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Eden tops Lancaster

Behind 13 kills from Stacey Smith, Eden was able to defeat Lancaster in three sets in a nonleague girls volleyball matchup.

Eden is the top-ranked small school in Western New York while Lancaster is No. 2 among large schools.

Hailee Herc added four blocks and three kills for Eden.


Mahoney paces Nardin

Freshman Kitty Mahoney's first-place finish helped propel Nardin to the Monsignor Martin Association regular-season cross country title.

Nardin defeated Immaculata as Mahoney won the race at Delaware Park in 17:09.


Orchard Park wins in 2 OTs

Freshman Casey Young scored off a corner in the second overtime to give Orchard Park a 3-2 win over Lancaster in Section VI Class A field hockey quarterfinal action.

Elsewhere, Rachel Orrico scored with about nine minutes left to give Clarence a 1-0 win over Sweet Home. Hamburg advanced with an 8-0 win over West Seneca West and Williamsville North earned an 11-0 win over Kenmore West.


Jeziroski leads OP to title

Kyle Jeziroski shot an even-par 36 to help give Orchard Park its first ECIC team golf championship since 2003.


Backs in the spotlight

Running backs should have plenty to say about who advances past the first round of the Section VI football playoffs, which begin tonight.

In Class AA, David Fluellen leads Lockport (3-4) in its quarterfinal game at No. 5 large school Lancaster (5-2). Fluellen racked up 382 rushing yards against Niagara Falls on Sept. 26 and 310 versus Williamsville North on Oct. 4.

Brandon Bratek, the leading career rusher in Starpoint history, and the Panthers (3-4) play at No. 6 large school Iroquois (6-1) in Class A. The Chiefs' Brandon Murie gained 235 yards against Lake Shore on Sept. 19 and 220 against Cheektowaga on Oct. 3.

Nobody in Western New York had a bigger game than Brooks Estarfaa of Maryvale (4-3), which plays at Fredonia (6-1) in Class B. Estarfaa, who has 1,477 rushing yards this season, carried 20 times for 463 yards against Medina on Sept. 26.

No. 9 large school Canisius (3-3 overall, 1-0 league) looks to maintain the top spot in League AA of the Monsignor Martin Association at Bishop Timon-St. Jude (5-2, 0-1). The Crusaders normally do it through the air and Anthony Fulham (29 catches for 796 yards and six TDs) is usually on the receiving end.

Cardinal O'Hara (3-4), which has won two in a row, travels to Steubenville, Ohio, to face the Big Red (9-0) -- which has outscored the opposition, 347-96. One of Steubenville's victims was St. Joe's (by 43-14 on Sept. 12), the same team O'Hara defeated, 23-8, last Saturday. Steubenville beat O'Hara, 19-14, last season.

In Harvard Cup action at All High Stadium, Riverside looks to remain unbeaten in league play against Hutch-Tech at 5 p.m. today and three-time defending champion McKinley (2-3), which has won its last two behind Kevin Chillis' 783 rushing yards, faces South Park at 12:30 p.m. Saturday -- the middle game of a triple-header that includes Bennett against Burgard at 10 a.m. and East versus Grover Cleveland at 3 p.m.

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