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Matteson wins at Sylvan Hills

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tim Matteson recently shot a 31 and was the low net winner in league action in the Sylvan Hills Golf League.

The low gross winner was Curt Melton with a 32. The league leaders after two weeks of action are Bruce Baldwin and Dave Biseli.

Closest-to-the-pin honors this week went to Joe Veckov (No. 2), Biseli (No. 4), Ken Stockley (No. 2) and Melton (No. 4).

Xfinity drivers have to wait

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Xfinity Series drivers must wait two more days for their first race since the coronavirus pandemic shut down racing, thanks to heavy rain that washed out their scheduled return at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday night.

Officials called the race about two hours after the scheduled 6 p.m. start. The event is now set for Thursday at noon.

The track was dry and fast until the rains hit about 4 p.m. The storms increased and lessened several times during that stretch and NASCAR had Air Titans out at least three times when it looked like things might clear.

In the end, it was just too wet to continue. Thursday’s race will be the first in the series since March 7 at Phoenix.

All drivers, teams and essential personnel were screened at the track before being let in. All cars passed pre-race inspection. Now, they’ll have to wait and hope for better weather.

Elsewhere in sports:

n “The Last Dance,” the last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary strung out over the last five Sunday nights on ESPN and ESPN2, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. That’s easily the highest-rated documentary project ever for the sports network. It was also a desperately-needed bright spot for ESPN, which has been suffering because of the absence of live sporting events during the coronavirus pandemic. Live viewership for each episode ranged between 4.9 and 6.3 million people, meaning viewers kept coming back, Nielsen said. ESPN’s next documentary will be on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

From Mirror, wire reports


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