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Timon doubles up St. Francis

In a classic Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse matchup, Bishop Timon-St. Jude made the extra pass for most of the game en route to a 12-6 win over St. Francis. Adam Dimillo had two goals and five assists while Sam Connors had five goals and an assist as the Tigers (9-0) remained undefeated.

"St. Francis has some good athletes and quick players and they were a good test for us today," Timon coach Michael Burke said. "We had a lot of assists and made the extra pass. I thought we played sloppy at times, but you're not always going to be at your best. Sometimes you win sloppy games, but we made the extra pass and found the open guy."

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Tauriello throws no-hitter

Sara Tauriello pitched a no-hitter in six innings to pace Iroquois to a 4-0 win over Lake Shore in ECIC II softball.

Tauriello struck out 12 batters as the game was called after six innings due to rain. She helped her own cause with a two-run double in the first inning. She finished the game going 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Iroquois (2-2).

In Niagara-Orleans League action, sisters Olivia and Allie Denny manufactured the only run of the game in the fourth inning to give Barker a 1-0 win over Albion.

Olivia drew a walk, stole second, then scored on a single by Allie. Jess Hillman had seven strikeouts for Barker (3-0) while Jennifer Knaak had nine strikeouts for Albion (3-2).

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Relay wins it for Grand Island

Grand Island's 4x100 relay team earned a win in 52.0 seconds to give the Vikings a 67-66 victory over North Tonawanda in Niagara Frontier League girls track and field. The winning team members included Lauren Kullerkup, Liz Kawalik, Julia Kelly and Jenna Raepple.

Niagara-Wheatfield beats Iroquois

Niagara-Wheatfield remained undefeated in Class B boys lacrosse with a 21-6 win over Iroquois. Cory Becker, Brennan Ferguson and Brad Thomas all scored four goals for the Falcons (3-0 league, 4-2 overall).

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Frontier upends Amherst

Erin Wilcox had four goals to help Frontier hand Amherst its first loss of the season, 7-4, in a nonleague girls lacrosse matchup. Sarah Larusso had two goals and an assist for Frontier (7-1).

Lancaster stayed undefeated in Class A with an 11-6 win over Orchard Park. Allie Stewart had four goals and four assists for Lancaster (6-0 Class A, 6-1 overall) while Jacquie Hill added four goals.

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Holland wins state honor

Chris Holland of International Prep at Grover Cleveland has been named the Class C Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Holland was an All-Western New York first teamer after leading I-Prep to the Yale Cup II title, the Class C state semifinals as well as a season-long stay atop The Buffalo News small school poll.

Top Western New York players receiving all-state honors included Jaysean Paige of Jamestown (Class AA, third team), Tremmell Fisher of East (Class A, second team), Rohn Pierce of Newfane and Vinny Bomasuto of Dunkirk (Class B, fifth team), Davon Alexander of OTC Middle College (Class C, second team), and Nick Lenart of Panama (Class D, fourth team).

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