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Curbstone to hear from YSU golf coach


Tony Joy, Youngstown State University men’s golf coach, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center.

Curbstone Coaches also will honor Columbiana golfer Jared Wilson, Ohio’s Division III state champion.

The event begins at noon and the public is welcome to attend.

Skating Club sets competition


Skating Club of Greater Youngstown will host its annual skating competition, the All-American Challenge Cup, at the Covelli Centre on Saturday.

Competition times are from 7:30 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.

MAria Koman, the competition director, said there will be 140 events and six team events over the 14-hour event.

More than 100 skaters are expected to compete. Participating wil be skating teams and clubs from Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield, Newark, Findlay, Pittsburgh, New Castle (Pa.), North Park (Pa.), Greensburg (Pa.), Johnstown (Pa.) and Bowie, Md.

The event is open to all area skaters. Categories are Tots, Pre-Alpha – Delta, Stroking, Artistic, Interpretive, Footwork, Freestyle 1-9, Solo Compulsories, Special Skater, Ice Dance, Spotlights, Ensemble, Family Spotlights, Synchronized Skating Teams, Kaliedoskate and Theater Production events.

A detailed competition schedule can be found at

For inquiries or more information, email or call Koman at 330-501-6251.

Dustin Johnson takes control at Kapalua


Dustin Johnson holed out with a wedge for eagle, made birdie on every par 5 and powered his way to a 7-under 66 to build a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Coming off his lone bogey from a poor chip, Johnson faced a 65-yard shot down the hill and up the slope of the green on No. 12 at Kapalua, and it rolled out beautifully into the cup. He added three more birdies to reach 16-under 203.

Brian Harman shot a 69 and was two shots behind. Harman began the day tied for the lead with Marc Leishman, who didn’t make a birdie until the 16th hole and fell out of contention.

Husband-wife pair take national skating title


Husband-wife pair of Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca-Knierim captured a national title at the U.S. Figure Skating championships Saturday, likely securing their Olympic berth for the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

The Knierims led the short program two days earlier and followed with another strong showing in their free skate, scoring 135.60 points Saturday and 206.60 total. That put them in prime position with the U.S. Figure Skating committee that will pick the top pair to represent the U.S. next month, looking to prove the Americans can make waves in the event despite constant scrutiny on the world stage.

They opened by pulling off a beautiful quadruple twist high above the ice with a minor flaw — the only pair to try it let alone nail it — but missed on their side-by-side triple salchows. It didn’t matter.

Blue Jays acquire Solarte from Padres


The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Yangervis Solarte from the San Diego Padres on Saturday for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff.

The 30-year-old Solarte hit .255 with 18 homers and 64 RBIs in 128 games last season for the Padres. He made his big league debut with the New York Yankees in 2014.

The 21-year-old Olivares hit .269 with 17 home runs, 72 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 120 Class A games with Lansing and Dunedin this year. From Venezuela, he signed with Toronto as an international free agent in 2014.

Associated Press

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