Niagara Gazette — Dave Silver and Tom Rager were crowned the overall champions at the 84th Mens Invitational at Niagara Falls Country Club, posting scores of 61, 67 and 67 for a total of 195.
The runners-up, Brian Hall and Doug Mooradian, were just two strokes behind with a three-round total of 197 (68-66-63). The gross champions were the pair of Matt Wilkinson and Brian Clark (76-69-73 — 218).
Flight leaders were as follows: Flight 1 - Jamie Mandell and Dave Sharpe; Flight 2 - Fred Gadawski and Scott Weitzel; Flight 3 - Jim Toellner and John Toellner; Flight 4 - Joseph Fabian and Thomas Renzi; Flight 5 - Robert Minicucci and David Stuart; Flight 6 - George Smutko and Kurt Smutko.
• Patty Kuriscak was last week's Flight A winner in the Hyde Park women's Wednesday 9-Hole league, shooting at 38. Taking second was Terru Guerrucci with a score of 42, while Dorothea Nortz scored a 44 to clinch third. The other top three finishers in each flight were: Flight B: Joanne McCartin (31), Dorothy Gara (35) and Shirley Wisniewski 44 (won the tie-breaker on Hole 5 vs. Judy Paonessa); Flight C: Sally Alex (36), Gail McMahon (44) and Sue Farley (46); Flight D: Linda Schreiber (36), Nancy Orsi (47) and Sara Robins (49).
• In other local golf news, Lewiston resident Roseanne Muto scored her second career hole-in-one at Niagara Frontier Country Club on the course's Hole 11 (94 yards) using an 8-iron. Al Muto, Sr. and Al Muto, Jr. both witnessed the shot.
• Jeff Brown recently scored his first-ever hole-in-one at Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport. The Lancaster resident , who has been playing golf for 25 years, scored his ace on Hole 12 South, a 145-yard hole, using an 8-iron. Jim Lillis, Tim Alexin and Kevin Corcoran witnessed the feat.
• Earlier this week Oak Run Golf Course reported two holes-in-one in the month of June. The most recent came last week, when Jerry Roberts scored an ace on the 126-yard 18th hole (126 yards) during the Tuesday Malloy League. He used a 9-iron while accomplishing the feat. The second ace happened early in the month, when Bill Farone also scored it on the 18th hole, using an 8-iron during Wednesday PCI League play.
• Jimmy Terryberry, Aidan Robins and Michael Huff had two hits apiece as Whirlpool defeated Mel Ott, 12-4, in 9U travel baseball. Terryberry also combined with Matthew Ceccato and Tyler White to strike out 11 batters. Whirlpool improved its record to 3-1.
• The Lewiston Predators' record stands at 7-5 on the season after splitting two games in the Clarence Travel League. Nick Carlo scored the game-winning run on a passed ball, as the Predators defeated Lancaster, 6-5. Carlo, Vincent Mauro and Zach Brydges had two hits apiece in the victory. The team also dropped an 11-6 decision to Clarence, during which Zach Reed and Sam Nichols both hit doubles that scored runs.
• In the Cayuga Youth Athletic Association Minors Division playoffs, the David's Home of the Steak Hoagy Pirates doubled up on the Stuart's Sports Blue Jays, winning the game, 12-6. Andy Cantlon had two hits, including the double that brought home the game-winning run, and scored a total two RBIs. Mike Zafuto also doubled, while Tevin Sanders struck out eight batters in three innings on the mound. For the Blue Jays, Ryan Milleville hit a three-run homer.
• The Rangers edged the Phillies in the Whirlpool Little League senior division, 11-9. Taylor Huntsman was the Rangers' winning pitcher, who took over after a strong pitching performance by Brandon Benjamin. Brandon, Connor Brown, Nick Zaker and Michael Gibas all went 2 for 2 while driving a run each and scoring twice. Huntsman had two RBIs for the Rangers. Also hitting and driving runs home were Devonta Brathwaite, Chris Clark, Cole Gafney, Jake McKean and Robert Stevens. For the Phillies, Thomas Orfano had two hits including a double, as well as a RBI. Also hitting for the Phillies were Paul Barker, Evan Asklar, Max Asklar, Robert Tavano and Morgan Hedeman. The two teams will play the second of three scheduled games today.
• The Goodfella's Pizzeria Yankees beat the VFW Post 917 Red Sox, 9-7, in Hyde Park Babe Ruth minors action. Trevor Kennedy and Tyler Kennedy both had hits for the winners. Antonio Velez had two RBIs for the Red Sox.
• In Midtown minor league action, the Mike's Dairy Queen Yankees defeated the Praxair Orioles, 18-14. Darian Byrd had eight RBIs for the Yankees, while Stefan Travis, Jr. had four. Karissa Szarban had four hits and made a double play in the field. Also getting multiple hits for the Yankees were Austin Cummings, Nick Strager and Kylee Lorenti. For the Orioles, Cashman Gyle had two hits including a home run and drove three runs home. Greg Marshall went 4 for 4, while Steve Cassel and Shayna Smith had four and three hits, respectively.
The Yankees were also victorious against the Park Avenue Printing Reds, winning that game by a score of 8-2. Olu Robertson had two hits and scored a run while Byrd, Travis, Lorenti and Szarban had three hits apiece. Ethan Simms and Domnick Sky both hit twice and scored an RBI for the Reds.
• In the Town of Niagara boys' majors division, the Subway Indians edged the Halleen's Automotive Athletics, 4-3. Dasani Jones pitched a complete game for the winners, allowing just five hits while striking out 12 A's batters. Alex Slowik had an RBI, while Anthony Derrico and Zach Stanley both hit two singles, with Stanley adding a double and two RBIs. For the Athletics, Colin Meyers had a single and double while Randy Strong had a home run and scored two RBIs.
* The Carpet Mill Outlet Rays enjoyed three wins in the end of June, including a favorable 9-7 decision over Wilson in Greater Niagara Seniors action. Dominic Senese pitched a complete game, striking out 10 batters in seven innings. At the plate, Andrew Porter and Derek Renko both hit twice while Mitchell Dinger added a hit.
In another matchup against Wilson, the Rays emerged 10-1 winners. Porter and Chris Forney had two hits each while Michael Luero added a hit. The Rays also defeated the Hyde Park Rangers, 11-6, led by two-hit performances by Senese, Dinger and Billy Jasper. Senese's offense included a triple and two RBIs. For the Rangers, William Acevedo had two hits including a triple.
Gianna Teixeira went 2 for 4 and had four RBIs Town of Niagara Red Sox defeated Wilson, 19-13, in 17U travel softball. Alyssa Renko went 3 for 5 with a double, driving two runs home, while Jordan Robinson also doubled and scored 3 RBIs. The Red Sox improved their record to 2-2 on the season.
The Niagara PAL Bulldogs U16 team shut out the Orchard Park Vikings, 4-0, in Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League play. Marina Campbell, Jessica Thompson, Rebecca Sliwowski and Kaylyn Phillips scored the goals while goalkeeper Justine Perrault had the "clean sheet."
Bowl O Drome remains in first place in the Cristoforo Colombo Bocce League Mixed Division. Here are the full standings through last week, with win-loss records and total points in parentheses: Bowl O Drome (12-0, 144), Supermarket Liquors (11-1, 143), Falls Auto Spring (9-3, 133), Over The Falls Tours (9-3, 120), Fortuna's Restaurant (8-4, 127), Pellicano's Marketplace (8-4, 125), Baldassare Collision (8-4, 124), DMR Hardware (8-4, 120), Knack's Parkview Cafe (7-5, 123), Clancy's Restaurant (6-6, 106), Trio's Pizza (5-7, 105), Porky's Hot Dogs (5-7, 104), New York Fish House (4-8, 101), Michael's Restaurant (4-8, 100), Camtech Plumbing (3-9, 94), Gino Forte Construction (3-9, 92), Romeo Accounting (3-9, 84), E.I. Team (3-9, 78), Goodfellas (2-10, 79), Como Restaurant (2-10, 69).
• The team of Niagara University, made up of Pete Butera and Burt Thompson, defeated Integrated Controls in Les Nassoiy Tennis League action. The Niagara team defeated Larry Lorenz and Sandra Viola, 6-3, 7-5. In other league results, Niagara Catholic (Will Whisker and Brian Kurtis) defeated Synacor (Jim Cwierley and Matt Bergey), 6-0, 6-2. Sammy's Pizzeria (Eric Scheffler, Joel Costanzo) defeated BMP America (Sam Lebold and Alan Lebold), 6-0, 6-1.
Casal's Boxing Club was victorious in the opening week of three-man volleyball in the Niagara Youth Ministry Volleyball League, defeating Gonzalez Boxing Club, 11-1, 11-8, 11-2, 11-7. In other three-man division play, Big Fat Block defeated Magic Spike, 11-0, 11-1, 11-7, 11-0. The team of 3-Amigos defeated Mexico, 11-6, 11-10, 11-6, 11-7.
In the Co-Ed league, Look'n defeated Wolverines, 11-3, 11-10, 11-6, 11-4, 10-11. Better Team prevailed over Sloppy Sets, 11-10, 11-3, 7-11, 11-10, 11-9, while Accardo defeated Wolverines II, 11-4, 11-10, 11-6, 10-11, 11-5.