Lewiston-Porter’s Andrew Perreault, a Section VI champion in cross country and the 3,000-meter steeplechase, has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track and field at Canisius College, he announced on Twitter.
Perreault was an All-Western New York first team in cross country last fall after winning the sectional Class B title in 16:55.49 and finishing 11th in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B meet in 16:42.9. He also was second-team all-state.
In track, Perreault won the 3,000-meter steeplechase last spring in the sectional meet and finished fourth in the state meet. He also anchored a sectional champion in a state-qualifying 3,200-meter relay team. He has school records in those events and the 1,600 meters.
He has been a two-sport athlete the two fall seasons, starting at outside middle for the Lew-Port soccer team along with cross country, after the Niagara Frontier League allowed athletes to compete in two sports concurrently. He previously was playing soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and running track in the spring.
Girls hockey sectionals reset
Tuesday’s three Section VI quarterfinal games at Amherst Northtown Center were postponed and rescheduled for next Monday, but at different sites.
No 7-seed Niagara County will face No. 2 Williamsville at RiverWorks at 4:30. No. 6 Kenmore/Grand Island will face No. 3 Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew at 5 p.m. at Holiday Rinks.
No. 5 West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden will face No. 4 Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence at 6 p.m. at HarborCenter.
Semifinal games will be next Tuesday at Hamburg Nike and Northtown Center and the championship game on Feb. 6 at Northtown Center.
Woods’ shots wins for T-birds
Freshman Lily Woods sent to the free-throw line with 3 seconds left and made both shots to give Chautauqua Lake, a 57-55 victory over Dunkirk in a CCAA West I games in Westfield. It was one of the few scholastic athletic events that went off as scheduled Tuesday night.
Woods, who was the Thunderbirds’ sixth-girl last season as a freshman, scored a career high 28 points, raising her season scoring average to 11.3 points.
"She’s coming into her own. She’s a 5-8 guard, but she’s versatile," said Chautauqua Lake coach Bill Persons. "I can put her down low or outside. She handles the ball well."
Chautauqua Lake is 9-6 overall, but only 2-4 in league play. The Thunderbirds had early season wins over Jamestown (twice) and Franklinville.
"Our league is extremely tough this year," Persons said. "The quality of play is extremely high. We had some real good wins early on."
Tachiana Garcia was high scorer for Dunkirk with 18 points.
Newfane wins in N-O
Third-place Newfane improved its record to 5-2 in the Niagara-Orleans boys basketball with a 70-41 triumph over Roy-Hart. Junior Garrett Srock led the Panthers with 21 points. Sophomore Deuce Capen had 12 points and junior Josh Everett had 11 for the winners.
Newfane trails first-place Medina and Wilson in the N-O standings.