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St. C. youth chasing two national titles

July 19, 2013
By KIM NORTH - Times Leader Sports Writer (knorth@timesleaderonline.com) , Times Leader

A St. Clairsville area youth is chasing a pair of national championships.

Competing on the Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship circuit, Jacob Visnic, the son of Rob and Melissa Visnic, ranks in the top three nationally in two divisions.

After winning the 90cc Auto Jr. 8-11 year-old division last week at the famous Unadilla track in New Berlin, N.Y., the young Visnic finds himself in third place and 20 points behind the leader, Bryce Ford, of Southlake, Tx., with two stops left. Corey Bost, of Loxahatchee, Fla., is in the middle, six markers ahead of Visnic.

Visnic earned 30 points for last week's win. He captured the first moto and finished second in the other. Ford, after finishing 10th in the opening moto, won the second to keep pace.

He previously won the second stop of the series back in April at Muddy Creek MX in Blountville, Tn. He has half-a-dozen trips to the podium, including three seconds and a third.

The next stop will be in Buchanan, Mi., on July 27-28 for the 1.5-mile RedBud MX.

In addition to the 90cc Auto Jr. 8-11 division, Visnic also competes in the 70cc CVT 8-11 class where he is currently in second place with 168 points. That leaves him two dozen points behind the leader, which also happens to be Ford.

Visnic also prevailed at Muddy Creek in this division and has reached the podium in seven of the eight stops He has three runnerup trophies and a trio of third-place awards.

In the 90cc Open for 8-11 year-olds, he is currently in fifth place with 103 points, which is far from leader Gunner Tebon, of Sturgeon Bay, Mi., who has 210. Tebon has won seven of the eight stops.

Visnic's best finish is fifth.

The final stop on the series will be at Hurricane Mills, Tn., on Aug. 10-11.

Good luck, Jacob!

Jarrett Honored

Beallsville two-sport standout Teryn Jarrett was recently honored by the East District Athletic Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association at its annual Scholar Athletic banquet at Belmont Hills Country Club.

He was one of 14 students honored for their outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments during their four-year high school career.

Jarrett earned eight varsity letters as a Blue Devil, four each in basketball and football.

He ranked sixth in his class with a 3.8608 GPA. He plans to major in education at Muskingum University.

Congratulations, Teryn!

Park's Grove Selected

Wheeling Park sophomore Michael Grove has been one of the elite baseball talents selected to play in this year's North vs. South All-Star game, which will be live in HD on CBS Sports Network Monday at 6:30 p.m. from RF&P Park in Richmond, Va., and is being held in conjunction with The Triple Crown U.S. National Championships.

The game will feature 64 of the best players in the event representing their state and club teams. Coaches nominated the four best players on their team by submitting a ballot to the Triple Crown Selection Committee. The committee then selected the top players and formed a North and a South team.

Each 16u and 17u playing in the tournament had at least one player selected for the game.

The Triple Crown U.S. Baseball Championships enters its fourth year in Richmond/Henrico County, VA, and has established itself as one of the premier college showcase events in the country for 16U, 17U, and 18U teams.

The event offers excellent playing facilities, strong competition, and college recruiting opportunities for players looking to compete at the next level.

Good luck, Michael!

North can be reached at knorth@timesleaderonline.com

 
 

 

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