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Newfane's Pierce hurls no-hitter

Rohn Pierce threw his second no-hitter of the season as Newfane beat Roy-Hart, 9-0, in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game on Friday.

Pierce had 14 strikeouts and one walk. The player he walked, he picked off first. Pierce also no-hit Medina in the season-opener.

The Canisius College signee threw 66 of his 91 pitchers for strikes. "For being a cold day, he threw well. His slider and curve ball were working for him," said coach Jeff Kneeland. "He kept his coat on to stay warm and never got in any trouble. He didn't have to sit too long between innings and kept his [pitch] count down."

No. 1 large school Orchard Park put together a five-run sixth inning and beat visiting Jamestown, 10-3, in ECIC I. Jim Fitzgerald had the big hit in the sixth, a two-run single that made the score 8-3. The Quakers hit the road for their next two playing at Frontier today at 11 a.m. and at Clarence on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Zach Lauricella went the distance with eight strikeouts as Clarence shut out Williamsville North, 9-0 in ECIC I. Zach Zabel, Mike Elwood and Sean Wolf had three hits each for the Red Devils.


Amherst, Wmsv. North win on track

The Amherst girls and the Williamsville North boys claimed titles Friday the Town of Amherst Track and Field Championship held in 40-degree temperatures and rain at Amherst.

Ashley Fields of Amherst won the 100, 200, 400 and was on the winning 4x400 relay. She broke the school record in the 400 with 57.3, lowering the previous mark of 58.7 held by Allison Rogers, curently at Albany.

Elisa Frazier of Williamsville South won the 800, 1,500 and 3,000.


Lancaster girls lax goes to 7-0

The Lancaster girls lacrosse team made it a season sweep of Frontier, but both wins required them to be at their best. Jacquie Hill had four goals and Brittany Delano had two goals and four assists as the Redskins prevailed, 9-5.

Frontier jumped out to a 2-1 lead, but Lancaster outscored the Falcons, 4-0, to own a 5-2 lead at halftime. Hill scored three of her goals during the run.

"We were really pumped up for this game," said coach Julie Buccieri. "We play against them all year long in tournaments and at Sahlen's, and it's always close. We played strong defense and put the goals in when we had chances."

Brooklyn Schilling had 12 saves for Lancaster, 7-0 in Class A and 7-1 overall.

Hannah Mong had a hat trick and Taylor Stone and Blair Pembleton added two goals and an assist each as Williamsville South topped rival Williamsville East, 10-7.


Tough test for Timon lacrosse today

Bishop Timon-St. Jude, undefeated through nine games of a very tough lacrosse schedule, have another challenge awaiting this morning.

The Tigers head to Irondequoit, the defending Section V (Rochester area) Class B champion, for an 11 a.m. game. Irondequoit is 5-2 with its only two losses very close ones to top teams in Section V Class A power Pittsford (9-0) by two goals and Duxbury (Mass.) by three.

Timon, which boasts Division I-bound players like defenseman Brian Sullivan (North Carolina), goalie Dave Scarcello (Marist) and midfielder Sam Connors (Canisius), will take on a team that is loaded with Division I talent like Drew Colohan (Virginia), Colby Wehber (Canisius) and junior Nick Doktor (who basketball fans may remember from the Eagles' AA regional loss to Jamestown).

"They've got tons of athletes, but they're smart, too," said Timon coach Mike Burke. "They really know how to play."

Timon already has victories over teams from three different states (Pennsylvania, Ohio, California) as well as Aquinas of Section V. The Tigers have games remaining with Ontario's Hill Academy, V-McQuaid, as well as a highly anticipated game at Orchard Park on May 20.


ESG scholarship deadline nears

The deadline to apply for the Empire State Games Legacy Fund Scholarship is May 13. The award announcement will be June 3.

Two annual scholarships of $2,500 have been created and will be presented to one male and one female who participated in the Games and demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in the community. The success of the 2010 Buffalo games generated the excess revenue that has led to the funding of the scholarships. For a scholarship application, visit the Section VI website at:

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