Warren Area High School graduate and Maryland Eastern Shore baseball player Brandon Schott had a fantastic game for the Hawks during a 13-5 victory over North Carolina Central in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament on Thursday.
Schott finished the afternoon with a 4-for-5 performance at the plate with a pair of runs driven in and a run scored, helping the Hawks score 11 unanswered runs and advance to the second round of the MEAC Tournament on Friday.
Below, Lily Campbell, center, tries to find open space while being closely guarded by a pair of opponents during 3-on-3 basketball action at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. For more photos, visit the CU website at http://cu.timesobserver.com.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
No day at the Beach
Stephen Beach, right, blocks the shot of an opponent during the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at Betts Park in Warren. Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted hundreds of eager basketball players during the tournament’s second stop in Warren. At left, Beach’s teammate Zack Papalia looks on. For more photos, see page B-4 and visit the CU website at http://cu.timesobserver.com.
Times Observer photos by Jonathan McAfoos
Quite a show
Hundreds upon hundreds of area basketball players took to the courts this weekend for Gus Macker’s second annual stop at Betts Park in Warren. The tournament featured great weather and warm temperatures after opening Saturday and concluding on Sunday. Above, Ethan Beardsley, right, soars through the air to block the shot of an opponent.
In that game, the Hawks were a 7-6 winner over Delaware State, advancing to the MEAC semifinals with the win. In that game, Schott was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
The Hawks season ended on Saturday with back-to-back losses. First, UMES was defeated, 3-0, by Bethune Cookman in the tournament semifinals before falling to Delaware State, 7-2, in the loser's bracket finals.
Warren Area High School graduate and California University of Pennsylvania sophomore swimmer Kelsey Nuhfer was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team by the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA). With her first-team selection, Nuhfer is now eligible for consideration on the Capital One Academic All-America teams to be announced next month. She is the first swimmer in school history to earn the academic laurel from CoSIDA.
Nuhfer earned All-America honors for the first time in her career this season as a member of the 200 free relay at the NCAA Division II Championships. She also was an NCAA Honorable Mention All-America in the 200 medley relay this year after receiving the status last season in the 400 free relay.
As an individual, Nuhfer established personal best times and qualified for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free this season.
She was also a member of the 200 free relay at the 2012 PSAC Championships that became the first relay team in school history to win a league title.
Jon Nelson had low gross of 39 and Gary Redick had low net of 30 in Cable Hollow Senior Men's Golf League play Friday at Cable Hollow Golf Club. Virgil Maze and Dave Youngberg were the high point takers with eight points each, Dave Guiffre and Pat Hultquist had the most pars with six and Jim Terrill, Dave Berdine, Bob Buerkle, Dave Lopez, Bob Webber, Hank Mole, Redick, Nelson, Mark Thompson and Ron Reynolds all had birdies during play.
Here are the team standings through Friday's round:
Eastern Division: 1. Conn & Company 69, 2. United Refining-1 65.5, 3. Warren Tire 63.5, 4. Shults Auto 63.5, 5. CTI 63, 6. Mike's Townline 61, 7. Team 4 60.5, 8. Team 5 59.5, 9. WACOPSE 54.5, 10. Jones Chevrolet 50.5
Western Division: 1. Team 13 67, 2. United Refininf-2 63.5, 3. Dave's Deer Hunters 63.5, 4. Kirkpatrick Pest Control 60.5, 5. Community Resource 60, 6. Sawmill Stumpies 59, 7. Team 17 53, 8. Cable Hollow Golf 51, 9. Team 12 50, 10. Brink's Charter & Tour 42
Youngsville Post 658's Junior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Meadville White on Saturday. In a 9-1 opening game loss, Post 658 got a complete game, 10-strikeout effort from pitcher Aaron Hoover. In an 11-7 victory in the nightcap, Jacob Linkerhof pitched Youngsville to the win and Post 658 got a key triple from Levi Hendrickson.
The Warren County Horseshoes League will open play at 6 p.m. Monday at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Competition will be held rain or shine and all members need to be present.
An athlete in a photo included in the District 10 Class AA track preview in Saturday's Times Observer was misidentified as Matt?Eernisse. The photo was actually of Ike boys track athlete Andy?Decker.