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Williamsville East's Durr earns state softball Coach of Year honor

Chris Durr of Williamsville East has been named New York State Class A Coach of the Year in softball.

Durr, the Prep Talk Awards Coach of the Year, guided the Flames to their first state final and an 18-4 record.

Players who received first team All-State honors in the various classes include Williamsville East sophomore shortstop Christy Mack, multi-time All-Western New York pitcher and Prep Talk Awards Softball Player of the Year Karsen Cotton of Depew (Class B), St. Mary's Erin Hufford (Class C) and Franklinville junior Ally Haskell (Class D).

Others honored by the state by classification are as follows (underclassmen indicated):

Class AA: Second team -- Kara Paradowski (Lancaster). Third team -- Emily Nicosia (Williamsville North). Fourth team -- Madison Stewart-11 (Orchard Park). Fifth team -- Abby Vincent-10 (Williamsville North). Sixth team -- Abby Borkowski-11 (Kenmore West). Seventh team -- Jenna Patterson-11 (Lancaster). Eighth team -- Maddie Evarts-10 (Niagara Wheatfield), Jessica Leone-11 (Kenmore West), Hannah Marlowe (Clarence).

Class A: Second team -- Analiese Kelly-11 (West Seneca East), Rachel Steffan-10 (Williamsville East), Abby Ferenczy (Williamsville South). Third team -- Jess Weaver (Williamsville East). Fourth team -- Alyssa Ramarge-11 (Olean), Clare Falkowski-11 (Sacred Heart). Fifth team -- Abby DiCicco (Amherst). Sixth team -- Riley Crum-10 (Lewiston-Porter), Christie McGee-Ross-9 (Maryvale). Seventh team -- Leah Czerwinski (Williamsville South), Hannah Bardeen-11 (Amherst).

Class B: Second team -- Annie Dipirro-10 (Depew), Molly Breier (Eden), C Abby Stone-11 (Akron). Third team -- Madison Gadd-10 (Alden). Fourth team --Laura Gregory-11 (Mt. Mercy). Fifth team -- Hannah Cybert (Fredonia). Sixth team -- Emilee Hanlon-11 (Dunkirk), Emily Kams (Medina, Jordan Petyk-11 (Depew).

Class C: Second team -- Bryn Milne-10 (Portville). Third team -- Olivia Anderson-10 (Chautauqua Lake). Fourth team -- Mackenzie Suto-11 (Lancaster St. Mary’s), Piper Slocum-11 (Portville). Fifth team -- Chadlynne Johnson-10 (Chautauqua Lake), Olivia Lynn (Frewsburg).
Class D: Second team -- Rebecca Cyrek-11 (North Collins). Third team -- Morgan Lawton (North Collins). Fifth team -- Jessie Sheffield-9 (Ellicottville), Danni Haskell-9 (Franklinville), Brianna Krawczyk-11 (North Collins), Madalyn Bowen-10 (Panama).
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