A photo review of local sports in 2017

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 December 2017 at 1:34 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Here are a few favorite photos from 2017, by season, through this photog’s lens. Here Lyndonville’s Eric Neace drives in for a basket.

His facial expression tells it all as Medina’s Izaiah Rhim collides with an opponent on his drive to the basket.

The American flag is carried by one of the runners during the annual Mr. Ed’s race at Middlleport which again attracted a field of several hundred running enthusiasts.

Medina’s Je’ne Brown goes up for a block against Wilson’s Rachel Senek during the Mustangs loss to the Lakewomen in the Section VI Class B2 championship game at Buffalo State College.

Albion’s JaQuess Harrison puts the tag on Ben Schwab of Roy-Hart which went on to repeat at Niagara-Orleans League champions.

Winning pitcher Emily Kams, in center, and her teammates celebrate the Mustangs first ever Section VI softball championship after the narrow 5-4 win over top seeded Eden at Williamsville North.

Lyndonville’s Miranda Lembcke stretches to make a tag during the Lady Tigers Class D1 championship victory over Fillmore at Brockport.

Albion catcher Bryce Pritchard dives to make a tag on Somerset’s Jacob Hoffee during Midget ‘A’ League action.

Barre’s Tyler Gibson celebrates after driving in the winning run in the Albion Midget League playoff championship victory over Sandstone. In the foreground is Jason Conn who drove in the tying run.

Holley goalie Patrick Bower stretches to make a save.

Da’Ron Bellan hauls in a pass for Medina/Lyndonville during the Mustangs win at Tonawanda.

Holley’s Camron LaBarge stretches to put the ball over the goal line during the Hawks victory over visiting Notre Dame.

Mason Pecoraro spikes a return for the Lyndonville/Medina boys volleyball team.

In rivalry boys soccer action Kendall’s Nate Warters hurdles over Holley goalie Patrick Bower who made the save.

Albion quarterback Bryce Pritchard (8) and receiver Nate Moore (10) celebrate a touchdown during the Purple Eagles victory over rival Medina/Lyndonville.

In a marathon field hockey playoff game at Vets Park, Barker’s Ciara Gregoire scores a goal in the shootout. The Lady Raiders ended up with the victory over Eden in a sudden death overtime shootout.

The intensity on his face tells the story as Jeremy Browe works toward a pin for Holley-Kendall.