Warren Area High School graduate Jessica Nuhfer's 3.944 cumulative GPA landed her a spot on the Academic All-University Athletic Association (UAA) team this winter, and her Case Western Reserve University women's swimming and diving team was named to the annual College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team list.
According to the CSCAA compiled report for Division III, the team posted a grade point average of 3.31 for the fall semester. Teams must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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This group of Warren-area third-and-fourth-grade boys basketball players won the Union City 3rd-4th-Grade Tournament this past weekend with a 4-0 record. In the semifinals, Warren defeated Meadville by two points in double overtime. The championship game was even more thrilling with the Dragons beating General McLane by two points in triple overtime. Team members include, front row, from left, Tyler Gustafson, Ryan Rafalski, Ryan Madigan, Mitchell Grosch and Alex Borger; middle row, Ben Berdine, Ben Salapek, Drew Swanson, Micah Passmore and Thomas Bablak, and; back row, coaches Jason Rafalski, Dan Passmore, and Matt Madigan.
Youngsville High School graduate Ben Oviatt is a senior pitcher on the Division III Waynesburg University baseball team. He was 4-1 as a junior, with a complete game, six-hit shutout of Kenyon College.
On Monday, Oviatt was the 2012 opening-day starters, tossing a complete-game, seven-hitter in Waynesburg's 5-3 win over LaRoche College in Waynesburg, Pa. Oviatt walked three, struck out two, and only one of the three runs allowed was earned.
Several Eisenhower Knights starting football players were recently named to the Pennsylvania Football News (www.pafootballnews.com) 2012 All-Academic Team, including: seniors Logan Head and Jordan Hefferman, junior Nathan O'Brien, and sophomores Carter Farrell, Alex Johnson, and Robbie Wilston to the Silver Honor Roll (between a 3.5 and 3.7 GPA), and; seniors Clay Coffaro and Kenny Peters, juniors Jeb Fedorchuk, Jake Johnson, Aaron Lundmark, John Pascuzzi and Dylan Raines, and sophomore Trevor Spicer to the Bronze Honor Roll (3.0-3.4 GPA).
Players nominated had to be starters on their respective football teams.
A total of 144 shooters took part in Penn-York Winter Trap League competition Sunday at the Sheffield Rod & Gun Club. Kalbfus was the winning team this week, and also leads the league's second half ahead of Sugar Grove and Pine Grove, in Sunday's Penn-York Winter Trap League at Sheffield Rod &.
Michael McDunn was the high sub-junior this week, Ethan Black was the high junior and Jack Kostkas was the high senior vet. All three shooters finished with 48's. Taylor Hansen was the high lady with a 47, Tom Sleeman and Clyde Knapp shared high vet honors with 46's and Red France was the high super senior vet with his 43.
Colton Black remains the league's top shooter followed by John Pearson, Dave Proper, Marty Nelson, Kirk Decker, Kevin Nicklas, Denny Joy, Chuck Loomis, Dave Sena and Tim Young.
Next week's shoot will be held at the Brokenstraw Fish & Game Club.
Here are the complete results from this week's competition:
KALBFUS (332, 9): John Pearson 49, Ken Anderson 48, Jack Kostkas 48, Michael McDunn 48, Taylor Hansen 47, Bob Gregerson 46, Jim Nowacki 46
SUGAR GROVE (327, 7.5): Scott Currie 48, Ethan Black 48, Colton Black 48, Craig Darling 47, Jake Lindell 46, Charlie Brown 45, Dave Sena 45
CELORON (327, 7.5): Brian Whalen 49, Kevin Nicklas 48, Don Foster 47, Kevin Sturzenbecker 47, Butch Ficarra 46, JoAnn Lewis 45, Rose Corbran 45
PINE GROVE (325, 6): Rick Giannini 48, Denny Joy 48, Russ Wingard 47, Clyde Knapp 46, John Cecco 46, Duane Schmader 45, Dave Straight 45
RANDOLPH (323, 5): David Proper 48, Rob Simcick 47, Jim Congdon 47, Mac MacCausland 47, Paul Hvizdzak 46, Andrew Hvizdzak 45, Kim Milford 43
CARROLL (312, 3.5): David Anderson 48, Doug Johnson 46, Rick Rusiniak 45, John Foster 44, Paul Prentice 44, Marty Nelson 44, Ron Eckman 41
BROKENSTRAW (312, 3.5): Rick Woodcock 46, Rusty Luther 46, Curt Hollabaugh 46, Tim Case 44, Archie Hollabaugh 44, Jerry Cressley 43, John McCanna 43
BUSTI (310, 2): Kirk Decker 48, Tim Young 46, Tiffany Decker 45, Dick Starks 45, Pete Eckman 43, Brian Westerdahl 42, Dean Johnson 41
SHEFFIELD (308, 1): Chuck Cooper 48, Joe Leichtenberger 46, Erica Boutelle 45, Josh Anderson 44, Lee Heeter 43, Lee Dunkle 41, Noah Heeter 41
Big 30 football
Youngsville High School senior football player Sawyer Dininny will play for Pennsylvania in this August's annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic football game in Bradford. Dininny, a 6-4, 220-pound offensive tackle and defensive end who will play for Division II Edinboro in the fall, was a first-team Region 2 selection on both offense and defense in 2011 for the Region 2 champion Eagles.