Local Sports May 22: Stotesbury Cup; Niagara Spears; Golf results
Niagara Bantam Spears player Marshall McCray is shown in action versus the Cumberland Panthers Saturday in Ottawa. Photo Special to BPSN by Scott Woodland.
SEVEN LOCAL CREWS WIN AT STOTESBURY
Seven local crews, including five from E.L. Crossley in Fonthill, won events at the 92nd Annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.
The regatta, considered the first leg of high school rowing’s triple crown, was switched to the Cooper River from the Schuylkill River because of concerns about inclement weather and a rapid current.
Local crews placing first were: E.L. Crossley’s junior girls four (Lauren Nuccitelli, Teja Chmay, Emma Leavens, Kora Curtis-Masse and Lauren Dudzik); E.L. Crossley’s junior girls quad (Krista Zucco, Seyene Oord, Jenna Veerman, Meghan Camplin and Vanessa Russell); E.L. Crossley’s boys lightweight four (Fraser Darling, Andrew Suthons, Jeremy Langellan, Owen Darling and Kennedy Keith); E.L. Crossley’s senior girls double (Lauryn Bench and Peyton Learn); E.L. Crossley’s senior boys double (Neil Kennedy and Alex Jastremski); Grimsby’s Emma Dockray in the senior girls single; and, Governor Simcoe’s boys senior four (Mitchell Rodgers, Andrew Barry, Liam Harris, Adam Banner, Nicolas Murray and Joe Coughler and Michael Lirio).
Niagara crews finishing second were: Blessed Trinity’s Lauren Kelly in the senior girls single; Notre Dame’s junior girls double (Nicole Hare and Gillian Jansen); E.L. Crossley’s boys lightweight double (Campbell Veld and Alex Barnes); Grimsby’s senior girls double (Isabel Frolick and Grace Humphrey); and, Ridley College’s boys senior quad (Dmitri Kozak, Nolan Biscaro, Ethan Enns and Seth Moyer).
Crews from Niagara that placed third were: Grimsby’s junior girls double (Hailey Mercuri and Charlotte Brennan); Saint Paul’s boys lightweight double (Antonio DiDomenico and James Sisley); Saint Michael’s girls senior double (Katerina Verbraeken and Hannah Bray); and, Ridley College’s senior girls quad (Alexandra Cook, Gabrielle Cook, Erin Broski, Eva Sabine and Abbey Bowley).
Niagara crews placing fourth were: Ridley College’s girls freshman quad (Ella McRae, Ipek Derinkok, Claire Sun and Vanessa Russell); Sir Winston Churchill’s Johann May in the senior girls single; and, Centennial’s Madison Thomas in the senior girls single.
Niagara’s crews ending up in fifth place were: St. Francis’ boys senior double (Stuart Wing and Hunter Young); and, A.N. Myer’s Evan MacRae in the senior boys single.
The next leg of the triple crown, the Scholastic Rowing Association of America regatta, will also be held on the Cooper River. The event runs on May 25 and 26.
The final leg of the triple crown is the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association championships to be held June 1-3 in St. Catharines. Information on that regatta can be found at http://www.cssra.ca.
VARSITY SPEARS WIN
Justin Succar scored an offensive touchdown and Mitchell Demers returned an interception for a major to lead the Niagara Spears Senior Varsity football team to a 15-7 road victory over the Cumberland Panthers.
Cole McKinnon converted both TDs for the Spears who host the Cambridge Lions Saturday at 8 p.m. at Kiwanis Field.
The Junior Varsity Spears lost 28-0 to Cumberland and the Bantam Spears fell 28-3 with Marshall McCray’s field goal accounting for Niagara’s points. The Junior Varsity Spears host the Cambridge Lions Friday at 8 p.m. at Kiwanis Field and the Bantam Spears play Cambridge Saturday at 4 p.m. at Kiwanis Field
The Tier 2 Junior Varsity Spears fell 14-13 to the Toronto Jets with Landon Leger recording both majors. The Tier 2 team hosts the Orangeville Outlaws Friday, June 1 at 8 pm at Kiwanis Field.
Tuesday Ladies League
Draw winners: Denise Roach, Bev Gauthier, Margaret Boorsma, Roz Bogoslowski, Leanne Cummins.
Closest to the Hole in 2 shots (Par 3’s): #2 Marilyn Fuller; #9 Kim Kanwisher.
Wednesday Ladies League
Draw winners: Kathryn Siemens, Debbie Williams, Kelly Smith, Mieka Vanden Akker, Michele Reynolds.
Closest to the Hole in 2 shots (Par 3’s): #2 Kelly Smith; #9 Colleen Evans.
Thursday Stag League
League winners: Collin McDougal, Shaun Duff.
Closest to hole winners: #2 David Rogerson; #9 Eric Delduca; #11 Mark Turner; #13 Pat McCurrie; #17 Peter Pirillo.
Friday-Ben’s Bright Spot Boys-Count 1,2,3 Net Best Balls: 1. Tim Howe, Terry Howe, Don Reai and Wilf Soulsby 17 under; 2. John Kenny, Hank Andrulis, John Sciamonte and Tim Howe 11 under; 3. Ralph Carmichael, Ken Cripps, John Fulton and Kenny Cameron and Attila Becsy, Tony Crocco, Gerry Maney and Frank Sentance 10 under.
Low putting team: John Sciamonte, Larry Lavelle, Don Reid and Tim Howe 121.
Top money leaders: Ken Cripps, John Sciamonte, Jim Decaire, Don Reid ,Wilf Soulsby.
Sunday Gals-Net Skins: Barb Klassen #1; Cheri Race #4; Janie Griffiths #8; Lillian Haskin #12; Suzanne Meginnis #15; Linda MacKay #16.
Sunday-Ben’s Group-Count Two Net Best Balls: Karl Palmqist, Wilf Soulsby, Ron Reece and John Kenny and Bob Fuller, John Sciamonte, Pat Loney and Tony DeRose 18 under; Gerry Maney, Duncan Allan, Sam Lucenti and Tim Howe and Tony Crocco, Larry Lavelle, Steve Romanin and Wayne Meginnis 13 under; Ange Persia, Dieter Klassen, Bill Urquhart and Rick Linwood 12 under; Ed Stangret, Rick Dupuis, John McIntosh, Karl Palmquist 9 under; Ralph Carmichael, George Allan, Butch Ciancio and Karl Palmquist 8 under.
Closest to hole: #2-Karl Palmquist; Hole#13 Larry Lavelle.
Low net winner: Larry Lavelle 85-15=70.