CLEVELAND -- Youngstown State's Kalyn Leveto won both the 1- and 3-meter diving, but Cleveland State claimed victories in 10 of the 11 swimming events to defeat the Penguins, 129-107, Wednesday at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.
Leveto won the 1-meter event with 239.10 points and the 3-meter with 256.23 points.
YSU's only other win was the 400-yard freestyle relay of Erin Carter, Becky Bertuzzi, Missy Wiese and Lena Arens, who finished in 3 minutes, 42.89 seconds.
Arens finished second in the 50 and 100 free, as did Carter in the 200 individual medley.
Also finishing second were Bertuzzi in the 200 free, Danielle Blagg in the 100 breast, Lynea Harrill in 1-meter diving and Erin Mazzant in 3-meter diving.
Earning third-place finishes were Jordan Dunn in the 500 and 1,000 free, Katy Malys in the 100 free, Kim Hanley in the 100 breast, Mazzant in 1-meter diving and Cortney Harless in 3-meter diving.
The Penguins host Canisius Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m.
Struthers' Deckerdecides on YSU
YOUNGSTOWN -- Struthers High senior Justin Decker has committed to play football for Youngstown State, Struthers coach Gary Zetts announced Wednesday.
A 6-foot-4, 287-pound lineman, Decker chose Youngstown State over Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and most of the Mid-American Conference schools.
"It's nice and close to home, and hopefully I'll see some playing time early there," said Decker, who has a 3.4 grade-point average.
Decker has been selected the past two years as All-Ohio, All-Northeast Ohio Inland District and All-Metro Athletic Conference. He also is a two-time Vindicator All-Star.
Decker, who didn't allow a sack last season as an offensive lineman, made 26 tackles, 17 for loss, with two sacks. He was named Struthers' player of the game five times.
At Youngstown State, Decker will play either offensive tackle or guard.
DeCicco, Kadywin divisions
YOUNGSTOWN -- William DeCicco rolled 1,423 to win the C division while Richard Kady's 1,400 was best in D division of the Youngstown Senior Singles Tournament.
Behind DeCicco's score in the division for men ages 60-64 were Don Kane (1,421); Russ Turner (1,400); William Mitchell (1,388); Charles Slaven (1,380) and Frank Bartholomew (1,371).
Following Kady's tally among bowlers ages 55-59 were Joe Guerrieri Jr. with 1,394; Jim Ellis (1,382); Bob Sinkovich (1,375) and Charles Hurd (1,358).
Both DeCicco and Kady will receive first-place money, plaques and tickets to the YBA Hall of Fame dinner in June.
City bowling tourney
YOUNGSTOWN -- The 72nd Youngstown Bowling Association city tournament begins Friday at West Side Lanes with the team event.
Singles and doubles will begin Jan. 31 at Amron Lanes. Entries may be obtained at the alleys or the YBA office.
Blue Devils secondin national meet
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Blue Devils placed second at the USFTL national flag football tournament, losing in the championship game to the Titans of Cleveland, 14-6.
The Devils went 7-2 in the three-day, 28-team event. Four Blue Devils were named to the USFTL All-American team -- Seth Steiner and AJ Saul on offense, and Jeff Koval and Charles Williams on defense.
Team sponsors were Wharmby Sports, Associates in Counseling & amp; Child Guidance and Flying High, Inc.
Steelers find QB coach
AMHERST, Mass. -- Mark Whipple, University of Massachusetts head football coach for the past six years, has agreed to become quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Public barred
DENVER -- Courtroom arguments over whether Kobe Bryant's accuser has given up her medical privacy rights will be closed to the public, the judge ruled.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday to determine whether Bryant's attorneys can prove the 19-year-old woman has given up her privacy rights by talking about her medical condition and treatment with others.
Nets sold
TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets' owners have agreed to sell the team to a New York City real estate developer.
The developer, Bruce Ratner, wants to move the Nets to a new arena that would be at the center of a proposed $2.5 billion office, residential and shopping complex in Brooklyn.
Favre out
HONOLULU -- Brett Favre dropped out of the Pro Bowl, replaced by his former backup in Green Bay, Matt Hasselbeck.
Keyshawn Johnson mugged at gunpoint
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Keyshawn Johnson was mugged at gunpoint, robbed of money and jewelry but unhurt, police said.
Vindicator staff/wire reports