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Umpire Dave Buckingham makes an emphatic safe call as Shamrocks’ basreunner Trevor Clarke gets safely back to first base on a pick-off attempt by Feildians’ pitcher Adam Hickey (not shown) during their Molson St. John's senior baseball game at St. Pat's Ball Park on Sunday afternoon. The Shammies won 5-1. John Sheehan is the Feildians first baseman.
Rock edged by Blues in CRC opener
Defending champion Ontario Blues edged The Rock 27-25 in Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) League play Saturday.
Coach Simon Blanks said the game was winnable and The Rock, in its first CRC game of the season, played some very good rugby. The Rock was pressing for the winning try in the last 10 minutes, but came up short.
Patrick Parfrey, from the halfway line, Zac Coughlan and Alex Rogers scored the tries for The Rock. Rogers was playing his first Rock game in the CRC, filling in at fullback for injured Dean Blanks.
Other Rock players injured were Justin Myers and Patrick McNicholas.
The Rock takes on the Prairie Wolf Pack 3 p.m. Saturday in the team’s home opener at Swilers Complex. The Wolf Pack defeated B.C. Bears 30-21 in the league opener.
CHALLENGE CUP SOCCER
Make it 31 goals for Crusaders’ Forsey
Tyler Forsey reached the 31-goal plateau with a hat trick in the Holy Cross Kirby Group 5-0 win over Mount Pearl That Pro Look Molson Sunday in Molson Challenge Cup soccer play at King George V Park.
Forsey is the runaway scoring leader in league with 31 goals in 26 games.
Jeff Slaney, Jeremy Babstock had the other Crusader goals, while Brandon Noseworthy posted the shutout.
St Lawrence 5, Strikers FC 0
Kurt Warren, Clinton Edwards, on a penalty kick, Sean Drew, Paul Slaney and Colin Powe scored for St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians.
Patrick Slaney posted the shutout.
Feildians 0, Mount Pearl 0
The shutouts were registered by David Hickey of Feildians Ernst & Young and Kyle Kinsella of Mount Pearl That Pro Look Molson
Next league action is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when Holy Cross takes on Feildians Ernst & Young at King George V Park.
Team GP W L T Pts
Holy Cross 26 18 3 5 59
St. Lawrence 26 14 5 7 49
Feildians 25 10 7 8 38
Mount Pearl 25 11 11 3 36
* Canada Games 15 5 10 0 15
Strikers FC 25 1 23 1 4
* Played on exhibition basis only, will not participate in playoffs.
Player Team Goals
Tyler Forsey Holy Cross 31
Steve Delong Holy Cross 16
Sean Drew St. Lawrence 14
Stefan Slaney St. Lawrence 12
Jake Warren Holy Cross 10
Jon Hawco Holy Cross 10
Jeremy Babstock Holy Cross 9
Eagles soar to men’s A title
The Burin Eagles won the provincial A intermediate soccer championship during the weekend in St. Lawrence by defeating Miquelon (ASM) on penalty kicks.
Ryan Lane scored twice for Burin and Ivan Dos Santos and Lucas Richael replied for Miquelon in regulation time.
The teams played a 30 minute overtime period before going to a shootout.
Stephen Lambe was chosen the Burin MVP, while goalkeeper Olivier Morel was named Miquelon’s MVP.
Members of the Burin Eagles A championship team are: Brandon Wrice, William Grant, Warren Cox, TJ Dober,Jeremy Brenton,Matt Fewer, Ryan Lane, Tyler Kenway, David Baker, Kyle Edwards, Stephen Lambe, Ryan Hanrahan, Mitchell Edwards, Josh Miller, Zachary King, Albert Anstey Jr., Kevin Hillier, Adam Banister, Stephen Andrews, Chad Chislett, and coaches Albert Anstey Sr. and Wade Roul.
Conception Bay South edged St-Pierre (ASIA) 2-1 in a game decided on penalty kicks for the B title.
Liam Kelly was named the C.B.s. MVP, while Lucas Revert got the MVP nod for St-Pierre.
U18 GIRLS’ SOCCER
St. John’s opens championship
with decisive victory
St. John’s opened the 2013 Pepsi Cola provincial Under-18 girls soccer championships 9-0 over Mount Pearl Sunday at Mount Pearl.
Emily Bailey paced the win with three goals and Jessie Noseworthy added two. Single goals came from Megan Earle, Keisha Younge, Jane Pope and Terre Murphy. The shutout was posted by Stacey Hanlon.
The teams are playing a best-of-three game series with the next game set Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. If a third game is necessary it will be played Wednesday.
The winner advances into the national Under-18 girls’ championships scheduled for St. John’s in October.
Provincial U16 B title for St. John’s boys
Host St. John’s got a goal from Sebastian Venegas to edge ASSP of St. Pierre 1-0 for the 2013 Pepsi Cola provincial under-16 boys B mega soccer championship Sunday.
Brody McKeown posted the shutout with a first-half save on a penalty kick included.
Members of the “B” St. John’s champions include Angus Boyd-Porter, Alexander Bartlett, Isaac Batten, Justin Carberry, Steven Chaffey Nerheim, Michael Conway, Joey Gamba, Muhamed Hazin, Chad Hickey, Liam Lewis, Erdvan Ljmoni, Kyle Linehan, Brady McKeown, Adam Murphy, Jasper Thorne, Sebastian Venegas, Manuel Venegas, coach, Dave Porter, assistant coach Duane Hickey, assistant coach Joe Gamba, assistant coach Scott Betts and manager Norah Duggan.
North East United Soccer Club (NEUSC) and Clarenville emerged won their respective divisions.
Patrick Murphy and Luke Jones scored goals as NEUSC edged Happy Valley-Goose Bay 2-1 for the C honors. Garrett Chaulk scored for the losers.
Nigel Chaytor and Alex Solomon were the goal getters for Clarenville in a 2-1 decision over Placentia for the D title. Justin Edison had the Placentia goal.
Shammies down Feildians
Scott Goosney, with relief help from Bob Kent, pitched the win as Trapper John’s Shamrocks defeated Feildians Ellsworth Group 5-1 in St. Johns Molson senior baseball Sunday at St. Pat’s Ball Park.
Adam Hickey took the loss.
Sean Gulliver and Dave Penney each had to hits for Shamrocks.
Storm 5, Gonzaga 4
At Smallwood diamond, Grant Kenny tossed the win on a six-hitter for H.J. Bartlett Electric.
Kieran Buckingham took the loss on eight hits.
Kenny, Steve Brien and Alex Comeau each had two hits for Storm. Bernie Madden had a pair of hits for Roebothan, McKay Marshall.
Holy Cross 14, Knights 0
Sean Janes tossed the win on a two-hitter with five strikeouts.
Tyler Holwell suffered the loss for Metro Property Management.
James Walsh, Gerry Stone, Ron French and Matt Kay had two hits each for Trinity Pub Crusaders.
GIRLS MINOR BASEBALL
Bulldogs sweep Capitals
for provincial peewee crown
The Conception Bay North Bulldogs defeated St. John's Capitals in three straight games to win the best-of-five Pepsi provincial peewee girls’ baseball title Saturday in Upper Island Cove.
C.B.N. won the games 18-10, 24-10, and 17-9.
Tournament award winners were: Top pitcher and MVP Noelle Drover of C.B.N.; top batter Stephanie Crane of C.B.N.; best defensive player Danielle Smith of St. John’s and most spirited player Meghan Aylward of St. John’s.
Newfoundlanders help Chiefs to world title
Hill United Chiefs, with three Newfoundlanders in their lineup, defeated New York Gremlins 1-0 in 10 innings to capture the ISC World Fastball Championship in Quad Cities, Iowa Saturday.
The chiefs roster included Stephen Mullaley, Brad Ezekiel and Jason Hill.
Ezekiel had a hit and drew an intentional walk in the final. Hill recorded two intentional walks.
Two more Newfoundlanders — Blair Ezekiel and Sean Whitten — played for Gremlins. Whitten pitched for Gremlins in the final.
United made it to the championship game by beating the Gremlins 3-0 Friday. Mullaley had two hits and drove in two runs.
Mullaley and Blair Ezekiel were named to the all world team following the tournament.
Hussey two-hits Goulds in shutout
Chris Hussey tossed a two-hitter as Bay Roberts Coors Light blanked Goulds 8-0 in Molson St. John’s intermediate softball Friday at Lion’s Park.
Robbie Browne, Rylee Costello, Peter Kavanagh and Klayton Payne each had two hits for the winners.
Simon Power took the loss.
Lafontaine Club Molson 4, C.B.S. Storm 2
Matthew O’Reilly tossed the win over Liam Myers.
Steven Pittman had two hits, including an inside-the-park home run for Lafontaine.
Kyle Abbott drove in both runs for the losers.
Players of the month
In the meantime, the Molson-Coors player of the month awards were announced for each division Sunday.
Colin Walsh Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians took the honours in the intermediate division. Walsh batted .313 with one home run and four RBIs. He also went 4-0 on the mound in provincial intermediate play and went 3-2 in the U21 men’s international championship.
Blair Ezekiel of NL Plumbing Hitmen is the senior men’s player of the month. Ezekiel hit.400 and drove in nine runs. He also went 12-16 for a .750 batting average in the St. John’s Day tournament where he picked up the most valuable player award and the tourney top batter while setting records for runs scored (10), home runs (6) and RBI (14).
National title for Taylor
Ben Taylor of St. John’s won the national air rifle championship recently at the 2013 Canadian National Small Bore Championships in Beachburg, Ont.
Taylor pulled off the win outshooting Ontario’s Dustin Giesbrecht 206.2 to 202.4
Taylor, who fired 614.2 on his opening day to set a new provincial record, is now eligible to compete for several major games trials including the ISSF world championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Championships of the Americas.
William Dalton of St. John’s, shot 1124.9 out of a possible 1308.0 points to place fifth in the men’s expert class and sixth in the International Junior Class.
Samantha Marsh of Mount Pearl was the province’s only competitor in all the women’s events. Marsh fired 788.3 to place fifth in both women’s expert and international junior air rifle.
Marsh later shot 1709.0 out of 1962.0 points to take the women’s junior championship and the gold medal in the sharpshooter.
Dave Woolridge of St. John’s finished third in the men’s prone expert class with a 1764.4.