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Albion quintet heads All-League soccer team

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 November 2018 at 8:59 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s first team Niagara-Orleans All-League honorees include Brylie Hapeman, left, and Sydney Mulka.

Undefeated (10-0) champion Albion has placed five players on the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League girls soccer squad.

The Purple Eagles honorees include senior forward Brylie Hapeman, senior midfielder Lexi Wolck, junior midfielder Mariah Plain, junior defender Paige Derisley and freshman goalie Sydney Mulka.

Roy-Hart’s first team honors are Maddie Fry, left, and Meghan Washington

Hapeman, who is a repeat selection, has been named N-O Player of the Year. She had 15 goals and 17 assists on the season.

Wolck had 7 goals and 5 assists and Plain 4 goals and 6 assists while Derisley anchored the Purple Eagles defense along with Mulka who made 163 saves and had a 0.895 goals against average.

Runner-up Akron (8-2) is represented by the trio of senior midfielder Jenna Robnett (17 goals, 12 assists), sophomore midfielder Kara Sequin (15 goals, 8 assists) and sophomore forward Natalie Karmazyn (16 goals, 2 assists). Robnett and Sequin are both repeat honorees.

Roy-Hart has placed senior midfielders Maddie Fry (8 goals, 5 assists) and Meghan Washington (4 goals, 6 assists).

Rounding out the first team are Wilson junior forward Skylar Munnikhuysen (12 goals, 7 assists) and Newfane senior goalie Madelyn Traverse (134 saves).

Albion is also represented on the first team by, from left, Mariah Plain, Paige Derisley and Lexi Wolck.

Albion is represented by a trio of players on the second team including freshman forward Abby Scanlan (17 goals, 6 assists), junior midfielder Kendall Derisley (4 goals, 5 assists) and sophomore defender Claire Squicciarini (3 goals, 4 assists).

Akron also placed three players including sophomore midfielder Maddison Henning, junior defender Julia George and senior defender Morgan Wdowka.

Wilson is represented by seventh grader forward Leah Cloy (12 goals, 6 assists) and sophomore defender Lily O’Lay (5 goals, 6 assists).

Newfane has placed senior midfielder Sarah Milczarski (4 goals, 5 assists) and freshman defender Angelina DiTullio.

Completing the second team are Roy-Hart freshman midfielder Kara Choate (11 goals, 5 assists) and Barker sophomore goalie Sydnie Luckman.

The Honorable Mention selections, listed by school, are as follows:

Albion – Leah Pritchard (Fr.), Sarah Gregori (Sr.), Alexis Creasey (Jr.)

Akron – Mindy Doktor (Jr.), Megan Sheehan (Jr.)

Barker – Bailey Sutch (Jr.), Shelby Ewald (Sr.), Samantha Howes (Jr.)

Newfane – Lila Maurer (Sr.), Rachel Chunco (So.), Macy White (Sr.)

Roy-Hart – Emily Metz (Sr.)

Wilson – Isabella Schultz (Sr.), Melanie Gray (Jr.), Kenzie Beyer (So.), Kassidy Sidote (So.)

RBM drops hockey season opener

Contributed Story Posted 15 November 2018 at 9:29 pm

The Roy- Hart/Barker/Medina/Akron club hockey team lost its season opening game Wednesday night to last year’s large school champion, Orchard Park by a score of 10-1.

Trailing 5-1 at the end of the opening period, RBM could not find the net again and Orchard Park shut them out for the rest of the game.

Scoring for RBM was Jason Kuchey off an assist from Dominic Peracciny.

The same two teams meet again this Saturday evening at the Lockport Cornerstone Arena at 6:50 for the RBM home opener.

Wilson senior to play baseball at Elon U.

Contributed Story Posted 15 November 2018 at 5:05 pm

Contributed Photo – Wilson Lakemen senior Ian Evans has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for Elon University.He is shown here at the signing with his father, Lyle Evans, and his mother, Diane Magliazzo. Evans, a pitcher, was a first team Niagara-Orleans League honoree last spring.

T-Wolves rally in second half for fifth win

Contributed Story Posted 15 November 2018 at 1:11 pm

Rebounding from a 37-34 half-time deficit, the Niagara County Community College women’s basketball team rallied to defeat Onondaga Community College 86-65 Wednesday to improve to 5-0 on the young season.

The T-Wolves outscored Onondaga 27-18 in the third period to take charge and then 25-10 in the final stanza to lock up the victory.

Paige Emborsky (Newfane) spearheaded the T-Wolves rally scoring 5 of her 6 three’s in the second half. She finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds.

Kenetria Redfern led NCCC with 24 points and 7 rebounds.

NCCC next hosts Howard Community College from Maryland at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holley, Kendall have G-R girls soccer All-Stars

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 November 2018 at 8:34 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Genesee Region League soccer All-Stars include Halee Passarell, Olivia Radford and Peyton Sargent.

Three Holley and two Kendall players have earned spots on the Genesee Region League girls soccer All-Star team.

Holley is represented by junior forward Olivia Radford, sophomore midfielder Halee Passarell and senior defender Peyton Sargent. Passarell had 14 goals and 5 assists on the season and Radford 9 goals and 4 assists.

G-R Division II champion Kendall has placed the junior duo of midfielder Hailee Mitchell and defender Lizzie Sutphen. Mitchell, who was named G-R Co-Player of the Year, scored 30 goals.

Holley also had midfielder Kayleigh Neale and defender Allison Lyndaker, both sophomores, receive Honorable Mention.

Kendall had a quartet of Honorable Mention selections including sophomore midfielder Brianna Wakefield, freshman midfielder Grace Levett, freshman defender T’Mia Kitchings and junior goalie Katie Pearson. Levett had 11 goals on the season and Wakefield 9 while Pearson made 140 saves and had a goals against average of just 1.208.

Lyndonville/Medina likewise had four Honorable Mention selections including freshman forward Ella Lewis (11 goals) along with senior defenders Grace Hayes, Brianna McMullen and Ashlee Howell.

Kendall’s G-R All-Stars are Hailee Mitchell and Lizzie Sutphen.

Undefeated (13-0) G-R Division I champion Wheatland-Chili led the first team selections with six including sophomore forward Niyah Rosado (33 goals, 15 assists), junior midfielders Lindsey Clar (12 goals, 19 assists) and Jenna LaMere, sophomore defender Hannah Beldue, senior defender Maddie Jewell and senior goalie Janae Hooker. Clar shared the G-R Co-Player of the Year honor.

Byron-Bergen has four All-Star selections including junior forwards Miriam Tardy (19 goals, 6 assists) and Kelsey Fuller (15 goals, 14 assists), junior midfielder Melissa MacCowan and sophomore defender Zoey Chambry.

Alexander is represented by the trio of senior forward Macie Riggs, senior defender Jordin Cecere and junior goalie Jayme McBride (136 saves, 2.123 GAA).

The first team also includes junior forward Kelly Mickey (13 goals, 4 assists) and senior midfielder Brenna Ilacqua (7 goals, 11 assists) from Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, senior forward Callie McCulley (12 goals, 5 assists) and junior defender Morgan Rhodes from Notre Dame and sophomore midfielder Serene Calderon (6 goals, 7 assists) from Pembroke.

The Honorable Mention selections also includes sophomore midfielder Eden Goff and sophomore goalie Hope Hersome from Byron-Bergen, senior midfielder Karly Sondricker and senior defender Kacey Pearce from Attica, sophomore forward Ava Reinhart from Notre Dame, senior midfielder Cassie Parker from Wheatland-Chili, senior defender Lindsay Czechowski from Alexander, junior defender Paige Heale from Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and junior defender Mackenna Johnson from Pembroke.

Fry signs to play softball at Mercyhurst

Contributed Story Posted 14 November 2018 at 1:33 pm

Contributed Photo – Roy-Hart senior Maddie Fry signed a letter of intent this morning to continue her education and softball career at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. She is shown here at the signing with her parents Sarah and Randy Fry. She will pursue an Education major focusing on Secondary Education. She helped lead Roy-Hart to an undefeated (12-0) Niagara-Orleans League championship last spring and earned first team All-League honors. The Lady Rams catcher and captain, she hit .700 with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 24 RBIs and 39 runs scored. 

Barker trio heads the first team of the N-O All-League field hockey squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 November 2018 at 10:03 am

Contributed photos – Barker’s first team honorees include, from left, Madison Gancasz, Katrina Clare and Ciara Gregoire

Three players from champion Barker (11-1) head the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League field  hockey squad.

The Lady Raiders, who went on to capture both the Class C Section VI and Far West Regional titles, are represented by juniors Katrina Clare and Ciara Gregoire and sophomore Madison Gancasz.

Roy-Hart’s first team honorees are RayLynn Chraston and Lexi Lovewell.

A repeat honoree, Clare, who was also named N-O Player of the Year, scored 30 goals this season.

Runner-up Roy-Hart (10-2) has placed seniors Alexis Lovewell and RayLynn Chraston on the first team.

Third place finisher Akron (8-4) is represented by senior Olivia Diebel and junior Alexis Bell.

Lovewell and Diebel are both repeat selections.

Bell scored 20 goals this season, Lovewell 14 and Diebel 13.

Rounding out the first team are Medina senior Guin Schalck, Newfane junior Madison Klumpp, Wilson senior Hannah Day and Kenmore’s Kacie Phibbs.

Akron’s honorees are Alexis Bell and Olivia Diebel.

Schalck, a repeat honoree, scored 13 goals

Three Barker underclassmen also head the second team including junior Rachel Hurtgam, sophomore Lena Fazzolari and freshman Kaedynce Schumacher. Hurtgam scored 12 goals.

The second team also includes Roy-Hart senior Jamie Bower and junior Sam Choate, Medina senior Sarah Cochrane, Akron senior Adrianna Munio and Newfane senior Nicole Leverentz. Cochrane scored 10 goals.

The Honorable Mention honorees, listed by school, are as follows:

Barker – Paige Sandolfini, Sr.; Natalie Bruning, So.; Emily Wagner, Jr.

Roy-Hart – Ashley Hill, Sr.; Holly DiMayo, Sr.; Jenna Heiser, Sr.; Abby Ander, Jr.; Miah Glena, So.

Akron – Jordan Nadler, Jr.; Lydia Blueye, So.

Medina – Libby Cook, Sr.; Mary Flores, Jr.; Lacey Kenward, Jr.; Grace Cook, Jr.; Alissa Blount, Sr.; Jessica Granchelli, Sr.

Newfane – Elizabeth Klumpp, Jr.

Wilson – Anna Meyers, So.; Kaylie Kress, Sr.; Mia Olear, Sr.

The first team also has  Newfane’s Madison Klumpp, Medina’s Guin Schalck and Wilson’s Hannah Day.

Roy-Hart/Barker/Medina hockey team set to begin second season on Wednesday

Contributed Story Posted 13 November 2018 at 5:03 pm

The Roy-Hart/ Barker/ Medina (RBM), last season’s Western New York Club Hockey Sectional winning  high school club hockey team will begin their second season of competition onWednesday evening against last season’s Large School Champion, Orchard Park at Depew at 8 p.m..

Last season, after beating Jamestown-Southwestern- Maple Grove for the title 4-1, the same two teams reached the New York State title game with Jamestown winning 4-2.

This season, instead of being three divisions (Large, Small and Mixed Schools), there will be just two with RBM moving from the Mixed Division (which no longer exists) all the way to the Large Division.

Graduated from last year’s squad is Barker’s Luke Luckman and Rocco Spagnolo, and Roy- Hart’s

Joe DiBenedetto and goalie Evan Birkemeir.  Returning for this season are Roy- Hart’s Tom Paisley, Jason Kuchey, Michael Kuchey, Colin Dodge and Dominic Peracciny, Akron’s Dylan Krzykowski, Drew Marsh and Trevor Crawford, Medina’s Rhett Wagner and Conner McNeil and Barker’s Jacob Harris.

Newcomers include Ryan Mettler, Reed Winslow and Tagen Decker from Roy- Hart, Mitchell Johnson from Barker, and Nicholas Wood from Akron.  Also, from the Club Goalie Pool, Tyler Lehan of Grand Island and Andrew Warner from Tonawanda.

Home games are played at the Cornerstone Arena in Lockport.  The season continues with a home game on Saturday evening against the same Orchard Park team at 6:50 p.m..  Orchard Park defeated Jamestown twice this past weekend to kickoff their season.

Local spikers on G-R team for senior match

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 November 2018 at 1:28 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Hannah Despard will be one of six local players competing in the Genesee Region League vs. Livingston County League Exceptional Senior volleyball match on Thursday at Byron-Bergen.

Six Orleans County players will be on the roster for the Genesee Region League team for the Exceptional Senior volleyball match against the Livingston County League at 6 p.m. Thursday at Byron-Bergen.

The local contingent includes Natalie Ostrowski, Alecia Hinkson and Hannah Despard from Lyndonville, Nicole Mrzywka from Holley and Jessica Coble and Jenna Regan from Kendall.

The G-R lineup will also include Gabby Crespo, Clare Misiak and Stevie Wilcox from Notre Dame, Kennedy O’Neill and Carson Marzolf from Alexander, Nissa Burch and Abigail Winslow from Wheatland-Chili, Taylor Gadd from Attica and MacKenzie Jurek, Amanda Knauss and Taylore Dorman from Pembroke.

The Livingston lineup will include Erika Rauscher, Sophia Jermy and Riley Pasquale from LeRoy, Emelia Mislan from Avon, Maddy Akers, Skyler Race and Jackie Biechinger from Dansville, Bekah Voisey and Jessie McCann from York, Ashley Harper, Janelle Scott and Jessa Stores from Warsaw, Abbi Bush and Ashley Page from Perry, Lily Gfeller from Livonia, Katie Harmon and Amber Pike from Caledonia-Mumford and Maddy Scott from Bath Haverling.

Donations will be accepted at the door with all proceeds gong to the Wilmot Cancer Center in memory of Steve Hooker a CWVO official who donated time at this event each year when it was just the Genesee League Exceptional Senior match.