Former Warren Area High School track and field standout Summer Walter will compete this weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals track and field meet at AT&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
After just one season - her junior season - at Bayside High School in Virginia, the former Warren resident was named all-state in Virginia in the pole vault after only competing in the event for three months. Walter broke the school record with a jump of 10 feet, six inches, and she had her photograph placed at the school in her first year.
Times Observer photo by Jon Sitler
Betts finished 14-0 in the Warren County Youth Baseball/Softball Association Little League Boys Majors baseball season with a 5-4 extra-inning win over previously unbeaten Truck-Lite on Wednesday at Betts-Jackson Field. Team members include, from left, in front, Colby Johnson, James Sturdevant, Tevon Campbell, Parker Neal and Alex Moore and, in back, Eric Corse, Nate Betts, Jackson Knupp, Drake Gens and Matt Hulings. Missing from photo are Jacob Anderson and Avery Smith, as well as manager Don Johnson and coaches Ed Gens and Chad Betts.
Walter qualified for the national meet (nationalscholastic.org/nbon) - with Virginia best high school track and field athletes competing against many of the nation's best - by times in the 100-meter hurdles, qualifying in 15.02 seconds, and 400 hurdles. Her 44.24 time during the season in the 300 hurdles qualified her in the 400 hurdles.
Walter was a District 10 champion as a sophomore in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles for Warren Area High School. She holds the Warren school records in both events.
Kyle Hunt pitched six strong innings, giving up only two hits while striking out nine, Warren Post 135's 3-1 Junior Legion win over Conneaut Lake Wednesday.
Ryan Gustafson scored the first run for Post 135 after reaching on an error and coming home to score on a Derek Reagle single. Gustafson started another rally in the fourth with a double and later scored on a base hit from Jimmy Vile. Reagle scored Post's final run in the seventh inning after leading off with a walk, stealing second and third, and scoring on Collin DeLattre's single.
Casey Benson struck out the side in the seventh to get the save.
Post 135 010 100 1 3 4
Conneaut Lake 010 000 0 1 2
2b-Ryan Gustafson (P), Edwards (C). WP-Kyle Hunt. LP-King.
Skete Williams had the nine-hole low gross of 34, and Trevor Olson had low net of 23, in the Tuesday Night Golf League this week at Jackson Valley Golf Club. Here are team standings through Tuesday's round:
Team standings: Edward Oil 199.5, Cornerstone 184, Shaw House 181, Park Avenue 180.5, Warren Bus Lines 176.5, Ameriprise Financial 175.25, DEGS 173.5, Caldwell Banker 169.25, Midtown Motors 166.75, A&B Heating 165, Garrison-Simonsen 163.5, Wagner's Golf 163.5, Olie's Sports 161, Snuffy's 160, American Legion 159, WMG Urology 150.25, PALO 147.25, Howe's True Value 147, Anthony Consulting 147, Freedom Investment 146.5, Nesmith Insurance 145.75, ARMAC 139.5, Lewis Funeral Home 130.5, Huey's Place 128.25, Moose Lodge 109 126.5, Lakeside Fire 122.25, Dickey's Duffers 95.25, Barr Inc. 78
The team of Dan Tassone and Johnny Lopez finished first in the Cable Hollow 2-Man League on Tuesday with 82.5 points. In second place, Lucian DiNapoli and Mike Fisher had 81 points and Greg Certo and Steve Stoeltzing took third with 80 points. Michael Doherty had the low net round of 30.
Darrell Pusateri and Sam Pusateri took first in the Fitch Disposal League with 47 points on Tuesday at Cable Hollow Golf Club. Ryan Stanton and Denny Munksgard took second with 46 points while Rob Sixt and Tom Grubbs took third with 45 points. Rod Retterer and Jeff Carlson tied for the round's low net score with 31's.
Fuzzy Merenick had the low gross of 34, and Joe Sprentz and Don Cutler tied for the low net of 27, in the Warren Country Industrial League Play last Thursday at Blueberry Hill Golf Club.
Team standings: 1. Jones Chevrolet 204.5, 2. Voty Insurance 202, 3. Action Supply 201.5, 4. AC/MD's 196.5, 5. Sheffield Timber Service 187, 6. VFW Post 314 182.5, 7. Waste Treatment Corp. 177.7, 8. United Refining 177, 9. Northwest Savings 175.5, 10. Struthers 173, 10. RalphE's 173, 13. Montagna's Furniture 163, 14. Barr Inc. 153.5, 15. Crossett 145.
Marlene Sandberg had the nine-hole low gross of 43, and Betsy Senger the low net with 32, in the Conewango Valley Country Club Tuesday Ladies League.
Flight 1 (0-25 handicap): 9-hole low gross-Marlene Sandberg 43; 9-hole low net-Betsy Senger 32; 18-hole low gross-Sandberg 84; 18-hole low net-Senger 71
Flight 2 (26-40): 9-hole low gross-Deb Vicini 49; 9-holw low net-Onda Cole 36; 18-hole low gross-Judy Dale 105
Flight 3 (41 and over): 9-hole low gross-Deb Leofsky 56; 9-hole low net-Jackie Kavanaugh 34; 18-hole low gross-Leofsky 117
Dick Cole had the 18-hole low gross of 70, and the nine-hole low gross of 36, on Thursday at Men's Day at the Conewango Valley Country Club.
Flight 1: Dick Cole 36, Dave Onoratti 37, Don Dubia 37, Dave Walde 37
Flight 2: Joe Hedman 38, John Zawacki 40, Ange Cusimano 40, Rich Ruggerio 40
Flight 3: Steve Puleo 40, Mark Schoenborn 40, Ron Leofsky 42, Greg Noon 42
Flight 4: Dave Pearson 41, Kyle Hellman 41, Andy Benson 42
Flight 5: Ed Kavanaugh 48, Bryce Schoenborn 51, Bill Jones 51, Mark Donick 51
Due to a tie for second place, Pine Grove and Sugar Grove II will have a shoot-off on Tuesday, June 19, at Tidioute starting at 5:20 p.m. in the Warren County Trap League. According to league rule No. 16, only shooters who have shot in four or more matches are eligible to participate in the shoot-off.
The Warren Girls Majors division all-star team will open Little League all-star tournament play at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawbaker Field at the Farm Colony Complex.
PIAA title games
PCN Network - on Atlantic Broadband channel 13 and Youngsville Cable Network channel 42 - will air the 2012 PIAA Baseball and Softball Championships beginning Friday and through the weekend.
The tentative schedule of live and taped games is as follows:
Softball A Finals
Southern Columbia vs. Fannett-Metal
Friday, June 15 10:00 a.m. LIVE
Softball AAA Finals
Valley View vs. Big Spring
Friday, June 15 12:30 p.m. LIVE
Softball AA Finals
Warrior Run vs. Neshannock
Friday, June 15 - 3:00 p.m. LIVE
Softball AAAA Finals
Central Bucks South vs. Bishop Shanahan
Friday, June 15 5:30 p.m. LIVE
Baseball AA Finals
Pine Grove vs. Riverside
Friday, June 15 8:00 p.m. SAME-DAY TAPED
Baseball AAAA Finals
La Salle College vs. Council Rock South
Friday, June 15 10:30 p.m. SAME-DAY TAPED
Baseball A Finals
Montgomery vs. Bishop McCort
Saturday, June 16 2:00 p.m. TAPED
Baseball AAA Finals
Lampeter-Strasburg vs. West York
Saturday, June 16 4:15 p.m. TAPED
Here are the standings, week 6 results, home run leaders and this week's schedule for the Friday Night Co-ed Softball League at Betts Park:
Jose360/Finishing Touch 5-0
Chiodo's Ferro Cucina 4-1
Curtis Contracting 4-1
Lawson Bros Quality Auto 4-1
VanCise Hair 3-2
Wendy's Cafe 3-2
Clarendon VFW 3-2
Freddie's/CJs Home Decor 2-3
Studio 77 2-3
Makn Oil, LP 1-4
West Hickory Sportsmans Bar 1-4
DEL Funeral Home/SMTB 0-5
Week 6 results: Lawson Bros Qual Auto 24, West Hickory Sportsmans Bar 4; VanCise Hair 8, Cornerstone 7; Wendy's Cafe 25, Bullpen 6; Clarendon VFW 13, Studio 77 9; Chiodo's Ferro Cucina 26, Makn Oil, LP 14; Curtis Contracting 22, DEL Funeral Home/SMTB 6; JOSE 360/Finishing Touch 21, Freddie's/CJs 9.
Home run leaders: Brian Cressman (VanCise) 9, Mike Crossley (Chiodo's) 6, Josh Frederoski (Cornerstone) 6, Mike Kuzminski (Lawson Bros.) 6, Kyle Salerno (Curtis) 5, Dave Stuart (Curtis) 5, Jason Matve, Jr. (Jose 360) 5, Darren Cummings (Cornerstone) 4, Brad Lucas (Clarendon VFW) 4, several with 3.
Week 7 schedule
6:30 p.m.: Makn Oil, LP vs VanCise Hair, Foley Field; Wendy's Cafe vs Studio 77, Betts Field; Bullpen vs Clarendon VFW, Brown Field.
7:45 p.m.: DEL Funeral Home/SMTB vs JOSE360/Finishing Touch, Foley Field; Freddie's/CJs vs Cornerstone, Betts Field.
9 p.m.: Chiodos Ferro Cucina vs Lawson Bros Quality Auto, Foley Field; Curtis Contracting vs West Hickory Sportsman's Bar, Betts Field
Craco went 2-0 on Wednesday in the Richard T. Betts Rec Modified League, including an 8-4 win over Crescent Beer and 31-14 win over The Bucket in the nightcap. Todd Rudolph homered in each game for Craco, and Joe Pellegrino and Adam Paden homered in the 23-hit attack in game two, which included a 10-run inning and 15-run inning. The box score for the win over Crescent Beer was published in Thursday's Times Observer.
Craco 002 4(10)(15) - 31 23
The Bucket 323 204 x - 14 8
2b- Neubauer (B), Ben Oviatt (C), Adam Paden (C), Ron Thomas (C) 2, Jason Harkins (C) 2. 3b-Jory Giger (C), Trevor Colvin (C). HR- Mike McIntosh (B), Brandon Ferman (B), Joe Pellegrino (C), Adam Paden (C), Todd Rudolph (C). WP-Ron Thomas. LP- Zack Hoenes.
Jon Buccardo is the nephew of the Tidioute Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League team's head coach Mike Buccardo, not his son as was published in Tuesday's Times Observer.