All-State football team announced
The All-New York State football team has been released and 17 players from Western New York have been named to the first team. The players, representing five classes, are chosen by the New York State Sportswriters' Association.
First team in Class AA were Domonic Cook of St. Joe's and John Syty of Clarence.
The picks in Class A were Peter Violante of Lew-Port, James Rayhill of Grand Island and Mike Perillo of Iroquois.
WNY Player of the Year Curtis Underwood and Joe Webb of Lackawanna were first teamers in Class B along with Matt Brennan of Maryvale.
Five players made it in Class C including Reggie Garner and Jackie Feggans of O'Hara, Adam Erickson and Isaac Gatewood of Falconer and Blake Eaton of Allegany-Limestone.
Class D picks were Nick Johnson and Tim McElwain of Randolph, Dustin Raynor of Maple Grove and Matt Crandall of Cattaraugus/Little Valley.
Niagara-Wheatfield swim hits 10-0
Niagara-Wheatfield accomplished a lot more than beating North Tonawanda, 117-69, in a Niagara Frontier League swimming meet on Friday. The Falcons also broke two school records and swam three state qualifying times while improving their record to 10-0. With four league meets left, N-W is hoping to complete its second consecutive 14-0 season. The only league losses for NT (9-2) have been to Wheatfield.
Senior Pat Hughes went 55.51 in the 100 butterfly to break the school record of 55.70. Junior Luke Shumway broke the 100 breaststroke record of 1:02.35 when he went 1:01.51. Both were state qualifying times along with senior Russ Sullivan's 56.25 in the 100 back.
The Falcons won every event except for diving, which Shawn Hoffman ran away with.
*Williamsville North set a pool record in the 400 free relay to beat Frontier, 51-50, in ECIC I. The foursome of Chris Deptula, Michael Lin, Matt Krupp and Brandon Beckinghausen went 3:19.61 to break a record that had stood for 20 years. North (7-0) trailed, 47-44, entering the relay. . . . Orchard Park beat Clarence for the first time in seven years, 97-89, in ECIC I.