Little League All Stars
The 9-10 Distrcit 38 Champonship was held on Tuesday, July 3 at the Ed Wisniewski Field in Dunkirk. After a hour rain delay, the game was played between Fredonia and Falconer. Falconer came out on top, 5-3, in a very fast-paced game lasting only one hour and twenty minutes.
Leading Falconer was Ryan Stimson and Nathan Secholm each had two hits each. Mark Wilcox chipped in with a triple. Winnning pitcher was Wilcox, who came in after Nathan Abby pitched well striking out nine before reaching his pitch count. For Fredonia, Dalton Gardner and Brandon Wallace each had hits. Pitching well in the defeat was Anthony Gullo. Falconer will advance and represent District 38 in the Section 1 tournament to be played this weekend in Geneva, NY.
Hillview Golf Course
Wednesday Travel League - The league held a special July 4th event at Hillview Golf Course. Gary Richardson was the overall winner with a new league course record 71 (1-under par), breaking the old mark of 75, held by Mike Baron and Jim Szalkowski. Richardson's record-setting round was also his career low. Finishing second with 72 was Tim Siragusa, followed by Joe Nietupski (73), Paul Olkowski (74) and Ed Tofil and Dave Wallace (75 each).
On the front nine, Richardson, Siragusa and Wallace each shot 35 for the low round, while on the back nine, Richardson, Nietupski, Olkowski and Tofil all shot 36 for the low round. In the B Flight, Chris Ganey won a four-way tiebreaker over Alex Deering, Brian Manning, and Joe Michalski. In the C Flight, Bob Manning won a tiebreaker over Keith Medley. John Slaughter was the D Flight champion. Winner of the Commissioner's Award in his Travel League debut was Jack Schrantz.
Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight - Richardson (No.2, eagle), John Waterman (No. 3), Wallace (No. 5) and Nietupski (No. 13); B Flight - Mike Willoughby(Nos. 3 & 7), Michalski (No. 8), Deering (No. 10) and Doug Grace (No. 11); C Flight - Bob Roesler (No. 9), Bryan McCarthy (No. 10) and Bob Thompson (Nos. 11 & 15); D Flight - Pat Weaver (No. 2), Slaughter(Nos. 4 & 7), Dave Franklin (No. 10), Dick Stuczynski (No. 12) and Greg Haase (Nos. 13 & 17).
Closest to the pin were Siragusa (No. 5), Mark Botticello (No. 9), John Binkiwitz (No. 14) and Wallace (No. 18). Top point winners were Wallace (57), Willoughby (20), and Sriragusa, Botticello, and Binkiwitz (19 each). Season points leaders: 1) John Bongiovanni (308.5), 2) Richardson (203), 3) Thompson (183.5), 4) Franklin (167), 5) Tofil (157.5).
Besides Richardson, golfers shooting league personal best rounds were Olkowski (74), Willoughby (82), Gary Haase (84), Medley (85), Doug Keith (87), Bruce Chrabasz (90) and Greg Haase (92).
Next week the league travels to Green Meadows in North East, PA. First tee time is at 9:30. Golfers need to sign up with Butch Mackowiak(679-4027) by Monday.
Tuesday Night Men's League - Low scores: Bob Roessler 39, Brian Manning 40, Ray Deland 40, Pat Weaver 40. Top point winners: A flight - Manning 7.5, Deland 7.5. B flight - Roessler 7. C flight - Jim Ellman 6.5, Pat Mackowiak 6.5. D flight - Chuck Hudson 7.5, Lou Polichetti 7.5. Closest to the pin: Manning (No. 5). Skins: Ken Kaus (No. 2), Weaver (No. 3), Manning (No. 5), Polichetti (No. 7) and Jack Hood (No. 9).
Cassadaga Country Club
Monday Night Men's League - Tim Bulger 32, Dean Troyer 39, Sean Egan 40, Tom Lancaster 40, Don Mansfield 40, Mark Wallace 40, Fred Chamberlin 42, L.B. Meyers 42, Matt Wallace 42. Closest to the pin: Fred Chamberlin (No. 6). Low net: Tim Bulger 29. Skins: Tim Bulger (No. 2, birdie), Greg Wise (No. 7, birdie).
The Vineyards Golf Course
Tuesday Night Men's League - Low Net: Bob Wahl 28, Stephen Raghunath 27, Mike Crise 28. Low Gross: Stephen Raghunath 36, Ross Conti 38, Bob Tripp 39. Closest to the Pin: Dave Laurito (No. 9). Untied Skins: Scott Parker (No. 3), Charles Dye Sr. (No. 7).
Monday Night Ladies League - Low net: Brenda Hennessey 32. Low gross: Annita Luce 38. Team low net: Cindy Chimera/Luce 69. Team low gross: Chimera/Luce 78. Closest to the pin: Luce (No. 1), Janet Guenther (No. 5). Fewest putts: Luce 13.
Pinehurst ParTee Girls - The low gross of the evening was fired by Carolyn Rawlinson with a 44. Trudy Gollnitz followed with a 46 and Lynn LaMattina, Amy North, and Pat Thompson each shot 48. Low net scores went to Gollnitz and Penny Newman (29), Collen Paradis (30), Patty Petrella (31), and Sue Dietzen and Rawlinson (32). Prizes given for being closest to the American flag went to Paradis (No. 3) and Gollnitz (No. 8).
Men's Travel League - Flight A: Jim Rissel 9, Roger Millspaw 8, Art Asquith 8. Gross: Denny Ayers 74. Flight B: Ed Johnson 11, Pat Hepinger 9, Randy Chamberlin 8. Gross: Ed Johnson 79. Flight C: Bill Anderson 13, Merle Elkin 9, Ted Bilicki and Dick Joslyn 9. Gross: Bill Anderson 81. Flight D: Lynn Butcher 16, Lucien Conti 15, Brad Nunn 13. Gross: Lynn Butcher 87. Flight E: Roger Brightman 15, Herb Hern 10, David Nichols 9. Gross: Roger Brightman 87. Flight F: Tom Mruk 18, Dick Ingraham 7, Norm Smith 6. Gross: Tom Mruk 91.
Closest to the pin: Ron Hart (No. 1), Sam Conti (No. 3), Dave Lawton (No. 14), Randy Chamberlin (No. 18).
Gowanda Country Club
Ladies League - Low gross: Chris Shrader 44, Kim Gier 44, Joyce Bigelow 45, Priscilla Graupman 45, Gail Maloney 46, Lynn Gotsch 49. Low net: Jan Parker 33, Dawn Zopp 35, Cheryl Murphy 36, Deb Stotz 37, Donna Colletta 38.
Western Chaut. County Trap League
Big Tree 323, Ripley 316
Top shooters for Ripley were Jack Mosier 46, Mark Henry 46, Wayne Babcock 45, Bob Nichols 45, Sid Meeder 45, Ernie Newhouse 45 and Matt Luke 44. High woman was Sandie Newhouse 33.
Top shooters for Big Tree were Tony Piotrowski 48, Paul McKotch 47, Owen Jones 47, Cliff Hammer 46, Scott Hammer 46, Dan Berry 45 and Mark Holthouse 44. Top woman was Val Holthouse 39.
Chaut. County Trap League
Westfield 306, Ellery 268
Top shooters for Westfield were Mike Joy 48, Mike Munson 45, Mike Cluchey 44, Vern Brown 43, Ted Blanchard 42, Don Munson 42 and Mark Nasel 42. High woman was Rose Corbran 41.
Top shooters for Ellery were Tom Bihler 44, Ron Harmon 44, Bob Welsh 43, Rob Graham 43, Don Johnson 32, Jerry Lewis 31 and Alan Harding 31.
Dunkirk softball clinic
The Dunkirk Little League will be conducting a girls softball clinic beginning on Thursday, July 12 at 9 a.m. and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of July. The clinics will be held at the Dunkirk Little League complex.
The purpose of the clinics are to teach the fundamentals of softball, including pitching. There will be no charge for the clinics and it is open to any Dunkirk resident who will be 9-12 years old as of Dec. 31, 2012. Any questions contact Ryan Corbett at 410-1015.