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NEWSOME EARNS TRACK MVP

Tyrone Newsome of Albion battled cold and rain, along with athletes from 26 other schools, to win three events Saturday at the Joe Paterniti Memorial meet at Jamestown's Strider Field. The event, known the first 12 years as the Jamestown Track Classic, was renamed three years ago in memory of the longtime Chautauqua County track and field official.

Newsome was named field events MVP after winning the triple jump by a three-feet margin (44-8 1/4 ), the high jump by six inches (6-4), and the long jump (21-6).

Travis Prejean of Jamestown earned track events MVP after winning the 1,600 meters (4:26.18) and 3,200 (10:10.14).

Sophomore Blake Eaton of Allegany-Limestone won the shot put with an impressive throw of 57-11 and also took the discus (156-3). Another double winner was Eden's Dan Schichtel in the 100 (11.19) and 200 (23.26). East Aurora won two of the three relays.

Lancaster didn't take any first places, but used its depth to win the boys team title by a 10-point margin. The Redskins placed second in nine events.

The weather conditions forced the pole vault to be canceled and caused delays in the high jump and long jump.

Alyissa Hasan of Williamsville South, last year's co-MVP of the track events, was named MVP of this year's field events after she won the shot put (37-6 3/4 ), the 100 hurdles (14.84) and placed second to Lancaster's Mary Saxer in the long jump (17-5 1/2 ).

The girls track events MVP went to Kim Williams of daVinci after she swept the 100 (12.88) and the 200 (26.37).

East Aurora won the 1,500 (Sarah Mosser), 3,000 (Jamie Rzepecki), 400 hurdles (Desiree Rudloff), 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay to claim the girls team title among a field of 22. Williamsville South was runner-up.

BASEBALL: Dan Francis drove in three runs with three hits and Lance Roe pitched scoreless ball over the final three innings as Clarence beat Jamestown, 7-3.

SOFTBALL: Sophomore Amanda Mazurek struck out nine as Dunkirk pounded out 14 hits in an 18-1 win over Southwestern in CCIAC I.

ROWING: The West Side Rowing Club's John Bennett Regatta, scheduled for Saturday, was canceled due to poor weather. More than 1,200 competitors from throughout the Northeast were due to compete.

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