It was a big weekend for Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith. The London Knights forward was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round, 131st overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. It was Griffith’s second year of eligibility, after he lit it up this season. Griffith 45 goals and added 40 assists in 68 games with the Knights, before helping them reach the Memorial Cup championship. He also represented the OHL in the Subway Super Series against Russia and was named an OHL second team all-star.
Thamesville’s Dane Fox was passed over in this year Entry Draft, despite being ranked 48th among North American skaters. However, Fox is going to get a shot at the NHL. Fox has been invited to the New York Rangers rookie camp. The former Dresden Area Central School students is spending his offseason training in Toronto with former NHLer Gary Roberts.
The Wallaceburg Red Devils are deadlocked in their series with St. Catherines, after a big 18-7 victory Saturday in Wallaceburg. Game 3 is set to take place this Saturday in St. Kitts. The next home game is the next day, Canada Day, at Memorial Arena.
The Wallaceburg Sting were victorious over the weekend, topping St. Mary’s 2-1.
Chatham-Kent Cogars Football
The Senior Varsity beat Forest City 59-3
The Peewee’s beat Oakville 40-30
The Bantam’s beat the Twin City Predators 49-34.
The Juniors lost , as Burlington topped them 76-0.
Close to 3,000 race fans packed the grandstands at South Buxton Raceway on Saturday night, as us here at 99.1 were on hand to be a part of an exciting night of racing. Justin Barger, of Montrose, N.Y., led all 25 laps to win the Northern Summer Nationals Sprint Series feature in his first visit to South Buxton. Shrewsbury’s Jim Dale Jr. won his third straight and fifth feature win of the season in the SUMP Modifieds. Wallaceburg rookie Drew Smith finished 11th. Blenheim’s Shawn Jones won for the third week in a row and fifth time of the season in the Comp 4s. Merlin’s Eren Vanderiviere won his second straight and fourth Sport Stocks feature while Wallaceburg`s Willy Vyse was ninth. Chatham’s Brad Authier won the UMP Late Models for the second week in a row and third time on the season. Mike Lewis, of Wallaceburg, was eighth.
Clint Bowyer beat out Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch yesterday to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, California. He won for the first time at Sonoma in seven tries. (–It’s his sixth Sprint Cup win and his first since Talladega in October.
American College Football
On Friday, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The trial lasted two weeks, and the jury deliberated for 21 hours over a two-day period. Sandusky will very likely get life in prison.
Detroit 3 at 2 Pittsburgh – Justin Verlander picked up his 8th win of the year, and Quinton Berry cracked his first dinger of the year…
Toronto 0 at 9 Miami -The Jays have also recalled first baseman Adam Lind from the minors, as well as reinstating outfielder Ben Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
Tampa Bay 3 at 2 Philadelphia
Minnesota 4 at 3 Cincinnati
Washington 1 at 2 Baltimore
Atlanta 4 at 9 Boston
Cleveland 1 at 7 Houston
Milwaukee 0 at 1 Chicago WSox
St. Louis 11 at 8 Kansas City
LA Dodgers 3 at 5 LA Angels
Seattle 0 at 2 San Diego
San Francisco 2 at 4 Oakland
Chicago Cubs 1 at 5 Arizona
Tampa Bay 7 at 3 Philadelphia
Colorado 2 at 4 Texas
NY Yankees 6 at 5 NY Mets
Other baseball news
The Boston Red Sox traded away Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart.
England and Italy were scoreless for 120 minutes, eventually the Italians won in penalty kicks. They move on to the semi-finals.