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FOOTBALL

Peewees

The Twin Cities Predators scored a rouge on the final play Sunday to tie the Chatham-Kent Cougars 13-13 at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.

Lucas Doyle made eight tackles in the Cougars' best defensive game of the season. Tanner Hoorelbeck had six tackles and a fumble recovery.

Connor Wright, Julian Ferrell and Cameron Creechan each made five tackles. Dreydon Rhonda and Garren Grant recovered fumbles.

Ben Barnard ran for 125 yards, including an 89-yard touchdown. Johnathan Cartier had 44 rushing yards and the other TD. Creechan made one of two extra points.

The Cougars (1-1-1) visit the Forest City Thunderbirds on Sunday in London in the Ontario Football Conference.

Bantams

Chris Vercauteren ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns as the Chatham-Kent Cougars beat the Huronia Stallions 37-6 on Saturday in Barrie.

Wyatt Barnes and Jarret Millard threw touchdown passes as the Cougars improved to 2-1-0 in the Ontario Football Conference.

James Muharrem and Spencer Allen made TD catches.

Brad Wild rushed for 122 yards, kicked a 19-yard field goal and was 4-of-5 on extra points. He also made six tackles and two sacks.

Carter Wright had six tackles in his defensive debut, David Nethersole II and David LeClair each had an interception and two tackles, and Brendan Marr made three tackles.

The Cougars visit the Twin Cities Predators on Saturday in Waterloo.

SOCCER

Boys Under-14s

The Chatham Attack won one of three games during the past week in the London & District Youth Soccer League.

Christian Moccia, Nathan Phan and Tyler Szabo scored Sunday in a 3-1 win over Sarnia FC at Thames Campus.

Kiano Sousa scored Friday in a 3-1 road loss to the St. Thomas Crew.

Luca Bernardi opened the scoring Thursday with an assist from Sebastian Desimone, but the London Kensal Park Rangers stormed back for a 4-1 win at Thames Campus.

Girls Under-14s

Ceara Travis scored for the visiting Chatham Strikers in a 1-1 tie with Cambridge United on Saturday in the Western Ontario Youth Soccer League.

The tie gave the Strikers (0-2-1) their first point in the L3 Division. Travis's goal was also their first in league play.

Girls Under-9s

Julia Trinca scored four goals for the Chatham Strikers in a 12-0 win over Petrolia on Thursday.

Jordan Nicholson and Kaitlyn Sammon added two apiece. Gabrielle Arbour, Natalie Bray, McKenna Morrison and Kaitlyn Warner also scored.

Jade Unsworth had the shutout as the Strikers improved to 4-1-0 in the Lambton-Kent District Youth Soccer League.

BASEBALL

Major Bantams

The Chatham Diamonds lost 8-2 to Stratford in a semifinal Sunday at the Brantford Red Sox tournament.

Kelton Evans was the Diamonds' game MVP. Steven Nydam and Nick Van Der Paelt combined on a seven-hitter.

MVP Dakota Butt struck out seven in a complete-game four-hitter for a 1-0 quarter-final win over the Whitby Chiefs. Van Der Paelt's double drove in Zack Kelly. Braden Welch singled for Chatham's only other hit.

The Diamonds had a 3-1-1 overall record.

Butt and MVP Brennon Smith combined on a seven-hitter in a 7-7 tie with the Mississauga North Tigers. Kelly had three hits and two RBIs, and Butt added two hits.

Josh Hachey and Smith struck out eight in a 5-0 win over Sudbury. Smith also had two hits and Noah Wiseman was the MVP.

Nydam and Smith combined on a one-hitter to beat the Ottawa Royals 10-1. MVP Van Der Paelt had two hits and three runs, and Hachey, Evans and Kelly each scored twice.

Rookies

The Chatham Diamonds lost 19-5 and 24-16 to the LaSalle Titans in a twinbill Sunday at Jaycee Park.

Hunter Myers and Aydan Blain each had two hits in Game 1.

Tevin Kelly had three hits and five RBIs in Game 2. Alex Chickowski, Dominic St. Amand and Jacob Williams each had two hits.

Sebastian Moreno drove in five runs with two triples, two doubles and a single Thursday in a 27-11 win at Blenheim. Kelly, Blain and Owen Reeve each had three hits.

Minor Peewees

The Chatham Diamonds won 8-5 and lost 11-1 in a doubleheader Sunday with Riverside at Kinsmen Park.

Starter Darian Steele allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in the win. Grayson Ladd had two hits and two RBIs.

The Diamonds drew eight walks but had only one hit – Nolan Lucier's single – in the loss. Garret Day had an RBI sacrifice fly. Starter Austin Haddock and reliever Craig Spence allowed three and one earned runs, respectively, in three innings apiece.

Minor Mosquitos

Ross Henderson hit two singles in the Chatham Diamonds' 10-3 loss to Riverside recently. Cameron Evans struck out six in four innings.

Ian Campbell had three hits and Darion Bacik had two in a 15-3 win over Tecumseh.

Deni Goure and Owen Lemieux had two hits apiece in a 10-8 loss to Wyoming.

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