Rams and Seahorses end long N-O title droughts to highlight the winter season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 January 2023 at 9:31 am

Rams end long N-O title droughtPhoto by Cheryl Wertman – Compiling a 10-2 record, Roy-Hart ended a 26 year long title drought by capturing the Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball championship. Aiden Petrie is shown here in action for R-H. The Rams locked up the title by closing the season with a pair of home court wins 70-52 over Medina and 70-47 over Albion. Petrie and Jamel Johnson Jr. both earned first team N-O All-League honors. The N-O title was the first for the Rams since the 1995-96 season when Roy-Hart shared the crown with Wilson. It was the Rams first outright N-O title since the 1968-69 season. Wilson went 12-0 to capture the N-O girls championship for the 12th time in the last 13 years.

Medina earned share of first N-O boys swim title Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Making school history Medina captured a share of its first N-O League boys swim championship as the Seahorses shared the title with Roy-Hart at 9-1. The teams split a pair of regular season meetings. The Seahorses scored a 94-76 home pool win to avenge an earlier 89-81 loss at Roy-Hart and earn a share of the title. Shown here in action are Medina’s Isaac Pace, left, and Roy-Hart’s Andrew Ossont. The Seahorses had Pace qualify  for the state championship meet in both the 100 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle. Akron won the N-O girls title for the second year in a row with a 9-1 record.

Tiger wrestlers repeat as G-R champs Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville captured a second straight Genesee Region League wrestling championship with a 37-28 win over Byron-Bergen. It was the Tigers first back-to-back G-R title seasons since the 1990’s. Alex Farrell is shown here in action for the Tigers. Newfane won an 8th straight N-O title with a 5-0 record.