Joe DeRosa to speak to Curbstone Coaches

Joe DeRosa to speak to Curbstone Coaches

beaver township

Veteran collegiate basketball referee Joe DeRosa will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township.

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

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

YSU’s Brian Campbell sets school wins record

Wilmington, N.C.

Brian Campbell became the Youngstown State softball program’s all-time winningest coach with 208 victories. YSU defeated UNC-Wilmington, 3-2, and North Carolina A&T, 11-5.

Campbell, who has 493 career wins, broke the record of of 207 set by YSU Hall of Fame Head Coach Ed Strauss.

YSU’s Lexi Zappitelli went 7-for-8, including seven straight hits, with four runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs.

In the opener against UNC-Wilmington, junior Paige Geanangel pitched a complete game for her fourth win of the year. The Penguins tied the school single-game record with 20 hits in game two.

Big innings by Radford hurt YSU baseball

Radford, va.

The Youngstown State baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader at Radford on Saturday, falling 6-4 in the first game and 4-3 in game two.

The Penguins held a three-run lead in each contest.

In the first game, YSU took an early 3-0 lead before Radford responded with a four-run second inning on their way to a victory.

YSU pitcher Collin Floyd allowed five runs in six innings of work. Zach Lopatka allowed four runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in game two.

Mount Union wins first indoor track team title


The Mount Union men’s indoor track and field team claimed its first-ever team title at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships Saturday at CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Purple Raiders tallied 41 points to edge out North Central (Ill.) by a single point while Rowan (N.J.) (37 points) and Wis.-Eau Claire (24 points) rounded out the top four spots.

Similar to 2014, everything came down to the 4x400 meter relay, and just like 2014 the Raiders won the event and the title.

Mancini takes fifth in NCAA tournament


Boardman’s Nick Mancini finishes his wrestling career with a fifth-place finish at the Division III NCAA Wrestling National Championships.

Mancini, a senior at Mount Union, earned All-American status by making the semifinals on Friday. On Saturday, he dropped a 10-8 decision to Wheaton’s Carlos Fuentes in the semis and two more bouts in the consolation bracket.

Mancini — the son of Boardman wrestling coach Dom Mancini — made the NCAAs in his last year after falling a place short in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was two places shy of a nationals bid last year.

Phantoms win streak snapped in overtime


Des Moines scored 25 seconds of overtime as the Youngstown Phantoms fell to the Buccaneers 1-0 Saturday night at the Covelli Centre. The loss snapped Youngstown’s four-game winning streak.

Youngstown had several chances, but Des Moines goaltender Roman Durney made 26 saves. Phantoms goalie Ivan Prosvetov finished with 22 saves.

Des Moines’ Nic Werbik scored the game winner.

Youngstown will play Friday against the Green Bay Gamblers. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:05 p.m.

Staff/Wire Report

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