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THREE-SCHOOL LOGJAM ATOP NFL

Rachel Schumacher pitched a three-hitter for Niagara-Wheatfield in a 9-0 win over Grand Island on Wednesday as the Falcons moved into a share of the Niagara Frontier League softball lead with Kenmore West and Niagara Falls. Carolyn Arida had two hits and scored twice.

Michelle Krier pitched a two-hitter, Jessica Mooney homered and Wendy Stieger tripled and drove in three runs for Kenmore West in a 5-2 win over Niagara Falls.

Elsewhere in the NFL, Amanda Bartkowski and Erin Whitehead had two hits apiece in Kenmore East's 5-2 triumph over Lockport. . . . Melissa Werth and Chrissy Fretthold hit home runs and Julie Harmon lashed four hits as North Tonawanda overpowered Lew-Port, 19-3.

ECIC I: Clarence took over first place with a 6-3 win over Williamsville North. Each had been unbeaten in league play. Melissa Rogers and Laura Mauger each had two hits for the Red Devils. . . . Jenna Baker's two-out triple drove in Jessica Kramer with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, giving West Seneca West a 3-2 win over Lancaster. . . . Lindsay Norton had four hits, including a triple, drove in three runs and stole two bases in Sweet Home's 5-2 win over Frontier.

ECIC II: Ashley Kotz went 6 for 7 with a home run and drove in four runs for Williamsville East in a 16-0 romp over Pioneer. . . . Sammy Vara drove in two runs with a pair of hits and Brittany Hall had two hits in Hamburg's 6-2 win over West Seneca East.

ECIC III: Samantha Thompson pitched a no-hit game and drove in five runs with four hits for Maryvale (4-1 in league) in a 16-0 win over Tonawanda. . . . Chelsea Plimpton ran her winning streak to 40 games and Williamsville South (8-0, 5-0) won its 36th in a row, 4-2 over Depew. Plimpton struck out 12. Lisa Fronczak homered and tripled for the Billies. . . . Melissa Litwin had three hits and Amanda McCarthy drove in two runs as Cheektowaga defeated Starpoint, 7-0.

ECIC IV: Alyssa Luksch, who had two hits, scored the winning run in the 10th inning as Cleveland Hill edged JFK, 4-3. . . . Christine Libby stole home twice and had two other steals in Lackawanna's 14-6 win over East Aurora. Shannon Geercken had a triple and two singles for the Steelers.

Monsignor Martin: Mount Mercy's Kelly Murphy stopped Villa Maria, 12-1, on a three-hitter. Tara Rogowski and Ashley Smolen each drove in three runs for the Mount. . . . Christy Englert had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs as Holy Angels beat Niagara Catholic, 8-6.

Thompson Trophy: Emily Zuchlewski of City Honors stopped Hutch-Tech on a no-hitter, 13-0, as the Centaurs moved to 5-0 in League 1 play. Zuchlewski struck out 13. Chandra Roberson (triple, double) and Carlie Arnone had three hits and two RBIs each for Honors. . . . Rebecca Sniatecki had four hits and five RBIs, and Jillian Keitz homered and drove in four runs as McKinley topped Buffalo Arts, 19-11. . . . Caitlin Noblett made a winning debut as a pitcher for da Vinci in a 14-3 win over Bennett. She struck out 10 and scored three runs herself. . . . Emily Hart of South Park hit two home runs as the Sparks defeated Burgard, 9-1, in League 2.

Niagara-Orleans: Laura Nowak drove in two runs with a single and double, and Kelsey McKeon had two RBI singles in Akron's 7-4 win over Newfane. . . . Janelle Lewis pitched Barker over Roy-Hart, 3-1. Courtney Colern scored twice for the Raiders. . . . Meagan Diez singled, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on an error in the top of the seventh to give Wilson a 6-5 win over Albion.

CCIAC I: Tabatha Stenstrom allowed just two hits and struck out 14 Gowanda batters in Falconer's 16-0 victory. Shelby Carlson had a home run, triple and single for three RBIs for the Falcons (12-1, 6-0). . . . Amanda Mazurek doubled home two runs in the first inning and Dunkirk turned a game-ending double play to preserve a 2-1 win over Olean. Amanda Westling (three-hitter) outdueled the Huskies' Teegan Forness (four-hitter).

CCIAC II: Jessica Lassen doubled, singled and scored twice in Frewsburg's 2-0 win over Maple Grove.