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High School Extra (May 25): Allegany-Limestone, Maple Grove advance

Maybe it’s not good to be seeded No. 1 in the Section VI baseball playoffs.

Two top seeds, Silver Creek/Forestville in Class C-1 and Barker in Class C-2, fell by the wayside Wednesday in their championship games at Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

No. 2 seed Allegany-Limestone toppled Silver Creek/Forestville, 7-1, in the opener of the doubleheader. A-L was a losing semifinalist in the 2016 Class C playoffs.

No. 3 seed Maple Grove defeated Barker, 4-2, in the second game. Barker lost the Class C final to Frewsburg last season.
The two CCAA teams will play for the overall Class C title on Saturday at Diethrick.

Medina 12-0 in tennis
Kristian Snyder at No. 1 singles and Nick Bogan at No. 3 won their singles matches and the doubles team of Tobias Kiebala and Brandon Harris got the winning point for Medina in a 3-2 1/2 win over Albion in their Niagara-Orleans League boys tennis match, which had been postponed from its scheduled date.

The triumph gave Medina its fifth league title in the last six years under coach Chris Horgan, who has been at the school since 2001 and coaching for 30 years.

Medina finished 12-0 in league play. Akron at 10-2 was next and Albion at 8-4 was third.

Snyder has been the No. 1 singles player in the Niagara-Orleans League the last three years. He did not lose a set in league matches this season played in the Section VI singles tournament last week at Lancaster. “He competed well,” Horgan said.

The N-O does not hold a singles tournament so its sectional representative in singles is based on performance in league matches. However, there is a N-O doubles tournament. The Medina team was unable to play in the sectionals because the Mustangs’ top pair was committed to a school band trip.

“Two-thirds of my team plays in the school band,” Horgan said.

Snyder will continue his education at Allegheny College.

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