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RBM hockey team bests Lancaster

Contributed Story Posted 9 December 2018 at 9:41 pm

The Roy-Hart/ Barker/ Medina/Akron Club Hockey Team defeated Lancaster 7-4 today at Depew in a Western New York Club Hockey League game.

Falling behind 1-0 in the first minute of the game, RBM rebounded by scoring twice later in the period on goals by Nick Wood (Akron) and Jason Kuchey (R-H) with assists from Jason Kuchey and Drew Marsh (Akron).

Lancaster though pulled even at 2-2 before the end of the period.

However, the second period was all RBM as Dylan Krzykowski (Akron) scored two goals off assists from Michael Kuchey (R-H), Mitchell Johnson (Barker) and Tom Paisley (R-H) and Dominic Peracciny (R-H) scored a power play goal on a great pass from Marsh and an assist from Jacob Harris (Barker).

With the 5-2 lead, RBM continued to score in the last period upping its advantage to 7-2 on tallies by Wood and Krzykowski who completed his hat trick. Jason Kuchey and Tagen Decker (R-H) earned assists.

Lancaster scored two goals late in the game.

Now 2-2-1 on the season, RBM returns to action next Sunday afternoon with another game at Depew again against  Lancaster

N-O swim, basketball gets underway this week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 December 2018 at 5:02 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Casey Winiecki and his Tiger teammates will host Notre Dame in a key Genesee Region League game Tuesday.

The Niagara-Orleans League swim season gets underway on Tuesday with Albion at rival Medina, Roy-Hart at Barker and Newfane at Akron.

Albion and Barker shared the boys swim championship last year while Roy-Hart and Akron shared the girls title, all at 9-1.

Roy-Hart and Albion will begin N-O boys basketball competition at Albion on Thursday while defending champion Medina opens at Barker on Friday.

The N-O girls basketball season gets underway on Tuesday with Medina hosting Wilson. Medina will also entertain Barker on Friday while Wilson visits Akron and Roy-Hart hosts Albion.

The undefeated (3-0) Lyndonville boys basketball team faces a key home Genesee Region League game on Tuesday against Notre Dame.

Medina will also host rival Albion in an N-O wrestling match on Wednesday.

Weekly Schedule
Boys Basketball: Medina at Tapestry, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Lyndonville at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Albion at Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Kendall at Barker, 6:30 p.m.; Notre Dame at Lyndonville, Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, East Aurora at Roy-Hart, Spencerport at Albion, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Wilson at Medina, 6:30 p.m.
Swimming: Albion at Medina ,4 p.m.; Newfane at Akron, Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling: Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville, Holley-Kendall at Alexander, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Kendall at Barker, 6:30 p.m.; Lyndonville at Albion, Holley at Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.
Wrestling: Albion at Medina, Wilson at Newfane, Akron at Roy-Hart/Barker, 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Akron at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; Kendall at Elba, Holley at Attica, Roy-Hart at Albion, 7 p.m.
Swimming: Roy-Hart at Albion, 4:15 p.m.; Barker at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling: Akron at Holley-Kendall, 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Medina at Barker, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Barker at Medina, Wilson at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Elba at Kendall, Attica at Holley, 7 p.m.
Swimming: Medina at Akron, 4:30 p.m.

Wrestling: Holley-Kendall at South Seneca Duals

Thunderwolves win Cougar Classic

Contributed Story Posted 9 December 2018 at 4:57 pm

The Niagara County Community College women’s basketball team captured top honors at the Cougar Classic by defeating Community College of Rhode Island 76-50 at Genesee Community College this afternoon.

Staying perfect at 14-0, the Thunderwolves were led by  Kenetria Redfern (Cheektowaga) with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals; Paige Emborsky (Newfane) 16 points, 7 rebounds; Molly Mahony (Lancaster) 14 points, 13 rebounds; Shilah Parker (Cardinal O’Hara) 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and Cori Dickson (Cardinal O’Hara) 9 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds

Redfern and Parker named to All Tournament team.

NCCC next hosts the Thunderwolves Classic next weekend to round out first semester

Local matmen win titles at Large Tourney

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 December 2018 at 7:26 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Seth Heveron in action against Depew’s Jay Olonso during the Tigers’ inaugural Fred Large Memorial Tournament at Lyndonville today.

A trio of Orleans County wrestlers captured first place honors at Lyndonville’s inaugural Fred Large Memorial Tournament today.

Lyndonville’s Mario Fidanza  went 4-0 with three pins and a technical fall victory to win the 220 lb. title while Medina’s Colby Petrie won at 126 with a 3-0 record on three pins and Holley-Kendall’s Cade Aina won at 170 also with a 3-0 record.

Earning second place honors were Bruce Rasmusson from Holley-Kendall at 99, RaShawn Bloom from Medina at 106, Tristyn Moyer from Holley-Kendall at 120, Chase Stinson from Lyndonville at 126, Eli Stanton from Holley-Kendall at 170, Frank Flynn from Holley-Kendall at 220 and Robert Morehouse from Medina at 285.

Earning third place honors were James Fox from Holley-Kendall at 99, Connor Bell from Lyndonville at 113, Brennon Munn from Lyndonville at 126, Jayden Pieniaszek from Holley-Kendall at 132, Dylan Burt-Hodgins from Lyndonville at 145 and Dawson Custer from Holley-Kendall at 160.

Local winners in the JV Division included Bryden McMurray from Medina at 99, Noah Skinner from Medina at 138, Frank Golisano from Holley-Kendall at 170, Chase Weese from Medina at 220 and Damyan Famoly from Holley-Kendall at 285.

The local JV second place finishers included Cheyane Nickerson from Lyndonville at 106, Zach Oliver from Medina at 160, Austin Berns from Holley-Kendall at 170, Andrew Saunders from Medina at 220 and Matt Nichols from Medina at 285.

The tournament is named in honor of Fred Large who organized the Lyndonville wrestling program in the early 1960’s and over his 20 years at the helm guided the Tigers to over nine Genesee Region League and two Section V championships and more than 250 victories including 47 in a row at one stretch.

Tristyn Moyer of Holley-Kendall works toward a takedown against Livonia’s Davis Brown.

Medina’s Andrew Owens looks for an opening against Geneva’s Frankie Yunits.

Thunderwolves win to stay perfect at 13-0

Contributed Story Posted 8 December 2018 at 7:18 pm

Staying perfect at 13-0, the Niagara County Community College women’s basketball team scored a 85-71 victory over Bryant & Stratton, Ohio this afternoon in the Cougar Classic at Genesee Community College.

Kenetria Redfern (Cheektowaga) had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Thunderwolves as Paige Emborsky (Newfane) added 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists; Shilah Parker (Cardinal O’Hara) 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks; Aubrey Halloran (Albany) 11 points, 10 rebounds; Cori Dickson (Cardinal O’Hara) 9 points, 11 assists, 3 steals and Caitlynn Snook (Albion) 2 points, 3 rebounds.

Tri County hockey team earns win and tie

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 December 2018 at 4:47 pm

Staying undefeated, the Tri County Midget Hockey team earned a win and a tie this weekend.

Tri County defeated Rochester 10-4 Friday and then tied Perinton 4-4 today.

Breaking away from a 3-3 deadlock, Tri County scored four unanswered goals in the second period to key the win over Rochester. Chase Froman, John Pilon, Josh Wood and Patrick Ricker took turns scoring those goals.

Tri County then put a lock on the victory by scoring three times in the third period on goals by Pilon, Aaron Sheflin and Max Hapeman.

Pilon, Ricker and David Archibald also each scored a goal in the first period.

Tri County built up a 4-2 lead against Perinton as Ricker and Jake Exposito scored in the first period and Josh Gimeli and Ricker in the second.

However, Perinton rallied for a goal late in the second period and another midway through the third to earn the tie.

Tri County is now 6-0-1 in the league and 7-0-1 overall.

Large Memorial Wrestling Tourney underway

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 December 2018 at 11:38 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – The inaugural Fred Large Memorial Wrestling Tournament got underway this morning at Lyndonville with over a dozen schools competing including Holley-Kendall and Medina. Early round action is shown here on three mats in the high school gym. Three more mats are also in use in the Middle School gym which is named in honor of Large who organized Lyndonville’s wrestling program in the early 1960’s. He coached for 20 years guiding the Tigers to no less than nine Genesee Region League and two Section V titles while compiling over 250 career wins. At right his daughter, Robin Large Boyle, who did the scorekeeping for her dad, looks over a folder full of articles from his coaching days. The tourney continues throughout the day with champions to be crowned in 15 weight classes.

Medina, R-H swimmers sweep; Albion splits

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 December 2018 at 10:29 pm

The Medina boys swim team downed visiting Wheatland-Chili 85-14 in a non league meet this afternoon.

Ray Paull was a double winner in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke while Hunter Heil took both the 50 Free and 100 Free and August Pietrafesa the 500 Free and 100 Backstroke to lead the Seahorses.

Medina also bested W-C in the girls meet as Hannah Heil took both the 50 Free and 100 Free,

Roy-Hart likewise swept visiting Pembroke winning the boys meet 93-74 and the girls 101-54.

Carter Green was a double winner in the 200 and 500 Free for the R-H boys while the girls got double win efforts from Amanda Hill (Individual Medley and 500 Free) and Kayla Hagen (100 Free and Backstroke).

The Albion boys defeated visiting Alexander 71-23 as Matt Kovaleski doubled in the Individual Medley and Breaststroke, Thomas Furmanski in the 50 Free and Backstroke and Harrison Brown in the 100 Free and 200 Free.

Avery Green was a double winner in the 100 Free and 200 Free for the Albion girls in a 57-36 loss to Alexander.

Attica swept host Barker winning the boys meet 90-63 and the girls 89-62.

Dominic Clementi doubled for the Barker boys in the Individual Medley and Breaststroke.

Lyndonville downs Kendall in G-R opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 December 2018 at 10:14 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson knocks the ball away from Kendall’s Mickey Gardner during the Tigers win over the host Eagles this evening.

Moving on top to stay with a big second quarter scoring surge, Lyndonville went on to defeat host Kendall 67-54 this evening in the Tigers Genesee Region League season opener.

Zach Johnson and Nate Dillenbeck each scored 18 and Nathan Poler 16 to lead Lyndonville’s balanced attack as Matt Hess added 8 and Nathan Hydock 7.

Nate Warters scored 18 and John Rath 15 to pace Kendall as Mickey Gardner chipped in with 9, Derek Edick 6 and Mason Kuhn, Hunter Menze and Brian Shaw 2 each.

Warters, who was hampered by foul trouble beginning in the second period, erupted for 13 points in the opening stanza, including three threes, to spark Kendall out to a 22-19 lead.

Kendall’s John Rath works against Lyndonville defender Matt Hess for a layup.

However, Lyndonville answered back with a huge 22-5 second period scoring burst to rally into the lead for good by a 41-27 margin at the half.

Poler scored 6, Dillenbeck and Johnson 5, each including a three, Hydock 4 and Hess 2 for the Tigers during that key stretch.

Kendall did cut the deficit to seven, 41-34, at the outset of the third period  after a jumper by Kuhn, two free throws by Rath and a three-point play by Gardner.

Lyndonville though again answered right back, this time with a 14-7 run, to close the period and regain a 14 point, 55-41, lead at the three-quarter mark.

Dillenbeck led that surge with 8, including a three point play and a three, as Johnson added a rebound bucket and a layup.

Kendall again rallied back to within 7, 60-53, late in the fourth quarter after a three by Rath and a bucket and two free throws by Warters.

However, the Eagles could get no closer.

Lyndonville closed out the win by outpointing Kendall 7-1 from the free throw line in the final two minutes including four by Poler and two by Dillenbeck.

Lyndonville is now 3-0 overall and Kendall 0-3.

Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock puts up a shot as Dale Steffen defends for Kendall.

Mustangs top Vikings at Cataract Classic

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 December 2018 at 9:54 pm

Inproving to 3-0, Medina bested Grand Island 60-49 in the Cataract Classic this evening at Niagara Falls High School.

Nate Sherman scored 22 to lead the Mustangs as Brian Fry added 11, Vincent Montague 10, Izaiah Rhim 9, Tyler Chinn 6 and Joe Cecchini 2.

Cam Sionko had 15 and Logan Sionko 14 for Grand Island.

Leading 21-18 at the half, Medina upped its advantage to 10 early in the third period after Rhim made four free throws.

The Mustangs maintained a 14 point, 45-31, lead at the three-quarter mark as Sherman netted 10 in the period.

Sherman also tallied 9 and Fry 8 in the first half to help the Mustangs hold a three point lead.

Southwestern 46, Roy-Hart 35
Lance Krieger scored 9, Charlie Bruning and Charlie Brigham 7 and Reed Albee and Blake Halstead 6 for Roy-Hart in the non league loss at Southwestern which led 26-21 at the half.

Alexander 69, Holley 45
Alexander jumped out to a 35-18 half-time advantage in route to posting a 69-45 Genesee Region League win over Holley.

Carson Major scored 13, Matt Wilson 12 and Kohl Morgan 8 for Holley.

Akron 55, Barker 44
Akron downed visiting Barker 55-44 in the Niagara-Orleans League season opener for both teams as Jake Mazza led the Tigers with 12 points.