> Gators chew on win
Senior Sarah Sciarrino won the 50-yard freestyle, the 100 backstroke and was a member of the victorious 200 medley relay team as Nardin defeated Buffalo Seminary, 58-36, in the Monsignor Martin Association season-opening swim meet for both schools.
Buffalo Seminary senior Christa Gorenslo set a league record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 10.55 seconds.
Nardin also received standout performances from junior Natalie Lewis, who won the 100 free and anchored all three winning relay teams, and junior Jordan Deren, who won the 200 and 500 freestyles and was on the winning 400 free relay team. The Gators went undefeated last season and won the league title, while Buffalo Seminary was the runnerup.
"The whole league is improved from last year," Buffalo Seminary coach Ed Magner said. "I think everyone is better. Nardin's a little step above, but we had it pretty easy for second place last year. I don't think it will that easy this year."
> Maryvale Wall of Fame
The Maryvale Athletic Wall of Fame is accepting nominations for its class of 2006. To nominate an athlete, team, coach or booster contact Beverly Capozzi at Maryvale at 631-7415 or write: Maryvale High School, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Submissions must be made by Oct. 14. The induction ceremony will be part of the annual banquet held on March 25, 2006.
Boys basketball: Timon/St. Jude is looking for varsity games. Call Jim Palano at 826-3615. . . . St. Mary's of Lancaster is seeking a JV head coach. Contact varsity coach Pat Cullinan at 998-5512.
Boys lacrosse: The Niagara Frontier Lacrosse Officials Association, which referees high school boys lacrosse in Section VI, is seeking candidates for its 2006 class, particularly former players, referees in other sports and anyone interested in the Southern Tier. Applications can be obtained at www.nfloa.org. Contact Mike Roberts at email@example.com.
Girls lacrosse: Williamsville East is looking a varsity coach. Contact Scott Taylor at 626-8445 or send resume to 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst NY, 14051.
Swimming: St. Francis is looking for a varsity swim coach. Call Director of Athletics Steve Otremba at 627-2359.