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Mike Wertman, Sports Writer


Medina/Lyndonville trims Holley

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Colm Cooper (17) battles for the ball for Medina/Lyndonville against Holley's Dan Kozlowski and Patrick Duffy during the Mustangs 2-1 win over the host Hawks this evening.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2014

Rebounding from an early 1-0 deficit, Medina/Lyndonville rallied to edge past host Holley 2-1 this evening in a non league boys soccer game.

Holley took a quick lead in the first four minutes on a goal by Gabe Mendoza.

Medina/Lyndonville though answered back with the tying goal 10 minutes later as Steven Anderson scored his eighth of the season off an assist from Colm Cooper.

The Mustangs then got what proved to be the game winner when Brian Anderson tallied his seventh goal of the campaign, off an assist from James Ianni, with 22 minutes to go in the first half.

The Mustangs then turned back a strong Holley comeback bid over the final 15 minutes of the second half as Tyler Ames came up with several big saves in goal. Austin Owens also had a couple of big saves in goal in the first half for the Mustangs.

Medina/Lyndonville, which next hosts Roy-Hart in a key Niagara-Orleans League game Tuesday, improves to 5-2 while Holley slips to 5-2-1.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Aaron Feltz of Medina/Lyndonville (6) works against Holley's Derek McArthur (4) for possession of the ball.


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Albion booters romp past CSAT

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Albion's Donato Rosario (5) brings the ball up field against Carlos Quinones of CSAT during the Purple Eagles home field victory this afternoon.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2014
Jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, Albion went on to defeat visiting CSAT 7-1 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

Jacoby Miller scored twice, off assists from Cam Usselman and Dan Beam, and Usselman tallied from Dylan Bader to give the Purple Eagles the big early lead.

CSAT did get cut the deficit a bit to 3-1 before the half with a goal off a corner. However, Albion put a firm lock on the victory with a lightning quick burst of three goals with a span of four minutes early in the second half.

Dakota Henhawk opened that barrage with a goal at 28:40. Donato Rosario followed up with a goal at 27:11 and Jacoby Miller completed his hat-trick with a tally at 24:17 to put Albion in command by a 6-1 margin.

Ben Miller later rounded out the Purple Eagles scoring parade.

Now at 2-4, Albion next visits Northstar Tuesday for a non league game.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Albion's Jacoby Miller (11) battles for the ball against Luke Erckert of CSAT.


Girls Soccer
Albion 3, Alexander 3

Rebounding from a 3-1 deficit in the second half, Albion rallied to earn a 3-3 tie at Alexander in a non league girls soccer game.

Goals by Mariah Elsenheimer and Mikayla Yaskulski rallied the Purple Eagles into a 3-3 tie before the end of the second half. Elsenheimer assisted on Yaskulski's goal.

However, neither team could score again in the two overtime periods.

Elsenheimer also scored Albion's lone first half goal off an assist from Mandi Covis.

Albion, which next visits Medina on Wednesday, is now 3-4-1 on the season.

Photo by Tom Rivers

Ellen Narburgh, an Albion defender, fights for the ball against Alexander, which hosted its first ever game under the lights this evening.


Akron 10, CSAT 3
Akron boosted its N-O record to 4-1 with a 10-3 victory over CSAT which clips to 1-5.

Paige Buscaglia had 4 goals and 2 assists and Katie Apholz 2 goals and 2 assists to lead the way for Akron.


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Albion spikers top Cheektowaga


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2014

Albion romped to a straight set 25-13, 25-7, 25-16 victory over visiting Cheektowaga this evening in a non league volleyball match.

Kelsee Soule had 7 spiking kills, 6 digs and 7 service aces; Chanyce Powell 3 kills and 2 aces; Meghan Hurley 3 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces and 8 assists; Elizabeth Bentley 10 digs and 5 aces; Olivia Neidert 7 assists and 2 aces and Sara Millspaugh 2 kills to lead the way for the Purple Eagles

Newfane 10-11-25-25-25
Medina 25-25-12-18-16

Host Newfane rallied from a two set deficit to defeat visiting Medina in five sets this evening as Erica Wright had 23 kills, 28 digs and 5 aces; Vicki Harrington 5 kills an Taylor McGee 4 kills.

Nicole Blount had 10 kills, Emily Kams 6 kills and 16 assists, Brittany Schultz 5 kills and Carley Schultz 9 aces and 3 digs for Medina.

Newfane is now 4-1 and Medina 3-2.


Wilson 25-25-25
CSAT 18-10-13

Amanda Culverwell had 9 service points in a row, including 5 aces, to highlight the offense for Wilson as Emma Okoniewski added 4 kills.

Wilson is now 2-2 and CSAT 0-4.


N-O Golf

Akron (7-3-1) defeated Albion (1-10) 228-280 and Newfane (5-6) downed Roy-Hart (3-8) 245-261 in today's only N-O golf matches.

Steven Borowczyk took medalist honors for Akron with a 42 and Dyer Benjovski led Albion with a 48.

Aiden Herlan was the medalist for Newfane with a 44 as Conner Duncan added a 46 for the Panthers.

Faye Conley's 47 was best for Roy-Hart.


The Barker at Medina match was postponed until Thursday and the Wilson vs. CSAT match until Tuesday.


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Kendall booters blank Attica


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2014

Improving to 4-0 in the league and 8-0 overall, Kendall blanked visiting Attica 4-0 this evening in a Genesee Region boys soccer game.

Kendall built up a 2-0 advantage at the half as Jake Adams scored twice off assists first by Mookie Nauden and then by Riley Iqbal.

Will Condo upped the Kendall advantage to 3-0 in the second half off an assist from Adams.

Those two players then reversed roles as Adams completed his hat- trick with a goal off an assist from Condo.

Adams now has a team leading 15 goals on the season and Condo 7.

Kendall next hosts Wheatland-Chili (3-1) in a key G-R contest at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


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Barker harriers look to extend reign

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Veteran members of the defending champion Barker boys cross-country team meet here with their coaches as the Raiders prep for Tuesday's Niagara-Orleans League opener. In front are Sergio Cruz, Carter Pisarski, Jack Hopkins and Brent Bachman. In back are Coach Sharon Lamb, Dustin Walters, Casey Webb, Christopher Sweeney, Doug Bachman, Tanner Gregoire and Coach Paul DerSarkissian.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2014

Anchored by a solid core of returnees, including six All-League honorees, the Barker boys cross-country team is getting set to begin defense of its Niagara-Orleans League title Tuesday.

The Raiders in fact have claimed the N-O title five of the last six years and have captured seven straight Section VI Class D titles and have placed in the top three at the state meet each of the last five years taking top honors in both 2009 and 2011.

Senior Sergio Cruz, who won last year's N-O All-League meet, heads Barker's veteran contingent.

The Raiders also return seniors Casey Webb and Doug Bachman who both earned first team All-League honors along with a trio of second team All-League honorees including seniors Christopher Sweeney, Dustin Walters and Tanner Gregoire.

Barker's top nine runners also looks to include senior Carter Pisarski and sophomores Brent Bachman and Jack Hopkins.

"We've got a good group back and they certainly have the capability to make it another banner year," said Coach Paul DerSarkissian.

The Raiders roster also includes senior Sean Benoit; sophomores D. Garrett Dwyer, Kyle Moeller, Matthew Pestinger, Collin Stevener, Ryan Voss; freshman Joseph Baronich, Evan Echer, Andrew Jenks, Aidan O'Shea, Rocco Spagnolo, Collin Webb; eighth graders Domenic Clementi, Louis Fazzolari, Zachary Richbart, Andrew Schafer and seventh grader Joshua Weakland.

Barker will face Medina and Roy-Hart in the N-O opening tri-meet Tuesday at Roy-Hart.

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Veteran members of the Barker girls squad meet here with their coaches. In front are Katie Przybyl, Gabrielle Baker and Natalie Regling. In back are Coach Sharon Lamb, Emma Jenks, Alaina Israel, Melissa Pestinger and Coach Paul DerSarkissian.


Senior Katie Przybyl, who earned second team N-O All-League honors last fall, heads Barker's veteran group which also includes senior Melissa Pestinger, juniors Alaina Israel and Emma Jenks and eighth graders Gabrielle Baker and Natalie Regling.

The Lady Raiders underclassmen dominated roster also includes juniors Mary Rounds and Elise Zapp, eighth graders Chloe Goodlander, Alexis Greene, Jessica Haseley, Carolyn Merlin and seventh grader Rebecca Pisarski.

"We've got a good young squad with some experience," said DerSarkissian.


Barker's Schedule
Sept.23 - at Roy-Hart vs. Medina and Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Home vs. Albion and Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Home vs. Akron and Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 14 - at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 25 - All-League meet at Lakeside State Park, 11 a.m.


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Mustangs earn medals in X-C tuneup

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Medina prepped for Tuesday's Niagara-Orleans League cross-country opener against Barker and Roy-Hart at Roy-Hart by competing in the Western New York Classic Saturday at Beaver Island State Park. Five Mustangs earned medals for top 20 finishes including Austin Heil, Dan Heil, Holly Heil, Paige Wagner and Hannah Heil. Tuesday's other N-O openers will have Akron at Albion and CSAT and Newfane at Wilson. Posted 22 September 2014


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Pembroke youth gridders top Holley


Contributed Story, Posted 22 September 2014

Building up a 27-0 halftime lead, Pembroke went on to defeat Holley 27-14 Saturday in the Varsity Division of the Niagara Orleans Football Association.

Erik Balys had 88 yards rushing with two touchdowns and two extra points for Holley.

Defensively for the Jr. Hawks, Zach VanAmeron made 12 tackles, Balys 11, Dustin Wilston 8, Jacob Norman and Matt Hahn 7 each, Trey Buzard 6, Mason Kuhn 4, Keith Szczepanski and Lexi Clemons 3 each and Matt Wilson 2. Szczepanski also forced two fumbles.


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Local soccer matchups will highlight the upcoming high school sports week

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Holley's Justin Parker (2) and Joe DeFelice (5) will host Medina/Lyndonville on Monday evening to open a busy week which for the Hawks also includes a game at rival Kendall on Saturday.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 September 2014

High school soccer action this coming week will be highlighted by a series of key local matchups.

The Holley boys squad will host Medina/Lyndonville on Monday and then travel to Kendall on Saturday.


Medina/Lyndonville will also host Roy-Hart on Tuesday in a key Niagara-Orleans League contest while Kendall also faces key Genesee Region League home games against Attica on Monday and Wheatland-Chili on Wednesday.

Medina/Lyndonville is currently tied with defending champion Akron for first place at 3-1 as Roy-Hart, Newfane and Wilson are all just a half game off the pace at 3-2 in the tight five-way title battle.

The key girls contests will have Holley at Lyndonville on Tuesday and at Kendall on Saturday as well as Albion at Medina on Wednesday.

First place in the N-O field hockey standings will be on the line Tuesday as defending champion Barker hosts Akron in a clash of 4-0 teams.

On the gridiron, Medina will host Burgard in a key B North Division game on Friday. The Mustangs at 1-1 are in need of a win against the 2-0 Bulldogs in the race for a sectional playoff berth.


Barker/Roy-Hart also hosts Newfane in a B North contest while Albion entertains Eden in an interdivisional game on Friday. Holley will travel to Alexander on Saturday in G-R action.


The week's scheule is as follows:

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

Field Hockey - Roy-Hart at Kenmore, Akron at Barker, Newfane at Medina, 4:45 p.m.
Boys Soccer - Wilson at CSAT, Newfane at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Medina, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer - Holley at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Cross-Country - Barker and Medina at Roy-Hart, CSAT and Newfane at Wilson, Akron at Albion, 4:45 p.m.


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


Field Hockey - Akron at Wilson, Medina at Barker, Buffalo Seminary at Roy-Hart,4:45 p.m.; Kenmore at Newfane, 5 p.m.
Girls Soccer - Notre Dame at Kendall, Lyndonville at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball - Kendall at Webster Christian, 4:30 p.m.


Football - Eden at Albion, Newfane vs. Barker/Roy-Hart at Middleport, 7 p.m.; Burgard at Medina, 7:30 p.m.
Golf - Akron at Newfane, Medina at CSAT, Barker at Wilson, Albion at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.
Boys Soccer - Albion at Newfane, CSAT at Medina, Akron at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer - Medina at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball - Albion at CSAT, Akron at Medina, Roy-Hart at Wilson, RCMC at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.


Football- Holley at Alexander, 1:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer - Holley at Kendall, 5 p.m.
Girls Soccer - Barker at Albion, Akron at Wilson, Newfane at CSAT, 10 a.m.; Holley at Kendall, 3 p.m.
Volleyball - Pavilion at Kendall, 1:30 p.m.


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

Golf: Wilson 10-0-0, Medina 8-2-0, Akron 6-3-1, Barker 6-3-1, Newfane 4-6-0, Roy-Hart 3-7-0, Albion 1-9-0, CSAT 1-9-0

Boys Soccer: Medina/Lyndonville 3-1, Akron 3-1, Newfane 3-2, Roy-Hart 3-2, Wilson 3-2, Albion 1-4, CSAT 0-3

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

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


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

Girls Soccer Division 1: Kendall 5-0-0, Attica 5-1-1, Byron-Bergen 4-1-1, Holley 2-3-1, Alexander 2-4-0, Pembroke 1-5-2

Girls Soccer Division 2: Wheatland-Chili 4-0, Notre Dame 2-2-1, Lyndonvlle 2-4-0, Elba 14-0, Oakfield-Alabama 1-5-0

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

Volleyball Division 2: Alexander 5-1, Lyndonville 4-2, Oakfield-Alabama 2-3, Wheatland-Chili 1-3, Kendall 0-6

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


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


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Albion youth gridders score two wins at Tri-Town


Contributed Story Posted 21 September 2014

Albion blanked host Tri-Town (Alexander) 35-0 Saturday in a key battle of 4-0 teams in the Mini Division of the Niagara Orleans Football Association.

Jacob Hughson had 171 yards rushing, including touchdown carries of 55 and 3 yards; Amari Jones 74 yards rushing, including 46 and 10 yard TD runs and Javon Jones 55 yards receiving including a 17 yard TD. Shakarion Drisdom added 34 yards rushing while Amari and Javon Jones had extra points.

On defense, Arami Jones had 6 tackles and a fumble recovery, Bryden McMurray 5 tackles, Javon Jones 4 and Hughson and Sh'kwe Riley 3 each.


JV Division
The Albion JV squad earned its first win by besting Tri-Town 51-13 as Elijah Lloyd had 154 yards rushing including touchdown carries of 44, 24, 16 and 6 yards; Anthony Freeman 53 rushing with a 1 yard TD; Jahmeek Riley 54 rushing with a 44 yard TD and Alex Gibson 60 rushing with a 39 yard TD carry and 57 receiving including a 15 yard TD catch from Freeman. Kyle Woolston added 49 yards receiving.

Defensively, Kobe Pugsley had 7 tackles, Jonathan Judd, Riley, William Freeman and Anthony Borrero 5 each. Judd also had 2 fumble recoveries.


Varsity Division
Tri-Town nipped Albion 25-19 in a battle of 4-0 teams.

Thomas Furmanski hooked up with Nate Moore for touchdown pass plays covering 54 and 33 yards. Moore also had 71 yards rushing including a 5 yard TD. Ugene Harrison added 34 yards rushing.

On defense, James Denoncourt made 7 tackles, Colton Howell 6 and Harrison 6.


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Midget League selects MVPs

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At the recent Lockport Midget League season ending banquet Matt Riemer of Medina received MVP honors for the Midget 'A' Division. Posted 21 September 2014

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Roy-Hart's Joe Nolan earned MVP honors for the Midget 'B' Division.


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Kendall booters roar past Midlakes


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 September 2014

Staying perfect at 7-0 on the season, Kendall blanked visiting Midlakes 6-0 Saturday in a non league boys soccer game.

Kendall grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the first half as Riley Iqbal scored from Jake Adams and then Adams tallied from Mookie Nauden.

Adams completed his hat-trick by netting two more goals in the second half as Iqbal and Riley Reis both tallied once.

Will Condo added two assists in the second half and Reis one.


Adams now has a total of 12 goals and 5 assists on the season while Condo has 6 goals and 3 assists and Iqbal 4 goals and 6 assists.

Kendall next hosts Attica Monday in a Genesee Region League game.


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Albion harriers open at home Tuesday

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Prepping for Tuesday's Niagara-Orleans League opener are these members of the Albion boys cross-country team. In front are Nick Neilans, Matt Flanagan and Evan Steier. In back are Cody Osborne, Noah Wadhams, Freeman Lattin, Brady Meakin, Evan Pappalardo, Jason Downs and Aaron Chen. Missing from the photo are Chase Vanquez and Jordan Wolcott.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 September 2014

Albion will begin Niagara-Orleans League boys and girls cross-country competition by hosting Akron Tuesday on the Purple Eagles campus course.

The trio of senior Aaron Chen and juniors Nick Neilans and Evan Pappalardo heads Albion's boys squad which also includes senior Chase Vanquez; juniors Jason Downs, Matt Flanagan, Brady Meakin, Cody Osborne, Jordan Wolcott; sophomores Freeman Lattin and Evan Steier and freshman Noah Wadhams.

Photo by Mike Wertman
Members of the Albion girls cross-country squad includes, in front, Caitlin Malanowski, Nita Bela, Malory Adams, Kaylyn Holman and Emma Mathes. In back are Logan London, Hannah Grammar, Kirsten Struble, Madyson Coville, Meredith Patterson, Hannah Wehling and Megan Rosato. Missing from the photo is Abby Wells.


Junior Meredith Patterson, who earned first team N-O All-League honors last fall, heads the Albion girls squad along with senior Madyson Coville and freshman Hannah Grammar. The Purple Eagles lineup also includes seniors Nita Bela, Logan London and Megan Rosato; juniors Caitlin Malanowski and Abby Wells; sophomore Hannah Wehling and eighth graders Malory Adams, Kaylyn Holman, Emma Mathes and Kirsten Struble.

"Last year we were pretty inexperienced but we've got some good returnees and we've had the best practices I've had in a while. They are really focused," said Coach Mark Hryvniak. "It's a strong league but our goal is to be competitive."

The Akron girls squad is the two-time defending N-O champions.

Albion's Schedule
Sept. 23 - home vs. Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at Barker vs. Newfane and Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 7 - at Medina vs. CSAT and Medina, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 14 - home vs. Wilson and Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Oct. 25 - All-League meet at Lakeside State Park, 11 a.m.


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Barker harriers 4th at Canton


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Barker finished fourth in the Varsity 3 race this afternoon at the Pre State Invitational at SUNY Canton.

Beaver River took first place honors with Adirondack second, Maple Grove third and Barker fourth.

Sergio Cruz in fifth place was Barker's top individual finisher.

The Raiders had five other top 50 finishers as Doug Bachman was 27th, Casey Webb 29th, Dustin Walters 39th, Tanner Gregoire 40th and Brent Bachman 45th.


WNY Classic
Medina had five runners place in the top 20 in the Division III races at the Western New York Classic held at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. Austin Heil finished 6th, Hannah Heil 11th, Dan Heil 14th, Holly Heil 14th and Paige Wagner 17th.


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Holley booters earn Homecoming split

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Holley's Jon Bower (12) battles for control of the ball with Wheatland-Chili's Mitch Rynders during the Hawks narrow home field loss this evening.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

The host Hawks earned a split today during Holley's Homecoming varsity soccer contests.

The Holley girls blanked Pembroke 2-0 in a Genesee Region League game on a pair of second half goals by Sam Barniak to improve to 2-3-1.

However, the Holley boys dropped a narrow 1-0 G-R League decision to Wheatland-Chili as a lone first half goal provided the margin of victory for the visitors.

The Hawks are now 2-1-1 in the league and 5-1-1 overall.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Holley's Tyler Chmylak (3) works against Wheatland-Chili's Dakota Nash.


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Purple Eagles roll past Panthers

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Albion's Tom Mattison (22) follows the blocking of Dominic DiCureia during the Purple Eagles win at Newfane this afternoon.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Two long interception returns for touchdowns highlighted Albion's 42-6 victory at Newfane this afternoon in a B North Division football game.

Des Blackmon and Manny Thompson had the big pick six plays for Albion which also got two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Smith and one each from Thompson and Tom Mattison. Dylan Moore was also a perfect 6 for 6 in extra point kicks.

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Dylan Moore kicks one of his six straight extra points out of the hold of Trey Hart.


Albion jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on touchdown runs of 1 yard by Smith and 10 yards by Thompson.

Newfane cut the briefly cut the deficit to 14-6 on a touchdown run by Kyle Burdick but Albion got that one right back on an 40 yard interception return for a touchdown by Thompson.

Smith then upped the Puple Eagles lead to 28-6 at the half with a 44 yard touchdown run.

Mattison scored on a 4 yard TD run in the third quarter to make it 35-6 after the Purple Eagles regained possesion on a fumble recovery by Blackmon.

Blackmon then rounded out Albion's scoring with an 85 yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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DiCureia tries to escape tackle attempts by Newfane's Trevor Noon and Ryan Empson.


Moore and Trey Hart also both had fumble recoveries for the Purple Eagles defense while on special teams Nate Trembly and Kory Reynolds teamed up to block a punt.

Reynolds had 10 tackles on the day and Aaron Burnside 11.

Albion improves to 2-1 while Newfane slips to 0-3.


Bennett 56, Barker/Roy-Hart 6
Rolling up over 500 yards in offense on the ground, Bennett defeated Barker/Roy-Hart 56-6 this afternoon at All High Stadium in Buffalo to improve to 2-0 in the B North Division and 3-0 overall.

Josh Mead scored the lone touchdown for Barker/Roy-Hart which slips to 0-3.


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Finney gridders best Holley

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Holley's Brandon Kamm (21) returns a kickoff as Josh Mayo makes the tackle for C.G. Finney during this afternoon's game at Holley which saw Finney down the Hawks.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Building up leads of 16-0 at the half and 31-0 after three-quarters, C.G. Finney went on to defeat host Holley 37-14 this afternoon in a non league football game.

Quarterback Nick Passarell accounted for both of Holley's touchdowns on an 8 yard run and a 22 yard pass to Zach Vaccarelli. He also completed a two-point conversion pass to Stephen Mallett.

For the Holley defense, Luke Silvis had 5 solo tackles and 9 assists and Andrew Rowley 9 tackles and 1 assist. Brandon Kamm also had a fumble recovery while Nick Schenk had a key fourth down tackle to stop an early Finney drive.

Finney is now 2-1 and Holley 0-3.


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Wilson booters edge past Albion


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Making a lone goal stand up, Wilson nipped visiting Albion 1-0 this morning in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

Zach Sarratori scored the lone goal for Wilson which improves to 3-2 in N-O action while Albion slips to 1-4.

In the other N-O games, Newfane (3-2) blanked CSAT (0-3) 7-0 and Akron (3-1) edged Roy-Hart (3-2) 2-1.

Chad Gilson had 2 goals and Trevor Moreland 1 goal and 4 assists to lead Newfane.

Josh Weigel and Tristan Olszewski each had a goal and an assist to spark Akron.

Josh Baptiste netted the lone Roy-Hart goal.


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Lyndonville spikers top Holley


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Lyndonville scored a straight set 25-10, 25-12, 29-27 victory over host Holley this morning in a Genesee Region League volleyball match.

Morgan Hungerford had 10 spiking kills and 3 service aces, Jessica Harling 5 aces and 1 kill and Cierra Riley 6 aces and 3 kills to set the pace for Lyndonville.

Tessa McArthur had 2 kills and 1 ace and Ava Kohut and Brianna Barber 3 aces each for Holley.


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Kendall girls post win over Albion

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Albion's Ally Page (6) kicks the ball away from Kendall's Maya Rutland (13) as Monica Benjovski (19) moves in to support during this morning's game which saw the Lady Eagles down the host Purple Eagles.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Building up a 3-0 advantage, Kendall went on to defeat host Albion 4-2 this morning in a non league girls soccer game.

Kendall jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half as Maya Rutland scored at 17:48 and Taylor ReQua at 5:49. Taylor Rutland earned the assist on both tallies.

The Kendall advantage jumped to 3-0 just three minutes into the second half when Maya Rutland scored again, her team leading seventh goal of the season, off an assist from Taylor Rutland.

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Kendall's Taylor Rutland (15) keeps the ball away from Albion's Mariah Elsenheimer (1).


Albion though came battling back to slice the deficit to just one at 3-2 as Mariah Elsenheimer scored with 28:13 to go and Emily Blanchard tallied at the 15:05 mark. The goals were the ninth of the campaign for Blanchard and the eighth for Elsenheimer.

However, the Purple Eagles could get no closer as Kendall answered right back with ReQua's fifth goal of the season to regain a 4-2 advantage with just 8:59 remaining.

The victory keeps Kendall unbeaten at 6-0 while Albion slips to 3-4.

Albion next travels to Alexander on Monday for another non league game while Kendall visits Oakfield-Alabama on Tuesday for a Genesee Region League contest.


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Bradley competes in Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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Scott Bradley competing in the Ironman 7.3 World Championship in Quebec.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2014

Lyndonville native Scott Bradley recently competed in his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship, which was held at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, placing 38th in his age group (30-34) out of 186 participants from 34 countries and 223rd overall out of 2,235 participants including 69 professionals.

The 2,166 Age Group participants were the top finishers who qualified from 73 Ironman 70.3 events held around the world over the past year. Over 90,000 people participated in Ironman 70.3 competitions over that time attempting to qualify for the World Championship.


Bradley posted a time of 4:23.47 including 30.30 in the swim, 2:18.49 in the bike and 1:29.11 in the run.

His finish and each of his event times were significant improvements over his performance in the World Champion last year which was held in Henderson Nevada, near Las Vegas.

"I was not pleased with my results, but I was not displeased either," said Bradley.

Since the World Championship Bradley has applied for and received his Elite Triathlete License (Pro Card). His first race as a professional will be the Ironman Cozumel (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile mile, 26.2 mile run) in November.

Bradley is an Intern Coordinator at Wayne Central School.


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