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Dan O'Brien receives Dr. James Rusin Memorial Award

Dan O’Brien, an executive with First Student bus company, was presented with the Dr. James Rusin Memorial Award on Monday night before the start of the Williamsville-NiCo Lady Warriors Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation game at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The official presentation of the award was made on Monday. It had been announced last April.

O’Brien was honored for his efforts in founding the Niagara County team, which represents Starpoint, North Tonawanda, Niagara Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter.

Led by Emma Roland’s two goals, Williamsville (3-0) beat NiCo, 8-1.

At the West Seneca Town Rink, HEWS (Hamburg, Eden, West Seneca) played to a 2-2 tie with Kenmore-Grand Island.

Olivia Wade of Eden scored both goals for HEWS, one in the first and one in the third period. Jackie Supples assisted on one.

Emiliana Cassillo scored for KGI in the first period and Madison Flory added a goal in the third. Carissa Buyea and Kaylynn Savoy had assists.

Carolyn Bourgeault had 27 saves for KGI while Natalie Davidson had 24 for HEWS.

Medina’s Sherman signs

Nathan Sherman, a senior outfielder at Medina, signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Canisius College. Sherman was a first-team All-Niagara-Orleans League selection last spring. and honorable mention All-WNY.

Clarence shooters score

Clarence rifle team seniors Alexis Kirk and Mike Dzaibo finished in the top 20 nationally in the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s monthly match league this year. The results are combined between the CMP’s sites in Anniston, Ala., and Port Clinton, Ohio.

Alexis was 10th of 209 in 60-shot standing Air Rifle and 10th of 167 in 3-Position Air Rifle. Dzaibo was 18th in 60 shot and 20th in 3-Position.

The Red Devils’ co-captains kick off Section VI competition against Alden next Tuesday.

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