Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


October 27, 2013

LHS's Lang takes a title in NFL Cross Country

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Strong finishes by Lockport High School runners helped the Lions claim first place overall in the boys’ and girls’ races at the Niagara Frontier League Cross Country Championships, held Saturday at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island.

Abbey Lang, a junior, won the individual girls’ championship, crossing the finish line in 20:12.1. Her classmate, Hannah Kurbs, finished three seconds behind to claim second place while Lew-Port’s Amber Custodi took third place with her time of 21:18.2. Lockport’s Sarah Kurbs placed fourth at 21:26.1, with Kenmore West’s Frankie Mercado rounding out the top five of 51 competitors with her time of 21:26.1.

Niagara Fall High School’s Anthony Hawthorne was the boys’ individual champion, finishing the race with a time of 17:17.4. His teammate, Donny McCoy, finished fifth overall among the boys with a time of 18 minutes even. 

Finishing in between them were all Lockport runners, with Connor Doran (17:32.3), Mitch Loicano (17:44.4) and Dan Jones (17:49.2) coming in at second, third and fourth place, respectively. It was the overall strong showing of Lockport runners that helped them clinch first place as a team with an overall score of 24 points. Grand Island finished second in the boys’ race at 64 points with Niagara Falls taking third with 71 points. Rounding out the remaining schools, in order of finish, were Niagara-Wheatfield (120 pts.), Lew-Port (141), Kenmore West (171), Kenmore East (174) and North Tonawanda (194).

With seven runners finishing among the top 20, Lockport’s girls also placed first as a team with 28 points. Lew-Port finished second overall with 62 points, followed by Kenmore West in third place with 83 points. The rest of the field finished as follows: Niagara-Wheatfield (96), Grand Island (102), Niagara Falls (151), North Tonawanda (203), Kenmore East (Inc).

Spartan boys & girls finish second overall in ECIC

Starpoint High School’s boys and girls both finished in second place in their respective divisions at the ECIC Cross Country Championships at Alden High School on Saturday. The boys finished with 48 points in Division 2, 33 points behind division winners Sweet Home. Overall, the boys team placed seventh.

Text Only
  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    A Medina man was the grand prize winner of a new fishing boat, motor and trailer at the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Gasport Fire Hall.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140719 Bills Camp MAIN ART.jpg LHS grid Lions set to open at the Ralph

    The Lockport football Lions won't need to qualify for the sectional playoffs this fall in order to play a game at coveted Ralph Wilson Stadium — home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140719 Bills Camp SEC ART.jpg Bills will open camp Sunday

    Home-run hitters generally strike out a lot

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140718 Ennis MAIN ART.jpg Ennis earns five-year deal

    The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140716 Area Sports ART.jpg Taylor made victory in Florida

    Lockport heavyweight Joe Taylor improved to 6-0 as a professional by winning an IKF tournament last week in Florida.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140717 Together Again MAIN art.jpg Reed & Kelly: Together again

    Andre Reed will have his old signal-caller right there with him to celebrate in Canton.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140714 World Cup MAIN.jpg Goetzekrieg

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140712 Bills Stadium ART.jpg Bills stadium report delayed

    A state-commissioned report that had been anticipated Friday identifying potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium is now expected at the end of the month.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140709 Fish Derby MAIN ART.jpg Derby homestretch

    Leaders can't get complacent in the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby — especially when the North Carolinians roll in.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140709 World Cup ART.jpg Germany routs Brazil in historic WC semifinal

    Nobody ever expected this.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's 49ers Open Posh, High-tech Stadium in California Jeter, Trout Lead AL to All-Star Game Win Kluwe: I Hope Vikings Make Investigation Public College Football Championship Trophy Unveiled Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Argentina Fans Sad but Proud in Loss Germany Wins the World Cup 1-0 Raw: German Players Head to World Cup Final LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting' Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Raw: Fans Gather for Argentina-Netherlands Match
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide