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Albion U14 rolls past Caledonia


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 June 2016

Scoring runs in bunches, the Albion 14U diamond squad rolled past host Caledonia 15-2 Saturday in a Brockport League game.

Ryan Krenning, Bryce Kelly, Patrick Ricker, Bailey Blanchard and Thomas Furmanski each banged out a pair of hits to lead Albion's balanced attack.

Albion took charge at the outset scoring 6 quick runs in the first inning on a barrage of 7 singles.

A triple by Kelly then highlighted a 4 run third inning uprising which all took place with two outs.

Krenning then tacked on a three-run home run in the fourth frame after a walk and a single by Nick Sacco.

Sharing the pitching duties, Furmanski allowed 2 hits and struck out 8 and Kelly gave up 2 hits and struck out 3.

Improving to 3-1, Albion next hosts Chili 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Barre Town Park.


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Dynamites romp past rival Titans


Contributed Story, Posted 25 June 2016

Jumping out to an early lead, the Dynamites never looked back in defeating divisional rival TItans Baseball from Cheektowaga 17-7 Thursday night in Hartland.


Xander Payne started on the mound for the Dynamites and proved to be too much for the Titans. He faced a total of 11 batters across 3 innings giving up 1 run and striking out 4. Thomas Russo and Amari Jones came in to relieve Payne to hold off a 4th inning comeback and eventually take care of the Titans in a 5 inning game due to a 10 run league mercy rule.


 At the plate, the Dynamites scored 4 runs in the first inning on a lead off walk by Ryan Mettler and followed by singles by Javon and Amari Jones. Joe Cecchini then had a one out single to plate another run and was able to get home on a pass ball.


The Dynamites exploded in the third putting up 10 runs, capped off by a three- run towering home run by Iverson Poole extending the lead to 14 to 1. Brian Baes, Kaeden Wisnieski, and Russo all had hits combined with 4 walks and a couple of errors sealed the Titans fate.


The Titans tried to answer in the fourth with a rally of their own but only manage to put up 4 runs and left runners in scoring position. Amari Jones came up big with a defensive stop at shortstop to get the batter and stop the Titans rally.


After the Titans shut down the Dynamites bats in the 4th, they were able to put up 2 more runs in the top of the fifth. But good pitching once again proves to be the winner against good batting. Amari Jones pitched out of what could have been a big inning for the Titans when they stranded the bases loaded. The final two batters were struck out and grounded out to end the inning.


After one out in the bottom of the fifth, Payne hit a one out single and stole second. Baes then drove in Payne on a single to right field and stole second with some heads up base running. Wisnieski then hit a single to advance Baes to third.  Poole was hit by a pitch to load up the bases. Mettler then hit a double to right field driving in the winning runs and giving the Dynamites its third win against the Titans this year.


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A special ride for a special cause

Photo by Cheryl Wertman Posted 25 June 2016

Thousands of bicycle enthusiasts took part in the annual Ride For Roswell around Western New York inclding the western portion of Orleans County today to help raise funds for cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The participants left the University at Buffalo early this morning for rides varying in length from 3 miles to 102 miles. Here a quartet of riders, who were taking part in the longest ride, the scenic 102 mile "Century Route", are shown along Lower Lake Road approaching the halfway point of the ride at Golden Hill State Park.

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This Albion trio each biked 30 miles and collectively raised $2,700. They include, from left: Kathy Jurs, Sheila Lemcke and Tom Smith.


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Albion U12 booters post shutout


Contributed Story, Posted 24 June 2016

The Albion U12 girls blanked visiting Batavia SC Green 3-0 Thursday evening to improve to 4-1-2 in Rochester District Youth Soccer League play.

Abby Scanlan had the hat-trick for Albion scoring 2 goals in the first half and 1 in the second.

Sydney Mulke earned the shutout in goal as Elisa Bropst and Ella Lewis were solid in the midfield area.


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Fast start powers Rally past U12 Fillies


Contributed Story, Posted 24 June 2016

Unable to overcome a 10 run first inning deficit, the Medina U12 Fillies dropped a 14-2 decision to the visiting CN Rally Thursday in a Metro Girls Softball League game.

The Fillies only runs came on a two-run single by Lexi Hare in the bottom of the first inning.

Chloe Stinson and Paige Adkins had the Fillies other hits.

On defense, Stinson registered 3 outs at catcher. Lyanna King and Hannah Kenward combined with Stinson to get a runner out at home.


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Lyndonville '9' nipped at Orchard Park


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 June 2016

A late rally fell just short as Lyndonville dropped a narrow 15-14 decision to host Orchard Park Thursday evening in a Lockport Midget 'A' League game.

Trailing 13-9, Lyndonville battled back into a 14-14 tie by scoring three times in the fifth inning on singles by Trevor Bentley and Eddie Schildt, a two-run triple by Evan Pappalardo and a sacrifice fly by Jacob Hoffee and then twice in the top of the seventh on an error, a double by Hoffee and a two-run double by Michael Wells.

However, Orchard Park answered back with the winning run in the home half of the seventh on a single, a hit batter and another single by Jordan Lewis.

Orchard Park also got off to a fast start by scoring five times in the first inning on a burst of seven hits.

Lyndonville, though came battling back to grab what proved to be a short lived 9-5 lead as Matt Riemer had a two-run double, Schildt an RBI double and Hoffee an RBI single in the second inning and Pappalardo a two-run triple in the third which followed singles by Corey Hydock and Schildt.

Orchard Park though countered with a huge 8 run fourth inning on 6 hits, 2 walks and an error to regain a 13-9 advantage.

Lyndonville did answer back one more time but could not regain the lead.

Schildt had a total of 3 hits as Bentley, Hoffee and Pappalardo each added 2.

Now at 1-2, Lyndonville next visits Barker on Tuesday.


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Barker rallies to win in 7th


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 June 2016

Barker rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip visiting Lockport 1 8-7 this evening to stay unbeaten at 3-0 in the Lockport Midget 'A' League.

A double by Preston Harris plated the game winner. Harris and Mike Snell both had 3 hits on the night.

Barker had jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings but Lockport 1 rallied to knot the contest in the fourth.

A two-run triple by Brad Wilson put Barker back up 7-5 in the fifth but Lockport again answered with a pair of tallies in the top of the seventh to briefly retie the contest at 7-7.

Four players - Eddie Wasnock, Kyle MacDonald, Chauncy Mckee and Snell - shared in the pitching chores for Barker. Wasnock pitched the first three innings striking out 5.

Barker next hosts Lyndonville on June 28.


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Albion U17 booters bow to Greece

Amherst outduals Medina U12

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Albion's Caleb Martin (11) advances the ball up field during this evening's U17 Division home field loss to Greece United.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 June 2016

Greece United packed all of its scoring into the final 12 minutes to earn a 3-1 win over the host Albion U17 team this evening in a Rochester District Youth soccer League game.

Albion had grabbed a lightning quick 1-0 lead in the opening seconds on a goal by Nate Scanlan but could not find the net again.

Albion, which is now 4-4, next visits Irondequoit on Sunday.

U12 Division

Amherst 8, Medina 6
The nets were peppered with a total of 14 goals as the Medina U12 Soccer Club dropped a wild 8-6 decision to visiting Amherst United Wednesday.  

In a first half barrage,  Roman Heinsler,  Jack Whipple and Aiden Owczarczak all scored goals to put Medina up 3-2. Bryson Costich picked up an assist on the third goal.

However, Amherst answered with a burst of 3 goals to regain a 5-3 lead.

Heinsler scored again before the half ended on an assist by Owczarczak to keep Medina within one at 5-4.


Medina briefly retied the game at 5-5 as Jackson Moreland opened the second half with a goal aided by Zaric Boyce.

Amherst though countered with a pair of goals regain the lead for good at 7-5.

Samuel Kingsbury scored off an assist by Whipple to pull Medina back within one only to see Amherst again answer with one last goal to lock up the win.

Medina is now 4-3-1.


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Albion U12 girls blank Pittsford


Contributed Story, Posted 23 June 2016

The Albion U12 girls soccer team blanked the visiting Pittsford Mustang Lions 5-0 Wednesday.

Abby Scanlan scored the first goal, followed by a goal by Ally Knaak. to make it 2-0 at the half.

Scanlan scored two more times in the second half, one of them off an assist from Knaak.

Elisa Bropst put the last goal in off an assist from Scanlan.

Sydney Mulka earned the shut out in goal as the defense was anchored by Leah Pritchard, Emily Harling, and Charley London.

Now at 3-1-2. Albion next hosts Batavia SC Green this evening.


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Medina U19 bests Akron


Contributed Story, Posted 22 June 2016

Improving to 3-2, Medina edged past host Akron 2-1 this evening in a Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League U19 Division game.

Colm Cooper and Bailey Hudson scored the goals for Medina.


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Clarence blanks Medina U17 booters

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Scoring two quick goals in the first 15 minutes, Clarence went on to defeat host Medina 6-0 this evening in a Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League U17 Division game at Vets Park. Clarence, which led 4-0 at the half, improves to 3-1-1. Here Matt Hess kicks the ball upfield for Medina which is now 2-3. Posted 22 June 2016


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Dynamites avenge loss to Red Jackets


Contributed Story, Posted 22 June 2016

The Dynamites got a little payback for their first lose of the season with an 11-5 win at Lancaster against the Red Jackets on Tuesday night in Boys of Summer league play.


The Dynamites scored 2 quick runs in the first on a two out double by Joe Cecchini. A lead-off double by Iverson Poole and a walk set up the threat.


Lancaster answered back in the bottom of the inning but were held to just the 2 runs on some great defense and good pitching by Brian Baes.

The Red Jackets took a 3-2 lead in the third but Baes again pitched out of trouble leaving runners in scoring position.

The Dynamites bats got going again in the third on lead off singles by Kaeden Wisnieski and Poole. Javon Jones singled in Wisnieski and Thomas Russo doubled in Poole. Cecchini then hit his second double of the day driving in both runners.  Aidan Paul then hit a double over the center fielders head. Jay Heideman hit a single to advance Paul to third and two straight walks plated in another run to make a run total of 5 in the inning.


Paul started on the mound in the third and got out of a walk caused bases loaded jam with an inning ending strikeout. He also stuck out 3 in the fourth to keep the lead at 7-3.


Up 7-4, the Dynamites scored 3 more runs in the sixth.  Baes and Wisnieski both had one out singles and scored on a double by Poole. Poole stole home on a past ball after stealing third giving the Dynamites a 10 to 3 lead .


Singles by Paul and Xander Payne and a walk loaded the bases in the seventh and Wisnieski followed up with an RBI single.

Poole finished the Red Jackets retiring the last three batters he faced with one strike out.


At the plate, Poole and Wisnieski had 3 hits. Cecchini and Paul had 2  while Baes, Payne, Heideman, Russo and Jones all added one.


 Improving to 6 and 4 in the league and 23-10 overall, the Dynamites are in third place in the league. Thursday night in Hartland, the Dynamites face the second place team Titans Baseball.


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Medina U12 booters rout G.I. Impact


Contributed Story, Posted 22 June 2016

The Medina U12 Soccer Club upended the Grand Island Impact 7-1 this week.

Jack Whipple opened the high scoring affair with a corner kick that led to a Grand Island own goal. Jackson Moreland followed on an assist from Cole Seefeldt. Wyatt Zelazny registered an unassisted goal after Xander Payne stymied an offensive effort by the Impact.


In the second half, Roman Heinsler capitalized on another beautiful corner kick from Whipple. Zaric Boyce scored on an assist from Samuel Kingsbury. Aiden Owczarczak tallied an unassisted goal and Zelazny doubled on an assist by Payne.


Grand Island's lone goal occurred on a penalty kick.


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Cambria bests Medina U12 Fillies

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Hannah Kenward of the Medina U12 Fillies slides safely into second base as Cambria shortstop Amanda Hill tries to make the tag. The action took place during Tuesday's Metro Girls Softball League game at Butts Park which was won by Cambria.


Contributed Story, Posted 22 June 2016

Building up a 12-0 lead, Cambria went on to defeat the host Medina U12 Fillies 17-4 Tuesday in a Metro Girls Softball League game at Butts Park.

Reanna Perkins, who pitched the first 3 innings registering 3 strikeouts, hit a first inning home run to ignite the offense for Cambria which broke the game open with 6 runs in the third and 4 more in the fourth.

Medina blanked Cambria in the fifth with outs by shortstop Ryan Olles, first baseman Faithann Vanderwalker and left fielder Carina Kingsbury.

Fillies first baseman Gracie Hughes awaits the throw as Cambria's Karen Choate crosses the bag.


Medina then got on the scoreboard in the home half of the frame with three runs on a single from Lexi Hare, a hit by pitch by Hannah Kenward, and an RBI single by Paige Adkins.

The Fillies other run came in the sixth on a single by Chloe Stinson and an RBI double by Gracie Hughes but the bases were left loaded.

Hare and Oberther shared the pitching duties in the circle for the Fillies.

Hare had two hits on the evening as Olles had the Fillies other hit.

Lexi Hare delivers a pitch for the Fillies.


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Albion U14 thumps Chili 1 with 18 hits


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 June 2016

Pounding out 18 hits, Albion U14 romped to a 16-0 victory over host Chili 1 this evening in a Brockport League baseball game.

Thomas Furmanski, Bryce Kelly, Deyonci Farley, Drew Caldwell, Patrick Ricker, Colby Ferchen and Cole London each banged out 2 hits to lead the Albion attack.

Furmanski, Bailey Blanchard and Ricker shared in the pitching duties combining for a 3 hitter with 8 strikeouts.

Up 5-0, Albion broke the game open by erupting for 6 runs in the third inning highlighted by a triple by Furmanski and a double by Ricker.

Albion tacked on 4 more runs in the fifth frame on a burst of 6 straight hits.

Now at 2-1, Albion next hosts Spencerport 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barre Town Park.


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Strong finish for Kendall diamond squad

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Kendall's U8 baseball team concluded a 10-5 regular season by scoring three straight victories this past weekend including 21-8 over Brockport, 14-13 over Livonia and 8-3 over Pittsford. Team members include, in front, Bat Boy Andrew D'Agostino, Colby Hughes, Jacob Abrams, Lucas Barrett and Andrew Cole. In the second row are Brady Werth, Mikey Colucci, Luca D'Agostino, Nic Cole, Sammy Conte, Jonny Conte, CJ D'Agostino, Vinnie D'Agostino and Brooke Rodas.In back are coaches Jeff Conte, Charlie D'Agostino, John Hughes and Phil D'Agostino. The team will next host a tournament on July 9 to benefit the Kendall Fire Department. Posted 21 June 2016


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Dynamites win Erie, Pa. Tournament

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Dynamite players celebrate after winning Erie, Pa. Tournament.


Contributed Story, Posted 21 June 2016

The Dynamites traveled to Erie, Pa. for the annual 11U Outlaw Shootout this past weekend. With teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York all competing, it took the Dynamites 6 games to claim the championship on Fathers day capped off by a big comeback victory in the title contest.

In the first game on Friday, Dynamites  topped the Gladiators out of Lakewood, NY 11 to 1 in  4 innings. Xander Payne pitched 3 innings allowing 1 run and striking out 5. Amari Jones finished the game off by facing 3 batters and striking out 1.  At the plate, Ryan Mettler, Aidan Paul, and Kaeden Wisnieski all had 2 hits while Amari Jones, Joe Ceccheni, Jay Heideman and Payne each had 1.

In Game 2 on Saturday, The Dynamites dropped a narrow 7-5 decision to the Ohio Steel out of Youngstown Ohio. Amari Jones had 2 hits while Russo, Cecchini, Payne, Heideman, and Wisnieski all add 1.

Being the 4th seed going into the playoffs, Dynamites were matched up against the PA Red Hawks out of Slippery Rock and emerged with a narrow 5-4 win.  Mettler pitched 3 strong innings giving up 3 runs followed up by Aidan Paul who pitched 2 and one-third innings giving up 1. Payne came in and got the final 2 outs holding off a come back with runners in scoring position. At the plate Mettler, A. Jones, Payne, Wisnieski and Iverson Poole all had hits for the Dynamites.

In game 2, the Dynamites faced the tournament host and #1 seed The Erie Outlaws and earned 7-3 win. Payne started on the mound pitching 3 strong innings giving up 1 run, Amari Jones came in and finished the game off by striking out 2 of the final 4 batters. At the plate, Iverson Poole had 3 hits, Joe Cecchini added 2 and A. Jones, Russo, Brian Baes and Wisnieski all had hits. 

In the Championship game, the Dynamites came from way back to nip a familiar foe the Orchard Park Thunder 12-11 to claim the title.  The Dynamites have battled the Thunder 3 previous times this year winning 2 out of the 3 meetings but the Thunder winning the last In Hartland.

The Dynamites came out of the top of the first when Russo drove in Javon Jones for the first run of the game.  However, the Thunder respondedby scoring 5 runs.

Dynamites answered with 2 runs in the second when  Payne hit in Heideman with a triple. Baes sacrificed in Payne for the second run but that was all the Dynamite were able to answer. 

The Thunder responded as they did in the first by putting up another 5 runs.

The Thunder was able to shut down the Dynamite bats in the third and adding to there lead with 1 run in the bottom of the frame to make it 11 to 3.  

 Down 11 to 3 after 3 may have been to much for some teams. But the "Never Quit" attitude of Dynamite Baseball proved to be just that.


With one out in the top of the fourth, Paul started out the rally with a single. Heideman drove in Paul with a triple over the left fielders head. Payne then sacrificed in Heideman for the second run. With two outs, Baes got on base with a hit and then was driven in by a double by Wisnieski. Poole added a hit and stole second base to put a runner on second and third with two outs. Ffter 3 straight walks and another 2 runs, Russo added a hit which plated another run for a total of six runs in the inning.

Payne was now on the mound and was able to shut down the Thunder bats in the fourth.

Trailing 11-9 in the fifth, Dynamites were able to steal a run on some heads up base running after 3 consecutive walks and Payne stealing home to make it a one run game.

Again the Thunder bats were quite in the fifth by some good defensive plays.

Down by one, Mettler led of the top of the sixth with a  walk. He stole second and was driven home by a single by Javon Jones. Jones took second when the Thunder tried to make the play at home on Mettler. The ball got by the catcher and Jones took to third. When the throw to third ended up in left field, Jones was sent home where the throw was not in time.

The Dynamites took a one run lead into the bottom of the final inning when Amari Jones was given the ball to close out the game. He delivered a closers dream striking out 2 of the final 4 batters he faced clinching the championship for the Dynamites.

Javon Jones, Russo, Cecchini and Paul all had 2 hits while Poole, Wisnieski, Baes, Payne, Heideman all added one.


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Jr. Wilson scores twin bill sweep


Contributed Story, Posted 21 June 2016

Jr. Wilson’s swept a doubleheader victory Monday night to improve to .500 in the Medina Women’s Softball ‘A’ League, beating Orleans Vets 7-2 in the first game, and besting O’Brien’s 16-0 in the nightcap.

A double by Randi Scholes and singles by Jen Knaak and Ashlee Salisbury put Orleans Vets ahead 2-0 in the first.


 After a lead-off single from Michele Crandall in the second inning, Jr. Wilson’s capitalized on a string of walks to put them ahead  for good at 4-2. Sami Johnson belted a three-run double in the fifth to add to Jr. Wilson’s lead.

In the second game, Jr. Wilson’s erupted for 6 runs in the first inning on 6 six hits, including singles from Alexis Williams, Nicole Guild, and Jodi Zacher.

Johnson came through again with a bases clearing triple in the fifth to lock up the win.

On the night, Johnson finished with 4 hits and 6 RBIs, while Zacher had 6 hits, including 2 doubles.

Jr. Wilson’s 1 is now 4-4 on the season.


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Banes rolls with fast start


Contributed Story, Posted 21 June 2016

Erupting for a total of 9 runs in the first two innings, Banes Machine Shop/ Banes Plumbing went on to defeat Albion Vets 29-7 Monday to improve to 8-0 in the Medina Women's Softball 'A' League.

Robin Blaun had 5 hits, including 2 triples, Kathy Allen 4 hits and Alisha Foss 3, including 2 triples, to spearhead the attack for Banes which locked up the win by erupting for 11 runs in the fourth inning and 9 more in the fifth.


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Albion Midget teams all earn wins

Photo by Tom Rivers
Jayce Ashton hurled St. Mary's to a win over Carlton.


Contributed Story, Posted 21 June 2016

All six teams earned at least one victory this past week in Albion Midget League action.

St. Mary's defeated Carlton 11-4, Sandstone edged St. Mary's 9-7, Rotary nipped Sandstone 4-3, Vets downed Barre 20-3, Carlton trimmed Vets 15-12 , Barre blanked Vets 7-0 and Rotary topped Barre 9-3.


St. Mary's 11, Carlton 4
St. Mary’s defeated Carlton 11-4 l behind the pitching of Jayce Ashton, who went all six innings, striking out 8.

Zac Olles hit a two-run home run for St. Mary’s, which got 3 hits from Reuben Rivers and Brendan LeBaron, and 2 hits each from Jonny Judd, Nick Andrews and Jack Kinter.

Nate Olmstead hit a home run for Carlton.

Dylan Narburgh pitched three strong innings for Carlton, allowing only 1 run.
Sandstone 9, St. Mary's 7

Sandstone built up a 9-5 lead as a two-run single by Chris Sacco keyed a three-run first inning and a double by Caden Uderitz keyed a three-run second. Nick Martino then hit a solo home run in the fourth and a two-run shot in the fifth. Martino and Caleb Fox both finished with 2 hits.

  Sandstone hurler Zach Colacecchi allowed only two runs in pitching the final five innings.
St. Mary’s got three hits from Reuben Rivers, including a 2-run home run. Christian Swiercznski also had three hits for St. Mary’s.


Vets 20, Barre 3

 Kyle Woolston had 14 strikeouts with 2 triples and 6 RBI's to lead the way for Vets.

 Seth Janus finished with a triple and 4 RBI's.  Adrian Kingdollar, Bobby Dysard, Al'Timere Brown and Vinnie Molisani all chipped in with RBI's.  Brandon Nashburn and Maurice Taylor also added two hits apiece.


Carlton 15, beat Vets 12
Declend McCue had 3 hits and Damion Lattimer 2 and 2 RBIs to lead Carlton.

Dysard had a two-run homer and a single and Woolston had a homer for Vets.
Janus also hit a double and Kingdollar a double and single.   Nashburn and Luke Cornick each added a single on the night.


Barre 7, Vets 0

Zander Meakin went the distance for Barre with 16 strikeouts and no hits allowed.  He also added a two-run homer and a triple.  


Barre scored 5 runs in the third as Jason Conn, Jacob Foote and Cade Wolcott all had hits.


Rotary 4, Sandstone 3
Trailing 3-2, Rotary scored the deciding two runs against Sandstone on fourth inning doubles by Marcos Vasquez, Zaire Reid and Shawn Moyer. Reid also had a double in the second inning and Mason Bennett a double in the first to help plate Rotary's first two runs.

Sandstone scored 2 quick runs in the first as Jake Hughson homered and Fox tripled. Fox had a total of 3 hits.


Rotary 9, Barre 3
Reid and Shawn Pelligrino combined for 12 strikeouts to hurl Rotary past Barre. They also each banged out 3 hits.

Tyler Gibson had a two-run homer for Barre.


Carlton 7-4, Rotary 7-4, Barre 6-5, Sandstone 6-5, St. Mary's 4-7, Vets 3-8.


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Albion U14 opens diamond season


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 June 2016

Albion's U14 baseball team has opened Brockport League competition with an 18-6 victory over Chili 2 and a 12-5 loss to Spencerport 1.

Bryce Kelly, Dylan Fox and Patrick Ricker combed to hurl a 2 hitter for Albion in the win over Chili. Kelly registered 9 strikeouts in 3 innings of work on the mound.

At the plate, Albion pounded out a total of 16 hits including 3 by both James Denoncourt and Drew Caldwell and 2 each by Kelly, Bailey Blanchard and Deyonci Farley.
Kelly also had 2 hits and Fox, Denoncourt and Colby Ferchen 1 each in the loss to Spencerport as Albion was hampered by a rash of walks and errors.

Albion next visits Chili 1 on Tuesday.


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Lyndonville nipped in Midget 'A'


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 June 2016

Lyndonville dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to host Lockport 2 Saturday in a Lockport Midget 'A' League game.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Lyndonville scored twice in the top of the decisive sixth inning on doubles by Matt Riemer and AJ Buckland and a single by Trevor Bentley for a 3-1 lead.

However, Lockport 2 answered right back with three runs in the home half of the frame, ignited by a double by Pat Flaherty, to take a 4-3 lead and the win.

Lyndonville did get the bases loaded with two outs in the seventh on singles by Evan Pappalardo, Jacob Hoffee and a walk but could not score.

Hoffee had 3 hits on the night for Lyndonville which is now 1-1.

Flaherty also picked up the win on the mound registering 14 strikeouts.


Lyndonville next visits Orchard Park on Thursday.


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Medina U14 Fillies earn weekend split

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Brandi Guild of the Medina U14 Fillies puts the tag on Bridget Nowicki of the Amherst Thunder during the Fillies win at Vets Park Sunday.


Contributed Story, Posted 20 June 2016

The Medina U14 Fillies earned a split over the weekend in Metro Girls Softball League action at Vets Park defeating the Amherst Thunder 11-10 on Sunday after dropping a narrow 7-5 decision to Cambria on Saturday.

Amherst grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the season contest but the Fillies answered with 6 runs in the second sparked by hits from Camri King, Ryenn Oliver,  Lacey Kenward, Tessa Boyce, and Grace Cook. 

The teams traded runs in the 4th and the Thunder took the lead in the top of the 5th scoring 4 times. 

However, the Fillies again answered back in the home half of the frame to retie the contest at 9-9. A triple by Morgan Allis ignited that rally which also included an RBI single by Kenward and a double by Abi Neuman.


The Fillies defence was stout in the 6th blanking the Thunder.

The Fillies then regained the lead for good in the home half of the sixth by scoring twice with two outs on a home run by Micaela Erway and a double by King. 

Amherst scored 1 more in the seventh, but the Fillies got the final win clinching out at third base on a relay by Libby Cook, Brandi Guild and Camri King as a Thunder runner tried to stretch a double.

Cora Payne delivers a pitch for the Fillies.


Cambria 7 vs Medina 5

Medina scored a run in each of the first three innings on hits by Guild, Ashlee Howell Allis Brooklyn Brown and Oliver. 

Cambria cut the lead in the top of the 4th scoring 2 and took lead in the 5th scoring 3. 

Medina answered with 1 in the 6th when Howell scored from first on a
Kenward triple. 

in the top of the 7th Cambria scored what turned out to be the game winners. 

Brown led of the bottom of the 7th with a single and scored on a sacrifice by Cook. That was a close as the Fillies could get stranding the tying runs on second and third.


Medina will travel to Wellsville this weekend for the Diamond Dawg Tournament.


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Reds score two youth diamond wins


Contributed Story, Posted 20 June 2016

The Mark's Pizzeria Reds closed the regular season with a pair of wins this past week 8-0 over the Lyndonville Athletics and 6-2 over the Hartway Phillies.

Reds 8, Athletics 0
The Reds spread the pitching load among five pitchers, Brody Fry, Jimmy Dieter, Avion Johnson, Brady Christiaansen, and Carter Woodworth.  They all pitched well. 

Fry led batting as he went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple and 1 RBI. Christiaansen also went 3 for 3 and scored twice and Gavin Snook went 3 for 3.  Preston Woodworth added 2 hits and scored twice as Analise Wagner and Woodworth both had 2 hits. Dieter, Johnson, Aiden Wisniewski, Riley Tompkins, and Frankie Dicureia all added a hit.
Reds 6, Phillies 2

Fry, Johnson, and Dieter all pitched well. 

Dieter went 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a triple and scored 2 runs, Fry 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, Woodworth 2 for 3 and two runs scored, Johnson 2 for 3 with an RBI, Christiaansen a triple and a RBI and Snook was 2 for 2.  Tompkins, Wisniewski, and Wagner all added hits. 


Bogan and Tuttle Twins 8, Roy-Hart Athletics 2
Will Prest, Tyler Allen and Jackson Shultz all went 3 for 3 for the Twins. Cole Callard and Sawyer Kingsbury both had two hits . Also chipping in with hits were Carlos Doval, Alekander Seefledt and Leland Klos.

Callard had 5 strikeouts, Kingsbury 3 and Prest 2.

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Sandlot teams sweep U12 Fillies


Contributed Story, Posted 20 June 2016
The Sandlot Maroon and Gold teams both downed the Medina U12 Fillies Saturday in Metro Girls Softball League action.


Sandlot Maroon 18, Medina 4

Sandlot opened with six quick runs in the first and second innings.

Medina answered with four in the top of the third.  Carina Kingsbury opened the inning with a walk and stole home on a passed ball. Lyanna King and Bonnie DiCureia both got on with walks.  King scored on an error and DiCureia on an RBI single by Chloe Stinson.  Paige Adkins brought in the last run with an RBI single.

Only up by two Sandlot answered back with 9 runs int he third on a series of walks. 


Sandlot Gold 14, Medina 4

Medina came out with two quick runs. Ryan Olles got on with a hit by pitch and scored on passed ball.  Stinson got on with a double and scored on an RBI single by Adkins. 

However,Sandlot answered back with four.  Sandlot continued their scoring in the second, third, and fourth to reap a total of 10 runs which ended on a double play by Gracie Hughes at first and Stinson at catcher.

Medina finally answered back with one in fifth with Hannah Kenward getting on with a walk and scoring on a sacrifice bunt by Carina Kingsbury and one more run in the sixth with a single by Olles who scored on a passed ball after leaving Faith Oberther stranded on third when she hit a triple in the third. 


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Albion gridders attend SU combine

Contributed Photo

A quartet of Albion High players were invited to participate in a college combine at Syracuse University on Saturday. The Purple Eagles players included Nate Moore, Tommy Mattison, Meach Gardner and Kory Reynolds. They spent all day competing with other high school players from all over under the supervision of the Syracuse University staff and other college coaches. Posted 19 June 2016


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Albion U17 booters rally to earn tie

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Anna Lewis brings the ball up field for the Albion U17 team during this afternoon's tie with visiting Batavia.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 June 2016

Coming from behind twice, the Albion girls U17 team rallied to earn a 3-3 tie with visiting Batavia this afternoon in a Rochester District Youth Soccer League game.

Trailing 2-0 at the half, Albion battled back to knot the contest on early second half goals by Aubrey Lewis and Vivian Rivers.

Batavia regained a 3-2 lead but again Albion came battling back, this time on a goal by Anna Lewis to gain the tie.

Now at 1-1-2, Albion next visits Batavia in a rematch on Friday.

Albion's Emily Blanchard tries to control the ball away from a Batavia defender.


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Barker '9' bests Lockport 2 in Midget 'A'


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 June 2016

A big fifth inning scoring burst keyed Barker to a 5-3 victory over visiting Lockport 2 Thursday in a Lockport Midget 'A' League baseball game.

Leading by a narrow 1-0 margin, Barker erupted for four runs in the decisive fifth inning on hits by Devon Mangan, Brad Wilson, Chauncy McKee and Eddie Wasnock and a pair of walks.

Mangan and Wilson both had 2 hits on the evening.

Wilson also picked up the win on the mound scattering 5 hits and striking out 6 with no walks over seven innings.

Lockport 2 avoided the shutout by scoring 3 times in the seventh.

Improving to 2-0, Barker next hosts Orchard Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


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