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Medina, Lyndonville, Holley, Barker/RH matmen win sectional class titles

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Medina's Joe Velez earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Section VI Class C championships today.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 February 2016

Medina, Lyndonville, Holley and Barker/Roy-Hart all had individual weight class champions crowned today in sectional class tournament wrestling competition.

Earning the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler Award, Medina's Joe Velez captured the 126 lb. title at the Section VI Class C championships held at Falconer.

Going 4-0 for the tournament, Velez decisioned John Fiebelkorn from Akron 13-11 in the championship bout after edging past Jacob Page from Eden 5-4 in the semifinals.

Lyndonville's Jeff Gress Jr. registered three straight pins in route to winning the 120 lb. title at the Section V Class B championships held at Red Jacket.

Gress, who pinned Kristian Miller from Bolivar-Richburg in 2:17 in the championship bout, went 3-0 for the tournament.

Holley's Nick Shenck claimed the 132 lb. title at the Section V Class BB championships by pinning Zander Sharp from Canisteo-Greenwood in 5:59.

Barker/Roy-Hart had a pair of Section VI Class C champions in Cameron Swick (160) and Kirk Fay (285).

Swick decisioned Newfane's Adam Nowicki 17- in the finals while Fay won by a pin.

Lyndonville advanced a total of seven wrestlers to next weekend's state qualifying Section V championships.

The Tigers contingent also includes Dustin Joy (138), Tom Follman (152) and Dustin Hinkley (160) who each placed second going 3-1; Garren Bayne (126) who placed fourth going 3-2, and Reese Ledford (106) and Chase Stinson (113) who both took fifth going 2-2.

Medina also had three other wrestlers advance to next weekend's state qualifying Section VI champions as Colby Petrie (106) and Elijah Sones (170) both placed fourth going 2-2 and Charles Beach earned a medical wildcard entry.

Albion had four wrestlers advance to the Section VI championships as Tim Drake (195), Blake Aina (145) and Preston Flugel (120) all placed third and Cade Aina (120) fourth at the Class B tournament held at Cheektowaga.

Kendall had a trio of wrestlers advance to the Section V championships as Tristyn Moyer (99) placed third going 4-1, Paul Urquhart (113) fourth going 2-2 and Jeremy Browe (152) sixth going 3-3 at the Section V Class B Tournament.

Holley advanced a total of 10 wrestlers to the Section V championships as Austen Vroman (285) placed second, Zach Day (170) third, Erik Balys (145), Patrick Purtell (152) and Chris Yockel (138) fourth, Cameron Thorn (220) fifth and Dalton Moyer (182), Nate Schoonmaker (99) and Ross Pinson (195) sixth.

Barker/Roy-Hart also had Brent Bachman (132), who placed second, and Ryan Ulrich (145) and Matt Steves (285), who both took fourth, advance to the Section VI championships.


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Medina youth cagers top Newfane


Contributed Story, Posted 6 February 2016

The Medina youth basketball team defeated Newfane today to improve to 6-0 on the season.


The offense for Medina was led by the trio of Jarin Rhim with 23 points, Emmanual Taylor 16, and Lavonn Guy 12.


Chris Johnson also chipped in 5, Aiden Pitts 4, Hassan Barulich 2, and Caden Lilleby 2.


Medina next hits the road to face Wilson at 12:30 pm on February 13.


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Medina swimmer scores win at annual N-O vs. G-R swim championships

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Medina's Emma Gardner


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 February 2016

Medina's Emma Gardner was the lone winner for the Niagara-Orleans League at the annual girls intersectional championship meet vs. the Genesee Region League on Friday at Gates-Chili.

Gardner won the 100 Butterfly in a time of 1:06.49.

Earning second place finishes in the individual events for the N-O were Lydia Gaughran (Newfane) in the 200 Freestyle, Natalie Menz (Barker) 50 Free, Julie Diebel (Akron) 100 Backstroke and Allie DeBiase (Newfane) 100 Breaststroke.

Gaughran and DeBiase also combined with their Newfane teammates Lauren Seymour and Meghan Mietlicki to place second in the 200 Medley Relay and with Alex Martin and Mattie Hamelink to take second in the 400 Free Relay.

DeBiase also placed third in the 200 Individual Medley and Seymour in the 100 Backstroke as did Elizabeth Furmanski (Albion) in the 100 Free and Sara Gendrue (Barker) in the 100 Breaststroke.

H-A-C of the G-R League, which swept all three relays, won the team title with 361 points.

Newfane finished second 294 points as Attica 237, Barker 195 and Akron 191 rounded out the top five. Medina finished 7th and Roy-Hart 8th.


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Medina girls surge past Albion

Roy-Hart upsets Newfane, Wilson locks up title

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Medina's Maddy Williams puts up a shot over Albion defender Nicole Eldred during the Mustangs win over the host Purple Eagles this evening.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2016

Rebounding from a turnover filled first half, Medina battled back to defeat host Albion 38-30 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Maddy Williams scored 15 of her game high 17 points, including three threes, to spearhead the big second half rally for Medina which managed a total of only nine points in the first half and still trailed by seven midway through the third quarter.

Je'ne Brown chipped in with 7, Emily Kams and Molley Gross 6 each and Maddy Winters 2 for the Mustangs.

Brown and Gross also both had 7 rebounds and Williams 7 steals.

Medina's Maddy Winters swats away a shot attempt by Albion's Brylie Hapeman.


Chanyce Powell scored 14 for Albion as Sierra Chudy added 4 and Emily Blanchard, Sierra Newton, Caitlynn Snook, Nicole Eldred, Janae Doty and Brylie Hapeman 2 each.

Albion led 10-6 after one quarter, 14-9 at the half and upped the advantage to seven, 20-13, midway through the third period after back-it-back layups by Powell.

Je'ne Brown puts up a shot for Medina over Albion's Caitlynn Snook.


However, Medina came battling back ignited by a key 11-2 run which rallied the Mustangs into a 24-22 lead.


Williams had a three and a jumper and Brown two layups to key that scoring burst.

Albion did pull back into a 24-24 tie at the three-quarter mark on a late jumper by Snook but the Purple Eagles could not regain the lead.

Medina kept the momentum by opening the decisive final period with a 9-0 run to regain the lead for good at 33-24 with four minutes to go.


Williams hit two big threes to key that surge which also included a layup by Gross.

Albion's Chanyce Powell puts up a shot as Je'ne Brown tries to block for Medina.


Two free throws by Powell and a basket by Chudy did pull Albion back to within five, 33-28, but the Purple Eagles would get no closer.

Medina answered back with s jumper and a free throw by Williams and a free throw by Kams to regain a nine point, 37-28, lead and put lock on the win.

Both teams are now 6-6 in N-O action.

Albion's Janae Doty looks to shoot as Emily Kams defends for Medina.

Sierra Chudy of Albion puts up a shot over Medina defender Molley Gross.


Roy-Hart 52, Newfane 44
Ellie Todd poured in 26 points to spark Roy-Hart (2-10) to a 52-44 upset win over Newfane (10-3).

Emma Lindke added 11 for the Lady Rams as Reilly Albee and Maddie Fry both added 5, Skyler Christopher 4 and Ava Bligh 2.

Lindke also grabbed off 10 rebounds and Todd had 9 rebounds and 4 steals.

Emily Foltz and Paige Emborsky both had 10 for Newfane.

Roy-Hart took a 23-22 lead at the half on a last second basket by Todd.

Breaking away from a 32-32 deadlock at the three-quarter mark, Roy-Hart used a 20-12 scoring edge in the decisive final period to claim the win.

Todd scored 7 and Lindke 6 to lead that surge by the Lady Rams as Fry and Christopher both chipped in with key free throws.

Wilson 60, Barker 28
Rachel Senek scored 20 and Kayla Neumann 12 as undefeated (13-0) Wilson locked up outright possession of a seventh striaght N-O championship with a 60-28 win over Barker.

Caitlyn Mason scored 9, Lydia Dewart 7 and Emily Annable 6 for Barker which slips to 3-9.


CSAT 56, Akron 45

CSAT (7-5) downed Akron (2-10) 56-45 as Kiara King and Surenaty Davis-Patterson both scored 11.

Elba 32, Kendall 21
Tatiana Draper scored 13 to lead Elba to a 32-21 win over host Kendall in a Genesee Region League game.

Taylor ReQua scored 6, Lizzie Rath 5, Maya Rutland and Daniela Volkman 4 and Rachael Bakutis 2 for Kendall.


In another G-R contest Attica defeated Holley 55-20.


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Perez powers NCCC cagers past ECC

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Alba Perez


Contributed Story, Posted 4 February 2016

Medina High graduate Alba Perez, who is ranked fifth in the nation in rebounding, had a big night both from the field and on the boards this evening in leading Niagara County Community College to an 87-53 victory over Erie County Community College.

Perez poured in 28 points and also had 12 rebounds and 3 steals for the Thunderwolves.

Alliyah Gillespie added 14 points, Taliyah Hopkins 12 and Peyton Butts 10 assists as NCCC improves to 5-1 in the league and 24-2 overall.


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Hawks upend Hornets in thriller


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2016

The third time certainly proved to be the charm as Holley avenged a pair of earlier season losses to nip visiting Oakfield-Alabama 49-48 this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Dylan Hillabush scored 14, Derek McArthur 13 and Zach Vaccarelli 12 to lead the balanced attack for Holley as Nick Passarell and Chris Balys both added 5. Hillabush also grabbed off 14 rebounds and Vaccarelli 12 as Passarell chipped in with 5 assists and 3 steals.

"It was just a great team effort," said Holley Coach Matt Hennard.

Trailing 26-19 at the half, Holley put together a huge 17-5 third period scoring burst to rally into the lead for good by a 36-31 margin at the three-quarter mark. Five different players contriibuted to the point production during that key stretch.

The Hawks then held off a fourth period Hornets rally to claim the win as Hillabush tallied 5 and Balys 3 to lead the Hawks balanced scoring during the stretch.

Earlier in the season Oakfield-Alabama downed visiting Holley 65-39 in a G-R game. The Hornets also nipped the Hawks 42-40 in overtime in the consolation game of the Holley Tournament.


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Tigers roll to must win over Irish

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Lyndonville's Eddie Schildt (24) puts up a shot as Notre Dame's Nico Zambito tries to block during the host Tigers key win over the Irish this evening.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2016

Avenging an earlier season 92-79 road loss, Lyndonville rolled to a key 67-49 victory over visiting Notre Dame this evening to remain in the thick of the Genesee Region League Division 2 title race.

Eddie Schildt scored 22, Nick Hinkson 19 and Eric Neace 16 to spark the offense for Lyndonville which made it nine straight G-R wins in a row. Schildt also had 17 rebounds and 3 blocks, Hinkson 10 rebounds and 5 assists and Corey Hydock 8 rebounds.

Tyler Prospero scored 14 and C.J. Suozzi 12 for Notre Dame.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 19-12 first quarter lead as Schildt had three baskets, Neace a pair of buckets and Hinkson a three and a two.

Lyndonville's Nick Hinkson drives by Notre Dame defender Anthony Gugino.


The Tigers increased the advantage to 13, 37-24, at the half, as Hinkson, Neace and Schildt each had a pair of baskets and Jacob Hoffee a three in the second period.

Keeping rolling, Lyndonville maintained a 57-40 lead at the three-quarter mark as Schildt had 9 points and Hinkson and Neace 5 each in the third period.

Lyndonville, which is 11-2 in the league and 15-4 overall will now host front-running Elba (18-1) in the regular season finale on February 9 needing a victory to earn a share of the Division 2 title. Elba defeated Wheatland-Chili 44-33 this evening.

Eric Neace scores on a layup for Lyndonville.


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Medina posts key win over rival Albion

to hold onto one game N-O lead

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Medina's Ronnie Koonce (11) blocks a shot attempt by Albion's Tommy Mattison during the host Mustangs win over the rival Purple Eagles this evening.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2016

Taking charge in the third quarter, front-running Medina downed visiting rival Albion 65-50 this evening to maintain a one game lead in the Niagara-Orleans League title race.

Dylan Lewis scored 18 on six threes, while Jalin Cooper tallied 12 and Justin Morgan 10 to spearhead the attack for Medina which improves to 11-1 in N-O competition.

Tyler Ames added 7, Daryl Haynes and Brad McPherson 6, Johnny Salone 3, Jared Zinkievich 2 and Ronnie Koonce 1 for the Mustangs which remain a game ahead of 10-2 Roy-Hart which downed Newfane 65-59.

Brady Meakin shared game high scoring honors with 18, also on six threes, to lead Albion which slips to 5-7.

Kory Reynolds added 13, Evan Pappalardo 12, Manwell Taylor 5 and Tommy Mattison 2 for the Purple Eagles.

Medina's Jared Zinkievich shoots over Albion defender Kory Reynolds.


Leading by a slender one point, 25-24, margin at the half, Medina put together a big 20-8 third period scoring surge to break the contest open by a 45-32 score at the three-quarter mark.

Lewis hit three threes and Morgan one to highlight that Mustangs uprising which also featured 8 points by Cooper on two jumpers, a rebound bucket and a slam dunk off a turnover.

Keeping the momentum, the Mustangs extended the advantage to 19, 58-39, with 3:30 remaining in the final period. Threes by Morgan and Haynes, along with layups by Ames and Cooper, highlighted that key run.

Albion's Evan Pappalardo puts up a shot against Medina defender Justin Morgan.


Albion had grabbed an 8-6 lead at the end of a low scoring opening period as Meakin hit a pair of threes.

The lead then sea-sawed back-and-forth seven times in the second period before Medina emerged with a narrow 25-24 lead after Lewis's third three of the quarter and a pair of free throws by Ames.

Meakin hit two threes and Pappalardo one in the quarter for Albion whose last lead was at 21-20.

The Purple Eagles next host CSAT on February 9.


Medina closes the N-O season with road games at Akron and CSAT next Tuesday and Thursday.

Albion's Tyler Rotoli tries to drive between Medina defenders Daryl Haynes (12) and Dylan Lewis (5).


Roy-Hart 65, Newfane 59

Roy-Hart stayed in the thick of the title race just one game off the pace by downing visiting Newfane 65-59 to improve to 10-2.

Andy Xapsos scored 18, Justin Heschke 15, Jake Bruning 12 and Chris Anderson 9 to set the pace for Roy-Hart. Heschke also grabbed off 22 rebounds and Anderson 10.

Max Weber scored 24 and Kyle DeVoogel 16 for Newfane which slips to 5-7.

Roy-Hart held leads of 17-11 after one period, 26-24 at the half and 44-36 at the three-quarter mark.


Barker 59, Wilson 58
Nate Luckman hit a three with just 1.3 seconds remaining to lift Barker to a thrilling 59-58 win over Wilson.

The Raiders had pulled to within two at 58-56 on a jumper by Kyle Secore with 1:30 remaining.

Mike Snell scored 19, Luckman 14 and Eddie Wasnock 12 for Barker which improves to 5-7.

Ryan Bradley scored 19 and Jonah Miller 11 for Wilson which slips to 7-5.

Wilson led 34-29 at the half and 45-43 after three quarters.


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Kendall's sister duo receives soccer scholarships from Roberts Wesleyan

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Kendall High seniors Maya and Taylor Rutland signed national letters of intent Wednesday to accept soccer scholarships from Roberts Wesleyan College. Maya, left, and Taylor are shown here at the signing with Roberts Wesleyan head Women's Soccer Coach Bobby McColl, Assistant Coach Rebecca McColl and Rochester Junior Rhinos Coach Georgios Kyriazis. The sisters duo helped to lead Kendall to three Genesee Region League Division 1 titles and two Section V Class CC championships over the last three years. Maya had 29 goals and 7 assists last fall to finish with career totals of 73 goals and 22 assists. Taylor had 12 goals and 10 assists to finish with career totals of 21 goals and 20 assists. Maya is planning to major in Veterinary Science and Taylor in Forensic Science. Posted 4 February 2016


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Key home tilts for Mustangs, Tigers

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Lyndonville's Hunter Ottaviano, left, and Medina's Justin Morgan and their teammates will face key home games on Thursday. Battling to claim league titles, the Tigers will host Notre Dame and the Mustangs will entertain Albion.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2016

Looking to get back onto the winning track, front-running Medina hosts rival Albion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a key Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

Medina (10-1), which had a season long 10 game N-O win streak snapped at Wilson on Tuesday (75-64), now holds a slender one game lead over Roy-Hart (9-2) in the tight league title chase. Roy-Hart hosts Newfane on Thursday.

Medina bested Albion by a 56-41 margin in their earlier meeting at Albion while Roy-Hart nipped Newfane 62-61.

The Purple Eagles are 5-6 in N-O action after downing Barker 65-48 Tuesday to snap a four game losing streak.

The Mustangs are seeking their first N-O title since the 2008-09 season while the Rams are looking to end a 20 year league title drought.

Lyndonville faces an equally key home contest as the Tigers host Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lyndonville, which is chasing once beaten Elba in the race for the Genesee Region League Division 2 title, is now 10-2 and 14-4 overall.

The Irish outlasted the Tigers 92-79 in their earlier season meeting at Batavia.

Lyndonville, which has won eight G-R games in a row, will then host Elba on February 9 to close out the regular season.


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Lady Irish post win over Lady Tigers

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Lyndonville's Makenzie Muck (33) puts up a shot against Notre Dame defender Rebecca Krenzer (42) during the Lady Tigers loss to the host Lady Irish this evening.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2016

Starting to pull away late in the second quarter, Notre Dame went on to defeat visiting Lyndonville 64-42 this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Rebecca Krenzer scored a game high 25 points as Margaret Sutherland added 16 and Callie McCulley 12 to lead the way for Notre Dame which improves to 12-5.

Aubrey Lewis scored 16 and Makenzie Muck 13 for Lyndonville as Anna Lewis added 4, Jasmine Plummer, Abi Rodriguez, Stacey Buckland and Kennedy Clark 2 each and Miranda Lembcke 1.

Leading by a narrow 16-15 margin, Notre Dame closed the first half with a 9-2 run to open up a 25-17 advantage. Krenzer had three layups to key that run.

Keeping the momentum, the Lady Irish opened the third period with an 8-0 run, including a layup and a three by Krenzer, to stretch the advantage to 16, 33-17.

Lyndonville did close the gap a bit to 10, 35-25, after baskets by Rodriguez, Muck and Aubrey Lewis but would get no closer.

Lyndonville's Aubrey Lewis (21) puts up a shot over Notre Dame's Margaret Sutherland (33).


Notre Dame moved back out to a 15 point, 40-25, lead at the three-quarter mark and extended the advantage to 20, 48-28, after opening the final stanza with an 8-3 run.

Getting three early baskets from Krenzer, Notre Dame jumped out to a 9-2 lead at the outset.

Lyndonville though answered back with buckets by Aubrey Lewis, McKenzie and Anna Lewis to slice the deficit to one, 9-8, at the end of the period.

The Lady Tigers then grabbed their only lead at 10-9 on a layup by Muck to open the second period.

Muck, Lembcke and Plummer then traded tallies with McCulley and Krenzer to keep Lyndonville within one at 16-15.

However, the Lady Tigers could not regain the lead as the Lady Irish used a 9-2 run to close the half to begin to break the contest open.


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Albion, Roy-Hart seniors earn Division 1 soccer scholarships

Elsenheimer, Lindke to continue rivalry at MAAC colleges

Photos by Mike Wertman
Albion High senior Mariah Elsenheimer signed a national letter of intent this afternoon to accept a Division 1 soccer scholarship to Iona College. She is shown seated here with her parents Jeff and Vickie Elsenheimer. In back are Albion girls varsity soccer Coach Bruce Blanchard, Athletic Director Randy Knaak and High School Principal Matt Peterson.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2016

Two local high school seniors, Albion's Mariah Elsenheimer and Roy-Hart's Emma Lindke, who have been soccer rivals in Niagara-Orleans League competition for the last four years, will be able to continue their rivalry on the collegiate level this coming fall as both signed national letters of intent today to play for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) colleges.

Elsenheimer signed with Iona College and plans to major in Psychlogy.


Lindke signed with Niagara University and will major in Marketing and Finance.

Both student/athletes are multi year first team Niagara-Orleans All-League honorees.

Elsenheimer had 70 goals and 30 assists over the past four years of varsity competition.

Lindke finished her four year varsity career as Roy-Hart's all-time leader in goals (86), assists (37) and total points (209).

Roy-Hart High senior Emma Lindke accepted a Division 1 soccer scholarship from Niagara Ubiversity this afternoon. She is shown her seated with her parents Troy and Krisitia Lindke and brother Ethan. In back are former Roy-Hart Athletic Director John Jablonski, girls varsity soccer coaches Rich and Michelle Jennings and Athletic Director John Grzymala.


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Newfane sets pace at girls N-O All-League swim meet

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These 11 swimmers each earned at least one first place finish at today's annual Niagara-Orleans All-League Girls Individual Swim Championships. They include Lauren Seymour, Allie DeBiase, Lydia Gaughan, Meghan Mietlicki and Ally Martin from Newfane; Mireia Coll-Vincent, Sara Gendrue, Emma Jenks and Natalie Menz from Barker; Emma Gardner from Medina and Julia Diebel from Akron.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 February 2016

Regular season team champion Newfane took first place honors in 7 of 11 events at today's annual Niagara-Orleans All-League Girls Individual Swim Championships.

Lydia Gaughran doubled in the 200 Freestyle (2:09.87) and 500 Free (5:48.86) and Allie DeBiase in the 200 Individual Medley (2:2582) and 100 Breaststroke (1:13.28) to lead the way for Newfane as Meghan Mietlicki added a win in the 100 Free (:59.47).

Gaughran, DeBiase and Mietlicki also teamed up with Lauren Seymour to win the 200 Medley Relay (2:00.0) and with Ally Martin to take the 400 Free Relay (4:03.02.

Medina's Emma Gardner was also a double winner in the 50 Free (:26.63) and the 100 Butterfly (1:07.25).

Akron's Julia Diebel won the 100 Backstroke (1:06.61).

Barker took the 200 Free Relay in 1:47.99 with the foursome of Mireia Coll-Vincent, Sara Gendrue, Emma Jenks and Natalie Menz. Menz also placed second in the 50 Free as did Gendrue in the 100 Breaststroke.


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Lyndonville cagers best Kendall

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Lyndonville's Nick Hinkson drives in for a layup against Kendall defenders Jake Ramsdell (22) and James Longrod (24) during the Tigers win over the host Eagles this evening.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 February 2016

Pulling away with a big third period scoring surge, Lyndonville went on to defeat host Kendall 65-52 this evening to stay in the thick of the Genesee Region League Division 2 title race.

Nick Hinkson scored 21, Eric Neace 15, Eddie Schildt 14 and Corey Hydock 9 for Lyndonville which improves to 10-2 in the league and 14-4 overall.

Jacob Ramsdell and Brandon Miller both scored 12, Colton Breslawski 9 and Nick Manners 7 for Kendall which slips to 2-11, 3-15.

Lyndonville's Corey Hydock drives by Kendall defender Collin Lewis.


Trailing 16-11 after one period, Kendall closed the gap to just two, 27-25, late in the second quarter after a three by Collin Lewis and a layup by Ramsdell.

Lyndonville though opened up a little breathing room as Hydock hit a three to close the period and give the Tigers a 30-25 lead at the break.

Hinkson netted 9 in the second period for the Tigers while Ramsdell had 6 for the Eagles.

Kendall's Nick Manners looks to shoot over Lyndonville's Eddie Schildt.


Lyndonville then finally broke the contest open by outscoring Kendall 23-12 in the third period as the Tigers running game shifted into high gear..

Hinkson and Neace both scored 8 to lead that uprising which vaulted the Tigers out to an 18 point, 53-37, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Lyndonville next hosts Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Thursday in another key G-R Division 2 contest. Notre Dame dropped a 43-26 decision to Division 2 front-runner Elba this evening. Lyndonville will then host Elba in the regular season finale on February 9.

Kendall's James Longrod puts up a three over Lyndonville defender Jacob Hoffee.


Alexander 49, Holley 39

Trailing 17-14 at the half, Alexander used a 13-8 third period scoring edge to key a 49-39 G-R win over Holley.


Derek McArthur scored 16 for Holley as Zach Vaccarelli and Chris Balys both added 8. Vaccarelli also grabbed off 11 rebounds and Dylan Hillabush 10.


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Wilson girls top Medina to retain title

Albion downs Barker


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 February 2016

Clinching at least a tie for a seventh straight title, undefeated (12-0) Wilson posted a 56-30 victory over host Medina this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Rachel Senek scored 15, Kayla Neumann 14 and Serina Jaeger 9 to set the pace for Wilson which roared out to a commanding 33-11 first half advantage. Jaeger tallied 9 and Neumann and Senek 8 each during that stretch.

Je'ne Brown scored 13 for Medina which slips to 5-6.


Albion 45, Barker 35
Trailing 15-13 after one quarter, Albion used a 15-4 second period scoring surge to key a 45-35 win over visiting Barker to improve to 6-5.

Chanyce Powell scored 12, Emily Blanchard 9, Sierra Newton 7 and Caitlynn Snook and Natalie DiCureia 6 each for Albion which led 28-19 at the half and 37-24 after three-quarters. Blanchard hit two threes to lead the Purple Eagles big second quarter uprising.

Caitlyn Mason took game high scoring honors with 21 for Barker (3-8).


Akron 50, Roy-Hart 40
Jumping out to a 28-13 half-time advantage, Akron (2-9) went on to defeat Roy-Hart (1-10) 50-40 as Darion Jonathan scored 15, Neely Abrams 12 and Ashley Mietz 7 to lead the Lady Tgiers.

Emma Lindke scored 15 and Reilly Albee 11 for Roy-Hart.

Newfane 40, CSAT 30
Katie Kneeland had 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead Newfane (10-2) to a 40-30 win over CSAT (6-5).


N-O Standiings
Wilson 12-0, Newfane 10-2, Albion 6-5, CSAT 6-5, Medina 5-6, Barker 3-8, Akron 2-9, Roy-Hart 1-10.


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Purple Eagles top Raiders to halt skid

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Albion's Lamar Chambers drives against Barker defender Nathan Luckman during the Purple Eagles win over the host Raiders this evening.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 February 2016
Snapping a four game losing streak, Albion defeated host Barker 65-48 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League contest.

Kory Reynolds scored 17, Brady Meakin 15, Tommy Mattison 10 and Evan Pappalardo 8 to lead the attack for Albion which improves to 5-6 in N-O action.

Eddie Wasnock scored 12, Mike Snell 11 and Nathan Luckman 8 for Barker which slips to 4-7.

Tommy Mattison puts up a shot for Albion as Kyle Secore tries to block for Barker.


Barker jumped out to a 13-9 first period lead a Luckman had a three and a two and Wasnock a pair of baskets.

However, Albion answered back with a 20-11 second period scoring surge to rally into a 29-24 lead at the half.

Barker's Mike Snell puts up a shot as Scott Daniels tries for a block for Albion.


A jumper by Luckman kept Barker up 17-14 early in the second period but Albion put together an 11-0 run to take the lead for good.


Mattison had two layups during that stretch as Lamar Chambers and Reynolds both added one and Pappalardo a rebound bucket as the Purple Eagles took a 25-17 lead.

Albion maintained a 48-34 advantage at the three-quarter mark.


Albion next visits Medina and Barker hosts Wilson on Thursday.

Barker's Nathan Luckman drives against Albion defender Brady Meakin.


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