Quakers still rolling
Orchard Park continues to roll on unbeaten in ECIC I baseball. Saturday, the Quakers defeated visiting Jamestown, 16-2, to run their division record to 9-0.
Brandon Nicholson drove in a pair of runs with two doubles and Jeff Palczewski also doubled twice for OP.
JFK defeated Alden, 5-1, behind the pitching of Andrew Czubaj, to gain a split of their ECIC IV doubleheader. Alden won the other game, 4-2.
In Cornell Cup, Mike Sullivan and Edwin Pagan each drove in a pair of runs for Hutch-Tech in a 6-3 win over South Park in League I.
City Honors improved to 10-1 in Cornell Cup League I with a 9-5 triumph over Lafayette as Matt Gajewski went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs.
Collin Dougherty and Tyler Fraass each had a pair of hits for Lockport (8-4, 7-3 NFL) in a 6-4 win over Kenmore East in the Niagara Frontier League.
In Monsignor Martin play, A.J. Blaczak pitched St. Mary’s over Cardinal O’Hara, 10-4, striking out seven. Chris Nowak drove in four of the runs for the Lancers with a pair of hits.
Clarence softball wins
Winning pitcher Katrina Buczkowski struck out nine and Moriah Harris had a triple and home run among her three hits and scored twice for Clarence (12-1) in a 6-3 win over West Seneca West in ECIC I softball.
Frontier (6-7, 4-6) handed host Williamsville North a 6-1 loss, putting a crimp into any hopes the Spartans had in the ECIC I race. North dropped to 5-3 in division play.
Courtney Courtade homered for the winning Falcons while Lexi Simmons went 2 for 4 with two runs batted-in and Melissa Woods had three RBIs.
Kenmore East and Kenmore West each won a pair of games from Town of Tonawanda rivals Cardinal O’Hara and Mount St. Mary. Courtney Creasey of East struck out 10 in a 14-0 shutout of O’Hara. Brianna Christopher went 4 for 4 with six RBIs for West in a 14-3 triumph over O’Hara while Charlotte Miller was 3 for 3 with three RBIs for the Blue Devils in a 10-5 win over Mount St. Mary.
WSRC crews advance
Three West Side Rowing Club crews made it to today’s Grand Finals of the New York State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs. Advancing through Saturday’s time trials were the Mount St. Mary’s Novice Eight, Girls Lightweight Four with coxswain and Girls Senior Four with coxswain.
Penn Yan visitors win
Hamburg (9-4), ranked No. 4 by LaxPower among Western New York boys lacrosse teams, hosted Section V power Penn Yan (11-3) and lost to the visiting Mustangs, 12-9.
Penn Yan which defeated Clarence, 12-10, last week in Batavia will host another of Western New York’s top teams, third-ranked St. Joe’s next Friday night.
All four of Hamburg’s losses have been to teams from outside Section VI.
Niagara-Wheatfield (10-3) won at Williamsville East, 8-6, in boys lacrosse as Brennen Ferguson scored once and assisted on three goals and Ryan Koch scored twice and added an assist. … Quinn Miller scored four times for West Seneca East in a 13-3 triumph over St. Francis.
Weight men stand out
Devon Patterson of Williamsville South and Dawson Hillis of Orchard Park were the top throwers in Frontier’s Falcon Invitational Track and Field meet. Paterson won the shot put with a heave of 62 feet, 7½ inches. Hills was second at 57½. The next three places went to Lancaster athletes – Tony DeYoung, Brandon Sicurella and Colin Blair.
It was a different story in the discus. Hill won with a throw of 164-7, outdistancing Patterson, who threw 152-01. Their performance were well ahead of the rest of the field.
Lancaster topped the team scoring for both the boys and girls. The Redskins outpointed runner-up, Lockport, 85-77.5 in the boys and the Lancaster girls had 96 points to 68.33 for runner-up Hamburg.