Curbstone/YSUbanquet Nov. 7
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Curbstone Coaches/YSU Basketball Tipoff banquet will be held Nov. 7 at the DeBartolo Club in Stambaugh Stadium.
Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone will be one of the featured speakers at the event which will also be headlined by YSU coaches John Robic and Ed DiGregorio.
The event, open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. For more information about the event and for tickets contact the Penguin Club at 742-3720.
Penguin Clubevent Thursday
YOUNGSTOWN -- The fifth annual Penguin Club Jamboree will be held on Thursday at the Georgetown Banquet Center at 5945 South Ave. in Boardman. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the auction at 7:30.
The silent auction and reverse raffle will feature numerous prizes and only 200 raffle tickets will be issued. The cost for a raffle ticket is $100.
The Grand Prize is $3,000 with 20 additional prizes totaling $4,200 up for grabs.
All proceeds to benefit the YSU Athletic Department Scholarship Fund.
Nick Johnsondinner Dec. 4
YOUNGSTOWN -- Solomon Wilcots, a CBS sports broadcaster, will be the guest speaker at the Nick Johnson Scholarship Dinner Dec. 4.
Ursuline High School will put on the event at Mr. Anthony's. Wilcots played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Minnesota Vikings. For details call (330) 744-4563.
MINERAL RIDGE -- Bill Polmaskitch, and not Steve Osborn as inadvertently reported, was the Mineral Ridge High football team's offensive leader in the Rams' 15-8 win over Mathews last Friday.
Polmaskitch, a senior fullback, rushed for 127 yards in 26 carries and two touchdowns, and also ran for a conversion, to account for 14 of Mineral Ridge's 15 points.
The misidentification occurred after Polmaskitch ripped his No. 35 jersey in the first quarter, and replaced it with Osborn's No. 31. Osborn has been sidelined since incurring an injury in the season opener.
Alex Casi namedto All-Ohio squad
EAST PALESTINE -- Alex Casi of East Palestine High School has been named to the first on girls All-Ohio golf squad. She finished second in state tournament at Columbus and averaged 36.5 for the Bulldogs' boys team this season.
Masters tourneybegins Nov. 10
YOUNGSTOWN -- The 15th Youngstown Masters, sponsored by the Youngstown Bowling Association, begins Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at Bell-Wick Bowl.
The Masters continues Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at Wedgewood Lanes, then Nov. 17 at A-Plus Family Bowl. The finals are Nov. 18 at Boardman Lanes.
The ABC-sanctioned event pays $1,000 first prize, based on 60 entries.
Entry fee is $80. Closing date for entries is Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. The winner receives a paid entry into the ABC Masters in Reno, Nev.
Co-sponsors are Bell-Wick, Wedgewood, A-Plus and Boardman.
B.C. standoutto miss games
BOSTON -- Boston College junior guard Troy Bell, the Big East preseason player of the year, will be out 2-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery for a knee injury.
Bell was a second team All-American last season after being selected Big East co-player of the year with Notre Dame's Troy Murphy.
Maple Leafssign Kaberle
TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs signed holdout defenseman Tomas Kaberle to a multiyear contract. Kaberle signed a deal reportedly worth $5 million for three years. He earned $276,500 last season -- his third in the NHL. The 23-year-old Kaberle led Maple Leafs defensemen with a career-high 45 points last season.
Capriati regroups
MUNICH, Germany -- Intent on keeping her No. 1 ranking, Jennifer Capriati regrouped after a rough first set and beat Magdalena Maleeva 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Sanex Championships.
Seventh-seeded Serena Williams routed Silvia Farina-Elia 6-0, 6-2, Sandrine Testud upset fifth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 and Nathalie Tauziat lost to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-3, 6-4.
Hewitt's chanceshurt by loss
PARIS -- U.S. Open champion Lleyton Hewitt, weakened by a stomach problem, hurt his chances of finishing the year at No. 1 when he lost to Nicolas Lapentti 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the Paris Masters.
Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanievic also exited in his opening match to Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra.
Top-seeded Gustavo Kuerten broke a five-match losing streak, eliminating Bohdan Ulihrach 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
Third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Albert Portas, and No. 9 Alex Corretja lost.
Vindicator staff/wire reports