> Remmes, Vikings start big
Jessica Remmes, an All-State pick and a 43-goal scorer last year, scored twice as Grand Island opened defense of its Niagara Frontier League soccer title with a 7-0 blanking of Lewiston-Porter. Goalkeeper Allie Weiser of the Vikings was called on for only one save in the one-sided victory.
Dana Szczepaniak, Maria Lorence, Catie Hiliard, Alicia Barnaby and Megan DenBeste contributed goals in Dave Bowman's debut as head coach at Grand Island. Bowman succeeded Peter Prozik, who retired.
Elsewhere in the NFL, sophomore Shauna Brennan scored four times in Kenmore West's 6-2 win over Niagara Falls.
> Heist nets winner
The early-season ECIC I girls soccer showdown between Lancaster and Clarence was as good as advertised. Brittany Heist's second goal of the game, off a corner kick, gave Lancaster a 2-1 victory. Heist's first goal tied the game with three minutes left in the first half.
Elsewhere in ECIC I, it was a happy team bus for the ride back to Jamestown after the Red Raiders edged Frontier, 2-1. Stephanie Sorg and Laura Conner scored the Jamestown goals, both off corner kicks. Hillary Jacobson and Carrie Mallison each scored twice as Williamsville North defeated West Seneca West, 5-1.
Hat tricks were registered in all three ECIC III games. Pioneer's Anna Holmes had all three goals in a 3-0 win over Springville. Mindy Wendt scored three as Starpoint blanked Cheektowaga, 7-0. Williamsville South's Natalie Gregorski had the trifecta in a 5-0 win over Depew, 5-0. . . . Jen Wargin's goal gave Alden a 1-0 victory over Holland in ECIC IV.
> Bulldogs keep their cool
The action was back and forth, and the players tired under the grueling pace in the late summer heat, but there was no scoring in the second half as Kenmore East (1-2) held on for a 2-1 win over Lockport in a Niagara Frontier League boys soccer opener.
Lockport is ranked sixth in this week's Western New York Coaches' Poll while the Bulldogs were ranked eighth. Goals by Steve Bartkowski and Anthony Johnson gave Kenmore East a 2-0 lead. Brian May of Lockport tallied with five minutes left in the first half but that was the only time the Lions could put a shot past Jim Tomsic (10 saves).
In the Niagara-Orleans League, Joe Moberg and Josh Heusinger took care of the scoring with two goals each in Wilson's 4-2 win over Akron.
> Another Nichols shutout
Former Nichols goalkeeper Bob Shuttlesworth had 48 career shutouts. His successor, Rick Pierce, has two so far, and the second was a big one -- 1-0 over Canisius.
Stephen English scored in the 22nd minute of the second half off an assist by Peter Marlette to win it for the Vikings in a well-played game.
The Vikings, ranked No. 1 among Western New York small schools, were making their debut in the Monsignor Martin against the defending league champion Crusaders.
Canisius is ranked ninth among large schools in the WNY coaches poll.
> Eden volleyballers repeat
Jake Waszak lived up to his reputation as one of the best setters in Western New York boys volleyball, registering 39 assists as Eden swept visiting Canisius, 25-23 and 25-22.
Sam Beiter had five kills and seven digs for Eden while J.J. Meyer registered nine kills for the winners.
It was the second time in four days that the Raiders had topped the defending Monsignor Martin champions, but this match was closer than last Saturday's semifinal in the Clarence Tournament when Eden won, 25-16 and 25-14.
Sarah Detine scored late in the first half and the Akron defense limited Roy-Hart to one shot on goal in a 1-0 Niagara-Orleans field hockey opener.