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Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019
Nick Weslock wins in Sudbury - in 1954!
by Randy Pascal
This Week in Sports looks back at July 23rd to the 28th, 1954

Shooting consistently good golf paid off for Windsor amateur Nick Weslock at the 18th Annual Seagram Invitation tourney at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club. The defending champion with a 54-hole 211 in 1953, Weslock put together rounds of 72-69-74 (215) in picking up a five stroke victory over Gordon Ball of Weston.

Moe Norman was another shot back at 221, with the lowest home club score posted by Stu Watson at 228. A total of 21 golfers qualified for championship flight on Friday, shooting 79 or better.


The Polish White Eagles looked nothing like a cellar club in the Sudbury District Football Association Saturday night at Queen's Athletic Field. And the Hungarian Cougars looked anything but the recent league champions and winners of the Charity Cup.

The Eagles turned in their best game of the season, beating the Cougars convincingly by the final score of 7-1. The contest provided the most lopsided score of the season, startling considering it was only the second time all summer that the Polish side had tasted victory.

>b>Bob weston and Richard Skaly scored two goals apiece for the Eagles, with Bobby Elliott, Ted Tadeusiak and Jon Malik chipping in with one each. Ljibo Bojicic actually opened the scoring for the overwhelmed Hungarians.


Don Stringer and Rusty Hubbs were front and centre over the weekend as the Sudbury Canoe Club regatta tested a whole slew of paddlers. Stringer came through as expected, taking first place in the six and half mile single blade, the half-mile single angle and the senior half-mile tandem with Doug Campbell.

Hubbs crossed the line first in the six and a half mile double-blade kayak event as well as capturing the junior singles half-mile race. Other race winners included:

John McMorran/Louis Lukanovich (6.5 mile double-blade kayak)
Sil McGinnis/Ed Morrison (6.5 mile single-blade tandem)
Fred Johnston/Dick Facer/McGinnis/Morrison (1/2 mile jr single-blade four)
Al Jackson/Don Chapman/Ed Storon/Fred Wornton (1/2 mile sr single-blade four)
Facer/Johnston (1/2 mile junior tandem)
Doug McMorran (1/2 mile juvenile single)
D. McMorran/Bob Gray (1/2 mile juvenile tandem)
Louis Lukanovich (1/2 mile sr double-blade kayak single)
John McMorran (1/2 mile juvenile double-blade kayak single)
Hubbs/Lukanovich/Al Duval/Jim Hruby (1/2 mile sr double-blade fours)


Doug Stevens scattered eight hits over nine innings of work, leading Mine Mill past Long Lake 7-3 in Sudbury & District Mercantile Softball League action at Memorial Park.

The Millers grabbed the early lead thanks to run-scoring singles from both Roy Maud and Joe Bratanich, with Don Kallio plating a run in the second to narrow the gap to 2-1. After Long Lake tied the contest in the fourth, Mine Mill went ahead for good one inning later.

Leo Houle and Merv Gribbons both crossed the plate, with the talented catcher driving home his team's final three runs with a clutch bases-loaded double in the sixth.


The Copper Cliff Juveniles proved no match for the Pepsi crew as Moe Bartoli pitched a five-hitter and enjoyed plenty of run support in a 16-2 win. Cam Smith (triple/single) and Jim Gorday (triple and two singles) were among the leaders of a 17-hit attack.

Trailing 1-0 after a half inning of play, Copper Cliff evened the score when Wally Saftic came home on an error by the Pepsi catcher. Unfortunately, that was as close as the game ever got, with Pepsi adding five runs in both the second and fourth innings to blow the encounter wide open.

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