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High Schools: Maple Grove's Tanner sets state record with 6 TD catches

Senior Easton Tanner of Maple Grove set a state record with six touchdown receptions in the Red Dragons’ 54-24 Class D football victory over Cattaraugus/Little Valley on Monday night. The game was rescheduled from last Friday because of a power outage.

Tanner had seven touchdowns in all — six in the first half — including scoring receptions of 22,17, 55, 22, 65 and 30 yards from Carson Crist. He also ran 37 yards for a touchdown. The previous state record for receiving touchdowns in a game was five, accomplished most recently in 2016 and shared by 13 players.

Crist completed 12 of 14 passes for 301 yards.

Overshadowed was the performance of C/LV’s Sam Grey, who rushed for 199 yards had touchdown runs of 78, 40 and 73 yards and scored on a 69-yard pass from Jake Harris.

Three goals for Jancevski

Katherine Jancevski scored all three goals for East Aurora, the No. 1 ranked small school team in WNY girls soccer, as the Blue Devils won a nonleague game at Amherst, 3-1. Jancevski, who had 16 goals and six assists for 38 points so far this season, scored in the first half with an assist by Kate Rachwal. Hannah Kenefick assisted on one of the two second half tallies. Cameron Dills made six saves for the winners, who are 8-1-1.

Frontier posts soccer sweep

Jonathan Czajka took a long pass from Nick Sobzak and scored the game winner in the 64th minute to give Frontier a 2-1 victory over visiting Orchard Park and its first boys soccer sweep against the Quakers since 2013. The Falcons are 9-2 overall and 6-2 in ECIC I.

Luke Sapio gave Orchard Park the lead with a goal in the 10th minute, but Alex Hiam tied it on a header two minutes later off a cross from Czajka.

"Orchard Park was totally prepared for us," said Frontier coach Rich Kozak, who employs a deliberate short-passing attack. "We completed over 300 passes but their keeper and defensive organization kept frustrating us. Our midfield of Liam Walsh, Camron Walsh and Jonah Kozak finally found opening for us … As always, All-WNY defensive candidate Matt Clifford was a game changer."

Clarence 6-0 in ECIC I

Clarence ranked No. 5 in the most recent WNY boys volleyball poll, triumphed over West Seneca West in ECIC I, 25-17, 25-19,, 25-17. Pat Weisinger had 11 kills and Zach Ciraolo nine for the Red Devils. Teddy Payne registered 31 assists for Clarence (7-1, 6-0 ECIC I).

Lancers sweep Sharks

Marie Rhodes had 12 hills and Hanna Mulhern eight for St. Mary’s of Lancaster in a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 sweep over Monsignor Martin rival Sacred Heart. The victory was the fifth without a loss for the Lanchers halfway through their Monsignor Martin regular season schedule.

OP to induct five

Orchard Park will induct five individuals, including retired director of athletics Jim Trampert into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The other inductees will be Mary Benning Hopple, Kim Kaul, Wade J. Lewis and Nick O’Hara.

The induction ceremony and brunch will be at 11 a.m. at the Byrd House, 4190 N. Buffalo Street in Orchard Park. Tickets for the brunch, which include admission to the Orchard Park-Williamsville North football game at 1 p.m., can be purchased by contacting the School District Athletic office at 209-6208 by Friday. They also can be purchased at the door on Saturday.

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