Trailing 8-2, Lyndonville used a big seven run fourth inning rally to key a 14-10 victory over Pembroke this afternoon in a Genesee Region League softball game.
A two-run home run by Lorelei Dillenbeck along with two-run singles by Chloe Stinson and Brooke Robinson highlighted the decisive rally which also included singles by Addison Dillenbeck and Haley Shaffer.
Improving to 4-1, the Lady Tigers tacked on two more runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to close out the win.
Brynn Howell had 3 hits on the day for the Lady Tigers as Lorelei Dillenbeck, Robinson, Shaffer and Addison Dillenbek each had two.
Kendall 13, Wheatland-Chili 2
Lauren Pilon, Julie Coble and Ciera Kupferschmid each had 3 hits and winning pitcher Sara Mattle, Shelby Kruger and Emma Quintern each banged out 2 for Kendall in the 13-2 win at Wheatland-Chili.
Pilon and Kruger both had a pair of doubles. Pilon also drove in 5 runs as Mattle and Kruger each plated 2.
In the circle, Mattle scattered 6 hits and struck out 6.
Byron-Bergen 13, Holley 4
A big 9 run fifth inning keyed Byron-Bergen to a 13-4 G-R win over Holley.
Rachel Howard had 2 hits for Holley as Tia Hoffarth had an RBI double and Halee Passarell and Kayleigh Neale run producing singles.
Notre Dame 6, Medina 3
A four run first inning scoring burst, which included doubles by Sarah McGinnis and Sonji Warner, keyed Notre Dame to a 6-3 non league win at Medina.
Miriam Fike had a triple for Medina. Mustangs pitcher Bri Russell registered 9 strikeouts.
Holley bested Elba 4-1 and Kendall blanked Pembroke 5-0 this afternoon in Genesee Region League tennis action.
Straight set wins at first and second singles by Cavan Bennage and Cora Bennage led the wy for the Hawks.
Kendall was liekwise led by wins at the first two singles spots by Tory Raufeison and Devin Edick.
Holley 4, Elba 1
First Singles: Cavan Bennage (Holley) d. Christopher Olguin 6-0, 6-0
Second Singles: Cora Bennage (Holley) d. Emily Rowe 6-2, 6-4
Third Singles: Madison Harrington (Elba) d. Jalen Tette 6-0, 6-3
First Doubles Mason Neale and James Tette (Holley) d. Donovan Sherman and Jason Rowe 6-2, 6-1
Second Doubles: Kirsstin-Louisse Althoff and Ashanty Gonzalez (Holley) d. Amelia Brewer and Lucy LoBello 6-1, 6-1
Kendall 5, Pembroke 0
First Singles : Tory Raufeison (Kendall) d. Riley Martin 6-3, 6-0
Second Singles: Devin Edick (Kendall) d. Indigo Fox 6-2, 6-0
Third Singles: Joshua Esposito (Kendall) d. Jonah Martin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
First Doubles : Kari Harrier and Tobias Passer( Kendall) d. Lily Martin and Isla Czechowicz 6-0, 6-0
Second Doubles: Eric Woodhams and Daniel Williams (Kendall) won by forfeit
Akron 5, Barker o
Defending champion Akron blanked Barker 5-0 to go to 2-0 in Niagara-Orleans League tennis competition.
Akron 5, Barker 0
First Singles: Will Chubb (Akron) d. Nathan Meza Ray 6-0, 6-0
Second Singles: Caleb Suckow (Akron) d. Matthew Ryan 6-0, 6-1
Third Singles: Samantha Niescier (Akron) d. Cameron Kiner 6-0, 6-2
First Doubles: Sean Brennan and Sean O’Shaughnessy (Akron) d. Ella Gooding and Keith Robison 6-3, 6-3
Second Doubles: Kaly Lin and Stella Van Wyk (Akron) d. Carla Stoloski and Thomas Jowdy 6-1, 6-2
Holley-Kendall pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Byron-Bergen 4-3 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League baseball game.
Broek Ostrom singled in the winning run for the Hawks after singles by Miles Lammes and Jared Strathearn and an intentional walk had loaded the bases.
Byron-Bergen had tied the game at 3-3 by scoring twice in the top of the seventh.
Earlier, the Hawks scored twice in the first inning on a two run double by Jorden Ostrander, which followed singles by Lammes and Braxton Zarpentine, and once in the sixth on an error.
Lammes finished with 3 hits and Zarpentine 2.
Jayden Gibaud picked up the win on the mound as he scattered 3 hits and struck out 13.
Holley-Kendall is now 3-2.
Lyndonville 34, Pembroke 1
Erupting for 11 runs in the first inning, Lyndonville went on to defeat Pembroke 34-1 this afternoon in a five inning G-R contest.
Lyndonville pounded out a total of 20 hits on the day including three each by winning pitcher Trenton Muck, Nathan Dillenbeck, Rolland Balcerzak and Jack Whipple along with two each by Casey Winiecki, Jacob Corser and Dylan-Burt Hodgins.
On the mound, Muck allowed 2 hits and struck out 12.
Now at 3-1, Lyndonville next visits Elba on Friday.
Sunday will be a special day as some of the school’s outstanding sports accomplishments over the past seven decades will be honored as Lyndonville High will induct its first class into the Tigers new Athletic Hall of Fame.
The initial class includes one team, the 2011 baseball squad;three coaches – Arnie Hartsen, Fred Large and John Hayes; seven former student/athletes – Ron Mapes (Class of 1955), Jill Eppolito (Class of 1979), Tim Riemer (Class of 1985), Chris Hayes (Class of 1989, Sam Recco (Class of 2012) and Tony Recco (Class of 2015) along with a Special Contributor Maria Quintern (Class of 1986).
The 2011 Baseball Team
The 2011 Tigers diamond squad made history by becoming the school’s first team to reach the state semifinals.
In route to reaching the Final Four, the Tigers defeated Notre Dame 7-4 for the Section V Class DD title, Webster Christian 10-4 for the Section V Class D berth to the state playoffs and Pine Valley 12-6 in the Far West Regional. The Tigers bid for a spot in the finals was ended via a narrow 7-4 loss to Livingston Manor in the state semifinals.
Five members of the Tigers squad – Josh Brabon, Brooks Boyle, Andy Hydock, Ryan Lilley and Joe Burgess – earned Genesee Region League All-Star honors and Coach Shane Price was honored as both G-R and Section V Coach of the Year.
Coach Arnie Hartsen
Hartsen served the school district as a Physical Education teacher, Coach and Athletic Director from 1941-43 and 1946-1976) as he served in the Navy from 1943-46.
He guided the Tigers baseball squad to 13 Genesee-Orleans League titles and four Section V championships (1951, 1953, 1955 and 1959) compiling a career record of 326-147-2.
In the sectional finals his Tiger teams shared the crown with Clyde in 1951 after a 2-2 tie, defeated Naples 2-1 in 1953, Cuba 3-0 in 1955 and Belmont 14-1 in 1959.
Coach Fred Large
Large organized the Lyndonville wrestling program in 1963 and guided the Tigers to 14 Genesee Region League titles and five Section V Class championships (1975, 1984, 1987, 1993 and 1994). His 1975 squad had five individual Section V champions.
His Tigers squads at one stretch had a 46 match winning streak and overall he had a career record of over 250 wins.
He was inducted into the Section V Hall of Fame in 2005.
The gymnasium in which the Tigers wrestling teams now hold their matches is named in his honor.
Coach John Hayes
Hayes guided the Tigers baseball teams for 24 years (1979-2001) during which his teams compiled a record of 365-262 and won four Section V championships (1982, 1983, 1994 and 1996) and nine G-R titles (1982, ’83. ’83, ’88. ’89, ’95, ’96, 99 and 2000).
His 1982 team downed Cuba 2-0 to end Lyndonville’s 23 year long sectional title drought. The Tigers other three title wins were 10-0 over Pavilion in 1983, 2-0 over Hammondsport in 1994 and 1-0 over Fillmore in 1996.
The Tigers main gymnasium is named in honor of Hayes who also served as varsity basketball coach and Athletic Director.
Sam and Tony Recco
The Recco brothers, Sam and Tony, made history when they both earned state wrestling titles on the same day in 2012.
Tony, then a freshman scored a narrow 1-0 win to capture the state 99 lb. title and then minutes later Sam, a senior, completed the brothers sweep with a 2-0 victory to capture the 120 lb. title.
Both five year varsity wrestlers for the Tigers, Sam compiled a career record of 188-34 and Tony a mark of 196-17.
Sam, who also placed sixth at the state championships in 2011, was a two-time Section V champ in 2011 and 2012.
Tony, who also placed third at the state championships in 2014 and sixth in 2015, was a three time Section V champion in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
They both went on to wrestle at Edinboro University.
Eppolito likewise was a multi sport athlete in soccer, basketball and track during the early years of the Lady Tigers sports program.
In soccer she scored a school record 35 goals in 1978 and went on to become a Gold Medalist at the 1978 Empire State Games.
In basketball she was a three-time G-R and two-time Section V All-Star. She holds the school records for most points in a game (45 vs. Notre Dame in 1979), most points in a season (411 during the 1977-78 season) and most career points 1,037). She also had a school record 28.8 career scoring average.
In track she won the Section V Class D title in the 100 Hurdles in 1979.
Maria has served as shot clock operator and scorekeeper for over 35 years. She has been a volunteer scorekeeper for soccer, volleyball, basketball and baseball.
Lyndonville Athletic Director Jim Zeliff states that Maria “epitomizes the category of “Supporter” as she has attended almost every athletic event and volunteered her time for 30+ years. Her contributions are invaluable to the district athletic programs.”
Mapes was a multi sport athlete in football (1953-54), basketball (1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55) and baseball (1952-1955).
He compiled a 30-3 career record on the mound for the Tigers including a Section V and state record 8 no hitters as well as 19 shutouts and 9 one hitters. He registered 441 strikeouts and offensively had a career batting average of .392.
He hurled the Tigers to three playoff wins in both the 1953 and 1955 Section V title campaigns.
He went on to play professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization.
Riemer also was a multi sport athlete in soccer, basketball and baseball.
In soccer he scored a school record 39 goals his senior year and finished with a career total of 46.
In basketball he set a Tigers single game scoring record of 46 against Wyoming during the 1984-85 season. He scored 394 points that season and finished with a career total of 975.
In baseball he hit .462 his senior year with 12 RBIs and no strikeouts and .400 with 10 RBIs his junior year earning G-R All-Star honors both seasons as a catcher. He went on to play professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization.
Chris Hayes was likewise was a three sport standout in soccer, basketball and baseball.
He was a two-time G-R Al-Star in both soccer and basketball.
On the basketball court he had then school record totals of 478 points in his senior year and 1.012 for his career.
On the baseball diamond he was a four time G-R All-Star who had three no hitters, seven career shutouts and 32 career victories. He went on to play baseball at the University of Connecticut.
Erupting for six quick runs in the first inning, Lew-Port went on to defeat Medina 21-10 the afternoon in a season opening non league softball game at Vets Park.
Brooklyn Brown had three doubles for Medina which next hosts Notre Dame in another non league contest at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Vets Park.
Akron 5, Wilson 0
Defending champion Akron blanked Wilson 5-0 in the Niagara-Orleans League tennis opener this afternoon.
Akron 5, Wilson 0
First Singles: Will Chubb (Akron) d. Joey Moote 6-2, 6-3
Second Singles: Caleb Suckow (Akron) d. Sam Georgal 6-2, 6-4
Third Singles: Samantha Niescier (Akron) d. Evan McKinney 6-1, 6-2
First Doubles: Sean Brennan and Sean OShaughnessy (Akron) d. Connor Seider and Cassidy Wagner 6-1, 6-0
Second Doubles: Kaly Lin and Stella Van Wyk (Akron) d. Aubiana Cristiano and Gracie Phillips 6-1, 6-2
In a Genesee Region League match, Notre Dame downed Kendall 5-0 to improve to 3-1.
In another G-R match, Attica trimmed Holley 3-2. Cavan Bennage won at first singles and James Tette and Mason Neale at first doubles for Holley.
Notre Dame 5, Kendall 0
First Singles: Zack Babcock (Notre Dame Batavia) d. Tory Raufeison 6-3, 6-3
Second Singles: Andrew Ricupito (Notre Dame Batavia) d. Devin Edick 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Third Singles: Isabelle Cooper (Notre Dame Batavia) d. Eric Woodhams 6-0, 6-1
First Doubles: Brandon Carrick and Max Tenney (Notre Dame Batavia) d. Tobias Passerand and Joshua Esposito 7-6(10-2), 6-4
Second Doubles: Justice Yourkowski and Camden King (Notre Dame Batavia) d. Kari Harrier and Steven Strapp( 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 seeded Roy-Hart rolled to a 25-13, 25-8, 25-19 win over visiting No. 5 Olmsted and No. 8 Medina romped to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-15 victory at top seeded Da’Vinci this evening in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class C1 volleyball playoffs.
The victories will now send Medina to Roy-Hart for a semifinal round match at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Roy-Hart 25-25-25, Olmsted 13-8-19
Alex Stern and Samantha Albright each had 6 spiking kills and Marissa Scott 5 service aces and 3 kills to lead the way for Roy-Hart.
The Lady Rams jumped out to commanding leads of 11-2 and 18-5 in the opening set as Scott served up points 2-6, Samantha Capen 8-11 and Albright 16-18.
Likewise in the second set Roy-Hart built up big leads of 11-1 and 21-6 as Scott served up points 2-8, Capen 9-11 and Samantha McIntyre 15-21.
In the match closing third set, which was closer, Scott served up points 2-8 and 18-20 to give the Lady Rams leads of 8-1 and 20-13.
Medina 25-25-25, Da’Vinci 9-10-15
Alex Strong and Amaya Cleveland both had 3 kills and Sydney Watts 2 to lead Medina at the net while Ianah Drisdom had 8 aces and Devin Griffin and Evie Schultz 6 each to pace the Mustangs at the service line. Schultz, Lorelei Sanders and Ki’Mani Poole each added 3 assists.
Cleveland registered a kills for the winning 25th point in the second set while Drisdom served up 7 aces in the third set.
Akron 22-21-25-25-25, Fredonia 25-25-16-23-23
In another Class C 1 quarterfinal, No. 2 Akron rallied from a two set deficit to defeat visiting No. 7 Fredonia 22-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.
Jessee Jonathan had 26 assists 7 kills and 3 aces, Ella Hill 16 kills, Sydney Hall 9 kills and 3 aces and Jayni Sundown 8 kills to lead the way for Akron.
A quick four run first inning scoring burst ignited Lyndonville to a 10-3 victory over visiting Attica this afternoon in a Genesee Region League softball game.
Gracie Johnson, Chloe Stinson and winning pitcher Haley Shaffer all had singles, Addison Dillenbeck a bunt single and Lorelei Dillenbeck a double in the big first inning for Lyndonville.
The Lady Tigers picked up a solo run in the fourth and then tacked on three runs in the fifth on a wild pitch and a two run error. A single by Ella Lewis and an error set up the threat.
A two-run single by Brooke Robinson in the sixth capped off the Lady Tigers scoring.
Shaffer, Lewis and Addison Dillenbeck each finished with two hits.
In the circle, Shaffer allowed 6 hits and struck out 7.
Improving to 3-1, Lyndonville next host Pembroke on Wednesday.
Pembroke 25, Holley 1
A big 12 run first inning scoring burst powered Pembroke to a 25-1 win over Holley in another G-R contest.
Halee Passarell had a double and Rachel Howard and Julia Buck both had singles for Holley.
Notre Dame 10, Kendall 9
Notre Dame rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, aided by four errors, to earn a narrow 10-9 win over Kendall in a G-R game.
Sara Mattle had two hits, including a double and 3 RBI, and Shelby Kruger an RBI double for Kendall.
Kendall took two of the three singles matches and both doubles matches in posting a 4-1 win over Attica and Oakfield-Alabama did likewise in downing Holley 4-1 this afternoon in Genesee Region League tennis matches.
Kendall 4, Attica 1
First Singles: Tory Raufeison (Kendall) d. Zackery Conrad 6-2, 6-4
Second Singles: Devin Edick (Kendall) d. Alex Bialek 6-1, 6-4
Third Singles: Travis Kauffman (Attica) d. Eric Woodhams 6-0, 6-0
First Doubles: Tobias Passer and Joshua Esposito (Kendall) d. Calvin Metzger and Will Minkel 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Second Doubles: Kari Harrier and Steven Strapp (Kendall) d. Libby Kibler and Ruth Metzger 6-1, 6-0
Oakfield-Alabama 4, Holley 1
First Singles: Cavan Bennage (Holley) d. Danica Porter 6-4, 6-2
Second Singles: Max DeMare (Oakfield-Alabama) d. Cora Bennage 6-2, 7-5
Third Singles; Mason Cadieux (Oakfield-Alabama) d. Jalen Tette 6-0, 6-0
First Doubles: Jared Graham and Randy McIntire (Oakfield-Alabama) d. James Tette and Mason Neale 6-4, 6-1
Second Doubles: Zach Missel and Shawn Tobolski (Oakfield-Alabama) d. Kirsstin-Louisse Althoff and Ashanty Gonzalez 6-2, 6-1
Three early runs proved to be more than enough as Lyndonville downed visiting Attica 3-1 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League baseball game.
Lyndonville scored twice in the second inning on an error after a single by Jack Whipple, a fielders choice play and a walk set up the opportunity.
The Tigers added what proved to be a big insurance run in the third inning on a fielders choice play. A walk and a single by Whipple set up the threat.
Rolland Balcerzak went the distance on the mound for Lyndonville scattering 3 hits and striking out 9.
The Blue Devils lone run came in the sixth inning.
Now at 2-1, Lyndonville next visits Pembroke on Wednesday.
Holley-Kendall 13, Pembroke 3
Trailing 3-1, Holley-Kendall exploded for a total of 12 runs during the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to earn a 13-3 victory over host Pembroke in another G-R contest.
Holley-Kendall moved on top to stay by scoring three runs in the fourth inning highlighted by a double by Jorden Ostrander.
Winning pitcher Miles Lammes and Ostrander then had run producing hits during a five run fifth inning uprising. Lammes also had an RBI double and Braxton Zarpentine a run producing single during a four run sixth inning.
Lammes and Ostrander both finished with three hits and Zaprentine two as Broek Ostrom, Jared Strathearn and Michael Samens each chipped in with one.
On the mound, Lammes allowed only one hit and struck out 14 in six innings of work.
Now at 2-2, Holley-Kendall next hosts Byron-Bergen on Wednesday.
Medina is off to a 1-1 start to the season in the 2nd Division of the Buffalo & District Soccer League.
Medina opened the season with a 1-0 win over the Kingsmen as Adam Cifelli scored off an assist from Greg Husung.
Then on Sunday Medina dropped a 2-0 decision to the Revolution.
Medina next faces LaSalle at Niagara Falls next Sunday.
After missing last year due to Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, the Medina Women’s Softball League is set to resume competition with a season opening slate of six games on Monday evening.
The league, which has a lineup of 12 teams, will have just one division with all of the teams playing each other once for an 11 game regular season schedule. Playoffs will follow in mid August.
Monday’s opening night match ups will have Banes vs. Bent Opera House (Jr. Wilson 1 at 6 p.m.), Jr. Wilson 2 vs. White Birch (Jr. Wilson 1 at 7 p.m.), Genesee Feeds vs. Hojacks (Jr. Wilson 2), Jr. Wilson 1 vs. NYSCOPBA (Butts Park 1), Village Spin vs. Just US (Butts Park 2) and Medina VFW vs. 2 Short Kennels (Butts Park 3).
Medina and Roy-Hart will both begin Section VI Class C1 volleyball competition on Tuesday with quarterfinal round matches.
No. 8 seed Medina will visit top seeded DaVinci and No. 4 Roy-Hart will host No. 5 Olmsted at 6 p.m. The two winners will meet in the semifinals on Thursday at the higher seed.
Three other N-O teams will also be in quarterfinals round sectional competition on Tuesday as No. 4 Newfane will host No. 5 Lackawanna in Class B2, No. 2 Akron will entertain No. 7 Fredonia in Class C1 and No. 3 Wilson will host No. 6 Cattaraugus/Little Valley in Class C2, all at 6 p.m.
Medina High graduate and Utica College graduate student Chase Pecoraro was a double winner at the Empire 8 Conference outdoor Track and Field championships held this weekend at St. John Fisher College.
The top seed, Pecoraro won the Javelin competition with a throw of 48.79 meters.
He also captured the Pole Vault title with a personal best effort of 4.40 meters
Powell is second in Triple Jump
Albion High graduate and SUNY Brockport senior Chanyce Powell placed second in the Triple Jump competition at the SUNY Athletic Conference championships with a leap of 11.29 meters.
One big scoring inning keyed Byron-Bergen to a narrow 6-5 win over host Lyndonville in a Genesee Region League softball game this afternoon.
Leading 1-0, Byron-Bergen erupted for five runs in the decisive third inning aided by four errors.
Lyndonville did rally for two runs in both the third and fourth innings and one in the seventh but could not pull even.
Briana Krisher had a key double in the third inning and Chloe Stinson a single in the fourth. She had two hits on the day. Ella Lewis singled in the seventh and came home on an error.
Lyndonville, which next hosts Attica on Monday, is now 1-2.
Scoring three quick runs in the first inning, Alexander went on to defeat Holley-Kendall 5-0 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League baseball game at Holley
The Trojans later added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth frame on a single by Joshua Merrill and an error.
The Hawks managed just one hit off Alexander pitcher Gunnar Kania who struck out 10. Kania also had a double in the key first inning.
Now at 1-2, the Hawks next visit Pembroke on Monday.