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Unbeaten Albion spikers down Medina

Holley outlasts Lyndonville

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Albion's Olivia Neidert goes up to spike the ball againt Medina's Brittany Schultz during the Purple Eagles win over the visiting Mustangs this evening.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 September 2014

Defending champion Albion opened the second half of the season with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 victory over visiting Medina this evening to remain undefeated at 7-0 in Niagara-Orleans League volleyball competition.

Kelsee Soule had 11 spiking kills, 6 service aces and 5 digs; Meghan Hurley 13 assists, 10 digs, 4 kills and 2 aces and Chanyce Powell 4 kills, 4 blocks and 6 digs to lead the Purple Eagles attack.

Albion jumped out to an early 12-2 lead in the opening set as Soule served up points 1-7.

Medina rallied back to within four at 12-8 as Nicole Blount scored points 4-8 but the Mustangs could get no closer.

Olivia Neidert served up points 16-19 to up Albion's lead to 19-9 and Powell followed up with a pair of kills to help close out the 25-13 win.

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Medina's Nicole Blount bumps sets the ball for Medina as Megan O'Keefe backs up the play.


Albion again grabbed an early 7-2 lead in the second set as Hurley scored points 3-7.

However, Medina battled back to move into a 10-9 lead as Blount served up points 7-10, including two aces.

Trailing 16-15, Albion regained the lead for good as Soule served up points 16-20, a run which included a block by Powell and a kill by Hurley.

The closest Medina got after that was three at 21-18 as Soule registered a kill for the set winner for the Purple Eagles.

Medina jumped out to an early 7-5 lead in the third set but Albion answered with back-to-back kills by Hurley and Soule to regain the lead for good at 8-7.

The Purple Eagles then used two long runs of service points to break the set open as Elizabeth Bentley scored points 9-14 and Soule 16-21. Hurley had two kills and Soule one during that stretch.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Albion's duo of Meghan Hurley (6) and Chanyce Powell (10) block a spike attempt by Medina's Molley Gross as Abi Smith backs up the play.


Wilson 25-25-25
Newfane 13-17-18

Wilson improves to 4-3 by scoring a straight set victory over rival Newfane (5-2) as Mercedees Rees served up 11 straight points in the opening set.

Sam Ess and Megan DiLaura both had 5 kills and Ana Bryer 20 digs for Wilson.


Roy-Hart 25-25-25
CSAT 14-21-11

Renee Koch served up seven straight points in the second set and Savoy Laubacker 7 in a row in the third set to highlight Roy-Hart's straight set victory over CSAT.

Malissa Maines had 3 kills and 3 aces, Bea Bacon 6 kills and 2 blocks and Jenna Snell 4 kills for the Lady Rams.


G-R League

Holley 23-25-25-14-25

Lyndonville 25-13-22-25-22

Coming from behind twice, Holley outlasted Lyndonville in a five set Genesee Region League marathon 23-25, 25-13, 25-22, 14-25, 25-22.


Tessa McArthur had 3 kills and 3 blocks and Brianna Barber 3 digs and 2 assists for Holley.


Morgan Hungerford had 5 aces and 5 kills for Lyndonville.


Byron-Bergen 25-25-25

Kendall 18-14-7

Byron-Bergen also scored a straight set 25-18, 25-14, 25-7 victory over Kendall.


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Wilson harriers sweep Medina

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Medina's Holly Heil leads the pack at the start of today's home meet against Wilson which won both races.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 September 2014
Wilson swept host Medina this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League cross-country meet winning the boys race 26-29 and the girls 15-50.

The Wilson boys squad was led by the 2-3 finish of Trey Rees and Nathanial Johnson.

Medina's Austin Heil won the race in 17:34 as Daniel Heil placed fourth for the Mustangs.

Torey Couturier finished second and Shea Munnikhyen third to lead the Wilson girls.

Medina's Holly Heil won the race in 20:16.

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Medina's Paige Wagner, left, and Hannah Heil negotiate the Mustangs home campus course.


The defending champion Barker boys team improved to 4-0 by defeating Albion 17-46 and Newfane 19-42. Newfane (3-1) downed Albion (1-2) 19-40 in the other portion of the meet.

Barker's Sergio Cruz won the race in 16:58. The Raiders also had Doug Bachman second and Casey Webb fourth.

Newfane's Sam Auerhmer placed third and Albion's Aaron Chen fifth to round out the top five.

The Newfane girls improved to 4-0 by defeating Barker 17-45 and Albion 19-36. Albion (1-2) downed Barker (2-2) 18-45 in the other portion of the meet.

Newfane swept the top three places with Kim Goerss, Nina Burkardt and Lydia Chunco.

Albion's Madison Coville and Meredith Patterson placed fourth and fifth to complete the top five.

Barker's Gabby Baker placed sixth.

The defending champ Akron girls improved to 3-0 by defeating Roy-Hart 17-46 and CSAT 15-50. Roy-Hart (2-2) also topped CSAT 15-50.

Akron's Margo Henley won the race in 20:41.

The Akron boys also picked up a pair of wins, 28-29 over Roy-Hart and 21-39 over CSAT to improve to 2-1. Roy-Hart (2-2) also downed CSAT 20-35.

Roy-Hart's Avery Green won the race in 19:18 with Akron's Liam Regan second.


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Unbeaten Wilson girls down Albion


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 September 2014

Maintaining a two game lead, undefeated (9-0) defending champion Wilson downed visiting Albion (5-4) 4-1 this afternoon in a key Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer contest.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Wilson got goals by Lauren Austin and Lauren Couturier in the final 10 minutes of the first half to key the win.

Emily Patterson added an insurance goal for the Lakewomen in the second half.

Wilson grabbed an early 1-0 lead as Kayla Newmann tallied off an assist from Austin but Albion rallied to briefly knot the contest on a goal by Mariah Elsenheimer.


Newfane 5, Medina 1
Two goals by Emily Foltz led the way for Newfane (7-2) in posting a 5-1 win over visiting Medina (2-6-1).

Martha Gardner scored Medina's goal.


Roy-Hart 4, Barker 0
Emma Lindke and Amber Villella each scored two goals to lead Roy-Hart (4-5) to a 4-0 win over Barker (0-8-1).


Akron 11, CSAT 2
Akron improved to 7-2 with an 11-2 victory over CSAT (1-8) as Cailin Regan had 3 goals and 4 assists.


Erica Papke and Ally Norton each added 2 goals for the Lady Tigers which did suffer a setback when it was learned that their leading scorer, Paige Buscaglia, has been lost for the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in a game late last week.


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Holley, Kendall booters score wins


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 September 2014

Holley blanked visiting Attica 6-0 and Kendall bested host Pembroke 4-2 today in Genesee Region League boys soccer action.

Andrew Cary had 3 goals, Derek McArthur 2 and Gabe Mendoza 4 assists to lead the way for Holley which improves to 3-2-1 in G-R action.

Jake Adams had 3 goals and Skyler Heller 1 to set the pace for Kendall which stays unbeaten at 7-0 in the league and 11-0 overall.

Cody Travis, Will Condo, Justin Barrett and Riley Iqbal each had an assist for the Eagles.


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Wilson tops Medina in field hockey

Barker downs Kenmore to stay unbeaten

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Medina's Dominique Hughes (1) works to move the ball up field against Wilson's Madeline Mocarski during the Mustangs loss to the Lakewomen this afternoon at Vets Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 September 2014

Improving to 5-2, Wilson defeated Medina 4-1 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game at Vets Park.

Wilson jumped out to a 2-0 halftime advantage on goals by Madeline Mocarski and Courtney Wheeler, whose tally came with only 14 seconds to go.

Olivia Mitchell and Rachael Cobo each scored a goal for Wilson in the second half.

Addison Zavitz scored for Medina which slips to 0-7.


Barker 5, Kenmore 1
Defending champion Barker stayed unbeaten at 7-0 with a 5-1 win over Kenmore (3-4).

Gabby Clare scored three goals for the Lady Raiders as Erin Greenwald and Emma Duffy each added one.


Newfane 1, Roy-Hart 0
A goal by Madison Bunn lifted Newfane (3-4) to a narrow 1-0 win over Roy-Hart (1-6).

Mia Ludwig earned the shutout in goal for the Lady Panthers as she stopped a penalty shot.


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Medina/Lyndonville bests Albion

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Brian Anderson (7), who scored all three of the Medina/Lyndonville's goals works to control the ball up field against Albion's Kevin Rosario (19) and Drake Arnold (4) during the Mustangs win over the Purple Eagles this afternoon at Vets Park.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 September 2014

A quick goal in the opening seconds ignited Medina/Lyndonville to a 3-1 victory over Albion at Vets Park this afternoon keeping the Mustangs in sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League lead at 6-1.

Brian Anderson scored the three goal hat-trick to spearhead the attack for Medina/Lyndonville which next hosts Wilson on Thursday.


Wilson took over sole possession of second place at 6-2 with a 2-1 win over rival Newfane (5-3) on a pair of second half goals by Cesar Carlin.

Brian Anderson gave Medina/Lyndonville the lead for good with a goal just 20 seconds into the contest off an assist from Steven Anderson.

It remained a tight 1-0 game until early in the second half when Brian Anderson scored from Aaron Feltz at 33:42.

The Mustangs advantage jumped to 3-0 when Brian Anderson completed his hat-trick by scoring again with 16 minutes to go.

Marcos Sanchez scored Albion's goal with 4:49 remaining off an assist from Cam Usselman.

The loss drops Albion to 2-6.

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Josh Klotzbach of Medina/Lyndonville tries to keep the ball away from Albion's Marcos Sanchez (17).


Roy-Hart 4, CSAT 3 OT
Overtime games are becoming the norm this season for Roy-Hart and today's contest at CSAT was no exception as the Rams got a goal from Bailey Hudson in the first extra period to claim a 4-3 victory and improve to 4-3 in N-O competition.

Colton Spicer also had two goals and James DeLorenzo one for the Rams.

CSAT slips to 0-7.


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W-C girls post key win over Kendall

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Kendall's Elizabeth Rath (1) battles for control of the ball with Wheatland-Chili's Alexis Corubs (5) during this evening's key Genesee Region League game at Kendall won by W-C 4-3.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 September 2014

A late comeback bid fell just short as Kendall dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to visiting Wheatland-Chili this evening in a key Genesee Region League battle between undefeated division leaders.

Trailing 4-1 in the second half, Kendall got two goals from Maya Rutland, both off assists from Taylor Rutland, to cut the deficit to one but the Lady Eagles could not net the game winner.

W-C had jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game on goals by Taylor Ghysel and Hannah Callaghan.

The visitors advantage jumped to 3-0 midway through the half on a goal by Morgan Franklin.

Kendall answered back with a goal by Maya Rutland, off an assist from Marisa Hanlon. However, the Lady Eagles just missed on three more big scoring chances before half-time and trailed 3-1 at the break.

W-C upped the lead to 4-1 early in the second half on a goal by Callaghan before Kendall staged the late rally as the Taylor Rutland to Maya Rutland combination clicked twice.

Kendall, which leads Division 1, is now 8-1 in the league and 9-1 overall.

Division 2 leading W-C is now 8-0 in the league.


Notre Dame 2, Holley 0
A pair of first half goals powered Notre Dame (3-5-1) to a 2-0 victory over visiting Holley (2-6-1).


Attica 7, Lyndonville 0
Attica boosted its G-R record to 7-2-2 with a 7-0 win over visiting Lyndonville which slips to 3-6.


Newfane 2, Niagara Falls 0
Goals by Kayleigh Daniels and Emily Foltz lifted Newfane (8-2) to a 2-0 non league win over Niagara Falls.


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Mustang golfers win N-O finale


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 September 2014

Medina bested Akron 219-243 this afternoon at Shelridge in at the Niagara-Orleans League regular season finale.

Ian Wagner took medalist honors for Medina with a 41.

Mike Cardone carded a 43 and Gage Masters and Hunter Sturtevant both shot 44 for the Mustangs.

Medina finishes the regular season at 12-2 and Akron at 8-5-1.


The Mustngs will next complete in the title deciding All-League tournament Thursday at Willowbrook.


Wilson 227, Roy-Hart 241
Wilson capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season with a 227-241 victory over Roy-Hart as Connor Seeley earned medalist honors with a 42 and Gabe Curcione added a 44.

Roy-Hart finishes at 4-10.


Barker 227, Albion 272
Brad Wilson earned medalist honors with a 39 to lead Barker past Albion 227-272 at Hickory Ridge.

Barker finishes the regular season at 8-5-1 and Albion at 1-13.


Newfane 219, CSAT 246
Aiden Herlan took medalist honors with a 38 to lead Newfane (7-7) past CSAT (1-13) at Beaver Island.

Connor Duncan added a 341 and Zach LaJoie and Paige Emborsky carded rounds of 46 for the Panthers.


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Fall high school sports season swings into second half this week

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Emily Boyle and her Kendall teammates face key Genesee Region League games against Wheatland-Chili at home Monday and at Byron-Bergen Friday.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 September 2014

Rivals Medina and Albion will meet in boys soccer and volleyball while Kendall's undefeated boys and girls soccer teams have key Genesee Region League contests on tap to highlight the upcoming week of area high school sports action which swings into the second half of the fall season.

Following is a capsule look at the area leagues at the halfway point of the season along with the week's schedule and league standings.


G-R Boys Soccer
The undefeated (6-0, 10-0) Kendall boys will visit Pembroke Tuesday and then host runner-up Byron-Bergen (6-1-2) on Thursday. The Eagles offense has been led by Jake Adams (15 goals, 6 assists), Will Condo (7 goals, 4 assists), Riley Iqbal (5 goals, 7 assists) and Mookie Nauden (3 goals, 4 assists).

Holley (2-2-1) will be looking to snap a two league game losing streak as the Hawks host Attica Tuesday and Pembroke Thursday.


G-R Girls Soccer
It will be a key battle of undefeated G-R League division leaders as Kendall (8-0) hosts Wheatland-Chili (7-0) on Monday. The Lady Eagles also have a key Division 1 battle coming up Friday at Byron-Bergen (6-1-2). Maya Rutland currently leads the Lady Eagles in scoring with 13 goals and 2 assists while Taylor ReQua has 7 goals and 8 assists and Taylor Rutland 4 goals and 4 assists.


N-O Volleyball
Undefeated (6-0) defending champion Albion holds a one match lead over Newfane (5-1) and a two match lead over Medina (4-2) at the halfway point of the N-O season. The Purple Eagles will host Medina on Tuesday and later visit Newfane on October 10.


N-O Boys Soccer
Medina/Lyndonville at 5-1 currently holds a narrow one game lead over Newfane and Wilson, both at 5-2 with Akron and Roy-Hart both two games off the pace at 3-3. Medina/Lyndonville's lone league loss has been to Newfane (3-1) while the Mustangs edged Wilson 3-2. Medina/Lyndonville will host Albion Monday, Wilson Thursday and Akron on Saturday before visiting Newfane on October 8.


N-O Girls Soccer
Undefeated (8-0) two-time defending champion Wilson has opened up a two game lead after wins over runnersup Akron and Newfane, both at 6-2 while Albion is three back at 5-3. Wilson has already swept Akron by scores of 4-2 and 2-1 in overtime and has a 2-1 win over Newfane. Wilson will host Albion Wednesday and later visit Newfane on October 11.


N-O Golf
Undefeated Wilson has put a virtual lock on the N-O title by going 13-0 to date including a pair of wins over runner-up Medina (11-2). The Lakemen host Roy-Hart Monday and then compete in the season ending All-League Torunament on Thursday at Willowbrook.


N-O Field Hockey
Defending champion Barker is 6-0 at the halfway point of the season and holds a one game lead over runner-up Akron (5-1). Barker nipped Akron 1-0 in their first meeting and will face the Lady Tigers again on October 16 at Akron. Third place Wilson stays in contention at 4-2 after trimming Newfane 3-2 in a shootout Saturday in the completion of an earlier season contest.


B North Division Football
Undefeated (3-0, 4-0) City of Buffalo rivals Bennett and Burgard will meet Saturday in a key battle for the B North Division League. Albion at 2-1 (3-1 overall) is next in the standings with Medina at 1-2, 2-2. Albion hosts Lew-Port (2-2, 2-2) in a key contest Friday looking for a win to stay in the chase for the title and a sectional playoff berth. Medina will visit Barker/Roy-Hart (1-3, 1-3) likewise needing a win to stay in the chase for a playoff berth.


Week's Schedule

Golf: Barker at Albion, Roy-Hart at Wilson, Newfane at CSAT, Akron at Medina, 4 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Albion at Medina, Roy-Hart at CSAT, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Holley at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.; Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, Lyndonville at Attica, 6:30 p.m


Field Hockey: Roy-Hart at Newfane, Wilson at Medina, 4:45 p.m.; Kenmore at Barker, 5 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Attica at Holley, Kendall at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Medina at Newfane, CSAT at Akron, Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Wilson ,6:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Medina at Albion, Newfane at Wilson, Roy-Hart at CSAT, Holley at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Cross-Country: Akron and Roy-Hart at CSAT, Newfane and Albion at Barker, Wilson at Medina, 4:45 p.m.


Girls Soccer: Kendall at Elba, 4:30 p.m.; Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Albion at Notre Dame, Lyndonville at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.


Field Hockey: Medina at Kenmore, Newfane at Wilson, Akron at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Golf: All-League meet at Willowbrook, 11 a.m.
Boys Soccer: Albion at Akron, Wilson at Medina, Roy-Hart at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; Pembroke at Holley, Byron-Bergen at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Pembroke at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.; Akron at Medina ,7 p.m.
Volleyball: Medina at Wilson, Akron at Newfane, Holley at Wheatland-Chili, Pembroke at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.


Football: Lew-Port at Albion, Medina at Barker/Roy-Hart, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Wilson at CSAT, Newfane at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; CG Finney at Holley, Kendall at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Roy-Hart at Albion, 6:30 p.m.


Football: Pembroke at Holley, 1:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Akron at Medina ,10 a.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Barker at Lyndonville, 2 p.m.; CSAT at Albion, 3 p.m.
Volleyball: Medina at Lyndonville, 11:30 a.m.


N-O Standings
Field Hockey: Barker 6-0, Akron 5-1, Wilson 4-2, Kenmore 3-3, Newfane 2-4, Roy-Hart 1-5, Medina 0-6


Golf: Wilson 13-0-0, Medina 11-2-0, Akron 8-4-1, Barker 7-5-1, Newfane 6-7-0, Roy-Hart 4-9-0, Albion 1-12-0, CSAT 1-12-0


Boys Soccer: Medina/Lyndonville 5-1, Newfane 5-2, Wilson 5-2, Akron 3-3, Roy-Hart 3-3, Albion 2-5, CSAT 0-6


Girls Soccer: Wilson 8-0-0, Akron 6-2-0, Newfane 6-2-0, Albion 5-3-0, Roy-Hart 3-5-0, Medina 2-5-1, CSAT 1-7-0, Barker 0-7-1


Volleyball: Albion 6-0, Newfane 5-1, Medina 4-2, Wilson 3-3, Akron 1-4, Roy-Hart 1-5, CSAT 0-5


G-R Standings
Boys Soccer: Kendall 6-0, Byron-Bergen/Elba 4-1-1, Wheatland-Chili 3-2-0, Holley 2-2-1, Attica 1-4-0, Pembroke 0-6-0


Girls Soccer Division 1: Kendall 8-0-0, Byron-Bergen 6-1-2, Attica 6-2-2, Alexander 4-4-0, Pembroke 2-6-2, Holley 2-5-1


Girls Soccer Division 2: Wheatland-Chili 7-0-0, Lyndonville 3-5-0, Notre Dame 2-5-0, Oakfield-Alabama 2-7-0, Elba 1-8-0


Volleyball Division 1: Notre Dame 8-0, Byron-Bergen 6-1, Attica 4-2, Pembroke 3-5, Holley 1-8


Volleyball Division 2: Alexander 7-1, Lyndonville 4-3, Oakfield-Alabama 2-4, Wheatland-Chili 1-6, Kendall 1-7


Football: Attica 3-0, 4-0; Elba/Byron-Bergen 3-1, 3-1; Alexander 2-1, 2-2; Oakfield-Alabama 2-1, 2-2; Notre Dame 2-2, 2-2; Holley 0-3, 0-4; Pembroke 0-4, 0-4.


Section VI Football Federation
B North Division: Bennett 3-0, 4-0; Burgard 3-0, 4-0; Albion 2-1, 3-1; Lew-Port 2-2, 2-2; Medina 1-2, 2-2, Barker/Roy-Hart 1-3, 1-3; Newfane 0-4, 0-4


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Albion youth gridders sweep Attica

Medina scores two wins at Newfane


Contributed Story Posted 28 September 2014

Albion scored a sweep over host Attica Saturday in Niagara Orleans Football Association action winning the Mini Division game 35-0, the JV contest 37-0 and the Varsity game by forfeit as Attica does not have a team in that division.

Medina took two out of three games at Newfane. The Colts won 30-8 in the Mini Div., the Broncos took the JV contest 34-13 and the Stallions lost 40-6 in the Varsity game.


Mini Division
Albion 35, Attica 0

Amari Jones led Albion with 98 yards rushing, including a 48 yard touchdown. He added a 36 yard TD pass to Javon Jones who also had TD carries of 24 and 3 yards.

Jacob Hughson added 39 yards rushing, including a 24 yard TD, Shakarion Drisdom 17 yards rushing and Sh'kwe Riley 33 yards receiving.

On defense, Javon Jones had 10 tackles, Amari Jones and Bryden McMurray 9 each and Hughson and Riley 4 each. Javon Jones also had 2 sacks as Amari Jones, Aquil Gaffney and Xavier Byrd 1 each and Hughson a fumble recovery.


Medina Colts 30, Newfane 8
Aiden Pitts rushed for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns, Wyatt Zelazny 106 yards and 2 touchdowns and Aidan Paul 53 yards. Paul also threw for 2 two point conversions and Pitts 1. Josh Wilson caught two of the conversion passes and Levonn Guy one.

On defense, Oliver Wilson had 3 sacks, Josh Wilson 2 and Pitts, Maverick Hall and Chris Johnson 1 each. Johnson also made 6 tackles, Guy 5 and Oliver Wilson and Robert Arnold 3 each.


JV Division
Albion 37, Attica 0

Anthony Freeman had 194 yards rushing including touchdown carries of 27 and 77 yards, Jahmeek Riley 107 yards including TDs of 73 and 8 yards and Elijah Lloyd 44 rushing including 35 and 1 yard TD carries for set the pace for Albion. Chris Porter added 43 yards rushing and Gibson 33.

Defensively, Freeman made 5 tackles, Jonathan Judd and Luke Cornick 4 and Porter and Jabari Johnson 3. Freeman also had an interception and Kobe Pugsley a fumble recovery.


Medina Broncos 34, Newfane 13
Brian Fry had 150 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns to lead the way for the Medina Broncos which also got touchdowns from Iverson Poole and Corey Saj. Zach Blount also passed to Jarin Rhim for one two-point conversion and ran for another extra point, Zach Oliver also added 50 yards rushing in the second half.

On defense. Emanuel Taylor had a forced fumble and Rodney Davis 5 tackles and a sack.


Varsity Division
Newfane 40, Medina Stallions 6

Nick Kepner scored the Stallions touchdown on a kickoff return.


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Kendall booters sweep rival Holley in OT

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Kendall's Maya Rutland, who scored the game's lone goal in today's win over rival Holley, tries for a shot against Taylor DeSimone of the Lady Hawks.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 September 2014

Kendall's boys and girls soccer varsity soccer teams apparently enjoyed today's Homecoming celebration so much that they played nearly an extra 30 minutes (a total of 3 extra periods) to score a pair of overtime victories over rival Holley in a Genesee Region League action.

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Holley's Sam Barniak tries to advance the ball against Kendall's Tania Arellano.


The Kendall girls nipped Holley 1-0 on a goal by Maya Rutand just 19 seconds into the first overtime period off an assist from Emily Boyle. The goal was the team leading 13th of the season for Rutland.

The victory keeps Kendall undefeated at 8-0 in G-R competition and 9-0 overall while Holley slips to 2-5-1.

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Holley's Tyler Hill kicks the ball away from Kendall's Skyler Heller, who netted the game's lone goal for the host Eagles.


The Kendall boys followed up with an identical 1-0 overtime win over Holley as Skyler Heller made his first goal of the season a huge one as he tallied with 3:37 to go in the first extra period off an assist from Riley Iqbal.

Kendall again stays perfect at 6-0 in the league and 10-0 overall.

The loss drops Holley to 2-2-1 and 5-4-1 overall.

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Kendall's Justin Barrett tries to keep the ball away from Holley's Gabe Mendoza.


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Albion girls post 5th N-O soccer win

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Albion's Mikayla Yaskulski (4) works to advance the ball against Barker's Allison Austin during the Purple Eagles home field victory this morning.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 September 2014

Goals in the opening seconds of each half highlighted Albion's 7-1 victory over visiting Barker this morning in a Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game.

Ally Page, Emily Blanchard and Mikayla Yaskulski each scored two goals and Mariah Elsenheimer one for Albion which improves to 5-3 in N-O competition.

Yaskulski gave Albion a lightning quick 1-0 lead with a goal just 35 seconds into the game.

The Purple Eagles upped the advantage to 4-0 by halftime on goals by Page, off an assist from Elsenheimer, Blanchard from Mandi Covis and by Elsenheimer.

Yaskulski then opened the second half the same way she started the game with a goal this time just 24 seconds in as Blanchard earned the assist.

The Purple Eagles also got second half goals by Page from Covis and by Blanchard from Elsenheimer.

Kayla Moore scored the lone goal for Barker which slips to 0-7-1.

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Albion's Ally Page (6) battles for the ball against Barker's Allison Buzzard.


Wilson 2, Akron 1

Frontrunning Wilson stayed perfect at 8-0 with a narrow 2-1 double overtime win over visiting Akron which slips to 6-2.

Zipporah Barrett scored the game winner for Wilson in the first overtime period.

Baylee Olds netted Wilson's other goal in the first half.

Cailin Regan scored in the first half for Akron which suffered a major loss when the Lady Tigers scoring leader, Paige Buscaglia, suffered a knee injury in the first five minutes and did not return.


Newfane 11, CSAT 1
Emily Foltz, Brianna Heers and Kylie Daniels each scored two goals to lead Newfane (6-2) to an 11-1 victory over CSAT (1-7).


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Albion spikers win C-C Tournament title


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 September 2014

Allbion scored a straight set victory over Spencerpert today in the championship match of the Churchville-Chili Tournament.

Albion scored pool play wins over Spencerport, Warsaw and Gates-Chili. The Purple Eagles then bested Bloomfield in the semifinals to advance to the title match.

Albion's Kelsee Soule earned tourney MVP honors and her teammate Meghan Hurley was named to the All-Tournament team.

Soule had 26 spiking kills and 48 digs on the day while Hurley had 31 assists and 24 digs, Sara Millspaugh 29 digs and 15 kills and Chanyce Powell 17 kills, 16 blocks and 16 digs.


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Barker/Roy-Hart's first win is thriller


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 September 2014

Snapping a season opening three game losing streak, Barker/Roy-Hart rallied for a touchdown in the final minute to nip Newfane 24-21 in an exciting B North Division game this evening at Middleport.

Quarterback Andy Xapsos completed a 2 yard touchdown pass to Austin Doepp with just 37 seconds remaining to give Barker/Roy-Hart the victory.

Xapsos also had an 11 yard run has well as pass completions of 12 yards to Tom Callaghan and 11 to Doepp to key the decisive final drive.

Xapsos also hooked up with CJ Fitch for an 11 yard touchdown pass earlier in the second half to cap a 15 play, 95 yard drive.

In the first half, Barker/Roy-Hart got touchdown runs of 7 yards by Josh Mead and 1 yard by Fitch.

Kyle Burdick had 2 touchdowns and 208 yards rushing for Newfane which slips to 0-4.


Alexander 28, Holley 0

Alexander improved to 2-1 in the league and 2-2 overall by blanking visiting Holley (0-4) 28-0 this evening in a Genesee Region League contest.


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