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Soccer, volleyball tourneys to highlight busy opening fall H.S. sports week

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Medina's Allison Bensley (12) and her Mustang teammates will host Roy-Hart Tuesday to open the Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer season.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 September 2014

The Holley boys soccer tournament and the Albion volleyball tourney will highlight a busy first full week of the local fall high school sports season.


The Holley tournament gets underway on Thursday as the host Hawks will host Roy-Hart and Newfane will take on Batavia. The consolation and championship games are slated for Saturday.


The Kendall boys soccer squad will also open the season in a tourney at Sodus. The Eagles will face Webster Christian in the opening round on Friday.


The nine team Albion volleyball tournament is set for Saturday with Medina, Lyndonville and Roy-Hart among the entrants.


The Albion spikers will have a busy week as the Purple Eagles will also prep for their Niagara-Orleans League title defense by visiting Attica on Tuesday and Byron-Bergen on Wednesday.


The week's volleyball action will also see Roy-Hart visiting Lyndonville on Tuesday and Medina hosting Holley on Wednesday.


The busy week will also see N-O girls soccer action begin on Tuesday with Roy-Hart at Medina, Albion at Barker, CSAT at Newfane and defending champion Wilson visiting last year's runner-up Akron in the feature contest.

 

Wilson is led by a pair of first team N-O All-League honorees, senior midfielder Lauren Austin and senior goalie Kathynne Tube, while Akron has a trio of returning first team All-Leagues including senior forward Paige Buscaglia, senior midfielder Cailin Regan and junior midfielder Erika Papke.

 

N-O boys soccer action begins Wednesday with Medina at CSAT and Wilson at defending champion Akron.


The football season will kickoff on Friday as Barker/Roy-Hart hosts Lew-Port at Middleport. Gridiron action will continue on Saturday afternoon with Medina at Newfane, Albion at Burgard and Holley hosting Attica.


The week's schedule is as follows:


Tuesday
Girls Soccer - Albion at Barker, Roy-Hart at Medina, Wilson at Akron, CSAT at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; Lyndonville at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.


Volleyball - Albion at Attica, Roy-Hart at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.


Golf - CSAT at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.

 

Wednesday
Field Hockey - Medina at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.


Golf - Wilson at Medina, Barker at CSAT, Roy-Hart at Akron, Newfane at Albion, 4 p.m.


Boys Soccer - Medina at CSAT Wilson at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Wheatland-Chil, 6:30 p.m.


Volleyball - Albion at Byron-Bergen, Holley at Medina, 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday
Field Hockey - Newfane at Roy-Hart, Barker at Kenmore, 4:30 p.m.


Boys Soccer - Holley Tournament (Newfane vs. Batavia, 4:30 p.m., Roy-Hart vs. Holley, 6:30 p.m.)


Girls Soccer - Kendall at Pembroke, Elba at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.


Volleyball - Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville, Byron-Bergen at Holley, Attica at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday
Football - Lew-Port at Barker/Roy-Hart, 7 p.m. at Middleport


Golf - Medina at Barker, CSAT at Wilson, Newfane at Roy-Hart, Akron at Albion, 4 p.m.


Boys Soccer - Kendall vs. Webster Christian at Sodus Tournament, 4:30 p.m.


Girls Soccer - Wilson at Albion, Newfane at Medina, Akron at CSAT, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Roy-Hart, Byron-Bergen at Holley, 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday
Football - Medina at Newfane, 1 p.m., Attica at Holley, 1:30 p.m., Albion at Burgard, 3 p.m.


Boys Soccer - Medina at Albion, 10 a.m.; Holley Tournament, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.


Volleyball - Albion Tournament, 8 a.m., Kendall at Holley, 11 a.m.

 

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Kendall spikers prep for title defense

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Getting set to lead Kendall into the defense of its Genesee Region League Division 1 volleyball title are these key members of the Lady Eagles squad. They include Katie Richardson, Kali Haskins, Chelsea Wright, Carley Lester, Taylor Kingsbury and Sarah Pearson.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 September 2014

Anchored by a good group of veterans, Kendall is preparing to defend its Genesee Region League Division 1 volleyball title.


The Lady Eagles key players include seniors Katie Richardson, Kali Haskins, Carley Lester, Taylor Kingsbury, junior Sarah Pearson and sophomore Chelsea Wright.


Wright anchors the Lady Eagles lineup from her outside hitter position while Pearson steps into the key setter position. Kingsbury is returning to volleyball after playing soccer last fall.


Wright, Lester and Richardson are serving as team captains.


"We lost a number of starters to graduation but we have a lot of girls that we are looking to to step right in and fill those shoes," said Coach Morgan Engelbert."Our ultimate goal is to be among the top couple of teams in the division and repeat as champs. I'm excited about the season. They are working very well together and it is a close knit group that is very positive."


The Lady Eagles are set to begin the G-R season at home on September 4 against Attica.


Kendall went 9-0 against G-R Division 1 opponents last season. The Lady Eagles compiled a 9-5 league and 12-8 overall record.

 

Kendall's Schedule
Sept. 4 - Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 - at Holley, 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 - at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 - at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 - Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 - Rochester Career Mentoring Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 - Notre Dame ,6:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 - at Webster Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - Pavilion, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 - Webster Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 - at Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 - Charlotte, 5 p.m.
Oct. 16 - Rochester Career Mentoring Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 - at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Ram booters face rebuilding season

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Veteran members of the Roy-Hart boys varsity soccer squad includes, in front, Bailey Hudson, Sam White and Colton Spicer. In back are James DiLorenzo, Josh Baptiste, Joe Frazier and Jesus Campos.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 September 2014

Having lost 14 players to graduation, Roy-Hart is facing a bit of a rebuilding project heading into the Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer season.


Seniors Sam White (goalie), Jesus Campos (midfield), Bailey (Hudson (forward), James DiLorenzo (forward), Joe Frazier (defender), Colton Spicer (defender) and Josh Baptiste (forward) provide the experience for the Rams who are also counting on junior midfielders Andrew Villella and John Stoddard.


"I hope we keep going the way we've been practicing as we're really working well together as a unit," said Coach Barry Webber. "We are working together as a nice group but we did lose a lot though so it is a classic rebuilding job."


The Rams losses include goalie Maine Walker, defenders Ben Werth and Will Johnson, midfielder Lyle Wagner and forwards Hans Johnson and Alex Stoddard.

 

Will Johnson, Wagner and Stoddard all earned second team N-O All-League honors.


Roy-Hart went 5-6-1 in N-O competition last fall.


The Rams will open the season at the Holley Tournament on September 4 and 6, facing the host Hawks in the opening round, before beginning N-O competition at home on September 8 against Newfane.

 

Roy-Hart's Schedule
Sept. 4 - at Holley Tournament vs. Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 - at Holley Tournament TBA
Sept. 8 - Newfane, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 - Albion, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 - CSAT, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 - Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 - at Akron, 10 a.m.
Sept. 23 - at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 - at CSAT, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - at Albion, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 - at Wilson, 3 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Akron, 6:30 p.m. (high school field)
Oct. 16 - Medina, 6:30 p.m. (high school field)
Oct. 17 - CCA, 7 p.m.

 

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Roy-Hart spikers face rebuilding task

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Seniors Ayleen Brewer, Allison Chapman, Renee Koch, Sara Meal and Jenna Snell will help to lead the Roy-Hart varsity volleyball squad into the upcoming Niagara-Orleans League season. Missing from the photo is senior Malissa Maines.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 August 2014

Hit hard by the loss of nine seniors to graduation, the Roy-Hart volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode heading into the Niagara-Orleans League season.


Ayleen Brewer, who earned second team N-O All-League honors last season, heads Roy-Hart's senior group which also includes Allison Chapman, Renee Koch, Malissa Maines, Sara Meal and Jenna Snell.


"We certainly lost a lot so we are rebuilding but we've got a good, hard working group and we're looking to get better as the season goes on," said Coach Bill Holahan.


The Lady Rams graduation losses from last year's 9-3 squad include N-O first team All-League selections Eliza Schwab and Courtney VanBuren along with second team honoree Justine Wittcop.


Looking to help fill those voids the Roy-Hart roster also includes juniors Rebecca Albrecht, Savoy Laubacker, Morgan Mathews, DesRee Taylor and Denise Ulrich; sophomores Beatrice Bacon and Breanna Brewer and freshmen Skyler Christopher and Olivia Vorholzer.


Roy-Hart will open the season with a non league match at Lyndonville on Tuesday. The Lady Rams will then begin N-O competition at home on September 8 against CSAT.

 

Roy-Hart's Schedule
Sept. 2 - at Lyndonville, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 - at Albion Tournament, 8 a.m.
Sept. 8 - CSAT, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 10 - Albion, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 16 - at Medina, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 22 - at Akron, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 24 - Newfane, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 26 - at Wilson, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at CSAT, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 2 - at Cheektowaga, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 3 - at Albion, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Medina, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 15 - Akron, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 17 - at Newfane, 6:15 p.m.

Oct. 20 - Wilson, 6:15 p.m.

 

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Lady Tigers return large veteran group

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Getting set to lead Lyndonville into the Genesee Region League girls soccer season is this large group of returnees. In front are Masson Bayne, Maddy Boyle, Kaity Albone and Rebekah Hoffee. In back are Chelsea Poler, Leann Balcerzak, Gabby Dusett, Fancy Silversmith, Hannah Travis and Katie O'Connor.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 August 2014

Boasting a large group of 10 returnees, the Lyndonville High girls varsity soccer team is looking to improve upon last fall's 4-10 Genesee Region League 7-11 overall record.


That veteran contingent includes seniors Gabby Dusett (forward), Rebekah Hoffee (midfield), Leann Balcerzak (defender), Masson Bayne (midfield/forward), Fancy Silversmith (defender), Hannah Travis (defender), Kaity Albone (forward), Maddy Boyle (midfield), Chelsea Poler (midfield/forward) and junior Katie O'Connor (midfield).

 

Dusett had six goals and five assists and Albone three goals last season.


Sophomore Makenzie Muck looks to step into the key goalie position.


"We're looking to get better and hoping to advance a bit in the division and the sectionals," said Coach Jim O'Connor. "Defensively we'll be young with a new goalie so a big key will be to keep the ball in the offensive end and convert that into goals. We've got good depth across the board so we're optimistic."


The Lady Tigers key losses to graduation include goalie Jenna Castricone, defenders Madison Gardepe and Cheyenne Button and midfield/forewards Autumn Nesbitt and Alyssa Mahnke.


Lyndonville is slated to open the G-R season on September 2 at Oakfield-Alabama.

 

Lyndonville's Schedule
Sept. 2 - at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 - Elba, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 - at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 - Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 - at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 - at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 - Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 - Holley, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 - at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 - at Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 - Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - Barker, 2 p.m.
Oct. 9 - at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Notre Dame, 10 a.m.
Oct. 14 - at Elba, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 - Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.

 

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High school gridders tune up on "Scrimmage Saturday"

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Medina's Brett Pecoraro returns a pass interception against Wilson during the Mustangs scrimmage this morning at Vets Park.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 August 2014

The preparation of area high school football teams for the upcoming season shifted into high gear this morning on "Scrimmage Saturday" as Albion and Medina both hosted multi team sessions.


Albion hosted a four-way scrimmage which also included Batavia, LeRoy and Elba/Byron-Bergen.


"It's very valuable" said Albion head Coach Gary Parisi of the scrimmage session. "You want to scrimmage teams that are very good. That helps you to see what you need to work on. It also helps to look for anything you may have missed in practice."


Medina hosted a three-way scrimmage involving Wilson and East High of Buffalo.


"It's a great opportunity for the kids to start to jell and to work on our execution," said Medina head Coach Eric Valley.


Holley took part in a multi team scrimmage at East Rochester and Barker/Roy-Hart scrimmaged at Pembroke which is being coached this season by former long-time Albion mentor Dick Diminuco.


The scrimmages help to get the teams ready for next weekend's season openers which will have Barker/Roy-Hart hosting Lew-Port on Friday and Albion at Burgard, Medina at Newfane and Holley hosting Attica on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Veteran Albion girls soccer squad set to open N-O season

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Veteran members of the Albion girls varsity soccer team include, in front, Jacia Schick, Ally Page, Monica Bonjovsky, Mariah Elsenheimer and Emily Blanchard. In back are Kellie O'Hearn, Mandi Covis, Mikayla Yaskulski, Ashley Hapeman , Ellen Narburgh, Justice Nauden and Jayne Bannister.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 August 2014

A dozen veterans return to anchor the lineup for the Albion High girls varsity soccer squad which opens Niagara-Orleans League competition on September 2 at Barker.


Junior forward Mariah Elsenheimer, who earned second team N-O All-League honors last fall, along with senior defender/midfielders Mandi Covis and Monica Benjovsky, who were both honorable mention selections, head that large veteran contingent.


That group also includes seniors Ashley Hapeman (defender), Kellie O'Hearn (defender), Justice Nauden (goalie) and Jayne Bannister (midfield/goalie) along with juniors Ally Page (forward), Jacia Schick (defender), Mikayla Yaskulski (forward), Ellen Narburgh (defender/goalie) and sophomore Emily Blanchard (midfielder).


The Purple Eagles senior group also includes defender Cristal Quintana.


Elsenheimer had 17 goals and 10 assists, Blanchard 8 goals and 7 assists, Yaskulski 7 goals and 2 assists and Page 4 goals and 2 assists last season.


"We have talent and some depth and the potential is there to be very good" said Coach Bruce Blanchard. "But we lost some quality kids to graduation so the girls have to step up to fill some big shoes."


The Purple Eagles key graduation losses include defender Kelsey Schmitt, a first team N-O All-League selection, forward Abby Squicciarini (18 goals, 7 assists) and defender Arianna Smith, both second team N-O All-Leaguers, and midfielders Kayla Doyle (9 goals, 6 assists) and Kendall Piccirilli.


"A key will be how well we play defensively, as we'll be young there, but we have good speed, quickness and ball skills," said Blanchard. "We have a lot of speed and talent back we just have to play together."


Albion went 9-5 in N-O action and 11-7 overall last season.

 

Albion's Schedule
Sept. 2 - at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 - at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 - Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 - at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 - at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 - at CSAT, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 - Kendall, 10 a.m.
Sept. 22 - at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - Barker, 10 a.m.
Sept. 30 - at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - CSAT, 3 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Newfane, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 - Akron, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 - Medina, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Medina spikers return veteran lineup

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Anchoring the lineup for the Medina High girls varsity volleyball team this season is this group of returnees. They include Emily Kams, Emma Ambrose, Molley Gross, Brittany Schultz, Amanda McCauley and Nicole Blount.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 August 2014

Anchored by a veteran nucleus of six returnees, Medina is looking to improve upon last year's 4-8 finish in Niagara-Orleans League volleyball competition.


Senior Nicole Blount and sophomore Emily Kams, who both earned N-O All-League honorable mention, head that veteran group which also includes seniors Emma Ambrose, Amanda McCauley, Brittany Schultz and sophomore Molley Gross.


The Mustangs are also looking for contributions from juniors Abby Maines and Megan O'Keefe and sophomore Carly Schultz who are up from the JV ranks.


"We've got a good group with some good experience," said Coach Tim Lincoln. "And they've been working very hard in the off season. They played in the Starpoint summer league, the YMCA leagues and they've come to open gym during the off season so that shows real good commitment."


Medina is scheduled to open the season by hosting Holley on Sept. 3 and by competing in the Albion Tournament on September 6. The Mustangs then begin N-O competition at home on September 8 against defending champion Albion.


"That will be a couple of real good tests right at the start," said Lincoln.

 

Medina's Schedule
Sept. 3 - Holley, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 6 - at Albion Tournament, 8 a.m.
Sept. 8 - Albion, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 10 - Wilson, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 13 - at Starpoint Tournament, 8 a.m.
Sept. 16 - Roy-Hart, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 18 - at CSAT, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 22 - at Newfane, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 26 - Akron, 5 p.m. JV
Sept. 27 - at West Seneca Invite, 8 a.m.
Sept. 30 - at Albion, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 2 - at Wilson, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 4 - at Lyndonville, 10 a.m. JV
Oct. 8 - at Roy-Hart, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 10 - CSAT, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 11 - at West Seneca Invite, 8 a.m.
Oct. 15 - Newfane, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 17 at Byron-Bergen, 5 p.m. JV
Oct. 20 - at Akron, 5 p.m. JV

 

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Medina girls win soccer season opener

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Medina goalie Jamie Boyce goes high to stop an Oakfield-Alabama penalty kick opportunity, a key play which helped spark the Mustangs to a 3-1 win this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 August 2014

A pair of unanswered second half goals powered Medina to a 3-1 victory over host Oakfield-Alabama this afternoon in a non league season opening girls soccer game.


The game was tied at 1-1 at the half and Medina junior goalie Jamie Boyce kept the contest deadlocked with a big save on a Oakfield-Alabama penalty kick opportunity three minutes into the second half.


Sparked by that big stop, the Medina offense netted what proved to be the game winning goal less than five minutes later when sophomore Martha Gardner scored on a breakaway off an assist from sophomore Kyla Leno.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Martha Gardner, who scored what proved to be the game winning goal, drives the ball up field against Oakfield-Alabama.

 

The Mustangs later added an insurance goal when freshman Destiny Satkowski scored with eight minutes remaining.


Satkowski also scored Medina's lone first half goal.


"That's a good way to start the season. It was a tight game for a half but our hard work and conditioning really made the difference," said Medina Coach Mike Lepkyj. "It's definitely nice to see their conditioning pay off and the chemistry coming together."


The Mustangs will next host Roy-Hart at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.

 

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Medina field hockey team preps for season under new coach

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New Medina High varsity field hockey team coach Amber Cleaveland meets here with the senior members of the squad. In front are Chantel Kidney, Dominique Hughes and Hallie Seaman. In back are Coach Cleaveland, Addison Zavitz, Anna Blount, Chelsea Vercruysse and Bailey Allen.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 August 2014

With new Coach Amber Cleaveland at the helm, the Medina High varsity field hockey team is preparing for the September 3 Niagara-Orleans League opener at Wilson.


Cleaveland, who takes over the coaching reins from long time Mustangs mentor Kristi Young, has a good returning nucleus of players including seniors Hallie Seaman (goalie), Dominique Hughes (attack), Addison Zavitz (defense), Anna Blount (attack), Bailey Allen (attack), Chantelle Kidney (attack) along with juniors Stella Russo (attack), Hannah Lonnen (defense) and Michaela Cardone (attack). The team's senior group also includes Chelsea Vercruysse.


"I expect a lot of growth this year with several new and young players coming out," said Cleaveland who coached the JV squad last year." The seniors will show leadership and I look forward to what they are going bring out in the program. I am also looking forward to working with a new JV coach, Samantha Greenwald, who brings experience, and coaching practice to build the program from here."


Medina went 2-10 in N-O competition last year.

 

Medina's Schedule
Sept. 3 - at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 - Kenmore, 5 p.m.
Sept. 11 - at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 - Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 - at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Wilson, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - at Kenmore, 5 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Akron, 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 - at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 - at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Barker, 4:30 p.m.

 

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Veteran quartet leads Tiger spikers

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This veteran quartet of Hayley Wetherbee, Cierra Riley, Morgan Hungerford and Jenna Preston will lead the Lyndonville volleyball team into the upcoming season.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 August 2014

A quartet of returning regulars provides a good nucleus for the Lyndonville varsity volleyball squad which is prepping for the September 2 non league home opener against Roy-Hart.


Seniors Morgan Hungerford, Hayley Wetherbee, Jenna Preston and junior Cierra Riley anchor the Lyndonville lineup.


Juniors Sam Raduns and Jessica Harling look to help round out the starting unit.


"We lost six seniors to graduation but I'm really happy with the core group we have back," said Coach Kevin Laskey. "They're coming together real well and are playing well together as a team. They look pretty solid."


The Lady Tigers will open the G-R season on September 8 at Pembroke.

 

Lyndonville's Schedule
Sept. 2 - Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 - at Albion Tournament, 8 a.m.
Sept. 8 - at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 - Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 - at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 - Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 - at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 19 - Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 - at Holley, 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 22 - Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Rochester Career Mentoring Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 - at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - Medina, 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 8 - at Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 - at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 - at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 - Kendall, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Medina golfers post win over Albion

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 August 2014

Balanced scoring earned Medina a 224-320 win over Albion this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League golf match at Hickory Ridge.


Ian Wagner took medalist honors for Medina with a 42.


Michael Cardone added a 44 for the Mustangs while Gage Masters, Sam Busch and Melanie Green all carded rounds of 46 and Hunter Sturtevant a 47.


Medina is now 2-0 and Albion 0-2.


In other N-O action, Wilson boosted its record to 2-0 with a 223-256 win over visiting Akron and Barker trimmed Newfane 236-240 to go to 1-0-1. The CSAT at Roy-Hart match was postponed until next Tuesday.


Nate Fox took medalist honors for Wilson with a 41 as Connor Seeley added a 43 and Brandon Seider and Jonah Miller both chipped in with rounds of 45.


Barker's Brad Wilson and Newfane's Connor Duncan shared medalist honors with rounds of 43.


The losses drop Akron to 0-1-1 and Newfane to 0-2.


Medina next hosts Wilson next Wednesday in a key early season match at Shelridge while Barker will be at CSAT, Newfane at Albion and Roy-Hart at Akron.

 

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Holley booters eye rebound season

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Veteran members of the Holley boys varsity soccer squad include, in front, Jon Bower, Josh Porter, Tyler Chmylak and Andy Spychalski. In the middle are Gabriel Mendoza, Derek McArthur and Flint DiLella. In back are Chris Balys, Tyler Hill and Andrew Cary.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 August 2014

Last fall a rash of injuries to Holley's boys varsity soccer squad, which forced a series of player call ups from the JV ranks, provided invaluable varsity playing time for a number of Holley sophomores and freshmen.


That experience looks to pay dividends this season as that group of now juniors and sophomore are helping to anchor the lineup as Holley prepares for the upcoming Genesee Region League campaign.


Joining the veteran senior quartet of Jon Bower (defender), Tyler Chmylak (attack), Josh Porter (goalie) and Andy Spychalski (midfield) are juniors Flint DiLella (defender), Gabriel Mendoza (midfield), Santino Morales (midfield) and Ryan Moseman (defender) along with sophomores Chris Balys (midfield), Andrew Carry (midfield), Tyler Hill (defender) and Derek McArthur (midfield). Another junior, Justin Parker, also returns after a year's absence.


Chmylak and Mendoza each had eight goals and three assists last season as the Hawks went 4-5-1 in the league and 7-9-2 overall.


"We were super young last year but with another year of maturity we hope to have an excelerated pattern of play this season," said Coach Dan Orbaker. "The goalie position is a bit of a question mark but with 12 returnees we should do better. We've got some quality players."


The Hawks will open the season by hosting the Holley Tournament on September 4 and 6. The opening round will have Newfane v.s Batavia and Roy-Hart vs. Holley.


Holley is slated to open the G-R season at home on September 8 against Byron-Bergen.

 

Holley's Schedule
Sept. 4 - Holley Tournament, 6:30 p.m. vs. Roy-Hart
Sept. 6 - Holley Tournament, TBA
Sept. 8 - Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 - at Attica, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 - at University Prep, 4 p.m. at Sahlen's Stadium
Sept. 16 - at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 - Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 - Medina/Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - at Geneseo, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - at Kendall, 5 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 - University Prep, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 - at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Barker/Roy-Hart gridders seek bounce back season

Photo by Mike Wertman
Veteran members of the Barker/Roy-Hart varsity football team include, in front, CJ Fitch, Brandon Lee Woods, Chris Steves and Josh Mead. In back are Dillon Mangan, Tom Callaghan, Brian Payne and Andy Xapsos.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 August 2014

Looking to rebound from last fall's winless (0-6) 'B' North Division campaign, the Barker/Roy-Hart varsity football squad is preppng for the upcoming season with a good nucleus of veterans.


Junior quarterback Andy Xapsos heads that veteran contingent which also includes seniors Tom Callaghan (TE/LB), Josh Mead (WR/LB), CJ Fitch (FB/LB), Brian Payne (RB/DB), Dillon Mangon (OL/LB) junior Chris Steves (OL/DL) and sophomore Brandon Lee Woods (FB/DL).

 

Barker/Roy-Hart is also looking for contributions from a number of other players including seniors Levan Daigler (DB), Austin Deopp (LB), Elijah Haley (OL/DL), Joey DiMayo (OL/DL) and junior Chris Anderson (OL/DL).


"We've got some experience coming back and we're big up front," said Coach Bill Bruning. "I like the group we have and the kids are working hard. The big thing is for us to stay healthy."


Barker/Roy-Hart's big losses to graduation from last year's squad, which went 2-7 overall, includes versatile All-Western New York back Jacob Haight, running backs DaRon Woods and Matt Smolinsky, wide receiver Tyler Dent, tight end Kolbe Greenwald and linemen Tim Flint and James Brady.


Barker/Roy-Hart is scheduled to scrimmage at Pembroke this Saturday in preparation for the Sept. 5 division opener against Lew-Port at Middleport.


Barker/Roy-Hart Schedule
Sept. 5 - Lew-Port 7 p.m. at Middleport
Sept. 12 - at Albion, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at Bennett, 3 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Newfane, 7 p.m. at Middleport
Oct. 3 - Medina, 7 p.m. at Middleport
Oct. 11 - Wilson, 1:30 p.m. at Barker
Oct. 17 - Burgard, 7 p.m.

 

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Medina golfers win N-O opener

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 August 2014

Medina bested Roy-Hart 228-265 this afternoon in a season opening Niagara-Orleans League golf match at Shelridge.


Seventh grader Ian Wagner took medalist honors with a 41 to lead Medina's balanced scoring.


Gage Masters added a 45, Melanie Green 46 and Hunter Sturtevant and Mike Cardone rounds of 48 for the Mustangs. Green is also only a seventh grader.


Brendon Hess shot 50 and Faye Conley 51 for Roy-Hart.


In one other N-O opener, Barker and Akron split a pair of points at DanDee Farms.

 

Barker won on strokes 244-246 and Akron took the match play point 29.5-25.5.


Barker's Brad Wilson earned medalist honors with a 40.


N-O action continues Thursday including Medina vs. Albion at Hickory Ridge, Barker at Newfane, CSAT at Roy-Hart and Akron at Wilson.

 

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Holley gridders look for rebound season

Photo by Mike Wertman
New Holley varsity football Coach Will Prince meets here with several of the Hawks senior players including Stephen Mallet, Lucas Silvis, Luke Westfall and Glenn Robb.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 August 2014

Last fall when a rash of injuries depleted an already small varsity squad Holley brought up its entire JV team at mid season in order to finish out the Hawks' varsity football campaign.


And though the learning curve was sharp the varsity playing time those JV players got over the last half of the season is now paying dividends as the still underclassmen dominated but much more experienced Hawks squad preps for the upcoming campaign.


"There was certainly some disappointment when the JV team was brought up because they were 3-0 at the time but now that experience definitely has benefitted us," said new Holley Coach Will Prince who served as the JV coach last fall. "It's a great group of kids. They want to win and they understand what they need to do to get where they want to be."


Junior Nick Passarell looks to open at quarterback for the Hawks. Juniors Clarence Moyer and Adam Stetzel and senior Brendon Kamm head the running back contingent and junior Zach Vaccarelli leads the wide receiver group.


Seniors Glenn Robb and Luke Silvis will anchor the offensive line while linebackers Nick Shenk, a junior, and Zach Day, a sophomore, lead an experience defensive unit.


"We have a lot of athletes on defense and our linebackers look to be our strong point," said Prince.

 

The Hawks are scheduled to open the Genesee Region League season at home on September 6 against Attica.


"We've dedicated ourselves to teamwork and hard work," said Prince. "We're working extremely hard to be tough both mentally and physically."

 

Holley will prep for the season opener by participating in a scrimmage Saturday at East Rochester.

 

Holley's Schedule
Sept. 6 - Attica, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 - at Elba/Byron-Bergen, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 - C.G. Finney, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 - at Alexander, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - Pembroke, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 - at Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 - Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m.

 

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Medina girls soccer squad looks to keep building

Photo by Mike Wertman
Anchoring the lineup for the Medina girls varsity soccer team is this group of returnees. In front are Regan Stacey, Destiny Satkowski, Emma Gardner and Martha Gardner. In back are Rowan Hamner, Kyla Leno, Morgan Roach, Madison Wickham and Hannah Adams.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 August 2014

Last fall when injuries forced some call ups from the JV ranks the Medina girls varsity soccer team headed into the stretch run and the sectionals with a very youthful squad which included no less than two sophomores, five freshmen and an eighth grader.


It proved to be a valuable learning experience and Coach Mike Lepkyj points to a second round sectional game against City Honors as a key turning point in helping that very youthful group turn the corner. In that quarterfinal contest, Medina dropped a narrow overtime decision to City Honors, a team which had blitzed the Mustangs 7-0 in the sectionals the year before.


"That was a turning point. In the sectionals they saw the potential they have ," said Lepkyj. "We had a good run in the sectionals and we want to build from last year and we're making good progress. This team has a goal to take that next step and the gap is closing. The key is to stay healthy."


The Mustangs large contingent of returnees includes senior Regan Stacey (defender); juniors Emma Gardner (defender) and Madison Wickham (defender/goalie); sophomores Kyla Leno (midfielder), Martha Gardner (midfielder), Hannah Adams (forward), Morgan Roach (defender), Rowan Hamner (defender) and freshman Destiny Satkowski (forward).


Medina's key losses to graduation include goalie Liz Meyer, forward Taylor Miller and midfielder Max Wright.


"We have to work hard in practice as that leads to success and they have brought into our system and work ethic," said Lepkyj. "And the good speed we have sure helps."


Medina will host Oakfield-Alabama in a non league game on Friday before opening the Niagara-Orleans League campaign at home against Roy-Hart on September 2.


The Mustangs went 4-10 in the league and 6-12 overall last fall.

 

Medina's Schedule
Aug. 29 - Oakfield-Alabama, 3 p.m.
Sept. 2 - Roy-Hart ,4:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 - Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 - at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 - at CSAT, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 - Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 - Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - Albion, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 - Akron, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Depew, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 - CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 9 - at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 - at Barker, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15 - at Albion, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Albion bows in N-O golf opener

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 August 2014

CSAT bested Albion 255-300 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League season opening golf match at Beaver Island.


Joey Yakodac took medalist honors for CSAT with a 45 as Adam Sills was low for Albion with a 51.


In the only other N-O opener, Wilson edged Newfane 231-240 at Oak Run.


Wilson's Gage Curicone took medalist honors with a 43.


Connor Seeley added a 44 and Nate Fox a 45 for the Lakemen.


Aiden Herlan shot 44 and Connor Duncan 45 to lead Newfane.


The other two N-O openers are set for Wednesday as Medina faces Roy-Hart at Shelridge and Barker visits Akron at DanDee Farms.

 

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