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High School Extra (May 13): Legends are softball champs

Lancaster wrapped up the ECIC I softball title, taking the crown with a 7-2 win over Orchard Park. The Legends fell behind, 2-0, in the second inning, but never let the Quakers score the rest of the way. It was a matchup of the top two teams in the polls.

Olivia Kincanon went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs, while winning pitcher Jenna Patterson (complete game six-hitter) was 3 for 3.

Elsewhere, Niagara Wheatfield has played enough softball for now.

“This was our seventh game in five days, including two double-headers,” Falcons coach Jim Proefrock said. “They played strong, but that’s a lot of softball. They are tired, and put in a lot of work.”

The latest win was a back-and-forth contest with Kenmore West. Niagara Wheatfield finished with a 12-9 victory.

Katie Kostiw drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning. Mackenzie Franks had the oddity of picking up the win and the save in the same game. She started and ended the game as the pitcher, but spent a little time along the way at another position.

“We’ll give them two days off here,” Proefrock said. “The rest of the league will be playing on Saturday and Monday. We’ve got a nonleague game against Williamsville East Tuesday.”

It’s been a good week for the Haskells of Franklinville. Danielle was named second-team all-state in basketball on Thursday. Ally followed that up in softball by taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning for the Panthers. Haskell finished with a two-hitter and 15 strikeouts. Renee Szymanski hit a walk-off two-run homer for a 2-0 win over North Collins.

Hernandez sets mark

Anthony Hernandez did a little rewriting of the Maryvale baseball record book. He drove in a run in the Flyers’ 11-1 win over Cheektowaga. That’s 63 career RBIs for Hernandez, a record for that school. Hernandez - who will play at Niagara CCC next year - had three hits and scored three runs. DeAnte Mecca of Maryvale struck out 13 in six innings, and also had four hits including a homer.

Sam Wagner drove in Donnie Voss in the top of the eighth inning to give Starpoint a 7-6 win over Alden. The victory meant Starpoint wrapped up the ECIC III championship. Aaron Chase had a huge three-run homer in the top of the sixth to tie the game 6-6. Aaron Rankie threw four innings of hitless relief to get the win.

In Niagara-Orleans League play, Roy-Hart turned the tables on Wilson with a 13-0 win. The Rams had lost to the Lakemen, 11-0, when the teams played earlier in the season. Jacob Bruning went the distance for Roy-Hart, throwing a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Al Xapsos went 4 for 5 with three RBIs.

In Cornell Cup play, Gabe Glahe had four hits in City Honors’ 10-4 win over Hutch-Tech.

Frontier wins again

In girls lacrosse, Frontier stayed undefeated with a 16-6 win over Orchard Park. Hannah Kennedy had five goals while Savannah Gonfiorek added four. The Falcons improved to 12-0, 7-0 for the season.

In a nonleague matchup, Sweet Home defeated Lockport, 8-5. Renee Lauer scored four goals and Ashleigh Whitehead had three for the Panthers.

Akron gets closer

In boys lacrosse, Akron closed in on a league title with a 17-8 win over Gowanda. Owen Hill had four goals and three assists for the Tigers, while Symon Jonathan finished with eight saves. Akron is 11-1, 10-0.

In Class C, Ryan Gyergek and Jack Patti had four goals each for Iroquois in a 15-9 win over Lake Shore. The Chiefs improved to 5-5 overall and 5-2 in league play.

Hoping for sunshine

The Monsignor Martin Athletic Association’s boys tennis tournament takes place today at the UB Ellicott Complex tennis courts. It begins at 9 a.m. In the event of rain, the matches will be moved to the South Towns Tennis Club in Orchard Park, starting at 3 p.m.

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