July 14 Niagara Sports Report
Two Niagara athletes were members of Canada’s women’s eight that won a silver medal at World Cup 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Kristen Kit, the coxie of Canada’s Olympic champion eight, and Morgan Rosts were part of the Canadian crew.
Local coxie Laura Court helped the Canadian men’s eight to a sixth-place showing in the A final.
SILVER FOR FRIESEN
St. Catharines native Mia Friesen won a silver medal in the 59-kilogram division at the Junior Pan-American Wrestling Championships in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
Friesen defeated Lucero Sanchez Silva of Mexico 10-0, Tatiana Lerma of Columbia by fall and Camila Roa Ortega of Peru 10-0. Her only defeat was to American Nanea Estrella, who went on to win gold.
Brock Wrestling Club member Roger Li went 3-1 to win silver at 125 kilograms and Amaan Gulacha won bronze at 74 kilograms.
JUNIOR B ATHLETICS TRAIL SERIES
The St. Catharines Athletics junior B lacrosse team trails its second-round, best-of-five playoff series against the Elora Mohawks 2-0.
Elora won the first game 12-9 and the second game 11-6.
Scoring for the Athletics in the first game were Christian Lefeuvre (2), Ryan Andrews, Jack Parker, Liam Dietsch, Jaden Patterson, Max Kohut, Ian Brook and Justin Porga.
Netting goals for St. Catharines in the second game were Brook (2), Lefeuvre, Andrews, Kohut and Porga.
Game 3 of the series goes Friday in Elora.
Cherry Hill’s Ben MacLean placed fourth at the Ontario junior boys golf championship after firing rounds of 68, 78, 70 and 68 at the Timberwolf Golf Club in Sudbury.
Lookout Point’s Matthew Martel ended up seventh (71, 69, 69, 80).
Other locals making the cut were: Lookout Point’s Isaiah Ellis (74, 79, 75, 69), tied for 20th; Lookout Point’s Ben Hebert (77, 74, 76, 75), tied for 26th; Cherry Hill’s Noah LeBrasseur (73, 77, 77, 80), tied for 39th; and, Sawmill’s Will Burleigh (76, 79, 79, 86), alone in 61st position.
LOCALS TIE FOR 29TH
A pair of Niagara golfers tied for 29th at the Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship at the Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Kingston.
Sharing top spot for Niagara golfers were Port Colborne’s Kayla Burke (77, 75, 75, 81) and Heron Point’s Sukriti Harjai (78, 75, 77, 78).
Other locals making the cut were: Lookout Point’s Stefi Markovich (74, 83, 84, 78), tied for 48th; and, Cherry Hill’s Alex Taylor (81, 76, 89, 82), alone in 53rd spot.
STURGEONS TOP GENERALS
The Niagara Generals bantam football team dropped a 14-7 decision to the Sarnia Sturgeons in a hot, hardfought Ontario Summer Football League game.
Niagara scored first on a major from Mario Angelini and a convert from Mateo Ayala but the Generals made a few mistakes in the second resulting in the loss.
“This week we have a bye and we will work on these mistake and make a few adjustments. We will be back better than ever moving into playoffs,” coach Bruce Macrae said.