Youngsville High School graduate and Waynesburg University senior baseball player Ben Oviatt was named Waynesburg University Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 5. Oviatt pitched Waynesburg to a pair of victories in his first two starts of the season, throwing all 14 innings and yielding just three earned runs.
Following a 5-3 win over La Roche in which he gave up just two earned runs, Oviatt scattered seven hits and allowed one earned run in a 5-1 victory over Trine College.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
It’s in the air
Youngsville High School softball player Shelby Anderson catches a line drive at third base during softball practice Wednesday at Youngsville High School. Anderson and her teammates took advantage of the above average temperatures to practice outside — a rarity this time of year.
Warren County's Nic Allen was one of the four regular defensemen for the 1998 Erie Lions AA Bantam Minor hockey team. The Lions finished their Western New York Amateur Hockey League season with a perfect record of 20-0 with the last game being played Sunday against the Perinton Blades.
The win gave Erie the 2011-12 Bantam AA Minor WNYAHL league championship. The teams skated on neutral ice in Cheektowaga, N.Y. for three 15-minute periods and Erie was a 7-3 winner.
The Lions also won the Fall Face Off Tournament in Erie in October and the championship trophy in the Bantam division at the Steel City Tournament in Pittsburgh in February.