SPORTS digest

YSU’s Bertolini to speak to Curbstone


Youngstown State University Baseball Manager Dan Bertolini will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road.

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

Plans are underway for the 51st Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Induction ceremony which is set for May 6 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The keynote speaker will be former YSU and NFL placekicker Paul McFadden. Tickets are available by contacting Mariel Sallee at 330-519-6819.

Phantoms’ Gresock scores two goals


Chase Gresock scored two goals as the Youngstown Phantoms defeated the Dubuque Fighting Saints 3-1 on Saturday night.

Tommy Parrottino scored the other goal as the Phantoms and Saints split their weekend series.

Gresock’s first goal came on a first-period power play and was set up by Andrew Petrillo and Jack Malone.

Seventy-nine seconds after Dubuque’s Taylor Schneider tied the game, Gresock struck again, this time assisted by Mike Regush. Parrottino’s goal was scored early in the third period and was set up by Craig Needham and Max Ellis.

Goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made a whopping 52 saves to earn the victory.

The Phantoms will play Monday at 1:30 p.m. against Team USA at the Covelli Centre.

Annual Arnold 5K registration closed


The 18th annual Arnold 5K will be on March 4 during the 30th Arnold Sports Festival.

The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed as the event limit of 1,000 participants was reached in four days.

For more information on the Arnold 5K contact Matt McGowan,, or call (740) 587-0376.

Daleman, Chan skate to Canadian crowns

VANCOUVER, British Columbia

Gabrielle Daleman fought through pneumonia Saturday to win the Canadian national figure skating title, and Patrick Chan set a record with his 10th Canadian championship.

Skating on her 20th birthday and only eight months after emergency surgery for an abdominal cyst, Daleman had the crowd roaring with her skate to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Daleman landed seven triple jumps and finished with a Canadian-record 229.78 points. After topping the short program Friday, she scored 151.90 points in the free skate.

“You become way more grateful for what you’re able to do and how lucky you are when you can’t do it, and that’s what’s really changed me this past year,” Daleman said. “I said [Friday] that was the way to end 19 . . . this is the way to start 20. It is the absolute best birthday present.”

Chan finished with 272.24 points.

Bell wins Chili Bowl for 2nd straight year

TULSA, Okla.

Christopher Bell won the Chili Bowl for the second consecutive year, taking command after Kyle Larson’s engine appeared to fail as the two raced for the lead.

Larson and Bell had the most dominant cars in the 55-lap feature at the Tulsa Expo Center and seemed only to be racing each other Saturday night. As Bell tried to pass Larson with 12 laps remaining, Larson’s car started spewing gray smoke and he pulled off the racing surface.

Bell only had to hold off Rico Abreu to make it two consecutive Golden Driller trophies.

Spencer Bayston finished third.

Bell is one of NASCAR’s upcoming stars and used his Chili Bowl victory last season to launch a career year. His Chili Bowl victory in 2017 was the first in a season in which he won five races and the championship in NASCAR’s Truck Series. He also won a race in the Xfinity Series.

Staff/wire report

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