Roundup: Wolverines ranked fifth in preseason football poll

The Wesley College football team has been ranked fifth nationally in the D3Football.com preseason poll.

The Wolverines went 12-2 a year ago, reaching the NCAA Division III semifinals, where they lost to Mount Union.

The four teams ranked ahead of Wesley in the poll are defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mount Union, Linfield and Mary Hardin-Baylor. Whitewater has played in the national title game in nine of the last 10 years while Mount Union has been there 10 straight seasons.

College bowling

DSU coach wins PWBA event: Delaware State University women’s bowling coach Elysia Current captured the championship of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Storm Sacramento Open this past weekend.

Current defeated top seed Kristina Wendell of Kingston, N.Y., 246-194, in the championship match on Saturday evening.

The Storm Sacramento Open was the first regular-season event on the PWBA Tour in more than a dozen years. The tour ceased operations in 2003 and has been revived this year with the help of the bowling industry.

“This is really amazing because the PWBA Tour folded when I graduated high school and everything I had looked forward to I had to put on hold,” Current said. “To come out here and win on the PWBA Tour is seriously a dream come true.”

Current entered the stepladder finals as the No. 2 seed. She knocked off Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, 248-233, before defeating Wendell in the championship.

“All I have been working on this week was my mental game because physically I have been throwing the ball well,” Current said. “Finally, it all started to click together.”

Current earned $12,000 for the title and a spot in the season-ending PWBA Tour Championship, which will be contested in Arlington, Texas, in September. She is in her fourth season as head coach of the Delaware State women’s bowling team.

Local running

Stampede set for July 18: The Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders Run will hold their 37th Annual Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on July 18th at Wyoming Park.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with egistration starting at 7 a.m. Registration is $25. Go to DDSR.org to register on line.

The buffalo awards go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in five-year age groups starting at 9 & under through 80 & over. 5K walk awards go to the top five male and female finishers.

Football

Harrington Pop Warner holding signups: Registration for Pop Warner Football and Cheer are being held through July 20 at the Harrington Parks & Recreation office.

Forms can be found on the Henlopen Pop Warner website or can be picked up at the Harrington Parks & Rec office. A copy of the child’s birth certificate, a photo ID, a copy of the child’s physical and fourth marking period report card will also be needed.

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