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Area Roundup - Ruff gets win in Xterra Triathlon

July 16, 2008

TRIATHLON



FLINTSTONE, Md. - Hagerstown's Dave Ruff won the men's 55-plus age group in the Xterra Off Road Triathlon in 2 hours, 59 minutes.

Other Hagerstown athletes finishing the event included Thomas Dahbura (men's 35-plus, 3:20:55), Paul Brabson (men's 45, 3:36:19) and the relay team of Pete O'Boyle, Lauren O'Boyle and Shana Ruff, which finished 11th in 2:58:28. Ruff did the swimming, Pete O'Boyle the biking and Lauren O'Boyle the running.

The course consists of a 3/4-mile open water swim, a 14-mile mountain bike section and a 5-mile trail run.

BRIEF



Thunder pitching clinic

The Tri-State Thunder softball organization will hold a "Mini-Camp" for pitchers on July 26 (8 a.m. to noon), July 27 (2 to 6 p.m.), July 28 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) and July 29 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.). Cost for all four sessions is $125, cost for the first two sessions only is $100, cost for the last two sessions only is $50 and the cost for a single day is $75 for either of the first two days or $30 for either of the last two days. The clinic will feature time for individual pitching instruction, hitting, fielding on the mound and work on the mental aspect of pitching. Missy Cutchall will be the lead instructor, with help from Thunder coaches and current and former players. For more information, contact Cutchall at 301-573-7914 or by e-mail at sluggercoach@aol.com.

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YOUTH LEAGUES



Pen Mar Tournament

Valley 9, Pen Mar 7

Valley: Duke Zimmerman, Boo Jordan 2 hits, 3 RBIs each; Ryan Bywaters 2 RBIs.

Hagerstown PONY League

Championship Series

Jeter Paving 5, Eagles 3

Jeter Paving: Aaron Jones 2 hits, HR, 3 RBIs, 10 Ks.

Eagles: Conner Haines 4 Ks; Blake Lyles RBI.

Consolation Series

Firefighters 12, Red Men 3

Firefighters: Charles Cvijanovich grand slam; Dylan Ianaro HR, 3 RBIs; Sergio Galvin Jr. 2 hits.

Red Men: Jake Bachtell HR, 2 RBIs.

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