Oct 2 Local Sports: Muriel Chesire Award; Port’s top athletes; Welland Tigers hockey; Fairview bowling
Payton Bennett (pictured with her grandmother Theresa) is the latest winner of the Muriel Cheshire Award and the $1,000 scholarship that goes with it.
Bennett, who represents Twenty Valley Golf Club, was a four-time winner on the Niagara Junior Tour this past season and also won the junior girls division at the Walt McCollum Niagara District Champion of Champions shooting a 72 at Port Colborne Country Club.
Among the lesser known facts about the 16-year-old Stoney Creek native are: she is left handed in everything she does, including playing hockey, however, she golfs right handed; her favourite player is Morgan Pressel; she wants to be a lawyer, she works at Twenty Valley two days a week in the back shop washing golf carts and wiping down the cart seats; she loves hockey because it excites her and gets her up before a game; she loves team play the best; her favourite music is country and The Florida Georgia Line is her favourite band.
Since 2014, the Muriel Cheshire Award has been presented to a junior girls golfer by the Niagara District Senior Ladies Golf Association.
“This award was initiated as a result of a donation to our Association by a founding member, Muriel Cheshire, and has been continued each year and funded by our association in order to mentor junior girls from golf clubs in the Niagara Region,” NDSLGA president Connie King said. “We are very fortunate to work with the Niagara District Junior Golf Tour to encourage junior golfers in our area.”
The award was presented Sept. 23 at Rockway Glen.
“Helping young women who are involved in the junior tour is something we hope to continue as long as the Niagara District Senior Ladies Golf Association serves the region, King said.
PORT’S TOP ATHLETES
Emma Laur and Aidan Hawkins have been named Port Colborne’s athletes of the month for September.
Laur, a Grade 9 student, is a key member on the Ultimate Frisbee, junior girls basketball and cross country running team. She is described by her coaches as a dedicated student athlete who never misses practices, even when she has all three practices on the same day
Hawkins, a Grade 12 student, was also a three-sport athlete during September. He helped lead his team to the Ultimate Frisbee tournament finals, qualified for the SOSSA golf finals and is one of the team captains on the volleyball team, playing the power position on the left side.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY ROUNDUP
Peewees 6 NOTL 6
The Welland Mike Knapp Ford Welland Tigers peewee AE hockey team tied Niagara-on-the-Lake 6-6 in its regular-season opener.
Brennen Hagar and Noah Forrester each scored twice and singles were tallied by Meiko Margettie and Chance Hubbel. Lincoln Kelley, Townes Bestward, Lucas Nelson, Lucas Cousineau, Maxime Rainville, Ava Haymes, Brennen Hargar and Alexander Doan all added assists.
Atoms 10 NOTL 1
The Welland Tigers minor atom hockey team opened its season with a 10-1 triumph over the Niagara-on-the-Lake AE Wolves
Thomas Russell allowed one goal against and earned the victory in net for the Tigers and the Tigers’ defensive group was able to limit the opponent’s scoring opportunities.
Welland’s offence was led by Ryan Rousseau (2-2-4), Mark Chambers (0-4-4), Liam Seguin (2-1-3), Blake Hudak (1-2-3), Ethan Rousseau (1-2-3), Antonio Mete (1-2-3) , Jordan Hotham (1-1-2), Hudson Bassi (1-1-2), Dylan Wood (1-0-1), Cooper Ebert (0-1-1) and Basil Garofalo (0-1-1).
Peewees 5 Niagara Falls 1
The Welland Telus Tigers opened the regular season with a 5-1 win on home ice over the Niagara Falls Flyers in Niagara District major peewee A action on Friday night.
Blake Turner, Tyler Ray, Jaxon Vanderlip and Jordan Raso each scored before Dayton Flatt recorded his first goal as a Welland Tiger to close out the team’s second consecutive victory over the Flyers in as many weeks. J.J Crumblehulme would break up Lukas Biggar’s second straight shutout bid with five minutes remaining to play to answer back for Niagara Falls.
West Niagara 4 Peewees 3
Ryan Reeves, Everett Hemauer and Josh Lamb lit the lamp in a 4-3 loss to the West Niagara Flying Aces two nights later.
Steven Togmus, Adam Haslam, Nathan Poehlman and Matthew Cormier scored for West Niagara.
Minor Peewees 10 Garden City 2
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers hockey team put in a dominating performance to win their season-opener defeating the Garden City Falcons 10-2 on the road in minor peewee A divisional play.
Julian Belcastro, Matteo Mete and Carson McComber each scored a pair of goals and Miller Miotto, Tanner Cutler, Tyler Laszlo and Colby Franchetti also scored.
Sammy Evangelista and Colby Taylor-Moody were the only Falcons to solve Riley Caron on the evening.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by Fairview lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: Gord McCormack 594, Bet Jakobs 559, Denys Peel 512, Pat Weir 533, Alida Manuel 486, Karla Gilmore 472.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Lillian Book 434, Deb Freeman 431, Liseanne Beaudin 422.
Tuesday Night Men: First Division: Felice Delpriore 543, Craig McKie 507, Graham Booth 481. Premier Division: Miranda Panas 589, Gord Smillie 572, Matt Donald 562.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Sharon Armstrong 425, Darleigh Rosie 420, Judy Coote 410.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Janice Osowiec 507, Liz Champion 478, Cheryl Matheson 472.
Thursday Morning Ladies: Martha Hildebrandt 496, Dianne Cox 459, Kathy Hume 438.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Terry Krawec 632, Codi McMaster 612, Kyle Brown 591. Group 2: Angela Wiley 563, Rob Costantini 536, Doug Fretz 534. Group 3: Addison Nye 555, Sam Seinen 532, Trish Game 521. Group 4: Cody Bride 493, Dolores Costantini 461, Gord Meredith 446; Group 5: Anthony Demita 436, Richard Wood 415, Amanda Burse 412.
Friday Night Mixed: Greg Panas 607, Ken Derosier 590, Rob Falk 585, Jessica Burn 467, Cheryl Conway 436, Sheila Alagappan 426.
Youth: Bantam: Robbie Donald 221,Sam Visentin 121. Junior: Ben Foster 411, James Weller 320, Ava Conway 439, Sophia Beaudry 409. Intermediate: Addison Nye 468, Armen Menkemnian 423, Zachary Beaudry 384, Mya Conway 546. Senior: Ayden Fisk 236.
Monday Morning Men: Good:Ervin Barnes 476, Brian Green 466, Bob Scricca 457. Gooder: Jim Henderson 540, Denys Peel 488, Rob Balanowski 475. Goodest: Terry Krawec 605, Gord McCormack 601, John Osborne 560.
Monday Majors: Gord Smillie 690, Gord McCormack 640, Rob Langelaan 616, Lisa morabito 526, Sandi Burse 459.
Tuesday Prime Timers: Douglas Arsenault 543, Martin Lanteigne 533, George Brown 522, Connie Shaw 506, Gaetane Papineau 493, Monique Dorling 492.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Jim Miller 588, Ken McKay 537, Brayden Girard 514, Angi Nesbitt 472, Lisa Loosemore 429.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Cathy Vanderlaar 469, Muriel Estey 462, Karen Doucet 462.
French Club: Jacques Vaillancourt 637, Bob Renaud 567, Robert Bertrand 558, Marie-Josee Vaillancourt 575, Annette DeBernardi 464, Cecile Hungerford 436.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Kevin Shea 691, Randy Thomas 488, John Reynolds 482, Dianne Siegel 486, Nan Brogden 452, Gloria Shea 372.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Madelynn Lawson 102, Scarlett Colledge 98, Autumn Etherington 96. Peewee: Michael Lazar 229, Ethan Barker 218, Jacob Rutherford 164, Victoria Smith 166. Bantam: Katlyn Gough 457, Katie Adgey 283, Scotia Edwards 236. Junior: Garrett Fisk 432, Henry Soares Jr. 420, Deagan Platakis 411, Felicia Currie 459, Katelynn Mitchell 450, Naomi Bertram 391. Senior: Chanzen Krafve 632, Connor Latour-Williamson 425, Sarah Malott 454.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 566, Shawn Quesnel 530, Bill Booker 527, Noella White 580, Wendy Bonnette 575, Angi Nesbitt 497.
Monday 55 and Up: Jim Copeland 617, Ian Cooper 532, Bob Walsh 520, Marilyn Goulding 584, Vivian Buetow 548, Toni Ball 508.
UNIFOR Retirees: Tom Astley 529, Al Perrault 500, Dave Wintle 420, Colleen Wiley 405, Irene Charkowy 403, Olga Astley 392.
Monday Evening Mixed: Dick Mallory 459, Jeremy Williams 423, Doug Powell 417, Erika Phair 489, Jennifer Williams 418, Denise Livingston 401.