Niagara Gazette — Tim Drylewski had five spikes, Raquel Gonzalez had three aces and their team, Sloppy Sets, was anything but sloppy as they finished off Look'N, 11-1, 11-1, in the six-man division championship of the Niagara Youth Ministry Co-Ed Volleyball League. Noelle Gonzalez scored two aces for Look'N.
In the three-man division, Big Fat Block defeated 3 Amigos, 11-6, 11-3. Matt Thompson had sevem spikes for the winners, while Michael Ciraolo added three aces. For 3 Amigos, Nick Vitello had five blocks and six spikes.
• The Whirlpool Rangers won the Senior Interleague championship with a 4-3 victory over the Tonawanda Red Sox. Taylor Huntsman hit a home run while pitching five innings and striking out 10 batters. Brandon Benjamin struck our three to earn the save for the winners. Chris Clark hit the game-winning RBI for the Rangers.
• In Greater Niagara Seniors baseball action, Nate Nielsen had five hits, including a double and home run, as well as three RBIs to lead the Carpet Mill Outlet Niagara Rays to a 14-9 win over the Cayuga Padres in a quarterfinal playoff matchup. Billy Jasper had four hits for the Rays, driving home two runs, while Michael Luero added two hits. Lyric McDonnell hit a double for the Padres.
• Anthony McDougald stole home, bringing in the winning run, as the Bucky's Barber Shop Yankees defeated the Tops Tigers, 3-2, in the Hyde Park Babe Ruth Majors division. Trevor McDougald threw 12 strikeouts, hit a double and scored a run. Zakee Gregory scored the Yankees' other run. For the Tigers, Ryan Bower and JoJo Dixon scored the runs.
• In other Hyde Park Majors play, the VFW Post 917 Red Sox broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning, scoring 11 runs to defeat the Cardamone Chiropractic Nationals, 14-3. Tony Velez allowed just one hit in four innings while pitching for the Red Sox, striking out 10 along the way. Jason Brady and Noah Light both doubled for the Red Sox, with Light scoring five RBIs. Riley Cardinali also scored an RBI for the winners. For the Nationals, Lewis Tezak kept the game close during his six innings on the mound, striking out eight batters, while Ryan Tezak and Antwain Gandy both had hits.
Jennifer Stoddard drove home four runs on three hits, as Goodfellas I defeated Goodfellas II, 6-4, in the Niagara Frontier Slo-Pitch Women's Division at Reservoir Park. Angela Wawrzynek had two hits and an RBI while Tiffany Pallaci brought home a run with her double. Martha Mann had three hits for Goodfellas II.
Alyssa Wagner scored 17 points while KAthryn Krchniak added 10 of her own, as Lockport edged Buffalo Tapestry, 40-39, in the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club / Niagara PAL Girls Summer Classic. Rozjae Gaymon led Buffalo Tapestry with a dozen points.
Bianca Brown scored 32 points, including six three-pointers, as Niagara Falls dominated Grand Island, 53-21. Kali Hausrath led Grand Island with eight points.
North Tonawanda downed Niagara-Wheatfield, 27-14, led by Megan Weaver's 11 points. Liz Wildt scored 10 points for the winners. For Niagara-Wheatfield, Melissa Elnicki had seven points.
Mount St. Mary Academy defeated Niagara Catholic by forfeit.
Vince Capaldi's single game score of 258, along with his series total of 724 gives him top honors this week in the Paces/Guido's Upholstery/Joe's Guys Seniors bowling league at Rapids Bowling Center. Capaldi also rolled a 246 and 220 as part of his series.
Marco Napolitano rolled the highest single game with a 268, part of a 662 set. Jack Schmidt rolled scores of 238, 233 and 211 for a 682 series. Other series of note: Bob Hartel 265-676, Pete Ozzimo 238-224-208-670, Dave Cuddahee 234-215-219 -668, Ed Kamrowski 244-660, Jerry Piper 225-651, Tony Zaccarella 224-645, Walt Kendzia 236-631, Bill Stanley 207-607, and Mark Voelker 210-595. Notable single games: George Allen 221, Rich Santangelo 217, Pat D'Anna 212, John D'Aloise 212, Tony Runco 209, Cesare Svizzero 209, Tony Testa 205, Wesley James 203, Vince Reisch 203, Glenn Walck 201, John Loss 200, Bill O'Neill 194, Terry Pierce 194, Phil Dirre 192, Lenny Bryant 191, Harry Pelose 190, Bob Aquino 190, Paul Julian 190, and Nick Ligammari 187.