Hole in one
Tim Watkins recorded his fourth career ace with a hole-in-one on Jackson Valley Golf Club's 128-yard par 3 eighth hole on Friday. Watkins' ace came using a pitching wedge. The shot was witnessed by Dale Johnson, Dale California, Jay Sowder and Tim Decker.
Times Observer photo by Mitchell Wilston
A Glade Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Team member watches Bill Burnett, left, as he kayaks through a section of rapids during the 2012 Pat Shine Memorial canoe and kayak racing event held Saturday on the Allegheny River.
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Northwest Regional Champions
The Warren Post 135 Junior American Legion Baseball League team captured the league’s Northwest Regional championship with a victory this past weekend in Albion. Team members include, front row from left, D.J. Fehlman, John White, Collin DeLattre, Mitch Dorunda and Derek Reagle. Back row, coach Jon Vincent, Kyle Hunt, Casey Vincent, Ryan Gustafson, Jimmy Vile and coach Blaine Gunn. Missing from the photo are Mark Reiff, Sammy Sherrard, Seth Baldensperger, Mason Mohney and Dominick Funari.
Times Observer photo by Mitchell Wilston
Northwest Electrical’s Todd Rudolph, left, catches a fly ball as Justin Barnes backs him up during a Michael Kolos Memorial Sunday Slow Pitch Softball League C Division season-ending tournament game against Hoffner Excavating Sunday at Betts Park.
Zac Allen recorded a hole-in-one Thursday in the Warren County Industrial Golf League at Blueberry Hill Golf Club. Allen's ace came on the 168-yard par 3 16th hole and was witnessed by Tim Dorrsett, Joe Sprentz and Troy Wagner.
Here is this week's slate of games for the Valley Girls Slow Pitch Softball League, playing Mondays at Betts Park:
This week's schedule (July 23, 2012)
6:30 p.m.: Double D's vs. Crescent Beer, Betts Field; Park Avenue vs. Results Rehab, Foley Field; Rouse Estates vs. CTI, Brown Field
8 p.m.: Mike's Townline vs. CTI, Betts Field; Results Rehab vs. Crescent Beer, Foley Field
9 p.m.: AC/CJ's vs. Style Unlimited, Betts Field; Mike's Townline vs. Rouse Estates, Foley Field
Dave Walde earned the 2012 Senior Club Championship Sunday at Conewango Valley Country Club with an overall gross score of 70. Joe Bellitto was the net winner of the first flight (50-59 years old) with a 71 followed by George Adams with a 73. John Bevevino won the second flight (60-69) with a 68 with Phil Simmons second with a 69 and Maurice Bennett third with a 70. Bob Follett won the third flight (70 and older) with a 79.
The team of John & Judy Dale and Ron & Deb Leofsky won a Weekly Couples Tournament Friday at Conewango Valley Country Club with a score of 16.2. The team of Bob & Judy McGinn and Jim & Bev Roe was second with 16.8 and the team of Larry & Deb Vicini and Duane & Donna Vicini was third with an 18.3.
Wayne Matve and Jon Nelson shared low gross of 38 and Matve had low net of 28 in Cable Hollow Senior Men's Golf League play on Friday. Tom White was the high points taker with 10, Mark Thompson had the most pars with seven, Matve had two birdies and Ralph Gallo, Ken Williams, Nelson, Dick Whiting, Steve Brown, Dave Guiffre, Doug Spoto, Hank Mole, Pat Hultquist and White all had one birdie each during play.
Eastern Division: Conn & Company 243, Mike's Townline 234, United Refining 1 228, Team 5 226.5, CTI 223, Shults Auto 220, WACOPSE 220, Warren Tire 214.5, Team 4 209.5, Jones Chevrolet 208.5
Western Division: Dave's Deer Hunters 242, Kirkpatrick Pest Control 226, Team 13 224, Sawmill Stumpies 222, United Refining 2 220.5, Cable Hollow Golf 214.5, Community Resource 212, Team 12 210, Brink's Charter & Tour 191.5, Team 17 178
The Warren Post 135 Junior American Legion Baseball team captured the Northwest Regional title late Friday with a 10-0 victory over Franklin in Albion. With the victory, Post 135 (14-2) enters next weekend's Regional Tournament in Punxsutawney as the number one seed out of the Northwest. The Warren team will open with the second seed out of Westmoreland County on Saturday. The tournament is a five-day, double-elimination event with the top three teams advancing to the state tournament in Schillington.
On Friday, Warren jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when D.J. Fehlman walked and eventually came around to score on a Ryan Gustafson groundout. The flood gates were eventually opened in the fourth inning when Post 135 scored five times to take a 6-0 lead.
A Johnny White single was sandwiched in between walks by Mitch Dorunda and Fehlman to load the bases for Casey Vincent. Vincent promptly smacked a three-run triple that gave Post 135 some much needed breathing room. Vincent soon scored on a Gustafson RBI single and Gustafson raced home on a passed ball.
Post 135 ended the game via the ten-run rule in the sixth inning with four more runs. Gustafson led off with a double, Derek Reagle singled and a Jimmy Vile groundout scored Gustafson. Reagle next scored on a Dorunda single, Fehlman drew a bases loaded walk and Vincent put the final nail in the coffin with an RBI single that made it 10-0.
Vincent finished 4-for-5 with four RBI and Gustafson was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Kyle Hunt pitched an incredible game for the winners, allowing only four Franklin hits and striking out eight in six innings of work.
Franklin 000 000 - 0 4
Post 135 100 504 - 10 13
2b-Ryan Gustafson (P). 3b-Casey Vincent (P). WP-Kyle Hunt. LP-Joe Desko.
Jr. high grid
Eisenhower junior high football players can pick up necessary paperwork Mondays at 6 p.m. in the back parking lot of the high school. For more information, call 757-5413.