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Kippens native Jillian Forsey (223), shown in the photo above competing in the women’s 5,000-metre race at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que., earlier this month, has seen her national junior ranking rise to fifth. The same goes for Daniekl Kelloway of Mount Pearl in the junior men's 400 metres.


Forsey, Kelloway rise

in national rankings

Following their performances at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que., last week, Mount Pearl’s Daniel Kelloway and Jillian Forsey of Kippens have each seen their national junior (under-20) rankings climb to fifth.

Kelloway set a new provincial senior record with a time of 48.01 seconds in the men’s 400-metre final, narrowly missing a bronze medal. He finished fourth and just a hundredth of a second behind the third-place finisher.

Forsey, a distance runner who is attending West Virginia University on an athletic scholarship, ran the 5,000-metre event in Sherbrooke in a provincial junior record time of 17:39.25.


Snow, Hinson take titles

at Quidi Vidi 5k

Adam Snow and Kimber Hinson were the top male and female finishers in the Quidi Vidi 5-kilometre Road Race Sunday in St. John’s.

Snow cleared the quick course in a time of 16 minutes and 20 seconds, nearly a full minute faster than runner-up Patrick McIlroy (17:08). Trevor Trahey (18:05), Josh Murphy (18:12) and Colin Taylor (18:16) rounded out the men’s top five.

Hinson clocked an 18:47, followed closely by Jennifer Barron (19:14) and third place finisher Sheri-Lynn Burden (21:03). Karen Pennell (21:06) and Ashley Hutchings (21:50) were fourth and fifth.


Three provincial youth crowns

for St. John’s teams

St. John’s teams won three provincial youth soccer championships in the metro region on Sunday.

In Mount Pearl, Thomas Pieroway and Scott Budden shared goaltending duties as St. John’s blanked the host side 3-0 in the championship game of the Pepsi Cola provincial “A” under-18 boys’ tournament. Kyle Williams, Carter Mackey and Sean Kavanagh scored for the winners.

In qualifying games on Friday St. John’s edged Western 1-0 with Josh Conway netting the game’s only goal and Pieroway posted the shutout. Mount Pearl blanked Western 2-0 with Kyle Kinsella having the shutout. John Randell and Steve Head had the goals.

Other members of the St. John’s squad include Alex Pretty, Bobby Gamba, Joshua Conway, Ryan Thistle, Jacob Westcott, Tyler Kirby, Miguel Shano, Dylan Jenkins, Lukasz Nakonieczny, Justin Drover, Simon Pope, Nick Cowley, Dawson Cole, Michael Delong, Josh Hanrahan, coach Steve Howell, assistant coaches Don Mackey and Paul Growns and manager Fran Kirby.

MVP honours went to Gamba (St. John’s), Gerard Power (Mount Pearl), Don Whitten (Western), while Pope (St. John’s), Zach Keats (Mount Pearl), and Jeff Randall (Western) were chosen as most spirited players for their clubs.

The national championships are set for St. John’s in October.

In the Subway provincial “A” under-16 girls tournament in St. John’s, Holly O’Neill and Alyssa Charles scored to lead St. John’s to a 2-0 win over Mount Pearl. Olivia Genge posted the shutout.

St. John’s defeated Conception Bay South 7-1 in the semifinal. Holly O’Neill had two goals for the winners, with singles from Anna Aucoin ,Alyssa Charsley, Spencer Wilkins, Kathleen Dyer and Meghan Pierce. Kristen MacEachern scored for C.B.S.

The rest of the St. John’s roster includes Beth Avery, Jennifer Bent, Marjorie Bourdeau, Alice Chen, Jade Hoystradt, Rachael Kieley, Guadaloupe Koen-Alonso, Meghan Marsh, Erin McKinnon, Alicia Stewart, Nicole Torraville, coach John Breen, assistant coach Paul Mullett, assistant coach Scott Betts and manager Charlene O’Neill.

Charles and Mount Pearl’s Anna Barry were selected as MVPs, while Chen and Janelle Forristall took most spirited honours.

In the boys’ under-16 tourney, St. John’s downed C.B.S. 2-0. Isaac Bonisteel and Sean Hewitt scored and Braedon Sheppard had the shutout.

Mount Pearl won the bronze medal with a 2-0 victory over Western. Brandon Clarke and Evan Myles scored for the winners and Mark Parsons had the shutout.

C.B.S. edged Mount Pearl 2-1 in one semifinal play, while St. John’s blanked Western 7-0 in the other.

The rest of the St. John’s roster includes Kieran Bonia, DJ Clarke, Scott Ewing, Iain Gambia, Zachary Gatherall, Daniel Godden-Brown, Sean Henderson, Patrick Hickey, Brandon Howlett, Nick Hynes, Liam Major, Owen McAleese, Yamen Shahwan, Connor Simmonds, Roberto Torres, coach Jeff Slaney, assistant coaches Steve Major and Scott Betts, manager Paula Richards.

MVP award winners were Bonisteel, Evan Myles (Mount Pearl), Ian Jones (Western) and Ben Stone (C.B.S.). Most spirited players were Daniel Crewe (Mount Pearl), Ethan Allan (Western), Nick Hynes (St. John’s), and Daniel Quinn (C.B.S.)

The under-16 boys and girls travel to the nationals in Kamloops, British Columbia, Oct. 9-14.


Ezekiel’s slam the difference

Kyle Ezekiel provided 3Cheers Pub Bud Light with all the offence they needed early on Sunday, cracking a first-inning grand slam home for a 5-4 win over Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians in the only Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Softball League game at Lions Park.

Doug Marshall led off the inning with a walk, and Sheldon Keefe reached on an error. A passed ball allowed Marshall to advance to third base and Keefe to advance to second, and Jason Hill walked to load the bases, setting the stage for Ezekiel.

Hill, who knocked in the fifth run with a third-inning single, pitched the win (7IP, 4R, 9H, 1HBP, 0BB, 13K) over Colin Walsh (6IP, 5R, 5H, 2BB, 7K).

The loss ruined a fine day at the ball park for Walsh, who was 3-for-4 with a solo blast. Jeff Conway had two hits and Daniel Dalton also homered.

The senior league will break now with the senior men’s national championship opening Tuesday in Stratford, Ont.


Goulds romps over C.B.S.

Colin Walsh (4IP, 2R, 2H, 1W) struck out nine, hit a three-run homer and drove in another two runs to lead Goulds to a 14-3 rout of the Conception Bay South Storm in Molson St. John’s intermediate softball on Saturday. The game was called after five innings due to  the league’s seven-run mercy rule.

At Lions Park, Steven Joy hit a two-run homer and Geoff Stack hit a solo shot, while Brian Molloy was a perfect three-for-three at the plate with a pair of runs for the winners.

Daniel Dalton (1R, 1W, 1HBP) tossed an inning of relief for Goulds.

Tyler McDonald (4IP, 14R, 12H, 5W, 3K) took the loss, but hit a two-run inside the park home run.

C.B.C. Junior Canadians 3,

C.B.S. Storm 1 (Friday)

Midget-aged pitcher Eric Healey (6.2IP, 1R, 4H, 2HBP, 4W, 6K) earned his first win, with Johnny Doyle (.1IP) coming in for the save.

Philip Corbett was two-for-three with two RBI for the Junior Canadians.

Liam Myers (7IP, 3R, 6H, 3W) stuck out 17 in a losing effort.


Lafontaine Club Molson 12

Game on Gear 2 ( 5 innings)

Russell Woodman hit a three-run homer and Joey Evely  had a solo blast to lead Lafontaine Club to victory. Paul Maher was four-for-four with three runs scored for the Placentia-based club.

Nick Pittman (4IP, 1R, 4H, 2W, 4K) collected the win in relief of Johnny O’Reilly (1IP, 2K). Stephen Dobbin (5IP, 12R, 12H, 4W, 2K) took the loss.


Selects lose close one

in Eastern Canadian U16 final

The Newfoundland Selects dropped a 2-1 decision to the Tavistock, Ont., Athletics in the final of the Eastern Canadian under-16 boys’ softball championship Sunday in Ste-Perpetue, Que., outside Drummondville.

The Selects went 1-2 in the round-robin, but caught fire in the playoffs with three straight wins before losing the final.

In the playoffs, the Selects beat East Hants, N.S. 4-1, the host team 12-5 and Grand Valley, Ont. 6-3 in the semifinal.

Members of the Selects are Blake Dalton, Mike Dalton, Simon Davis-Power, Shane Dobbin, David FitzGerald, Brent Hatfield, Shane Healey, Peter Kerrivan, Liam Kirk, Conor McCarthy, Steven Quinlan, Brady Ryan, Mitch Stack, Tyler Templeman, Jeremy Walsh, Tyler Whittle and coaches Jeff Kirk and Jamie Walsh.

Meanwhile, two teams represented the province at the under-14 Eastern Canadians boys’ tournament in Fredericton, N.B.

The Goulds N.D. Dobbin squad finished with a 2-1 round-robin record, and won their first playoff game 9-2 over the Placentia Lions — the other Newfoundland team — before dropping a 6-2 quarter-final game to West Hants, N.S.

Goulds placed fourth at 3-2.

The Lions, meanwhile, were 1-2 in the round-robin.

Cornwall, P.E.I. was the site of the under-16 Eastern Canadian girls’ championship, and the Newfoundland went 2-3.

In the round-robin, the girls were 2-2 and dropped their only playoff game to Ontario by a 7-0 count.


Capitals take provincial

mosquito championship

The St. John’s Capitals beat the host Corner Brook Barons 13-2 to claim the Aquafinal provincial mosquito baseball championship Sunday at Little Jubilee Field.

Jacob Reid was named tournament MVP, while teammates Cameron Cumby and Devon Murphy were the top batter and top pitcher respectively.

The win secures the Capitals a berth in the Atlantic championships scheduled for Sept. 13-15 in Richmond, P.E.I.

St. John’s won all four of its round-robin games, while the Barons, Grand Falls-Windsor Braves, and Mount Pearl Blazers posted 2-2 records. The Gander Pilots failed to collect a win.

The championship roster includes Steven Abbott, Josh Reimer, Jacob Gillis, Conor Shortall, Ryan Costello, Dekon Randell-Snow, Shane Fordham, Andrew D'Entremont, and Alex Drover. Coaches are Colin Abbott, David Shortall and Dave Gillis.

Organizations: West Virginia University, Pepsi Cola, Lafontaine Club Softball League Conception Bay South Gear 2

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Sherbrooke, Canada Western Kamloops British Columbia Newfoundland Stratford Goulds Tavistock Ste-Perpetue East Hants Grand Valley Fredericton Cornwall Ontario Corner Brook Atlantic Richmond

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