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Medina field hockey team faces key week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2018 at 5:42 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Sarah Cochrane battles for control of the ball with Roy-Hart’s Holly DiMayo during an earlier season contest. The Mustangs face key field hockey tests this week against both co-leaders Roy-Hart and Barker.

Off to their best start in a decade, the Medina Mustangs face a pair of key contests this week in their quest to stay in the thick of the Niagara-Orleans League field hockey title race.

Medina is currently tied for second place with Akron at 4-2 just a game behind co-leaders Barker and Roy-Hart both at 5-1 and the Mustangs face both this week. The Mustangs host Barker on Tuesday and then visit Roy-Hart on Thursday, both at 4:45 p.m.

Rivals Holley and Kendall will meet this week in girls volleyball on Wednesday and in girls soccer on Thursday, both at Holley.

In N-O girls soccer, undefeated (6-0) front-runner Albion hosts Akron in a key game at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Akron is currently tied for second place with Wilson just a game off the pace at 4-1.

On the gridiron, Albion will travel to Springville on Friday evening in a B2 Division game while Medina/Lyndonville/Barker visits Maritime/Health Sciences for a non league contest on Saturday.  Roy-Hart will also visit Akron in a C North Division game on Friday while Holley hosts Oakfield-Alabama/Elba on Saturday in an 8 man contest.

Weekly Schedule
Monday
Boys Soccer: Newfane at Albion, Pembroke at Holley, Kendall at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Albion at Alexander, Holley at Lima Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Golf: Barker at Medina ,4 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Albion at Batavia, Lyndonville at Pembroke, Wheatland-Chili at Holley, Attica at Kendall, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
Girls Soccer: Lyndonville/Medina at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.; Kendall at Byron-Bergen, Holley at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey: Barker at Medina, Wilson at Akron, 4:45 p.m.; Kenmore at Roy-Hart, 5 p.m.
Cross-Country: Albion and Barker at Akron, Medina at Wilson, Newfane at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Golf: Medina at Albion, Newfane at Roy-Hart, Barker at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Medina at Akron, Cheektowaga at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Boys Soccer: Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Golf: Barker at Albion, Medina at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Kendall at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball: SOTA at Lyndonville/Medina, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday
Boys Soccer: Newfane at Medina/Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; Akron at Albion, 6:45 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Lyndonville/Medina at Alexander, Kendall at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Field Hockey: Medina at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Kendall, Akron at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Medina at Wilson, Albion at Roy-Hart, Akron at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.

Friday
Football: Roy-Hart at Akron,  Albion at Springville, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Roy-Hart at Wilson, Newfane at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; Akron at Albion, 6:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball: Northstar at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball: O’Hara at Lyndonville, 6 p.m.

Saturday
Football: Oakfield-Alabama/Elba at Holley, 1:30 p.m.; Medina/Lyndonville/Barker at Maritime/Health Sciences, 2 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Rochester Academy at Medina/Lyndonville, 12:30 p.m. at Lyndonville; Pavilion/York at Kendall, 1 p.m.; Warsaw/Letchworth at Holley, 3:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville/Medina, 10 a.m. at Lyndonville; Notre Dame at Kendall, 11 a.m. Attica at Holley, 5:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Northstar at Holley, 11 a.m.; Notre Dame at Kendall, 12:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Lyndonville/Medina at Sodus, 1 p.m.

N-O Standings
Boys Soccer: Wilson 5-0-1, Albion 3-1-1, Newfane 2-2, Roy-Hart 2-4, Akron 1-3-1, Medina/Lyndonville 1-4-1
Girls Soccer: Albion 6-0, Akron 4-1, Wilson 4-1, Newfane 2-4, Roy-Hart 1-5, Barker 0-6
Field Hockey: Barker 5-1, Roy-Hart 5-1, Akron 4-2, Medina 4-2, Wilson 2-4, Kenmore 1-5, Newfane 0-6
Girls Volleyball: Akron 4-1, Roy-Hart 4-1, Medina 2-2, Wilson 2-2, Albion 1-4, Newfane 1-4
Golf: Medina 8-0-1, Akron 9-1-1, Wilson 5-3, Albion 5-5, Barker 3-5, Newfane 1-8, Roy-Hart 0-9

B2 Division Football: Albion 3-0, 4-0; Olean 3-1, 3-1; Medina/Lyndonville 2-1, 3-1; Lackawanna 2-1, 3-1; Springville 0-3, 0-4; Depew 0-4, 0-4

Albion posts key OT win in Mini Division

Contributed Story Posted 23 September 2018 at 9:10 am

Contributed Photo – Sh’kwe Riley picks up yardage for the Albion Varsity Division squad during Saturday’s loss at Tri Town.

In a battle of 4-1 teams,  Albion pulled off a thrilling 21-13 double overtime win over Tri Town Saturday in the Mini Division of the Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA).

Noah Harrison had a 6 yard touchdown run and caught the 2 point conversion from Roman Manella in the second overtime.  The Albion defense stopped Tri Town after that to secure the win.

Harrison had 115 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.  He also caught a 60 yard td from Manella.  Boe Preston had 10 yards rushing.

Harrison led the defense with 18 tackles,  Mason Snook 7 tackles and Jayovanni Ostrander had 5 tackles.

In the JV Division, Albion pulled out a 21-8 win over Tri Town.

Makyell Walker sealed the game with a 49 yard touchdown with just over a minute left.  On the day Walker had 140 yards rushing and 2 TDs.  Nate Gibson had 84 yards passing including a 18 yard TD pass to Kwame Riley.

On defense Kwame Riley had 8 tackles, Wes Olles 6, Raekwan Riley 5 tackles and a sack and Jairo Chavez 5 tackles.

In the Varsity Division, Tri Town edged Albion 16-13

Jacob Hughson had a 55 yard touchdown run and caught a 64 yard TD pass from Shakarion Drisdom.  Sh’kwe Riley had 46 yards on the ground.

Hughson led the defense with 10 tackles and Riley 6.

Genesee United U17 has big soccer season

Contributed Story Posted 23 September 2018 at 9:07 am

Contributed Photo – The first year Genesee United U17 Girls team, comprised of players grades 7-11 from Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, and Monroe counties, exceeded expectations in 2018. The team took first place at the Byron-Bergen Tournament, second place at the Newark, Akron, and Batavia tournaments and second place  in the Batavia YMCA League. In front is Abby Lambert (Leroy). The the first row are Assistant Coach Destiny Satkowski, Madelynn Satkowski (Medina), Arianna Armstrong (Greece), Rachel Nickerson (Batavia Notre Dame), Ally Flint (Leroy), Cassidy Strzelec (Attica), Mia Cooley (Attica), Arabella Rogers (Batavia Notre Dame), Olivia Constantino (Batavia Notre Dame), Briana McMullen (Medina).In the back row are Head Coach Chris Chilano, Mackenzy Nenni (Batavia Notre Dame), Marguerite Brakenbury (Medina), Bethani James (Leroy), Zoey Chambry (Byron-Bergen), Kiaya Condidorio (Leroy), Amara Condidorio (Leroy), Melanie Hibbard (Medina), Autumn Demarco (Cal-Mum), Nissa Burch (Wheatland-Chili), Gracie Cogovan (Medina), Amber Duzen (Pembroke), Assistant Coach Corey Duzen.

Purple Eagles edge Rams for Homecoming win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 9:16 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Angel Rosario delivers a shot toward the net as the Roy-Hart trio of Hunter Pratt, Jacob Fritton and Jose Campos defend. The action took place during the host Purple Eagles Homecoming win over the visiting Rams this evening.

Avenging an early season 3-2 overtime loss, Albion nipped visiting Roy-Hart 1-0 this evening in a Homecoming Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

Kendyll Hadick scored the game’s lone goal, his 11th of the season, with 6:19 remaining off an assist from Harrison Brown.

Omar Peterson earned the shutout n goal for the Purple Eagles.

Albion is now 3-1-1 and Roy-Hart 2-4 in N-O action.

Holley and Kendall bow

In a non league games, host Geneseo scored twice in the final seven minutes to lock up a 3-0 win over Holley and Keshequa bested visiting Kendall 4-2 with a big 4 goal second half. Mickey Gardner scored a goal to give Kendall a 1-0 lead in the first half. He also netted the Eagles other goal in the final seconds of the second half.

Albion’s Thomas Hollenbeck tries to keep the ball away from Roy-Hart’s Jacob Fritton.

Albion’s Evan Van Ameron works to control the ball as Roy-Hart’s Trent Choate moves in.

Finney tops Holley in 8 man football

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 8:43 pm

Returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown, GC Finney went on to down visiting Holley 48-24 this afternoon in an 8 man football game.

Finney, which is now 1-1, led 28-8 at the half.

Holley, which is also 1-1, got touchdown runs from Jacob Affronti, Cody Tanis and Mason Neale.

Holley next hosts Oakfield-Alabama/Elba at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

In a Section VI Class C North Division game host Cleveland Hill romped out to a 30-0 lead and went on to defeat Roy-Hart 46-7.

Albion girls blank Roy-Hart for 10th victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 8:37 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Abbie Pappalardo sends the ball up field as Cecelia Santo defends for Roy-Hart. The action took place during the host Purple Eagles Homecoming win over the Lady Rams this evening.

Staying undefeated at 10-0 overall, Albion blanked visiting Roy-Hart 3-0 this evening on Homecoming in a Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game.

Albion, which is now 6-0 in N-O competition, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half as Abby Scanlan scored from Lexi Wolck nine minutes in and Mariah Plain tallied off an assist from Nicolina Creasey with three minutes remaining.

Wolck rounded out the Albion scoring with a second half goal off an assist from Scanlan.

Sydney Mulka earned the shutout in goal.

The loss drops Roy-Hart to 1-5 in the league.

In the other N-O games Akron and Wilson both scored wins to remain tied for second place at 4-1. Akron nipped Newfane (2-4) 1-0 and Wilson downed Barker (0-6) 3-0 on goals by Leia Cloy, Skylar Munnikhuysen and Abi Couturier.

Albion’s Kendall Derisley battles for control of the ball with Roy-Hart’s Christina Dibenedetto.

Albion’s Lexi Wolck works the ball up field against Roy-Hart defender Nadia White.

Mustang booters romp to non league win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 12:42 pm

Getting goal production from six different players, Medina/Lyndonville romped to an 8-0 victory over host Global Concepts this morning in a non league boys soccer game.

Evan Silversmitth and Nate Dillenbeck both had 2 goals for the Mustangs as Brandon Heschke, Oskar Heinsler, Kody Leno and Devin Rounds each chipped in with 1.

Leno also had a pair of assists as Heschke, Heinsler, Rounds, Jack Whipple, Jonathan Slingerland and Reagan Wilkins each had 1.

The Mustangs are now 3-5-1 overall on the season.

Holley spikers roll past RAC

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 12:17 pm

Holley scored a straight set 25-12, 25-20, 25-15 victory over visiting Rochester Academy Charter this morning in a non league volleyball match.

Nicole Mrzywka had 5 aces and 4 kills, Megan Donohue 3 aces, 1 kill and 5 assists, Jade Hoffarth 5 aces and 2 kills and Rachael Howard 8 aces to lead the way for the Lady Hawks.

Notre Dame girls edge Lyndonville/Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 September 2018 at 12:11 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville/Medina’s Lily Jo Carpenter drives the ball toward the Notre Dame goal as Sophi Johnston and Maylee Green defend for the Irish. Notre Dame made a lone first half goal by Audrey Farrell stand up for the 1-0 win over the Lady Tigers in the Genesee Region League game this morning at Vets Park.

Kendall and Holley girls score soccer wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 September 2018 at 11:43 pm

Kendall defeated HAC 5-1 in a non league girls soccer game this afternoon and Holley nipped Alexander 1-0 in a Genesee Region League contest.

Hailee Mitchell had 3 goals for Kendall which improves to 6-3 as Grace Levett and Alezya Brown both netted one. Brown also had 2 assists.

Julia Smith scored the lone goal for Holley as Sarah Klatt earned the shutout.

Girls Volleyball

Kendall 25-25-21-25, Northstar 19-23-25-22

Kendall bested Northstar in four sets in a non league match as Autumn Woodward had 17 digs and 5 kills; Jessica Coble went 23-23 from the service line with 5 aces, and 10 digs; Brittney Marks added 11 digs, 10 assists, 4 aces, and 3 kills; Jenna Regan 7 kills and 10 digs and Harley Faro 14 digs.

Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 25-25-25, Lyndonville 21-22-21

Brianna Smith had 14 kills, Megan Johnson 14 assists and Leah Bezon 4 kills and 3 aces to lead Oakfield-Alabama/Elba to a straight wet win over Lyndonville which had Hannah Despard with 16 digs and Alecia Hinkson 10 kills and 8 digs.

Wilson 27-25-25, Newfane 25-15-17

Wilson evened its Niagara-Orleans League record with a three set win over rival Newfane (1-4) as Maddy Seeley had 13 assists and 6 aces, Izzy Dinse 3 kills and 3 blocks and Anna Frerichs 7 digs.