Sports Briefly 2/6/14
Five Warren Dragons were named in the most recent Class AAA wrestling rankings from Dan Albaugh (at www.districttenwrestling.com) released on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Junior D.J. Fehlman is ranked first overall at 132-pounds in both District 10 and the Northwest Region, which encompasses all of Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10. Also representing the Dragons on the D-10 list is Nick DeSimone (4th, 126), Collin DeLattre (4th, 138), Cody Gunn (2nd, 182), and Garrett Smead, who is out with an injury but was mentioned in the 160-pound class.
A benefit softball clinic, for ages 8-18, with three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Leah O’Brien-Amico will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Meadville Area Senior High School gymnasium. To pre-register, a $35 check should be made out to Meadville Menace travel softball, and mailed t Jim Moats, 505 Wright St., Corry, Pa. 16407. For information, contact Moats at (814) 462-0083, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is $40 at the door.
Real Hunter winner
Grand Valley’s Tim Brown was selected recently as the sweepstakes winner of Smith & Wesson Corp.’s Thompson/Center Arms “The Real Hunter Giveaway.” According to a press release by Thompson/Center, Brown receives, from a random selection of contestant entries, an ultimate hunter package that includes a Texas exotic game hunt with Wade Middleton to be filmed for American Outdoors.
Brown, who started hunting at age 12, also wins a Thompson/Center Venture .308 bolt-action rifle, a Leupold scope, 200 round of Hornady American Whitetail ammunition, a pair of Zeiss binoculars, a Streamlight flashlight, and an Otis cleaning kit and Ripcord, a Plano hard rifle case.
The Maplewood at Youngsville varsity wrestling match scheduled for Friday at Youngsville High School has been relocated to Warren Area High School, due to a schedule conflict at Youngsville.
Warren’s swim meet against Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
Sheffield’s wrestling match against Johnsonburg has been postponed and will be made up Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Johnsonburg High School. Junior high matches will begin at 6 p.m. with varsity to follow.
The Warren girls JV indoor soccer team defeated CLCS, 11-6, on Tuesday in the Lakewood YMCA Indoor Soccer League.
Sawyer Mohney scored four goals in the win for Warren, Paige McCullough had three, and Olivia Ashbaugh, MacKenzie Bickling, Lexie Grubbs, and Justine Lasecki each had one. Mohney, Ashbaugh, Bickling, and McCullough also had assists.
Outstanding defensive players were Ashbaugh, Bickling, and Sam Steber. Lasecki and McCullough combined goalkeeping efforts for Warren.
Former Detroit Tigers catcher Lance Parrish will manage the Erie SeaWolves this season.
The SeaWolves, in conjunction with their parent club, the Tigers, announced Parrish, 57, as manager this week. Parrish, who spent a majority of his 19 major league seasons with the Tigers, is the 15th manager in SeaWolves history as they enter their 20th season.
Warren’s Ron Martin led eight 100-mile finishers in 22 hours, 36 minutes to win the first Skydive Ultra Saturday in Clewiston, Fla.
Martin won by over an hour.
The first-year Skydive Ultra gave new meaning to the term “elevation change.” The unique race sent runners airborne from 13,500 feet and following a parachute landing alongside a skydive instructor, out for an ultramarathon.
The race also included 50-mile, 50K, marathon, half-marathon, and 10K options, with the 50-mile field being the day’s largest. Jim Collins (Sarasota, Fla.) led that race distance at 8:19.
Here is the varsity slate of action for county teams and athletes from Thursday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 8:
Boys Basketball: Warren at East, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Kane at Warren, 6 p.m.
Eisenhower at Saegertown, 6 p.m.
Youngsville at Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Swimming: Mercyhurst Prep at Warren, 6:30 p.m.
Wrestling: Sheffield at Smethport, 6 p.m.
Warren at Eisenhower, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball: Warren at Strong Vincent, 1:30 p.m.
Youngsville at Eisenhower, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Titusville at Eisenhower, 1 p.m.