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High School Extra: Maple Grove cross country sweeps Wayne Invitational

Red Dragons win at Wayne Invitational

Maple Grove’s boys and girls cross country teams both finished first in the Division IV races at the Wayne Pre-State Invitational on Saturday. Michael Peppy came in first in the boys race, while freshmen girls Carling Lockwood, Ava Crist and Christina Peppy finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

East Aurora eighth-grader Megan McLaughlin finished first in the D-III race, as the Blue Devils placed six girls in the top 23 to finish first as a team. Ian Russ and the boys team both came in second place.

Elsewhere among the boys, Clarence’s Grey Conover finished seventh in D-I and Sweet Home’s Ray Sambrotto fifth in D-II. For the girls, Lockport’s Sydney Nowicki finished 10th in D-I and

Pioneer’s Riley Jones sixth in D-II.

Volleyball titles for Orchard Park, Akron

The Orchard Park girls volleyball team swept Niagara Wheatfield, 25-19 and 25-22, in the championship of the Sweet Home Tournament.

Wheatfield beat Sacred Heart in three sets in the semis, while the Quakers swept Sweet Home.

OP’s Liz Chow was awarded MVP. Named to the all-tournament team were Abby Borkowski (Kenmore West), Samantha Hare (Mount St. Mary), Jenna Sonnenberg and Danielle Brochey (Niagara Wheatfield), Kate Hennessy (Orchard Park), Clare Falkowski (Sacred Heart), Christie Ackendorf (Sweet Home), Allie Macon (Williamsville North) and Meghan Meulbeur (Williamsville South).

At the Starpoint Tournament, Akron swept the host Spartans, 25-15 and 25-7, for the title. Akron’s Neely Abrams and Darion Jonathan made the all-tournament team, as did Starpoint’s Hailey Lucas, Medina’s Je’ne Brown, Roy-Hart’s Aspen Moore and Wilson’s Jenny Myers.

In Cheektowaga’s boys volleyball tournament, Maryvale beat the host Warriors in straight sets in the final, 25-19 and 25-15.

Panthers blank rival

Kayleigh Daniels scored twice and Madalyn Traverse made nine saves in Newfane’s 2-0 Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer win at rival Wilson.

Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon scored three times in a 5-3 nonleague win over Westfield. Kaitlyn Davis added a goal and two assists for the winners. Katie Bodenmiller scored all three goals for Westfield.

Late goal for Hamburg

Ryan Miskell scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left on a cross from Tim Oswald to give Hamburg a 2-1 boys soccer win over crosstown rival Frontier.

Canisius came away with a 2-1 win at Section V’s Bishop Kearney. Derek Bartlo and Mitchell Stein scored to push the team’s record to 3-3. The Crusaders play at St. Joe’s on Monday in a 4:30 p.m. start.

Raiders victorious on road

Barker field hockey won its two games on a trip to Pennsylvania after a 3-2 win over Upper St. Clair in Pittsburgh. Katrina Clare scored twice for the Raiders (4-1).

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