Niagara Gazette


August 19, 2013

Area Sports: Goodfellas Yankees win in women's softball

Niagara Gazette — The Goodfellas Yankees extended their championship dynasty in the Niagara County Womens Thursday Night Slo Pitch Softball League, taking the title for the seventh consecutive year last Thursday with an 11-6 win over Judi’s Lounge. 

Kathy Parmentier had a three-run homer. Janet Kwarciak, Theresa Porter and Martha Amoretti all had three hits for the Yankees. 


The Niagara Wheatfield Athletic Association Bobcats defeated the LewPort Rams, 24-12, to win the LewPort/Niagara County Football Classic championship. Anthony Lozina led the offense with 76 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Tristan Davis rushed for 52 yards and one touchdown. Jonathan Higgins rushed for 41 yards while Anthony Lucinski caught four passes for 18 yards and had three extra point conversions. 

The defense was anchored by Higgins, Lucinski, Brandon Scroth & Adam Lloyd who combined for 19 tackles. Lloyd and Evan Stickney had interceptions, while Lloyd also had a fumble recovery.

The Bobcats defeated Wilson in their opening game of the tournament, 46-7. Lozina rushed for 115 yards and two rushing touchdowns while throwing for another 97 yards and two passing TDs. Stickney led the Bobcats in receiving with 94 yards and two TDs. John Pirinelli contributed with three extra point conversions.


• Anne Kist was the overall winner in the Hyde Park Wednesday Women’s League Club Championship, shooting a 91. 

Meantime, Carolyn King took top honors in Flight A with her score of 104, while Kelly Greene finished in first place in Flight B with her score of 114. Nancy Linton and Sue Nutt both shot a 130 to share the lead in Flight C, while Barbara Joyce led Flight D with her score of 169.

• In Medal Play at Hyde Park in the Wednesday Night League, Patty Kuriscak led Flight A with her score of 39. Kelly Simon finished second, one stroke behind, while Dorothea Nortz placed third with her score of 47. Nardene Bradt scored a 39 to lead Flight B, while Elaine McLanaghan finished with a 40 to place second, with Dorothy Gara taking third with her score of 41. In Flight C, Eileen Giarraffa shot a 37 to finish first, while Claudia Konecki and Sally Alex placed behind the leader with scores of 46 and 47, respectively. Barbara Joyce and Marie Ciavatta both scored a 55 but Joyce won the tie-breaker to take top honors in Flight D. Mary Lostracco finished in third with a 56.

Joanne McCartin scored a birdie for the second week in a row on Hole 5.

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