Warren Area High School graduate and California University of Pennsylvania women's swim team member Kelsey Nuhfer competed for the Lady Vulcans at the Pittsburgh Invitational Sunday at the University of Pittsburgh. The Vulcans finished fifth in the event and were the top finishing NCAA Division II program to compete at the competition.
Nuhfer, a junior, and teammates finished the 200 free relay in 1:36.28 - over four seconds faster than the next Division II team.
Times Observer photo by Ben?Oviatt
Youngsville wrestlers Jaykup Durlin, right, and Stone Sivak grapple during a drill at Youngsville wrestling practice Monday at Youngsville High School.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Youngsville’s Nathan Bickford, left, and Kris Wilcox compete in a drill during Monday’s wrestling practice at Youngsville High School.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Controlling the action
Warren’s Garrett Allen controls his car during one of many radio control races held Saturday afternoon at Warren’s Riverside Raceway. The event was stop number four out of ten in the Hooter Outlaw Chassis Tour.
Times Observer photo by Andrew Morrison
Grayson Foley, left, shoots over teammate Austin Jerman during a shooting drill at Warren boys basketball practice Monday at Warren Area High School. The season opens Friday, December 7 for county winter sports programs.
Nuhfer and the Vulcans return to action December 1-2 at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational in Lancaster.
The Jamestown Ironmen of the North American Hockey League split a pair of weekend games with the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Jamestown (16-4-2) was a 2-1 winner on Friday night before dropping a 3-2 decision on Saturday evening.
On Friday, Port Huron jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second period, but the Ironmen responded with two strong-handed goals within three minutes of each other. Victor Johansson scored the first on an assist from Matt Lanzillotti and Kenny Curtis while Dylan Zink netted the second with assists from Brett Szajner and Luc Gerdes. Both teams were scoreless in the third period and the victory went to Tim Shaughnessy in goal for the Ironmen. Shaughnessy saved 33 of 34 shots en route to his fourth win of the season.
In game two on Saturday, the Ironmen were the ones off to the quick start with a power play goal less than five minutes into the contest from Szajner with assists from Evan Ritt and Gerdes. Port Huron tied the game at 1-1 early in the second, but Jamestown answered right back to regain the lead with a goal from Tyler Dunagan, assisted by Aaron Scheppelman.
The Fighting Falcons followed with a power play score from forward Kody Polin and the division rivals headed into the third period deadlocked at 2-2. Polin burned the Ironmen for a second power play goal just over a minute into the third, which proved to be the game winner as the rest of the period was scoreless. Sam Mimmack took only his third loss on the season in goal for Jamestown, recording 35 saves on the evening.
Jamestown now readies to host the Johnstown Tomahawks (9-6-6) this weekend at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Games are set for Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Superior Tire of the Ed Shults Jamestown Adult Hockey League defeated Andriaccio's, 9-4, on Sunday. Wes Kuzminski led the winners with three goals, Nate Mahaffey and Matt Englebert added two goals each and Jon Zigler and Ben Farnham each scored once.
Here are the results from Saturday's Hooter Chassis Outlaw Tour radio control racing event held at Warren's Riverside Raceway. In addition to the Hooter Chassis series, regular racing for Riverside's Nostalgia Spec Brushed Oval class was held.
21. 5 Late Model (HCOT): 1. Michael Montgomery 62 laps, 2. Jeremy Safran 62, 3. Brody Rodgers 61, 4. Dale Reiser 59, 5. Kevin Reichel 59
17.5 Sportsman Truck (HCOT): 1. Kevin Brocki 71, 2. Tom Vattler 69, 3. Justin Safran 68, 4. Tom Parker 54, 5. Rick Lohr 70, 6. Dale Rodgers 65, 7. Chad Proper 40
17.5 Open (HCOT): 1. Matt Steffenhagen 78, 2. Brian Mackenzie 76, 3. Garrett Allen 73, 4. Kevin Brocki 73, 5. Dave Ward 56, 6. Ryan Merrow 6, 7. Jeff Patch 74, 8. Tim DiPenti 74, 9. Justin Safran 73, 10. Kevin Allen 72, 11. Shaun Nasman 38, 12. Rick Lohr 1, 13. Charlie Morris 67, 14. Rod McMillen 61, 15. Austin Nasman 61, 16. Devon Nasman 60, 17. Ryan Szary 5
17.5 EDM (HCOT): 1. Tim DiPenti 66, 2. Kevin Allen 65, 3. Garrett Allen 64, 4. Kevin Brocki 62, 5. Dale Rodgers 0
Legends (HCOT): 1. Brody Rodgers 50, 2. Chris Ring 42
Nostalgia SPEC Brushed Oval: 1. Lou Dussia 86, 2. Mark Johnson 83, 3. John Corbett 76, 4. Ron Thomas 1
A pair of Warren County gymnasts represented the Lakewood Starz in a tri-meet with Meadville and Franklin Sunday at the Franklin YMCA. Mariette Williams earned an individual first-place award during the event. Here are the results for both Warren County gymnasts:
All-Around: 5. Mariette Williams 28.35
Vault: 5. Mariette Williams 7.90
Bars: 1. Mariette Williams 7.05
Beam: 5. Mariette Williams 6.60
Floor: 5. Mariette Williams 6.80
All-Around: 6. Morgan Hoffman 29.45
Vault: 3. Morgan Hoffman 8.40
Bars: 3. Morgan Hoffman 7.60
Beam: 6. Morgan Hoffman 6.45
Floor: 6. Morgan Hoffman 7.00