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High School Extra: Young players lead Depew

Youth leads Depew
Depew softball graduated a lot of experience last season. With little experience but a lot of talent coach Dan Seelig was able to trust his team.

Depew defeated Cheektowaga 7-1 with two middle schoolers leading the way.

Eighth-grader Jordan Kanick went 2-for-4 with an RBI while pitching a two-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Seventh grader Mia Cannelli started at shortstop hitting a home run

“I’m very happy with the way we started our season,” Seelig said.

Jada Kenner day
April 5th is officially Jada Kenner Day in New York’s 60th Senate District, according to New York State Senator Chris Jacobs.

The Tapestry Charter school seventh grader broke four state records and set a new world record for 12 year-olds during the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last month.

Kenner will be honored at Tapestry Charter Middle School today with Jacobs and her family present.

Osborne, DiPasquale athletes of the week
Williamsville East lacrosse player Clayton Osborne and Nardin softball player Jessica DiPasquale have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting by visitors to

Osborne tallied seven goals and two assists for the unbeaten Flames in wins over Niagara Wheatfield and North Tonawanda. He received 59 percent of the vote.

DiPasquale struck out 14 batters in a shutout of Kenmore East while batting 4-for-5 with three runs batted in. She received 43 percent of the vote.

Voting is conducted on, beginning each Monday. The voting concludes Thursdays at noon. To nominate an athlete for consideration, send an email to

Starpoint wins without a hit
Hamburg baseball’s Dylan Crowley and Evan Chaffee combined for 14 strikeouts and a no-hitter but still lost.

Starpoint defeated Hamburg 3-2, scoring three unearned runs in the first.

One walk, one passed ball, one batter reached on an error, a dropped third strike, a fielders choice and an overthrow was the winning recipe for Starpoint.

Starpoint coach Timothy Racey said Hamburg has “a excellent ball team” and didn’t realize they were no-hit until after the game.

Starpoint pitcher Adam Rankie went 6 1/3  innings with six strikeouts.

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