For the third time in three meetings in 2012, Notre Dame beat Elba in boys basketball, but this time the game determined the Class D1 Section V champion.
It's the first sectional win for Notre Dame since 2001.
"They all laugh at me because I always say, 'you gotta dance with the girl you brought,' " said Coach Mike Rapone. "That's an old-timers saying, but we're not going to change anything. We're going to do what got us here."
After two previous meetings, both teams had to make adjustments, Rapone said.
"I give Elba a lot of credit," Rapone said. "They knew what we wanted to do and took a lot away from us."
Notre Dame (20-1) took a lead early, and though Elba (18-3) was often nipping at their lead, it wasn't until 3:42 left in the game that the Lancers held a 40-39 lead.
But after Doane McCulley hit a lay up and Zach Hotze sunk a three-pointer, Notre Dame didn't look back, holding on for a 50-45 point victory.
Zach Hotze and Tim McCulley had 16 points each for the Fighting Irish. Jared Thornton added 12 points.
"We're fortunate we hit our big shots when we had to," Rapone said.
One of the goals of the Irish, Rapone said, was to take the three-point play away from Dan Ramsey, whom Rapone said is one of the most consistent three-point shooters in the section.
Dan Ramsey was held to eight points for the game.
For the Lancers, Matt Ramsey had 14 points, Mike Ramsey nine. Mike Ramsey added nine rebounds.
The historic back-to-back championship match-ups between Elba and Notre Dame, with the Elba girls defeating the Notre Dame girls Friday night, was big for both schools.
"I don’t think it gets any better in small-school basketball than Notre Dame and Elba," Rapone said.
It's been a fun season at Notre Dame, according to Rapone, between the two basketball teams and the hockey team winning its Section V championship last week (the Irish skaters lost a regional playoff game Saturday night).
"We have a lot of school spirit and it’s been the most amazing winter ever," Rapone said. "I mean, the girls play for a championship, the boys make that miraculous run in hockey, everybody’s on cloud nine."
The Irish will face DeSales in a regional playoff game on Tuesday night.
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Local acoustic electronic one man band Brent Persia will be performing from 9 till 2 at Elba's Stumblin Inn bar. See the combination of a traditional solo acoustic artist with some state of the art unique live music technology. Covers will include classic rock, top 40, 80s hair and dance, 90s rock and rap, the oldies and more. All songs will have a beat to dance to so come to dance and have fun!
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Deans' List for the Fall 2011 semester.
Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the Deans' List with Honors, while students who achieve a GPA of 3.40–3.69 are named to the Deans' List.
The honorees are:
Deans' List with Honors
Jeff Appis, of Byron Brian Burgay, of Bergen Shane Chatham, of Bergen Kayla Chiocco, of Elba Carly Crnkovich, of Elba Samantha Denton, of Oakfield Samantha Elliott, of Bergen Zackary Kibler, of Oakfield Jennifer Lazarony, of Corfu Christina Mancuso, of Le Roy Joanna Menzie, of Bergen James Mignano, of Stafford Erika Parmenter, of Pavilion Theresa Raponi, of Pavilion Rebecca Smith, of Bergen Lori Stellrecht, of Basom Patricia Van Buren, of Bergen Danielle Wojtaszczyk, of Le Roy
Sarah Amico, of Le Roy Dylan Ashley, of Le Roy Zachary Bannister, of Elba Gregory Barron, of Le Roy Justin Becker, of Le Roy Nicholas Bonin, of Bergen AnDrea Carrigan, of Pavilion Kristen Casper, of Oakfield Chelsea Dillon, of Le Roy Emily Drzewiecki, of Bergen Donald Fonda, of Byron Danielle Ford, of Le Roy Molly Geissler, of Elba Abigail Graham, of Le Roy Natalie Haas, of Le Roy Casey Herman, of Corfu Brittany Kessler, of Byron Gena Korn, of Le Roy Emily Kovatch, of Le Roy Chelsey Macomber, of Le Roy Antonio Madau, of Le Roy Jason McElroy, of Le Roy Danielle Merica, of Le Roy Melanie Monroe, of Bergen Joseph Patton, of Le Roy Ethan Reynolds, of Corfu Lyman Rhodes, of Le Roy Krystal Rivers, of Basom Katherine Rogers, of Le Roy Peter Subsara, of Darien Center Christian Townes, of Le Roy Kelsey Wright, of Pavilion
The College at Brockport is a comprehensive four-year public college. It offers 50 undergraduate majors, more than 40 graduate programs as well as 24 teacher certification programs. The college is rated among the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, and a "Best Value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Patricia M. Anderson is indicted on two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd. Anderson is accused of selling cocaine March 4 at 355 W. Main St., Batavia, and again on March 16 at 312 Ellicott St., Batavia.
Shuvon J. Williams is indicted on counts of criminal contempt, 1st, criminal contempt, 2nd, and endangering the welfare of a child. Williams is accused of violating an order of protection on Sept. 22 and acting in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child.
Tremaine J. Halftown is indicted on a charge of criminal contempt, 1st. Halftown is accused of violating an order of protection on Dec. 24.
Christopher M. Lambert is indicted on a charge of burglary, 2nd. Lambert is accused of illegally entering a property in Elba on Aug. 14 with the intent of commiting a crime.
John W. Hackett is indicted on counts of felony DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. Hackett is accused of driving drunk Oct. 8 in the City of Batavia.
Ashley Chiocco, daughter of Stephen and Mary Chiocco, of Elba, graduated with a major in Television-Radio from Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. The degree was awarded in December 2011.
Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study.
Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, the college is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.
Lauren Burhans, of Elba, has earned Highest Honors for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.
Students named to the Deans' List have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.7 or better out of a possible 4.0.
A two-car accident with unknown injuries is reported at 3990 Drake Street Road in Elba. The location is between Weatherwax and Pekin roads. Elba Fire Department is responding along with Mercy EMS.
UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: A responder at the scene reports one person has a back injury.
UPDATE: Also, the ambulance that responded to this scene was rear-ended as it was leaving the scene. Another ambulance had to respond and transport the paitent. The accident was a minor property damage accident.
The following area students have been named to the fall 2011 Deans' List at St. Bonaventure University:
Anthony Zambito, a fourth-year student from Elba. He is majoring in Political Science.
Chelsie Hixenbaugh, a first-year student from Le Roy. She is majoring in Elementary Education/Special Education.
Kristin O'Gee, a fourth-year student from Le Roy. She is majoring in Elementary Education/Special Education.
Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.
An Elba resident is accused of stealing Crest Whitestrips from a local pharmacy and then selling the packages at Pawn King.
Jason Ray Anderson, 30, of Oak Orchard Road, is charged with five counts of falsifying business records in the first degree and petit larceny.
Anderson allegedly stole at least five packages of the dental-whitening product over the course of two days, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, and then took the stolen items to Pawn King and signed documents stating he legally owned the packages.
Anderson was issued an appearance ticket, returnable to Town of Batavia Court at 1 p.m., Feb. 9.
Stephen J. Havlovic, vice president for academic affairs at Alfred State College, has announced the Deans' List of students for the fall 2011 semester.
Students from both the Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville are selected for the Deans' List if they maintain a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0. The 4.0 GPA or straight "A" students are indicated with an asterisk (*).
The following Genesee County students were among those recognized:
Brandon Richardson, of Basom
*Nicole Binns, of Corfu
Ethan Willard, of Darien Center
*Kailynn Stacy, of Elba
Nicholas Weibel, of Elba
*John Langdon, of Bergen
Quentin Humphrey, of Le Roy
Morgan Presher, of Le Roy
Edward Cigno, of Le Roy
*Christopher Locke, of Le Roy
*Christian Dermody, of Linwood
Thomas Parmenter, of Pavilion
Alfred State College offers associate degrees in 52 programs in the fields of agriculture, health, business, vocational, and engineering technology, as well as liberal arts and sciences. There are also 19 baccalaureate degree offerings.
A 40-year-old man from Elba was found not guilty today on all three counts related to alleged sexual abuse involving children following a non-jury trial in Genesee County Superior Court.
The trial ended Jan. 7 and Judge Sara Farkas of Niagara County issued her ruling today.
Erik P. Roth was indicted in July of two counts of sexual abuse, 1st, sexual conduct against a child, 2nd, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
WBTA's Geoff Redick, who also provided information for this story, followed the trial and reported Jan. 7 that the defense attorney was able to call into question the credibility of some of the testimony given at trial.
The charges stemmed from alleged incidents between November 2004 and March 2006.