Orleans Hub set new record for sports traffic in May

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Aaron Metz makes a diving catch in right field for Roy-Hart in a game against Medina on May 11. Medina would win the game and also its first Niagara-Orleans League baseball championship since 1995.

Orleans Hub had another solid month in May, averaging more than 6,000 unique visitors each day. The site set a new record for page views with sports with 33,995. That topped the previous record of 29,669 in October 2014.

Mike and Cheryl Wertman were busy covering spring sports, offering a complete daily report on high school baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, and lacrosse, as well as other youth sports.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Nick Passarell slides into home ahead of a tag attempt by Lyndonville catcher Michael Wells in Holley’s 4-3 victory over Lyndonville on May 2. Holley went on to win its first Class C Sectional Title since 2009.

Here are the top six news stories (the ones with the most “clicks”) for May:

1. Driver who went airborne taken by Mercy Flight following crash in Albion

2. Man, 27, who impregnated teen deemed Level 2 sex offender

3. Law named for Orleans girl killed in 2009 accident passes State Senate

4. Randy Bower stays in race to be next sheriff

5. Driver of Hummer in satisfactory condition, facing DWI

6. Report: Albion and Medina among top 20 best small towns in NY

Photo by Tom Rivers – A Hummer is pictured after an accident in Gaines on May 23 near the 5 Corners on Route 98. The driver of Hummer was going at a high rate of speed, hit another vehicle on Route 98 near the 5 Corners and then went airborne, flipping in the air at least once, before hitting a tree and coming to a stop near the embankment. This photo shows where the Hummer took some of the bark off a tree.