John Mechling recorded his first career hole-in-one on Sunday at Conewango Valley Country Club. The ace came on the 171-yard, par 3 seventh hole using a 6 iron. It was witnessed by Myron Turfitt.
Times Observer photos by Brian Ferry
Zay on D
At left, Zay White defends Isaac Patchen on a shot during a 5th-and-6th-Grade Boys Basketball League game at the Warren County YMCA. Above, White, left, tries to stop Bryce Blair from getting to the hoop yet again in the boys youth basketball game. Bryce provided as much ‘O’ as Zay provided ‘D’ in the talented matchup.
Warren Area High School graduate Tyler Leichtenberger threw a perfect seventh inning for his second save of the season for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on Saturday in a 4-2 Game 1 win over Cazenovia College in an eventual doubleheader sweep.
Leichtenberger has allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings this season, striking out two and walking one, as the sophomore right-handed closer for RIT (4-5).
Warren Area High School graduate Sarah Gustafson had a busy week in two tournaments as an outfielder for Division II Edinboro University's women's softball team. She was 2-for-4 with two triples and three RBI in a 7-2 win over Northwood on Monday in a spring trip at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. She was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI on Tuesday in a 5-0 win over Tiffin, and 1-for-3 in a 9-2 loss to Indianapolis the same day. She was 1-for-2 against Caldwell College, and 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI in a 10-2 win over Lake Erie, on Wednesday.
Gustafson was 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 9-1 win over West Virgina Wesleyan on Friday at the Salem, Va. Tournament.
Edinboro's (9-5) regular season begins on Wednesday with a doubleheader at Clarion University.
Warren Area High School graduate Emily Lobdell was 1-for-2 as the starting centerfielder for Division II Slippery Rock University in an 11-1 loss to Caldwell College on Tuesday in Kissimmee, Fla.
Two track records were broken on Wednesday in radio control racing at Riverside Raceway in Warren. Josh Ingersoll set a new record of 63 laps in 5:00.14 minutes in the Slash Oval class. Tim DiPenti set a new record of 91 laps in 5:01.7 minutes in the Nostalgia Spec Brushless Oval class.
The final day of points racing is this Wednesday, and final race day of the spring season is March 28.
Here are the radio control race results from Wednesday, March 14:
SLASH OVAL: 1. Josh Ingersoll, 60 Laps, 2. Keith Yaegle, 59 Laps, 3. Kegan Mack, 55 Laps, 4. Clark Thomas, 53 Laps, 5. Charlie Morris, 49 Laps, 6. Mark McMillen, 44 Laps, 7. Savannah Gibson, 50 Laps, 8. Dustin Ganoe, 43 Laps, 9. Zach Tucher, 37 Laps, 10. Keisha Mack, 32 Laps, 11. Cory Ganoe, 13 Laps
EDM GEARBOX OVAL: 1. Justin DiPenti, 93 Laps, 2. Kevin Allen, 92 Laps, 3. Garrett Allen, 91 Laps
NOSTALGIA SPEC BRUSHED OVAL: 1. Tim DiPenti, 85 Laps, 2. Lou Dussia, 83 Laps, 3. Clark Thomas, 82 Laps, 4. Mark Johnson, 81 Laps, 5. Jeff Hoffman, 79 Laps, 6. Keith Yaegle, 82 Laps, 7. Jeff Frailey, 78 Laps, 8. Josh Ingersoll, 76 Laps, 9. Bill Stitzinger, 74 Laps, 10. Ron Thomas, 68 Laps, 11. Kegan Mack, 78 Laps, 12. Savannah Gibson, 75 Laps, 13. Jilly Johnson, 74 Laps, 14. Dave Campbell, 2 Laps
NOSTALGIA SPEC BRUSHLESS OVAL: 1. Tim DiPenti, 91 Laps, 2. Jeff Hoffman, 89 Laps, 3. Jason Tucher, 86 Laps, 4. Tyler Hoffman, 81 Laps, 5. Tim Hoffman, 81 Laps, 6. Josh Ingersoll, 56 Laps
17.5 OPEN STOCK: 1. Kevin Allen, 91 Laps, 2. Garrett Allen, 90 Laps, 3. Justin DiPenti, 90 Laps