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High School Roundup: Hornberger breaks course record at EA Invite

T.J. Hornberger of Lake Shore broke the course record, running a 15:00.27 at Saturday's 32nd annual East Aurora Cross Country Invitational. The previous record of 15:03.50 had been held since 2008 by East Aurora's Scott Anderson.

Marta McLaughlin of East Aurora had the fastest time for girls in 17:52.94.

East Aurora won the large school boys division with 40 points. Sean Phillips ran his career best 15:28.50 for the Blue Devils in finishing second to Hornberger.

The small school team champion was Albion, led by Brett Rosato's 16:25.

East Aurora's girls won the large school race with 31 points. The Blue Devils had six runners finish among the top 12.

The small school race winner was Lauren Reyda of Fredonia 18:08.79.

. Kalen Sullivan of West Seneca West defended his title in the Western New York Track and Field Officials Cross Country Invitational at Beaver Island State Park.

Sullivan covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:37, beating last year's time by 20 seconds.

Emma Sullivan of Mount St. Mary's was the girls winner leading the entire way. Both were presented the Art Reimer Memorial award for having the fastest male and female times.

Boys team champions were Canisius (Div. I), Hutch-Tech (Div. II) and City Honors (Div. III). Girls team winners were West Seneca West (Div. I), Mount St. Mary's (Div. II) and Immaculata (Div. III).

Boys volleyball

Grand Island beat defending champion Kenmore East 25-27, 25-22, 25-21 to win the 4th annual Gary Tocke Volleyball Tournament, formerly the Ken-Ton Tournament. Brock Tetreault of Grand Island was named the MVP.

"It was of the best finals I've ever seen," said Gary Tocke, the tournament's namesake and the coach at Kenmore West. "Both teams went after each other, playing very competitively. It was point-against-point."

Named all-tournament were: Tyler Rymarczyk (Kenmore West), Ryan Fritz (North Tonawanda), Kyle Patterson (Kenmore East), Michael Croford (Kenmore East), Kyle Burns (Grand Island), Adam Hefka (Grand Island).

Girls volleyball

Our Lady of Mercy from Rochester held off several challenges from Western New York teams to win the Frontier Girls Tournament. Mercy beat Orchard Park in the final after eliminating Lancaster in the semifinals.

A record 24 teams participated in the 25th annual event held at four different sites. "This was probably one of the toughest tournaments, there was a ton of great play," said Frontier coach Debby Schruefer. "The teams came out better because of it, and really brought up their games."

Williamsville North won the Gold bracket beating Falconer in the finals, 25-9, 25-16.

Mount St. Mary's beat Nardin, 25-11, 25-21, to win the Silver bracket.

Girls soccer

Olivia Schmidt had a hat trick, giving her 11 goals this season, as the Holland beat JFK, 5-0, in ECIC IV. Anna Knopf recorded her third shutout of the season as the Lady Dutchmen improved to 4-2 overall.

The game was marred by an injury to Holland junior MacKenzie Maier, who broke both bones in her leg about 10 minutes into the second half. She was taken off the field by ambulance and rushed to the hospital.

Holland coach Leanne Gedraitis saw the play. "I thought she tweaked her ankle," she said. "The trainer pulled her sock off and you could see the bone was displaced for sure. Her mother just called and said both bones were broken. It was such a fluke thing."