Local sports report: Spartans still winless; Niagara Mudfest Challenge
The St. Catharines Spartans are still looking for their first win of the season after dropping a pair of games this weekend.
The Spartans fell to 0-3 with a 10-9 loss at Niagara-on-the-Lake Sunday after dropping a 10-7 decision to the Welland Generals at home Friday night.
Zach Luis paced the Thunderhawks with three goals Sunday while Saul Vanderzalm and Chris Weier added two each. Singles went to Matt Mines, Kellen Pulera and Brandon Sveda.
Tyler Kolodka and Connor Aquanno had two each for the Spartans while singles came off the sticks of Alex Gaston, Payton McIntosh, Carter Geoffroy, Tyler Kennedy and Sam LeClair.
Niagara held a 41-35 edge in shots and scored three times on the power play.
Kolodka had two goals while LeClair, McIntosh, Gaston, Aquanno and Adam Kirchmayer scored in the loss to Welland.
Tanner Main paced Welland with five goals while Mitchell Geoffroy added two. Jesse Schoeman, Bailey Fournier-Higgins and Talon Badeway rounded out the scoring.
The Spartans outshot the Generals 45-42.
The Spartans are back in action Friday at home versus Elora (5-0) at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. versus Six Nations (6-0).
NIAGARA MUDFEST CHALLENGE
It’s down to the registration wire for those contemplating a run at the 2018 Niagara Mudfest Challenge, a premier down and dirty challenge to be held at Bissell’s Hideaway this Saturday, May 5. The mud and obstacle course is open once again to both children and adults. The supervised children’s course for those ages 6 to 12, is shorter in length and obstacles.The adult course is open to anyone 13 or older, and is about 6 km in length, with various muddy obstacles to have fun climbing over, sliding down and crawling through or under.
Businesses and families are encouraged to join as a team, as participation is much more fun when you are helping each other along while helping the community. For the $80 price ticket per adult ($25 per child) you get a T-shirt, dogtag, lunch and a beverage, along with some great musical entertainment.
As in past 5 years, this sixth event is being organized by the members of the Rotary Club of Fonthill as a major fundraiser supporting community projects focusing on our Youth projects. This year’s main recipient like last year will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.
For more information and to register (registration closes at midnight Wed., May 2), go to the Niagaramudfest.com Eventbrite webpage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niagara-mudfest-challenge-2018-tickets-41926322760
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