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Posted 20 September 2019 at 10:15 pm

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Kendall spikers down Rochester Prep

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2019 at 10:14 pm

Kendall downed Rochester Prep 25-10, 25-19, 25-21 this evening in a non league volleyball match.

Karlee Robb had 9 kills, and was 9-9 from the service line with 2 aces for Kendall as Brittney Marks added 10 aces, 9 digs, 4 assists and 4 kills and Autumn Woodward 4 aces on 19-19 serving, and 7 digs.

Medina bests Buffalo Science
Medina scored a four set 25-14, 25-7, 20-25, 25-14 non league victory over Buffalo Sciences Thursday.

Sydney Watts had 10 service aces, Devin Griffin 6, Kimani Poole and Melanie Poynter 5 and Evie Schultz 3. Jordan Lugo added 3 spiking kills.

Field Hockey
Roy-Hart blanked Sacred Heart 2-0 and Barker lost 3-0 to Clarence this afternoon in non league field hockey.

Golf
Akron topped Newfane 244-257 to improve to 6-3 in Niagara-Orleans League golf action.

Jack Klodzinski shot a 46 and Andrew Romesser 47 to lead the way for Akron.

Sam Capen too medalist honors with a 42 for Newfane which slips to 0-9.

The Albion vs. Barker match was postponed.

Albion needs late surge to trim Depew

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2019 at 10:12 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion quarterback Thomas Furmanski passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the Purple Eagles win at Depew this evening.

Trailing 3-0, Albion rallied for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to edge past host Depew 14-11 this evening in a B3 Division game.

Albion took the lead for good at 6-3 on a 29 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Thomas Furmanski to Kevin Hill.

The Purple Eagles then scored what proved to be the game winning touchdown on a 6 yard run by Furmanski who then passed to Bailey Blanchard for the two point conversion and a 14-3 lead.

Depew made the finish interesting on a late 6 yard TD run by Chris Pagano.

The Wildcats only other score came on a 27 yard field goal by Devin Connolly in the first quarter.

The contest saw no less than 10 turnovers, 6 by the Purple Eagles and 4 by the Wildcats.

Deyonci Farley and Tyray White both had fumble recoveries for Albion as Chris Shabazz and Michael DiCureia had pass interceptions.

Albion is now 2-0 in the division and 3-0 overall while Depew slips to 0-1, 1-2.

In an interdivisional game Roy-Hart lost at Alden 38-0.

Mustangs down Flyers for first victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2019 at 9:36 pm

Snapping a season opening two game losing streak, Medina/Lyndonville/Barker knocked host Maryvale from the ranks of the unbeaten as the Mustangs defeated the host Flyers 26-6 this evening in a B2 Division contest.

The Mustangs grabbed a 12-6 first half lead as quarterback Jarin Rhim threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Nathan Neace and 3 yards to Brian Fry.

The Mustangs later put a lock on the victory when Fry had a pair of long touchdown runs covering 54 and 30 yards in the final six minutes of the fourth quarter. Rhim had a two-point conversion run after the first TD.

The Mustangs stingy defensive effort included two interceptions by Fry and a fumble recovery by Zach Hill.

“The kids just played great. They played good tough football,” said Mustangs Coach Eric Valley. “We were missing eight players but we really had some kids step up and do the job. Our defense played real well. We’re a young team but we’re improving.”

Both teams are now 1-1 in B2 competition.

Medina/Lyndonville/Barker next hosts Dunkirk next Friday at 7 p.m. in another B2 game.

Mustangs top Purple Eagles to hold share of N-O soccer lead; Kendall bests Attica

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 September 2019 at 9:19 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Zac Albright and Medina/Lyndonville’s Nate Sherman battle to control the ball during the Mustangs win over the host Purple Eagles this evening.

Maintaining a share of first place, Medina/Lyndonville blanked host Albion 2-0 this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game.

The victory boosts Medina/Lyndonville’s N-O record to 4-1 and keeps the Mustangs deadlocked for first place with Newfane which downed rival Wilson 2-1.

The loss drops Albion to 2-2 in the league.

Medina/Lyndonville’s Nathan Dillenbeck battles for the ball with Albion’s Jacob Thom.

In the other N-O contest, Roy-Hart stayed just a half game off the pace at 3-1 by defeating visiting Akron 5-0.

Nathan Dillenbeck scored what proved to be the game winning goal for Medina/Lyndonville on a line drive shot from about 20 yards out at 31:50 of the first half.

The Mustangs then got a big insurance goal when Jacob Corser scored on a rebound shot with 4:26 to go in the second half as AJ Seefeldt earned the assist.

Zach Fike earned the shutout in goal for the Mustangs.

(Click here to see Albion goalie Omar Peterson punch out a save from a Medina corner kick.)

(Click here to see Medina/Lyndonville goalie Zach Fike punch out a save from an Albion direct kick.)

Roy-Hart 5, Akron 0
Aidan Bligh scored two goals for Roy-Hart as Trent Choate, Noah Stern and Peter Martillotta each chipped in with one,

Roy-Hart led 2-0 at the half.

Kendall 3, Attica 0
Kendall evened its Genesee Region League boys soccer record at 2-2-1 with s 3-0 victory over visiting Attica.

Derek Edick scored what proved to be the game winner for Kendall in the first half off an assist from Nick Richardson.

Kendall then got a big save on a penalty kick by goalie Mason Kuhn to preserve the narrow lead. Kuhn made 9 saves on the evening.

The Eagles opened up a little breathing room in the second half on another goal by Edick.

A goal by Richardson then put a firm lock on the victory as the Eagles improve to 3-2-1 overall.

Pembroke 1, Holley 0 OT
Avenging an early season 4-0 loss, Pembroke upended host Holley 1-0 in overtime this evening.

Holley is now 4-1 in G-R action and 5-2 overall.

Albion’s Juan Santiago is surrounded by Medina/Lyndonville’s trio of AJ Seefeldt, Jack Whipple and Hunter Heil as he tries to advance the ball.

W-C girls nip Kendall; Holley downs Alex.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2019 at 9:01 pm

Undefeated (6-0) Wheatland-Chili handed visiting Kendall its first loss of the season by a narrow 3-2 margin this evening in a key Genesee Region League girls soccer game.

Kendall jumped out to a lightning quick 1-0 lead when Hailee Mitchell scored in the first minute off a corner by Brianna Wakefield.

However, W-C answered back with a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes of the half by Lindsey Clar and Niyah Rosado to take the lead for good at the half.

W-C upped its advantage to 3-1 15 minutes into the second half on another tally by Rosado.

Kendall answered with a goal by Mitchell on a direct kick but could not score the equalizer.

Now at 6-1 overall Kendall next hosts Byron-Bergen at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Holley 4, Alexander 1
Samantha Bates and Olivia Radford each scored two goals to power Holley to a 4-1 G-R victory over host Alexander.

Holley improves to 3-2 in the league and 4-3 overall.

The Lyndonville/Medina vs. Notre Dame game was postponed.

Medina blanks Akron in N-O field hockey

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2019 at 8:58 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Lacey Kenward drives in for a shot that resulted in the only goal of this evening’s win over Akron at Vets Park.

Yeoman work by the defense made a lone goal stand up as Medina nipped Akron 1-0 in a Niagara-Orleans League field hockey game this evening at Vets Park.

Lacey Kenward scored the only goal Medina needed as it turned out just 11 minutes into the first half.

Mustangs goalie Tessa Pecoraro, who made 11 saves including several big stops in the second half, and her defensive mates including Sophia Cardone, Abi Neuman and Faith Ann Vanderwalker made the slender lead hold up for the game’s final 49 minutes.

“We just played a great defensive game,” said Medina Coach Amber Clevealand.

(Click here to see a video from the game.)

The victory improves Medina’s N-O record to 3-2 as Akron slips to 4-2.

In the other N-O games front-running Barker improved to 5-0 with a 10-0 win over Newfane (0-5) and runner-up Roy-Hart (4-1) downed Wilson (2-3) 2-0.

Barker built up a 7-0 first half lead as Katrina Clare scored 3 goals, Ciara Gregoire 2 and Serena Harris and Emily Wagner 1 each.

Ella Gooding, Madison Gancasz and Rachel Hurtgam then each scored a goal in the second half.

Medina’s Abby Blount looks to advance the ball up the sideline as Emerson Polkowski comes in to defend for Akron.

Medina golfers go to 8-0; Wilson tops Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2019 at 8:53 pm

Defending champion Medina defeated Newfane 211-277 at Shelridge this afternoon to stay perfect at 8-0 in Niagara-Orleans League golf competition.

Melanie Green took medalist honors with a 35 for Medina as Aidan Paul shot 37, Dylan Lonnen 42 and Ian Wagner 45.

Sam Capen shot 49 for Newfane (0-8).

In the other N-O match, Wilson (6-3) downed Albion (6-2) 235-243.

Albion’s Patrick Ricker took medalist honors with a 42.

Patrick Seeley and Nathan Meyers both shot for 46 for Wilson as did Nick Perry for Albion.

The Lakemen also had Sam Georgal card a 47, Lilly Sanborn and Josh Seider 48.

Purple Eagles face key road test at Depew

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 September 2019 at 9:54 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Chris Shabazz, shown here making a reception during last week’s game, and his Purple Eagle teammates will visit Depew Friday for a ket B3 Division game.

Since only four of the seven regular season games count in the division title race for Section VI Class B football teams every one is vitally important and that is certainly the case for Albion as the Purple Eagles visit Depew at 7 p.m. Friday in a key B3 contest.

Albion, which romped past Springville 50-8 last Friday in the Purple Eagles B3 opener, is 2-0 overall.

It will be the B3 opener for Depew which is also at 2-0 after a pair of close, low scoring interdivisional wins over Alden (14-6) and Tonawanda (17-15).

Running back Christian Pagano has scored 3 of Depew’s 4 touchdowns to date and Devin Connolly had a 32 yard field goal to provide the margin of victory for the Wildcats against Tonawanda.

Albion has featured a balanced attack as quarterback Thomas Furmanski has run for 2 touchdowns and passed to Kevin Hillman for another and a trio of running backs have rushed for TDs including Tyray White with 3, Bril Johnson 2 and Deyonci Farley 1.

The Purple Eagles defense has also provided some scoring punch as Chris Shabazz has returned two interceptions for touchdowns and Hill has scored on a fumble recovery.

Albion holds a 12-9 lead in the all-time series with Depew including a 35-0 win last fall. The teams have split their last four meetings.

Mustangs visit Flyers
Medina/Lyndonville/Barker will be looking to snap a season opening two game losing streak when the Mustangs visit Maryvale in a B2 Division game at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Mustangs are coming off a 34-14 B2 opening loss to Iroquois.

It will be the B2 opener for Maryvale which is 2-0 overall after interdivisional wins over Cleve Hill (21-20) and Burgard (28-6).

Quarterback Connor Desiderio, who passed for 173 yards and ran for 2 touchdowns in the win over Burgard last week, leads the Flyers attack.

Wide receiver Brian Fry accounted for both of the Mustangs touchdowns in the loss to Iroquois on a 20 yard pass from quarterback Jarin Rhim and an 82 yard kickoff return.

The Mustangs hold an 8-7 lead in the all-time series with the Flyers including a 44-14 win in their last meeting in 2013.

The featured B2 game Friday will have Maritime/Health Sciences (1-0, 2-0) at Iroquois (1-0, 2-0).

In an interdivisional game Friday, Roy-Hart will visit Alden at 7 p.m.

Division Standings
B2: Iroquois 1-0, 2-0; Maritime 1-0, 2-0; Maryvale 0-0, 2-0; Dunkirk 0-1, 1-1; Medina 0-1, 0-2
B3: Albion 1-0, 2-0; Depew 0-0, 2-0; Lackawanna 0-0, 2-0; Olean 0-0, 0-2, Springville 0-1, 0-2
C North: Wilson 2-0, 2-0; Akron 1-0, 2-0; Cleve Hill 1-0, 1-1; JFK 0-1, 1-1; Silver Creek 0-1, 0-2; Roy-Hart 0-2, 0-2

Lady Rams nip Akron in OT to grab N-O lead

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 September 2019 at 10:02 pm

Roy-Hart scored a 2-1 double overtime victory over visiting Akron this evening to take over sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer lead.

Kara Choate scored the game winner in the second overtime period for the Lady Rams whose first goal of the evening was scored by Nadia White in the opening half.

“It was a great team win,” said Roy-Hart Coach Rich Jennings. “They are flying high.”

Akron tied the game on a goal by Kara Sequin with 10 minutes to go in the second half..

Roy-Hart improves to 4-0 and Akron slips to 3-1 in N-O action.

Albion 5, Barker 0
All of the scoring came in the second half as Albion blanked visiting Barker 5-0 on Senior Night as Mariah Plain scored two goals and Abby Scanlan, Claire Squicciarini and Alexis Creasey one each.  Squicciarini and Kendall Derisley also each had an assist.

Lauren Wehling earned the shutout in goal for the Purple Eagles.

Albion is now 2-1 and Barker 0-5 in N-O competition.