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November 20, 2021 - 4:31pm
posted by Mike Pettinella in Sports, Batavia High football, far west regionals.

Update: 8 p.m.

The Batavia High Blue Devils and the Western New York Maritime Charter/Health Sciences Falcons squared off this afternoon in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B football Far West Regionals at Williamsville South High School.

Scoring summary:


Batavia sophomore Cole Grazioplene received the opening kickoff and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown (photos below). Julia Petry's PAT was good. Batavia, 7-0.




After a Batavia fumble (photo below) gave the ball to WNY Maritime Charter/Health Sciences at the Batavia 24, senior Braylen Boyd ran for 19 yards before finding the end zone from five yards out (photo below). Damien Littleton rushed for the two-point conversion. WNYMC/HS, 8-7.




Following a short punt, Batavia took over and found the end zone again as quarterback Jesse Reinhart (running the ball in photo below) connected on a third-and-13 play with wide receiver Javin McFollins (photo below) for a 58-yard TD pass. Petry's PAT was good. Batavia, 14-8.



WNYMC/HS responded, putting together a seven-play, 46-yard drive – capped by a 27-yard halfback option pass from Zyke Taylor to senior running back Addison Copeland III with five minutes remaining. Batavia linebacker Kaden Marucci preserved the tie by stopping Littleton short of the goal line on the two-point conversion attempt. Game tied, 14-14.


No scoring.


Batavia's Aidan Anderson rips off a 49-yard run in the third quarter but a 10-play drive stalled after a sack and pass completion for no gain. The junior gained 115 yards on 13 carries. 


The Blue Devils' defense gave the run-heavy Panthers all they could handle. 


Copeland broke several tackles behind the line of scrimmage, reversed his field and raced down the sideline for a 22-yard touchdown with 2:02 remaining. Jameer Thomas ran for the two-point conversion. WNYMC/HS, 22-14.


An interception by Damien Littleton with less than two minutes to play sealed the victory for the Section VI champions. Batavia also was hurt by three lost fumbles.

Photos by Jim Burns.

Batavia finishes at 10-2 while WNYMC/HS, also 10-2, moves onto the state Western semifinals next Saturday.

November 13, 2021 - 10:44pm
posted by Mike Pettinella in Sports, notify, Pavilion girls volleyball, far west regionals.

The beat goes on for the Pavilion Lady Gophers.

Coach Rex Eighmey’s team this afternoon advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association “Final Four” with a hard-fought, straight set victory over Chautauqua Lake in the girls volleyball Class D Far West Regionals at Le Roy High School.

By winning 25-23, 25-10 and 26-24, Pavilion kept its perfect season intact as it has yet to lose a set in compiling a 25-0 record.

But it wasn’t easy, Eighmey said, as the Lady Gophers had to rally from a 19-15 deficit in the first set and survived a late charge by the Lady Thunderbirds in the decisive third set.

Chautauqua Lake, which suffered its first loss in 18 matches, was Pavilion’s toughest opponent this season, Eighmey said.

“Oh yeah, by far yeah,” he said. “They’re really good. They're the most athletic team and have a couple good hitters. But we kind of kept things under control. Our girls played out of their minds and it was fantastic to watch.”

With the score tied at 23 in the opening set, Chautauqua Lake missed on a serve, turning the ball over to Sara Laurie, who served the winning point. Pavilion dominated the second set, and then took a 17-12 lead in the third set before the Lady Thunderbirds came back to go up 22-21.

Pavilion called a timeout and, after their opponentsmissed on another serve, scored two points to go up 24-22. Chautauqua Lake rallied to tie it again at 24, but missed on another serve. From there, Paige Landers took the serve and her teammates came through for the final point.

The statistics were distributed across the team with Karlee Zinkievich getting four kills and 10 digs, Shea Amberger tallying five kills and two blocks, Adeline Milligan recording nine kills and eight digs, Lauren Kingsley contributing 12 kills and eight digs and Shannon Campbell posting 23 assists and four digs.

Eighmey said his team’s balance seem to wear down Chautauqua Lake in the second set, but he did give the Section VI representative credit for making the third set close.

The Lady Gophers now move on to the four-team, round-robin Class D state tournament next Saturday afternoon in Glens Falls. Each team will play three two-set matches with the squad with the best record earning the championship.

November 13, 2021 - 9:38pm

High school sports playoff games involving local teams this weekend are as follows:

Section V Championship
Class B

No. 2 Batavia 22, No. 1 Honeoye Falls-Lima 14. Batavia (10-1) advances to Far West Regionals against WNY Maritime Charter/Health Sciences (Section VI) at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 20 at Williamsville South High School.
Class D

No. 1 Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 26, No. 2 Avon 21; O-A/Elba (11-0), Section V, advances to the Far West Regionals against Randolph (10-0), Section VI, at 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Jamestown High School (Strider Field)

Far West Regionals
Today at Le Roy High School
Class C

Portville, Section VI, def. Le Roy, Section V, 25-9, 25-12, 25-18. Portville advances to the state tournament next weekend in Glens Falls.
Class D
Pavilion, Section V, def. Chautauqua Lake, Section VI, 25-23, 25-10, 26-24. Pavilion (25-0) advances to the state tournament next weekend in Glens Falls.

Class C

Carle Place 2, Byron-Bergen 0. Carle Place (Section VIII) advances to Sunday’s title game at 10:30 a.m. at SUNY Cortland.

November 13, 2021 - 4:27pm
posted by Mike Pettinella in Sports, Le Roy girls volleyball, far west regionals.


The Le Roy Lady Oatkan Knights’ sectional championship girls volleyball season ended in straight sets today at the hands of Section VI Class C powerhouse Portville in the Far West Regionals at Le Roy High School.

The scores were 25-9, 25-12, 25-18, handing Coach Sue Staba’s Le Roy team just its second loss in 24 matches. The Knights earned the right to play in the regionals by winning the Section V Class C tournament with a victory over Attica on Nov. 5.

Portville, winner of eight consecutive Section VI titles, will take a 20-2 record into the New York State tournament next weekend in Glens Falls.

Le Roy Coach Sue Staba, in congratulating the Panthers, called Portville an "amazing well-rounded team" that prevented her squad from putting any scoring runs together.

"We had some spark in game three but fell short," she said. "My girls had a season to be incredibly proud of and reached the sectional title goal they set out for themselves. We will come back next year even stronger."

Junior Allie Ingles had seven kills, senior Hailey Johnson six assists and three kills, and senior Riley Wood seven digs for Le Roy.

For Portville, senior setter Kylie Blessing and sophomore middle hitter Olivia Cook led the way.

Photo at top: Le Roy's Katie Salphine (6) goes up against Portville's Olivia Cook (7).

Previously: Le Roy girls defeat Attica in four games to capture Section V Class C volleyball championship


Le Roy's Hailey Johnson winds up for a serve.


Photo: Allie Ingles of Le Roy (5) looks to beat the double-team of Portville's Tori Unverdorben (21) and Olivia Cook. Photos by Tim McArdle.

November 11, 2021 - 3:25pm

High school sports playoff games involving local teams this weekend are as follows:

Section V Championship
Class B

No. 2 Batavia (9-1) vs. No. 1 Honeoye Falls-Lima (10-0), 6 p.m. Saturday at Pittsford Sutherland High School (WBTA Radio AM 1490, 5:45 p.m.)
Class D
No. 1 Oakfield-Alabama/Elba (10-0) vs. No. 2 Avon (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Van Detta Stadium, Batavia (WBTA Radio AM 1490, 6:45 p.m.)

Section V Class D Finals Tonight

Pavilion def. Fillmore, 25-12, 25-18, 24-14.
Far West Regionals
Saturday at Le Roy High School
Class C

Le Roy, Section V (22-1) vs. Portville, Section VI (19-2). 2:30 p.m.
Class D
Pavilion, Section V (24-0) vs. Chautauqua Lake, Section VI (17-0), 4:30 p.m.

Class C

Byron-Bergen, Section V (19-3) vs. Carle Place, Section VIII (8-4-1), 10 a.m. Saturday at Homer High School. Winner advances to Sunday’s title game at 10:30 a.m. at SUNY Cortland.

March 10, 2019 - 12:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in girls basketball, elba, franklinville, Sports, news, far west regionals.


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Danielle Haskell, still a junior, proved Saturday why she's going to a Division I university after she graduates in leading her team, Franklinville, to a 49-32 victory over the Elba Lancers in the Class D Far West Regional Championship.

Haskell scored 33 points, despite being held to one for 11 from the three-point line. No other player for Franklin even got close to double digits in scoring, with Abby Burrell and Abby McCoy scoring five points each.

Elba jumped out to an early lead but couldn't hold it and after the third quarter where the Lancers scored only three points, it was hard for the team to get back in the game.

Leah Bezon scored 11 points, Brynn Walczak, nine, Lauryn Engle, six, and Taylor Augello, four. Maddie Muehlig had five assists.

Photos by Thomas Ognibene from Steve Ognibene Photography.

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