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High School Extra (May 4): Frontier softball edges Lancaster

In addition to just being happy to get the softball game in, Frontier wound up having a happier bus ride home Saturday from Depew, where the Falcons rallied to defeat host Lancaster, 5-4, in ECIC I softball.

The game was moved from Lancaster to the all-weather surface at Depew due to wet grounds.

Frontier scored twice in the third, twice in the sixth and once in the seventh against the defending Section VI Class AA champions.

Frontier took the lead for good on Cam Adimey’s RBI single, which plated Sara Seindell (2 for 4, 2 RBIs). That capped a big day for Adimey, who also led off the sixth with a home run a half inning after the Legends had surged ahead 4-2.

Fiona Higgins struck out nine and scattered two hits for the Falcons (3-3, 2-2). She also went 2 for-3 at the plate.

Seindell drove in courtesy runner Payton Jones and Anna Johnston with a single in the third to break a scoreless tie.

The Legends scored once in the fourth before their big fifth inning.

Holy Name honors achievers

The St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society of Lackawanna honored its annual class of young achievers during a Father-Son Mass and Breakfast last Sunday.

In an event that featured Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Conor McDermott as guest speaker, the following students from Lackawanna High, St. Francis, Frontier and Bishop Timon-St. Jude received recognition for doing exemplary work for their church and community while participating in extra-curricular activities in school.

The winners from Lackawanna are Steven Rogers, Hunter Wittmer, Amadou Ba, Felice Masumbuko, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Sarick, Ilyas Galab, and Alex Denisco. The other honorees were Timothy D. Maciejewski Jr. (St. Francis), Jack C. Martello (Timon-St. Jude) and Joe Dreyer (Frontier).

Flames win, on schedule

It’s been a wet spring but Williamsville East baseball has managed to get all of its games in – achieving the feat by getting in a makeup clash against Sweet Home on Saturday. Colin Fryling drove in two runs, while Dylan Moorhouse tossed a four-hitter for East in a 3-1 win over its ECIC II guest.

The Flames (9-1, 7-1) scored once in the first and twice in the fourth. Dillon Lobdell and Fryling were in the middle of the uprisings. Lobdell led off the game with a single, stole second and scored on a hit by Fryling. Lobdell scored on a an error after reaching via double. Fryling scored later in the inning on Mike Stellrecht’s single.

Amherst, Pioneer triumph

Amherst won the girls title, while Pioneer captured the boys during the Starpoint Track and Field Team Challenge.

Morgan Halt led the way for Amherst, winning the long jump, 100 and 400 hurdles and high jump.

Derek Nieves and Cody Scholl finished 1-2 in the 400 hurdles to lead the way for Pioneer’s boys. Teammate Tristan Makowski won the shot put.

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