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Key week on the diamond for Mustangs

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Medina's Justin Morgan, shown here sliding into third base, and his league leading Mustang teammates have three key Niagara-Orleans contests on tap this coming week.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 April 2015
Looking to end a 20 year title drought Medina now holds a two game lead at the half-way point of the Niagara-Orleans League baseball season.


Currently unbeaten at 6-0, the Mustangs hold a two game lead over Newfane and Akron, both at 4-2, and a two and a half game advantage over CSAT at 3-2.


Medina, which last captured the N-O title in 1995, faces a challenging three game stretch this week in an effort to maintain that two game lead.


Medina visits Newfane Monday in a make-up game and then hosts the Panthers on Wednesday. The Mustangs will then visit rival defending champion Albion on Friday.


A diamond team with an even busier schedule this week is Lyndonville which is scheduled to play five games in six days capped off by a key Geensee Region League meeting at undefeated Holley on Saturday in a make-up contest.


First place in the N-O tennis standings will also be at stake on Thursday as defending champion Medina (4-0) visits Albion (3-1).

 

The week's schedule is as follows


Monday
Baseball - Attica at Kendall, Notre Dame at Holley, Lyndonville at Elba/Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Newfane, Albion at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Softball - Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, Holley at CG Finney, Lyndonville at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; Akron at Medina, Roy-Hart at Newfane, Barker at Albion, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis - Kendall at Pembroke, Holley at Wheatland-Chili, Roy-Hart at Barker, Newfane at Wilson, Albion at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Lacrosse - Medina at Salamanca, 5:30 p.m.
Golf - Notre Dame at Kendall, 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday
Baseball - Lyndonville at Webster Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Softball - Elba at Kendall, Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, Alexander at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis - Oakfield-Alabama at Kendall, Wilson at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Track - Wilson at Roy-Hart, Akron at Albion, Medina/Lyndonville at Barker, 4:15 p.m.

 

Wednesday
Baseball - Pembroke at Kendall, Lyndonville at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; Wilson at Albion, Akron at CSAT, Barker at Roy-Hart, 4:45; Newfane at Medina, 7 p.m.
Softball - Pembroke at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Wilson, CSAT at Akron, Roy-Hart at Barker, Medina at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis - Albion at Wilson, Medina at Newfane, Akron at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Track - Holley at Pembroke, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse - Eden at Medina, 5 p.m.
Golf - Kendall at Elba, 4 p.m.

 

Thursday
Baseball - Alexander at Kendall, Barker at Holley, 4:30 p.m.
Softball - Wheatland-Chli at Kendall, Holley at Notre Dame, Lyndonville at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis - Medina at Albion, 4:30 p.m.
Track - Albion at Roy-Hart, Medina/Lyndonville at Akron, Barker at Newfane, 4:15 p.m.

 

Friday
Baseball - Holley at Oakfield-Alabama, Pembroke at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Albion, Barker at Wilson, Newfane at Akron, Roy-Hart at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Softball - Holley at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Wilson at Barker, Akron at Newfane, Albion at Medina, CSAT at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis - Attica at Holley, Akron at Newfane, Barker at Medina, Albion at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Golf - Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse - Medina at Silver Creek, 5:30 p.m.

 

Saturday
Baseball - Lyndonville at Holley, 3 p.m.
Softball - Medina at Roy-Hart, 3 p.m.

 

N-O League Standings
Baseball - Medina 6-0, Akron 4-2, Newfane 4-2, CSAT 3-2, Allbion 3-3, Roy-Hart 3-4, Barker 2-5, Wilson 0-7.

Softball - Roy-Hart 4-0, Akron 5-1, Newfane 4-1, Wilson 3-3, Albion 2-3, Barker 2-4, Medina 1-4, CSAT 0-5.

Tennis - Medina 4-0, Albion 3-1, Akron 2-2, Wilson 1-1, Barker 1-2, Newfane 1-3, Roy-Hart 0-3.

Boys Track - Medina/Lyndonville 2-0, Barker 1-0, Newfane 1-1, Roy-Hart 1-1, Wilson 0-1, Albion 0-0, Akron 0-2

Girls Track - Barker 1-0, Wilson 1-0, Akron 1-1-, Medina/Lyndonville 1-1, Newfane 1-1, Albion 0-0, Roy-Hart 0-2

 

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Nationals romp in opening twin bill

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Trevor Luthart slides into home for the Niagara Nationals during today's doubleheader win over the WNY Elite at Vets Park.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 April 2015

Anchored by a good nucleus of local players, the Niagara Nationals swept to a doubleheader victory over the WNY Elite by scores of 17-1 and 15-1 today at Vets Park in the Clarence League season opener.


Chris Goyette pitched the first 3 innings in the opener allowing no hits and striking out 4.


Goyette also had 3 hits and 3 RBI as Liam Ward had 2 hits and Nate Sherman 2 RBIs.


Ward pitched the first 3 innings in the second game scattering 3 hits and striking out 3.


Leading 5-1, the Nationals locked up the win by scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning.


The local contingent on the Nationals squad also includes Trevor Luthart, Brian Fry and Joe Dell'Oso.

Brian Fry bangs out a hit for the Nationals.

 

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Akron '9' bests Albion

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Akron's John Nowakowski crosses home plate ahead of a tag attempt by Albion catcher Trey Hart during the Tigers win over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2015

Maintaining a share of second place at 4-2, Akron downed host Albion 4-1 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League make-up baseball game.


Albion jumped out to an early 2-0 lead by scoring once in the first on a sacrifice by Steve Borowczyk and once in the third on an error.


Albion did cut the deficit to 2-1 by scoring in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by JJ Downs but the Purple Eagles could not cross home plate again.


Akron picked up two big insurance runs in the sixth inning on an error and a sacrifice fly by Connor Borchert.


Albion did get two runners aboard in the seventh on a lead-off double by Trey Hart and a two-out walk but Akron pitcher Aaron Siska quickly got out of the jam with a clutch game ending strikeout.


Siska allowed only 3 hits on the day and struck out 11.


The loss drops defending champion Albion to 3-3.

 

Softball
Akron 10, Albion 3

Akron boosted its N-O record to 5-1 by downing visiting Albion 10-3 this afternoon.


Sarah Schultz had a home run for Akron as did Meaghan Hurley for Albion.


The loss drops Albion to 2-3.

 

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Mustangs complete win over Rams

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Jason Hellwig hurled Medina to a win over Roy-Hart at Vets Park this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2015

It started in the snow and rain on Wednesday and ended in the sun this afternoon as undefeated Medina completed a 7-1 victory over Roy-Hart at Vets Park to maintain a two game lead atop the Niagara-Orleans League baseball standings at 6-0.


Interestingly, neither team could score under sunny skies this afternoon as all of the runs came during a snowy first inning on Wednesday.


Roy-Hart grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI triple by Al Xapsos.


Medina though answered right back with a huge seven run uprising in the home half of the first highlighted by two-run singles by Kyle Herman and Brennan Zinkievich. An error, a bunt single by winning pitcher Jason Hellwif and a hit batter loaded the bases to set up the threat.


Hellwig went the distance on the mound scattering 4 hits and striking out 11. He fanned 3 in the fifth inning and 2 in the sixth.

 

The Mustangs then got a nifty play by second baseman Izaiah Rhim in the seventh inning who made a diving catch for the final out.


The loss drops Roy-Hart to 3-4.


Medina next visits Newfane on Monday. The Panthers are currently tied for second place at 4-2 with Akron which defeated Albion 4-1 in another make-up game this afternoon.

 

Softball
Medina bows at Depew Tournament

Medina dropped a pair of games today at the Depew Tournament.


The Mustangs lost to Depew 5-1 and to St. Mary's of Lancaster 7-5.


Destiny Satkowski had 2 hits, including a double, for Medina against Depew.


Maddy Wickham drove in two runs for Medina against St. Mary's.

 

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Tigers score diamond sweep

Lyndonville tops Barker in softball; Webster Christian in baseball

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Maddy Boyle bangs out one of her four hits during Lyndonville's softball win over visiting Barker this afternoon. The Tigers baseball squad also scored a home field win over Webster Christian.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2015

Lyndonville's baseball and softball teams both scored home field victories this afternoon and by the same identical score.


The Lyndonville softball squad improved to 5-1 by defeating Barker 15-4.


The Tigers baseball squad likewise posted a 15-4 victory over Webster Christian to go to 5-2 on the season.


The Lady Tigers used big seven run scoring bursts in both the first and second innings to key the win over Barker.


A double by Miranda Lembke along with two singles by Rebekah Hoffee and one each by Maddy Boyle and Kaitlyn Albone highlighted the first inning uprising.


Aubrey Lewis then had a triple in the second frame which also included singles by Boyle, Morgan Hungerford, Haley Wetherbee and Albone.


Boyle, who also picked up the win in the circle registering 7 strikeouts, had a total of 4 hits, including a triple, and Albone 3.


The Lady Tigers defense also turned two double plays both triggered by Lisa Boyce at third base. The first went from Boyce to Morgan Hungerford at first to Hoffee at short and the second from Boyce to Hungerford.


Destinee Hillman had 3 hits and Ann Buffington 2 for Barker. Hillman's hits included a double which highlighted a four run fourth inning that also includes singles by Buffington, Kylie Miller and Courtney Bodine.

Ann Buffington bangs out a hit for Barker.

 

Leading by a narrow 7-4 margin, the Lyndonville baseball team put a lock on the victory over Webster Christian by erupting for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.


Two-run singles by Chris Scroger, Michael Wells and Ty Hrovat highlighted the decisive uprising for the Tigers.


Earlier, Wells also had a two-run single to key a four-run first inning.


Jacob Hoffee had 4 hits on the day for Lyndonville as AJ Buckland had 3 and Wells and Hrovat 2 each.


The Tigers defense also had a big day turning a total of three double plays.


The first went from Buckland in center to Wells at third to Ianni at catcher to Hoffee at second in the third inning; the second from Hoffee to Brandon Schoolcraft at first in the fifth and the third from Scroger at second to Hrovat at short to Schoolcraft in the seventh.

 

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Barker blanks CSAT, Wilson tops Medina

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2015

Barker blanked visiting CSAT 3-0 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game.


Erika Moeller hurled a 3 hitter with 12 strikeouts for Barker which is now 2-3 in N-O action.

 

Destinee Hillman had an RBI double for Barker as Melissa Grosshans and Kylie Miller both chipped in with singles.


The loss drops CSAT to 0-4.

 

Wilson 11, Medina 1
Regaining the .500 mark at 3-3, Wilson bested visiting Medina 11-1 in an N-O contest.


Emma Okoniewski scattered 7 hits and struck out 6 to lead the way for Wilson.


Anthonena Delisi had three hits for Wilson as Jenn Darlak and Becka Blasius both drove in 2 runs and Okoniewski added an RBI double.


Haley Cogovan had 2 hits and an RBI and Destiny Satkowski 2 hits including a double for Medina which is now 1-4 in N-O competition.

 

Medina defeated Wilson in the JV game 21-10 as Cora Payne had 4 hits, including 2 triples, and Lacey Kenward, Alyssa Beyer, Grace Masse, Morgan Allis and Brandi Guld each added 2.

 

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Medina netters post win over Akron

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Medina's Kristian Snyder stretches to make a return at first singles during the Mustangs win over visiting Akron this afternoon.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2015

Staying unbeaten at 4-0, Medina trimmed visiting Akron 3 1/2-2 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League tennis match.


Medina took the first singles match as Kristian Snyder downed Tyler Kelly 6-1, 6-0 and also swept the three doubles matches.


The Mustangs had Nick Dieter and Michael Cardone defeat Brandon Meek and Dan Bilecki 7-5, 6-0 at first doubles; Brandon Harris and Xion Baes best Cierra Janis and Jacob Meyer 7-6, 6-2 at second double and Tom Horgan and Austin Owens down Morgan Cooper and Erica Papke 7-5, 6-2 at third doubles.


Akron, which is now 2-2, took the second singles as Ryan Meek downed Tristan Sanders 6-4, 6-0 and the third singles as Nathan Chubb edged Brian Bogan 7-5, 6-4.

 

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Mustang stickmen top Batavia

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Medina's Dylan Lewis (12) passes the ball to Tyler Valley (10) during first quarter action of the Mustangs victory over Batavia this evening at Vets Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2015

Roaring out to a 6-0 lead in the first five and a half minutes, Medina went on to romp past Batavia 16-4 this evening in a non league lacrosse game at Vets Park.


Brett Pecoraro scored 2 goals and Aaron Feltz, Jake Cotter, Brendan Luthart and Tyler Valley each chipped in with 1 during that huge game opening 6-0 scoring burst.


Medina led 8-0 at the end of the opening period after goals by Luthart and Mason Lewis.


Cotter had a total of 4 goals on the night as Feltz and Lewis both had 3 and Pecoraro, Luthart and Valley 2 each.


Feltz and Cotter both netted a pair of goals in the second period and Lewis 1 to help increase the Mustangs advantage to 13-3 at the half.


Medina led 15-4 after third period tallies by Cotter and Valley.

 

Now at 6-3 overall, Medina next visits Salamanca in a Class C Division game at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Brendan Luthart (14) works around the Batavia goal against Blue Devil defender Andrew Stokes (18).

 

Summer lax program to get started
An expanded, now five team, Medina summer lacrosse program is about to get going with player sign-up set for May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vets Park.


This summer Medina will be fielding teams in the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U divisions which will be competing in the Western New York Summer Lacroose League.


For more information contact Gordy Luthart at 585-590-0672.

 

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Mustangs shutout Lakemen

Rams late rally nips Panthers

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Medina shortstop Jason Hellwig tries to put the tag on Wilson's Hunter Howland during the Mustangs win over the Lakemen at Vets Park this afternoon.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2015

Scoring in each of the first six innings, Medina rolled to an 11-0 victory over Wilson at Vets Park this afternoon to stay unbeaten at 5-0 in Niagara-Orleans League baseball competition.


Quentin Adkins went the distance on the mound for Medina allowing only 3 hits and striking out 10.


Jason Hellwig had 3 hits and Justin Morgan 2 to lead the Mustangs at the plate.


Medina took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of Matt Riemer.


The Mustangs quickly upped the advantage to 3-0 in the second inning on a two-run single by Hellwig. A single by Morgan and two walks loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Quentin Adkins delivers a pitch for the Mustangs.


Medina tacked on two more runs in the third on an error and an RBI single by Morgan to up the lead to 5-0. A double by Riemer ignited that scoring spurt.


Kyle Herman followed up with a two-run single in fourth inning and Hellwig had an RBI single in the fifth to make it 8-0.


The Mustangs capped off the win by scoring three times in the sixth as Brad McPherson banged out a two-run double and Morgan an RBI single.

 

The Mustangs defense also came up big as Hellwig at shortstop made a nifty diving stop in the second inning and Morgan at second base started a double play in the seventh.


The loss drops Wilson to 6-0.


Medina is now scheduled to finish a suspended game against Roy-Hart at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Mustangs built up a 7-1 lead in the third inning before a combination of rain and snow halted play on Wednesday.

 

Rams nip Panthers
Roy-Hart pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip visiting Newfane 9-8 and regain the .500 mark at 3-3 in N-O action.


Justin Heschke doubled in the tying and winning runs for the Rams in the seventh after two walks and a single by Andy Xapsos had loaded the bases.


Heschke and Al Xapsos both had 3 hits on the day and Josh Baptiste 2 including a double.


Aaron Metz picked up the win in relief as he allowed 4 hits and struck out 3 over the final three innigns.


Zac LaJoie and Ryan Gmerek both had 2 hits for Newfane which slips to 4-2.

 

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Some diamond contests chilled out

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2015

Today's unseasonably frigid temperatures have caused the postponement of several of this afternoon's scheduled area high school baseball and softball games.


The Lyndonville at Holley, Kendall at Elba/Byorn-Bergen and Akron at Albion baseball games have been postponed as have the Lyndonvllle at Kendall and Albion at Akron softball games.


The Akron at Albion baseball game has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday and the Albion at Akron softball contest for 1 p.m. Saturday.


The Lyndonville at Holley baseball game has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. May 2.


The Holley at Notre Dame and Kendall at Attica Genesee Region League tennis matches have also been postponed.

 

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Holley grad hurls NCCC to shutout win

Contributed Photo
Kyle Bell


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2015

Holley High graduate Kyle Bell hurled the Niagara County Community College baseball team to a 5-0 victory over Onondaga Community College today.


Bell, who is now 5-0 in the season, struck out 6 in 7 innings of work on the mound.


NCCC, which also took the second game of the doubleheader 12-4, is now 12-2 in the conference and 18-8 overall.

 

Softball
Onondaga Community Colllege swept to a doubleheader victory over the NCCC softball team today by scores of 7-3 and 13-4.


Medina High graduate Olivia Hermann had 2 hits and an RBI for NCCC in the opening game.


In the second game Newfane grads Jordan Beutal had 2 doubles and an RBI and Morgan Bedford a triple and an RBI for NCCC.


NCCC is now 5-11 in the conference and 7-17 overall.

 

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Fast start powers Hawks past Dragons

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2015

A huge first inning scoring burst powered Holley to a 10-4 victory over visiting Pembroke this afternoon keeping the Hawks perfect at 5-0 in Genesee Region League baseball competition.


Trailing 1-0, Holley erupted for 7 runs in the home half of the first highlighted by a two-run double by Lucas Silvis and an RBI double by Joe DeFelice. Nick Passarell and Dylan Hillabush followed up with singles to help cap off the uprising which was ignited by an error and a walk.


DeFelice and Josh Porter each had three hits on the day. DeFelice's hits included a triple.


Jon Bower picked up the win on the mound as he allowed only 3 hits and struck out 12 in six innings of work on the mound.


Now at 6-1 overall, Holley next hosts Lyndonville at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a key G-R contest.

 

Softball
Elba 20, Holley 4

Anna Brasted had a single and double and drove in two runs and Kassie Norman a single for Holley in the Lady Hawks 20-4 G-R loss to Elba.

 

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Mustang stickmen down Lancers

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Medina's Brett Pecoraro (1) passes the ball up field on the run during the Mustangs win over Lew-Port this afternoon at Vets Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2015

Completing a home and home series season sweep, Medina defeated Lew-Port 12-6 at Vets Park this afternoon in a non league lacrosse game.


Tyler Valley scored 5 goals, Jake Cotter 4, Aaron Feltz 2 and Brendan Luthart 1 for the Mustangs which also downed the Lancers by a nearly identical margin of 13-7 earlier in the season at Lew-Port.


Cotter scored two quick goals in the first four minutes to give Medina a lead it did not relinquish.


The Mustangs upped the lead to 4-2 at the end of the first period after goals by Valley and Feltz.


Unanswered second period tallies by Cotter and Valley then boosted the Medina lead to 6-2 at the half.

 

Medina defenseman Kalvin Packer passes the ball up field.


However, Lew-Port came battling back. The Lancers cut the deficit to 7-5 at the three-quarter mark and then to 7-6 early in the final period before the Mustangs got the offense in gear again.


Medina opened up a little breathing room at 9-6 after a quick two goal scoring burst within a span of just nine seconds as Luthart tallied with 6:59 remaining and Valley at the 6:50 mark.


That quick burst ignited a flurry of five straight Medina goals as Valley added two more tallies and Feltz one to close out the Mustangs victory.


Cotter now has a total of 23 goals on the season and Valley 22.


Now at 5-3 overall, Medina next hosts Batavia at 7 p.m. Friday in another non league contest.

 

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Albion basketball coach is honored

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Albion varsity basketball Coach Brennan Meakin talks to his players during a timeout at the sectionals.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2015

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York has honored Albion boys varsity basketball Coach Brennan Meakin as its Coach of the Year for the Niagara-Orleans League.


In just his second year at the varsity helm Meakin led Albion to its first first Section VI basketball championship in 43 years. His No. 4 seeded Purple Eagles upended top seeded Burgard 62-54 in the Class B1 semifinals before besting Maryvale 65-57 in the finals giving the Purple Eagles their first title since 1972.


Two of Meakin's senior players, Des Blackmon and Clayton Stanton, have earned Honorable Mention on the annual All-Western New York team.


Stanton also was named to the All-Hustle team for sectional championship week and another Albion senior, Austin Loyd, was honored for making the Best Pass during championship week.


Two members of the Albion girls varsity basketball team, senior Justice Nauden and sophomore Chanyce Powell, have also both earned Honorable Mention on the annual All-WNY squad.

 

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Medina grad is Mustangs new AD

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Eric Valley, left, gets congratulations on his appointment as Medina's new Athletic Director from Mark Kruzynski who will be leaving his dual posts of Medina High principal and athletic director to become the district's new director of finance.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2015

He was a multi sport athlete during his playing days at Medina High and for the past 20 years he has been a multi sport coach for the Mustangs. Now Eric Valley has been appointed to head the athletic program at his alma mater as Medina's new Athletic Director.


"I'm really excited about it. Being a Medina grad and having coached here for 20 years I've spent a lot of time dealing with athletes in various sports," said Valley. "The opportunity presented itself when Mark (Kruzynski) took a position with the central office and I'm looking forward to it."


Valley, who teaches art at the high school and also serves as the Mustangs varsity football coach, was appointed by the Board of Education Monday after Kruzynski, who has been serving as both high school principal and athletic director, was appointed the district's new director of finance.


"I have a lot to learn but I've been working some with Mark and the transition should be pretty smooth, " said Valley who will assume his new position on July 1. He will continue to teach art and coach varsity football.

 

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NCCC drops softball twin bill

 

Contributed Story, Posted 22 April 2015

Broome Community College swept a doubleheader from the Niagara County Community College softball team today by narrow scores of 5-3 and 13-11.


Medina High graduate Olivia Hermann and Newfane head Morgan Bedford each had an RBI for NCCC in the opener.


Hermann then had a triple and an RBI, Bedford a double and an RBI and Newfane grad Jordan Beutel a double, triple and 4 RBIs in the second game.

 

NCCC is now 5-9 in the conference and 7-15 overall.

 

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Elba netters edge Holley

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015
Elba edged past Holley 3-2 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League tennis match.


Jon Rusin won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles for Holley as did the Hawks second doubles team of Andrew Spychalski and Diana Yaroshuhck.


Holley is now 4-2.

 

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Holley bests rival Kendall

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Dylan Hillabush hurled Holley past visiting Kendall this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015

Breaking away from an early 1-1 tie, Holley used back-to-back three-run scoring innings to key a 9-2 victory over visiting rival Kendall this afternoon as the Hawks stay perfect at 4-0 in Genesee Region League baseball competition.


Hits by winning pitcher Dylan Hillabush, Nick Passarell and Josh Porter keyed the three-run second inning which put Holley on top to stay.


Hillabush also had a double and Justin Parker a single in the three-run third inning which boosted the Hawks advantage to 7-1.


Hillabush, who had three hits on the day and scored three runs, went the distance on the mound allowing only 4 hits and striking out 10.


Holley is now 5-1 overall.

Holley's Joey DeFelice steals second as Kendall shortstop Colton Breslawski takes the throw.

 

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Lady Tigers bow in 9 innings

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015

Attica pushed across a run in the ninth inning to nip host Lyndonville 6-5 this afternoon snapping the Lady Tigers season opening Genesee Region League four game winning streak.


Aubrey Lewis had three hits, including a triple, for Lyndonville which also had Miranda Lembke with two hits and Rebekah Hoffee a double.

 

W-C 24, Holley 12
Bri VanAmmeron had 3 hits and Tabby Swift and Anna Brasted 2 each for Holley in the 24-12 G-R loss to visiting Wheatland-Chili.

 

Weather interrupts N-O contests

The combination of snow pellets and rain ended up halting play in both the Medina at Roy-Hart and Barker at Albion Niagara-Orleans League softball games.


Albion had rallied for 8 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 9-7 lead before the bad weather forced play to be halted in the top of the fifth. Natalie DiCureia and Olivia Prest each drove in a pair of runs for the Purple Eagles in the fourth.


DiCureia and Andrea Aman both had 3 hits and Prest 2 over the first four frames.


Roy-Hart held an 8-3 lead over Medina when play was halted in the second inning.

 

Akron 11, Wilson 4
In one completed N-O game, Akron (3-1) erupted for six quick runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Wilson (2-3) 11-4.


Akron put a lock on the win in the fifth inning as winning pitcher, Brooke Peters, Megan Kidder, Shaylie Carberry and Brittany Hudson all scored. Abby Stone then capped off the win with a home run in the sixth.

 

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Lyndonville '9' trims Alexander

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015

A late inning scoring burst earned Lyndonville a 4-2 victory over visiting Alexander this afternoon as the Tigers improve to 3-1 in Genesee Region League baseball action.


Breaking away from a 2-2 deadlock, Lyndonville claimed the win by scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth inning on RBI singles by A.J. Buckland and Jacob Hoffee.


Ty Hrovat went the distance on the mound for the Tigers allowing only 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.

 

"Ty pitched very well and we played well defensively," said Lyndonville Coach Shane Price.


Lyndonville next visits Holley on Friday.

 

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Mustangs, Rams contest is halted by snow and rain

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With a steady burst of pebbly snow pelting down turning the Vets Park turf from green to white this afternoon, Roy-Hart's Andy Xapsos delivers a pitch during the game against Medina which was halted by the weather in the third inning.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015

A combination of snow pellets, sleet and rain caused this afternoon's Roy-Hart at Medina Niagara-Orleans league baseball game at Vets Park to be halted in the third inning with the Mustangs leading 7-1.


Roy-Hart had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Ben Maynard singled and came home on a triple by Al Xapsos.


However, Medina answered right back with a big seven run scoring burst highlighted by two-run singles by both Kyle Herman and Brennan Zinkievich. An error, a bunt single by Jason Hellwig and a hit batter loaded the bases to set up the threat.


It remained 7-1 going into the third inning when the snow pellets changed to a steady rain causing the game to be stopped.

 

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Purple Eagles edge past Raiders

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2015

Moving back above the .500 mark at 3-2, Albion trimmed host Barker 5-3 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.


Brady Meakin spearheaded the Albion offense with three hits, including a double and triple, as JJ Downs chipped in with 2 hits.


Evan Pappalardo, who had a no hitter going into the sixth inning, went the distance on the mound for Albion giving up only 2 hits with 12 strikeouts.


Albion scored two quick runs in the first inning on a double by Meakin and a fielders choice play off the bat of Aaron Burnside. A single by Downs ignited that uprising.


The Purple Eagles upped the advantage to 4-0 by scoring once in the second on a single by Randy Eblacker and once in the third on a triple by Meakin and sacrifice fly by Burnside.


Barker though rallied for three runs in the bottom of the third without the benefit of a hit to cut the deficit to 4-3 but the Raiders could not pull even.


Albion added an insurance run in the seventh on a single by Meakin and an error.


The loss drops Barker to 2-4.

 

In the other two completed N-O games, Newfane (4-1) nipped CSAT (1-2) 2-1 on a sixth inning fielders choice play off there bat of Nick O'Lay and Akron (3-2) defeated Wilson (0-5) 14-3. Will Newton also had 3 hits for Newfane and Derek Srock registered 3 strikeouts over the last two innings to earn the win in relief.

 

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