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Holley's new track facility debuts

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The much anticipated opener of Holley High's new all weather track and field facility took place this afternoon under sunny skies with a chilly breeze as the Hawks hosted Genesee Region League foes Attica and Byron-Bergen. Here Holley's Monica Merlau runs the first leg of the meet opening 3200 relay. Posted 23 April 2014


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James Skehan in action in the 110 hurdles for the Holley boys squad which defeated Attica 94-47 but lost to Byron-Bergen 110-31.

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Claudia Passarell competes in the 100 meters for the Lady Hawks which lost to both Attica (79.5-61.5) and Byron-Bergen (105-36).

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Phil Haughton sprints toward the finish line for Holley in the 100 meter dash.

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Nicole Blackburn takes the baton from Luca Fahmer for the Lady Hawks during the 3200 relay.

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Merlau heads for the finish line in the 100 hurdles for the Lady Hawks which had a double winner in Emily Radford in the 1500 and 3000.

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Martin Beadle, who was a double winner in the 1600 and 3200, gets the baton from Flint Dilella for the Hawks in the 3200 relay.


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Matt DeSimone soars in the long jump for the Hawks.

 

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Kendall sweeps track opener

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2014

Kendall swept to a pair of victories over visiting Pembroke and Northstar this afternoon in a season opening track meet.


The Kendall boys defeated Pembroke 88-57 and Northstar 82.5-43.


The Lady Eagles likewise downed Pembroke 78-63 and Northstar 111-38.


Caelan Welch doubled in the 1600 (5:27.2) and 3200 (12.45.1), Justin Russell in the triple jump (31-5.75) and 100 hurdles (:18.3) and Will Condo in the high jump (5-0) and 100 (:12.1) to lead the Kendall boys squad.


Taylor Rutland was a triple winner in the high jump (5-8), 200 (:22.6) and long jump (15-4) for the Lady Eagles. Maya Rutland doubled in the 800 (2:45.1) and 100 (:12.8) and Jaimie Smith in the shot-put (25-3.5) and discus (89-2) as Katie Wright took the 400 hurdles (1:20.9).


Taylor Rutland, Maya Rutland and Smith also teamed up with Taylor ReQua to win the 400 relay (:52.5).


Postponements
This mornings' rain washed out much of the afternoon's high school sports schedule including the Holley at Lyndonville, Kendall at Notre Dame, Medina at Barker and Roy-Hart at Albion baseball games and the Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville, Pembroke at Holley and Barker at Medina softball games.


The Holley at Lyndonville and Medina at Barker baseball games and the Barker at Medina softball contest are all scheduled to be made up Thursday afternoon. The Roy-Hart at Albion baseball game is slated to be made up at noon on Saturday.

 

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Three are tapped for induction into Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame

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Longtime Kendall wrestling Coach James Sauberan, who is shown here congratulating the Eagles first state champion Donald Williams in a 2004 photo, is one of the three new members of the Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2014

Two former outstanding student/athletes - Aimee (Canale) Koch (Class of 1994) and Charles D'Agostino (Class of 2000) - along with former long-time Coach James Sauberan have been selected for induction into the Kendall High Athletic Hall of Fame.


The three will be inducted on May 30 at the annual Kendall Sports Boosters SeniorAthlete/Hall of Fame banquet and will join previous inductees Eagles basketball legend Roosevelt Bouie and Coaches Ben Gerbig, Carolyn Brakenbury and Dick Reynolds.


Canale Koch, a three sport athlete at Kendall, was a four year starter on the varsity soccer team earning Genesee Region All-League honors her junior and senior years. She was also a third team All-State honoree her senior season when the Eagles captured a sectional title.


She went on to play four years at SUNY Geneseo earning all conference honors every year. She earned her BS and MA degrees in Speech Pathology at Geneseo where she also coached the women's soccer team from 1999-2004 helping the Lady Knights reach the conference finals three times. She was inducted into the Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Aimee (Canale) Koch during her scholastic days at Kendall.

 

D'Agostino helped to lead Kendall to a total of seven G-R League titles and Section V titles in three different sports - soccer, basketball and baseball.


He earned first team G-R League All-Star honors no less than seven times. He was chosen for the McDonald's All-Star game and was named Kendall's Male Athlete of the Year his senior year.


D'Agostino went on to play college baseball at Gannon University and has earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

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Charles D'Agostino in action at the 2000 Section V Class CC title game where Kendall downed Lyons 59-56 for the championship
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Sauberan, who "officially" retired in 2006 after serving for 37 years as Kendall's wrestling coach and Social Studies teacher, still enjoys actively helping with the Eagles mat squad.


During his many years at the helm, Sauberan helped led Kendall to 17 G-R League titles, earned a total of 298 wins and guided 32 league and one state champion, Donald Williams in 2004.


Sauberan also served as Kendall's golf coach for 15 years, Athletic Director for 10 years and as G-R League and Section V Wrestling Chairman for over 20 years. He has been inducted into both the Section V and the National Wrestling Halls of Fame.

 

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Bradley has milestone Ironman triathlon

Lyndonville native earns spot in world championships and professional status

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Lyndonville native Scott Bradley in the recent Ironman 70.3 competition in Puerto Rico which earned him a spot in the upcoming world championships and also his elite (professional) triathlon card.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2014

Just four years into competing in the grueling sport, Lyndonville native Scott Bradley has quickly soared to the top of the world Ironman triathlon competition.


Bradley recently earned a second place finish in his age group (30-34) at the Ironman 70.3 in Puerto Rico to not only earn a spot in the upcoming world championships for the second time but also to earn a coveted elite (professional) triathlon license.


"Since I was a little kid I wanted to be a professional athlete," Bradley said on his blog. "Granted, I wanted to play either soccer or hockey at the time, but it was always a dream. Now, at 30 years old, once I submit my paperwork to USAT and make it official, I will be able to say that I achieved that goal. I may never win a race or earn a dollar from triathlon, but I have reached a level and accomplished something that is pretty difficult to do. I won’t be able to give up my teaching job, but I’m still pretty happy with that."


The Puerto Rico triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, 13.1 mile run for a total of 70.3 miles) only had 30 qualifying slots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.  50 - 75 slots is the norm.

 

This was also an elite qualifying race.  The top three Age Groupers (amateurs) qualify for a pro card.  The pro prize purse must be $20,00 or more for a race to be an elite qualifying race.

 

Bradley though rose to the occasion finishing 11th overall out of the 960 starters. His times were 31:27 for the swim, 2:16:19 for the bike and 1:32:54 for the run.  With transition times, he finished in 4:25:42.

 

He finished second in his age group, which was allocated two slots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, so for the second straight year he qualified for the World Championships which will be held in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec  on September 7.


This is a significant accomplishment in that approximately 90,000 people will compete around the world for about 2,000 slots in this competition.


However, as impressive as that is in and of itself, qualifying for Worlds was minimized by the fact that by being the third overall amateur out of the 946 starters he also qualified for his elite (professional) triathlon license!!!

 

Bradley plans is to continue racing as an amateur through September.  He has already registered for Ironman 70.3 Syracuse in June and Ironman 70.3 Timberman in August.  His final amateur race will be the ironman 70.3 World Championships in September.

 

 Bradley will then apply for his elite triathlon license and begin racing as a professional.  His plan right now is for his first professional race to be Ironman Cozumel (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run = 140.6 miles) in late November.

 

"Very honestly this is all mind-boggling.  Having been involved in the sport for less than 4 years, this is all pretty amazing," said Scott's dad Wes Bradley. " It goes without saying that Laurie and I are very proud.  We are very thankful to the many people who have touched Scott's life throughout his years and helped to mold the dedication and work ethic that he has."

 

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Barker boys open N-O track title defense with win over Medina/Lyndonville

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Bryce Moeller won the high jump and both hurdles events to help lead Barker past host Medina/Lyndonville this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2014

Three time defending champion Barker opened defense of its Niagara-Orleans League boys track title this afternoon with a 72-51 win over the newly merged Medina/Lyndonville track team which was making its debut.


Bryce Moeller was a triple winner in the 110 hurdles (:16.3), 400 hurdles (1:01.1) and high jump (6-4) and Jacob Haight doubled in the long jump (20-2) and triple jump (41-10.5) to lead the way for Barker.


The Raiders also had Kolbe Greenwald win the 400 (:55.8) and Hayden Hathaway the pole vault (9-0).


Greenwald also teamed up with Casey Webb, Christopher Sweeney and Carter Pisarski to win the 1600 relay (3:50.8).

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Medina/Lyndonville's Forest Harper pulls ahead of Barker's Jacob Haight and his Mustang teammate Scott Barber to win the 100. In making their debut the newly merged team's uniforms honor both schools colors as the blue uniforms represents the red and blue of Medina and the orange lettering represents orange and black of Lyndonville.


Forest Harper doubled in the 100 (:11.8) and 200 (:24.0) and Dalton Cerbone in the 1600 (4:52) and 3200 (10:36) to set the pace for Medina/Lyndonville which also had Anthony Pane win the 800 (4:52).


Harper also teamed up with Barry Rogenmoser, Scott Barber and Matt Cochrane to win the 400 relay (:47.4) while Pane and Cerbone combined with Patrick Roberts and Austin Heil to win the 3200 relay (9:17.5).


The shot-put and discus were not held because of wet grounds.

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Gabby Clare sprints to a win for Barker in the 100 hurdles.


The inability to hold the shot-put and discus proved decisive in the girls meet as Barker holds a 68-54 lead over Medina/Lyndonville pending the outcome of those two events which will be re-scheduled.


The Barker girls had a trio of individual event double winners as Gabby Clare took the 100 hurdles (:18.4) and 400 hurdles (1:13.6), Kelsi Flegal the 100 (:13.6) and 200 (:27.7) and Caitlyn Mason the long jump (15-9) and triple jump (33-0).


The Lady Raiders also had Madison Greenwald win the 400 (1:07.8) and Erin Greenwald (6-6).


Mason and Flegal also teamed up with Jessica Wilson and Kristina Rose to win the 400 relay (:54.6). Mason, Clare, Madison Grenwald and Wilson also combined to take the 1600 relay (4:55.6).


Holly Heil was a triple winner for Medina/Lyndonville in the 800 (2:35.9), 1500 (5:25 and 3000 (11:55.2) as Taylor Miller took the high jump (4-6).


Heil also teamed up with Emma Gardner, Leann Balcerzak and Kyla Leno to win the 3200 relay (11:24.7).

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Molley Gross competes in the long jump for Medina/Lyndonville.

 

In other N-O action Albion earned a split at Akron. The Purple Eagles won the boys meet 84-55 but lost the girls competition 79-62.


Jacob Squicciarini doubled in the 100 (:11.4) and 200 (:24.6) and Justyn Haines in the high jump (5-2) and long jump (16-6) to lead the Albion boys.


The Purple Eagles also had Tyler Nashburn win the 110 hurdles (:17.1), Jarod Biemans the 400 (:57.6), Nate Trembley the shot-put (40-11), Lamar Chambers the 400 hurdles (1:06.9), Josh Girvin the pole vault (10-0), Dylan Burkhardt the discus (103-2) and Manwell Taylor the triple jump (34-7.5).


Akron's Tyler Gratz doubled in the 800 (2:25) and 1600 (5:35.7).


Abby Squicciarini doubled in the 100 and 200 and Jessica Green in the long jump and high jump for the Albion girls as Chanyce Powell took the triple jump.

 

Wilson also swept visiting Roy-Hart taking the boys meet 77-59 and the girls competition 73-63.


Mike Patterson was a triple winner for the Wilson boys in the long jump (19-2), high jump (6-1) and triple jump (39-8.5) while Roy Phipps doubled for Roy-Hart in the 1600 (5:02.8) and 3200 (11:14).


The Rams also had Kyle Shanahan win the 110 hurdles (:16.9), Ben Werth the 400 (:55.9), Robert Frazier the shot-put (32-10) and Hans Johnson the 200 (:26.5).


Angela Goodman was a triple winner for the Wilson girls in the long jump (14-7.25), 800 (2:46) and high jump (4-4) and Brittany White doubled in the shot-put (24-.75) and discus (64-11).


Emma Lindle doubled for Roy-Hart in the 100 hurdles (:18.5) and 400 hurdles (1:21.7) as Chelsea Herriven took the 1500 (6:03), Melissa Zakrzewski the 400 (1:08.7), Emily Faltyn the pole vault (7-0) and Amber Villella the 200 (30.7).

 

N-O Boys Standings: Wilson 2-0, Barker 1-0, Newfane 1-0, Albion 1-1, Medina/Lyndonville 0-1, Akron 0-2, Roy-Hart 0-1.

 

N-O Girls Standings: Akron 2-0, Albion 1-1, Wilson 1-1, Barker 0-0, Medina/Lyndonville 0-0, Newfane 0-1, Roy-Hart 0-1.

 

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Gowanda stickmen nip Medina

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2014

A big third quarter keyed Gowanda to a narrow 16-15 victory over visiting Medina this afternoon in a Class C Division lacrosse game.


Trailing 11-5, Gowanda outscord Medina 7-1 in the decisive third period to pull even as a pair of power play goals keyed the rally.


Gowanda then pulled out the win by scoring a goal with 1:16 remaining as Medina misfired on a shot with two seconds to go.

 

"I knew it was going to be a dog fight. We just made a few too many mistakes," said Medina Coach Gordy Luthart. "It's a learning experience though. It's a growing process."


Kyle Barna had five goals, Brett Pecoraro four, Aaron Feltz and Tyler Valley two each and Jake Cotter and Andrew Wigley one each for Medina. Feltz also had three assists while Barna, Pecoraro and Valley each had two.


Medina built up the 11-5 half-time advantage by outscoring Gowanda 6-1 in the second period. Barna and Valley each scored two goals during that stretch as Pecoraro and Wigley each netted one.


Medina is now 1-4 in the division and 2-5 overall.

 

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Holley netters edge Kendall

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2014

Holley trimmed host Kendall 3-2 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League tennis match.


A three set victory at second doubles proved to be the deciding point as Dave Sutton and Brandon Moore edged Rachel Ackles and Tessa Vick 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.


Holley also won at first singles as Corey Winter downed Devin Appleton 6-0, 6-1 and at third singles as Brady Smith topped Anthony Washington 6-0, 6-3.


Kendall took the second singles as Riley Iqbal downed Ian Penders 6-1, 6-4.


The Eagles also took the first doubles match as the duo of Mike Nundy and Alyssa Hering defeated Jake McAllister and Gabe Mendoza 6-1, 6-0.

 

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Raiders, Rams and Tigers score N-O diamond victories

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 April 2014

Barker blanked CSAT 2-0 this afternoon to even its Niagara-Orleans League baseball record at 2-2.


Brad Wilson scattered four hits and struck out five to lead the way for Barker which also got three hits including a double from Doug Bachman.


An RBI single by Kyle Secore and a sacrifice fly by Alonzo St. Louis plated the runs for the Raiders.


Roy-Hart improved to 2-1 in N-O competition with a 4-1 victory over Newfane under the lights at Gasport.


Andy Xapsos threw a three hitter with nine strikeouts for Roy-Hart. He also drove in the Rams first run with single in the third inning.


Roy-Hart later scored three times in the sixth on a two-run single by Justin Heschke and an RBI single by John O'Brien. A double by Austin Heschke and a single by CJ Fitch set up the threat.


O'Brien, who had two hits on the evening, also made the defensive play of the game with a diving catch at second base for the final out in the seventh inning with the bases loaded.


Newfane, which slips to 1-2, scored once in the seventh on two singles and a pair of walks.


Front-running Akron stayed perfect at 4-0 in N-O action with a 12-1 victory at Wilson (0-4).


Akron broke the game open with a nine run third inning highlighted by two-run singles by winning pitcher Zach Pfentner and Caleb Martin.


Pfentner, who had three hits and three RBIs on the day, limited Wilson to five hits and struck out seven.


Jake Bower, Will Warner and Steve Borowczyk also each had two hits for the Tigers.


N-O Standings: Akron 4-0, Albion 3-1, Roy-Hart 2-1, Barker 2-2, Medina 2-2, Newfane 1-2, CSAT 0-2, Wilson 0-4

 

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Medina, Albion bow in N-O softball

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 April 2014

Medina dropped a wild 12-11 decision at CSAT in 8 innings and Albion was blanked 11-0 by visiting Akron this afternoon in Niagara-Orleans League softball action.


CSAT pushed across a run with two out in the bottom of the eighth on a single to nip Medina.


Emilee Austin had a two-run single and Mallori Wienke two hits, including a triple, for Medina.


CSAT is now 2-0 and Medina 0-1 in N-O competition.


Leading 2-0, Akron broke the game wide open with a big error and walk aided nine run fifth inning scoring burst.


Abby Stone had two hits for Akron.


Andrea Aman and Meghan Hurley both had two hits and Ashlee Bocach, Olivia Prest and Shannon Wells one each for Albion.


Akron is now 1-0 and Albion 0-3.

 

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Lyndonville '9' trims Alexander

Kendall, Holley also score G-R wins

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 April 2014

Turning back a last inning uprising, Lyndonville edged past Alexander 3-1 this afternoon boosting the Tigers record to 4-0 in Genesee Region League action and 6-0 overall.


In other G-R action, Kendall defeated Pembroke 6-1 and Holley downed Byron-Bergen 5-1 boosting both the Eagles and Hawks to 2-0 in league competition.


Trailing 3-0, Alexander rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh on three hits and still had runners at second and third but Justin Edwards came on in relief to notch two clutch strikeouts and preserve Lyndonville's win.


Chris Scroger picked up the win on the mound for the Tigers allowing six hits and striking out three over the first six and one-third innings.


Lyndonville scored once in the second on an error and an RBI single by Evan Milleville.


The Tigers later scored what proved to be the deciding two runs in the sixth on a lead-off home run by AJ Buckland and an RBI sacrifice fly by Milleville.


Ty Hrovat had two hits on the day for the Tigers.

 

Kendall 6, Pembroke 1
Alex Sutphen hurled a two hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead Kendall to a 6-1 G-R victory over Pembroke.


Kendall broke the game open with a three run third inning highlighted by a two-run double by Richie Swift and an RBI sacrifice by Garret Love.


Mookie Nauden had two hits for Kendall.

 

Holley 5, Byron-Bergen 1
Brandon Weaver struck out 12 and scattered six hits to lead Holley past Byron-Bergen 5-1.


The Hawks took charge at the outset scoring four quick runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Joey DeFelice and an RBI single by Luke Silvis.


Silvis and Sam Lammes both had two hits on the day.

 

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Purple Eagles rally past Mustangs

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Austin Loyd hurled Albion to a key win over rival Medina at Vets Park this evening
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By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 April 2014

Coming from behind twice, Albion posted a narrow 7-5 victory over rival Medina this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League baseball game at Vets Park.


A three-run home run by John Warne and a two-run single by Connor Barleben provided the offensive punch for Albion supporting the steady pitching of Austin Loyd who struck out eight, scattered six hits and walked only one.


"Austin kept us in it, especially early when we were struggling a bit defensively," said Albion Coach Bruce Blanchard whose Purple Eagles rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 5-3 to claim the win. "He kept throwing strikes and we had a couple of guys come up with big hits."


Capitalizing on three errors and singles by Shane Freeman and Josh Scroger, Medina jumped out to a quick 3-0 first inning lead.

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Medina's Adam Hoot dives back into first base as Albion first baseman Steven Stauss tries to make the tag.

 

Albion did get one run back in the second inning on a two out RBI single by Matt Howell but the Purple Eagles missed opportunities in the next two frames. The Purple Eagles left runners stranded at first and third in the third after two walks and again in the fourth after a walk and a single by Aaron Burnside who also made a couple of big defensive plays at second base.


The Purple Eagles though finally pulled even at 3-3 in the top of the fifth on a one out two-run single by Barleben after two hit batsmen and an error had loaded the bases.


"That was a big hit Connor had to pull us even," said Blanchard.


However, Medina got those two right back in the home half of the frame an on RBI single by Jason Hellwig and an error to regain what proved to be a brief 5-3 lead. A leadoff single by Sam Crowley and a sacrifice bunt bunt by Freeman set up that threat.

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Medina shortstop Tyler Ames tries to put the tag on Albion runner Matt Howell.


Albion though again came battling back, this time which what proved to be a decisive four run uprising in the top of the sixth.


Two walks ignited that rally and then, after an out, John Krieger cut the deficit to 5-4 with an RBI single.


That set the stage for Warne who belted a towering three-run homer over the left field fence to give Albion the lead for the first time at 7-4.


"John hit a big one for us," said Blanchard. "He's been getting himself out so I told him to just be patient and hit his pitch and he did."

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Albion's John Warne (5) gets congratulated by his teammates after hitting what proved to be a game winning three-run hime run.

 

However, Medina did mount one last threat getting the bases loaded with two out in the bottom of the seventh on a hit batsman, a single by Scroger and a walk.


Loyd though bore down to notch a clutch game ending strikeout to get out of the jam and preserve the Purple Eagles win.


"That was a big win for us," said Blanchard. "We stuck with it after that tought start, Austin kept throwing strikes and walked just the one. We had a couple of big hits and defensively we made a couple of big plays."


The victory boosts Albion's N-O record to 3-1 while Medina slips to 2-2.

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Albion's Noah Preston makes a diving catch in right field.

 

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Albion, Medina diamond meeting will highlight a busy week

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Albion's John Krieger, shown here sliding into home during Saturday's home game against Barker, and his Purple Eagle teammates will visit rival Medina on Monday in a key early season Niagara-Orleans League game. The Barker catcher is Alonzo St. Louis.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 April 2014

With the spring break now complete and the cold, snowy weather hopefully over with the area high school league sports schedule will swing into high gear this week beginning with Monday's key Albion at Medina Niagara-Orleans League baseball game at 4:45 p.m.


Albion and Medina are currently deadlocked for second place at 2-1 as the Purple Eagles and Mustangs both seek a win to stay close to front-running Akron (3-0).


The week will also feature the belated debut meet for the newly merged Medina/Lyndonville track teams which will host Barker at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.


The following is a schedule of the week's contests.


Monday
Baseball: Roy-Hart vs. Hutch-Tech at Coca-Cola Field, 2 p.m.; Holley at Byron-Bergen, Lyndonville at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Medina, Barker at CSAT, Akron at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Newfane at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Softball: Medina at CSAT, Akron at Albion, 4:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday
Baseball: Barker at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.


Softball: Pembroke at Lyndonville, Oakfield-Alabama at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.


Lacrosse: Medina at Gowanda, 5 p.m.


Tennis: Akron at Medina, Roy-Hart at Wilson, Holley at Kendall, 4 p.m.


Track: Barker at Medina/Lyndonville, Albion at Akron, Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:15 p.m.

 

Wednesday
Baseball: Holley at Lyndonville, Kendall at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Barker, Roy-Hart at Albion, Wilson at CSAT, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.


Softball: Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville, Pembroke at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Medina, Wilson at CSAT, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.


Tennis: Newfane at Medina, Wilson at Barker, Holley at Elba, Notre Dame at Kendall, 4 p.m.


Track: Pembroke at Kendall, Attica at Holley, 4 p.m.

 

Thursday
Baseball: Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.


Softball: Holley at Wheatland-Chili, Lyndonville at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Wilson, Newfane at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.


Tennis: Albion at Akron, 4 p.m.


Track: Akron at Medina, Roy-Hart at Albion, 4:15 p.m.

 

Friday
Baseball: Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville, Holley at Notre Dame, Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.; Wilson at Medina, Albion at Newfane, Barker at Roy-Hart, CSAT at Akron, 4:45 p.m.


Softball: Holley at CG Finney, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Wilson, Newfane at Albion, Barker at Roy-Hart, CSAT at Akron, 4:45 p.m.


Lacrosse: Medina at Lockport, 5 p.m.


Tennis: Medina at Albion, Newfane at Roy-Hart, Holley at Notre Dame, Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, 4 p.m.

 

Saturday
Baseball: Lima Christian at Lyndonville (completion of suspended game), 11 a.m.


Softball: Medina at Starpoint Tournament, 10 a.m.; Barker at Lyndonville, 11 a.m.; Byron-Bergen at Kendall, 1 p.m.;' Pittsford-Mendon at Albion, 7:30 p.m.


Lacrosse: Medina at Wilson, 1 p.m.

 

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Purple Eagles settle for twin bill split

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Albion's John Krieger dives back into first base as Barker's Tanner Gregorie tries to make the tag. The action took place during the Purple Eagles win over the visiting Raiders this afternoon.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2014

A late rally fell just short as host Albion settled for a split in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball doubleheader this afternoon.


Albion first defeated Barker 11-2 but then was unable to overcome a late seven run deficit as Akron trimmed the Purple Eagles 8-7.


That win gives Akron sole possession of first place at 3-0 as Albion slips into a tie for second place with rival Medina at 2-1. Ironically, the Purple Eagles next visit the Mustangs on Monday.

 

Albion 11, Barker 2
Connor Barleben had the hot bat for Albion as he banged out four hits, including a pair of two-run doubles, and drove in a total of five runs.


Barker jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Demarais but Albion answered right back in the home half of the frame with a two-run double by Barleben.


Barker briefly retied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly by Collin Webb but could not regain the lead as the Raiders left the bases loaded.


Albion moved back on top to stay at 3-2 in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Steven Stauss who had two hits in the game.


A sacrifice fly by Jason Downs made it 4-2 in the fourth before the Purple Eagles finally broke the contest open with four tallies in the fifth and three more in the sixth.


A two-run double by Barleben highlighted the fifth inning uprising as the other runs came home on a single by Noah Preston and a wild pitch.


Barleben also had an RBI single in the sixth as a hit batsman and a fielders choice play accounted for the other tallies.


Barker got a rally going in the sixth after pair of hits but Albion got out of the jam as catcher John Warne threw the lead off runner out at third.


The loss drops Barker to 1-2 in N-O action.

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Connor Barleben had a big four hit, five RBI effort for Albion against Barker.

 

Akron 8, Albion 7
Leading by a narrow 1-0 margin, Akron erupted for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to key what turned out to be a narrow win over Albion.


A two-run single by Zach Pfenter highlighted the Tigers uprising which also included four more singles, three walks and an error.


Albion though did answer right back with seven runs in the home half of the sixth on a two-run single by Andy Ashworth, a two-run error, an RBI single by Barleben and two wild pitches but the Purple Eagles could get no closer than 8-7. Singles by Warne and Stauss set up that rally.


Albion, which managed only two hits over the first five innings, did get one runner aboard in the seventh but he was left stranded at second.

 

N-O Standings: Akron 3-0, Albion 2-1, Medina 2-1, Newfane 1-1, Roy-Hart 1-1, Barker 1-2, CSAT 0-1, Wilson 0-3.

 

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Kendall '9' wins G-R opener

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2014
Kendall opened Genesee Region League baseball competition with an 11-4 victory at Byron-Bergen  this afternoon as Justin Barrett went the distance on the mound scattering seven hits and striking out five.


Richie Swift had three hits, scored four runs and drove in two and Mookie Nauden added two hits to lead the Eagles at the plate.


Leading by a narrow 6-4 margin, Kendall put a lock on the win by scoring two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.


A single by Nauden ignited the sixth inning scoring spirt as a single by Swift and an error plated the two runs.


A single by Alex Sutphen then sparked the seventh inning uprising which also included a run producing sacrifice by Nauden and a single by Swift.

 

In all, Kendall scored in five different innings.

 

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Hornets sting Mustangs

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Medina first baseman Matt Riemer reaches to make a catch during the Mustangs non league loss to Oakfield-Alabama this afternoon at Vets Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2014
Limited to just four hits, Medina dropped a 10-4 decision to Oakfield-Alabama this afternoon in a non league baseball game at Vets Park.


Trailing 4-2, Oakfield-Alabama rallied into the lead for good by scoring five times in the fifth inning on a combination of four hits and two errors.


Tyler Ames had a two-run single to highlight a four run third inning which gave Medina a brief 4-1 lead.


However, Josh Scroger, Sam Crowley and Devonte Howard had Medina's only other hits.


Defensively, the Mustangs turned a double play from shortstop Jason Hellwig to first baseman Matt Riemer.


Now at 2-6 overall, Medina next hosts Albion at 4:45 Monday in a key Niagara-Orleans League contest.

 

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Tigers nip Irish in thriller

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Lyndonville catcher Michael Wells gets set to put the tag on Notre Dame base runner Tyler Prospero for the final out at home plate to lock up the host Tigers narrow win over the Irish this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2014

Surviving a seventh inning scare, Lyndonville nipped visiting Notre Dame 6-4 this afternoon in a key early season Genesee Region League baseball game.


Leading 6-3, Lyndonville saw Notre Dame load the bases with two out in the top of the seventh inning on two singles and a walk. Another single plated one run but the Irish tried to score a second run on the play. However, the Tigers defense came up with a perfect relay from AJ Buckland in left to Evan Milleville at third to Michael Wells at catcher to get the final out at home and preserve the victory.


"I'm really pleased with Mike and what he's done for us behind the plate," said Lyndonville Coach Shane Price. "I think that's the toughest position to play and to block the plate like that isn't something you can practice."


Lyndonville, which led all the way, scored four times in the third inning on a two-run home run by Justin Edwards, a double by Jacob Hoffee and singles by Brandon Shoolcraft and Wells.


The Tigers then added what proved to be the decisive two runs in the fourth frame on an error, a double by Edwards and a single by Hrovat.


Notre Dame also scored once in the fourth and twice in the fifth.


Hrovat went the distance on the mound for the Tigers scattering 7 hits and striking out three.


Staying perfect, Lyndonville improves to 3-0 in the league and 5-0 overall.

 

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