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VOLLEYBALL TEAMS HOLD COURT
LANCASTER, STARPOINT, EDEN WIN FAR WEST REGIONAL MATCHES

The Lancaster, Starpoint and Eden girls volleyball teams will compete for state titles after surviving Saturday's matches in the Far West Regionals. The states are Friday and Saturday at Cortland.

Class AA: Unbeaten Lancaster (21-0) reached its fourth straight final four with a four-game win over Canandaigua of Section V. Stephanie Jansma had 14 kills and Amanda Dux added 11.

Class A: Starpoint earned its first trip to states beating Wayne in four games. Allie Matters had 11 kills, 13 service points and eight aces, while Amanda Boron had eight kills.

Class B: Eden earned its sixth straight trip to the state final four with a 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 win over Waterloo. Jodi Smith (12 kills), Amber Levy (11 kills) and Amanda Meller (six digs, three aces) lead the Raiders (21-1).

Eden coach Stephen Pierce said his team looked much sharper against Waterloo than it did against Newfane in the sectional finals.

"We had a long talk this week about when you play scared it gets scary. We played with real confidence and were in control of things right from the beginning," he said.

In Class C, Westfield was eliminated by Byron-Bergen in four games and Class D Pine Valley dropped a four-game match to Webster Christian.

Boys volleyball

Class A semifinals: Hamburg (27-3) advanced with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-15 win over Clarence. David Hatten (43 assists), Ryan Johnson (10 kills) and Nicolaj Prychodko (five blocks) led the Bulldogs.

West Seneca West will compete for its first sectional title after eliminating Orchard Park in five games. Matt Anderson and Kevin Lasky had 20 kills each and Keith Capage had 51 assists for the Indians.

Class B semifinals: No. 6 seed East Aurora advanced with a 25-20, 28-26, 25-23 win over No. 2 Grand Island. The Blue Devils will play No. 1 Eden (23-3). Matt Arnold had 15 kills and Jason Suttle nine for East Aurora (10-8).

Jake Waszak had 33 assists and Chad Proudman had 11 kills and three aces as Eden swept Cheektowaga, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12.

Girls swimming

Niagara Frontier League meet: Alex Dockstader earned Swimmer of the Meet honors for the second year in a row. The Kenmore West sophomore won the 200 IM (2:09.67), the 100 backstroke (59.84), anchored the 400 free relay which set a league record and was on the winning 200 medley relay.

Lockport won its seventh consecutive NFL title, taking four first-places. Junior Ashley Schaffert tied the league record in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.64.). Freshman Ashley Jones won the 1-meter diving (396.5). In the 200 free relay, the Lockport foursome of Emily Scott, Caitlin Lyons, Rachel Chapman and Lacey McKenna went 1:43.62. Freshman Emily Scott of Lockport and Ashley Clingersmith of Niagara Falls tied for first place in the 50 free (25.36).

CCIAC Championships: Southwestern won nine of 13 events at the Division I championships, with Natalie Thorpe taking the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, while Jennifer Thorpe won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. The sisters helped the Trojans win the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

Frewsburg dominated the Division II meet with 10 victories, including Mandy Nelson winning the 500 and 200 freestyle.

Boys soccer

Class B: Kevin Morse scored off a free kick 10 minutes into the second half as Roy-Hart shut out East Aurora, 1-0. Goalkeeper Brandon Guild had 10 saves for the shutout. The Rams (12-5-1) will face Holland, last year's Class C champs.

Scott Lippmann, Josh Meier, Jeff Schwab and Jake Reisdorf all scored as Holland (18-1-1) blanked Wilson, 4-0 for its 11 straight win. Jared Reisdorf recorded his 10th shutout.

Class C: Vincent Fye scored the winner with 4:39 left on an assist from Eric Fish as Panama edged Westfield, 3-2. Fish and Zac Camarata also scored the Panthers (16-4). Pamama, winner of Class D the last two years, will make its third straight trip to the sectional finals when it plays Allegany-Limestone.

Zach Eaton scored twice, giving him 32 goals this season as No. 1 seed Allegany-Limestone advanced with a 3-1 win over Frewsburg. The Gators' third goal was from Kyle Crisafulli.

Class D: Goalkeeper Leo Bauerlein recorded his fifth straight shutout, covering 461 minutes, as North Collins shut out Ellicottville, 7-0. Brandon Wilczynski had four goals, giving him 33 this season. The Eagles (16-2) advance to their fourth straight final, where they'll play Hinsdale.

Consolation football

Alden 21, Springville 0: Taylor Meyers rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries and two TDs as the Bulldogs (7-3) shut out the Griffins. Brad Maderer had nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Mike Pabczynski and Adam Szjaka had interceptions.

Cassadaga Valley 15, Salamanca 13: Joe Pratt hit a 24-yard field goal with 33 seconds left. John Martin and James Lackey scored rushing TDs for the Cougars (6-4).

Kenmore West 34, Williamsville East 14: James Mallory rushed for 245 yards to finish the season with a school-record 2,054 yards. Mallory tied the single-game record by scoring all five Kenmore West TDs. He ended the season with a school-record 22.

Lake Shore 13, Lancaster 10: Touchdown runs by Jake Graci (6 yards) and Matt Driscoll (5 yards) were enough to enable the Eagles to hold of the Redskins in the Class AA-A Blue Bowl final. Graci had 19 rushes for 154 yards, including an 82-yard run to set up the first TD.

Lancaster QB Keith Pantling finished the season with a school-record 1,186 yards passing to break the record of 1,030, set last year by Andy Gawron.

Randolph 35, Chautauqua Lake 0: Kevin Emley rushed for 156 yards, Tim McElwin had 12 tackles and Tim Brown had two fumble recoveries for the Cardinals.

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