Sammy Sherrard, a sophomore at Warren Area High School, was selected to train and compete for the Under Armour baseball program this past July in Cape Cod. Sherrard attended the week-long event in July, providing him the opportunity to train with the experienced staff of professional scouts, former professional players and college coaches.
Players, including Sherrard, were able to experience what it takes to play at the highest level of collegiate baseball and participate in a number of games played during the week. Sherrard worked one-on-one with coaches and learned new techniques in conditioning, speed, arm strength and weight training. Sherrard has been asked to continue this program this fall in winter in places such as Rochester, N.Y., Baltimore, Md. and Florida.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Job well done
Warren’s Brad Walters, left, congratulates teammate Luke Wortman after Wortman’s interception during Friday’s football scrimmage with Fairview at War Memorial Field. The Dragons open the season next Friday at Erie East while the Tigers will host defending Region 2 champion Youngsville.
Randolph needed every last target of a perfect team score to knock off Celoron, 350-349, in Chautauqua County Trap League competition Thursday. In the week's other matchup, Busti beat Carroll, 340-327. Perfect scores were shot by Randolph's Gary Sickles Jr., Red Clark, D.J. Bifaro, Cal Benson, Tom Boire, Gary Sickles and Dale Speta, Celoron's Dave Waterman, Kevin Sturzenbecker, Dave Kingsley, Jerry Willett, Danny Ficarra and Russ Wingard, Busti's Reed Johnson and Carroll's Mike Mackey.
Chiyo Grant and Cindy Cable shared high lady marks for the week with scores of 48, Kayla Anderson and Andrew Hvizdzak were high juniors with 46's and Dalton Becker was high sub-junior with a score of 48. Kingsley, Willett and Boire shared high vet marks with their 50's, Wingard, Clark and Bifaro were high senior vets with their 50's and Sickles was high super senior vet with his 50.
Here are the complete results from this week's competition:
RANDOLPH (350): Gary Sickles Jr. 50, Red Clark 50, D.J. Bifaro 50, Cal Benson 50, Tom Boire 50, Gary Sickles 50, Dale Speta 50
CELORON (349): Dave Waterman 50, Kevin Sturzenbecker 50, Dave Kingsley 50, Jerry Willett 50, Danny Ficarra 50, Russ Wingard 50, Vern Brown 49
BUSTI (340): Reed Johnson 50, Dick Starks 49, Ray Nordin 49, Tim Young 49, Dave Straight 48, Chiyo Grant 48, Ken Waite 47
CARROLL (327): Mike Mackey 50, Jim Nowacki 47, Paul Prentice 47, Ron Feidler 47, Chuck Travis 46, Tom Sleeman 45, Adam Prentice 45
Roy Swanson and Lee Cole recorded the low gross score of 34 in Kim's Kafe Scratch League play at Blueberry Hill Golf Club. Mike Campbell and Brian Mitchell had second low gross of 35 and Joe Marino and Paul Wood had third low gross of 36.