Tonawanda News

May 14, 2014

HS ROUNDUP: Lumberjacks ground Falcons in NFL meet

STAFF REPORTS
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Jake Lowery won three events and seven- other Lumberjacks earned individual wins as the North Tonawanda boys beat the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 87-53 in a Niagara Frontier League track and field meet Tuesday.

Lowery won the 110-meter hurdles (18.2), the long jump (16-9) and the triple jump (35-4). Kyle Brady won the 400 (53.6), Ed Gath took the 400 hurdles (1:05.7), Chris Manth aced the 800 (2:13.6), Sam Weglarski won the 200 (24.7) and Dillon Hutton survived the 3200 (10:55.0) for the Lumberjacks.

In field events, Ryan Osborn won the discus (105-7) and Damian Brady took the pole vault (10-6). NT also swept the relays.

Dan Peltier (shot put) and Charles Hayes (high jump) were field winners for the Falcons.  

Niagara Falls 76, Lew-Port 61

Jeff Menyah (110 hurdles, high jump, 200) and DiJay Stone (100, 400, long jump) were triple winners for the Wolverines. Liam Drennan won shot put and discus for L-P.

Lockport 96, Ken East 45

Josiah Chandler took the 110 hurdles, and the long jump for the Lions, while Cole Bokowski (high jump) and Ben Jackson (pole vault) were field winners for the Bulldogs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Nia.-Wheatfield 85 North Tonawanda 56

Kyri Jackson won the 100, the 200 and the high jump, while sister LeGary Jackson took the 400 for the Falcons. Marissa Sly took the 100 hurdles and the triple jump for NT.

Lew-Port 125, Niagara Falls 16

Amber Custodi ruled the distance events, winning the 1500 and the 3000 — along with the 400 hurdles — for the Lancers. Kayla Jakobi won the discus for the Wolverines.

Lockport 106, Ken East 35

Abbey Lang took the 1500 and the 3000 for the Lions, while Erin O’Brien took both hurdle events for the Bulldogs.

BASEBALL

Grand Island 3, Nia.-Wheatfield 2

Manny Montes tossed a complete game, giving up only one earned run for the Vikings (9-4, 8-4 NFL). Montes and Quinn Corrao had RBIs in the fourth to tie the game, and Ben Goc scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball. Mitch Racz and Mark Montes each had two hits. Dan George notched an RBI for the Falcons (5-7 NFL).

SOFTBALL

Starpoint 17, Sweet Home 2

Ashley Owens struck out nine in a complete-game four-hitter and Kelsy Palistrant had a home run and four RBIs for the Spartans (13-2, 10-1 ECIC II). Owens, Aren Schwab and Valerie Clark each had two hits.

Nia.-Wheatfield 27, Ken East 3

Katie Mazierski (4-5, 4 RBIs), Bri Krawczyk (3-6, 4 RBIs) and Danielle Chatten (2-2, 4 RBIs) each had huge days at the plate for the Falcons (10-2 NFL), who hit .523 as a team for the game. N-W can clinch the league title with wins over Lockport and Grand Island this week.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Nia.-Wheatfield 16, Grand Island 4

Emma Falter had four goals and four assists while Alexis Becker and Madelyn Gansworth both scored hat tricks for the Falcons (11-2, 8-0 NFL). Backup goaltender Allison Rickard made seven saves to earn the win.

BOYS TENNIS

Lew-Port 3, Lockport 2

Yash Maheshwari battled back from match point three times, eventually completing a comeback in third singles in a continuation of a Niagara Frontier League boys tennis match that was postponed due to weather from May 3. With the win, the Lancers (12-1 NFL) clinch at least a share of the league title for the first time since 1978.

Grand Island 3, North Tonawanda 2

Pairings of Wyatt Mock-Tommy Corrao and Mike Paternostro-McClain Erhard swept doubles for the Vikings (9-3 NFL). Andrew LeMar and Greg Hastings won first and second singles for the Lumberjacks (5-8 NFL).