The Jamestown Jammers will be hosting a luncheon, presented by Northwest Savings Bank, on Monday, April 7, at the Conewango Club in Warren. Kent Tekulve, a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and current Pirates analyst for Root Sports Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker.
Tickets for the event will be $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling the Jammers front office at (716) 664-0915. A traditional buffet lunch featuring chicken, pasta and additional sides will be served to all attendees. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon is scheduled to run from noon until 1 p.m. Tekulve will be available for an autograph signing after the speaking portion of the event.
Tekulve signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh in 1969 and made his major league debut for the Pirates in 1974. He spent 11 years with the Pirates and went on to play for both the Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds, before retiring in 1989. Tekulve played a crucial role in helping the Pirates win the 1979 World Series by saving three games, including the decisive seventh game. He was an All-Star in 1980. Tekulve was known for his unique submarine delivery. He pitched in 1,050 games and had a career record of 94-90. He had 184 saves and a career ERA of 2.85. Tekulve also led the major leagues in appearances on four different occasions (1978, 1979, 1982, 1987).
The Jammers, a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, open their season on June 13 at home against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Cleveland Indians affiliate. For information, call the Jammers office at (716) 664-0915 or online at www.jamestownjammers.com. The Jammers are owned and operated by a Buffalo, N.Y., company, Rich Products Corporation, which also owns the AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals and AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Sugar Grove wins
Sugar Grove defeated Kalbfus on Sunday in the shootoff for the championship of the The Penn York Winter Trap League. Field Day was held Sunday at the Sugar Grove Trap Club at the AmVets Post 50 Auxillary, with over 100 shooters attending.
Shooters were divided into five classes and competed for individual prizes. The winners are as follows:
Class 1: Dick Starks 50, Colton Black 49, Jim Nowacki 48, Kevin Sturzenbecker 48, Dale Johnson 48
Class 2: Rex Slocum 48, Dave Straight 47, Stephanie Tutmaher 46, Jim Kestler 46, Carl Brady 45
Class 3: Jerry Cressley 49, Bob Dixon 47, Scott Gustafson 47, Ron Gustafson 46, Tom Sleeman 46
Class 4: Chris Kibbey 46, Glenn Smith 46, Ron Trawick 44, Greg Grimm 43, Bill Gross 43
Class 5: Miranda Keppel 42, Brodie Whitney 42, Aaron Stearns 41, Paul Hvizdzak 39, Devon Kibbey 39
Isaac Sheldon, 7, a second grader at Allegheny Valley Elementary School, is a member of the Jamestown Lakers ADM minor league travel team. This past weekend, Sheldon’s Lakers went 1-2 at a tournament in Rochester, N.Y.
He’s in his third year and, in addition to home games in Jamestown, has traveled to Amherst and Olean, N.Y., as well as Cleveland, Ohio.
Griffin Williams of Eisenhower finished second in the in the 7-8-year-old, 45-pound division of the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Area 8 South Section Qualifier on Saturday at Warren Area High School. The top four in each division’s weight class advance to this weekend’s Area 8 Tournament in Corry.