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January 14, 2023 - 5:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, basketball, Sports.


Merritt Holly Jr.'s 24 points wasn't enough for Le Roy to overcome Geneseo in Boys Basketball on Friday night.

The Knights lost 57-44.

Photos by Jason Coniber.



November 28, 2022 - 12:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, schools, Sports, le roy hs.


The Le Roy Girls Volleyball team was honored at this past week's Le Roy Central School District board meeting for the team's Section V Class C championship.

It's the ninth straight year under Coach Sue Staba that the team has made the finals.

The Knights were 22-2 on the season.

Their second loss came in the Far West Regional Championship against Portville.

 "We can't seem to get past Portville," Staba said. "But it was definitely a huge accomplishment making it."

Staba was named the Class C coach of the year for Girls Volleyball, but she gave all the credit to her team.

"The bond that they have, the friendship they have, was -- I've coached 16 years, and it's definitely one of the best, if not the best, team that I had the privilege of coaching with their maturity, their friendship, the things they did with each other off the court," Staba said. "I mean, they're all together all the time, which I think made them play so much better on the court." 

The school's outstanding Cross Country runners also received certificates of recognition, including Aiden Soggs (pictured below).

Soggs finished in the Top 10 at sectionals for the third straight year. He's won four Cross Country patches, three individual and one team patch. He finished first in five regular season meets.

Also recognized was Charlotte Blake, who couldn't attend the meeting. She finished third in sectionals. It is her fourth consecutive Top 3 finish and the first girl in school history to win four Cross Country patches, and the second runner overall to achieve that feat.  She's the second girl in school history to win a Genesee Region championship.


Photos by Howard Owens.

November 5, 2022 - 5:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, football, Sports.


East Rochester/Gananda upset #1 seed Le Roy in the Section V Class C semifinal on Friday, 22-21.

Scoring Summary:

  • East Rochester/Gananda, Cadearrell Sneed 8 yd run (run failed)
  • Le Roy, Tony Piazza 26 yd run (Andrew Pocock kick)
  • East Rochester/Gananda, Caddearrell Sneed 2 yd run (Sneed run)
  • Le Roy, Drew Strollo 1 yd run (Andrew Pocock kick)
  • Le Roy, Jackson Fix 3 yd run (Andrew Pocock kick)
  • East Rochester/Gananda, Brayden Bohse 1 yd run (Sneed run)

Jackson Fix ran for 96 yards and a TD on 20 carries. Tony Piazza.  10 rushes for 67 yards and a Td. Drew Strollo, 40 yards on the ground on nine attempts, and he scored a TD. 

On defense, Ryan Higgins eight tackles and a sack. Jack Tonzi had six tackles and Emmanuel Fisher five and a sack.

Photos by Ed Henry.

Top photo: Le Roy’s Xavien Walker latches on to the ER-G quarterback.


Le Roy defense swarms the ER-G back.


 Tony Piazza rushing hard for good yardage.


 Jackson Fix on the move.


Jack Tonzi ends an ER-G rush.


Ayden Riggi prepares for the battles in the trenches.


Ryan Murphy storming in to sack the ER-G quarterback.


Drew Strollo hanging on to slow the ER-G back. 

October 29, 2022 - 7:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, football, Sports.


The Oatkan Knights edged out Bath/Haverling in their sectional playoff match-up on Friday in Le Roy, 28-20.

Jackson Fix gained 141 yards on the ground in 20 rushes, scoring once. Tony Piazza added another 112 yards on 11 carries and scored twice. Drew Strollo scored on one of his 12 runs in which he gained 52 yards. 

Connor Hegeman led the defense with eight tackles.  Tony Piazza, Jack Tonzi, and Maverick Cole had five each.  Tonzi also recorded a sack.

Photo by Ed Henry. Top photo:  Knights are led onto the field by senior Ryan Murphy (75). 


Tony Piazza (far right) gives the Bath RB a lift. 


Piazza putting the pressure on the Rams’ QB. 


Antonio Martinez (17) puts an end to this run.


Jackson Fix (5) leaving the Rams behind. 


Jack Tonzi (33) gives the Bath QB nowhere to go in the backfield. 


The Bath RB has a line of Knights to deal with. 


 LeRoy O-line providing a wall of push for QB Drew Strollo (far right). 

October 26, 2022 - 11:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, arts, entertainment, news.

The musical will hit the stage in March.

Video via Le Roy Central School District. 

October 22, 2022 - 8:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, football, Sports.


The Le Roy Oatkan Knights shut down Letchworth/Warsaw/Perry in football on Friday, 21-0.

Tony Piazza scored all three of Le Roy's touchdowns on runs of 36 yards, three yards, and six yards, leading to three successful point after attempts by Andrew Pocock.

Piazza finished with 102 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Drew Strollo gained 87 yards on 22 carries.  Strollo was 3-4 passing for 31 yards.

Piazza also led the way on defense with nine tackles and a sack.

Photos by Ed Henry.  Top photo: Le Roy’s Bryce Lathan drops another kickoff returner.


Tony Piazza posted three TDs to power the Le Roy offense.


LeRoy’s Jack Lathan (51) contests a Let-Saw-Perry pass.


Tony Piazza drops the L-S-P QB.


Le Roy speedster Maverick Cook.


Drew Strollo spots his receiver downfield.


Jackson Fix cuts back on this run.


Manny Fisher breaks free.


Keegan Park (72) and his teammates halt this run. 

October 18, 2022 - 12:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, football, Sports, le roy hs.


Le Roy shut out Hornell on Friday night in Hornell, 33-0.

Adrian Stephens was 3-8 passing for 51 yards and a TD.

The TD was a 17-yard connection to Merritt Holly, Jr.

Jackson Fix was 1-4 passing for 21 yards, hitting Cal Koukides for a touchdown.

Emmanuel Fisher gained 90 yards on five carries and scored a TD.

Fix rushed 16 times for 54 yards and a TD.

Stephens, 47 yards on nine carries, also scoring a TD.

Photos by Ed Henry.

Top photo: Connor Hegeman displays perfect tackling technique. 


Ryan Higgins’ pressure led to an incomplete pass.


Le Roy center Holden Sullivan taking on multiple linemen. 


Le Roy’s Merritt Holly pulls in a TD pass for the Knights. 


Mav Cook (left) and Cal Koukides double-team on defense. 


Le Roy’s Bryce Lathan smothers the Hornell QB. 


Xavien Walker (left) congratulates Manny Fisher on his 84-yard TD run.

October 8, 2022 - 3:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, Sports, Le Roy, le roy hs.


Drew Strollo helped Le Roy to four scores on four early possession on Friday night to help the Oatkan Knights to a 53-14 win over Vertus Charter.

Strollo scored hit Jack Tonzi on a 34-yard TD pass, ran four two yards to score, hit Tonzi again on a 33-yard pass, and ran for a three-yard touchdown.

The score was 27-8 at the half. 

In the second half, Tony Piazza scored on runs of 24 yards and one yard. Jackson Fix scored on a run of 30 yards and Simeon Fisher ran the ball in from 13-yards out.

Strollo was 2-5 passing for 67 yards.  He ran for 141 yards on 17 attempts. Jackson fixed gained 86 yards on ten carries and Piazza rushed for 66 yards on 10 carries.

Bryce Lathan had six tackles. Ryan Higgins had a QB sack and three tackles.

Photos by Ed Henry.  Top photo: Xavien Walker, Tony Piazza, and Jackson Fix halt the Vertus running back.


Cal Koukides (24) celebrates (33) Jack Tonzi’s touchdown reception.


Bryce Lathan (42) is a terror on the LeRoy kickoff team.


LeRoy’s Andrew Pocock (40) boots another successful PAT kick.


LeRoy’s Keegan Park drops the Vertus RB in the backfield.


 LeRoy’s Manny Fisher disrupts the Vertus pass attempt.


LeRoy’s Ayden Riggi provides a block for teammate Cal Koukides (24).


LeRoy’s Drew Strollo avoids a would-be tackler.


Drew Strollo (34) celebrates (5) Jackson Fix’s TD run. 

October 1, 2022 - 4:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, Sports, football.


The Oatkan Knights got back on the winning side of the ball on Friday night against Bishop Timon-St. Jude, coming up with a 21-7 win.

Le Roy converted three turnovers into scores and held strong on defense in the third quarter when Bishop threatened from inside their 10.


  • First quarter, Le Roy at 3:07, Tony Piazza 3-yard run (Andrew Pocock kick)
  • Fourth quarter, Le Roy at 5:34, Adrian Stephens2-yard pass to Merritt Holly, Jr. (Pocock kick)
  • Fourth quarter, Le Roy at 2:37, Tony Piazza 5-yard run (Pocock kick)
  • Fourth quarter, Bishop at 2:10, James McNeil Jr. 60-yard run (Andrew Fino kick)

Pizza rushed for 114 yards on 15 caries.

On defense, Jack Tonzi had six tackles.

Photos by Ed Henry. Top photo: Le Roy RB Tony Piazza bulls through the Timon defense.


Le Roy RB Drew Strollo sweeps around the end.


Cal Koukides (24) and Jack Tonzi (33) bring down the Timon RB.


Huge LeRoy team push versus Bishop Timon.


Cal Koukides (24) and Jackson Fix swarm the Timon receiver.


Cal Koukides (24) broke up several passes in the contest.


Ayden Riggi (67) rejoices with Connor Hegeman (21) after Connor's INT.

September 21, 2022 - 5:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, education, schools, Le Roy, le roy hs.

Le Roy High School has long taken pride in its marching band and color guard but putting on a great performance takes dedication and hard work.

Video courtesy Le Roy Central School District.

September 17, 2022 - 4:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, Sports, Le Roy, le roy hs.


On a night when a local football legend was honored, the Le Roy Oatkan Knights opened their home schedule for the 2022 season with a 27-20 in triple overtime.

Le Roy scored all of their points in the final seven minutes of regulation time and in overtime.

Down 14-0 entering the fourth quarter, Drew Strollo scored in a nine-yard run and then Adrian Stephens scored on an 11-yard run.

Attica struck first in OT, scoring on a Samuel Strezelec 10-yard run.  

The Knights tied the score on a Drew Strollo one-yard dive into the endzone and capped the scoring in the third overtime with Adrian Stephens scored from two yards out.

The game was dedicated to Robert F. 'Sully' Sullivan.


  • Rushing: Drew Strollo 10 carries for 71 yards and two TDs, Adrian Stephens 17 carries for 71 yards and two TDs
  • Passing: Tommy Condidorio 4-5 for 63 yards, Adrian Stephens 3-11 for 78 yards
  • Receiving: Cal Koukides two receptions for 61 yards, Tony Piazza two receptions for 46 yards
  • Jack Tonzi, nine tackles and two fumble recoveries
  • Tony Piazza, seven tackles
  • Jackson Fix, five tackles, a fumble recovery
  • Ryan Murphy, four tackles
  • Ryan Higgins, four tackles

Photos by Ed Henry.  Top photo: LeRoy WR Cal Koukides hauls in a long pass to spark the Knights early in the 4th quarter.


 LeRoy QB Adrian Stephens cuts toward the end zone to score a TD to get the Knights within one.


Le Roy's placekicker connects on the game-tying PAT kick to tie the contest at 14.


Le Roy lineman Ryan Higgins (58) and teammates rejoice a turnover fumble by the Blue Devils in OT play. 


Le Roy TE Jack Tonzi extends for a near completion.


Le Roy WR Cal Koukides collides with the Attica defensive player.


Xavien Waker (left arrow) and Jackson Fix (right arrow) knock away the last Attica pass attempt on 4th down to secure the win for the Knights.


Jack Tonzi, left, and Bryce Lathan bump up high to celebrate the Knights’ comeback win.

September 15, 2022 - 12:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Sports, le roy hs, football.

Robert F. "Sully" Sullivan, who dedicated decades of his life to Le Roy High School football and passed away this year will be honored at the Oakan Knights first home game of the season tomorrow night. Game time is 7:15 at Hartwood Park. 

Video courtesy Le Roy Central School District.

September 10, 2022 - 4:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, Sports, football.


The Oatkan Knights pulled out a close win in Bath over Bath-Haverling to open their season on Friday night, with placekicker Katelynn Everett providing the margin of victory.

She was 5-5 in point-after-attempts in the 35-32 win for Le Roy.

Both teams scored five touchdowns with Bath-Haverling unable to convert one PAT because of a blocked kick and failing to convert twice on two-point plays.

Tony Piazza rushed for 136 yards and scored twice on 15 attempts.  Tommy Condidorio gained 90 years and scored twice on 14 attempts. 

Jackson Fix scored a touchdown on 11 carries for 54 yards.

On defense, Jack Tonzi had 6.5 tackles and a sack.  Tony Piazza had 5.5 tackles and Xavien Walker had five.

Photos by Ed Henry. 

Top photo: LeRoy’s Bryce Lathan (42) and Jack Tonzi (no helmet) engulf the Bath RB.


Tony Piazza (22) leads the sweep for LR QB Tommy Condidorio.


LeRoy WR Cal Koukides snags a 30-yard reception from QB Condidorio.


Tony Piazza runs hard through the Bath defense.


LeRoy place kicker Katelyn Everett splits the uprights.


LeRoy place kicker Katelynn Everett was a perfect 5 of 5 on PATs for the Knights.


LeRoy linemen Ayden Riggi (67) and Will Eschberger (65) celebrate the team win. 

September 9, 2022 - 9:32pm
posted by Press Release in le roy hs, Le Roy.

Meet Mathew Davis, Le Roy Jr./Sr. High School's new assistant principal and athletic director.

Video courtesy Le Roy Central School District.

June 16, 2022 - 5:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, tennis, Sports.


Roy's tennis team received certificates of appreciation from the Le Roy Central Schools Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening in recognition of their Class B2 Section V championship.

Mitchel Hockey was singled out for his singular accomplishment: becoming the first singles champion in school history.

The Knights went into the tournament as the #1 seed. and defeated Avon 4-1 in the finals to capture the block.

Along the way,  Le Roy defeated Way-Co (5-0) in the quarterfinals and East Rochester (4-1) in the semifinals.

Hockey’s beat Avon’s Kaden Colt 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

Le Roy’s other point came at second doubles as Benjamin Robinson and Katelynn Everett swept past Austin Lattuca and Avery Leonard 6-1, 7-5.

Avon averted the shutout when the first doubles team of Zach Colvin and Michael Montano earned a three-set victory over Aiden Soggs and Jack Currin 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

June 2, 2022 - 3:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, arts, entertainment, news, schools, education.


Christina Woodrow gravitated toward art because it's what she grew up with.  Both of her parents are artists.

"I was just always coloring and drawing, always having supplies around, so art was very intriguing," Woodrow said. "I just grew up doing this. I always wanted to be good at art."

Woodrow was one of several seniors with featured displays, along with works by underclassmen, Wednesday night at Le Roy's Fine Arts night, which included live music from students.

The senior wants to use her drawing skills to use people's bodies as a canvas, becoming a tattoo artist. She will soon start an apprenticeship with Mark Fanara at High Voltage Tattoo in Batavia.  Eventually, she plans to earn a business degree because she would like to own her own tattoo shop.

Top Photo: Christina Woodrow and her mother Nicole Boyce.

Photos by Howard Owens










May 30, 2022 - 12:40am
posted by Howard B. Owens in le roy hs, arts, entertainment, news.


Le Roy Jr/Sr High School is hosting its 8th annual Fine Arts Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

There will be live music in the Atrium and in the Cafeteria, student art displays in the Atrium and Library, and food trucks.

Photo: File photo from 2018 by Howard Owens.

May 26, 2022 - 10:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sports, tennis, le roy hs, Le Roy.


The Le Roy High School tennis team beat Avon today 4-1 to win a Class C2 Section V championship.

Photo submitted by David Russell.

May 26, 2022 - 10:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, schools, education, le roy hs.
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May 13, 2022 - 8:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, le roy hs, Le Roy, news.


Le Roy High School held its annual Mom Prom on Wednesday night at Red Osier in Stafford.

The event was put on hold for a couple of years due to the pandemic, but Le Roy Superintendent Merritt Holly said organizer Samantha Vagg "made it a priority to get this event back up and running this year for our students and families."

The event is a chance for seniors to invite a mother or other special person who provided support and guidance over the years as they worked their way toward graduation.  The event is usually held around Mother's Day.

Holly said 101 students and moms or special guests attended, which was held for the first time at Red Osier.   The event included a buffet dinner, music, games, and prizes. 

Photos submitted by David Russell.







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