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High School Extra: Hutch-Tech football scores its first victory of season

Hutch-Tech scored its first points of the football season and left Frontier with a 30-0 victory over the Falcons on Thursday night in a Class AA contest.

Otis Houston broke the Engineers' scoreless string when he returned a fumble 11 yards for the touchdown in the first quarter. Houston, a defensive tackle, finished with two fumble recoveries for Hutch-Tech (1-2).

Darion Jones' 6-yard touchdown catch gave the Engineers a 16-0 halftime lead. Hutch-Tech put it away with a 14-point fourth quarter.

"It kind of all came at once," said Engineers coach Chris Gelsomino, whose team lost via shutout its first two games against Williamsville North and Jamestown. "It's the first win for a young football team and it felt good to get the monkey off our back."

Kris Massey passed and ran for a touchdown and Dorian Taylor rushed nine times for 59 yards and a touchdown. Shaiin LaGrange rushed for 85 yards and caught a pass for 20 yards.

OP volleyball edges Frontier

Orchard Park defeated nearby rival Frontier 15-25, 26-24, 14-25, 25-22 and 15-12 in ECIC I boys volleyball.

Senior Matt Donohue led all Quakers with 15 kills and two aces. Josh McTigue had 50 assists and four aces. Sophomore Nick Thomas recorded 14 kills and one ace.

Sweet Home beats Hamburg soccer

Lucas Marshell's goal with just over 36 minutes remaining in the first half proved to be the difference-maker as Sweet Home defeated Hamburg, 1-0, in an ECIC II boys soccer match between potential Class A title contenders at Bob Barczak Field. Marshell's goal enabled the eighth-ranked Panthers to get the better of the No. 9 Bulldogs.

In ECIC I, Jovan Opacic scored twice to lead Lancaster to a 4-2 win over Frontier. Aiden Zerkowski had two assists, while Tyler Eisman and Brandon Driscoll also scored for the Legends (5-1-1, 3-1-0).

In ECIC III, Iroquois returned home from Pioneer with a 3-2 victory. Alec Cimini scored the game-winner during a two-goal, one-assist effort. Ryan Galuski also scored for the winners.

Grand Island nets milestone win

Grand Island defeated Lockport, 4-0, in Niagara Frontier League girls soccer to earn longtime coach Dave Bowman his 200th career win.

Elsewhere, Ally Maczk had the game-winner for Williamsville North in a 2-0 nonleague win over defending Monsignor Martin girls soccer champion Nardin. Brittany Papaham made eight saves for the shutout.

Mariah Rullan's goal off an Abby Hillery assist led Mount Mercy to a 1-0 win over host Buffalo Seminary in the Monsignor Martin Association.

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