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By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2019 at 9:14 pm

Jumping out to a 4-0 first quarter lead, Eden went on to defeat visiting Medina 14-2 this evening in a non league lacrosse game.

The Raiders went on to hold leads of 7-1 at the half and 11-2 after three quarters.

Christian Silversmith scored the two Medina goals both off assists from his brother Mitchell.

Now at 3-6 overall, Medina next hosts Wilson in a Class D Division game on April 29.

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By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2019 at 2:23 pm

Mother Nature threw the Niagara-Orleans League baseball and softball schedule makers another nasty curveball today.

The Medina at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Albion and Akron at Newfane baseball games have all been postponed.

The Medina vs. Roy-Hart game is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Vets Park while the Wilson vs. Albion game is slated to be made up on Thursday at Albion at 4:45 p.m.

The Roy-Hart at Medina, Albion at Wilson and Newfane at Akron softball games have also all been postponed.

The Albion vs. Wilson game is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. and the Roy-Hart vs. Medina game is slated to be made up on May 4 at 2 p.m.

In addition, the Akron at Medina, Wilson at Roy-Hart and Barker at Newfane tennis matches have been postponed.

The Wilson vs. Roy-Hart match is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday while the Akron vs. Medina match is slated to be made up on May 9.

The Wilson at Medina track meet has also been postponed.

One non league baseball game, Barker at Lyndonville, has also been postponed.

Medina grads have big day on the diamond

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 April 2019 at 11:34 am

Contributed Photos – Emily Kams, left, and Alisha Scroger

Two Medina High graduates, Emily Kams and Alisha Scroger both had big days on the collegiate softball diamond Saturday.

Kams picked up her second win of the season in the circle for Genesee Commnity College as she hurled a 5 hitter with 9 stikeouts in the Cougars 7-2 victory over Erie Community College.

Kams, who earlier in the season blanked Finger Lakes 4-0 striking out 5, now has 23 strikeouts on the season. When not in the circle, she also plays first base for the Cougars.

Scroger had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored in Niagara Community College’s wild 16-14 win over Corning Community College.

Scroger, who plays shortstop for the Thunderwolves, is hitting .400 for the season with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 19 RBIs. On defense she has a fielding percentage of .939.

Medina, R-H to meet in key diamond tests

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 April 2019 at 9:06 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Abi Neuman and AJ Seefeldt and their Mustangs teammates will face defending champion Roy-Hart in key N-O baseball and softball games Monday.

The Niagara-Orleans League diamond week will get off to a fast start on Monday as defending champion Roy-Hart faces Medina in a pair of key contests.

Roy-Hart will host Medina in baseball and the Mustangs will entertain the Lady Rams in softball both at 4:45 p.m.

In baseball, Medina is 3-0 in N-O action and Roy-Hart 1-0 while in softball the Mustangs are 2-0 and Lady Rams 1-0.

In N-O tennis, Medina (2-1) will host undefeated (4-0) defending champion Akron on Monday at 4 p.m.

Weekly Schedule
Baseball: Elba at Kendall, Barker at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Albion, Akron at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Softball: Roy-Hart at Medina, Albion at Wilson, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis: Akron at Medina, Barker at Newfane, Wilson at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m
Track: Wilson at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Lacrosse: Medina at Eden, 7:30 p.m.

Softball: Lyndonville at Newfane, 4 p.m.
Tennis: Akron at Newfane, 4 p.m.

Baseball: Alexander at Lyndonville, 4 p.m.; Akron at Medina, Barker at Newfane, Wilson at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Softball: Medina at Akron, Newfane at Barker, Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis: Wilson at Medina, Newfane at Albion, Roy-Hart at Barker, 4 p.m.
Track: Wilson at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: Medina at Barker, Roy-Hart at Albion, 4 p.m.
Track: Akron at Albion, 4:30 p.m.

N-O standings
Baseball: Medina 3-0, Roy-Hart 1-0, Wilson 1-0, Akron 2-1,  Albion 1-2, Newfane 0-2, Barker 0-3
Softball: Medina 2-0, Roy-Hart 1-0, Wilson 1-0, Albion 1-1, Akron 0-1, Newfane 0-1, Barker 0-2
Tennis: Akron 4-0, Medina 2-1, Roy-Hart 2-1, Albion 2-2, Wilson 1-2, Newfane 0-2, Barker 0-4
Boys Track: Barker 2-0, Albion 1-0, Newfane 1-0, Roy-Hart 1-1, Akron 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Medina 0-2
Girls Track: Albion 1-0, Akron 1-0, Newfane 1-0, Barker 1-1, Medina 1-1, Wilson 0-1, Roy-Hart 0-2

Albion track competes at Warrior Relays in Cheektowaga

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 April 2019 at 9:05 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CHEEKTOWAGA – Emma Mates competes in the 4 by 800 relay for Albion at Cheektowaga during the seventh annual Warrior Relays. Albion sent a contingent of athletes for the invitational.

Kendyll Hadick of Albion rounds the corner of the track. Hadick anchored Albion’s 4 by 200 relay team. No results from the invitational are available.

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Mustangs complete win over Lady Panthers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 April 2019 at 7:50 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lacey Kenward hurled Medina to a shutout win over Newfane at Vets Park this afternoon.

Medina put the finishing touches on a 15-0 victory over Newfane at Vets Park this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleasn League softball game that took two days to complete.

The contest began at Newfane on Friday but deteriorating field conditions caused play to be halted in the top of the fifth inning with Medina leading 3-0.

Action resumed at Medina this afternoon and the Mustangs quickly broke the contest open by erupting for five runs in the fifth highlighted by a triple by Abi Neuman.

The Mustangs then put a lock on the victory by scoring five times in the sixth as Ashlee Howell had a double and winning pitcher Lacey Kenward a triple.

In the circle, Kenward hurled a two hitter with 9 strikeouts.

Medina is now 2-0 and Newfane 0-1 in N-O action.

The Mustangs next host defending champion Roy-Hart at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Lyndonville 28, Barker 3
In a non league game today, Lyndonville defeated Barker 28-3.

Megan Krisher had a home run and a double, Gracie Johnson a home run, Stacy Buckland and Chloe Stinson triples and Anna Lewis and Natalie Ostrowski doubles for the Lady Tigers. Krisher, Johnson, Buckland and Lewis each finished with three hits.

Early surge powers Akron ‘9’ past Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 April 2019 at 7:41 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Liam Ward slides into third base as Akron’s Jack Klodzinski gets set to make the tag. The action took place during the host Tigers win over the Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Big scoring bursts in each of the first three innings keyed Akron to a 14-9 victory over visiting Albion this afternoon in a wind swept Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.

Albion did grab a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI double by Liam Ward.

However, Akron answered right back with three tallies in the home half of the frame highlighted by a two-run home run by David Kalinowski to take the lead for good.

Albion’s Isaiah Callicutt heads for third base after banging out his second triple of the day.

The Tigers then built their advantage to 13-4 by erupting for five runs in both the second and third innings.

Jacob Siska had a triple, Jacob Mazza a double and Brandon Orr a single in the second inning each of which drove in a run.

Winning pitcher Adam Mietz then banged out a three-run double to highlight the third inning uprising which was set up by three straight walks which loaded the bases.

Albion did battle back with five runs in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Isaiah Callicutt, a two-run double by Addison Christ and an RBI single by Patrick Ricker but the Purple Eagles could get no closer than 14-9.

Callicutt had a big day at the plate as he also had a two-run triple in the third inning and a double which set up a run in the second frame.

Orr closed out the win for the Tigers by pitching shutout ball in the sixth and seventh innings as did Ricker for the Purple Eagles.

Akron is now 1-1 and Albion 1-2 in N-O action.

Albion’s Vincent Zona slides into second base as Akron’s Brandon Orr gets the ball.

Lyndonville ‘9’ downs Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 April 2019 at 9:23 pm

Lyndonville bested host Kendall 11-1 in a Genesee Region League baseball game this afternoon.

Nathan Dillenbeck, Rolland Balcerzak and Kane Flynn combined to hurl a 6 hitter with 8 strikeouts for the Tigers.

At the plate, Dillenbeck and Balcerzak both had 3 hits and Noah Heinsler and Matt Hess 2 each. Balcerzak, Heinsler and Hess all banged out doubles.

Mason Kuhn had 2 hits for Kendall.

Lyndonville is now 2-0 in G-R action and Kendall 1-2.

Mustangs complete sweep over Panthers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 April 2019 at 9:20 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Winning pitcher Zack Fike delivers a pitch for Medina during the Mustangs win over Newfane this evening at Vets Park.

Completing a league opening week home and home sweep, Medina defeated Newfane 9-0 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans baseball game at Vets Park this evening.

Medina, which also scored a 13-1 win at Newfane in the N-O opener on Monday, took the lead for good with two quick runs in the first inning on a sacrifice by AJ Seefeldt and a single by Chris Goyette.

The Msutangs then broke the game open with a big six runs second inning which included an RBI double by Matt Saj and RBI singles by Nate Sherman and winning pitcher Zach Fike.

The Mustangs other run came in the fifth frame on an RBI double by Brian Fry.

Fike allowed only 1 hit and struck out 10 over the first five innings. He got out of a major jam in the first inning registering three straight clutch strikeouts after Newfane got the first two batters to second and third on a pair of errors.

Xander Payne came on to hurl the final two frames allowing 1 hit and striking out 3.

Medina is now 3-0 in the league (8-0 overall) while Newfane slips to 0-2 in N-O action.

The Mustangs next visit defending champion Roy-Hart at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

The Medina at Newfane N-O game was suspended in the top of the fifth inning due to poor field conditions.

Medina was leading 3-0 when play was halted. The contest is scheduled to be completed at Medina at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Albion at Akron baseball game was postponed until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Also postponed were the Holley vs. Pembroke baseball game and the Mt. Mercy vs. Roy-Hart softball game.

Salamanca trims Medina stickmen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 April 2019 at 9:16 pm

A big third period scoring surge keyed Salamanca to a 12-8 win over visiting Medina this afternoon in a Class D Division lacrosse game.

Breaking away from a 5-5 halftime deadlock, the Warriors took command by outscoring the Mustangs 5-1 in the decisive third period to open up a 10-6 lead.

Christian Silversmith had 4 goals, Mitchell Silversmith 2 and Thomas Vasquez and Cayden Lilleby 1 each for Medina.

Wesley Hughes made several key saves in goal for the Mustangs.

Medina is now 2-2 in the division and 3-5 overall.