Aug. 29 local sports: Showcase postponed; Niagara College volleyball; Niagara Rangers basketball; Beechwood golf
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday the GOJHL Showcase scheduled for September 7-9 in St. Catharines is postponed to a later date due to the Ontario Hockey Association refusing to provide referees for the event.
The GOJHL Showcase is a premier hockey event that showcases the great talent of developing Junior B hockey players. The GOJHL is rated in the Top 10 development leagues for junior hockey talent in North America.
The GOJHL will provide further information with regard to the rescheduling of the Showcase at a later date.
SLOAN NAMED HEAD COACH
Former Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball assistant coach Tommy Sloan is the new head coach of the Niagara College Knights men’s volleyball program.
“We are extremely excited for Tommy to get started with our men’s volleyball program,” said athletics and recreation associate director Michele O’Keefe. “He brings a wealth of experience on and off the court that will serve as an invaluable resource to our student-athletes. We are looking forward to seeing the impact that Tommy will have on the program in 2018 and beyond.”
Before arriving at Brandon, Sloan was the head coach with the Keyano College Huskies women’s program for three seasons in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and was also an assistant at Grant MacEwan University.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the team and seeing the talent in the program first hand,” Sloan said. “Niagara College is committed to both athletics and academics and being a coach at an institution that values student-athletes is something that appealed to me.”
He takes over a squad that advanced to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship last season following a fourth place in the OCAA West Division with a 10-8 regular season record.
Niagara’s training camp starts Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre. The Knights open the season at home Sept. 20 versus the OCAA champion Fanshawe Falcons.
NIAGARA RANGERS U-19 GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Niagara Rangers will be holding tryouts this September for an under-19 junior girls rep basketball team.
Players in Grades 10 through 12 and born in 2001, 2002 or 2003 are invited to attend the tryouts at Crossroads Public School. The tryouts will be held Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Practices won’t start until players’ high school season are done and the season will run until the middle of May. The cost is $475 which is due on the Rangers’ registration night.
For more information, contact head coach Bruce Caughill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or assistant coach Jennifer Caughill (905-468-9408). Develop trainers for the squad will be Mihai Raducanu and Victoria Rampado.
League Winners: Terry Bartol (2 wins), Janice Sargeant,
Low Score, Hidden Hole: #2 Nadia Baronas (3), Dini Kollen (3), Roz Bogoslowski (3).
Points Leaders: Cindy Dickson (50), Denise Roach (49), Carol Purcer (47), Phyllis Edwardson (47), Ardeth Staz (47), Jen Norquay (47), Jo-Ann Luck (44), Shelley Marchand (43), Angie McDermott (42), Jean Ann Zubrigg (42), Ruth Hernder (42), Nadia Baronas (41).
League Winners: Jackie Fitzgerald, Shirley Bartolini, Debbie Shugan-Krahn, Terry Huisman, Gina Citrigno.
“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 (51), Shirley Bartolini (46), Liz Seeley (45), Libby Botell (42), Bonnie Copeland (42), Bonnie Comer (42), Janie Griffiths (41), Ardith Staz (40), Peggy Cowling (40), Colleen Evans (40), Judith Bennoch (39), Brenda Schultz (39).
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: Rick Wezden (52), Terry Cooke (51), Don Miller (51), John McCracken (49), A.J. Heafey (49), Casey Jarzabek (47), Mario Armenti (46), Tim Summers (46), Mark Miller (46), Bob Rogerson (46), Ken Edwardson (45), Cameron Severy (44), Joe Beiner (44), Jason Gagnon (44), Dave Kanwisher (42), Dave Napper (42), Mark Upham (42), Dwayne Smith (42).
Friday-Ben’s Bright Spot Boys
Ryder Cup Matches (Team Ange vs. Team Blue)
John Sciamonte (0) vs. Jim Panetta (1)
Jim McCann (1) vs. Don Read (0)
Larry Brooks (1) vs. Mike Redfern (0)
John Fulton (1) vs. Ralph Carmichael (0)
Ange Persia (1) vs. Gerry Maney (0)
Jim Decaire (1) vs. Bob Cameron (0)
Clair Sullivan (0.5) vs. Ken Cripps (0.5)
Tim Howe (0) vs. Andy Leschkewich (0.5)
Bill Urquhart (0) vs. Attila Becsy (1)
Pat Loney (1) vs. Mike Primeau (0)
Ron Reece (0.5) vs. John Kenny (0.5)
Steve Romanin (0.5) vs. Tony DeRose (0.5)
Winner: Team Ange
Competition Winners: Closest to the Hole: #2 John Sciamonte, #11 Andy Leshkewich, #13 John Kenny, # 17 – Billy Urquhart , #18 (2 shots) Ralph Carmichael.
Net Skins: Marg Kay #3 (1); Linda Reese; #4 (1); Helen Wylde #5 (1); Donna Walters #9 (1); Barb Klassen #13 (1); Peggy Cowling #14 (1); Linda Reese #15 (1); Linda Reese #18 (1).
Count Two Net Best Balls: 1. (-24) John McIntosh, Dieter Klasses, Duncan Allan, Tony DeRose; 2. (-19) Tim Howe, Sam Lucenti, Geroge Allan, Ed Stangret; 3. (-18) 2 teams tied Ange Persia, Ralph Carmichael, Sam Linwood, Butch Ciancio and Bill Urquhart, Tony Crocco, Steve Romanin, Wayne Meginnis; 5. (-14) Wilf Soulsby, Rick Linwood, Gerry Maney, Karl Palmquist; 6. (-13) Rick Dupuis, Pat Loney, John Sciamonte, Ron Reece.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Butch Ciancio, #13 Tony DeRose.
Hidden Hole Winner: #11 John McIntosh.
Low Net Winners: Tony DeRose 84-20=64.
Mixed 9 and Dine
Modified Stableford Game
Winners 21 – tie: Jim Gillings and Bonnie Taylor Gillings, Roy and Pat Marzetti
Most fun: Marge Longo.
Low Putts: 14: Jim Gillings and Bonnie Taylor-Gillings.
High Putts: 21: Paul and Kathleen Bradley.
Most One Putts 5: Jim Gillings and Bonnie Taylor Gillings.
Longest Made Putt: #4 – Doug and Kendy Steeves; #8 – Bonnie Taylor Gillings and Jim Gillings.
Following are Merrittville Speedway karting results:
RCM Racing Equipment Performance Manufacturing Junior 2 Division (15 laps): Nigel Pendykoski, Chris Crowe, Hana Rothwell, Trevor Evans, Cohen Corbett, Madelyn Goulding, Ben Colavecchia.
Superior PetroFuels Performance Manufacturing Junior Restricted Division (15 laps): Austin Nigh, Jaedon Lawson, Colton Lane, Jacob Mamo, Davis Grocott, Lukas Moote, Cameron Lane.
Wilder Racing Engines Performance Manufacturing Senior Fun Division (20 laps): Ed Crozier, Tom Matthews, Jacob Broughton, Mark Lemay, Dan Lavallee, Shawn Konkle, Eric Ethier, Lenny Wiley, Colton Lane, Dave Lane, Kyle Miller.
Southern Ontario Modified Lite Racing Association Performance Manufacturing Senior Animal Division (20 laps): Dylan Culp, Travis Majuery, Devon Rayment.
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