In this week's Chautauqua Country Trap League, Randolph downed Carroll, 342-337, and Celoron beat Busti, 340-333. Randolph's Red Clark and Celoron's Bob Faga had the only 50 Straights, making Clark High Sr. Vet and Faga High Vet. Howard Arnold was High Super Sr. Vet with 49. High Ladies were Sunny Linden and Tiffany Decker with 47 each. High Sub Junior was Dalton Becker with 48. High Junior honors go to first-time shooters Hayden Edwards and Alan Harding; both shot 49, giving them their first 25 straights in the league.
RANDOLPH (342): Red Clark 50; Howard Arnold, Chuck Westfall, Dale Speta, & Skip Frazier 49; Dick Anderson & D.M. Bifaro 48
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The Warren Blast 12U girls fastpitch softball team went 4-0 this weekend to win the 2014 St. Marys 12U Fastpitch Tournament. Warren Blast, which is 20-4 this travel season, defeated Olean (N.Y.) Synergy, Elk County Krush twice (Saturday and Sunday), and the St. Marys Pounders Sunday in the final. Blast team members are, from left, in front, Delaney Chase, Riviera Bennett, Alexis Nyquist, Marissa Grubbs and Julia Lobdell and, in back, Lexi Head, Celia Chase, Gracie Wood, Seneca Bennett, Ellie Lobdell and Grace Wortman.
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The Team Ewings relay team of, from left, Kristen Bosko (run), Laure Ritzert (swim) and Kristen Ewings (bike) finished first in the relays division of the Big Fish Triathlon held Saturday at the YMCA Camp Onyahsa in Dewittville, N.Y. Athletes swim 1.5K (.93 miles — 25:05), bike 40K (24.8 miles — 1:24:02), and run a 10K (6.2 miles — 56:41). Proceeds in the all-volunteer-run event, with the title sponsor the United Refining Company, benefit the camp. For results, visit runhigh.com.
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Russell’s Jesse Valone competes on the beam at the 2014 Xcel Region VI Championships on Shrewsbury, Mass. See Sports Briefly...
CARROLL (327): Hayden Edwards & Mike Mackey 49; Ray Lee, John P. Foster, Dan Lee, & Ron Feidler 48; Sunny Linden 47
CELORON (340): Bob Faga 50; Alan Harding & Jerry Willett 49; Vern Brown, Dalton Becker, Dave Kingsley, & Dennis Spoon 48
BUSTI (333): Dick Starks 49; Charlie Brown & Jim Bessey 48; Rich Digiloramo, Dave Sena, Kirk Decker, & Tiffany Decker 47
Here is the Week 2 schedule for the Valley Girls Slow Pitch Softball League on Monday at Betts Park:
6:30 p.m.: Mike's Townline vs. United Refining, Betts Park; Sons of AmVets Post 50 vs. Straussberg/RalphE's, Foley Field; Fairmont Tavern vs. Park Ave. Motor Car, Brown Field
8 p.m.: United Refining Co. vs A&B Lawn Care, Betts Field; Fairmont Tavern vs. Crescent Beer, Foley Field
Denny Ayers had the low gross of 38, and Chuck Barrett the low net of 30, on Friday in the Cable Hollow Senior Men's Golf League.
Most points: Merl Rice 9
Low gross: Denny Ayers 38
Low net: Chuck Barrett 30
Most pars: Jim Terrill, George Munch, Pat Hultquist, Terry English, 5 each
Birdies: Denny Ayers 3, Pat Black, Dale Martin, Frank Suppa, Ross Cali, John Larson, Art Cagle, Gary Redick, Ken Rowland, James Swick, Bob Buerkle, Don Deppen, Hultquist, Cliff Jenkins, Terry English, Pete Hofert, 1 each
Eastern Division: 1. Maple Place Farms 131.5, 2. WACOPSE 122, 3. Kirkpatrick Pest Control 121, 4. Sawmill Stumpies 120, 5. Dick and 3 Duffers 112, 6. Total Metal Buildings 107, 7. Cable Hollow Golf 107, 8. Warren Tire Center 105, 9. United Refining Company I 101, 10. Landmark Electric 100, 11. Jones Chevrolet 93.5
Western Division: 1. Moose Club 136, 2. Conn & Company 130, 3. Community Resources 127.5, 4. United Refining II 124.5, 5. Cliff's Team 123, 6. Pete's Team 120.5, 7. CTI 117.5, 8. Dave's Deer Hunters 116, 9. Howard Hanna Daley Real Estate 114, 10. Dave G.'s Team 113, 11. Mike's Townline 111.5
The team of Tim Sandberg and Marlene Sandberg and Jim Senger and Betsy Senger finished first on Friday in the Conewango Valley Country Club Couple League (Champman Alternate Shot) with a score of 77. The team of Ron Leofsky and Deb Leofsky and John Dale and Judy Dale was second at 83.9.
Tony Pellegrino Sr. and Joe Bellitto each had the low gross of 36 on Thursday at CVCC Men's Day.
First flight: Tony Pellegrino Sr. 36, Joe Bellitto 36, Jerry Bancroft 37
Second flight: Bill Andrews 40, Bob Gray 40, Wil Foley 40, Rick Sotir 41, Jim Vecellio 41
Third flight: Andy Benson 40, Bart Jensen 43, Alec Conarro 43
Fourth flight: Al Baldensperger 41, Bill Turner 44
Fifth flight: John Hanna 54, Bill Jones 54, Pat Farrell 58, Richard Fisher 58, Mark Donick 58, Bill Wagner 58
BRADFORD - Pitt-Bradford junior right-handed pitcher Aaron Cressley, a Corry High School standout, was selected on Saturday in the 26th round - 777th overall - by the San Diego Padres in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.
Cressley became just the second Panther to be drafted since 1998, the first season in Pitt-Bradford baseball history. The only other player selected was Zach Foster. Foster, also a right-handed pitcher, was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 49th round of the 2008 draft.
"I am so happy for Cress," said head coach Bret Butler. "This is exactly what he has been striving for his entire collegiate career. His efforts are paying off and I am so very proud of him. I'm also happy for our pitching coach Zach Foster. Zach did an exemplary job preparing him for this opportunity."
"This means everything to me," said Cressley, who was a District 10 champion with Corry. "It has been my dream for my whole life and I can finally say I made my dream come true. I am very thankful to the Padres for picking me up and believing in me. I am truly blessed."
Cressley got off to a blistering start in his junior campaign and went on to post a 5-4 record and pitched three complete games. He started in all nine of his appearances and tossed a team-high 52 1/3 innings. He finished with a 2.75 ERA and fanned a total of 76 batters, also first on the squad.
Cressley earned a spot on the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference second team for his efforts this year.
Boys Minors all-stars
The Boys Minors all-star tryouts have been rescheduled, from rained-out Sunday, to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Betts-Jackson Field. Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Jake Harvey threw four one-hit innings, striking out three, and also reached base four times, in Warren Post 135's 9-7 Junior Legion baseball victory over Rocky Grove on Wednesday.
Domonick Funari's two-run single in the fifth inning put Post 135 up for good, scoring Adam Barker and Aidan Morrison. Drake Gens and Colby Johnson had RBI doubles in a five-run fourth for Post 135.
On Saturday, May 31, Post 135 lost 9-1 to West County, which had six extra-base hits in the win.
Russell's Jesse Valone, pictured above, representing Stroup's Gymnastics, was a member of a seven-person New York team that placed third in the Diamond Division of the 2014 Xcel Region VI Championships on Shrewsbury, Mass., recently.
Valone's scores were: 8.20 in Vault; 8.15 in Bars; 8.70 in Beam; 9.025 in Floor, and; 34.075 All-Around.