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Barker swims past Medina; Albion splits with Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 January 2017 at 10:48 pm

Taking first place in every event, host Barker scored a sweep over Medina this afternoon to close out the duel meet portion of the Niagara-Orleans League swim season.

The Barker boys posted a 95-75 victory and the Lady Raiders earned a 109-61 win.

The Barker boys had a quartet of individual event double winners including Adam Wagner (200 Free, 500 Free), Andrew Jenks (200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke), Collin Stevener (50 Free, 100 Butterfly) and Collin Webb (100 Free, 100 Backstroke).

The Barker boys finish the season nat 6-4 and Medina at 4-6.

The Lady Raiders were sparked by a trio of double winners including Christiana Carestia (200 Free, 500 Free), Sara Gendrue (200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke) and Natalie Menz (50 Free, 100 Free).

The Barker girls wind up at 4-6 and Medina at 2-8.

Albion earned a split with Akron taking the boys meet 65-29 but losing the girls competition 71-23.

The Albion boys got wins from Matt Kovaleski (100 Butterfly), Carlitos Sanchez (100 Free), Devin Olles (50 Free) and Harrison Brown (200 Individual Medley).

Andrew Buyea was a double winner in the 200 Free and 500 Free for Akron.

The Albion boys finish at 8-2 and Akron at 0-10.

Julia Dieble doubled in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Backstroke to lead the Akron girls.

Liz Furmanski won the 50 Free and Michaela Pantano the 100 Butterfly for Albion.

The Akron girls wind up at 7-3 and Albion at 0-10.

No results were reported from the Roy-Hart vs. Newfane meet.

Roy-Hart edges past rival Barker

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 January 2017 at 10:29 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Matt Borel puts up a shot against Barker defender Shawn Callaghan during the Rams narrow win over the visiting Raiders this evening.

Surviving a tight stretch run battle, Roy-Hart edged past visiting rival Barker 60-54 this evening leaving both teams at 3-3 at the halfway point of the Niagara-Orleans League basketball season.

Jacob Bruning scored 10 of his 19 points, Matt Borel 6 of his 19 and Brendon Hess all 5 of his in the decisive final period to help Roy-Hart claim the win. DJ Davis also had 11, Tim Moriarity 4  and Charlie Brigham 2 on the night for the Rams.

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Barker’s Eddie Wasnock grabs a rebound against Roy-Hart defender Jacob Bruning.

Nate Luckman had 14 and Austin Sullivan 10 to lead Barker as Jake Arnold added 8, Eddie Wasnock and Malik Smith 7, Shawn Callaghan 6 and Ryan Voss 2.

Breaking away from a 13-13 tie early in the second period, Barker put together a 14-5 run to open up what proved to be the Raiders biggest lead of 9 at 27-18. Wasnock and Luckman both had 5 during that stretch.

However, Roy-Hart answered with a 6-0 run to close the period, all by Borel, and rally back to within 3, 27-24, at the half.

The lead then sea-sawed back and forth six times in the third period which finished with Roy-Hart holding a slender 39-37 lead on a late three-point play by Borel who had a total of 7 in the period.

Threes by Luckman and Sullivan in the period kept Barker close.

Barker pulled even one last time, at 41-41, early in the final period after a rebound bucket by Voss and a layup by Smith but the Raiders could not regain the lead.

Buckets by Bruning, Borel and Hess gave Roy-Hart a 47-43 led midway through the period.

A three by Smith pulled Barker to within one, 47-46, but Roy-Hart answered back with back-to-back jumpers by Bruning and Hess to regain a little breathing room at 52-46.

The Raiders did pull back to with three twice in the final 2:30, first at 52-49 after a three by Luckman, and again at 57-54 after a three by Sullivan, but could get no closer.

Borel had a layup and a free throw to give Roy-Hart a 56-49 lead.

Three clutch free throws by Bruning in the final 16 seconds then locked up the win for the Rams after the Raiders had pulled to within 57-54.

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Roy-Hart’s Jacob Bruning tries to put up a shot against Barker defenders Nate Luckman, left, and Jake Arnold.

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Barker’s Malik Smith puts up a shot against Roy-Hart defender Matt Borel.

Medina cagers romp past Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 January 2017 at 9:50 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Tyler Howard puts up a shot against Akron defender Austin Ladd during the Mustangs win over the visiting Tigers the evening.

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Medina’s Jorge Phillips shots against Akron defender Austin Ladd.

Getting point product from 11 players, front-running Medina romped to a 64-36 victory over visiting Akron this evening to finish the first half of the Niagara-Orleans League basketball season at 6-0.

Jalin Cooper scored 16, Alex Allis 11 and Johnny Salone 10 to lead the Medina scoring parade as Tyler Howard added 6, Mason Lewis and Vincent Montague 4, Izaiah Rhim, Tyrellis Atkins and Brendan Luthart 3 and Trenton Jones and Jorge Phillips 2.

Setting the tone, Medina raced out to an 18-2 lead at the outset as Allis tallied 8, including two threes, and Cooper 7.

Up 18-7 at the end of the opening period, the Mustangs then broke the contest wide open in the second quarter with a huge 23-4 scoring edge to open up a 30 point, 41-11, half-time advantage. Salone scored 8, Cooper 7 and Lewis 4 during that stretch.

The Mustangs maintained a 50-24 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

The loss drops Akron to 0-6.

Medina also defeated Akron in the JV game 48–37 as Nate Sherman scored 16, Emmanuel Taylor 12 and Tyler Chinn 8.

Newfane 58, Wilson 57
Newfane stayed just a game off the pace at 5-1 with a narrow 58-57 victory over rival Wilson.

Max Weber scored 18, Kyle DeVoogle 16 and Caleb Rssell 9 to lead the way for Newfane which erased a 38-36 deficit at the three-quarter mark with a 22-17 final period scoring edge.

Connor Seeley scored 21 and Justin Daul 15 for Wilson which slips to 3-3.

Late Kendall rally falls just short

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 January 2017 at 9:33 pm

A late comeback bid fell just short as Kendall dropped a narrow 64-59 decision to visiting Attica this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Trailing 50-39 after three quarters, Kendall put together a big 20-10 fourth quarter scoring burst to rally back to within one at 60-59 but the Eagles could not pull even. Collin Lewis, Nate Warters and Brandon Miller each scored 6 to spearhead that rally.

Owen Thompson scored 26 and grabbed off 22 rebounds for Attica which led 17-9 after one quarter and 32-22 at the half.

Warters finished with a career high 29 points as Miller had 14 and John Rath 10. Warters also had 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Miller 4 rebounds and 4 blocks and Rath 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

Oakfield-Alabama 90, Lyndonville 56
Oakfield-Alabama raced out to a commanding 51-26 half-time lead in route to downing host Lyndonville 90-56 in another G-R contest.

Ryan Douglas scored 24 and Dalton Carlson 17 to lead the Hornets.

Corey Hydock had 18, Jacob Hoffee 16 and Eric Neace 11 for Lyndonville.

League leading Medina girls down Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 January 2017 at 9:04 pm

Medina bested host Akron 50-35 the evening to finish the first half of the Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball season at 6-0.

Je’ne Brown scored 24 and Maddie Williams 18 to lead the Medina attack as Emily Kams and Molley Gross both had 3 and Kayla Cuadra 2. Brown also had 14 rebounds and 10 blocks, Gross 8 rebounds and Kams 6 assists and 3 steals.

Darion Jonathan had 12 for Akron which slips to 2-4.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead as Brown tallied 10 quick points.

Up 18-13 at the half, the Mustangs pulled way for good by outscoring the Lady Tigers 19-12 in the third period. Williams scored 9, on three threes, and Brown 6 during that stretch helping to boost the Medina lead to 37-25 at the three-quarter mark.

In other N-O action, Wilson (6-1) downed host rival Newfane (3-4) 58-47.

Lyndonville, Kendall bow in G-R games

Leading 26-15 at the half, Oakfield-Alabama used a big 18-2 third period scoring edge to lock up a 60-23 victory over visiting Lyndonville in a Genesee Region League game.

Aubrey Lewis led Lyndonville with 12.

In another G-R contest, Attica downed Kendall 38-21.

Tiger grapplers earn first victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 January 2017 at 8:59 pm

Six pins sparked Lyndonville to its first victory of the season, a 39-15 non league win at Pavilion this evening.

Chase Stanton, Reese Ledford, Jeff Gress Jr., Dustin Joy, Dustin Hinkley and Frankie Carrasquillo all notched pins for the Tigers as Alex Doran added a decision win.

Holley-Kendall 69, Gates-Chili 20
Pins by Jayden Pieniaszek,Nate Silversmith and Brandon Stewart, along with a major decision win by Eli Stanton, highlighted Holley-Kendall’s 69-20 non league victory over visiting Gates-Chili.

Barker girls down Roy-Hart for first N-O victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 January 2017 at 8:41 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Haley Brown puts up a shot against Roy-Hart defender Ava Bligh during the host Lady Raiders league win this evening.

In a clash of two teams seeking that elusive first league win, Barker posted a 34-24 Niagara-Orleans victory over visiting Roy-Hart this evening.

Gabby Baker and Haley Brown both scored 10 points to lead the way for Barker as Lydia Dewart and Emily Annable added 6 and Kylee Annable 2. Brown also had 10 rebounds and Baker 8.

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Roy-Hart’s Meghan Washington drives against Barker defender Abby Harris.

Ellie Todd took game high scoring honors for Roy-Hart with 12 as Delaney Draper had 6, Meghan Washington 3, Maddy Glena 2 and Ashley Hill 1.

Roy-Hart did jump out to a 10-0 lead at the outset on three baskets by Todd and one each by Washington and Glena. However, the Lady Rams managed a total of only 14 more points the rest of the way.

Barker got right back in the game by closing the period with an 8-2 run ignited by a three by Dewart to cut the deficit to 12-8.

Barker pulled even late in the second quarter at 13-13 after a three by Baker and a jumper by Emily Annable. The Lady Raiders stayed deadlocked at 15-15 at the half one two free throws by Brown as time expired.

Roy-Hart did regain the lead for what proved to be the last time at the outset of the second half, 19-15, after layups by Todd and Draper.

Barker though answered back with what proved to be a key 10-0 run to regain the lead for good at 25-19. A three by Baker started that burst which also included a pair of baskets by Brown.

The Lady Raiders held a 27-22 lead at the three-quarter mark and then outpointed the Lady Rams 7-2 in a low scoring final period to close out the win. A there by Baker midway through the period gave the Lady Raiders a 31-23 lead.

Barker is now 1-5 and Roy-Hart 0-6 at the halfway point of the N-O season.

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Barker’s Lydia Dewart puts up a three-point shot as her teammate Sarah Mason and Roy-Hart’s Maddy Glena look on.

Albion grapplers score win at Wilson

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 January 2017 at 9:50 pm

Four pins sparked Albion (3-2) to a 48-30 victory at Wilson (1-4) this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League wrestling match.

Preston Flugel, Tim Wells, Ugene Harrison and Donamic Farley all registered pins for the Purple Eagles as Blake Aina and Sam Slick added decision wins.

Akron (4-1) downed host Barker/Roy-Hart (2-3) 50-23 as pins by Cody Cray, John Fieblekorn, Bobby PeQueen and Jacob Sarow led the Tigers.

Ben Schwab and TJ Alvord Jr. both had pins for Barker/Roy-Hart as Brent Bachman added a technical fall victory and Bick Fazzolari a decision win.

Undefeated (5-0) Newfane bested visiting Medina (0-5) 63-10.

Colby Petrie had a major decision win for the Mustangs,

Defending champions lock up N-O swim titles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 January 2017 at 9:46 pm

The defending champion Roy-Hart boys and Newfane girls teams both scored victories today to lock up Niagara-Orleans League swim titles.

The Roy-Hart boys defeated visiting Albion 98-71 to improve to 9-0 and lock up an 11th straight N-O championship.

Nate Mikoll doubled in th 200 Free and 100 Free and Tanner Rees in the 200 Indiovidual Medley and 100 Breaststeoke to lead the Channael Cats.

The Newfane girls likewise improved to 9-0 with a 108-62 win over host Barker to lockup an eighth straight N-O title.

Lauren Gaughran doubled in the 200 Free and 500 Free to lead the Lady Panthers.

The Roy-Hart girls (7-2) completed the sweep by downing Albion (0-9)  117-53 as Sandy Sparks doubled in the 200 Free and 500 Free and Kayla Hagen in the 50 Free and 100 Backstroke.

The Barker boys downed Newfane 98-65 to improve to 5-4 as Collin Webb doubled in the 50 Free and 100 Free.

Newfane (2-7)  had Drew Hamelink double in the IM and 100 Breaststroke and Thomas Schultz in the 200 Free and 100 Free.

The Medina boys bested host Akron 119-60 to improve to 4-5.

Mason Pecoraro doubled in the 50 Free and 100 Backstroke for the Seahorses as Kristian Snyder won the 100 Breaststroke and August Pietrasesa the 100 Free.

The Seahorses also swept the three relays as Powell Stephens, Snyder, Hunter Heil and Dawson Brown took the 200 Medley; Pietrasesa, Daniel Heil, Jack Hill and Stephens the 200 Free and Daniel Heil, Stephens, Pecoraro and Snyder the 400 Free.

Akron won the girls meet but no details were reported.

Bees down Tigers; Irish edge Hawks in OT

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 January 2017 at 9:26 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Josh Tombari drives against Byron-Bergen defender Ryan Richardson during the Tigers home court loss to the Bees this evening.

Unable to build on a first quarter lead, Lyndonville dropped a 56-43 decision to visiting Byron-Bergen this evening in a Genesee Region League basketball game.

Corey Hydock and Zach Johnson both hit two threes and Jacob Hoffee one to spark Lyndonville out to a 19-14 first period lead.

However, the Tigers managed a total of only 24 points the rest of the way.

Byron-Bergen answered with a 19-9 second quarter scoring burst to take the lead for good by a 33-28 margin at the half. Colin Noeth scored 9 and Brandon Burke 7 to lead that Bees uprising.

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Lyndonville’s Eric Neace goes up for a layup against Byron-Bergen’s Chase Felton.

Keeping the momentum, Byron-Bergen then outpointed Lyndonville 13-8 in the third period to up the advantage to 10, 46-36, at the three-quarter mark. Burke and Derek Cooper both scored 4 and Noeth added a thee-point play to lead the Bees during that stretch.

Lyndonville did stay within 9, 50-41, midway through the final period after a three by Josh Tombari and a layup by Eric Neace but the Tigers could get no closer.

Noeth finished with 22 and Burke 18 for the Bees as Chase Felton added 8, Cooper 4 and Ryan Richardson and Nico DeFrank 2.

Hydock led Lyndonville with 15 as Neace and Johnson both had 6, Hoffee and Tombari 5 and Nathan Poler, Matt Hess and Brody Brown 2 each.

Byson-Bergen is now 7-4 and Lyndonville 5-7.
Notre Dame 71, Holley 62 OT
Notre Dame used a 16-7 scoring edge in the four minute overtime period to down host Holley 71-62.

Two threes by Ryan Moffat put Notre Dame up to stay early in the overtime and Jake Wetherwax added another to help the Irish lock up the win.

Holley sent the contest into overtime as Andrew Moseman hit a three with four seconds to go knotting the score at 55-55.

The Hawks trailed 30-22 at the half but put together a big 19-7 third period scoring edge to rally into a 41-37 lead at the three-quarter mark. Moseman led that uprising with 11 points.

Dylan Hillabush finished with 21 and Moseman 18 for Holley. Hillabush also grabbed off 13 rebounds and Moseman had 5 assists.

Moffat took game high scoring honors with 32 for the Irish as Nico Zambito added 19.

Pembroke 77, Kendall 33
Racing out to commanding leads of 22-2 after one quarter and 38-11 at the half, Pembroke went on to defeat visiting Kendall 77-33.

Ryan Cansdell led the Dragons with 16.

Collin Lewis scored for Kendall as Nate Warters, Brandon Miller and Hunter Menze each had 5.