Niagara Orleans celebrates Legion playoff title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 August 2021 at 9:24 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Completing a 5-0 run through the post season, Niagara Orleans downed Jurek Post 5-1 Sunday to capture the Buffalo District American Legion playoff championship. Niagara Orleans advanced to the finals by defeating Orchard Park 16-2 and Jurek 7-0 in the round robin competition on Saturday. Niagara Orleans, which went 9-2 during the regular season (losing only to Jurek and Hamburg) finish with 16-4 overall record. In front are Jackson Strong, Zach Brydges, Andrew Stillinger, Josh Millesville and Kyle Finn. In back are Coach Jim Mauro, Chris Goyette, David Belsito, Brian Fry, Liam McMurray, Vinny Mauro, AJ Seefeldt and Assistant Coach Brian Fry. Missing from the photo are Thomas Russo, Joe Tobia and Ben Eodice.