Senior Scott Guyton is a triple individual winner for LHS
By John D'Onofrio Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
It’s seven up and seven down for the Lockport High School swim Lions.
Scott Guyton’s collegiate stock continues to rise as the LHS senior posted three individual victories Tuesday in the Lions’ 107-71 victory over Niagara-Wheatfield, topping Niagara Frontier League action at the LHS pool.
With the win — Lockport’s first over the swim Falcons in eight years — head coach John Sullivan’s Lions improved to 7-0 in the NFL.
“It was a solid win, but we’re still a work in progress,” Sullivan said. “We’ve got some nice results that have been posted for the year, but a Tuesday night in December is certainly not what we’re focusing on this season. We’re really trying to build a team that’s going to contend at both the class and sectional championships.”
Guyton earned individual victories in the 200 individual medley (2:11.15) and 50 free (:23.8) before the diving competition break, then went on to not only win the 100 butterfly (:58.90), but was also a part of two winning relays for the blue and gold. Guyton teamed up with seniors Shawn Moore and Bryan Wojcinski and sophomore Magnus Cleveland to win the 200 IM in 1:47.78. LHS seniors Guyton and Derek Secord, along with junior Mike Dmochowski and sophomore Cole Twomey, won the 400 relay in 3:37.78.
“It was nice to finally come through with a victory over them,” Guyton said. “But they put up a good fight and they’re a good team to swim against because it helps us to get our best times.”
Literally and figuratively, Secord carried the Lions on his back, entering the pool area with the Lions’ logo around his shoulder. He went on to win both the 100-yard freestyle (:54.44) and the 200 free (1:59.74).
“I think out team’s in a good place. We’ve gotten through the first round unbeaten,” Secord said. “But our goals are more for the sectional meet and states this year. Other kids on the team are stepping up and that makes me happy.”
Also placing first for the Lions was sophomore Paul Fredrickson (diving, 138.68 points). Lockport’s Charlie Butera was second. Lockport’s 200 free relay quartet of Wojcinski, Cleveland, Secord and sophomore Austin Hinton placed first in 1:37.39.
“Both of our swimmers are beginners,” said LHS diving coach Jasper Adams. “
Earning wins for Niagara-Wheatfield (4-3 NFL) were Matt Mixon (500 free), Nathan Ehrmann (100 back) and Daniel Peltier (100 breast).
N-O BOYS SWIMMING
Roy-Hart 110, Newfane 55
NEWFANE — Nich DiNardo led the way for Roy-Hart with victories in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, as the Rams kept the good vibes rolling with an easy victory at Newfane in a league contest on Tuesday night.
Roy-Hart remains perfect on the season at 3-0 in N-O competition, 7-0 overall, while Newfane drops to 1-2 in the league.
DiNardo posted a time of 2:04.18 in the 200 freestyle, and clocked in at 5:48.69 in the 500 free.
Roy-Hart coach Bruce Matthews was particularly impressed by the competition in the 100 breaststroke, which saw Newfane’s Andrew Hamelink edge Roy-Hart’s Lyle Wagner by just one-tenth of a second, 1:10.29 to 1:10.39.
Roy Phipps also emerged as a double winner for the Rams, winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:13.53, and emerging victorious in the 100 freestyle at 51.69.
Barker 68, Albion 26
ALBION — Junior Casey Webb won the 50 freestyle, eighth-grader Collin Webb won the 100 freestyle, and the Raiders cruised to victory at Albion in a Niagara-Orleans League contest on Tuesday afternoon.
Morgan Seielstad won the 200 individual medley for Albion, but other than that, it was all Barker. Tim Flint won the 200 freestyle, Alonzo St. Louis won the 100 butterfly, and the Raiders also won all three relay races under the guidance of head coach Mike Gendrue.
Barker improves to 2-1 in league play, while Albion falls to 1-2. Barker returns to action Thursday, with a home contest against Akron.
Albion resumes competition on Friday at Newfane.
Newfane 99, Roy-Hart 69
NEWFANE — Lindsay Yates won the 50 freestyle for Roy-Hart with a time of 27.43, but the Lady Rams dropped their first contest of the season on Tuesday afternoon, in a league contest at perennial N-O heavyweight Newfane.
Despite the defeat, Roy-Hart coach Bruce Matthews said that a trip to Newfane is always an enjoyable proposition.
”We always enjoy coming up here,” Matthews said. “We wish we could’ve closed the 30-point spread a bit, but we’ll get a chance back at our pool. Newfane’s girls have a lot of depth.”
Roy-Hart’s Calee Coleman won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:45.75, and also took the 100 backstroke at 1:09.93. Hannah Rausch won the 100 freestyle at 1:05.59.
Newfane was led by Allie DeBiase, who won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke as an individual, while contributing to team victories in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
Roy-Hart falls to 2-1 in league play, 6-1 overall, while Newfane remains unblemished at 3-0 in the league.
Barker 75, Albion 19
ALBION — Senior Brooke Targus led the Lady Raiders with victories in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, as Barker cruised to victory at Albion in a Niagara-Orleans League contest on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Emma Jenks won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, while senior Hayley Richbart won the 100 backstroke and junior Renee Levy took the 200 freestyle.
The Lady Raiders return to action Thursday afternoon for a home meet against Akron. Barker improves to 2-1 in league play, while Albion falls to 0-3.
Grand Island 6,Lockport 1
GRAND ISLAND — At Island Lanes, Quinn Corao recorded a high game of 248 and also had a high series of 662 to help notch the first win of the season for the Vikings (1-3 NFL).
GI won the pin count, 3,189 to 2,961. Nick Brink added a 245-598 for the Vikings.
J.J. Ritz topped the Lions with a 213-604.
Grand Island 4,Lockport 3
GRAND ISLAND — At Island Lanes, Chelsea Schmidt (205-527) and Christina Sutton (192-530) led the Lady Vikings (4-1 NFL) to victory despite losing the total pin total, 2,839 to 2,820.
Lauren Pieroni led all bowlers with a high game and series 227-587 for the Lady Lions (2-3 NFL).
N. Falls 3, Lockport 2
BUFFALO — The Lockport ice Lions squandered a 2-0 lead at Leisure Rink in Monday’s Federation League loss against Niagara Falls.
Brad Niedzilowski scored a power play goal to give the Lions a 1-0 lead after one period.
Early in the second period, Kellen Corallo tallied, assisted by Will Lyons, to give Lockport a 2-0 lead.
That’s when the Wolverines took over.
Alex Hailey scored two stright goals to tie the game at 2-2 after two.
In the third, Alex Hailey completed his hat trick, metting the game winner, assisted by Nick Lepine.
Freshman Max Asklar made 36 saves in goal for the Wolverines (4-1).
DeSales 36, St. John’s 20
WHEATFIELD — The DeSales varsity Lady Knights improved to 9-0 on the season with a hard-fought victory over St. John’s on Monday.
Team captain Lois Garlow had a big night draining 13 points, recording 5 steals and completely disrupting the St. John’s offense.
Sydney Allan had her strongest showing to date, netting 7 points and recording multiple assists. Jennifer Harry recorded 6 points and was also very strong on defense. Elizabeth Mullane had 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Megan Preisch, Sarah Mullane, and Angelina Vona each added 2 points.
Riley Adams, Brooke Jaekle and Morgan Rippe were also very strong on both ends of the court for DeSales.
Next up, the Lady Knights face Stella Niagara on Thursday night in Lewiston.