Lyndonville had big 2017 diamond year

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 December 2017 at 9:55 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Aubrey Lewis and her Lyndonville softball teammates captured a Section V Class D1 championship.

The Lyndonville High varsity baseball and softball teams both captured Section VI Class D1 championships. The Tigers baseball squad also claimed a fourth straight Genesee Region League Division 2 title.

The Tigers baseball team, which went 17-3, defeated Fillmore 6-2 for the D1 title but then dropped a narrow 6-5 decision to Lima Christian for the Section V Class D berth in the state playoffs. Three members of the Tigers squad – Eric Neace, Michael Wells and Jacob Hoffee – earned All-State honors.

The Lady Tigers softball team likewise bested Alfred-Almond 10-1 in the D-1 title contest but then dropped a narrow 2-1 decision to G-R foe Elba for the Section VI Class D spot in the state playoffs.

Dawson Joy and his Lyndonville baseball teammates captured both Genesee Region League Division II and Section V Class D1 titles.

Lyndonville senior Jeff Gress Jr. placed fourth at the state wrestling championships. Gress and senior Dustin Hinckley both win Class B titles.

It was a busy year for Lyndonville native and pro Triathlete Scott Bradley whose schedule included competing in two events in Europe.

The Kendall girls win the G-R Division 2 soccer title. Senior Taylor ReQua earned first team Class D All-State honors.

At the Section V Class D track championships, Kendall’s Lyndsay Wright won the 100 Hurdles and 400 Hurdles and Alexis Payton the Pentathlon.

Holley senior pitcher Dylan Hillabush earned first team Class C All-State honors and also signed to play for Niagara University.

The newly merged Holley-Kendall wrestling squad won the G-R title.

Barker shared the Niagara-Orleans League field hockey title with Akron but later bowed to the Lady Tigers in the Section VI Class C finals.

Barker senior basketball player Nate Luckman topped the 1,000 point career scoring mark.

Raiders senior pitcher Eddie Wasnock earned second team All-State honors.

At the N-O All-League swim meets Barker’s Sara Gendrue was a double winner in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke and Collin Webb in the 50 Free and 100 Free.  Webb also teamed up with Andrew Jenks, Aaron Wagner and Collin Stevenor to win both the 200 Free and 400 Free relays.

In youth baseball, Orchard Park downed Somerset 8-2 in the Lockport Midget ‘A’  League playoff finals.

The Roy-Hart boys swim team went 10-0 to capture an 11th straight N-O championship.

The Roy-Hart baseball tram captured a second straight N-O title and the softball team earns a one-third share of the N-O crown with Akron and Medina.

Roy-Hart grad Matt McCauley took over as coach of the Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling squad.

Roy-Hart ended its seven year long football merger with Barker at the end of the season.

The newly formed Roy-Hart/Barker/Medina Club hockey team began its inaugural season in the Western New York Club League defeating Iroquois 4-2 in the debut contest.