June 5 local sports: Track and field, Gymnastics Energy; Welland baseball; Dressage Niagara
Campbell Lee, middle, is shown at the Zone 4 track and field meet.
Holy Cross’s Campbell Lee and Eastdale Trinity Tutti were awarded the Daryl Mahler Outstanding Performers of the Meet Awards at last week’s Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations’ South Regional track and field meet in Brampton.
Tutti won the senior girls shot put and discus and Lee topped the field in the senior boys 1,500 and 3,000 metres.
The Gymnastics Energy Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Compulsory Team (Level 3-5) competed in Ontario championships in London with the Level 4 team placing fourth among more than 100 teams in the team scoring.
Below are top 10 Team Energy results:
Level 5: Jordyn Carter (Age 14+), 8th all around; 3rd on floor; 4th on beam; Alexis Keeping (Age 13), 3rd on bars; Kairsen Frick (Age 12), 8th on bars
Level 4: Jaylee Bijakowski (Age 9), Ontario Champion (1st) for all around, as well as on bars & beam; 7th on vault; 10th on floor; Jamie Orzel (Age 12), 3rd all around, as well as on floor & vault; 4th on bars; Caitlyn Rocca (Age 10), 4th all around, Ontario Champion (1st) on vault; 4th on bars; 8th on beam; Claire Tirpko (Age 12), 4th all around; 3rd vault; 4th bars; 6th floor; 10th beam; Paris Perron (Age 14), Ontario Champion (1st) on bars; Jenessa Hilsden (Age 9), 2nd on beam; 9th on floor; Alyssa Steward (Age 10), 3rd on beam; 6th on bars; Sloane Oates (Age 9), 5th on floor; Rheece Hutley (Age 12), 6th on floor; Ashley Surman (Age 10), 6th on floor.
Level 3; Sadie Kennedy (Age 13), 5th on bars; Clara Gretsinger (Age 11), 6th on vault; Olivia White (Age 14+), 7th on bars; 10th on vault; Rheagan Hamm (Age 11), 7th on beam; Hannah Fulton (Age 10), 10th on vault.
WELLAND MUSTANGS TOP TOURNEY
The Welland Paint Can Mustangs mosquito baseball team went 5-0 to win its first tournament of the season in Brantford.
Welland outscored its opponents 76-5, receiving strong contributions by all members of the team.
In a 27-1 win in three innings over Kitchener, Jaxon Vanderlip went the distance on the mound for the victory and was aided by three double plays. Game MVP was Zoe Falardeau for her performance at the plate.
In a 14-0 win over Blenheim, Mason VanDyke started on the mound and was his dominant self. He was followed up by Falardeau, who once again earned MVP honours.
In the final game of round-robin play, Vanderlip’s grand slam led Welland to a 22-1 victory over Port Dover. Tyler Ray added a home run and multiple hits were added by Jack Ilskens, Trent Groulx & Jacob Doucette. On the pitching side, Doucette combined with Spencer Burke to control Port Dover. MVP honours went to Travis Guttin for his strong defensive play.
In the semifinals versus Beamsville, starting pitcher and MVP VanDyke went toe to toe with his Beamsville counterpart through five innings. Welland carried a 3- 2 lead into the seventh before allowing Beamsville to pull even in the top of the inning. In the bottom half, Falardeau lead off with a double and later scored on a single by Doucette. Tyler Ray, in relief, picked up the win.
In the final, strong pitching by Ray and Doucette saw the Mustangs mercy Halton Hills 10-0 in five innings. Great defence in the outfield by Vanderlip and Alex McQuillan, hustle by Ozzy Gulla leading to the first run of the game and big hits from Spencer Burke and Josh Lamb led Welland to victory.
Tournament MVP honours went to Doucette for his great play at the plate and on the mound.
Dressage Niagara, boasting a new show venue and three EC Sanctioned Bronze & Silver Shows on the schedule for 2018, held it’s first show of the season at Effingham Stables in Fenwick.
Dressage is compared to figures in the skating world, with subjective judging, and marks out of 10 for each element performed on a set pattern, executed at letters spaced around the ring, in a 20×60-metre outdoor arena. Scores are based on accuracy and training, performing each element at the assigned letter, and demonstrating the basics of the elements progressing to execution at the highest level, with balance, and thoroughness, and consistency. Various figures are performed at walk, trot and canter, demonstrating flexibility, suppleness, balance, impulsion, submission, rider’s position and effectiveness, and the overall pleasing presentation of the horse and rider as one.
Riders from juniors, adult amateurs and open divisions competed for highpoint prizes, and members of Dressage Niagara accumulate tests scores for year end prizes at their individual level at the seasons completion banquet & club’s annual general meeting.
Highpoint Ribbons (highest single score for their division) were presented to: Bronze level junior rider Lauren Andrae riding Silver Crown; Bronze level senior rider Greta Haupt riding Violetta; and, Silver level senior rider Cheryl Semotok riding Let’s Be Frank.
Dressage Niagara’s next event is a clinic format Through the Judge’s Eyes June 24. Dressage and eventing competitor, coach and judge Jackie Bellamy-Zions will provide immediate feedback on the riders test and help to improve the test elements for next show. Details are available on the DN Website www.dressageniagara.com
To join Dressage Niagara or to become involved in Dressage showing, volunteering, or for more information visit the website or Email email@example.com.