Barons finish second in AMCC
WEXFORD, Pa. - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's tennis team finished second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships Sunday at Oxford Athletic Club. After being defeated by FUS last year, Penn State-Behrend won the championship for the fourth time in five years.
"To compete at the level we competed and still be able to represent Christ and Franciscan in a positive light is absolutely fantastic," said head coach Jeremy Ellis. "The guys displayed great sportsmanship today and I am so proud to be their coach."
The Barons played in seven of the nine championship matches.
The No. 2 doubles team of sophomores Leonel Lacayo and Luke Merry nipped Behrend's No. 1 seeded Lerdlarp Jaturapol and Mason Marion, 9-8.
John Shultis and Richard Pankus lost the No. 3 doubles championship to Penn State-Behrend's Raphael Bretz and Alex Prichard, 9-8.
Lacayo defeated Penn State Altoona's Max Averbach 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles final match, earning his first individual title.
"Leonel played fantastic and really gave it all he had," noted Ellis.
Sophomore Brian Robau beat D'Youville College's Jericko Gonzalez 6-0, 6-1 to secure the No. 3 singles individual champion title for the second year in a row.
In the No. 2 singles match, sophomore Paul Jarzynka fell to Penn State-Behrend's Chris Galvin 6-3, 6-2.
Merry lost to Behrend's Lerdlarp Jaturapol at No. 4 singles 7-6, 6-1.
At No. 5 singles, FUS sophomore John Shultis lost to Penn State-Behrend's Mason Marion 6-4, 6-1.
"It was a great season," said Ellis. "It is always a humbling experience to have a successful season and fall short in the end, but it keeps you fighting for more in the future."
Bears to hold run
NEW CUMBERLAND - The Oak Glen cross country program will hold the inaugural Gas Valley Run into Summer 5K at 9 a.m. on June 2. The event is sponsored by C. Hackett Chrysler.
The cost is $15 per person if paid by May 19. There will be a kids fun run at 8:45 a.m. with the cost being $7 per participant.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on race day.
Visit www.getmeregistered.com or pick up a registration form at Eckleberry Insurance, Roma's Route 8, Citizen's Chester, NC Pharmacy or at Hancock County schools.
All proceeds will benefit the Oak Glen cross country program.
For information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tigers to hold registration
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Tigers Football Association will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Kroger's in Hollywood Plaza for players ages 7-13. First-time registrants are required to bring a copy of your birth certificate. The fee is $65 per person.
The cheering squad will also hold sign-ups for ages 5-13. The cost is $20 and includes the cost of cheering camp. Registration will also be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center and on May 12 at the Steubenville High School commons area.
Youth volleyball to begin
STEUBENVILLE - Youth volleyball for ages 8-14 will be held at the YMCA from mid-May through July. The age groups are 8-9, 10-12, 13-14. There will be a be a beginner, intermediate and advanced league. Players will be placed on teams evenly and according to their skill level.
The YMCA leagues are about teaching participants fundamentals of the sport while promoting the value of participation, fair play, good sportsmanship and proper attitude. Registrations are available at the YMCA facility or online at www.ymcanet.org/steubenville.