Lockport’s boys and girls dominated the action Saturday at the 2017 Niagara Falls Wolverines Invitational Track & Field Meet at NFHS.
Head coach Miles Patterson’s Lions boys team placed first among 18 schools with 107 points. The Lady Lions were tops among 20 teams with 68 points.
Earning first place finishes for the Lions were Thomas Wendt (200), Eastern Michigan University-bound Treston White (400), Connor Doran (800), and Dontay Gill (pole vault).
The host Wolverines featured boys double individual winner Roshain Wallace (110 high hurdles, 400 intermediate hurdles).
Grand Island’s Ryan Buzby placed first in the 3,200 and teammate Tim Howard won the steeplechase.
Among other local winners, Niagara-Wheatfield’s Brian Piccolo won the discus and Kenmore West’s Jahlel St. John placed first in the high jump.
Ken East, Grand Island and Lockport took first in the relays.
Qedar Christia, Zack Coburn, Papouch Schmoyer and Danzo Young of the Bulldogs won the 400 relay in :44.53, Buzby, Howard, Sebastian Melendez and Jerome Masters of the Vikings won the 3,200 relay in 8:28.96; and Lockport’s White, Doran, Adam Perilli and Jack Strobel took first in the 1,600 relay in 3:30.08.
On the girls’ side, the first-place Lady Lions were led by eighth grade sprinting sensation Kahniya James, who won both the varsity 100 dash (:12.27) and the 200 dash (:25.39).
Lewiston-Porter had two first-place finishers with Alexandria Whitney winning the 400 intermediate hurdles and Lauren McGrath taking first in the high jump.
Among other local first place finishers was Ken West’s Christina Wende (100 high hurdles).
Lockport’s Jada Fluellen, Carissa DiTullio, Morgan Rippe and Sydney Nowicki won the 3,200 relay in 10:29.27.
Lockport 10, Ken West 6
NIAGARA FALLS — At Niagara Falls High School’s artificial turf field, head coach Dan Petock’s Lions (3-2, 2-1 NFL) got six solid innings of pitching from senior co-captain Brian Chatt, who fanned 10 Blue Devils in Saturday’s win.
Also for LHS, Charles DeMartz and Sean McKinney each had three hits with a double.
Next up on the schedule, the Lions are slated to host Ken East at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Outwater Park.
Lockport 10, Ken West 4
NIAGARA FALLS — Three different Lockport players smacked home runs over the fence on Saturday as the Lady Lions improved to 2-0 with a 10-4 Niagara Frontier League softball victory over defending league co-champion Kenmore West, at Niagara Falls High School’s artificial turf facility.
Sophomore Kourtney Krchniak smacked a three-run home run in the fourth inning for head coach Megan Anderson’s Lady Lions, now 2-0 in the league. The Lady Blue Devils are 0-1 in the NFL.
Adding solo homers for Lockport were juniors Asja Johnson in the third frame and Allie Norwood in the seventh inning.
Earning the complete victory in the circle was winning pitcher, LHS sophomore Hanna Sobieraski, who fanned six and scattered nine hits in the win.
“We were able to capitalize on some errors with some heads-up base running,” Anderson said.
Next up, the Lady Lions host Ken East at home at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Roy-Hart 3, Medina 2
MIDDLEPORT — The Lady Rams scored the winning run in their final at bat Saturday to beat the visiting Lady Mustangs and improve to 3-0 in the Niagara-Orleans League.
Maddie Fry scored on Lexi Lovewell’s two-bagger
Winning pitcher Sam Choate (6 strikeouts) allowed just a pair of Medina hits.
Albion 6, Wilson 5
Natalie DiCureia, Janae Doty and Catherine Wolck smacked two hits apiece for the Lady Purple Eagles (1-3 N-O).
For the Lakewomen (1-2 N-O), Anna Frerichs drove in three runs, smacking a pair of base hits with a double. Madeline Mocarski and Jen Darlak added two hits apiece for Wilson.
N-W 10, W. Sen. W. 3
SANBORN — Devin Napolean and Brandon Sveda each netted three-goal hat trick on Saturday for the Falcons.
Nate Maloney added a goal and two assists for the winners.