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Kendall girls romp to win over Attica

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2017 at 9:35 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Michela Hanlon kicks the ball to Adriana Passarell as Shelby Ulm defends for Attica. The action took place during the host Lady Eagles win over the Blue Devils this evening.

Getting goal production from six different players, Kendall posted an 8-0 victory over visiting Attica this evening in a Genesee Region League girls soccer game.

Michela Hanlon scored a pair of goals and Raine Oakley, Taylor ReQua, Hannah Ulmen and Abby Jenks each netted 1 in the first half to give Kendall a big 6-0 lead.

ReQua and Brianna Wakefield then each scored a goal in the second half to round out the Lady Eagles scoring.

Kate Pearson earned the shutout in goal making 5 saves.

Kendall is now 4-1 in the league and 6-2 overall.

Kendall’s Raine Oakley works to control the ball away from Attica’s Paige Perry.

Akron tops Medina in N-O field hockey

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2017 at 9:21 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Akron’s Abby Stone advances the ball up field against Medina defender Hannah Mahnke during the Lady Tigers win over the Mustangs this evening at Vets Park.

Scoring twice in each half defending champion Akron downed Medina 4-0 at Vets Park this evening to remain undefeated at 5-0 in Niagara-Orleans League field hockey competition.

Courtney Johnt scored 2 goals for Akron as Alexis Bell and Abby Stone each chipped in with 1.

The loss drops Medina to 2-3.

Barker 1, Wilson 0
A goal in the first three minutes by Madison Gancasz, off an assist from Jillian Moeller, proved to be just enough to earn Barker a narrow 1-0 victory over visiting Wilson.

Haley Brown anchored the defense and lay in the midfield area for the Lady Raiders.

Barker improves to 4-1 while Wilson slips to 2-3.

Pembroke 25-25-19-25, Albion 20-19-25-20
Pembroke posted a four set non league volleyball win over Albion as Amanda Knauss had 5 kills and 1 ace, Mackenzie Jurek 8 aces and 3 kills and Casey Wurtz 8 aces.

Caitlyn Snook had 6 kills and 3 aces and Hailey Smith 6 kills for Albion.

Byron-Bergen 25-25-25, Notre Dame 15-11-17

Madison Farnsworth had 8 kills and 5 aces, Stephanie Buell 6 kills and 3 aces and Lauren Burke 3 kills and 3 aces to lift undefeated (6-0) Byron-Bergen to a straight set win over Notre Dame (2-3) in a Genesee Region League match.  Adryona Miller had 4 blocks for N.D.

Libby Cook tries to gain control of the ball for Medina from Akron’s Amanda Jeziorowski.

Lakemen nip Mustangs in overtime

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2017 at 9:10 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina/Lyndonville’s Kane Flynn battles for control of the ball with Wilson’s Taylor Carmer during the Mustangs overtime loss to the Lakemen this afternoon at Vets Park.

Wilson scored in the first two minutes of overtime to nip Medina/Lyndonville 3-2 in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game at Vets Park this afternoon.

Marcus Schwarzmueller scored the game winner just 1:53 into the first extra 10 minute period as Wilson regains the .500 mark at 2-2-1 in N-O competition.

The Lakemen also got off to a quick start as Taylor Carmer scored a pair of goals in the first six minutes.

Medina/Lyndonville rallied to cut the deficit to 2-1 before half-time on a goal by Evan Silversmith and then knotted the contest on a second half tally by Kane Flynn but could not gain the lead..

The loss drops the Mustangs to 1-4 in league play.

Roy-Hart 1, Akron 0 OT
Roy-Hart likewise nipped host Akron 1-0 in overtime on a goal by Aidan Bligh 7 minutes into the first extra period off an assist from Aaron Miller.

Kodey Hayes earned the shutout in goal as the quintet of Miller, Andrew Srock, Patrick Sheelar, Matt Scott and Tyler Choate anchored the defense for the Rams.

Roy-Hart is now 4-1 and Akron 2-2 in N-O action.

Kendall 6, Northstar 2
Nate Warters scored 4 goals to lead Kendall to a 6-2 victory over host Northstar in a non league game.

John Rath and Jacob Esposito also each scored a goal for the Eagles and Mickey Gardner had a pair of assists.

Alex Allis sends the ball up field for Medina/Lyndonville between Wilson defenders MacGregor Musall and Matt Couturier.

Lady Raiders score key N-O field hockey win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 September 2017 at 9:37 pm

Barker knocked Roy-Hart from unbeaten ranks by downing the visiting Lady Rams 4-1 this afternoon in a key Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game.

Barker is now 3-1 and Roy-Hart 4-1 as defending champion Akron, which was idle today, takes over sole possession of first place at 4-0.

Barker built up a 3-0 advantage in the first half on goals by Madison Gancasz, Ciara Gregoire and Lena Fazzolari. Jillian Moeller and Natalie Menz earned assists during that stretch.

Gregoire also netted Barker’s lone second half goal.

Katelin Corra scored for Roy-Hart in the second half.

Albion blanks Roy-Hart in N-O girls soccer

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 September 2017 at 9:34 pm

Albion improved to 3-2-1 in Niagara-Orleans girls soccer competition with a 2-0 victory over Roy-Hart this evening at Gasport.

Brylie Hapeman scored both goals for the Purple Eagles off assists from Elisabeth Baker and Catherine Wolck.

Sydney Mulka earned the shutout in goal.

The loss drops Roy-Hart to 1-4.

Wilson 9, Barker 0
Skyler Munnikhuysen had 2 goals and Emily Kelly, Madelyn Austin and Lilly O’Lay each had a goal and an assist to lead Wilson (4-2) past Barker (0-5).

Boys Soccer

Byron-Bergen 3, Albion 0

Leading by a narrow 1-0 margin, Byron-Bergen pulled away for a 3-0 non league win over host Albion this evening on a pair of early second half goals by Tyler Chambry and Wade Thompson.

Thompson also netted what proved to be the game winning goal for the Bees with three minutes to go in the first half.

Medina, Albion post N-O golf victories

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 September 2017 at 9:31 pm

Front-running Medina defeated Wilson 220-248 at Shelridge and Albion downed Newfane 229-281 at Oak Run this afternoon in Niagara-Orleans League golf competition.

Ian Wagner earned medalist honors for Medina with a 36.

The Mustangs also had Aidan Paul with a 43 and Trevor Luthart and Jake Bensley both with 45.

Nate Fox led Wilson with a 40.

Medina stays perfect at 9-0 while Wilson slips to 3-2-2.

In the girls competition, Medina’s Melanie Green shot a 36.

Nick Penna earned medalist honors for Albion with a 38 as Patrick Ricker added a 45, Nick Perry 47 and Victor Benjovsky 48.

Tyler Wagner had a 47 for Newfane.

Albion improves to 7-1 while Newfane slips to 1-7-1.

In the day’s other match, Akron downed Roy-Hart 222-256 as Brenan Murty shot 36, Owen Hil 43 and Stephen Wagner 46.

Murphy Lang had a 41 for Roy-Hart.

Akron is now 4-3-1 and Roy-Hart 1-5-1.

Mustangs spikers down rival Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 September 2017 at 9:26 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Elle Gross spikes over Albion’s Taylor Walczak during the Mustangs win over the host Purple Eagles this evening.

Rebounding from an overtime loss in the second set, Medina took the next two sets to down host Albion 25-21, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.

It marked the first time in a dozen years that Medina has defeated Albion in N-O competition. The Mustangs last league wins over the Purple Eagles were a home-and-home sweep during the 2005 season.

Leading by a narrow 11-8 margin, Medina pulled away in the pivotal third set as Maddie Williams served up points 12-15 and Alyssa Beyer 17-22 to put the Mustangs in command 22-9.

Grace Masse then registered back-to-back service aces to complete the 25-10 win and give Medina a 2-1 lead in the match.

Albion’s Caitlynn Snook taps the ball over the net.

Medina then closed out the win by taking the fourth set as Masse served up points 3-7, a run highlighted by 2 spiking kills by Je’ne Brown and an ace, and Beyer points 10-13, which included a kill by Williams, to put the Mustang on top to stay at 12-3.

Albion did rally back to within four at 13-9 as Emani Poole served up points 13-9.

Medina though pulled away for good on a kill by Brown for point 17 followed by a four point run of service points by Masse for a 21-13 Mustangs lead.

Beyer served up the final two points to close out the set 25-15 and the match.

Medina also got off to a quick start taking the openning set 25-21 as Masse had a pair of key late service points to put the Mustangs up 24-19.

Albion though bounced back to even the match with an overtime in in the second set as Johnson served up points 10-12 and 23-24 and Snook 14-16.

Brown finished with a total of 8 kills for Medina as Camri King and Williams both had 3.

Snook had 7 kills and 2 aces and Smith 9 kills for Albion.

Medina is now 2-2 and Albion 0-4 in N-I action.

Roy-Hart 25-25-22-25, Newfane 18-21-25-17
Aspen Moore had 10 kills, 7 blocks and 12 digs; Skyler Christopher 12 kills and 2 aces; Olivia Vorholtzer 14 points including 8 aces and 7 kills and Jessi Wood 6 kills and 6 points to lead Roy-Hart (2-2) past Newfane (1-3) in four sets.

Albion’s Natalie Lathrop returns service as Logan Conlon and Breanda Johnson watch.

Medina youth gridders post wins at Newfane

Contributed Story Posted 17 September 2017 at 9:36 pm

The Medina Colts nipped the host Newfane Thunder 8-7 and the Medina Stallions downed the Newfane Storm 23-13 in Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) action Saturday.

In the other game, the Newfane Lightning blanked the Medina Broncos 36-0.

Christian Moss had 118 yards rushing and one touchdown  and Preston Woodworth added the deciding two-point conversion pass to Kolton Fletcher for the Colts.

On defense, Avion Johnson had 2 forced fumbles and 5 tackles, Trey Shine 7 tackles and 1 fumble recovery and Fletcher 5 tackles.

Xander Payne had 102 yards passing including touchdown completions of 43 yards to Anthony Monell and 6 to Hayden Woodroe to lead the Stallions.  Payne also ran for one extra point and passed to Monell for a two-point conversion. Aidan Pitts added 45 yards passing and Trenton Muck 63 yards receiving.

Defensively, Zach Oliver had 7 tackles and 1 sack for a safety, Izell Satkowski 5 tackles, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery, Noah Skinner 5 tackles, Muck 3 tackles, 1 sack and 1 interception and Payne an interception. Muck also had a punt return for a touchdown.

Key N-O field hockey games on tap this week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 September 2017 at 7:28 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina and Barker both face key home Niagara-Orleans League field hockey games early this week. Here Medina’s Jessica Granchelli battles for control of the ball with Barker’s Rachel Hurtgam during a recent game. Lydia Battaglia and Madison Kenward move in on the play for Medina.

The Niagara-Orleans League field hockey title race will feature several key games early this week involving the top five teams in the standings.

Undefeated (4-0) Roy-Hart will look to maintain at least a share of the top spot as the Lady Rams visit perennial title contender Barker (2-1) on Monday. The Lady Raiders, which are coming off a big sweep of a pair of  non league contests at Pennsylvania foes, will then entertain Wilson (2-2) on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, undefeated (4-0) defending champion Akron visits Medina (2-2) in the Mustangs debut on the new artificial turf at Vets Park. The Lady Tigers have allowed only one goal to date this season in N-O action.

In N-O boys soccer action Roy-Hart (3-1) looks to stay within a game of undefeated (5-0) defending champion Newfane as the Rams visit Akron (0-2-1) Tuesday and Medina/Lyndonville (1-3) on Thursday.

N-O girls soccer action will be highlighted by Saturday’s rivalry matchup as Newfane (4-0-1) hosts Wilson (3-2).

In N-O volleyball a clash of unbeatens for first place will have defending champion Akron (3-0) hosting Wilson (3-0) on Monday. Medina will also visit rival Albion on Monday.

In Genesee Region League girls soccer action, Holley will host rival Kendall on Friday for Homecoming.

Week’s Schedule
Boys Soccer:  Byron-Bergen at Albion, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Barker at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey: Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Medina at Albion, Newfane at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Akron, 6:30 p.m.
Golf: Albion at Newfane, Medina at Wilson, Roy-Hart at Akron, 4 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Kendall at Northstar, 4:15 p.m.; Wilson at Medina/Lyndonville, Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Attica at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.
Field Hockey: Wilson at Barker, Kenmore at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 7:15 p.m.
Boys Volleyball: Lyndonville/Medina at NE/NW, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chil, Holley at Attica, 6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Holley at Attica, 4:30 p.m.; Pembroke at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Wilson vs. Medina/Lyndonville at Lyndonville, Roy-Hart at Akron, Newfane at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Golf: Roy-Hart at Medina, Wilson at Newfane, Barker at Akron, 4 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Medina/Lyndonville at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey: Wilson at Medina, Barker at Kenmore, Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Kendall at Rochester Academy Charter, 4:30 p.m.; Akron at Albion, Notre Dame at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Golf: Albion at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.

Football: Roy-Hart/Barker at Albion, 7 p.m.; Lackawanna at Medina/Lyndonville, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer: MST Prep at Medina/Lyndonville at Lyndonville, 4:15 p.m.; Wilson at Newfane, Wilson Magnet at Holley, 8:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; Kendall at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Medina at Newfane, Wilson at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.
Golf: Akron at Albion, Barker at Medina, Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4 p.m.

Football: Notre Dame at Holley, 1:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Marion at Kendall, 3 p.m..; Akron at Albion, 5 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Wilson at Newfane, 10 a.m.; Alexander at Kendall, 1 p.m.; Akron at Albion, 7 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Pembroke at Holley, 12 p.m.; Kendall at Lyndonville, 1:30 p.m.

N-O Standings
Field Hockey: Akron 4-0, Roy-Hart 4-0, Barker 2-1, Medina 2-2, Wilson 2-2, Kenmore 0-4, Newfane 0-5
Golf: Medina 8-0, Albion 6-1 Wilson 3-2-2, Akron 3-3-2, Newfane 1-6-1, Roy-Hart 1-4, Barker 1-7
Boys Soccer: Newfane 5-0, Roy-Hart 3-1, Albion 1-3, Medina/Lyndonville 1-3, Wilson 1-2-1, Akron 0-2-1,
Girls Soccer: Newfane 4-0-1, Akron 3-1, Wilson 3-2, Albion 2-2-1, Medina/Lyndonville 2-3, Roy-Hart 1-3, Barker 0-4
Volleyball: Wilson 3-0, Akron 2-0, Medina 1-2, Newfane 1-2, Roy-Hart 1-2, Albion 0-3,

Pembroke tops Albion in youth football

Contributed Story Posted 17 September 2017 at 7:19 pm

The Albion Mini Eagles fell 28-13 to Pembroke on Saturday.  Noah Harrison topped the Albion offense with 100 yards rushing, 25 receiving including touchdown runs of 60 and 28 yards.  Roman Manella had 58 yards passing and Nate Gibson had 38 yards receiving.

On defense, Harrison lead with 8 tackles while Gibson had 7 and Mason Snook and Logan Kast 5 each.

In JV action,  Pembroke pulled away in the 2nd half with a 33-14 victory.   Makyell Walker scored on runs of 48 and 54 yards for Albion. Walker finished with 108 yards on the ground as Xavier Byrd had 26 yards rushing.

James Trembley and Walker lead the defense with 8 tackles each,  Blake Preston added 5 as William Farnsworth, Colin Webb and Raekawn Riley each had a fumble recovery.

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