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Weekly H.S. schedule and standings
By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 September 2022 at 10:25 am

Weekly Schedule
Monday
Boys Soccer – Newfane at Lyndonville, Medina at Buffalo Academy of Science, 4:45 p.m.; Pembroke at Holley, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall at 7
Girls Soccer – Newfane vs. Lyndonville/Barker at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Volleyball – Alexander at Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Golf – Albion at Newfane, Medina at Roy-Hart, Akron at Wilson, 4 p.m.

Tuesday
Boys Soccer – Albion at Byron-Bergen, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:45 p.m.; Medina at Albion, 6:45 p.m.; Kendall at Holley, 7 p.m.
Field Hockey – Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; Barker at Kenmore, 7 p.m.
Volleyball – Alexander at Lyndonville, Holley at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Golf – Barker at Wilson, Roy-Hart at Newfane, 4 p.m.
Cross-Country – Albion and Akron at Medina, Wilson at Roy-Hart, Barker at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday
Boys Soccer – Wilson at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.; Mt. Morris at Holley, 6 p.m.; Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, Attica/Alexander at Kendall, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Newfane at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Golf – Roy-Hart at Barker, Newfane at Akron, 4 p.m.
Volleyball – Albion at Medina, Roy-Hart at Akron, Newfane at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday
Boys Soccer – Medina at Albion, Akron at Roy-Hart, 6:45 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Medina at Akron, 4:45 p.m.; Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville/Barker, 5 p.m.; Pembroke at Holley, Albion at Attica, 7 p.m.
Golf – Akron at Albion, Barker at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Volleyball – Holley at Lyndonville, Kendall at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.

Friday
Football – Dunkirk at Albion, Medina at East Aurora, Canisteo-Greenwood at Holley, 7 p.m.
Boys Soccer – Attica-Alexander at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Pembroke at Kendall, 7 p.m.
Field Hockey – Kenmore at Akron, 5 p.m.; Newfane at Barker, 6:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Medina, 7 p.m.

Saturday
Football – Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville at Cleveland Hill, 2 p.m.
Boys Soccer – Attica at Albion, Sodus at Holley, 5 p.m.; Starpoint at Roy-Hart, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer – Medina at Wilson, CSAT vs. Lyndonville/Barker at Barker, 10 a.m..; Roy-Hart at Albion, Alexander at Holley, 7 p.m.
Volleyball – Lyndonville at Holley, 1 p.m.

Standings
Football
C North Division – Medina 4-0, 4-0; Akron 2-1, 2-2; Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville 1-1, 2-2; Cleveland Hill 1-1, 1-3; Tonawanda 0-2, 1-3; Newfane 0-3, 0-4
B2 Division – Maryvale 2-0, 4-0; Cheektowaga 2-0, 3-1; Falconer 3-1, 3-1; Olean 2-2, 2-2; Albion 1-2, 2-2; East Aurora 1-3, 1-3; Dunkirk 0-3, 0-4
8 Man Division – Bolivar-Richburg 4-0, Canisteo-Greenwood 4-0, Pembroke 3-1, Finney 2-2, Holley 2-2, Red Jacket 1-3, Mynderse 0-4, Wellsville 0-4

Boys Soccer
N-O – Roy-Hart 6-0, Akron 3-1-1, Wilson 2-2-1, Albion 2-3, Medina 2-3, Newfane 0-6
G-R – Attica/Alexander 6-0, Byron-Bergen/Elba 6-1, Kendall 4-2, Holley 2-5, Lyndonville 1-5, Pembroke 0-6

Girls Soccer
N-O – Wilson 5-0, Roy-Hart 4-1, Akron 2-2, Newfane 2-3, Medina 1-3, Albion 0-5
G-R Division 1 – Holley 5-1-1, Oakfield-Alabama 4-3-1, Pembroke 3-3-1, Alexander 1-5, Attica 1-7
G-R Division 2 – Byron-Bergen 7-0, Notre Dame 5-1, Wheatland-Chili 4-1-2, Kendall 2-5-1, Lyndonville/Barker 0-6

Field Hockey
N-O – Akron 5-0, Barker 5-0, Medina 4-2, Roy-Hart 3-3, Wilson 2-4, Kenmore 1-5, Newfane 0-6

Volleyball
N-O – Akron 5-0, Newfane 4-1, Roy-Hart 3-2, Albion 1-3, Medina 1-4, Wilson 0-4
G-R Division 1 – Attica 5-0, Pembroke 5-1, Alexander 4-1, Oakfield-Alabama 2-4, Kendall 1-5, Holley 0-5
G-R Division 2 – Byron-Bergen 3-2, Notre Dame 3-2, Elba 4-4, Lyndonville 2-3, Wheatfield-Chili 1-3

Cross-Country
N-O Boys – Newfane 2-0, Barker 1-0, Wilson 1-0, Roy-Hart 1-1, Medina 0-1, Akron 0-1, Albion 0-2
N-O Girls – Newfane 2-0, Akron 1-0, Barker 1-0, Roy-Hart 1-1, Medina 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Albion 0-2

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Youth football teams rally for Albion boy, 5, fighting brain tumor
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 September 2022 at 10:11 am

Provided photos

ALBION – The youth football teams from Albion and Akron rallied in support of Maddox Pearl, 5, and his family on Saturday when Bullard Park hosted four football games at the beginner, mini, JV and varsity levels.

The top photo shows Maddox Pearl with his parents, Katelyn and Ryan Pearl, at the coin toss before the game.

The Albion AYSAP organization sold these T-shirts for $15 to raise money for the family.

The Akron players wore stickers on the their helmets in a show of support for Maddox. Pictured is Akron coach Sean Luck with some of his players.

The Akron players signed a poster and presented it to Maddox and his family.

The new scoreboard at the field was temporarily named “Maddox Field” for the games on Saturday.

Hensley Allport sells shirts and 50/50 tickets for the benefit for Maddox and his family.

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500 attend Ale in Autumn in Medina, which featured street performers for the first time

Photos by Ginny Kropf: (Left) Ann Fisher Bale, event chairman for Medina Area Partnership, checks in a participant of Ale in Autumn. Glasses were sold to people from across Western New York. (Right) Patrick Weissend checks ID for participants of Ale in Autumn before they check in at the Senior Center on Saturday afternoon. Five hundred people bought glasses for the annual event.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 September 2022 at 9:46 am

The family of Michael and Shari Maak of Medina are ready to hit the street after receiving their beer glass Saturday at the Senior Center. In front, from left, are Janet Ingalsbee of Wolcottsville, her daughter Nicole Ingalsbee and Shari Maak. At rear are Michael Maak, Hayden Goerss of Wheatville, Shawn Ingalsbee, Shari’s brother.

MEDINA – Downtown Medina was a beehive of activity on Saturday, with 500 people hitting the streets to participate in the annual Ale in Autumn.

The day also featured the first ever Busker Festival, with nearly 20 entertainers stationed throughout the village. This included musicians, hula hoop entertainers and magicians.

Rob Robinson of Medina, a busker himself, came up with the idea.

“They all had a spirit of gratitude and they just had a great time,” Robinson said. “It was almost unexplainable. Everybody is signed up for next year and we’ll move a couple of people around so they’ve got better spots. All in all, it just seemed to be very much uptown.”

Ale in Autumn brings families, friends in individuals into Medina to enjoy a day of craft ales and beers, camaraderie and downtown specials. Participants also had an opportunity to win prizes by purchasing tickets for a basket raffle at each location.

Michael and Shari Maak of Medina have participated several times and this year invited her brother Shawn Ingalsbee, wife Janet and daughter Nicole of Wolcottsville and Hayden Goerss of Wheatville. This was Goerss’ first time and he was looking forward to the experience. Janet said they were excited to try a new activity and check out all the shops.

Elizabeth Roberts of Lockport and her friend Kristi Stansbury of Gasport also said it was a unique experience and they looked forward to a day out with friends.

Provided photo: Russ Peters was among the buskers, or street performers during the Ale in Autumn. He sang songs by the clock at Rotary Park.

Buskers Stacey May, a hula hoop entertainer, and local magician Patrick Holman entertained near the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street. May said she had been doing tricks with a hula hoop while on roller skates for four or five years, having started to perform after she saw a co-worked doing it. She already had roller skated and putting the two skills together was like peanut butter and jelly, she said.

Holman entertained passersby with several magic tricks, including one he called “Magic Tissue Paper,” and several card tricks.

“One person told me the buskers created an amazing visual on Main Street,” said Chris Busch. “I saw lots of people watching, listening and interacting with the buskers. I think folks thought it was pretty cool generally and added to the festive feel of downtown.”

Olivia Marchese, Julie Berry and Erica Caldwell pose with the cake honoring their first year in business. The event also included music and cupcakes. The Ale in Autumn is intended to bring many people inside the storefronts in the downtown.

A celebration was also in full swing at Author’s Note book store, where Julie and Phil Berry were celebrating their store’s first anniversary, with cupcakes, a birthday cake and music in the store by Oliver and Lucas Smith.

The day also included unveiling of new shelves built by Sid Eick of Basom, which allow for more stock and introduction of new lines of merchandise. This includes more types of jigsaw puzzles, toys, holiday merchandise, stationery, handbags and jewelry. The store also has new lighting throughout.

Medina Area Partnership will also sponsor its annual Wine About Winter in February.

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Posted 25 September 2022 at 8:00 am

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Governor praises $2.5 million park, shoreline upgrade in Yates

Photo by Tom Rivers: Town of Yates, Orleans County and state officials join in a ribbon-cutting celebration today at Yates Town Park in front of a new pavilion. Pictured from left: Hannah Hinman, daughter of town engineer Jon Hinman of the MRB Group; Father Steven Soares, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyndonville; Town Councilman Harold Suhr; former Town Supervisor Russ Martino; Councilwoman Sue Hrovat; Kisha Santiago-Martinez, deputy secretary of State for Development, Planning, and Community Infrastructure at NYS Department of State; Jim Simon, Yates town supervisor; State Sen. Rob Ortt; Eileen Banker, chief of staff for Assemblyman Steve Hawley; Lynne Johnson, Orleans County Legislature chairwoman; and Jon Hinman, town engineer with MRB Group.

Posted 24 September 2022 at 9:18 pm

Press Release, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced construction is complete on a $2.5 million resiliency project awarded to the Town of Yates, Orleans County, as part of New York State’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.

The Yates Town Park serves as the Town’s only public recreation space with direct access to Lake Ontario, with more than one acre of open space for recreation, including a pavilion and picnic area, and the new project will be instrumental in helping prevent future flood damage to the park and safeguard the local economy.

“Many of New York’s communities continue to be at risk of the effects of climate change, and projects like these better protect our shoreline communities,” Governor Hochul said. “The Town of Yates Park expansion project will increase flood protection measures and enhance shoreline resilience to help protect businesses and residents, enhance public safety, and spur economic development.”

The park is a popular destination for both residents and visitors and during the historic flooding of 2019, the park experienced substantial erosion along the shoreline. The recreational space was inundated with water due to poor drainage, posing safety risks for parkgoers and inhibiting use of the park. The resiliency project completed through the REDI Program will stabilize the shoreline, mitigate future flooding, and ensure continued access to Yates Town Park during periods of high water. Resiliency measures and park improvements in the project include:

  • Upgrades to the parks drainage and stormwater management systems to resolve the serious drainage and ponding challenges;
  • Shoreline stabilization at the boat launch;
  • Installation of a cartop boat launch;
  • Construction of an ADA compliant fishing/water access pier;
  • Installation of new playground equipment, a walking trail, new pavilion, and bathroom facilities;
  • Expansion of the park’s parking area; and
  • Improvements to landscaping and greenspace.

New York State Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez said, “Making our waterways accessible to residents and tourists is vital to any local economy. Thanks to the REDI program, the improvements and upgrades to Yates Town Park will ensure the shoreline is protected from future flooding but also make for a better recreational experience to all its visitors for generations to come.”

A new kayak launch is part of the improvements at the Town Park. The launch also provides easy pedestrian access to the shoreline.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and REDI Commission Co-Chair Basil Seggos said, “With Governor Hochul’s support, New York’s REDI investments are successfully reimagining and reconstructing flood-damaged infrastructure, helping to promote tourism and developing new economic opportunities in Lake Ontario shoreline communities. The improved Yates Park will provide years of enjoyment for residents, while also attracting new visitors to the region.”

State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, “This is great news for the Yates community. I congratulate the state and local partners for working to make Yates Town Park safer, more resilient and more accessible for the community.”

Economic Development Initiative Co-Chair and Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “Placemaking is an important pillar of New York’s economic development strategy. Making Yates Town Park more resilient not only enhances this magnificent public space for residents and visitors to access Lake Ontario, but also ensures the region’s waterfront continues to contribute to the local economy.”

A 60-foot-long pier will soon be built extending out into the lake and providing fishing access.

State Senator Robert Ortt said, “As we celebrate the bicentennial of the Town of Yates, we also celebrate the completion and opening of a wonderful new greenspace for the families in our community. Not only will the Yates Town Park serve as a great location for residents to gather and spend time together, but it will also provide protection against Lake Ontario flooding thanks to the shoreline stabilization incorporated in this REDI project. The completion of this project is a great example of how the REDI Commission can implement shoreline stabilization while combining it with a great community-use project.”

Assemblyman Steve Hawley said, “These upgrades to Yates Town Park will help it be a more accessible, safe and fun family destination than ever. I am glad that these projects will soon be completed for people near and far to enjoy and hope they’ll encourage locals to spend a day at the park with people they love sometime soon.”

Orleans County Legislature Chairman Lynne Johnson said, “As we continue to wrap up REDI projects in Orleans County, I want to thank the Governor and the REDI Commission for their continued support as we fortify our lakefront infrastructure to make it more resilient to future Lake Ontario high water events. This project not only improved our resiliency to high water events but improved the quality of life for the members of our community by providing reliable and useable recreational infrastructure for everyone to enjoy.”

Town of Yates Supervisor James Simon said, “What better way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Yates than to cut the ribbon at our beautifully renovated town park on Lake Ontario? We are grateful for the partnership and support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the REDI Commission as we navigated this project from design to completion.”

State Sen. Rob Ortt speaks at today’s celebration at the Yates Town Park for the town’s 200th anniversary and for the park improvements. Town officials also announced the pavilion would be named in honor of former Town Supervisor Russ Martino, who pushed to acquire the land for the park by Lake Ontario 25 years ago.

In response to the extended pattern of flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, New York State established REDI to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the region. Five REDI Regional Planning Committees, comprised of representatives from eight counties (Niagara and Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego, and Jefferson and St. Lawrence) were established to identify local priorities, at-risk infrastructure and other assets, and public safety concerns. Through REDI, the State has committed up to $300 million, to benefit communities and improve resiliency in flood prone regions along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Since the creation of the State’s REDI program in the Spring of 2019, 134 REDI funded local and regional projects are underway, including 52 projects in the design phase, 40 projects in the construction phase, and 42 projects completed.

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Tigers nipped in first night home contest
By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 September 2022 at 8:56 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – History was made this evening as Lyndonville hosted its first ever night soccer game. Portable lights were brought in for the boys non league contest which saw Rochester Prep edge Lyndonville 4-3. Colton Smith scored two goals and Mason Nicholson one for the Tigers.

Here Lyndonville’s Allen Heideman sends the ball up field as Mason Nicholson moves in for support during first half action of the contest which was tied 2-2 at the half. Brendan Dukes defends for Rochester Prep.

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Yates names new pavilion in honor of Russ Martino
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 September 2022 at 5:37 pm

Martino served as town supervisor when Yates acquired land for Town Park by Lake Ontario

Photos by Tom Rivers

YATES – Russ Martino, a former Yates town supervisor, speaks at today’s bicentennial celebration for the Town of Yates at the town park by Lake Ontario on Morrison Road.

The event also was a celebration of $2.5 million in upgrades to the park. One of the big additions to the park is a new pavilion. Town officials announced the pavilion will be named in honor of Martino.

Russ Martino thanks the town officials for honoring him with the “Russ Martino Pavilion.”

Martino served as town supervisor from 1996 to 2009. He was the supervisor when two members of the Planning Board – Jeanne Whipple and Chairman Lou Salen – urged him to acquire the land for the park in 1997. It was for sale and the town used $100,000 from the state to acquire 5 acres of waterfront property, Martino recalled.

Martino also served the community as an industrial arts teacher at the high school for 16 years, beginning in 1964. He then was the elementary school principal for 17 years.

Russ Martino sits with family and friends during today’s celebration at the town park.

Town Supervisor Jim Simon praised Martino for his community service of nearly 60 years.

Martino during his remarks congratulated the Town Board for seeing the many projects to completion at the town park. The state is paying 95 percent of the costs, with the Lyndonville Area Foundation chipping in $100,000 and in-kind services from the highway department covering the remaining local share.

The park upgrades also include a new playground, walking trail, kayak launch and parking lot. A new pier going about 60 feet out into the lake will be installed in the next couple weeks.

Martino marveled at how the park has been transformed from a grassy area to so many amenities.

“We’ve come from nowhere to this,” Martino said. “And they did it the correct way.”

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Waterport Methodist Church served 3 congregations for nearly 150 years

Construction started on the Waterport Methodist Church in 1927 after a fire destroyed the original building in 1924.

Posted 24 September 2022 at 8:33 am

By Catherine Cooper, Orleans County Historian

Illuminating Orleans, Vol. 2, No. 32

WATERPORT – Members of The Lord’s House in Waterport are currently repainting their building, which was formerly the Waterport Methodist Church.

In 1849, the small Methodist congregations of Kenyonville, Kuckville and Waterport combined to form the West Carlton Charge and share a minister. The Waterport Methodist congregation met at a schoolhouse for several years.

Methodist congregations from Kenyonville, Kuckville and Waterport combined and built a church in 1866.

William Hutchinson deeded half an acre of land on the south edge of the village to the First Union Society of the Methodist Episcopal and Congregational Church of Waterport in 1864.

The church was built in 1866, during the pastorate of Rev. A.L. Backus.

A fire on September 3, 1924, destroyed this building despite the valiant efforts of residents who formed a bucket brigade. Apparently, the fire sparked the formation of a local fire department and the purchase of firefighting equipment.

Construction of the present building was begun in 1927. Rev. Arthur Hart was pastor. The building was only partially completed when the Depression hit. Many of those who had made pledges were unable to make payments. Construction was halted and services were held in the basement for several years.

Work resumed in 1935. The pulpit and bell, the only items saved from the old church, were put in place and the building was dedicated on June 12, 1938.

All debts were paid and the mortgage was burned in 1944.

In the course of her research on the history of Orleans County churches, Helen Allen noted that the Waterport Methodist Church had 68 members in 1966. Lay officers at that time included:

Lay Leader: Marlin Shawver,

Financial Secretary: Franklin Thomas

Treasurer, Current Expenses: Mrs. Walter Hazel

Treasurer, World Service: Mrs. Mary VanWycke

Dist. Steward: Mrs. Mary Plummer

Pres. Mem’s Club: Herbert Gibson

Pres. Women’s Club: Mrs. Mary VanWycke

Trustees: Herbert Gibson, Marlin Shawver, La Verne Rush, Forrest Barstow, Mrs. Dorothy Merrill, Mr. Franklin Thomas

Church School Supt.: Mrs. Dorothy Merrill

The churches at Kenyonville, Kuckville and Waterport fell into disrepair as their membership declined. In 1985, after nearly 150 years as distinct congregations with a shared minister, members of the three churches merged and built a new church on Archbald Road and Route 18. The first service of the Carlton United Methodist Church was held on December 4, 1988, with Rev. Greg Crispell as minister.

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Mustangs romp to win over Warriors
By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2022 at 10:49 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Logan Gray breaks up a pass intended for Tonawanda’s Dillon Coad during the Mustangs win over the host Warriors this evening.

Two lightning quick touchdowns in the first 62 seconds ignited Medina to a 55-0 romp over host Tonawanda in a C North Division game this evening.

The Mustangs in fact scored on their first two plays from scrimmage as Noah Skinner broke loose for long touchdown runs of 63 and 32 yards. Cole Callard kicked the first of his five extra points after the first TD as a fumble recovery by Roosevelt Mitchell at the Warriors 32 set up the second.

Skinner, who had a total of 148 yards rushing in the opening quarter, added two more touchdown carries on runs of 1 and 19 yards in the period which finished with Medina up 26-0. Kaedon Cleveland recovered a muffed Tonawanda punt return attempt at the Warriors 40 yard line to set up the first of those touchdowns.

The Mustangs advantage soared to 41-0 at the half after second quarter touchdown runs of 20 yards by Cayden Lilleby and 6 by Amari Soule who had a big 43 yard pickup to set up that tally.

The Mustangs defensive unit held the Warriors to minus yardage in the first half.

Lilleby also scored on a 46 yard run in the third quarter and Liam Castricone on a 2 yard run in the fourth quarter to round out the Mustangs scoring parade.

Medina is now 4-0 in the division and overall while Tonawanda, which played without several suspended regulars, slips to 0-2, 1-3.

Interestingly, the Mustangs also clinched at least a tie for the C North title as Cleveland Hill upended Akron 14-8 in overtime. Akron is now 2-1 in the division.

Medina running back Noah Skinner follows the block of Chris Johnson to score his second touchdown of the evening.

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Silverbacks nip Panthers in overtime
By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2022 at 10:20 pm

In an overtime thriller Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville nipped Newfane 28-26 in a C North Division game this evening at Middleport.

Deadlocked at 20-20 at the end of regulation time, Newfane scored first in the overtime on a touchdown run by quarterback Nate Snow. However, the Panthers missed the two-point conversion attempt as Jacob Gould had a clutch interception for the Silverbacks.

The Silverbacks then pulled out the win as Lucas Drees scored on a 4 yard touchdown run and then added the decisive two-point conversion carry.

Newfane almost pulled out the win with a second to go in the fourth quarter but Dan Aquilina blocked the Panthers field goal attempt sending the contest into overtime. Aquilina led the Silverbacks in tackles with 10.

The Silverbacks trailed 14-12 at the half as Aiden Mescall scored on a 46 yard touchdown run and quarterback Trenton Muck tallied on a 1 yard TD carry. Mescall finished with a total of 164 yards rushing.

The Silverbacks went up 20-14 in the third quarter on a 4 yard touchdown run by Muck and a two-point conversion by Aquilina. However, the Panthers rallied back into a 20-20 on a touchdown run by Snow with two minutes to go.

Roy-Hart is now 1-1 in the division and 2-2 overall while Newfane is 0-3, 0-4.

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Albion upends previously unbeaten Pioneer
By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2022 at 9:59 pm

A defensive touchdown early in the fourth quarter earned Albion a 22-16 victory over previously unbeaten Pioneer in an interdivisional game this evening at Pioneer.

Snapping a 16-16 tie, Albion got the game winning touchdown when Sh’kwe Riley returned a fumble recovery 48 yards for a score.

The first half was a sea-saw battle as the teams traded touchdowns four times.

Albion jumped out to an 8-0 first quarter lead as quarterback Amari Jones hooked up with Javon Jones for a 25 yard touchdown pass and Jacob Hughson added the two-point conversion run.

Pioneer knotted the score at 8-8 but Albion again regained the lead at 16-8 on a 21 yard Amari Jones to Javon Jones touchdown pass and a two-point conversion carry by Hughson.

Once again Pioneer rallied to tie the contest at 16-16 with a touchdown and conversion just before half-time.

It remained deadlocked until the Purple Eagles defense came up with the game winning touchdown by Riley.

Albion is now 2-2 and Pioneer 3-1.

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Customer at Tim Hortons in Medina wins new Bronco
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 September 2022 at 4:48 pm

Medina site has only confirmed grand prize winner in US for ‘Roll Up The Rim To Win’ promotion

MEDINA – A Tim Hortons customer in Medina is the only confirmed winner in the United States of a new Ford Bronco.

The customer won the grand prize as part of the Tim Hortons’ “Roll Up The Rim To Win” promotion, which was back in March 7 to April 3.

“She is a great customer,” said Jennifer Karbowski, chief operating office and managing owner of the Medina site. “She comes through the drive-through and is a very frequent customer.”

The customer will drive the new Bronco to Tim Hortons for a celebration on Oct. 5.

“That chance is very slim, and to happen in Medina is a beautiful deal,” Karbowski said. “I’m so happy for her.”

The promotion at Tim Hortons usually results in prizes for a free beverage or baked good. The customer who won the grand prize played through an app. Every time a coffee or hot beverage is purchased the app is scanned.

There were only two potential winners out of 650 locations in the United States. So far the Medina customer is the only confirmed winner.

“This is a long-standing promotion and we’re very excited for Orleans County,” Karbowski said.

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Students from all 5 Orleans school districts will attend career exploration event in Batavia
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 September 2022 at 3:00 pm

GLOW With Your Hands highlights careers in building trades, advanced manufacturing

Students from all five school districts in Orleans County will be part of the fourth annual Glow With Your Hands event on Tuesday in Batavia at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.

The event is expected to draw 1,000 students from 30 school districts. There will be 65 area companies at the event giving students first-hand activities associated with careers in various fields, including advanced manufacturing, technology, welding, bricklaying, electrical wiring, agriculture, food production, heavy equipment operation and many others.

Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina students are scheduled to participate in the event, which includes representatives from many employers, trade unions and the manufacturing and construction industries.

“By collaborating with local businesses to learn what skills are needed for their future workforce we in turn can help the future pipeline of workers attain those skills through programs and initiatives like GLOW With Your Hands,” said Jay Lazarony, GLOW With Your Hands Co-Chair. “There is an immediate need for the next generation of skilled workers, and we are all working together to meet this demand.”

Chris Suozzi GCEDC vice president of business & workforce development for the Genesee County Economic Development Center, is co-chair of the event.

“The GLOW region has become a hub for workforce development because of events such as GLOW With Your Hands which provides hands-on experiences in growing and emerging fields that can lead to good paying career opportunities without students having to incur the cost of a college education,” he said.

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