Records fall at Relays
The Clarence boys and the Sweet Home girls were the big winners in the AdPro Sports Panther Relays on Saturday at Sweet Home High School.
The Red Devils boys team won the meet off the strength of their medley relays with the team of Alex Eaton, Ben Reinhardt, Brian Cummiskey and Justin Bender winning the distance medley in 11:10.0; and the group of Reinhardt, Cummiskey, Dan Wrobel and James Willy claiming the sprint medley in a meet record 3:36.2.
The Red Devils team of Kieran Coffey, Dan Huben, Justin Richardson and Zach Kuloszewski also captured the 4x800 in 8:33.8.
The Sweet Home girls team of Stephanie Izard, Sabrina Bush, Lauren Rao and Julia Routhier won the 4x100 hurdles in a meet record 1:11.9, while Izard and Rao won the high jump by leaping a meet best 10-foot-2.
Clarence (81 points) was followed in the standings by Cheektowaga (66), Sweet Home (43), Williamsville North (38) and Grand Island (34).
Sweet Home (80 points) finished ahead of Clarence (55), Starpoint (55), Cheektowaga (46) and Grand Island (43).
Centaurs, Hawks to meet
Host Cardinal O'Hara will play City Honors in the championship game of the Cardinal O'Hara Baseball Tournament today after the Hawks defeated Riverside, 8-7, Saturday. O'Hara's Anthony LoBuglio had two hits and Zack Glowacki had a homer and scored two runs.
Tom Samar scored what proved to be the winning run on a passed ball in the sixth inning and was credited with a save in City Honors' (10-1), 4-3, victory over Kenmore West.
Elsewhere, Joe Mesa and Lou Hoppi combined for five hits in Orchard Park's, 15-8, victory over Canisius in a non-league matchup between perennial Western New York powers.
Connor Hellwig fired a complete game for Ellicotville with seven strikeouts, while Tom Easton went 3 for 4 with four runs scored and two RBIs in the Eagles' 22-6 triumph over Chautauqua Lake.
Silver Creek hangs on
Silver Creek had to fight off a huge Niagara-Wheatfield rally to hang on for a 17-16 win in a nonleague boys lacrosse clash.
The Black Knights led by three late when the Falcons put together their comeback and pulled within a goal with 10 seconds remaining before time ran out. Frank Brown and Brandon Brooks scored five goals each for Silver Creek while Nate Dubuc scored five for Niagara-Wheatfield.
Nichols scored a 10-5 nonleague victory over Eden behind Lucas Walsh's four goals and Greg White's two goals and four assists.
In girls lacrosse, Joelle Kaczmarek scored six goals and added an assist, while Erin Wilcox scored four goals in Frontier's 14-4 win over West Seneca West in a nonleaguer.
Pitcher has grand slam
Abby Courtney enjoyed a huge day for Falconer by striking out 14 and chipping into the offense with a grand slam and a triple in the Falcons, 7-2, triumph over Southwestern in CCAA I softball.
In CCAA II, Cattaraugus/Little Valley's Sara Crandall struck out 12 and Caitlyn Nye finished with a pair of RBIs in the Timberwolves, 4-3, win over Portville.
Raleigh Hawkins knocked in two runs and Samantha Judd went 2 for 4 and added a double for Ripley, which defeated Clymer, 12-7.
Senior Jenn Knaak capped a dominant week by throwing her third no-hitter in seven days to lead Albion to a 17-0 romp over CSAT in the Niagara-Orleans League.