The Kinzua Soccer Club U12 boys beat Shenango Valley, 12-3, on Sunday in Warren. Lionel Eason and Seth Harrington had three goals each for Kinzua (1-0) in its opener. Tanner Kays added two goals, and Griffin Suppa, Troy Shattuck, Connor Guiffre and Jonas Epp one each. Kays and Ian Goldthwaite had two assists each, and Suppa, Shattuck, Guiffre, Jimmy Lobdell and Ryan Duckett one assist each. Seth Harrington, Micheal Shingler, Eason, and Tommy Harrington shared time in goal for Kinzua.
Times Observer photo by Bob Patchen
Every foot counts
U12 boys Kinzua Soccer Club player Jacob McCollough advances the ball upfield, with teammate Ronnie Kelly at right, against Lake Erie Soccer Club Red on Sunday in Fairview. For Kinzua Soccer Club results, see Sports Briefly...
Another Kinzua Soccer Club U12 boys team tied the Lake Erie Soccer Club Red, 1-1, on Sunday in Fairview. Joshua John was in goal for Kinzua, which allowed only an own goal to tie the score. Jacob Tichenor scored Kinzua's lone goal, assisted by Andrew Beyer.
The Kinzua Soccer Club U16 girls defeated Meadville, 2-0, on Sunday in Warren. Amy Castagnino and Olivia Ashbaugh scored for Kinzua. Emma Kridler and Kaela Henry had assists, and the shutout goalkeepers were Emily Warner and Julie Jameson.
The Warren at Mercyhurst Prep softball game originally scheduled for Saturday was postponed. No make-up date has been announced.
Youngsville High School graduate Ben Oviatt threw a complete game for Division III Waynesburg College in a 4-1 loss to Washington & Jefferson College on Friday in Washington, Pa.
Oviatt allowed three earned runs on nine hits and a walk, striking out three, to fall to 7-2 overall on the season. Waynesburg is 16-11 overall and 6-7 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Warren Area High School graduate Katie Spade won the 800-meter race in 2:19.43 for Division III Penn State Behrend on Saturday at the Westminster Invitational in New Wilmington, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) outdoor meet.
Warren Area High School graduate Cody Bupp continued to build on his strong season for Penn State Behrend's men's track team with a fifth-place finish in the 400 hurdles in 58.99 seconds at the Westminster Invitational. Eisenhower High School graduate and Behrend teammate Alex Yaegle was fifth in the javelin in 49.29 meters.
Big 30 football
Sheffield High School senior George Fitch and Warren Area High School senior Nathan Zigler have been announced as the latest Warren County players on the Pennsylvania Team at August's Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic at Parkway Field.
Fitch is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound tight end and defensive end who was an Allegheny Mountain League all-star out of District 9 in 2010 and 2011.
Zigler is a 6-0, 175-pound wide receiver and cornerback who is a four-year letterwinner in both football and track and field. He was Warren's defensive MVP in football this past season.
Russell's Mike Koers was seventh on Saturday at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Midwest Pro Qualifier, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, at Treehaven Field Station in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The top four advanced to the U.S. Championships June 1-3 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Matt Cogar of Diana, W.V., won the event with 44 points. Koers finished with 18 points, seven points behind the fourth-place finisher.
The pro competition consisted of six professional lumberjack disciplines, including the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw, and underhand chop.
Warren's Mark Garrett was among a team, sponsored by Cornerstone Lounge, that finished second in the Valley National 8-Ball Association State Championships recently at the Erie Convention Center.
With a record of over 150 tables at the VNEA state championships, Garrett was joined by Bruce Mowery, Port Allegany, Shawn Fitzsimmons and Greg Priest, of Smethport, and Darrel Stuck, Friendship, N.Y., to play for the title for the fourth straight year. Garrett's teams won two straight state titles, then finished second the past two years. This year's A Division had over 200 teams.
Garrett has played in a state championship final - team or singles - for eight of the past 13 years.