Sports Briefly…1/5/13

Varsity slate

Here is the varsity slate of action for county winter sports teams for Saturday, Jan. 5, through Wednesday, Jan. 9:

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Eisenhower at Cochranton, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: McDowell at Warren, 6 p.m.

Cochranton at Eisenhower, 6 p.m.

Youngsville at Cambridge Springs, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Warren at Tool City Tournament, 9 a.m.

Sheffield at Coudersport Duals, 9 a.m.

Youngsville at Ripley Tournament, 9 a.m.

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Girard at Warren, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: WCCS at TCCS, 4:30 p.m.

Swimming: Warren at Central Tech, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Bradford at Eisenhower, 6 p.m.

Erie Bethel at WCCS, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Fort LeBoeuf at Warren, 6 p.m.

Eisenhower at Youngsville, 6 p.m.

Erie Bethel at WCCS, 6 p.m.

Smethport at Sheffield, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Warren at Titusville, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Sheffield at Ridgway, 6 p.m.

Conneaut at Youngsville, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Ridgway at Sheffield, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Eisenhower at Seneca, 6 p.m.

Youngsville at Harbor Creek, 6 p.m.

Flag football

The Chief Cornplanter Council and the Warren County YMCA, in cooperation with the Fraternal Order of Police, are trying to get co-ed youth flag football teams started for this spring. The aim is to have at least one team from every town in the county.

In order to participate, youth must be in grades 9-12 and not currently be involved in high school athletics. Teams will have at least seven players each and may be both male and female. Youth may opt to play flag football, be a team coach or be a referee. Adult involvement will be limited to advisory roles.

A sign-up is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Warren County YMCA. Those with questions about the flag football league are welcome to attend the meeting. Youth are encouraged to recruit a team from among their friends, though individual signups are also encouraged.

If unable to attend Monday’s signup, contact Kevin Bonner at the Chief Cornplanter Council office (723-6700) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or send an e-mail to kbonner@bsamail.org.

Jr. high mat

Here are the results from junior high wrestling matches between Warren and Oil City held prior to Thursday’s varsity match at Warren Area High School:

Tyler Mahood (W) md. Ben Herman (O), 10-0

Owen Balas (W) md. Camron Myers (O), 9-0

Shane Whitlins (O) p. Derek Knapp (W), 1:52

Zac Bell (O) p. Ben Thomas (W), 1:05

Nick Dobson (O) p. Tyler Kraft (W), 2:10

Brett Cummings (W) d. Logan Dean (O), 4-2

Jim Heasly (O) p. Gabe Smead (W), 1:26

Hayden Salapek (W) md. Clayton Stever (O), 11-2

Jacob Fankhouser (W) d. Ben Herman (O), 5-4

Zac Bell (O) p. Brayden Steffey (W), 1:01

Nick Dobson (O) p. Conner Schultz (W), 2:43

Colbin Constable (W) d. Logan Dean (O), 8-3

Clayton Stever (O) p. Riley Zaffino (W), 3:21

Rescheduled

Both the Warren boys and Warren girls’ junior varsity basketball teams will play in the Olean Junior Varsity Tournament on Saturday, January 19. The second day of the tournament had to be rescheduled in December after inclement weather forced rescheduling of the tournament’s opening day.

The Lady Dragons will play Bradford in a 12:30 p.m. contest while the Warren boys will clash with Olean (NY) at 2 p.m. Both games will be played at Olean High School.

Jammers news

On Friday, the Jamestown Jammers and Pittsburgh Pirates announced their minor league managerial and coaching assignments for the 2013 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Dave Turgeon is set to manage Jamestown in 2013 after managing in State College in the New York-Penn League for the past two years.

Turgeon was drafted in the 22nd round of the 1987 amateur draft by the New York Yankees. He spent 13 years playing professional baseball in many different countries, before becoming a minor league manager. Turgeon actually began his professional career in the New York-Penn League with the Oneonta Yankees.

Turgeon will be joined on staff by hitting coach Kory DeHaan, pitching coach Mike Steele and head athletic trainer Justin Ahrens.

The Jamestown Jammers are the Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Jammers are Chautauqua County’s only professional sports team. They are owned by a local Buffalo company, Rich Products Corporation, which also owns the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Class AAA Buffalo Bisons.