Here are the standings, week 8 results, home run leaders and this week's schedule for the Friday Night Co-ed Softball League, playing Fridays at Betts Park:
Times Observer photo by Mitchell Wilston
Hear me roar
Chase Kyler, right, lets out a big yell as he launches a discus during Sheffield's Track and Field Summer Clinic on Thursday at Sheffield High School.
Times Observer photo by Mitchell Wilston
Above, Collin Orinko takes a big leap during Sheffield's Track and Field Summer Clinic on Thursday at Sheffield High School. The clinic, coached by Sheffield High School track and field coaches, is running through Friday. Below, some of the county's younger athletes stretch before Sheffield's Track and Field Summer Clinic on Thursday.
Jim Scott with 1950 Mercury
Jose 360/Finishing Touch 7-0
Curtis Contracting 6-1
Lawson Brothers 6-1
Wendy's Cafe 5-2
Chiodo's Ferro Cucina 4-3
VanCise Hair 4-3
Clarendon VFW 3-4
Studio 77 2-5
Makn Oil, LP 1-6
West Hickory Sportsman's Bar 1-6
Lewis Funeral Home 0-7
Week 8 results: Freddie's 18, Lewis Funeral Home 8; Lawson Brothers 25, VanCise Hair 11; Curtis Contracting 29, Makn Oil, LP 4; Jose 360/Finishing Touch 8, Clarendon VFW 4; Wendy's Cafe 18, West Hickory Sportsman's Bar 1; Cornerstone 11, Studio 77 1; Bullpen 19, Chiodo's Ferro Cucina 5
Home run leaders: Dave Stuart (Curtis) 11, Brian Cressman (VanCise) 11, Mike Crossley (Chiodo's) 8, Josh Frederoski (Cornerstone) 8, Mike Kuzminski (Lawson Brothers) 7, Brad Lucas (Clarendon VFW) 6, Darren Cummings (Cornerstone) 6, Kyle Salerno (Curtis) 6, Jason Matve Jr. (Jose 360/Finishing Touch) 6
Week 9 schedule (June 29, 2012)
6:30 p.m.: Jose 360/Finishing Touch vs. Cornerstone, Foley Field; Lawson Brothers vs. Lewis Funeral Home, Betts Field; Makn Oil, LP vs. Studio 77, Brown Field
7:45 p.m.: Wendy's Cafe vs. Curtis Contracting, Foley Field; West Hickory Sportsman's Bar vs. Freddie's/C.J.'s, Betts Field
9 p.m.: Bullpen vs. VanCise Hair, Foley Field; Chiodo's vs. Clarendon VFW, Betts Field
Diana Peck and Laura Martin shared low gross of 47 and Donna Holmes and Sue Lamb shared low net of 29 in Ladies Thursday Morning Golf League play at Cable Hollow Golf Club. Here are the flight-by-flight results from the round:
First Flight: Low gross- Diana Peck 47, Sue Ferranto 50, Shirley Olson 56; Low net- Donna Holmes 29, Mary Lou Scully 37, Grace Backstrom 39; Tournament- Diana Peck 39
Second Flight: Low gross- Laura Martin 47, Jeanette Carlson 61; Low net- Marge Sickler 37, Sally Saff 44; Tournament- Laura Martin 40
Third Flight: Low gross- Judy Scalise 54, Geri Swanson 55, De Martin 57; Low net- Sue Lamb 29, Lucy Cook 30, JoAnn Anderson 33; Tournament- Geri Swanson 42
Fourth Flight: Low gross- Gerry Caruso 60, Dorothy Curtis 70; Low net- Sally Clark 31; Tournament- Sally Clark 51
Dick Kimball, Don Dubia and Joe Nelson all shared low gross of 36 in Men's Day Golf League play Thursday at Conewango Valley Country Club. Here are the flight-by-flight results from the round:
First Flight: Low gross- Dick Kimball 36, Don Dubia 36, Joe Nelson 36, George Adams 37; Event (front 9, blisters)- Rick Sotir 4, Joe Bellitto 4, Dennis Boron 3, Tony Pellegrino Sr. 3, Doug Swanson 3
Second Flight: Low gross- Paul Ignatius 38, Bob Gray 39; Event- Joe Hedman 3, Bart Jensen 3, Ryan Calkins 2, John Zawacki 2, Mike Barber 2, Chad Vicini 2, Jason Diley 2, Gary Evans 2, Wil Foley 2
Third Flight: Low gross- John Loranger 39, Jim Senger 40, Jim Pullan 40; Event- Bill Schuver 4, Joe Camas 3, John Bevevino 3, Larry Vicini 3
Fourth Flight: Low gross- Phil Cammarata 39, Dave See 43, Brad Simmons 43; Event- Tom Drennen 4, Dave Gerringer 4, John Villella 3, Bill Mahan 3, Andy Benson 3, Jim Phillips 3
Fifth Flight: Low gross- Greg Gross 46, Tim Huber 48; Event- Bill Jones 5, Mark Donick 2
Dylan Hansen and Jon Meyer were the court one winners, J.R. "Sixshooter" and Angela Shick the court two winners and Troy Burns and Connor Clendenen the court three winners this week in the Thursday Night Doubles Tennis program at Betts Park.
A tennis tournament will be held at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Betts Park tennis courts. The time is approximate and will begin 15 minutes after the fireworks. The tournament is free and divisions include men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed with enough interest. It will be a single elimination tournament with backdraw matches.
This is a three-point tournament. Win two points and you go forward into the draw. Split the first two points and the third point is the tiebreaker. Players should be prepared to play all of their matches in succession.
To sign up, simply be at the courts within 15 minutes of the fireworks ending. Players can check in with Warren tennis coach Jeff Bartsch.
Craco had seven consecutive hits - by Joe Pellegrino, Adam Paden, Todd Rudolph, Jason Harkins, Ryan Irwin, Jory Giger and Mike Kuzminski - in a nine-run fifth inning to come back from down 10-4 and defeat Cougar Bob's, 16-12, on Wednesday in the Richard's T. Betts Rec Modified Softball League at Betts Park.
Up 13-11, Giger hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach.
Ben Oviatt had three hits for Craco in the win, and Mike Kuzminski, Rudolph and Harkins had two hits each.
In other action, Betts survived a battle of unbeatens against Fralick Chiropractic, rallying from a 7-3 deficit to win, 8-7. Addison Dunn's two-out RBI single in the fourth made it 7-4 and Kyle Papalia added a two-run homer in the fifth to make it 7-6. Andy Hanks soon added a blast of his own to make it 7-7 after six innings.
Rick Eaton held Fralick scoreless over the final three innings to give Betts a shot in the bottom of the seventh inning. After one out, Eric Rosequist reached on an error and, after another out, Jeff Eaton and Casey Moyer worked walks to load the bases. Chris Yost followed with a ground ball to short and Moyer beat the flip to second, allowing Rosequist to score the winning run.
In the nightcap, Betts topped The Bucket, 19-9. The slugfest between the teams featured 19 extra base hits. Jeff Eaton led the way with four hits and Hanks, Dunn and Ed Baldensperger chipped in three hits each. Shawn Rupcyzk had four hits in defeat for The Bucket while Mike McIntosh and Wes Schwanke added three hits each. Schwanke had two homers in the game.
Cougar Bob's 102 521 1 - 12 10
Craco 210 193 x - 16 18
2b-Mike Kuzminski, Ben Oviatt, Andrew Morrison. HR-Jay Kuzminski (Co), Mike Crossley (Co), Jory Giger (Cr), Mike Kuzminski (Cr). WP-Ryan Irwin. LP-Brian Bennett.
Fralick 012 400 0 - 7 13 1
Betts 120 121 1 - 8 8 0
2b-Kyle Gray (F). 3b-Rob Lawson (F), Tyler Enquist (F), Jeff McMeans (B). HR-Jeff Eaton (B), Kyle Papalia (B), Andy Hanks (B). WP-Rick Eaton. LP-Joe Conti.
Betts 134 412 4 - 19 22 0
The Bucket 101 133 0 - 9 15 3
2b-Ed Baldensperger (B), Andy Hanks (B), T.J. Latimer (B), Addison Dunn (B), Darren Cummings (B), Neubauer (T), Darren Wenzel (T), Wes Schwanke (T), Mike McIntosh (T). 3b-Cummings (B), Chris Yost (B), Eric Rosequist (B), Latimer (B), Neubauer (T). HR-Hanks (B), Dunn (B), Schwanke (T) 2, Wenzel (T). WP-Baldensperger. LP-Schwanke.
The Great Race
Warren County's James and Jean Scott are currently in 65th out of 88 cars in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race (www.greatrace.com) from June 29 through July 1, from Traverse City, Mich., to Dearborn, Mich.
The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team's ability to follow precise course instructions and the car's (and team's) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.
Each day the driver and navigator team receives a set of course instructions that indicate every turn, speed change, stop, and start that the team must make throughout the day (usually 220 to 250 such instructions per day). Along the course route there will be from 4 to 7 checkpoints recording the exact time that the team passes that point. The objective is to arrive at each checkpoint at the correct time, not the fastest. The score for each team is the result of the team's ability to follow the designated course instructions precisely. Also, GPS, computers, and cell phones are not permitted and odometers are taped over.
Any car up through model year 1969 is eligible to enter. James and Jean Scott are in a 1950 Mercury.
The race started in Traverse City, Mich., to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Day 2 to Canada for two days, Watertown, N.Y., and on to Franklin, Pa. on Friday. The Great Race continues through Findlay, Ohio, and on to the finish in Dearborn on Sunday.