Koestler wins it for Will North
On a day when one-sided games were the rule and not the exception as the boys lacrosse season continued its first week of play, a couple of town rivals played a close one.
P.J. Koestler had the game-winning goal for Williamsville North as the Spartans knocked off Williamsville South, 7-6, on the Billies’ field.
Koestler finished the game with four goals and an assist as the Spartans moved to 2-0 on the young season.
In another Class B game, Niagara Wheatfield knocked off Grand Island, 11-9. Nate Maloney had four goals for the Falcons, while Evan Printup added three scores. Jason Chiodo and Eric Kiel had five points each for Hamburg in a 15-0 win over West Seneca West. John Phillips had five goals and Nate Faller and Matt Gademski had six points each as Sweet Home topped North Tonawanda, 18-1.
In Class C, Akron won its second game of the season. The Tigers knocked off East Aurora, 14-7. Nelson Logan had six goals and an assist for the Tigers, while Owen Hill added four goals and three assists.
Eden moved to 2-0 for the season with a 10-6 win over Lewiston-Porter. Henri Young had the hat trick for the Raiders, while Josh Plarr had a goal and seven assists for an eight-point game.
Rockey nets five for Frontier
In girls lacrosse, Frontier looks as it is in midseason form already. The Falcons had no trouble with Eden in a 14-0 romp. Lexi Rockey had five goals while Melissa Hopkins chipped in with three. At the other end of the field, Sophie Jones had seven saves for the shutout.
Jessica Surace scored the game’s final two goals as Grand Island beat Williamsville South, 5-3.
Lucarelli leads Hamburg
The weather has been a little tough for baseball lately, but a couple of games took place between nonleague opponents.
Jason Lucarelli got his season off to a big start. The Hamburg Bulldog hit a three-run homer and a double to drive in two more runs. That led his team to an 8-1 win over Fredonia. Garrett Baugher earned the win on the mound for Hamburg.
Kevin Biggum struck out four batters for Franklinville in an 8-1 victory over Cattaraugus/Little Valley. It was the season opener for the two teams.
In softball, Allie Haskell was in control for Franklinville in the Panthers’ opener. She struck out 14 batters and threw a two-hitter in a 8-0 win over Cattaraugus/Little Valley.