St. Francis wrestling defended its home turf with a first-place finish at its Queen City Foods Southtowns Duals. The Red Raiders had a perfect 8-0 record over the two-day competition.
The hosts handed second-place Alden/Akron (7-1) its only loss on Saturday with a 45-30 decision.
Alden/Akron senior Jacob Sarow (170 pounts) was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Teammates Owen Kissell (132), Anthony Brandl (138) and Millard Young (220) also went undefeated and were named to the all-tournament first team.
Marcus Muffoletto (160) and Nolan Thomas (195) were 8-0 for St. Francis.
Others named to the first team: Salamanca’s Trevor Ellis (99), Gowanda’s David Ball (106), Lake Shore’s Riley Sullivan (113), Kyle Killian (132) and Alex Buckley (285); Hamburg’s Devin Collins (120), Ryan Forrest (126) and Kole Taylor (152); and East Aurora’s Johnny Putney (145) and St. Mary’s Jake Fay (160).
Panthers claim title
The Newfane girls basketball team overcame a scoreless second quarter for a 60-41 win in the championship of the Maryvale Tournament over the Flyers.
Newfane’s 19-8 lead after one was cut to 19-17 at half. The Panthers then went on to have a 29-10 fourth quarter to break a 31-31 tie.
Fifth-year senior Paige Emborsky was named tournament MVP after scoring 26 points in the final.
Classmate Emily Geer added 13 for the winners and was named to the all-tournament team along with Maryvale’s Christie McGee-Ross and Jenna Varano, Cleveland Hill’s Essence Everett and Lew-Port’s Riley Crum.
In a nonleague matchup, third-year sophomore Audrey Craffey knocked down four three-pointers as part of her 16 points for Williamsville North in its 47-33 win over visiting Medina. Stephanie Sheppard added nine points for the Spartans.
Junior Jene Brown scored 15 points for the Mustangs, whose new coach is Western New York legend Larry Lash. He served as the JV coach at Newfane for the past five years.
Olean's Schmidt drops 29
Olean junior Mike Schmidt scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Huskies (2-0) to a 73-50 win over Gowanda in the championship game of Olean’s tip-off boys basketball tournament. Classmate Brian Ramarge scored 16 points, 12 from behind the arc.
Nate Brawdy and Matias Rikka each had 14 points for the Panthers.
Depew beat Section V’s Hornell in the consolation game, 65-55. Jordan Cieselski had a game-high 22 points and Sean Miller hit five threes for his 17.
Elsewhere, three players scored in double figures for Sweet Home in the Greg Martin Tournament final to beat host Iroquois, 68-46. Evan John had 18, Dylan McDuffie 16 and Stephon Trueheart 14 for the Panthers (2-0).
Farrell nets OT winner
Gavin Farrell scored on a breakaway 31 seconds into overtime during his first shift of the extra frame to lift the Bishop Timon-St. Jude hockey team to a 4-3 win at Section V’s Notre Dame-Batavia.
Jake Blidy, Cian Gould and Michael Sanes also had goals for the Tigers (1-1).