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High School Extra: Cross country winners

Ronan McDonald of Randolph, a second place finisher in the McQuaid cross-country meet last week, won the boys race in the Southern Tier Classic on Saturday on the St. Bonaventure University course. McDonald covered the distance in 15:47.4.

The next two runners were from North East, Pa., which led the boys team scoring.

Freshman Angelina Napolean of Allegany-Limestone won the girls race in 18:53.3. The Gators finished fourth in the team scoring behind Hornell (Section V), North East (Pa.) and Addison.

Urban wins Pembroke
Kyle Urban of Alden won the boys race in 16:08 and Lauren Wagner of Akron triumphed on the girls side in 19:21 at the Pembroke Invitational cross-country run. Lancaster led both the boys and girls team scoring.

Mallory Grubb and Ely Personius of Amherst were the individual winners, and Amherst took the boys team title and Sacred Heart the girls in Friday’s Amherst Cross Country Championship over a 3.0-mile course on the Grover Cleveland Golf Course.

Grubb, who was a first-place finisher in the McQuaid Invitational last week in Rochester, triumphed in 18:53. Marisa Swiatek and Bella Ascone, both of Williamsville East, finished second and third.

Personius won his race in 16:31.00. Tigers teammate Jack Lenz and Owen Lewis of Williamsville East were next.

Aside from Lewis, the other top six runners were all from Amherst, which took the boys team title with 18 points.

Brigid Christ, who finished fourth, led a parade of four straight Sacred Heart runners across the line in the girls race. The Sharks finished with 35 points, 15 fewer than Amherst.

South boys on top
Andy Loomis assisted on goals by Billy Freeburg and Max Voyer in Williamsville South’s 2-0 ECIC II boys soccer victory at Hamburg. Both goals came in the second half as the Billies (8-1) moved into a tie with Williamsville East (8-1) in the division.

The first meeting between South and East scheduled for Oct. 1 was postponed. They are scheduled to play Monday, Oct. 14.

It was the second loss in a row for Hamburg, which began the week in first place in the division and was ranked third among Western New York large schools. South was ranked fifth, one place behind Williamsville East when the week started.

Owen Jerge scored the only goal with an assist from Vic Mazzara as No. 8 large school Canisius scored a 1-0 boys soccer victory at No. 2 small school East Aurora. Jeff Mueller and Cody Franklin split the shutout for the Crusaders.

Three for Alomari
Ali Alomari scored three times and assisted on three other goals for Lackawanna in its 8-0 ECIC IV boys soccer victory over Holland. Alomari has 37 goals and six assists this season for the Steelers, who are 7-2 in division play with one league match to play against Alden on Wednesday.

Eden (6-1-1 ECIC IV) kept pace with the Steelers with a 2-1 triumph over Tonawanda on a pair of goals by Giovanni Schifano, who has 15 goals this season. The Raiders have two league matches left.

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