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High School Extra (May 14): Nardin runners stand out in All-Catholics

Nardin runners stand out

Danielle Orie of Nardin won the 1,500 and 3,000 meters and ran on the victorious 4x800 relay, and her twin sister Gabrielle Orie won the 800 and the 4x800 relay for the Gators on Wednesday in the All-Catholic track and field championships at the Stransky Complex in West Seneca.

Anndea Zeigler of Cardinal O’Hara sprinted to wins in the 100 and 200 meters and helped the Hawks to their 4x100 relay victory. Maggie Gerard of Immaculata added the shot put title to her discus win on Monday and teammate Meghan Krawiec doubled in the long jump and triple jump.

Desmond Nicholas of Canisius was the only individual double winner in the boys meet, winning the 100 in 10.97 and 200 in 21.82.

Gerard and Krawiec led Immaculata’s comfortable 69-point margin over Cardinal O’Hara for the girls team title. Canisius edged St. Francis, 128-126, in the boys with St. Joe’s trailing by only two points.

Quakers perfect in ECIC I

Orchard Park completed its ECIC I schedule with a 12-0 record, defeating Clarence, 7-1.

“We had undefeated league seasons in the 1990s when Bob Barrows was coach, but to my knowledge nobody had gone undefeated in our league at least since 2001,” Quakers coach Jim Gibson said.

Ben Wereski pitched one-hit ball for five innings and Matt Wright closed it out for the Quakers. Wereski struck out five. Andy Sipowicz had three hits, including two doubles, and Jake Wiodrich and Luke Kuczewski had two hits and an RBI each for OP.

Tonawanda, Honors clinch

Garrett Gardner of Tonawanda shut out JFK, 3-0, on five hits Wednesday as the Warriors (9-2) clinched their fourth ECIC IV baseball title in five seasons. Gardner struck out 10. … City Honors completed a 10-0 season in Cornell Cup I with a 16-2 triumph over Olmsted behind the pitching of Justin Wisneski and Joel Alessi, who combined on a three-hitter. Dave Littman went 4 for 5 and drove in six runs for coach Frank Di Leo’s Centaurs. It was the third league title in a row for Honors.

Alden stars shine

Megan Hassenbohler was 5-5 at bat, and Laura Kratzke was dominant in the pitcher’s circle as Alden (10-2 ECIC IV) clinched a share of its league softball championship with a 12-2 victory at Holland. Hassenbohler had two doubles and a triple, scored four runs and drove in two. Jenna Wlostowski had three hits, one a triple, and three RBIs for the Bulldogs. Kratzke, a junior, pitched a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts, raising her career total to 309 Ks.

Eden can still earn a share of ECIC IV by winning its final three game Thursday and Friday.

Perna’s goal tops Timon

Dominic Perna’s second goal of the game with 7:50 left in the fourth quarter gave St. Joe’s a 6-5 victory over Bishop Timon-St. Jude in Monsignor Martin lacrosse. By defeating the defending champions for the second time, St. Joe’s completed an 8-0 league season. Perna’s goal was the only tally in the final period. … Grace Gabriel scored five times for Lancaster in a 19-9 girls lacrosse victory over Nichols and became the school’s all-time goal-scorer with 232. That’s one more than 2004 graduate Allie Stewart.

Riverside netter wins

Hanied Put of Riverside won the Dr. Bapst boys tennis singles title for Buffalo Public Schools Wednesday at Delaware Park. Put defeated Darlin Ngoma of Hutch-Tech, 7-6 (8-6), in the championship match. The City Honors doubles team of Aiden Connolly and Josh Ruszala triumphed in the championship match over Jed Gallagher and Aiden Khup of Bennett, 6-3.