Dec. 11 Local Sports: Pelham hoops; Niagara Tigers tryouts: Jordan Oldtimers and Welland hockey; Fairview bowling
PANTHERS HANG TOUGH
The Pelham Panthers under-10 boys basketball team (Team Raso) went 0-4 in a recent tournament in St. Catharines.
Mahkyi Goguen played a strong game, leading the team in scoring and making several excellent passes, as Pelham opened with a 44-11 loss to the Oakville Venom.
In a 54-19 loss to the Northern Kings, Gage Allen was vocal to rally the Panthers and also took several charges.
In a 44-27 loss to East York: Goguen stood out as he made several steals and got multiple fast break opportunities; the smothering defence of David Zhou and Sam Raso forced several turnovers; Mekai Bailey was a beast on the boards; and, Nathan Sullivan showed he has a bright future as a floor general at the point guard position.
Pelham fell 24-18 to the Grimsby Grizzlies in its final game. These clubs have faced each other twice already this season and have split the series so far. Seth Katzman had a strong game versus the Grizzlies with several shot attempts and steals.
NIAGARA TIGERS TRYOUTS
Beginning in April , the Niagara Tigers will be running teams in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 that will compete in top tournaments in the United States, the Under Armour Futures circuit in the Toronto area and the Canadian National Invitational Tournament.
The teams will also train twice weekly. In its third year of existence, the Niagara Tigers have been able to bring together the very best players from our various clubs in Niagara and perform quite successfully when up against top competition from around the province and beyond.
Tryouts for these teams will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5 at Ridley college. Grades 5 and 6 teams will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (strong Grade 4s are encouraged to attend) and Grades 7 and 8 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Players born after Sept. 1 are eligible to try out for the grade below their current grade including Grade 9 students who would be eligible for the Grade 8 team due to eligibility rules.
All potential players are asked to register online at niagaratigers.com.
JORDAN OLDTIMERS HOCKEY
Hawks 4 Rangers 3
Hawks: Adam Goodbrand, Chris Riediger, Craig Martin and Jim Culp.
Rangers: Greg Penney 2; John Lamont.
Flyers 6 Stars 3
Flyers: Kevin Paul 3; Jeff Dixon; Matt Dixon; Drew Hering.
Stars: Steve Bowen 2; Brandon Brousseau.
Canadiens 10 Bruins 2
Canadiens: Sam Oort 2; John Porter 2; Pat Graham; Chad Campbell; Mark Abrams; Brian Chinn; Ralph Jones; Colin Murphy.
Bruins: Adam Regular; Jon Pollock.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Major peewees reach semifinals
The Nepean Raiders scored two power-play goals and three short-handed markers to defeat the Welland Telus Tigers 6-2 in the major peewee A semifinals at the Oshawa Hockeyfest tournament Last weekend.
Tyler Ray scored as Welland opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Clarington. Jordan Raso tallied twice and Blake Turner, Dayton Flatt, Ryan Reeves, and Ray added singles in a 6-1 win over West Hill and Max Myers scored the lone goal with Lukas Biggar recording the shutout as Welland advanced to the final four with a 1-0 victory over Pickering.
Raso, Jaxon Vanderlip and Josh Lamb each found the mesh as the Tigers skated to a 3-3 tie in their return to league play on Monday in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Dylan Price, Billy Pilliteri-Smith and Easton Andres answered for the Wolves.
Minor peewees keep rolling
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to overcome the Glancaster Bombers 5-2 in minor peewee A action in Glanbrook on Saturday night.
Tanner Cutler netted a hat trick for Welland and Jordan Wright and Colby Franchetti netted single goals. Miller Miotto was credited with a pair of assists and Cutler a lone helper.
Jonah Bello, Carson McComber, Colby Franchetti and Mason Risto scored as Welland edged West Niagara 4-3 earlier in the week. Carter Shaw with two goals and Henry Rumble replied for the Flying Aces.
Welland is now 15-0-2 in divisional play.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 579, Bert Jakobs 518, Gord McCormack 476, Rosemarie Simpell 495, Ruth Reimer 471, Alida Manuel 459.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Cindy Boles 498, Stella Slavinjak 496, Deb Freeman 494.
Tuesday Night Men: First Division: Al MacDonald 584, Keith Ballantyne 472, Marc Jensen 454; Premier Division: Miranda Panas 687, Terry Krawec 636, Gord Smillie 617.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Grace Beke 432, Pat LeBreton 422, Sarah DePenning 422.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Cheryl Matheson 541, Janice Osowiec 473, Darlene Rymer 444.
Thursday Morning Ladies: Heidi Jacobsen 466, Carol Sheremetta 454, Rella Pizzngrilli 439.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 518, Glen Seburn 474, Dave Ryder 459, Trish Game 493, Ruth Reimer 482, Velma Rutka 425.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Kyle Brown 697 (300), Lisa Morabito 639, Gord McCormack 635; Group 2: Rob Costantini 561, Angela Wiley 552, Harley Smith 545; Group 3: Jim Price 538, Diane Scott 533, George Fajta 524; Group 4: Nicole Bride 493, Sue Bride 443, Lena Lewis 443; Group 5: Marie Scott 374, Al Legros 370, Susie Ewart 283.
Friday Night Mixed: Ian MacPherson 643, Mark Kuijer 638, Chris Rogers 623, Sara Henderson 536, Diane Owendyk 490, Elaine Houtby 477.
Youth: Bantam: Robbie Donald 180,Alex Teneycke 179, Sam Visentin 165; Junior: James Weller 449, Ben Foster 421, Landon DeGlopper 333, Ava Conway 477, Sophia Beaudry 358; Intermediate: Armen Menkemnian 518, Addison Nye 441, Zachary Beaudry 402.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Bob Scricca 509, Nick Pasquale 492, Harold Stubbert 466; Gooder: Vince DeNapoli 519, Jim Henderson 513, Don Hewitt 502; Goodest: John Osborne 652, Gord McCormack 579, Ralph Barnim 561.
Monday Majors: Brad Fretz 645, Gord Smillie 629, Rob Langelaan 613, Lisa Morabito 605.
Tuesday Prime Timers: George Brown 577, Douglas Arsenault 501, Roy Stewart 500, Gaetane Papineau 575, Maureen Cropper 518, Monique Dorling 466.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Brayden Girard 688, Jim Miller 627, Ken McKay 607, Angi Nesbitt 557, Lisa Loosemore 455.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Muriel Estey 563, Mary Chase 503, Rose Marie Brown 489.
French Club: Bob Walsh 645, Jacques Vaillancourt 598, Alphonse Touzin 597, Cecile Hungerford 527, Rolande Fournier 501, Marie-Josee Vaillancourt 488.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Kevin Shea 505, John Reynolds 472, Randy Thomas 426, Nan Brogden 494, Jackie Burton 492, Mary Chodoriwsky 487.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Gavin Booker 119, Madalynn Spence 132, Charlotte Spence 102, Scarlett Colledge 98; Peewee: Jacob Rutherford 286, Thomas Running 267, Michael Lazar 228; Bantam: Liam Boles 452, Ethan Barker 369, Jaymes Booker 363, Kyla Boles 369, Katelynn Gough 351, Scotia Edwards 300; Junior: Jacob Gough 656, Henry Soares Jr 530, Joseph Best 433, Katelynn Mitchell 569, Felicia Currie 502, Emma D’Aloisio 464; Senior: Olivia Prudhomme 490, Sarah Malott 426.
Sunday Sport: Bill Booker 554, Shawn Quesnel 521, John Stanbury 410, Wendy Bonnette 588, Angi Nesbitt 572, Noella White 547.
Monday 55 and Up: Jim Copeland 689, Neville Robson 541, Bob Walsh 524, Vivian Buetow 581, Marilynn Goulding 551, Marjie Rylett 493.
UNIFOR Retirees: Tom Astley 511, Jon MacDonald 470, Terry Bryan 465, Colleen Wiley 498, Olga Astley 478, Darlene Smith 459.
Monday Evening Mixed: Charlie Staples 557, George brown 543, Dick Mallory 516, Erika Phair 551, Jackie Billard 490, Denise Livingston 484.