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Green scores tournament victory

Contributed Story Posted 22 May 2017 at 9:25 am

Contributed Photo – Fresh from capturing the Section VI championship, Medina High freshman Melanie Green took first place honors with a 76 at the Onondaga Golf & Country Club Tournament on Sunday. Her tourney was highlighted by a hole in one on the fourth hole.

Roy-Hart, Barker to host sectional semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 May 2017 at 7:30 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Jacob Bruning and his Ram teammates will Southwestern in the Section VI Class B2 semifinals Monday.

Postseason playoff competition continues on Monday as Roy-Hart and Barker will host Section VI semifinal round baseball contests.

No. 4 Roy-Hart will host No. 8 Southwestern in Class B2 and No. 1 Barker will entertain No. 5 Holland in Class C2, both at 5 p.m. Southwestern downed No. 1 Olmsted 17-4 and Holland defeated No. 4 Frewsburg 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

In Section V Class D1 baseball competition No. 2 Lyndonville will face No. 3 Alfred-Almond in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Genesee Community College. Lyndonvllle defeated No. 7 Northstar 7-1 and Alfred-Almond downed No. 6 Genesee Valley 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

The Section VI Class B2 softball semifinals are also slated for Tuesday with No. 3 Medina at No. 2 Fredonia and No. 4 Roy-Hart at No. 1 Eden, both at 4:45 p.m.  In the quarterfinals Medina nipped No. 6 Southwestern 5-4 in 10 innings, Fredonia downed No. 10 Wilson 12-1, Roy-Hart edged past No. 5 Akron 2-1 and Eden bested No. 8 Gowanda 7-0.

In Section V Class D1 softball quarterfinal contests on Tuesday, No. 7 Kendall faces No. 2 Alfred-Almond at 4:30 p.m. and No. 1 Lyndonville takes on No. 8 Jasper-Troupsburg at 5:30 p.m. at Caledonia-Mumford.

The Section VI Class D lacrosse semifinals on Thursday will have No. 3 Medina at No. 2 Eden and No. 1 Akron facing the winner of Tuesday’s No. 4 Silver Creek vs. No. 5 Gowanda quarterfinal contest.  Eden bested Medina twice during the regular season by scores of 13-7 and 11-7.

Niagara-Orleans League track competition will conclude at 4 p.m. Tuesday with Medina at Barker and Akron at Albion.

Local athletes place at G-R All-League meet

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2017 at 8:00 pm

Some two dozen Orleans athletes earned top five finishes at the annual Genesee Region All-League track meet held today at Alexander.

Holley’s Angie Weaver won the Shot-put (31-9 1/2) and placed third in the Discus. The Lady Hawks also had Kaleigh Neale place fourth in the 400, Lindsey Allen third in the Steeplechase and fifth in the 1500, Hanna Waterman second in the High Jump and Abriana Kruger second in the Pentathlon.

The Kendall girls squad had Lyndsay Wright place second in the 400 Hurdles and fourth in the 100 Hurdles, Andrea Villalobos fifth in the 400, Katie Wright fourth in the 400 Hurdles, Maddie Jacob fifth in 400 Hurdles, Sarah Pieniaszek fifth in Steeplechase, Alexis Payton third in High Jump and fifth in Long Jump and Kristy Mundaniohl fifth in Pole Vault.

The Holley boys had Jason Kimmel place second in the Pentathlon, John Mounts second in the Triple Jump and fourth in Long Jump, James Skehan fourth in 110 Hurdles, Camron LaBarge fifth in Long Jump, Alex Mounts fifth in Shot-put and Braxton Leary-Hart fifth in Discus.

Lyndonville’s Dustin Hinckley placed third in the 400 and fourth in the 200. Adam Cifelli also placed third in the 400 Hurdles for the Tigers.

Kendall had Damian Sprague place third in the 800 and Steeplechase, Cameron Heller third in the High Jump and Pole Vault and Ethan Kuhn fourth in the Pentathlon.

Blue Jays improve to 5-0 in youth baseball

Contributed Story Posted 20 May 2017 at 7:57 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Carter Woodworth belts a home run for the Blue Jays during today’s win over the Red Sox.

Aidan Papaj delivers a pitch for the Blue Jays

The Blue Jays stayed unbeaten at 5-0 in Medina youth baseball action by scoring a 9-3 win over the Red Sox 9-3 today at Butts Park.

Carter Woodworth led the Jays batting with 2 run home runs, one in the first inning and one in the sixth.  Brody Fry added a single, triple and a home run with 2 RBI’s and Preston Woodworth had a solo home run  to start off sixth inning.

Brady Christaansen went 3 for 3  and Jimmy Dieter added a single and a double with a RBI. Joseph Reese, Steven Gobeli  Aidan Papaj  each had 2 singles, and Colton Smith and Aiden Wisniewski each had a hit.

Papaj pitched strong first 3 inning and had 8 strikeouts, Preston Woodworth pitched one inning and added 2 strikeouts,  Fry came on in the fifth inning and recorded 3 strikeouts, and Dieter finished the game with 3 strikeouts.

Mets 18, Twins 9

Leading the charge for the Mets were Hunter Stephens, Jackson Moreland and Lam Castricone all with 2 hits.  Stephens had a 2 run home run and a single, Jackson Moreland 2 doubles and Castricone  2 singles. Jakob Rissew, Noah Skinner, Mason Moreland and Luke Wagner each chipped in with a single.

Stephens also had another throw out at second from catcher.

On the mound Justin Pitts had 6 strike outs over 3 innings and Rissew  4.

Kendall girls win thriller in 7th

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2017 at 8:22 pm

No. 7 Kendall pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip visiting No. 10 Dundee this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class D1 softball playoffs.

A single by Adrianna Passarell drove in the game winner for the Lady Eagles as a double by Emily Mattle and a single by Rebecca Banker set up the threat.

Kendall had tied the contest at 6-6 with a run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by winning pitcher Chelsea Wright.

Earlier, the Lady Eagles took a 5-2 lead by scoring 3 times in the fourth frame on an RBI single by Lizzie Rath and a two-run error.

Wright and Banker both finished with 3 hits.

Kendall next faces No. 2 Alfred-Almond on Tuesday.

CSAT upends Albion, Roy-Hart ousts Eden

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2017 at 7:54 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion shortstop JaQuess Harrison makes a throw to first base during the host Purple Eagles sectional loss to CSAT this afternoon.

One big early error aided scoring inning keyed No. 6 CSAT to a 10-4 win over host No. 3 Albion this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class B1 baseball playoffs.

CSAT moved on top to stay in the matchup of two former Niagra-Orleans League foes by erupting for 6 runs in the decisive second inning on a combination of 3 errors, 3 hits and a walk.

The Eagles, which began competing in the Niagara Frontier League this year, later put a firm lock on the victory by scoring 3 times in the top of the seventh.

Albion scored once in the second on hits by Thomas Furmanski and Vincent Zona and three times in the bottom of the seventh on a sacrifice  by Liam Ward, a triple by Bryce Pritchard and an error. A single by JacQuess Harrison and a double by Austin Dugan set up the opportunity.

Roy-Hart 7, Eden 1

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, No. 4 Roy-Hart scored 6 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 7-1 victory over visiting No. 5 Eden in the Class B2 quarterfinals.

Jake Bruning and Jake Stern both banged out two-run singles to highlight that uprising which also included RBI single by Al Xapsos and Brendan Hess. A single by Charlie Bruning and 2 walks loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Xapsos had a total of 3 hits and Jake Bruning 2.

Charlie Bruning pitched the first five and one-third innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 8. Jake Bruning pitched the final inning and two-thirds giving up no hits and striking out 2.

Lyndonville tops Northstar in sectional opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2017 at 7:49 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Jacob Hoffee dives back to first place during the host Tigers sectional win over Northstar this afternoon.

Zach Johnson makes contact at the plate for the Tigers.

Improving to 15-2 on the season, No. 2 seeded Lyndonville defeated visiting No. 7 Northstar 7-1 this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Section V Class D1 baseball tournament.

Mike Wells went the distance on the mound for Lyndonville allowing only 3 hits and striking out 7.

Jacob Hoffee, Eric Neace and Dawson Joy each had a pair of hits to lead the Tigers at the plate.

Leading 2-0, Lyndonville put a lock on the victory by erupting for 5 runs in the sixth inning on two-run singles by Kane Flynn and Hoffee and a bunt by Nolan Donald.  Singles by Joy and Zach Johnson ignited the uprising.

Earlier, the Tigers scored once in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Johnson and once in the fifth on a home run by Hoffee.

Lyndonville will next face the winner of the No. 6 Genesee Valley vs. No. 3 Alfred-Almond in the semifinals Tuesday.

Gananda 17, Holley 2

No. 2 Gananda exploded for 10 runs in the first inning to key a 17-2 win over visiting No. 7 Holley in a Class C1 quarterfinal.

Andrew Cary had a double for Holley.

Youth baseball wins for Blue Jays and Mets

Contributed Story Posted 19 May 2017 at 9:21 am

The Blue Jays and Mets both scored youth baseball victories on Thursday. The Jays topped the Cubs 9-1 and the Mets bested the Athletics 14-4.

Blue Jays 9, Cubs 1
Woodroe Realty Blue Jays beat the American Legion Cubs 9 -1.  The Blue Jays bats lead the way with 3 runs each in the first, third and sixth innings.

Aidan Papaj led the way batting going 3 for 3 with 2 doubles, 1 single and 4 RBI’s,  Brody Fry went 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a ground rule double and 2 RBI’s, Colton Smith had a double and 2 RBI’s, Carter Woodworth had a double and 1 RBI, and Jimmy Dieter went 2 for 3 and had a RBI.  Brady Christaansen, Preston Woodworth, & Aiden Wisniewski each had a hit.

Fry pitched 3 strong innings allowing no hits striking out 6 batters.  Papaj finished the game with 3 straight strikeouts.

Mets 14, Athletics 4
Justin Pitts lead the attack for the Mets going 4-4 with 4 singles. Hunter Stephens, Jakob Rissew and Noah Skinner each hit a double. Luke Wagner, Stephens, Rissew, Lam Castricone and Amari Soule all added singles for the win.

Stephens threw out 2 kids trying to steal.

On the mound Pitts struck out 8 batters Rissew had 4 strike outs and Soule 3 strike outs.

Albion scores 5 wins at N-O All-League meet

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 May 2017 at 9:15 pm

Albion had a quintet of winners this afternoon during the second day of competition at the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League track meet held at Akron.

The Purple Eagles winners included Tre Yaskulski in the 110 Hurdles (:16.64), Lamar Chambers in the 400 Hurdles (1:00.26) Tyler Nashburn in the Shot-put (39-3 1.4), Preston Flugel in the Pole Vault (12-6) and Chanyce Powell in the Long Jump (17-8).

Jalin Cooper was a double winner for Medina in the 100 (:10.84) and 200 (:22.09) as Martha Gardner added a win in the 1500 (5:03.41).

Roy-Hart’s Kaleigh Kuzma was a double winner in the 100 Hurdles (:16.91) and 400 Hurdles (1:08.07). Cory Bricourt also captured the High Jump (6-0) for the Rams.

Akron’s Leah Czechowski doubled in the 100 (:12.65) and 200 (:26.62).  The Tigers also had Mackenzie O’Brien win the 400 (1:03.64) and Robbie PeQueen the Long Jump (20-3 1/2).

The other individual winners included Newfane’s Reese Casinelli in the 400 (:53.42), Wilson’s Trey Rees in the 1600 (4:36.74) and Shea Munnikhuysen in the Shot-put (32-1 1/2) and Barker’s Dakota Leising in the High Jump (4-10).

In the girls relays, Akron’ captured both the 4×100 in :52.22 with the foursome of Jenna Robnett, Hailey Hall, Czechowski and Kara Sequin and the 4×800 with the quartet of Margo Henley, Madison Jimseron,  O’Brien and Amanda Ciurzynski in 10:29.30.

In the boys relays, Newfane won the 4×100 with the quartet of Andrew Boudeman, Casinelli, James DeBiase and Julian Nixon in :45.38 while Barker took the 4×800 with the foursome of Adam Wagner, Jack Hopkins, Matt Pestinger and Jake Arnold in 8:56.86.

N-O Tennis Doubles Tournament

Wilson defeated Medina in straight sets in the semifinals and Albion in three sets in the title match today at the annual N-O Doubles Tournament at Barker.

Medina’s duo of Mike Cardone and Andrew Fuller place third by downing Barker in three sets in the consolation match.

Holley wins sectional opener in 8 innings

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 May 2017 at 8:51 pm

No. 7 seed Holley nipped No. 10 North Rose-Wolcott 3-2 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class C1 baseball playoffs.

Mike Passarell singled in the winning run for Holley in the 8th.

The Hawks other 2 runs came in the third as Collin Papaj doubled and Ryan Andrews singled.

Sammy Lammes picked up the win on the mound for Holley.