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NT boys win track meet West Seneca East takes girls title of Kenmore event

The North Tonawanda boys and the West Seneca East girls took home team titles Saturday at the ninth Kenmore Track Invitational at Crosby Field.

The rain, wind and cold conspired to make it a difficult day on the track while producing muddy conditions for the field events.

On the boys' side, the Lumberjacks scored 105 points while second-place Lockport had 66.5.

Anthony Johnson of Kenmore East and Aaron Foote of Niagara-Wheatfield took home Most Valuable Player honors. Johnson won the 100 (11.25), the 200 (23.53) and the long jump (19-10). Foote won the 800 (2:05.7) and the 1,600 (4:31.7).

Other double winners were Hutch Tech's Devin Brown (110 hurdles and triple jump) and Sweet Home's Andrew Hopkins (shot put and discus).

On the girls' side, West Seneca East scored 91 team points to edge North Tonawanda's 80.

Adele Jackson-Gibson of Nichols and Jackie Burns of North Tonawanda were named the Most Valuable Players. Jackson-Gibson won the 100 (12.94) and the long jump (17-2). Burns won the 800 (2:24.7) and the 1,500 (4:57.8).

Erin Miller was a double winner for Lockport in the shot put (33-6) and discus (101-11).

Elsewhere on the track, Corey Knox of JFK finished 16th with a throw of 148-1 in the high school boys' discus championship at the 113th Penn Relays on Saturday. He was one of 20 athletes invited to participate in the event.

Meanwhile in Rochester, the weather conditions were terrible, but the West Seneca West girls' track team put in a solid performance at the fourth Webster Invitational. There was no team scoring.

Morgan Billi won the 200 and triple jump while also being a part of the winning 4x100 relay. Other first-place winners for the Indians included Vicky Luongo (1,500), Amanda Major (shot put, discus), Lauren Lewis (high jump) and the 4x800 relay team.

On the boys side, Bob Little won the shot put (43-3) and finished third in the discus (116-21).


Baseball, softball postponed

Saturday's games of the second annual Robert E. Rich Memorial High School Baseball Classic, were postponed due to rain. The tournament will resume at Dunn Tire Park today.

The regularly scheduled semifinal between Timon/St. Jude and Williamsville North will take place at 9 a.m. Then St. Francis will take on Frontier at 11:30 followed by Canisius and Clarence at 2 p.m. The winners of those two games will play in the second semifinal game at 4:30 p.m.

The date and time of the championship game will be announced at a later date, dependent on the participating school's schedules.

Meanwhile, the North Tonawanda softball tournament was rained out Saturday. None of the scheduled 13 games went off, including the title game. No makeup schedule has been announced.

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