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High School Extra: Sweet Home hockey claims Lake Placid title

No miracles were needed for the Sweet Home boys hockey team in Lake Placid Saturday.

The state’s No. 1-ranked team in Division 2 shut out Saranac Lake, 6-0, to win the championship of the 75th Lake Placid Tournament at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

Tournament MVP Andrew Czyz scored twice and assisted on another goal Saturday, while Colin Regian was named the player of the game with one goal.

Tyler Edholm opened the scoring 8 minutes in. Edholm and Joseph Torrillo each had a pair of assists as the Panthers improved to 15-1-0-1.

Goalie Michael Lisman recorded his 14th win of the year, which ties him for most in a single season in school history.

Sweet Home returns to Federation action Monday at 8 p.m. when it takes on Lew-Port at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

New wrestling champs

Falconer was the lone school to repeat as class wrestling champions as the Golden Falcons took the crown in Class C. Lancaster (AA), Grand Island (A), Iroquois (B) and Chautauqua Lake (D) were the other winners Saturday.

Falconer’s Dylan Ingrao (152 pounds), Dan Torres (160), Robbie Penhollow (170) and Corey Keefe (195) each won their respective weight classes by fall.

In Class AA, the Legends received first-place finishes from Myles Gronowski (99), Jacob Harry (106), Parker Rozler (113), Ryan Stencel (152) and Joe Andreessen (220).

Grand Island won eight of 15 weight classes in Class A to finish with 263.5 points. Niagara Wheatfield was a close runner-up with 239. Victorious for the Vikings were Brian Bielic (99), Steven Bachman (113), Seth Jackson (132), Adam Daghestani (152), Dan Emblidge (170), Connor Kenney (182), Blake Bielic (195) and Jeremy Fridmen (220).

Iroquois’ Jacob Vergien (132) and Cory Day (145) won their weights in Class B.

Chautauqua Lake claimed the Class D title with first-place finishes from Bredon Ramsey (120), Austin Bourgeois (126), Bryce Rowe (160) and Ben Szymanowski (220).

High school scores & schedules (Feb. 4)

Orchard Park, East Aurora swim repeat

Orchard Park (AA) and East Aurora (A) defended their ECIC boys swimming titles with solid performances at Sweet Home Saturday.

The Quakers finished with 367 points, ahead of Williamsville East (319) and Hamburg (309) among large schools. The Blue Devils had a wider margin of victory over second-place Starpoint in the small schools division, 462.5-379.

Junior diver Jack Thomas won the lone event for OP with a score of 436.20. The Quakers finished second in four others.

East Aurora took first place in nine of 12 events. Junior Charles Morris was named Most Outstanding Swimmer for winning the 50-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke and helping the Blue Devils win the 200 medley and freestyle relays.

Williamsville East freshman Andrew Clough was named the AA Most Outstanding Swimmer.

Falcons defend home court

The Frontier girls basketball team broke away from a 23-23 tie at half to win its own tournament championship over crosstown rival Hamburg, 51-39.

Sophomore Claire Kruska had a game-high 22 points and four assists, while junior Kennedy Izzo scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds. Each had three three-point baskets.

Brigid McKeone led Hamburg with 11 points.

Mount Mercy edged Williamsville North in the consolation game, 41-37.

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