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Orchard Park, EA top ECIC swimming

Orchard Park won two of the three relays and got individual firsts from senior Joseph Blaked in the 200 freestyle and freshman Joshua Stegner in the 100 free in the ECIC Class AA swimming championships at Sweet Home on Saturday.
East Aurora was totally dominant in the ECIC A meet at the same venue. The Blue Devils swept all 11 events, eight individual events and three relays, in the same week they captured their 50th straight dual meet championship in their ECIC division.
Orchard Park's Quakers won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay with Blake swimming one leg of the medley and anchoring the 400 team.

The only individual double winners in the AA meet was Williamsville South's Nicholas D'Arrigo, a junior, who won the 200 individual medley in 2:02.17 and 100 backstrong in 55.62 seconds.

Sophomore Kyle Dean of Jamestown won the 50 freestyle in 22.61 seconds and anchored the Red Raiders' winning 200 freestyle relay, which won in 1:32.95.
East Aurora had three individual double-winners in the A meet. Sophomore Ezra Webster won the 200 (1:51.29) and 100 free (49.90) and anchored both the 200 freestyle relay which won in 1:31.43 and the 400 relay, which won in 3:27.01. Senior Charles Morris won the 50 (22.15) and 100 breaststroke (1:01.63) for EA.

Kenmore swimmers won five individual events and the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays in the Niagara Frontier League meet at Grand Island.
Double winners were Kenmore's Matthew Walker and Benjamin Harper, both seniors. Walker won the 200 IM in 2:01.65 and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.24. Harper topped the podium in the 50 (21.54) and 100 freestyle (49.75) and swam on the victorious 200 medley relay. Ethan Menges of Lockport won the 200 freestyle in 1:53.55 and the 500 in 5:06.80. Menges also swam on Lockport's winning 400 freestyle relay.

Royalton-Hartland won four individual events and the 200 medlay and 400 freestyle relays in the Niagara-Orleans League girls championship at Barker.

Lauren Gaughran of Newfane won the 200 freestyle (2:07.48) and 100 butterfly (1:05.90). Mandy Hill of Roy-Hart won the 200 IM in 2:22.29 and the 500 freestyle in a league record 5:29.22. Hill also anchored Roy-Hart's winning 400 freestyle relay (3:51.62) and swam the third leg on the medley relay.

Akron had two first places. Sophomore Rachel PeQueen won the 50 in 26:31 and swam leadoff on the Tigers' winning 200 freestyle relay (1:47.06).

Iroquois wins Ken-Ton wrestling

Iroquois led the team scoring with 166.5 points and Willie McDougald of runner-up Niagara Falls was Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Ken-Ton Individual meet.

The aggregate pin award went to Mike Rigerman of

Pioneer with three pins in a total time of 2 minutes, 12 seconds. McDougald defeated Zach Braddell on a fall at 4:55 in the 138-pound division.

Weight class winners for Iroquois were: Jacob Vergien at 145, Cory Day at 170, Donovan Bukaczeski at 106. The Chiefs also had finalists at 113, 126, 132 and 152 pounds.

Fredonia's Gardner is MOW  in C/LV matches

Fredonia won the team title with 131.5 over a field that included Section V entrants from Warsaw, Wellsville and Le Roy in the Cattaraugus/Little Valley Tournament.

Most Outstanding Wrestler was Dalton Gardner of Fredonia at 138 pounds. Mean Pin Award went to Hunter Kurtz of Wellsville at 99 pounds with 5 pins.

Izzo tops at Frontier

Kennedy Izzo set a Frontier girls basketball career scoring record when she scored 16 points in the Falcons’ 50-34 ECIC I victory over Williamsville North. Izzo also had 10 rebounds seven steals and five assists. She has 1,050 career points, breaking the previous mark of 1,045 by Natalie Galas (2013).

Amherst boys win

Amherst, ranked eighth in Western New York in the latest Buffalo News Large School Poll, showed its class with an 80-73 victory over McKinley on Saturday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic at City Honors.

Nick O’Neil had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers while Jake Mullen had 20 points and 11 boards  and Jaylen Stewart 19 points and 10 assists.

Sophomore Jahmal Lewis had 19 points and Bush Rieang 18 for the Macks.



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