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High School Extra: Vikings' NFL soccer streak ends

Kenmore East ties GI

Grand Island rolled through its Niagara Frontier League boys soccer schedule undefeated and untied in 2016. Not so this time.
Papouch Schmoyer scored in the 15th minute Saturday to give Kenmore East a 1-1 tie with the Vikings on Grand Island. Mike O'Connor assisted on the goal for the Bulldogs.

Canisius falls to Aquinas

Aquinas scored with two minutes left in regulation for a 2-1 soccer victory over Canisiius at the Stransky Complex in West Seneca.  Derek Bartlo had  the Canisius goal.

"The kids played well," said Canisius coach Chris Stuff. "Aquinas scored an early goal and then we tied it and pretty much dominated most of the game but gave up the late goal. Just a defensive breakdown. Early season mistake."

Clarence girls win in Ohio

Clarence ventured into Ohio and came away with a 3-1 victory over Mayfield, a regional finalist last year in the Cleveland area.
Emma Faso and Megan McCraith scored first half goals for the Red Devils who were coming off a tough 2-1 overtime loss to Grand Island. Natalie Armon scored in the second half for Clarence. Faso assisted on both goals for the Red Devils.

"It was a good recovery. The girls played well today," said Clarence coach Dave Stephan.

Senior twins Makenna and Maggie Crossonn scored all of East Aurora's goals in a 4-3 girls soccer win over Springville. Each had two goals while Maggie added an assist.


It's a McLaughlin Show

Some day East Aurora cross country teams will run out of McLaughlins. Not for a while, however.

Eight-grader Megan McLaughlin and senior Molly McLaughlin finished 1-2 in the girls race Friday night in
the JFK Invitational cross country

Led by the McLaughlins, the Blue Devils easily dominated the team scoring in the girls division finishing in front of two Rochester-area teams, Rush-Henrietta with 84 points and Hilton with 106. Williamsville South was fourth with 111.

Megan McLaughlin won in 14 minutes, 50.54 seconds. Molly covered the course in 14:56.42 Third place went to Haley Riorden of Rush-Henrietta in 15:00.8 For the record: 26th place went to sophomore Maggie McLaughlin in 16:16.99.

East Aurora also had the top finisher in the boys race. Ian Russ won in 12:23.23. Dave Bergamasco of Williamsville South was next in 12:50.51. Parker Tent, yet another EA runner was third in 13:01.02.East Aurora led the boys team scoring with 36 points. Rush-Henrietta was next with 69. Niagara Falls was third with 105.


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