2014: A year of favorite sports pictures

Posted 28 December 2014 at 12:00 am

By Cheryl Wertman

Wow, what a year ! When I started contributing for the “Hub” in late 2013, I only had four months of pictures to go through to pick my favorites for the year end. Now, a year later, I have the daunting task of trying to pick a few of my favorites from all the pictures from 2014.

When Mike does a story, I try to use my favorites from that particular game and am happy that you, the reader, have always enjoyed them.

This year I am going basically month to month and picking my favorites from that month. I know I could do many more, but I hope you enjoy re-living these moments from 2014.

Medina’s Munjie Brown drives through Roy-Hart defenders Alex Stoddard (5) and Cody Breedlove (3).

Albion’s Manwell Taylor goes under Barker’s Bryce Moeller to try for a layup.

Former Holley sectional champions, brothers Andrew and Ashley Grillo, wrestle during halftime of the Kendall vs Holley teachers basketball game which raised funds for the local food pantry.

Medina first baseman Matt Riemer leans to catch an infield pop fly.

Medina’s Greg Husung goes face to face with the Wilson goalie with a shot.

Holley centerfielder Nick Passarell dives for the ball in a win over rival Kendall.

Albion’s Justyn Haines pole vaults with the American flag in the background.

Albion baseball coach Bruce Blanchard gets a Gatorade bath from his players after winning the overall Sectional VI Class A title.

Barry Rogenmoser goes high to head a ball for the Medina U-19 boys soccer team.

Medina goalie Tyler Ames goes over Kendall’s Mookie Nauden to make a save.

Medina back Ty Hrovat is tackled by a Newfane defender.

Albion’s Des Blackmon goes high to catch a TD pass over Ty Hrovat during the annual Medina vs Albion game for Doc’s Rock won by Medina when Hrovat later intercepted a pass intended for Blackmon in the end zone at the end of the game.

Kendall’s Taylor Rutland with an injured wrist heads the ball and netted the winning goal against Cal-Mum for the Class CC title in overtime.

Albion’s Ashlee Bocach dives into the chairs trying to save the ball in their loss to Williamsville South in the overall Class B qualifier match (South went on to win the States). Albion captured both the Niagara-Orleans League and Section VI Class B-2 titles.

Kendall’s Tania Arellano goes in for a layup.

Kendall’s Evan Gaesser gets fouled by Barker’s Tom Callaghan as he goes in for a layup.

Here’s hoping that 2015 will bring many more of pictures that will not only be my favorites, but yours as well.