Mike Bancroft captured his second Steeplechase Championship Sunday at Conewango Valley Country Club. The tournament features the top golfers at CVCC and Bancroft defeated Maurice Bennett on the last hole with a par. Bennett was making his Steeplechase debut.
Tony Pellegrino was third followed by Jerry Bancroft in fourth, Dick Cole in fifth, Joe Nelson in sixth, Andrew Papalia in seventh, Bill Andrews and Joe Bellitto in a tie for eighth, Anthony Pellegrino and Tyler Martin in a tie for 10th and Nathan Sandberg, Eric Mead and Bart Jensen in a tie for 12th.
Sam Marek had the nine-hole low gross of 36, and Jim Wynn and Sam Koebley the low net of 27 each, on Thursday in the Warren County Industrial Golf League at Blueberry Hill Golf Club.
Team standings (total points/last event): 1. Jones Chevrolet 430.5/31, 2. United Refining 414/38.5, 3. Sheffield Timber Service 413.5/28, 4. AC/MD's 411/28.5, 5. Action Supply 406.5/29, 6. Voty Insurance 391.5/21.5, 7. RalphE's 388.5/25.5, 8. Horseshoe Inn 386.5/34.5, 9. VFW Post 314 385.5/34.5, 10. Struthers 380.5/33, 11. Northwest Savings 374/30, 12. Waste Treatment Corp 360/32, 13. Crossett 351/36.5, 14. Barr, Inc. 342.5/28.5, 15. Montagna's Furniture 305.5/27
Jim Senger had the low gross of 37, and Dave Lopez the low net of 30, on Monday in the Blueberry Senior League. Here are results from the last two weeks:
Monday, Aug. 20
Gross: Jim Senger 37, Ralph Gallo 39, Steve Gelotte 39, Dave Progar 39
Net: Dave Lopez 30, Rich Zydonik 32, Gene Covell 39, Tom Erickson 39
Birdies: Dave Lopez, Ralph Gallo, Bill Wilson, Larry Anderson, Jim Senger, Rich Zydonik, Steve Gelotte, Dick Huckabone, Karl Grosch
Team standings: Midtown Motors 28, RalphE's Pub 25, Shults Auto 24, Jones Chevrolet 23, WACOPSE 21, Howe's True Value 21, Morning Sun 20, Blueberry Pro Shop 19, KCS Energy 19, Voty Insurance 18, Moose Club 17, Elks Lodge 17, County National Bank 16, Alabaugh Radiators 15, Eagles Club 13, American Legion 12
Monday, Aug. 13
Gross: Steve Gelotte 37, Urban Bires 37, Pat Hultquist 38, Bob Wolfe 3, Wayne Swanson 39
Net: Denny Davis 28, Randy Grant 30, Albert Hawley 31, Glen Cook 32
Birdies: Steve Gelotte 2, Pat Hultquist 2, Jerry Carr, Jon Carlson, Bob Wolfe, Albert Hawley
Team standings: Alabaugh Radiators 26.5, Morning Sun 25.5, American Legion 23, Moose Club 22, Blueberry Pro Shop 21, Voty Insurance 20.5, WACOPSE 20.5, Jones Chevrolet 20, Ed Shults of Warren 20, KCS Energy 19.5, Howe's True Value 19, Eagles Club 18, RaphE's Pub 17, Elks Lodge 16.5, County National Bank 11.5, Midtown Motors 10.5
Clifford Jenkins had a hole-in-one on hole number 16 at Blueberry Hill Golf Club on Monday in the Blueberry Senior League. The ace was witnessed by Larry Brown, Bob Wolfe and Al Schumann.
Cheryl Eckwahl had a hole-in-one on Monday at Cable Hollow Golf Course, using a 6-iron on the 136-yard hole No. 2. The ace was witnessed by Bruce and Jack Thompson.
Over 30 softball
Here are the standings, this week's schedule and the home run leaders for the Over 30 Softball League, playing Tuesdays at Betts Park:
Crescent Beer 12-1
Mangione Beverage 11-2
Midtown Motors 9-2
Accent Staffing 5-7
Blue Ribbon Rentals 4-8
American Legion 6-7
Kwik Fill 6-7
Meridien Hardwood 5-8
Club Buck 0-13
Tuesday's schedule (August 21)
6 p.m.: Kwik Fill vs. Meridien Hardwood, Betts Field; Midtown Motors vs. Crescent Beer, Foley Field; Bullpen vs. Accent Staffing, Brown Field
7:30 p.m.: Mangione Beverage vs. Blue Ribbon Rentals, Betts Field; American Legion vs. Buckhorn, Foley Field
9 p.m.: Freddie's vs. Club Buck, Betts Field
Home run leaders (games must be reported): Cory Darr (Buckhorn) 4, Tim Munksgard (Mangione) 4, Dan Farr (Crescent) 3, Mark Ordiway (Mangione) 3, R.J. Bowers (Bullpen) 3, Neal Kent (Meridien) 3, Don Cummings (Crescent) 3, Tim Prelog (Legion) 3, several with 2.
Kinzua Classic results
Official Kinzua Classic bike race results have been posted at www.runhigh.com.
Kinzua Crush tryouts
Tryouts for the 16U Kinzua Crush girls fastpitch travel softball team are being planned for the 2013 season. Dedicated and motivated players are asked to contact Ed Loutzenhiser at 730-8718 for information.
Players not older than 16 on Jan. 1, 2013, are eligible to try out.
Featured in SI
Tim Benedict, 22, of Pittsfield, and a graduate of Youngsville High School, was featured in the Aug. 13 issue of Sports Illustrated in its "Faces in the Crowd" section. A recent graduate of Penn State University, Benedict claimed the 2012 STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Championship in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in June in front of ESPNU and Outdoor Channel television cameras.
By winning the collegiate championship, Benedict, who has been featured in the Times Observer, earned an automatic spot in the 2013 STIHL Timbersports Pro Series and will travel to Norway during the World Championships Sept. 7 and 8 - streamed live at www.stihltimbersports.us.