Warren Post 135’s Colin Zdarko dives back to first on a pickoff attempt in a 5-4 Junior Legion baseball comeback win over Smethport on Thursday at Old Legion Field. Times Observer photo by Jon Sitler

Jr. Legion Baseball

Warren Post 135 scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Smethport, 5-4, in Junior Legion baseball play on Thursday at Old Legion Field.

Carter Cochran’s walk-off single on an 0-2 count with two outs capped the rally.

Brady Chase, Colin Zdarko, and Cochran had RBIs in the frame, and Felix Valencia, Drake Niemitz, Eli Snyder and Chase scored runs in the comeback inning.

The win picked up starting pitcher Snyder, who threw 6 and a 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs, and striking out 10.

Golf leagues

RUSSELL — Jim Casini and John Felton lead the Paul Holmes Memorial League at Cable Hollow Golf Course with 78.5 points.

Chad Hotaling and Mark Snarburg are second with 77 points followed by Dave Samuelson and Dave Shurilla (76.5).

Snarburg and Dennis Brink both shot net 33s while Ralph Miller had a scratch 38.


RUSSELL — Traden Gray and Austyn Cummings have 60.5 points to lead the Fitch Disposal League at Cable Hollow Golf Course.

Bob Lindquist and Byron Jesperson are second with 58 points followed by Rick Thomas and Rod Retterer (57).

Terius Strudwick and Teriqu Strudwick combined for a net 30 while Gray and Cummings tied Cody Vincent and Jon Vincent with scratch 34s.


RUSSELL — Danelle Sowers and Jill Dart have 112 points to lead the Ladies League’s Early Division at Cable Hollow Golf Course.

Sue Ferranto and Sue Wilson have 99 points while Blanch Swaney and Shirley Pearson have 95 points.

Sandy Haines led this week with a net 29 and Lorraine Diggs had a scratch 46.

In the Late Division, Julie Brown and Kathy Bradshaw lead with 97 points followed by Linda Ostrom and Linda DeFiore (90.5) and Mary Mackey and Cindy Paulmier (86).

Sue Melquist led this week with a net 28 and Brown had a scratch 46.


RUSSELL — Sharon Birtcil had the low gross (40) and second lowest net score (32) while leading the tournament (odd holes) with a 15 in the A Flight during the Tuesday Night Ladies League at Blueberry Hill Golf Course.

Deb Niederriter had a scratch 43, net 31 and 16 in the tournament.

In the B Flight, Jackie Saber had the low gross (48) and low net (32) while Jody Christensen, Cindy Paulmier and Sue Shields all had scratch 49s. Amy Stewart had a net 34. Rose Colucci, Mary Mackey, Sally Moldovan, Saber and Sue Shea all had 18s to lead the tournament. Deb Borst, Christensen, Lorie Eaton, Shelly Gray, Gail Kirsch and Paulmier all had 19s.

Ellen Nelson led the C Flight with a scratch 45 and net 28 as well as a 17 in the tournament. Bev Eldrige had a scratch 50, net 33 and 18 in the tournament.

In the D Flight, Shannon Stevenson had a scratch 49 and Sue Papalia had a net 29. Papalia had the second lowest scratch score with a 50 while Stevenson and Deb Sumner tied for second low net with 30s. Papalia and Stevenson had 18s in the tournament while Linda Bajorek had a 19.

Grace Backstrom and Deb Olson tied for low gross with 56s in the E Flight. Olson had the low net with a 30. Second low gross was a 57, shot by Jan Bevevino, Joie Hendricks and Donna Herzog. Backstrom, Bevevino, Hendricks, Herzog and Lee Spangler all had net 32s. Olson led the tournament with a 20 while Bevevino, Herzog, Cindy Lodestro, Deb Mooney, Melissa Schrader and Spangler all had 21s.

Laura Ahl’s scratch 51, net 22 and 20 in the tournament led the F Flight. Carol Torrance had a scratch 60 and net 31 while Cheryl Reagle had a 21 in the tournament.

Jen Hanaway’s scratch 58 and net 25 led the G Flight. Lynne Rulander had a scratch 59 and net 26. Rulander led the tournament with a 22 while Hanaway and Crystal Howe had 24s.

The longest putt on hole No. 1 went to Jeana Morrison from 22 feet, 7 inches.


LAKEWOOD, N.Y. — John Blum and Denny Howe shot matching 38s to lead the Youngsville Senior Golf League at Maplehurst Country Club.

Marty Yucha’s 30 led the net scores.

Blum made two birdies. Fred Carder, Bob Downey, Pete Hofert, Howe, Bill Kulinski, Don Melson, Mike Peyton, Tim Sandberg, Jon Steffan, Dan Steffan, Bubs Smith and Bill Young each made one birdie.

Scratch: Tim Sandberg 40, Gary VanGuilder 40, Bill Young 40, Don Melson 41

Net: Dick Stout 31, Gary VanGuilder 31, Bill Young 31, Henry Beitsinger 32


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