Donald Truesdell of Wilson was the winner of the 5-mile Kilauea Caldera Run at Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii on Saturday. His time was 33:17, almost three minutes ahead of the field. Truesdell will be a senior at Wilson High School this fall.
The West Side Rowing Club claimed seven medals at the U.S. Club Nationals in Camden, N.J., on July 21-22, and followed that by winning two races at the St. Catharines Invitational.
The Junior B men were especially strong. They won the gold (Peter Bukowski, Josh Hirschbeck, Erik Schiferle, Ryan Gannon and Maddie Bender, cox) and bronze (Joe Herzig, Chase Crimmen, Zack Connerton, Will Larkin, and Pat Deacon, cox) in the four-plus. And they added a silver (Bukowski, Hirschbeck, Schiferle, Eric Miller, Herzig, Larkin, Connerton, Gannon, and Ian Forsyth, cox) and a bronze (Nolan Fenzl, Andy Sauvageau, Alex Frank, Crimmen, Matt Yeksigian, RJ Rubino, Justin Shapiro, Sean Kenney and Connor Laffler, cox) in the men's eight-plus.
Other medals were a silver by the Junior A men's pair (James Thompson and Patrick Fernbach), a bronze by the Junior A women's eight-plus (Allison Courtin, Alex Angelo, Sasha Bailey, Cait Cunningham, Mary Kate Murphy, Hilary Epes, Frances McGuire, Lisa Nasca and Alison Todd, cox) and a bronze by the Junior A women's four-plus (Epes, Murphy, Megan Mahoney, McGuire and Molly Riester, cox).
The Senior B lightweight women's eight-plus (Lindsay Kreppel, Monica Hauck, Jessica Williams, Sara Giancola, Elizabeth Lalonde, Holly Hagerman, Megan Jacobs, Anna McCarthy, and Kezia Peterson, cox) and the Senior lightweight men's eight (Justin Ferrington, Matthew Rung, Jenn McCallum, Nathan Keane, Kellen Coppola, Skip Kielt, John Ludders, Dave Montani and Dan Grosenbaugh, cox) won at St. Catharines.
Other medals won there were a bronze in the Senior women's eight, a silver in the Senior women's four-plus, a silver in the Senior men's lightweight pair, a silver in the under-23 men's pair, a silver in the under-17 women's eight, a silver in the under-23 men's lightweight four and a bronze in the under-23 women's eight.
The Marie Jackson Women's Golf Committee announced the recipients of its $750 scholarship grants to eighth-grade students who will be entering Catholic high schools in the fall. They are: Jacquie McCort (Mount Mercy), Bridget Jackson (Mount Mercy), Anthony Garofalo (St. Joe's) and Jonabeth Zoldos (Immaculata).
New Era Park Northeast will hold a Prospect Showcase for high school and junior college baseball players on Saturday at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls. Players will be evaluated in their primary and secondary positions in front of college baseball coaches and major league scouts. Check in will be at 8 a.m. A professional style try-out session will run from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration fee is $99. For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call New Era Park at 681-3001.
The 16th annual Links Charity Pro-Am golf tournament will be held at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown on Monday. the event will feature 25 LPGA touring pros in a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free, but all donations received will benefit the WCA Hospital Cancer Treatment Center.
LACROSSE: Registration is open for boys (grades 4-12) wishing to play in the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy's fall program on Sundays (9 to 11 a.m.) from Sept. 30 to Oct. 28. Call 839-0589 or see www.BLA.BuffaloLacrosse.com.
SOFTBALL: WNY Elite Softball Inc. will hold tryouts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Amherst Pepsi Center for its 18-and-under girls fastpitch team. High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited. For information call 649-4034.
VOLLEYBALL: Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School has an opening for a varsity volleyball coach. Contact Jim Palano at 826-3615 or 684-8962,
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