by Scott Kindberg
October 17, 2010
Retired SWCS Tennis Coach Fifth At National Tennis Tourney
A retired Southwestern Central School teacher and tennis coach turned in quite an effort at the USTA National Women's Senior Doubles Championship in Indian Wells, Calif., recently.
Playing for the Gerstman team out of Buffalo, Anne Smith teamed with Kate Lynett to tie for fifth place. Smith and Lynett, a Buffalo resident, won their first two matches before losing to Northern California, the eventual national champions.
''We tied for fifth overall in the nation, which is really good,'' Smith said. ''It was a fabulous experience to play on the national level at the Indian Wells professional facility. It was certainly the highlight of my personal tennis career.''
At left, Anne Smith, a retired Southwestern Central School English teacher and tennis coach, and Kate Lynett of Buffalo played well in national tennis event.
Jehuu Caulcrick was released from the San Francisco 49ers practice squad last week.
The former Clymer Central School and Michigan State University star, who has also been a practice team player with the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had a fine training camp with the 49ers this summer, but was not selected to the final 53-man roster.
Josh Fuller (Mayville/Chautauqua Lake) is a sophomore running back on the University at Buffalo football team.
A pre-medicine major, Fuller has been sidelined this fall with a shoulder injury. He received the academic athlete award after the 2009 season.
Tom Secky (Bemus Point/Maple Grove) completed 28-of-45 passes and two touchdowns in Alfred University's 27-24 loss to RPI on Saturday afternoon.
The Saxons, who came into the game ranked 19th and 21st respectively in the D3football.com and American Football Coaches Association national polls, trailed by 24 points in the first quarter, but rallied to score 24 unanswered points to tie the game, 24-all, late in the third quarter. But Peter Nilson's 37-yard field goal with six seconds left in regulation sent Alfred to 5-1 on the season.
Kaitlin Erdmann (Randolph/Randolph) had five kills and one block in Fredonia State's volleyball loss to Mount St. Joseph on Saturday in Cincinnati.