Area sport Sept. 4: Mustangs win championship; Niagara Tigers; Merrittville Speedway; Golf shots
The Welland Mustangs are OBA peewee B champions. Front row, left to right: Kaleb Seguin, Riley Coles, William Wales, Zachary Robichaud, Mason Saxton. Back row, left to right: Quinten Hemauer, Steve Desroches, Colby Desroches, Roland Wearing, Evan Deri, Jaxson Bruzzese, Spencer Brown, Dave Brown, Trent Bruzzese, Norm Bergeron. Photo by: Pierre Seguin.
The Welland Minor Peewee Mustangs are tops in Ontario after capturing the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) B Championship in Halton Hills.
The Mustangs pulled off an impressive come-from-behind win in the final, defeating the Leamington Lakers 10-7.
It took five wins in six games to win the championship, held Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
The Mustangs opened up the tournament Friday night with a 4-2 victory over Waterdown. Saturday morning saw an impressive 16-4 win over Port Lambton, and on Saturday afternoon, the Mustangs fell to Northumberland 7-3.
With a 2-1 record, the Mustangs advanced to Sunday, opening up with a 14-4 win over Ingersoll. The semifinal was a rematch with Northumberland, with the Mustangs coming out on top 14-3.
“The coaching staff was very proud of what we saw this weekend and all season long – every player contributed in his own way, and that’s what it takes to win championships,” head coach Steve Desroches said.
The championship caps off a successful year for the Mustangs, who also won the 12 U Evans Youth Annual Boys Classic in Angola, N.Y., in July; advanced to the semifinal of the Dorchester peewee tournament in June; and just last week were finalists in the Thorold peewee tournament. In league play, the Mustangs won the championship for the B Division.
Evan Deri, Jaxson Bruzzese, Quinten Hemauer, Mason Saxton, Colby Desroches, Kaleb Seguin, Zachary Robichaud, William Wales, Spencer Brown, Roland Wearing and Riley Coles comprised the team.
Joining Desroches on the coaching staff were Trent Bruzzese, Norm Bergeron and Dave Brown.
The Niagara Tigers boys travel basketball program is holding open tryouts for Grades 10 to 12 (12B if born after September) students for the 2018/2019 season.
The Tigers program is geared towards bringing together the very best players at each age group from across Niagara and focuses on player development consisting of high level training, and a highly competitive playing schedule.
The Grade 10 through 12 teams will play in two events on the Adidas Silver Gauntlet in April, the CYBL or Signature leagues in May/June, and the CNIT in July. Tryouts will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16.
Tryouts for Grades 10 and 11 will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Grade 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tryouts will be held in the Griffith and Fieldhouse gyms at Ridley College.
The Tigers are planning on building on a great initial year where many of the players made great strides in terms of personal development and all of the teams were able to post a very respectable win loss record against very strong competition from across Canada and the United States.
Those planning on attending the tryouts for the Grade 10,11, and 12 teams are asked to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their grade, birth date, and school/club as soon as possible.
Information regarding tryouts for the Grade 9 team will be released shortly. Tryouts for the Grade 5 through 8 groups will be held in December and January.
Following are Merrittville Speedway results from Monday:
John Spencer Memorial for the S&W Service Centre Modifieds: Gary Lindberg, Mat Williamson, Mike Bowman, Ryan Susice, Chad Brachman, Pete Bicknell, Tim Jones, Todd Gordon, Fred Carleton, Rick Richner, Boyd MacTavish, Adam Leslie, Tom Neale, Scott Wood, Jim Zimmerman, Brandon Gruhl. Tom Flannigan.
David Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman: Dave DiPietro, Jay Mallory, Adam Leslie, Brent Begolo, Cody McPherson, Paul Gaboury, Greg Panunte, Jordan Cosco, Luke Carleton, Trevor Wright, Ryan Ferri, Lee Mallory, Kevin Sharpe, Dave Small, Derek VanMil, Robbie Johnston, Chris Bellamy, Jason VanMil, James Friesen, Austin Wood, Jeff Larnet, Sean Dominey, Rob Knapp, Joey Herremans.
Hoosier Stocks: Rob Murray, Dave Bailey, Brad Sheehan, Kyle Pelrine, Bill Podwinski, Tanner Podwinski, Jim Lampman, Ian Blanchard, Dave Small, Donny Lampman, Jens Mortensen, Zach Bleich.
Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdale’s Mod Lites: Brent Begolo, Tyler Winger, Randy Giroux, Sean Iftody, RJ Pietz, Rob Misener, Jeff May, Craig Martin, Dave Cornish, Ryleigh Sliter, Jamie Gilbert, Chris Perry, Zach Trotter, Chris Watson.
Central Fabricating 4 Cylinders: Anthony Kelly, Cole Hardy, Austyn Werstroh, Tony Kelly, Alex Riley, Vincent Pagnotta. Dan McKay, Garnet Wilson, Chris Laskey, Sam Iftody, Kyle Miller, Mike Giberson, Gregg Lounsbury, Jay Moulton.
Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6: John Couture, Kevin Conley, Adam Plazek, Colton Lane, James Small, JJ MacDonald, Tina Ronning, Chris Mussat, Alana MacDonald.
League Winners: Carol Purcer, Roz Bogoslowski, Michelle Corriveau, Julia Fabiano, Carrie Zeffiro.
Points Leaders: Denise Roach (52), Cindy Dickson (51), Jen Norquay (51), Carol Purcer (51), Phyllis Edwardson (50), Ardeth Staz (48), Shelley Marchand (46), Ruth Hernder (46), Jo-Ann Luck (45), Angie McDermott (44), Mary Costanzo (44), Deborah Sunstrum (44).
League Winners: Janie Griffiths, Rachel Delaney, Gina Citrigno, Debbie Shugan-Krahn.
“Predict Your Score” Winners: Rachel Delaney, Terry Huisman, Doreen Garwood-Jones, Deby O’Connor, Peggy Cowling, Libby Botell, Gina Citrigno, Nancy Molnar.
Points Leaders: Janice Kroetsch (53), Shirley Bartolini (49), Liz Seeley (46), Libby Botell (46), Bonnie Comer (46), Janie Griffiths (44), Sandra MacDonald (42), Bonnie Copeland (42), Ardith Staz (40), Peggy Cowling (41), Brandi Currie (41), Pam Dobos (41), Terry Huisman (41), Colleen Evans (40), Judith Bennoch (40), Brenda Schultz (40), Jackie Fitzgerald (40), Ardeth Staz (40).
League Winners: Scott Arksey, Kris Cheshire, Mike White.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Al McKay; #9 Chris Sawatsky; #11 Ed Stangret; #13 Joel Cienik; #17 John Waind.
Points Leaders: Don Miller (55), Rick Wezden (54), Terry Cooke (52), John McCracken (52), AJ Heafey (52), Mario Armenti (50), Mark Miller (50), Casey Jarzabek (49), Tim Summers (48), Bob Rogerson (48), Ken Edwardson (48), Jason Gagnon (48), Joe Beiner (47), Dave Kanwisher (47), Mark Miller (46), Jonathan Astley (45), Justin McDonald (45), Cameron Severy (45), Ed Stangret (45),
Friday-Ben’s Bright Spot Boys
Individual Quota Points: (+7) John Kenny; (+7) Tony DeRose; (+4) 6 tied: Kenneth Cameron, Tony Crocco, Raplh Carmichael, Ron Reece, Jim McCann, John Fulton.
Team Quota Points: (+18) Jonh Kenny, Pat Loney, John Fulton, Ron Reece.
Closest to Hole: #2 John Kenny; #6 2 shots Andy Leschkewich; #10 2 shots Tony DeRose; #17 Jim McCann.
Net Skins: Marg Kay #3 (4); Shirley Bartolini #4 (2); Janie Griffiths #5 (2); Christine Godard #9 (2), #13 (2), #16 (2); Linda Reece #11 (1); Linda MacKa #14 (3).
Count Two Net Best Balls: 1. (-25) Dieter Klassen, Sam Lucenti, John Sciamonte, John McIntosh; 2. (-24) Gerry Maney, Bill Urquhart, Ange Persia, Tim Howe; 3. (-22) 2 teams tied Jonh McIntosh, Wilf Soulsby, Rick Dupuis, Karl Palmquist; Butch Ciancio, Brad Ciancio, John Kenny, Tony DeRose; 4. (-16) Ralph Carmichael, Kevin Cowling, Sam Linwood, Steve Romanin; 5. (-14) Ron Reece, Wayne Meginnis, Ed Stangret, John McIntosh; 6. (-10) Larry Lavelle, Rick Linwood, Pat Loney, Tony Crocco.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Ralph Carmichael, #13 Dieter Klassen.
Hidden Hole Winner: #10 John Kenny.
Low Net Winners: Dieter Klassen 85-20=65, Bill Urquhart 72-7= 65.
Beechwood Corn Roast Tournament
Quota Point Winners
1. Christine Godard (47); 2. Debbie Parks (45); 2. Marg Kay (45); 3. Helen Wylde (44); 4. Shirley Bartolini (43).
1. Rose DiLonardo, Mike DiLonardo, Dave Kanwisher, Kim Kanwisher (64); 2. Roland Thomas, George Zaccaria, Paul Burse, Joey Woods (64).
Mixed 9 and Dine
Hidden Holes Game
Low Net 28: Reg and Gert Kennedy
Most Fun 42: George Campbell
#4 – Pat and Roy Marzetti; #9- Judith and John Bennoch.
14 – tie – Dave and Kim Kanwisher, Cherie and Bruce Race
Closest to Pin
#2 Ladies: Kim Kanwisher.
Men: Reg Kennedy #9; Ladies: Bonnie Taylor-Gillings; Men: Ed Gallagher
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