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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 6 years ago

SIDELINES: Father Lopez runners continue memorable season


The Father Lopez girls took first place last week at the VHF Buffalo Invitational; the boys finished second. Also: Lady Renegades 14U Black softball team takes second, and Ormond Beach announces a basketball training league and a girls youth basketball league. 


Father Lopez runners continue memorable season

After winning its first trophy in more than 10 years a few weeks ago, the Father Lopez girls cross-country team took first place last week at the VHF Buffalo Invitational, in The Villages, with 36 team points. Results are as follows: Ward, second, 22:02; Villafane, fourth, 22:06; Yargan, ninth, 23:30; Wilson, 10th, 23:37; Morejon, 11th, 24:09; Fox, 18th, 24:49; McAskill, 29th, 26:04.

This marks the first major trophy for the team in more than 10 years. The team has placed in the top five in all invitational meets this season, and Paige Ward led the team for the sixth straight meet.

The boys team finished with 109 points and in second place, the team’s first trophy this season. Results are as follows: Theriault, 15th, 19:37; Roof, 16th, 19:55; Siliva, 19th, 20:02; Massi, 22nd, 20:05;  Schieber, 38th, 20:46; Farmer, 42nd, 20:56; Ufheil, 45th, 21:05.

Lady Renegades 14U Black take second

Playing in the older high school division, the Ormond Beach Lady Renegades 14U Black softball team took second place Oct. 5-6, competing in the high school bracket of the NSA Shocktoberfest tournament, in Ormond Beaech.

In the championship, the team held Port Orange at bay with a 2-0 lead for five innings, but Port Orange went on to score three unanswered runs to win the game and the tournament.

Ormond Beach Lady Renegades will be hosting another home tournament Nov. 2-3, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex.

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Ormond Beach announces two basketball leagues

Ormond Beach's $55 basketball-training league, led by Athletic Supervisor Gerry Pitchford, is for children ages 6 and 7 (as of Sept. 1), and will meet 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Nov. 4-20 and Dec. 2-18, at the Nova Community Park Gymnasium. Registration ends Nov. 4 or when space fills.

Nonresidents pay $82.

Registration is also underway for the 16th-annual girls youth basketball league, for girls ages 7-15 (as of Sept. 1). Registration online, at

Cost is $60 for city residents and $90 for nonresidents.

A coaches meeting will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Performing Arts Center Building, 399 N. U.S. 1. Coaches and sponsors are needed.

Preseason training/skill assessments will be Nov. 6 and Nov. 8. Team practices will begin Nov. 12 and games will begin Dec. 9.

Call 676-3280, or email [email protected].

Golf Scores: Oct. 10

The Riviera Country Club held the Riviera Pro Am Oct. 4. The results are as follows:

Low Pro: Chase Larramore 70

Low Net (tie): Jim DeVine and Bob Westerling 68

1st Team: Jim DeVine, Rick McDowell, Ron Chariot and Jack Miceli 124

2nd Team: Tyler Smith, Gordon Swire, Warren Hersch and George Prastitis 125

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