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> Hamburg wins Eden volleyball tourney

Led by MVP Nikolai Prychodcho, Hamburg beat Orchard Park, 25-19, 22-25, 15-12 to win the Eden Pan-Am Tournament. The Bulldogs landed Rusty Gardner and Pat Abulone on the All-Tournament team while the Quakers were represented by John Klanac and Pete Clauss.

The Lancaster girls volleyball team fell to Horseheads in three games in the finals of the Frontier Invitational. Danielle Martzolf and Lindsey Schlegel were named All-Tournament. The Redskins beat Canadaigua in three games in the semifinals and survived Eden, 30-28, in the quarterfinals.

> Fredonia runs to Franklinville sweep

The boys and girls cross country teams from Fredonia won the Division II titles at the 16th Franklinville Invitational.

The Hillbillies' boys squad topped a field of 21 schools and romped to the Division II (small school) championship with 64 points. Smethport, Pa., led by race-winner Ben Hahn (15:50), was second with 133 points. Fredonia was led by Matt Metzger (fifth in 17:01), Darton Wendell (ninth), Tom Malikowski (13th), Danny Wright (15th) and Will Bubseine (22nd). The Hillbillies' sixth runner, Matt Mancino, didn't score -- only a team's top five runners count in the team standings -- but he outdistanced most of the 126-runner field by finishing 24th.

The Fredonia girls, led by Krissy Karlson (third, 21:00) and Emily Wendell (fourth, 21:03), had 67 points to beat Oswayo Valley, Pa. (82), for the top spot. The race winner was Akron's Fawn Dorr (20:02).

In Division I, the East Aurora girls and Williamsville North boys were winners. East Aurora ran away with the girls title with 84 points as Sarah Mosser took third in 19:05, behind Sarah Lanzi (18:57) of Bradford, and Julie Ruggiero (19:04) of Lancaster. North's Mike Dobmeier won the race in 16:06, eight seconds faster than Josh Zubler of Frontier.

> Akron beats Nichols field hockey in OT

Akron continues to have Nichols' number in field hockey. Including two games last season, the Tigers made it three wins in a row over the Vikings on Saturday with a 2-1 win in overtime.

The loss was the first for Nichols, while Akron moved to 5-1, with its only loss coming to Iroquois. Kelsey McKeon scored Akron's goal in regulation. In OT, Brittany Roetzer took the ball down left wing and rifled a shot into the corner.

> Grand Island nets win versus Nardin

Two of the top soccer teams in Western New York met in the eight-team Niagara Catholic Tournament with three-time defending sectional champion Grand Island taking a 3-1 decision from defending Monsignor Martin Association champion Nardin. Jessica Remmes had two goals, giving her six this season. Kathy Rogers scored the other goal.

Williamsville North found that it fared evenly with Aquinas, one of Rochester's best teams. The Spartans (2-1-2) got goals from Hillary Jacobson and Carrie Mallison in a 2-2 tie with the Little Irish, who lost to Grand Island in last year's Far West regionals.

In boys soccer, MVP Adam Aziz had 12 saves and Ramsey Abdul-Malik had two of Lackawanna's three goals as the Steelers beat Attica, 3-0, to win the the inaugural Newfane Tournament.

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