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High School Extra (May 7): City Honors clinches title; Sacred Heart squeezes past St. Mary’s

Centaurs wrap up title

It’s a four-peat for the City Honors baseball team.

The Centaurs wrapped up their fourth straight title in Cornell Cup I play by beating McKinley, 10-1. Andrew Rose drove in four runs, while Justin Wisnewski picked up the win.

Elsewhere, Peyton Gattie threw a one-hitter as West Seneca West edged Jamestown, 1-0. In another ECIC I game, Jeff Paltzewski had a grand slam as Orchard Park improved to 11-3 with a 15-6 win over Frontier. Troy Banks added three hits for the Quakers.

In CCAA II play, Dawson Bielecki’s big day helped Franklinville beat Ellicottville, 14-1. Bielecki finished 3 for 5, including two doubles, and drove in three runs for the Panthers.

Putting the squeeze on

In softball, a squeeze play paid extra dividends for Sacred Heart in a 6-5 win over St. Mary’s. Claire Hejaily’s bunt left the Lancers with no play at the plate, and the St. Mary’s throw was off-target, allowing the winning run to score.

Karsen Cotton threw a perfect game for Depew in a 14-0 win over Pioneer. Annie Dipirro drove in six runs for the Wildcats, who moved to 13-3 on the season and 8-1 in ECIC IV.

Lax finals to Rochester

New York State’s boys lacrosse finals are on the move, while the girls’ finals are staying in place.

St. John Fisher College in Rochester has been named the host of the boys’ lacrosse competition from 2017 to 2019. It will be held in Middletown this year. Cortland State will host the girls over the same time period.

State athletic officials approved the action at a meeting on Friday in Troy.

Both sports will be adding a fourth classification next year; there have been three classes in recent years. That may result in some schools shifting classes. The boys’ numbers for each class have yet to be decided, but the new sizes for girls’ classes has been determined. All of Section VI’s Class A schools would stay there. Six out of 10 local schools would stay in Class B. Williamsville East, Sweet Home, Grand Island, West Seneca East and Williamsville South would move into Class C, where they would join four other area schools. East Aurora, Springville and Eden would drop to Class D.