours, going at 6.72 mph in the nearly 1,000 mile race.
Ramon Dominguez visits Aqueduct track
Ramon Dominguez visited Aqueduct on Sunday, his first appearance at the track where he suffered a fractured skull in a spill.
Dominguez, sidelined since Jan. 18, spent time in the jockeys’ room, chatting with racing officials and riders.
“I’ve been thinking about coming by to say ‘Hello’ but I just haven’t been able to find the time,” Dominguez said.
The winner of the past three Eclipse Awards as the nation’s leading rider, Dominguez said he will have a better timeline for a return after meeting with a doctor later this month.
Rodriguez takes Tirreno cycling stage
Chris Froome of Britain took the overall lead in the weeklong Tirreno-Adriatico race Sunday, and Joachin Rodriguez of Spain won the fifth stage with an attack on the short but steep finishing climb.
Rodriguez, with the Katusha team and the runner-up in last year’s Giro d’Italia, completed the 143-mile ride from Ortona to Chieti in 6 hours, 6 minutes, 43 seconds. Dutch rider Bauke Mollema finished second in the stage, eight seconds behind. Spanish star Alberto Contador was third. He had the same time and was in the group that also featured Froome, who was sixth.
Pair win snowboard World Cup events
Rok Marguc of Slovenia and Hilde-Katrine Engeli of Norway earned their first career snowboard World Cup victories Sunday by winning parallel giant slalom events.
Marguc beat Matthew Morison of Canada in the men’s final to follow up on the world championship gold he won in the parallel slalom in January. He had three previous World Cup podium finishes — the last one coming two years ago in Moscow.
Vindicator staff/wire reports