The Eden girls volleyball team took a giant step toward winning its sixth consecutive Section VI title, knocking off No. 1 seed City Honors on Friday in three close games.
The No. 4-seeded Raiders won, 25-21, 25-20, 25-17, to advance to Tuesday's Class B championship match against Newfane.
Jodi Smith had 15 kills, while Shannon Hennigan had 15 digs and three aces. Nichole Phillips had four blocks and Kristen Henry finished with seven kills for the Raiders (20-1).
Brandy Nash had 20 kills and Whitney Hill added 15 as Newfane (19-0) needed five games to get past Falconer.
Class AA semifinals: Stephanie Jansma had 11 kills and Lindsey Schlegel added eight as No. 1 seed Lancaster (19-1) reached the final with a three-game win over Kenmore West. . . . Vanessa Schultz had 15 kills, Jessica Koss had 35 assists and Christine Biedny had eight kills as Clarence (17-6) needed four games to oust Niagara-Wheatfield.
Class A semifinals: Allie Matters had 13 service points and 11 kills as Starpoint held on in the third game, 26-24, to beat Williamsville South. Emily Clark added eight service points and 12 assists.
Maureen Tilert had 13 kills and 10 aces, Brittany Gray had 70 assists and Tonya Brady added eight kills in Lake Shore's 25-23, 27-25, 25-15 win over Olean.
Class C semifinals: Amy Bertrando (12 kills), Christy Morrison (eight points) and Joanna Sanzo (nine kills) led No. 1 seed Westfield to a three-game win over Cassadaga Valley.
Class D semifinals: Brianna Colburn had eight kills and Justina Troutman seven as Pine Valley went five games to beat Ripley.
Class A quarterfinals: Chantee Miller scored twice to pace defending sectional champion Williamsville North over Kenmore West, 6-0. Goalkeeper Nicole Lewis earned the shutout. . . . Jenna Retzer and Caitlin Malke scored three goals each as Lancaster (11-5-3) scored four goals in each half to eliminate West Seneca East, 8-1. . . . Amie Snyder and Katie Schaub tallied for Orchard Park in a 2-0 win over Hamburg. Goalkeeper Pam Cole had the shutout. . . . Val Lazickas scored in overtime to give Clarence a 1-0 win over Sweet Home.
CISAA League playoffs: Shannon Scarselletta and Contessa Gayles each scored on assists from Hannya Boulos in Nichols' 3-2 overtime loss to Trinity College School (Port Hope, Ont.) in the first round of the league playoffs.
Class B quarterfinals: Amy Frauen had the game-winning goal on an assist from Andrea Leggett as Wilson edged Eden, 2-1 in double-overtime. Sam Taylor had the Lakewomen's other goal on an assist from Ashley Curry.
Richa Mehta and Brittany Benthin had two goals each as No. 8 seed Medina knocked off No. 1 City Honors, 6-0. Caitlin Barry had the shutout. Jennifer Biernacki had a goal and assist for the Mustangs (12-8-1).
Class C quarterfinals: Shelby Winchester scored twice and Abbey Schaffnit had a goal and two assists, giving her a team-leading 14 assists, as Maple Grove advanced with a 7-0 win over Westfield. Senior goalkeeper Danielle Kennelley recorded her 16th shutout of the season and the 41st of her career. The Red Dragons (17-2) host Cattaraugus/Little Valley, a 2-1 shootout winner over Frewsburg, in the semis. . . . Kiley Hadzicki, Kate Ensell and Megan Salada each scored as No. 2 Portville outshot Franklinville, 44-5, to win, 3-0. . . . Amy-Kaye Mitchell, Brittany Martin, Mollie Flynn and K.J. Taylor scored for Allegany-Limestone in a 4-1 win over Randolph.
A pair of Jamestown runners took home medalist honors at the Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County Championships run during a daylong rain at Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake. Senior Travis Prejean won the boys race in 16:56, while sophomore Kailey Harvey defended her title, finishing in 19:46.