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Barleben earns All-Region honors

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Connor Barleben


Contributed Story, Posted 25 May 2016

Genesee Community College outfielder/pitcher Connor Barleben was recently named to the 2016 Region III Baseball All-Region Team, earning second team honors for his play during the spring season.


At the plate, the sophomore led the Cougars in batting average (.364) home runs (5), runs batted in (36) and extra-base hits (24). He was second in the region in extra-base hits and sixth in home runs.

 

On the mound, he compiled a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.87 in nine appearances. He struck out 26 batters in 40.2 innings of work and tossed one complete game.


Barleben, an Albion High graduate, was also named to the all-region second team last season as a freshman and is committed to Ashland University (OH) where he will join the Eagles' baseball program beginning in the fall.

 

He leaves Genesee as the program's all-time hits leader with 103 career hits.


Genesee advanced to the opening round of the Region III playoffs and finished the spring with a 20-36 overall record.

 

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Holley netters gain Class C finals

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2016

Top seeded Holley edged past visiting Marcus Whitman 3-2 this afternoon in the semifinals of the Section V Class C tennis tournament.


Straight set wins by the singles trio of Brady Smith, Pablo Romero and Cameron Bennage earned the victory for the Hawks.


Holley next faces Mynderse in the finals.

 

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Familiar foe for Lady Tigers in finals

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Lyndonville's Jess Harling and her Lady Tiger teammates will face Notre Dame Thursday for the Class D1 title at Batavia High.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2016

A very familiar foe will provide the opposition as top seeded Lyndonville takes on Genesee Region League rival No. 3 Notre Dame for the Section V Class D1 softball championship at 5 p.m. Thursday at Batavia High School.


Lyndonville defeated Notre Dame twice during the G-R campaign by narrow scores of 9-7 and 10-8 in route to capturing the Division II title.


Both teams advanced to the finals with lopsided semifinal wins as the Lady Tigers blanked No. 5 Alfred-Almond 16-0 and the Irish shutout No. 2 Honeoye 17-0.


Lyndonville, which is 16-4 on the season, is appearing in the sectional finals for the fourth year in a row.


The Lady Tigers captured the D1 title in 2013 with a 6-5 win over Romulus but then lost in the title contest to Arkport in both 2014 and 2015 by scores of 9-2 and 5-4.


The victor in Thursday's game will then play the D2 winner (either Arkport or Bradford) on Saturday for the Section V Class D berth in the state playoffs.

 

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Mustangs, Rams win N-O steeplechase

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2016

Martha Gardner of Medina/Lyndonville won the Niagara-Orleans League girls steeplechase event in a school record time of 7:30.7 this afternoon in competition held at Niagara Falls.


Akron's Margo Henley finished second and Newfane's Kim Goerss third.


Roy-Hart's Avery Green won the N-O boys steeplechase in a time of 10:34.


Barker's Jack Hopkins finished second and Medina/Lyndonville's Daniel Heil third.

 

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Lady Raiders win semi thriller in 8

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Erika Moeller hurls Barker into Class C finals

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2016

Coming up huge down the stretch both in the circle and defensively, No. 10 seed Barker nipped host No. 6 Chautauqua Lake 1-0 in 8 innings this afternoon in the semifinal round of the Section VI Class C softball playoffs.


The shutout victory was the third in a row for Barker which now faces No. 4 Cleveland Hill, a 4-3 victor over Allegany-Limestone, for the Class C title at 3 p.m. Friday at Gowanda.


Erika Moeller struck out 12 and allowed only 3 hits to register her third straight postseason shutout for the Lady Raiders.


Barker scored the game's lone run in the top of the eighth on a fielders choice play off the bat of Moeller after a hit batter, a walk and a wild pitch had put runners at second and third.


The Barker defense then came up huge in the bottom of the eighth to clinch the narrow win as Mary Rounds caught a line drive at first base and threw to Sabrina Harris at second to complete a dramatic game ending double play.


Likewise in the bottom of the seventh, with Chautauqua runners at second and third and no outs, Barker got out of the jam as Moeller registered clutch strikeouts for the first two outs and then Abby Bachman fielded a grounder at second and threw to Rounds at first for the final out.

 

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Banes rolls to 4th straight win

Women's Softball

 

Contributed Story, Posted 25 May 2016

Scoring in every inning, Banes Machine Shop/Banes Plumbing rolled to a 14-7 win over Just Us Monday to improve to 4-0 in the Medina Women's Softball 'A' League.


Banes erupted for 6 runs in the second inning as Alisha Foss, Danielle Erway, Sarah Surdel, Jen Masse, Robin Blaun and Kathy Allen all had singles.


Banes later put a lock on the win by scoring 4 times in the fifth frame on a triple by Blaun and singles by Erway, Donna Bane, Connie Heschke and Kathy Allen.


Allen had a total of 4 hits as Blaun, Foss and Erway each had 3 and Heschke 2. Foss' hits included a pair of doubles.

 

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Lady Tigers romp in D1 semifinals

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 May 2016

Getting run production from eight different players, top seeded Lyndonville romped to a 16-0 victory over No. 5 Alfred-Almond this afternoon in the semifinals of the Section V Class D1 softball playoffs at Batavia High School.


Lyndonville jumped out to a quick 4-0 first inning lead on a two-run single by Jess Harling and RBI singles by Lisa Boyce and winning pitcher Makenzie Muck.

 

The Lady Tigers also had a bg five run third inning uprising highlighted by a three-run double by Aubrey Lewis.


Anna Lewis and Stacey Buckland then both banged out two-run doubles in the fourth frame.


Anna Lewis and Brianna Paniccia both had two hits on the day.


In the circle, Muck allowed only 3 hits and stuck out 3.


In advancing to the finals for the fourth year in a row, the Lady Tigers will now face Genesee Region League foe Notre Dame, a 17-0 victor over Honeoye, in the D1 title contest on Thursday.

 

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Notre Dame ousts Lyndonville

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Lyndonville's Jacob Hoffee dives back to first base as Notre Dame's Michael Muehlig waits for the ball. The action took place during the Tigers sectional semifinal loss to the Irish this afternoon at Holley.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 May 2016

Avenging a pair of regular season league losses, No. 3 seed Notre Dame downed top seeded Lyndonville 8-3 this afternoon in the semifinal round of the Section V Class D1 baseball playoffs at Holley.


Notre Dame moved on top to stay by scoring four times during an error aided second inning uprising. A two-run double by Luca Zambito, an error and an RBI single by Chris Suozzi plated the tallies as back-to-back inning opening errors set up the opportunity.


Lyndnville did answer with a run in the home half of the second as Cody Bentley tripled and came home on a single by Corey Hydock. However, the Tigers could not cross home plate again until the sixth frame and by then the Irish had extended the lead to 8-1.

Lyndonville's Eddie Schildt tags out Notre Dame's Evan Bender at third base during a run down.

 

Notre Dame, which lost to Lyndonville by scores of 6-4 and 6-3 during the Genesee Region League campaign, made it 6-1 in the fourth inning on RBI singles by Casey Midwick and Suozzi, who had a total of 4 hits on the day.


Bases loaded walks plated the other two Irish runs in the fifth and sixth innings.


Lyndonville's other tallies came in the sixth on a two-run double by Eddie Schildt which followed singles by Eric Neace and Michael Wells.


Tyler Prospero went the distance on the mound for the Irish scattering 6 hits and striking out 8. He registered clutch inning ending strikeouts to end Lyndonville's only good scoring threats in the second and sixth innings.

 

Class B2 Semis
Mynderse 1, Holley/Kendall 0

Top seeded Mynderse pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip No. 4 Holley/Kendall 1-0 in the Class B2 semifinals at Canandaigua High.


A single and an error set up the threat as Mynderse plated the game winner on another single.


Holley/Kendall, which had just 2 hits on the day, left a runner stranded at third base twice.


Dylan Hillabush went the distance on the mound for the Hawks allowing 4 hits and striking out 7.

 

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Holley netters win sectional opener

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 May 2016

Top seeded Holley nipped visiting LeRoy 3-2 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class C tennis playoffs.


Straight set wins by the singles trio of Brady Smith, Pablo Romero and Cameron Bennage provided the margin of victory for the Hawks.

 

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Eden stickmen oust Medina

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 May 2016

Rebounding from an early deficit, No. 4 seed Eden went on to defeat visiting No. 5 Medina 13-5 this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section VI Class C lacrosse playoffs.


Medina jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Greg Husung and Coby Albone.


Another goal by Jake Cotter kept the Mustangs deadlocked at 3-3 at the end of the opening period.


However, Eden broke the game open over the middle two periods outscoring the Mustangs 2-0 in the second period and 5-1 in the third to open up a 10-4 advantage.


Cotter and Tyler Valley scored the Mustangs second half goals.

 

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Albion gridders compete at Combine

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On Sunday 13 Albion football players made the trip to Fairport High School in Rochester to compete in the New York State High School Football Coaches Association Annual Combine. Each player competed against over 200 football players from Sections V and VI. The tests included the 40 Yard Dash, Bench Press, Pro Shuttle Drill, 3 Cone Shuttle, Long Jump and Vertical Jump. The Albion players who took part included, in front are Ugene Harrison and Nate Moore. In the middle row are Brandon McGuire, Jaquess Harrison, Lamar Chambers, Jared Hollinger, Tyler Nashburn, Tommy Mattison and Tony Rotoli. In the back row are Shyheim Jakes, Jessy Cruz, Meach Gardner and Kory Reynolds. Posted 24 May 2016

 

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Albion senior to play soccer at FLCC

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Ally Page signs to play soccer at FLCC

 

Contributed Story, Posted 24 May 2016

Albion High senior Ally Page has committed to join the Finger Lakes Lakers women's soccer team for the 2016 season. 


Page, a four year varsity player at Albion, had 7 goals and 9 assists her senior year and finished with a career total of 19 goals. 


In addition to a very solid scoring record, Page was named an All-League honorable mention and Scholar Athlete during her senior campaign.
 
“Ally is a great player that I’ve been watching grow and develop for years.  After watching her play for a while now I think Ally has the versatility to play a lot of positions, not just up front.  I’ve seen her score some great goals, but at the same time she has a stubbornness and a bite about how she plays that really make you could think she could play in the center of midfield or even in the back.  Regardless, she has gotten better and better throughout her career and I think that playing alongside other great players at the college level is only going to continue that trend.”  said FLCC Head Coach Pat King, who is also an Albion High alumni.

 

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Carlton, Rotary and Sandstone open Albion Midget League season at 2-1

 

Contributed Story, Posted 23 May 2016

Carlton, Rotary and Sandstone have all posted 2-1 record to open the Albion Midget League season.


Carlton opened the season with a narrow 2-1 victory over Vets as Damion Lattimer hurled a 1 hitter with 15 strikeouts. Kyle Woolston had 2 hits for Vets.


Carlton also downed Sandstone 9-2 as Lattimer pitched a no hitter with 15 strikeouts and also hit a three-run homer.


Rotary blanked Barre 3-0 in the opener as Zaire Reed threw a 2 hitter with 15 strikeouts. Mason Bennett had a two-run single.


Rotary also bested St. Mary's 9-6 as Jacob Edwards had 2 hits and Dallas Ecker pitched 4 innings. Zac Olles and Brendan LaBaron had home runs for St. Mary's.


Sandstone topped St. Mary's 7-2 in the opener as Zach Colacecchi pitched a 3 hitter with 12 strikeouts and Caleb Fox banged out 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs.


Sandstone also defeated Vets 15 -5 as Fox hurled a 3 hitter with 11 strikeouts. At the plate Jake Hughson had 4 hits and Fox 3 including a triple with 4 RBIs.


Barre nipped Carlton 10-9 as Zander Meakin had a grand slam home run and Tyler Gibson a two-run homer. Nate Olmstead had 4 hits and 5 RBIs for Carlton.


Vets bested Rotary 12-5 as Bobby Dysard had 2 hits including a home run. Maurice Taylor and Woolston both pitched 3 innings.


St. Mary's outlasted Barre 16-12 as Reuben Rivers had 4 hits, including a double and triple, Jonny Judd a home run and Jack Kinter a pair of hits including a key two-run single. Olles pitched the final two innings.

 

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G-R golfers share top Section V honors

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2016

Genesee Region League rivals Evan Gaesser of Kendall and Matt Genaway of Alexander shared top honors today at the Section V state qualifier golf tournament.


Gaesser, who repeated as Class C champion on Saturday, shot a 78 today to finish the two-day competition in a tie for first with Genaway at 149.


The two now advance to the state championships as members of the Section V team. It will be Gaesser's third trip to the states.

 

Tennis

Medina's Kristian Snyder lost to Yash Nasheshwari of Lew-Port 6-1, 7-6 today in the Section VI singles tournament.


In the doubles competition, the Albion duo of Josh Metzler and Dylan Bader lost 6-1, 6-2 to the Amherst team of Toni Greco and Liam Sullivan.

 

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Barker nips Silver Creek in 10 innings

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Barker's Jacob Meister waits for the throw at first as Silver Creek's Jacob Lewis dives back to the bag during the host Raiders 10 inning sectional win over the Black Knights this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2016

Pulling even with a dramatic last ditch seventh inning rally, No. 3 seed Barker went on to outlast visiting No. 6 Silver Creek 3-2 in 10 innings this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class C playoffs.


Trailing 2-0, Barker knotted the contest on a two-out, two-run double by Ryan Voss in the bottom of the seventh inning. Two walks set up he opportunity.


The Raiders then pulled out the victory with a run on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning. A walk, a hit batter and a single by Devon Mangan loaded the bases to set up the threat.


Eddie Wasnock went the distance on the mound for Barker scattering 5 hits and striking out 10 with only 1 walk over the 10.


The Raiders will next host No. 10 Portville, a 5-0 victor over No. 2 Maple Grove, in the Class C semifinals on Thursday.


Eddie Wasnock delivers a pitch for Barker.

 

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Lady Raiders upset No. 2 seed

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2016

No. 10 seed Barker upset host No. 2 Cassadaga Valley 2-0 this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class C softball playoffs.


Barker scored the game's only two runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Kylie Miller and an error. Courtney Bodine also had a key single during the uprising.


In the circle, Erika Moeller hurled her second straight playoff shutout for the Lady Raiders striking out 18 and scattering 3 hits.


Barker will next face No. 6 Chautauqua Lake, a 2-1 victor over No. 3 Portville, in the semifinals on Wednesday.

 

Class B2
Fredonia 10, Roy-Hart 2

Breaking away from a 2-2 deadlock, top seeded Fredonia erupted for 7 runs in the third inning on a combination of 6 hits, 3 errors and a walk to key a 10-2 victory over visiting No. 5 Roy-Hart in the Class B2 semifinals.


Roy-Hart had tied the game in the top of the third on a two-run single by Kayla Brown who had a pair of hits on the day.

 

In the other B2 semi No. 3 Eden defeated No. 2 Akron 9-5.

 

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Lakemen upend Rams in B2 semi

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Wilson's Jacob Mitchell slides safely into home as Roy-Hart pitcher Justin Heschke tries to make the tag during the visiting Lakemen's sectional win over the Rams this afternoon at Gasport.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2016

Unable to capitalize on a sting of late innings scoring opportunities, No. 2 seed Roy-Hart was upended 6-2 by No. 6 Wilson this afternoon in the Section VI Class B2 semifinals at Gasport.


Trailing 4-2, Roy-Hart was unable to score over the final three innings as the Rams stranded a total of 8 base runners during that stretch including leaving 2 aboard in the fifth and the bases loaded in both the sixth and seventh frames.


Wilson pitcher John Bender registered clutch inning ending strikeouts to get out of both the sixth and seventh inning jams.

Roy-Hart's Andy Xapsos slides into third base as Wilson's Jackson Rotella stretches to get the ball.

 

Wilson scored 2 quick runs in the first inning as Jonah Miller had a double.


The Lakemen made it 4-1 with 2 more in the top of the third as Jackson Rotella had a double.


Roy-Hart closed the gap to 4-2 in the top of the third on an RBI sacrifice by Al Xapsos but the Rams left a pair of runners stranded and could not cross home plate again.


Wilson added 2 big insurance runs in the fifth frame on a steal of home by Jacob Mitchell and a sacrifice fly by Connor Seeley.

 

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Albion U17 booters top Bloomfield

 

Contributed Photo Posted 23 May 2016

Albion's U17 boys team defeated host Bloomfield 4-2 Sunday in a Rochester District Soccer League game.


Kendyll Hadick scored 3 goals and Hayden Pecoraro 1 to spearhead the Albion attack.


Harrison Brown had a couple of big saves in goal for Albion which also had Owen Foos control the midfield area and Elliot Neidert and Nate Smith anchor the defense.

 

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Kendall netters top Notre Dame

 

Contributed Story, Posted 23 May 2016

Kendall bested Notre Dame 4-1 in a Genesee Region League tennis match this past Friday.


Straight set wins by the singles trio of Collin Lewis, James Longrod and Ryan Barrett led the way for Kendall.


The Eagles also got a straight set win by the second doubles team of Elizabeth Rath and Jenna LoSapio.

 

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Semi tests Tuesday for Tigers, Hawks

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Holley/Kendall's Dylan Hillabush and his Hawk teammates will face top seeded Mynderse on Tuesday at Canandaigua in the semifinals of the Section V Class B2 playoffs. Lyndonville's baseball and softball squads will both be in Class D1 semifinal action Tuesday.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 May 2016

The Lyndonville baseball and softball teams and the Holley/Kendall baseball team will all be competing in the semifinal round of the Section V playoffs on Tuesday.


The top seeded Lyndonville baseball squad will face a very familiar foe Genesee Region League rival Notre Dame, in the Class D1 semis at Holley at 4:30 p.m.


The Tigers scored pair of narrow wins over the Irish during the G-R season by scores of 6-4 and 6-3 in route to capturing the Division II title.


It marks the second time in four years that Lyndonville and Notre Dame have met in the semifinals. The Tigers bested the Irish 7-3 in that previous meeting in 2013.


The No. 1 seeded Lyndonville softball squad will take on No. 5 Alfred-Almond at Batavia High School at 5 p.m.


A win would advance the Lady Tigers to the finals for the fourth year in a row.


The No. 4 seed Holley/Kendall baseball team will face top seeded Mynderse at Cananadaigua High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

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Medina tops Akron in alumni contest

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Medina defeated host Akron 4-3 today in the 7th annual Ty Gabbey Memorial Alumni Baseballl Game. The game was established as a fundraiser for the Ty Gabbey Memorial scholarship. Gabbey was a former Akron High School student and baseball player who passed away tragically in a car accident in 2009 at the age of 18. This marked the second year Medina participated, with Akron winning last year's game by one run. Players from the two teams are shown here. Medina jumped out to a lead in the first inning after Lucas Evans singled and was then driven in by Zach Baldwiin. In the top of the third inning Medina then added 3 runs to the lead. Jake Cotriss and Evans singled, while Adam Hoot was hit by a pitch to load the bases. The runs were then driven in by Hayden Allis and PJ Bell. Akron answered back with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the third after a three run triple by Connor Riggs. Hoot then came on to pitch the final two innings and worked the save. He struck out 6 and allowed no hits. Evans finished with 3 hits on the day, while Kyle Herman had 2. Posted 22 May 2016

 

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Gaesser repeats as Class C golf champ

 

Contributed Story, Posted 22 May 2016

Kendall High senior Evan Gaesser repeated as the Section V Class C golf champion by firing a round of 71 on Saturday.


Gaesser finished in a three-way tie overall for the best score of the day.


Track

Medina/Lyndonville's Jalin Cooper won the 200 at the Western New York Track Classic Saturday.


Medina/Lyndonville also had Martha Gardner place second in the 3000 and third in the 800 and Chase Pecorao third in the pentathlon.

 

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Rams, Raiders in semifinals Monday

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Roy-Hart's Jake Bruning and his Rams teammates will host Wlson Monday in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B2 playoffs.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 May 2016

The Roy-Hart and Barker baseball and softball teams will all be involved in Section VI semifinal round playoff action on Monday.


The No. 2 seeded Roy-Hart baseball team will host Niagara-Orleans League foe No. 6 Wilson in a Class B2 at 5 p.m. at Gasport.


The two teams split a pair of N-O games this season with the Rams winning the first 19-1 and the Lakemen taking the re-match 5-1.


In Class B2 softball action the No. 5 Lady Rams will visit top seeded Fredonia at 4:45 p.m.


The contest is a rematch go last year's B2 title contest which saw Fredonia down Roy-Hart 8-3.


The other B2 semi will have N-O champion No. 2 seed Akron hosting No. 3 Eden.


The No. 3 Barker baseball team will host No. 6 Silver Creek in a Class C semi at 5 p.m.


In Class C softball the No. 10 Lady Raiders will visit No. 2 Cassadaga Valley at 4:45 p.m.

 

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Albion grad helps Cardinals gain berth in Division III softball World Series

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Jennifer Knaak


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 May 2016

Albion High graduate and St. John Fisher College senior Jennifer Knaak helped power the Cardinals to a victory in the Super Regionals Saturday to earn their first ever berth in the NCAA Division III Softball World Series.


Knaak banged out 3 hits and drove in 3 runs as St. John Fisher defeated Manhattanville College 9-2 to win the NCAA Rochester Super Regional.


Knaak put St. John Fisher ahead for good when she banged out a two-run triple in the first inning.


With the Cardinals still holding a slender 2-0 lead, Knaak later hit a key RBI double in the fifth frame.


Knaak, a four year starter in the outfield for the Cadrinals, has a career batting average of .337 with 25 doubles, 8 triples, 4 home runs and 78 RBIs.

 

The Cardinals will face Tyler Texas in the opening round of the World Series in Salem, Va.

 

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Dynamites, Team New Era split twin bill

 

Contributed Story, Posted 22 May 2016

The Roy-Hart Dynamites split a doubleheader with Team New Era on Saturday by the identical scores of 12-6.


In Game one, The Dynamites rallied back from an early 4-1 deficit to tie the game in the third inning with key hits by Javon and Amari Jones to plate one run apiece. Joe Cecchini knocked in the tying run.


 The Dynamites continued their hitting in the fourth with a two out double by Brian Baes . With Beas on second, Kaeden Wisniewski hit a RBI single followed by a RBI double by Iverson Poole to plate 2 runs.


Amari Jones held Team New Era at bay with some solid pitching after relieving Brian Baes in the second Inning.


The Dynamites took a 6 to 4 lead into the sixth when Cecchini added another RBI to extend the lead to 7-4.


Xander Payne came to relieve Amari Jones in the sixth to hold a comeback by New Era to only 2 runs in the bottom of the inning.


With a 7 to 6 lead in the top of the seventh, the Dynamites got their bats going with a lead off single by Jay Heideman. Kaeden Wisniewski then batted in Heideman with a double in the gap. Poole then hit a towering two-run homer over left center field fence to extend the lead to 10 to 6.


The Dynamites weren't done though, Ryan Mettler with the bases empty followed up with a single and a stolen base to get into scoring position. Javon Jones followed up dong the same as Mettler. After the bases were loaeded, Cecchini drove in another two runs with a single to extend the lead to 12.


With a 12-6 lead, Team New Era was shut down by Payne retiring the next three batters after a lead off single to end the game.


Javon Jones lead the team with 3 hits, Mettler, A. Jones, Cecchini, Wisniewski & Poole added 2 while Aidan Paul, Heideman,and  Baes each added 1.

 

In game two, the Dynamites were unable to over come a 12 run 5th inning by Team Nw Era to make it a two game sweep.


Mettler started the game and pitched 4 strong innings holding Team New Era to 0 runs.


The Dynamites took the lead in first inning  2-0 with after a single by Javon Jones  and a Thomas Russo Home run over Right field fence.


The Dynamites added to their lead in the 2nd with 3 more on a RBI double by Aidan Paul and a Sacrifice RBI by Wisniewski then followed by a ground rule double by Poole.


Taking a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth Team New Era railed for 12 runs that the Dynamites could not come back from.


At the plate for the Dynamites, Russo and Paul had 2 hits while Cecchini, Wisniewski and Poole each added one.

 

The Dynamites are now 9 and 4

 

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Kendall has All-League meet winners

Photos By Cheryl Wertman

Hosting the event for the first time, Kendall took first place in five events at the annual Genesee Region All-League track and field championships today. Taylor ReQua, shown here in the center sprinting to a victory in the 100, also captured the 200. She is flanked by Olivia George of Alexander at the left and Madison Neurohr of Pembroke on the right. In addition, ReQua teamed up with Maya Rutland, Taylor Rutland and Lyndsay Wright to win the 400 relay. Maya Rutland also took top honors in the high jump while Alexis Payton won the pentathlon. Posted 21 May 2016


Kendall's Alexis Payton in action in the high jump portion of the pentathlon competition.

 

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Kendall hosting G-R All-League meet

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Kendall is hosting the Genesee Region All-League track and field championships today for the first time. Nine schools are taking part in the competition which concludes this afternoon. Here Kendall's Jenna Jacob heads for the finish line in the 100 hurdles. Posted 21 May 2016

Holley's Flint DiLella goes up an over in the high jump competition.


Kendall's Megan Hardenbrook lets go with a throw in the shot-put.


Holley's James Skehan races to the finish line in the 110 hurdles.

 

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Holley '9' rallies to edge past LeRoy

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Dylan Hillabush delivers a pitch for Holley

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2016

No. 4 seed Holley rallied to nip visiting No. 5 LeRoy 4-3 this afternoon in a Section V Class B2 quarterfinal baseball game.


Trailing 3-2, Holley rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI double by Nick Passarell and a passed ball for the margin of victory. An error set up the threat.


LeRoy had grabbed the lead by scoring three times with two out in the third inning on an error and 3 singles.


Holley had jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on an error and a fielders choice play off the bat of winning pitcher Dylan Hillabush. Lead-off singles by Collin Papaj and Passarell triggered the opportunity.


On the mound, Hillabush scattered 6 hits and struck out 6.


Now at 12-6, Holley will compete in the B2 semifinals on Tuesday against the Attica/Mynderse winner.


Holley's Collin Papaj dives back into first base as LeRoy's Nick Egeling waits for the throw.

 

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Roy-Hart rolls past Southwestern in B2

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2016

Pounding out 19 hits, No. 2 seeded Roy-Hart romped to an 18-3 victory over visiting Southwestern this afternoon in the Section VI Class B2 baseball quarterfinals.


Roy-Hart took charge at the outset erupting for 6 quick runs in the first inning as Jake Bruning had a two-run single and Joe Nolan and winning pitcher Cam Meadows RBI singles. Singles by Andy and Al Xapsos ignited the uprising.


Nolan and Ben Maynard both had 4 hits on the day as Justin Heschke chipped in with 3 and Bruning 2.


On the mound, Meadows allowed only 3 hits and struck out 5.


The Rams will face the winner of the Wilson/daVinci game in the semifinals on Monday.

 

East Aurora ousts Albion

A big fifth inning scoring burst keyed No. 2 East Aurora to a 9-2 win over visiting No. 7 Albion this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section VI Class B1 playoffs.


Leading by a narrow 3-2 margin, East Aurora scored 5 runs in the decisive frame aided by a pair of errors.


Albion stayed close at 3-2 by scoring once in the first on a single by Evan Papplardo and once in the fourth on a double by Vincent Zona.

 

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Lyndonville '9' ousts Naples

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Lyndonville's Eddie Schildt delivers a pitch during the Tigers home field sectional win over Naples this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2016

Two run scoring bursts in each of the first four innings sparked top seeded Lyndonville to an 8-3 victory over visiting No. 9 Naples this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section V Class D1 baseball playoffs.


Jacob Hoffee banged out 2 triples, Dawson Joy a double and triple and winning pitcher Eddie Schildt a pair of doubles to highlight the Tgiers attack which also included 2 hits by Corey Hydock , Nolan Donald and Cody Bentley and 1 by Zach Johnson.


Schildt went the distance on the mound striking out 13 and allowing 4 hits, 3 of which came in the final inning.

Lyndonville's Cody Bentley makes a throw from second.

 

Naples plated a quick unearned run in the top of the first inning but Lyndonville answered right back with a pair of tallies in the home half of the frame to take the lead for good. A triple by Hoffee and double by Joy highlighted that rally.


Singles by Bentley, Hydock, Donald and Johnson then helped to drive in 2 runs in the second inning.


The Tigers made it 6-1 with 2 more in the third on a double by Schldt and singles by Bentley, Hydock and Donald.


A triple by Hoffee and double by Schildt then helped to scored 2 more runs in the fourth to make it 8-1.


Lyndonville will next face the winner of the Notre Dame/Honeyoe game in the semifinals on Tuesday.

 

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Lady Rams romp in B2 contest

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2016

No. 5 Roy-Hart romped to a 30-3 victory over host No. 4 daVince this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class B2 playoffs.


Home runs by Maddie Fry, Kayla Brown and Maddy Glena highlighted the attack for Roy-Hart which will next face the winner of the Wilson vs. Fredonia game in the semifinals on Monday.


Fry had a total of 5 hits as Glena and Jayden Townsend both had 4 and Lexie Lovewell, Brown and Jamie Bower 3 each.

 

Alden 7, Albion 0
No. 3 seed Alden blanked visiting No. 6 Albion 7-0 on just 1 hit in the Section VI Class B1 quarterfinals.

 

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Lady Tigers eliminate familiar foe

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Lyndonville third baseman Lisa Boyce tries to tag out Wheatland-Chili's Rhiannon Goetze during the host Lady Tigers sectional win this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2016

Scoring in every inning, top seeded Lyndonville defeated visiting Genesee Region League foe Wheatland-Chli 10-5 this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section V Class D1 softball playoffs.


Stacey Buckland had a big three-run triple to highlight the Lyndonville attack as Anna Lewis had 2 doubles and an RBI, Aubrey Lewis 2 hits and 2 RBIs, winning pitcher Makenzie Muck 2 hits and an RBI and Brianna Paniccia a triple.


In the circle, Muck scatted 6 hits and struck out 2.


The Lady Tigers downed W-C twice during the G-R season.

Makenzie Muck delivers a pitch for Lyndonville

 

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Yanks, Twins, Reds post diamond wins

Youth Baseball

 

Contributed Story, Posted 20 May 2016

Yankees 5, Royals 1
Ryleigh Culver had a double, single and an RBI, and Breydin Miller 2 singles and Liam Castricone banged out a triple with 2 RBIs to lead the Yankees offense.  Laraya Guy, Sawyer Lilleby, Cameron Kenward and Aaron Woodroe all chipped in with singles. 


Aiden Oberther had a nice play at third base.

 

On the mound Culver, who had 7 strikeouts, Guy and Miller all pitched well.

 

Bogan and Tuttle Twins 4, Lyndonville Yankees 0
Will Prest went 3 for 3 and Cole Callard, Tyler Allen and Jackson Schultz 2 for 3 as Sawyer Kingsbury, Aleksander Seefeldt, Carlos Doval, Lukas Grimes and Max Pilon also all had hits.


On the mound Callard, Allen and Kingsbury all pitched well

 

Mark’s Pizzeria Reds 11, American Legion Cubs 0
  The Reds had strong pitching from Brody Fry and Jimmy Dieter each having several strikeouts. 


Fry led batting as he went 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a triple and 5 RBI’s. Dieter also batted 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a double and 3 RBI’s, Avion Johnson 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, Brady Christaansen 2 for 3 with a single and a double and 1 RBI, Carter Woodworth 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a double, Riley Tompkins 3 for 3 with 3 singles and Colton Smith and Preston Woodworth both added hits.

 

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Dynamites avenge loss to Stars

 

Contributed Story, Posted 20 May 2016

The Roy Hart Dynamites got their revenge on the Academy Stars Thursday night in the Boys of Summer league play with a 9 to 4 home field win In Hartland. 


Aidan Paul started on the mound with 3 scoreless innings followed up by Thomas Russo to keep the Stars at bay.


The Dynamites took a lead in the second when Jay Heideman turned a walk into a run with some heads up play on the base paths taking advantage of some Stars miscues.


The Dynamites extended their lead with 3 runs in the third by more heads up base running and some good at bats by the Jones and Russo. Three walks turned into 3 runs on a sacrifice fly by Joe Cecchini and then two past balls that plated two more.


Iverson Poole, Ryan Mettler and Javon Jones had 3 straight hits to lead off the fourth and again with aggressive base running, all three were able to cross the plate.


The Stars made a fifth inning charge with 3 runs. However, any hope of more was dashed by a diving grab by Brian Baes in right field with 2 outs that saved 2 runs and took the wind out of the sails of the Stars. 


Dynamites added 2 more runs in the 6th to put the game out of reach. 


Xander Payne came in to pitch the final two innings with a 7 batter 6 out performance to shut down the Stars.


At the plate Payne led the team with 2 hits while Poole, Russo, Mettler and Amari and Javon Jones all had hits.

 

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Albion surges past Dunkirk in B1 opener

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Albion's Jason Downs slides safety into home after belting a home run during the host Purple Eagles sectional opening win over Dunkirk this afternoon.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2016

Rallying from an early deficit, No. 7 seed Albion rallied to romp past visiting No. 10 Dunkirk 14-4 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section VI Class B1 baseball playoffs.


Trailing 3-1, Albion rallied into the lead for good by scoring four runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Randy Eblacker, an RBI single by Vincent Zona and a pair of wild pitches. Hits by Evan Pappalardo and Bryce Pritchard also helped to key the rally.


Keeping the momentum, the Purple Eagles then broke the contest open by exploding for seven runs in the fourth frame to make it 12-3.


A leadoff home run and a two-run triple by Jason Downs highlighted that decisive uprising which also featured run producing doubles by Eblacker and Jared Fearby. The RBI hit was the third in a row for Eblacker who also singled in Albion's first run in the opening inning.

 

Eblacker, Downs and Pritchard each finished with 3 hits and Pappalardo 2.


Brady Meakin picked up the win on the mound striking out 10 in six innings of work.


Albion next visits No. 2 East Aurora in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday.

Albion's Kyle Smith dives back into first base as Dunkirk's Jeyden Schrant takes the throw.

 

Springville 6, Medina 3
Trailing 3-2, No.6 Springville rallied for 4 runs on 6 hits in the fifth inning to earn a 6-3 victory over visiting No. 11 Medina in another B1 opener.


Medina had grabbed an early lead by scoring three times in the third inning on an RBI single by Alex Allis and two errors. Hits by Justin Morgan and Jared Zinkievich also helped key the uprising.


Allis, Morgan and Luke Porter each had a pair of hits on the day for the Mustangs which stranding a runner at third base in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings.


In other Class B1 games, No. 8 CSAT nipped No. 9 Tonawanda 7-6 and No. 4 Alden downed No. 13 Newfane 10-3.

 

Wilson 8, Cattaraugus/Little Valley 3
No. 6 Wilson used a five run fourth inning uprising to key an 8-3 victory over No. 11 Cattaraugus/Little Valley in a Class B2 contest.


Holden Howland had two hits, including a double, and Connor Seeley and Jonah Miller both added a pair of hits and two RBIs to lead the Wilson offense.

 

Akron 3, Falconer 0
No. 9 Akron blanked No. 8 Falconer 3-0 as Brennan Murty hurled a 6 hit shutout.

 

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Mustangs sprinter scores sweep at N-O All-League meet

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Jalin Cooper of Medina/Lyndonville, who won both the 100 and 200, is shown here in action in the high jump during this afternoon's final session of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League meet at Roy-Hart.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2016

Jalin Cooper of Medina/Lyndonville won both the 100 (:11.41) and 200 (:23.44) to highlight this afternoon's concluding session of the annual Niagara-Orleans League All-League track meet held at Roy-Hart.


The Mustangs also had Daniel Heil win the 1600 (4:36.79) and Martha Gardner capture the 1500 (5:01.46) to complete a trifecta as she also won the 800 and 3000 on Wednesday.


Albion had a quartet of winners on the day as Nate Trembley won the shot-put (46-9), Tommy Mattison the long jump (19-2 1/2), Mahogany Taylor the 100 hurdles (:16.87) and Chanyce Powell the long jump (16-9).

Albion's Mahogany Taylor in route to a win in the 100 hurdles.

 

Host Roy-Hart had John Stoddard win the 110 hurdles (:16.28), Jon Huntington the pentathlon (2,069 points) and Kayleigh Kuzma the 400 hurdles (1:08.82). The Rams also had Eugene Bush, Austin Dodge, Avery Green and Tanner Bulmar team up to win the 3200 relay (8:40.19).


Barker had Caitlyn Mason win the pentathlon (2,399 points) and Erin Greenweald the pole vault (8-0).


Akron's Leah Czechowski was a double winner in the 100 (:12.93) and 200 (:27.13). She also teamed up with Jenna Robnett, Alison Norton and Kara Seguin to win the 400 relay (:51.58).


The Tigers also had Mackenzie O'Brien win the 400 (1:01.490, Henry Jones the shot-put (32-9 1/2) and Ethan PeQueen the 400 hurdles (1:01.42). O'Brien also combined with Margo Henley, Maggie Leeds and Kylee Schultz to win the 3200 relay (10:02.12).

Barker's Caitlyn Mason in action in the long jump portion of the pentathlon which she won.

 

Wilson got wins from Trey Rees in the 400 (:51.12), Alex Fox in the high jump (5-8) and Amanda Murray in the high jump (4-10).


The Newfane quartet of Andrew Boudeman, Thorne Geise, Paul Dunbar and Julian Nixon won the 400 relay (:47.46).


The Akron girls topped the team standings with 155.7 points followed by Albion 94.4, Wilson 79.2, Newfane 67.2, Barker 62, Medina/Lyndonville 59.5 and Roy-Hart 36.


Wilson finished on top in the boys team standings with 101 points followed by Newfane 99, Albion 83, Medina/Lyndonville 78, Akron 74, Roy-Hart 67 and Barker 51.

Albion's Tre Yaskulski competes in the long jump portion of the pentathlon.

 

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Perez to attend U. of Montevallo

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Alba Perez

 

Contributed Story, Posted 19 May 2016

Medina High and Niagara Community College graduate Alba Perez has signed to continue her education and basketball career at the University of Montevallo, an NCAA Division II college in Alabama.


Perez led NCCC to a school record 28 wins and a first ever appearance in the Region III Division II championship game this past season. In two seasons she led the Thunderwolves to a 53-9 record.


She averaged 13.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game this past season and her 389 rebounds was fifth best in the nation in Division II.


Perez earned first team Region III Division II All-Star honors and was named NCCC's Female Athleter of the Year.


She graduated from NCCC with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice.


“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Alba these past few years," said NCCC Coach Nate Beutel. "Her work ethic and tenacity is second to none. She is a special young lady and I look forward to seeing her have continued success at Montevallo.”

 

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Academy Stars nip Dynamites

 

Contributed Story, Posted 19 May 2016
The Academy Stars got their revenge for a recent loss in the Boys of Summer opening tournament championship game by nipping the Dynamites U11 travel team 11-10 Tuesday. 


The Dynamites got into an early deficit trailing 7-0 after two innings. They responded with 5 runs in the third with two outs on walks and some key hits as Thomas Russo's double plated one run and Joe Cecchini and Aidan Paul each drove in 2 runs on base hits.


The Academy Stars continued their hitting and got the lead back up to 5 after the fourth.


However, the Dynamites responded with another big inning in the fifth by tying it up with 5 runs. Amari Jones, Jay Heideman,, Cecchini all had hits and Brian Baes had a bases loaded double,  Kaeden Wisniewski drove in the game tying run with a single.


The game was tied after 5 and darkness sitting in. The Dynamites were unable to hold off the Stars in the sixth as with two outs and the bases loaded the winning run scored on a controversial call at first base.  


Russo, Jones, Ryan Mettler, and Xander Payne all had appearances on the mound. 


The Dynamites get another chance at the Stars with a game on today in Hartland.

 

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Albion U12 girls win soccer opener

 

Contributed Story, Posted 18 May 2016

The Albion U12 girls defeated Hilton Heat-Harter 4-2 at Parma Sports Park this evening in the Rochester District Soccer League season opener.


Ally Knaak scored 2 goals and Abby Scanlan 1, all within the first 15 minutes of the game, to power Albion out to a 3-0 lead.


Hilton cut the deficit to 3-1 at the half but Albion got that one back when Ally Knaak scored her third goal of the evening in the second half.


Leah Pritchard had a strong game on defense for Albion which turned in a solid team effort.

 

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Mustangs have double winner on first day of N-O All-League meet

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Martha Gardner

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 May 2016

Martha Gardner of Medina/Lyndonville was a double winner this afternoon on the opening day of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League track meet at Roy-Hart.


Gardner won the 800 in 2:23.8 and the 3000 in 10:52.54.


Albion's Chanyce Powell captured the triple jump with an effort of 35-8 1/2.


Also in the girls competition, Newfane's Hannah Lewandowski won the discus (95-1) and Akron took the 1600 relay in 4:15.94 with the foursome of Kylee Schultz, Hailey Hall, Kara Sequin and Mackenzie O'Brien.


In the boys competition, Newfane and Wilson both had of pair of winners. Samuel Auernhamer took the 3200 (10:15.35) and Andrew Boudeman the triple jump (41-1 3/4)) for the Panthers while Trey Rees took the 800 (2:04.33) and Mark Coder the pole vault (11-0) for the Lakemen.


Albion's Kory Reynolds won the discus (126-4) while Akron took the 1600 relay in 3:36.79 with the quartet of Mike Swiniarski, Erik Kreher, Zach Bell and Ethan PeQueen.


The meet will conclude on Thursday afternoon at Roy-Hart.

 

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