The camp was postponed due to bad weather last weekend.
Lorenzo Jerome (Sunrise, Fla./J.P. Taravella) earned selection as a defensive back and as a returner.
The red flag has been waved on Ace Speedway’s 2015 racing season.
Ace Speedway track owner Abraham Woidislawky confirmed to RACE22.com Tuesday afternoon that Ace Speedway would be closing down at least for the next few weeks and that Bill Catania and Short Track Management are no longer involved with the track. Catania and Short Track Management are the promoters of Busti, NY’s Stateline Speedway, just South of Jamestown, NY.
Woidislawky said he was working on an agreement with other parties on a potential lease agreement.
“The track is not closing,” Woidislawky told RACE22.com. “It’s going to be reopened. I don’t know when yet. I’m in negotiations. It will be closed for a few weeks. I apologize to everybody. It’s not for me, it’s for this idiot Bill Catania.”
Catania’s Short Track Management has been operating Ace Speedway since the beginning of the season. Two weeks ago, track promoter Randy Myers resigned from Short Track Management and Ace Speedway, citing irreconcilable differences with Catania.
Catania promised to make big changes following Myers’ resignation, naming a new general manager and changing to a weekly race schedule which was supposed to go into effect on Friday night.
Now, Ace Speedway will sit dormant for at least a few weeks. As of now, the only event scheduled at Ace Speedway, if it is to remain closed for the remainder of the year, is the Mischa Sell Memorial race.
Bill Catania posted a statement on Facebook, stating that there was not enough support from the drivers to continue racing under the proposed weekly schedule.
“It is with great regret that Short Track Management will not continue to operate Ace Speedway,” Catania’s statement read, in part. “While we appreciate the support that we had from the fans for our recent announcement to move to weekly racing, we could not do it without the drivers as well and we did not have enough support to make it work. We are hopeful that the next chapter in Ace’s history is far more positive.”
Catania said that he would be reaching out to vendors with open balances, though made no mention of money rumored to be owed to drivers and other entities. Catania has not responded to RACE22.com’s repeated requests for comment.
What two things go together better then beer and baseball? Nothing!
Come out to the latest home stand for your Jamestown Jammers, June 23-26 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park. The theme of this latest home stand is “Beer Garden Tour.”
Not only will we be having our “Beer Garden Tour” home stand, but this Friday night there is $5 general admission tickets! Bring your family, friends and anyone else you can find. This is one event you will not want to miss out on. Fans can purchase tickets at the box office at the stadium or at www.jamestownbaseball.com/tickets.
Our new mascot Bubba and his friends will be watching baseball, enjoying beer and listening to live polka music all week long.
Your Jammers sit atop the East Division in the Prospect League with a 15-7 record and look to add four more W’s to the win column this week. The Jammers take on the Chilliothe Paints June 23-24. Dads, make sure to come out to the game and receive a FREE Jammers Beer Mug as a thank you as part of our Father’s Day celebration.
On June 24, it is Jamestown’s “Public Servant Appreciation Game.” Firefighters, Police Officers, and Civic Employees will receive a FREE hot dog for attending the game. The party really gets going on Thursday night when the Champion City Kings come to town for a two-game series. To celebrate the spirit of the “Beer Garden Tour” home stand, there will be LIVE Polka music. To close out the four-game home stand, the Jammers will end Friday night by giving away more Jammers can koozies, while supplies lasts.
Fans can also purchase a custom 25 oz. Jammers Glass Beer Mug this week while supplies lasts. Grab your traditional German garb and head over to a Jammers game to celebrate this home stand and enjoy the many benefits of the “Beer Garden Tour” promotions.
JAMESTOWN, NY – A three run first inning put the Jamestown Jammers in a hole that they just couldn’t dig out of Thursday night at Diethrick Park. The Chillicothe Paints would ride the big first inning to an eventual 3-2 victory.
Chillicothe got on the board off Jamestown starter Cam Knott (Mercyhurst University) in the first, via a 2-run triple from Chad Roberts, and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Hunter Prince.
The Jammers got one back in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI groundout from designated hitter Austin Alonge (Mercyhurst University).
Curtis Olvey (Kent State University) and the Jammers would creep a little closer in the bottom of the third inning, when Olvey would crush an RBI double off the left field wall at Diethrick Park to draw within 3-2. Unfortunately, the Jammers couldn’t muster up enough offense to allow the tying run to cross the plate for the remainder of the game.
The Jammers had their chances throughout the contest, but stranded multiple runners on base on several occasions.
Knott settled down after the shaky first inning, and threw wonderfully for the Jammers for the remainder of his start. He would end up working 6 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits, surrendering the three first inning runs, and striking out six. Jordan Toney (Pfeiffer University) would pitch the remaining 2 1/3 innings for the Jammers, and managed not to give up any hits or runs, and struck out one.
On the offensive side for the Jammers, catcher Jalen Washington (Ohio State University) collected two hits. Shortstop Eric Solberg (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee), Olvey, center fielder Dominque Jackson (Spartansburg Methodist College), first baseman Nick Vehlewald (Cal State Bakersfield), and left fielder Okevius Conway (Spartansburg Methodist College) each picked up one hit for the Jammers.
The Jammers now sit at 13-6 on the season, and still remain in first place in the East Division of the Prospect League.
The Jammers and Paints will end their two game series tomorrow night at Diethrick Park at 7:05pm. It will also be the conclusion of the Jammers “State Fair” home stand, which will end with a bang with a fireworks extravaganza after the game!
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Eisenhower Knights came up short in their quest for a PIAA State Baseball Championship on Friday morning, losing to the Lancaster County Christian School Lions by a score of 8-0.
The Knights earned Silver Medals after their playoff season run to the state championship game at Penn State University’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Eisenhower Knights!!!
LANDER, PA – The PIAA State Baseball Championships will be played at Penn State University’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park today.
One of those teams, the Eisenhower Knights (15-3) will be the first team to win a state title from District 10, since the tournament play format was started in 1977.
The Knights will face Lancaster County Christian Lions (22-4) at 9:30am. The game originally scheduled for a 1:00pm start. The game will be shown LIVE on PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network, check local listings for channel position).
Other than Iroquois, Harbor Creek and Corry High Schools, no other District 10 school has appeared in a state tournament title game.
The back – to – back champions of the CIFL (Continental Indoor Football League) left that league to face stiffer competition and did they find it, when they joined the Professional Indoor Football League.
Tonight, they face the defending PIFL champions in the Nashville Venom.
The 2015 season has been a trying one for Head Coach Shawn Liotta and staff. Facing numerous injuries to top players; including one to a retirement from a defensive leader due to an injury; and new players trying to “jell together” to offset the often ever – changing roster due to inadequate play of others.
One more game remains after the Nashville game, when the Explosion hit the road to Richmond.
As always, you can listen to the Erie Explosion tonight beginning at 6:45pm with Dave Shannon.