Dale Lolley

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Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.

Trinity’s Huffman places second at state tournament

Trinity’s Huffman places second at state rifle tournament

March 1, 2014
A still photograph of nesting eagles in the Hays area of Pittsburgh - Courtesy of Pix Controller

After winning the WPIAL championship a couple weeks ago, Trinity’s Kayla Huffman followed with a second-place finish in the PA State Individual Smallbore Rifle Championships.

Huffman, a senior, finished one shot behind Mike Krivi of Woodland Hills, who fired a 395.

Woodland Hills, which also won the team title, had four shooters place in the top 10 at the state tournament.

Avella’s Dena Simonelli shot a 385 to finish 14th, while Trinity’s Collin Page was 17th with a 384. Mikayla DeMarino of Trinity was 20th with a 382. Marta Zimmerman was 28th with a 376, while Becca Spencer of Avella finished 30th at 370.

The Wolverines topped second-place Hempfield with a score of 980 in the team portion. Hempfield fired a 975, edging Emmaus, which shot a 974.

McGuffey finished fourth with a 971.

The Highlanders were led by Casadi Stainbrook, who shot a 196, and Alex Klages’ 195. Kevin McCosby fired a 194, while Courtney Stiles and Jacqueline both shot 193.

Stainbrook and Klages were both named to the all-tourmament team.

• With March upon us, the first signs of spring begins this week as the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocking trucks start rolling out.

Tuesday marks the first area stocking as Dutch Fork Lake is scheduled to receive a batch of fish from the Pleasant Gap hatchery. The meeting time will be at 1 p.m. at the entrance to the park on Route 40.

Wednesday, Tenmile Creek and Browns Creek will be stocked with trout from the Reynoldsville hatchery.

Those wishing to help can meet the truck at the Amity ballfield on State Route 2020, just West of Route 19 at 11:30 a.m.

• If you haven’t checked out the bald eagle camera of the pair of nesting eagles in the Hays area of the Monongahela River, you’re missing out.

Just this week, the female eagle added a third egg to the nest and also fought off a raccoon that attacked the nest looking for a meal.

Video of both events is available at http://beta.wildearth.tv/cam/pittsburgh-bald-eagles. Or, you can view the live video at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106.

• NRA National Indoor champion John Husk helped unbeaten Frazier-Simplex to a 1,479-1,432 victory over Allegheny last week in the Greater Pittsburgh and Suburban Rifle League.

Husk shot a 299, while Ryan Stein fired 297, Cyril Walther 296, Jim Mounts 294 and Tom Morley 293. The scores for Stein and Walther were both season highs.

Frazier-Simplex is now 13-0 with just two weeks remaining in the season.

Dormont-Mt. Lebanon picked up a 1,480-1,459 victory over Green Valley, with Tom Benedict, Tom Gerner and Amy Smith all firing 297. Dean Trew added a 296 and Nicholle Benedict had a 293 to round out the scoring for DML (11-2).

Husk took home high individual honors for the week, while Smith was the high female shooter.

• If you have some free time today, you might want to take a drive down I-79 for the final day of the West Virginia Fishing, Hunting and Outdoor Sports Show at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown.

The show features over 150 vendor booths and also features fishing, trapping, deer and coyote hunting seminars.

Also today, there will be “The Wild World of Animals Show,” at 1 p.m. It will feature numerous exotic animals, including a jaguar, monkeys, alligators and crocodile.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Tickets, which are available at the door, is $6 for adults and $1 for children 7-12. There is no charge for children under 7.

Outdoors Editor F. Dale Lolley can be reached at dlolley@observer-reporter.com.



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