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Clarence wins Section VI rifle title

Clarence posted the top team scoring in two of the three shooting positions and won the Section VI rifle championships on Saturday at Kenmore East.

Alexis Kirk was the top individual scorer for the Red Devils with 293 points including 21 bullseyes. She scored 99 points with nine bullseyes in prone and 99 with eight bullseyes in kneeling to win those positions and her 95 in standing position was second to teammate Wyatt Belanger’s 96.

Clarence totaled 1,156 points, 13 points better than second place Pioneer (1,143). Lancaster (1,130), Alden (1,123), Kenmore (1,106) and Orchard Park (1,012) followed in the team standings.

Besides Kirk, the other Clarence scorers were Tom Pawlak (288), Belanger (290), Adam Farolino (285) and Michael Dziabo (283).

Kelly Setter of Lancaster matched Kirk’s 99 score with eight bulleyes in kneeling.

Clarence also led the team scoring in offhand shooting with 1,117. Pioneer (1,116), Lancaster (1,108), Alden (1,088) and Kenmore (1,041) were next.

Dziabo of Clarence was high individual scorer in offhand with 286. Dylan Romance of Pioneer was next with 285. Setter of Lancaster had 284, followed by Kirk of Clarence at 283 and Belanger of Clarence at 279.

Eight wrestlers advance
Four wrestlers from each from Canisius and St. Joe’s advanced through Saturday’s matches into Sunday’s semifinals of the Catholic High School Athletic Association wrestling championships at Holy Trinity in Hicksville.

Luke Brydges (120 pounds), Barry Colby (141), Joseph Dixon (170) and Brayden Vandenberg of Canisius advanced. Moving on for St. Joe’s were Luke Ventresca (99 pounds), Ben Parish (160) Ronnie Jones (182) and Caleb Lesswing (285).

Colby, Jones and Lesswing are seeded No. 1 in their weight classes. Ventresca, Parish, Dixon and Vanderberg are No. 2 seeds. Brydges is seeded third.

Parish won his only match on Saturday by a fall in 14 seconds over Liam O’Brien of Monsignor Farrell of Staten Island.
Lesswing won twice by fall including one over Antonio Drossos of Xavier in 16 seconds.

Holland clinches tie
Holland, with an 11-1 league record, clinched at least a tie for the ECIC IV girls basketball championship with a 70-26 triumph over JFK on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. Myla Kline led the Dutchwomen with 23 points. Only two players scored for the Bears led by eight-grader Gianna Krupp’s 14 points. Eden can tie Holland for the division title by winning its game at Tonawanda on Tuesday.

College commitments
Sabrina Lonas of City Honors will play soccer at Plattsburgh next season.

Hannah Kwasniewski of St. Mary’s (Lancaster) will play at Niagara.

Sharks top Rochester foe
Senior Siobhan Ryan scored 10 of 17 points and sophomore Morgan Giancaterino seven of her 15 in the fourth quarter in helping Sacred Heart to a 27-point period in a 63-59 victory over Our Lady of Mercy from Rochester. The Sharks trailed 46-36 entering the final period.

Giancaterino also had 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Sharks. Lauren McCrae had 14 points for the Sharks while Rachel Adolf had five steals.

Mack lead the Sparks
Anthony Mack scored 29 points and added 10 assists for South Park in a 70-68 win over visiting McKinley in Yale Cup I game on Saturday afternoon. Jahmal Lewis had 27 points for the Macks.

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