Here are results from Saturday's Warren County Special Olympics Aquatics Meet at the Warren County YMCA, the final event after eight weekly practices (21 athletes participated):
Cindy Zaffino: first 15-yard free, first 15-yard walk, first 25-yard free, first 15-yard back;
Photo submitted to Times Observer
This group of boys from Warren County finished third out of eight teams in the Meadville Mayhem Classic 12-and-under baseball tournament this past weekend. Warren pulled out a dramatic late-inning victory over the FLAG Falcons (Girard), highlighted by catcher Aidan Morrison’s first home run, a 3-run shot over the fence in left-center, and advanced to the semifinal. The Erie Outlaws won the tournament on Sunday. Team members, from left, are Aidan Morrison, Chris White, Kohl Nosel, Colby Johnson, Jackson Knupp, Adam Barker, Lance Baldensperger, Wyatt Rugar, Nate Betts, and Drake Gens, and coaches, in back, Don Johnson, Chad Betts, and Ed Gens. Missing from the photo is Jake Funari.
Connie Leonard: first 15-yard walk, first 15-yard flotation;
Joanne West: second 15-yard flotation, second 15-yard walk;
Cliff VanTassell: first 15-yard flotation, first 15-yard walk;
Bobby Williams: first 15-yard flotation, second 15-yard walk;
Akosh Khare: second 15-yard flotation, first 15-yard walk;
Justin Allen: first 25-yard back, second 25-yard free, first 100-yard free relay;
Linda Buser: first 25-yard breast, first 50-yard back, second 100-yard free relay;
Julie Gregg: first 25-yard back, first 25-yard free, second 100-yard free relay;
Tina Edwards: second 25-yard back, second 25-yard free, second 100-yard free relay;
Brenda Huya: third 25-yard free, second 25-yard back;
Kaylie Turner: third 25-yard back, second 25-yard free, second 100-yard free relay;
Cheryl Graves: first 25-yard free, second 25-yard back;
Mary Ann Hill: first 25-yard back, second 25-yard free;
Connor Campbell: second 25-yard back, second 25-yard free, first 100-yard free relay;
Kyle Fortman: first 25-yard free, first 25-yard back, first 100-yard free relay;
Rick McKee: first 25-yard free, second 25-yard back, first 100-yard free relay;
Mike Gray: first 50-yard back, first 50-yard free, first 100-yard free relay;
Shawn Albaugh: second 50-yard free, second 50-yard back, first 100-yard free relay;
Heidi Venal: first 50-yard back, first 25-yard breast;
Brooke Evans: first 25-yard free, second 25-yard back, second 100-yard free relay.
Warren's junior varsity baseball team won twice in recent days by identical 9-0 scores. In a win over Meadville on Monday, Darin Francisco threw a one-hit shutout over five innings, striking out eight. Austin Schwanke and Eddie Ord contributed two-run doubles.
In an earlier game, Tanner Teconchuk struck out give to get the win, 9-0 over Fort LeBoeuf. Schwanke's three-run double, and Matt Hultquist had two hits in the win.
Meadville 000 00 - 0 1 3
Warren 102 6x - 9 4 1
2b-Schwanke (W), Hultquist (W), Ord (W). WP-Francisco.
Warren 061 000 2 - 9 10 0
Fort LeBoeuf 000 000 0 - 0 2 1
2b-Schwanke (W), Hultquist (W), Stanz (W). WP-Teconchuk. LP-Ehrhart.
Here is the opening week slate of games for the Richard T. Betts Rec Modified Softball League, playing Wednesdays at Betts Park:
6 p.m.: Betts vs. Crescent Beer, Betts Field; Cougar Bob's vs. Ryan D. Fralick Chiropractic, Foley Field; Larry's Cantina vs. The Bucket, Brown Field
7:30 p.m.: Nic-L-Inn vs. Betts, Betts Field; Wing City vs. Crescent Beer, Foley Field
9 p.m.: Nic-L-Inn vs. Craco, Betts Field
Steve Gelotte had low gross of 39 and Bill Kunselman had low net of 24 in Blueberry Senior Golf League play Monday at Blueberry Hill Golf Club. Bill Wilson had second low gross of 40 and Jim Senger and Bob Wolfe shared third low gross of 41. Jim McCollough had second low net of 30, Lloyd Gray had third low net of 31 and Randy Grant had fourth low net of 32.
Kenny Miller, Bob Buerkle and Gelotte had birdies during play. Here are Monday's team results from the round:
Team results: Warren Bus and Transit 28.5, Jones Chevrolet 24, County Bank 23.5, Moose Club 23, Voty Insurance 22.5, Howe's True Value 21, Midtown Motors 20.5, KCS Energy 20, Alabaugh's Radiators 20, Ralph-E's 19, Morning Sun 17.5, WACOPSE 16.5, Elks Club 16.5, Ed Shults of Warren 14, American Legion 11.5, Eagles Club 10
The team of My Ignatius and Robbin Price had the low gross of 37, and Kirsten Turfitt and Nancy Shattuck the low net of 29, on Monday in the Conewango Valley Country Club 2-Person Scramble League.
Marlene Sandberg and Anita Pellegrino had a gross of 38, Gerry Africa and Raechel Evans 40, Sonia Probst and Jackie Kavanaugh 41, and Barb Wilson and Judy McGinn 43.
Susie Spangler and Pat Carlson had a net of 31, Betsy Williams and Joyce Puleo 32, and Janeal Hedman and MarySue See 33.
Youngsville shortstop Kennedy Cratty was misidentified in a photo of a tag play on page B-2 of Tuesday's Times Observer.
Tyler Gustafson also had a double for Exchange Club in a Boys Minors win over D&I Silica on Monday in Warren County Little League play.