The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Sports

August 12, 2013

A Don McCormack column:Hemlock Springs steps up in a big way

Paying a visit to the variety store...

Warrior mentality

There are so many golf tournaments at the many excellent courses across our coverage area, it would be next to impossible to talk/write about each and every one of them.

However, one coming up at the end of this month, on the first day of high school football in these parts, in fact, is certainly worthy of some special mention.

Hemlock Springs Golf Club will host the 2013 American Heroes Scramble. The field will be limited to 36 teams and all proceeds from the event will benefit one of the best causes around, The Wounded Warrior Project.

Founded in 2003, the purpose of The Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service men and women, to help injured service members to aid and assist each other. Also, the concept of the project is to provide unique, director programs and services to meet the needs of the injured service men and women.

Entry fee for the event is $300 per foursome and includes adult beverages, pop and water on the course, a box lunch delivered to each cart, full steak dinner and a chance to win a full year’s membership, free golf and more. Non-golfers can enjoy the steak dinner, auction and festivities for $30 and volunteers are welcome.

Entry deadline is Aug. 23 and you can register by calling the course at 466-4044 or also online at www.hemlocksprings.com.

Softball stars

The Ohio Outlaws 16U Silver came home from California with quite an accomplishment in tow.

The squad, featuring area standouts Lexi Zappitelli of Conneaut and Sam Blashinsky and Taylor Rowe of Edgewood and managed by Edgewood assistant coach Dave Blashinsky, took part in the ASA-USA National Championship Tournament in Sunnyvale, Calif. and finished a ninth in a battle-tested 137-team field.

The Outlaws went 5-2 in bracket play, winning their first three games in the winners’ bracket, defeating the Minnesota Force, 6-0, Extreme Elite, 4-1, and Illinois Force, 4-0, to reach the Sweet 16.

The Outlaws dropped to the losers’ bracket with a 2-0 loss to the KH Hitters, but rebounded to defeat Extreme Elite for a second time, 4-1, and then edged the Firecrackers, 1-0. The ’laws were eliminated by the Roseville Heat, 7-3.

The Outlaws posted a 1-1 mark in pool play, besting the Nor Cal Shockers, 4-0, and bowing to George Power TPS Gold, 3-2.

Datebook

George Bellios, representing the Ashtabula County Touchdown Club, reports the organization’s 2013 dinner and awards banquet will be held Monday, Dec. 9, again at the Mount Carmel Banquet Center, located on East 21st Street here in Ashtabula.

That night, the men who comprise the Class of 2013 of the Ashtabula County Football Hall of Fame will be inducted.

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SB1 Let’s play another

    It pays to have the right hitters at the plate at the right time.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Outlaws roll again

    They may be Outlaws by name, but the Northeast Ohio-based Ohio Outlaws Gold are certainly running with the in crowd at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals in Salem, Va.

    July 30, 2014

  • Don A Don McCormack column: Bearcat Gavorski on the mend

    Paying another visit to the variety store...

    On the mend
    Arguably the most decorated soccer player to every come out of the Star Beacon coverage area is down — temporarily — but anything but out.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tribe Not quite enough

    Although the Indians are still very much mathematically alive in the race for a postseason berth, they continue not to look like a playoff team. And when they have put a run together, they haven’t been able to maintain the habit of playing winning baseball.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Outlaws win opener

    The Ohio Outlaws Gold did not start well at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals in Salem, Va. on Monday, but they sure did finish their opening encounter with a flourish.

    July 28, 2014

  • Racing remains at the fore

    Raceway 7’s Crate Late Models had an unsanctioned $1000 to win 25-lap feature with Kyle Zimmerman picking up the lion’s share of the glory after leading the entire distance for his first win of 2014.

    July 28, 2014

  • Coming attractions

    While it seems only yesterday school was letting out and summer vacation was starting, the time for respite will have the curtain drop for area high school football players this week.

    July 28, 2014

  • AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES:

    TUESDAY, AUG. 12

    • Lake Catholic at Perry (10)

    July 28, 2014

  • Lexi Outlaws gunning for national title in Virginia

    There’s gold in their name and that’s just what the Ohio Outlaws Gold softball squad is gunning for at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals this week in Salem, Va.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Brandon Easton A Don McCormack column:Easton on right pitch in Florida

    Paying a Monday morning visit to the variety store...

    Firing away
    The second summer as a professional baseball player has been an excellent one for Brandon Easton, to this point.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

Little League All-Stars July 1 to 12
AP NASCAR Lastest News
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings
AP Auto Racing Photos
West Side Shootout 2014
Ashtabula County at State Track Meet
Jefferson vs Akron St. Vincent St. Mary Regional Softball
District Track 2014
Jefferson District Softball Tournament
Bob Walters 50 Years
Geneva vs Perry Division II District Semifinal
Sports Week in Review May 12 to May 17
Sports Week in Review May 5 to May 10 2014
Sports Week in Review April 28 to May 3
Sports Video Archive
House Ads
AP Video