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High School Extra: Down six, Kenmore West softball rallies for NFL win

Kenmore West, which once trailed 6-0, scored four times in the bottom of the seventh for an 8-7 Niagara Frontier League softball win over first-place Niagara Wheatfield on Tuesday.

It was the second league loss for the Falcons while coach Matt Chimera’s Blue Devils are now 7-3 in the league and 9-4 overall.

Olivia Foglia-Leffler singled up the middle to drive home two runs for the walk-off win. Lydia Serrano and Rachel Ryckman also had RBI’s in the winning rally. Rachel Valente went 3 for 4 with and an RBI, Anna Rose Roulley had two hits and two RBIs for the winners.

Serrano allowed four runs in the first down and settled down to pitch the complete game.

106 goals for Fike

Junior Jocelyn Fike scored seven goals to go over the 100-mark for her career in Niagara Wheatfield’s 20-13 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary in a nonleague girls lacrosse game in Sanborn.

Fike, who has been playing varsity since eighth grade now has 106 career goals for the Falcons. Lois Garlow of the Mount, who went into the game with a school record 97 goals for the season, went over the 100 mark.

Coach Trish Pineda’s Falcons improved their overall record to 5-6.

"It’s been a long time since we’ve had a losing record," Pineda said. "We graduated seven senior starters and we’re feeling."

Hoping to go on a late-season push, the Falcons have big games coming up, West Seneca East on Wednesday and Hamburg on May 15.

Niagara Wheatfield led 11-10 at the half, then held the Thunder to three second-half goals as. Fike and Alonna Swanson controlled play. Fike had an assist with her seven goals while Swanson also had seven goals and an assist. Hannah Wilson made eight saves for the Falcons.

Claire Kiener, Anevay Rice and Emma Faso each scored four goals for Clarence in a 14-10 nonleague win over visiting Nichols. Madison Leeper scored the other two for the Red Devils and picked up five assists.

Spartans sweep Clarence

Williamsville North made it a sweep of its two-game baseball series with Clarence, edging the Red Devils, 6-5, on a walk-off single by Zach Parker. Dylan Wanat, who drove in the winning run for the Spartans in Monday’s game, started the rally by drawing a two-out walk. He moved up on a passed ball. Austin Mann pitched three innings of shutout ball in relief to pick up the win after taking over from Jake Anderson.

North is 6-3 in ECIC I and Clarence dropped to 6-4.

Meanwhile first place Orchard Park completed its two-game sweep of Jamestown with a 12-1 win over the Red Raiders in Jamestown.

Zach Mecca and Jordan Prince each drove in three runs with a double for the Quakers who have won six straight in division play after opening with a pair of losses to Clarence.

Hudson, Schmidt lead Kenmore West baseball

Junior right-hander Will Hudson pitched two-hit ball over the seven inning distance in Kenmore West’s 8-1 triumph over Niagara Falls in NFL baseball. Hudson struck out six and the run against him was unearned. Dominic Schmidt had two hits, one a double, stole three bases, scored twice and drove in two runs for second-place Ken West (9-1 NFL).

EA swimmer commits

East Aurora junior Mary Brinker has verbally committed to the women’s swimming program at Penn State. A sprint freestyler, Brinker is a five-time State Federation Championships finalist. She finished third in the 50 at the last Fed meet.

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