Oct. 1 local sports report: Niagara Generals; Zone 3 and 4 junior tennis; Beechwood golf: Holy Cross basketball
Quinn Johnston rushes the ball for the Niagara Generals bantam Tier 1 football team. Photos Special to BPSN by Jen STEWART.
It was a winless weekend for the Niagara Generals travel football program.
The atoms lost 38-0 to the Scarborough Thunder, the peewees lost 26-6 to the Thunder, the bantam Tier 1 squad lost a 56-30 shootout to Scarborough, and the bantam Tier 2 squad A forfeited its game versus the Oshawa Hawkeyes.
“The Ontario Football League requires a minimum of 20 active players dressed in the sideline at the start of the game. Unfortunately due to a a couple of injuries and a higher than normal absenteeism this past week, I was not able to safely field a team,” Tier 2 head coach Jim Storin said..
Storin is confident his team’s season isn’t over.
“I believe that we will be in a much better position going forward,” he said. “Our boys and coaching staff have invested far too much into this season to cancel the remainder of the season.”
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Austin MaCrae scored the lone touchdown as the Niagara Generals peewees fell to Scarborough.
“It was a few minor mistakes that cost us the win today,” head coach Bruce MaCrae said. “Trying to adjust to these issues is going to be our focus going into the playoffs.”
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Jackson Stewart threw four touchdown passes, but it wasn’t enough as the bantam Tier 1 Generals lost to the Scarborough Thunder.
Touchdown grabs were made by Nick Longo, Nolan Banga, Quinn Johnston and Cody MacRae.
Also performing well for the Generals were: Ryan Broome, three converts; Lucas Hazelton, two interceptions; outstanding effort on offence by Stewart and Longo; and, outstanding effort on defence by Hazelton.
The Generals have home games this Saturday at Kiwanis Field in St. Catharines. Games include: the atoms vs. the Durham Dolphins at 9:30 a.m,; the peewees against the London Junior Mustangs at noon; the Bantam Tier 1 squad hosting the London Junior Mustangs at 2:30 p.m.; and, the bantam Tier 2 team playing the Waterloo Predators at 5 p.m.
ZONE 4 JUNIOR TENNIS
Following are Zone 4 junior tennis results:
NCAA champion: Esau Huq, St. Francis
NRHSAA champion: Isaac Newkirk, Governor Simcoe
Zone champion: Huq.
NCAA champion: Lucas Cino and Brett Rajczak, Blessed Trinity.
NRHSAA champion: Alex Coates and Nicholas Savoie, Governor Simcoe
Zone champion: Coates and Savoie.
NCAA champion: Alexa Wall, St. Francis.
NRHSAA champion: Leah Tang, Sir Winston Churchill.
Zone champion: Tang.
NCAA champion: Kerstyn Barron and Olivia Webster, Blessed Trinity.
NRHSAA champion: Maria Gritter and Kara Poulis, Heritage Christian.
Zone champion: Gritter and Poulis.
NCAA champion: Bryer Gregoire and Tanios Harb, St. Francis.
NRHSAA champion: Brock Willis and Riana Rodriguez-Serpas.
Zone champion: Willis and Rodriguez-Serpas.
ZONE 3 JUNIOR TENNIS
Following are Zone 3 junior tennis results:
NCAA champion: Michael Delazzari, Saint Paul.
NRHSAA champion: Wesley Khan, Centennial.
Zone champion: Khan.
NCAA champion: Lucas Ponting and Leo Williston, Notre Dame.
NRHSAA champion: Blake Train and Blake Hall, GFESS.
Zone champion: Ponting and Williston.
NCAA champion: Trinaty Carter, Saint Michael.
NRHSAA champion: Daphene Wen, A.N. Myer.
Zone champion: Wen.
NCAA champion: Melissa Hernandez-Baron and Amy Lichty.
NRHSAA Champion: Isabel Song and Jayden Pelletier, E.L. Crossley.
Zone champion: Song and Pelletier.
NCAA champion: Callum Berry and Tess Jansen, Notre Dame.
NRHSAA champion: Ethan Hawkins and Jenna Diah, E.L. Crossley
Zone Champion: Berry and Jansen.
RAIDERS SPLIT TWO
Paige Macoretta scored eight points and Ally Dyck added seven points to lead the Holy Cross senior girls basketball team to a 45-40 victory over Lakeshore Catholic.
Sarah O’Rourke played great defence and distributed the ball well.
In another game, Holy Cross fell 53-30 to Denis Morris. O’Rourke scored 10, Macoretta netted eight and Michela Belchior scored five points.
League Winners: Debbie Shugan-Krahn, Marj Viele, Bonnie Copeland (2 wins), Janice Kroetsch.
Closest to the Hole in 2 Shots: #2 Eva Fung; #9 Bonnie Copeland.
Points Leaders: Janice Kroetsch (60), Shirley Bartolini (59), Bonnie Comer (58), Libby Botell (57), Janie Griffiths (54), Terry Huisman (54), Liz Seeley (53), Ardeth Staz (53), Rose Ferro (52), Sandra MacDonald (52), Judith Bennoch (50), Brenda Schultz (50), Peggy Cowling (50).
League Winners: Wayne Smith, Bob Rogerson, Chris White.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Don Miller, #9 Mark Isherwood, #11 Dino Lavalle, #13 John Waind, #17 Ed Stangret.
Points Leaders: Terry Cooke (63), AJ Heafey (62), John McCracken (61), Don Miller (61), Rick Wezden (59), Mark Miller (58), Casey Jarzabek (57), John Waind (57), Mario Armenti (56), Joe Beiner (55), Bob Rogerson (54), Ken Edwardson (54), Tim Summers (54), Justin McDonald (54).
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Individual Quota Point: Larry Brooks #6, Bob Cameron #4, Jerry Maney #3, Ralph Carmichael, Don Read #2.
Team Quota Points: Larry Brooks, Ken Cripps, Andy Leshkewich and Jim Panetta.
Individual Competitions: Closest to Hole #9: Bill Urquhart: #10 in 2 Shots: John Sciamonte; #15-Longest Putt: Jim Panetta; #17 Larry Brooks.
First Place: Kathy VanderKant, Peggy Cowling, Linda MacKay and Chris Godard.
Secod Place:Kathy McIntosh, Suzanne Meginnis, Helen Wylde and Marg Kay.