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EDEN, ALLEGANY-LIMESTONE WIN TITLES

Section VI was shut out Saturday in regional football play, but the Eden girls volleyball team and the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer team saved the day for Western New York in high school sports.

Eden won its third straight state girls volleyball championship in Class C, defeating John Glenn of Long Island for the second year in a row in the title match.

Allegany-Limestone and Immaculate Heart of Watertown were declared state co-champions in Class C girls soccer after they battled to a 0-0 tie at Honeoye Falls-Lima.

North Tonawanda in Class AA, Sweet Home in Class A and Olean in Class B all fell to Section V football opponents in Far West Regional play in Ralph Wilson Stadium. That means Class D Clymer, which advanced Friday night, is the only Western New York team moving on to the state semifinals next weekend in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Aquinas of Rochester, known for its running attack, turned to the passing of Mark Zappia, who threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-27 victory over Sweet Home. Webster blanked North Tonawanda, 27-0, in Class AA. For the second straight year, Olean bowed to Bath in Class B. This time, it was 28-6.

Defending champion Hutch-Tech and South Park advanced to the Harvard Cup football championship game.

Orchard Park swept all three relays and Mackenzie Steger of Frontier was the only double winner in the Section VI girls swimming championships.

In boys soccer, Iroquois lost to Owego, 3-0, in a Class B state semifinal in Oneonta.

Dan Field of East Aurora was ninth in the state Federation cross country run at Wappingers Falls.

Harry Reisweber of Amherst was sixth all-around and Keith Stumpf of Williamsville South ended up ninth in the New York State gymnastics championship at Hamburg.

Coverage begins on C13

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