Barth owns ECIC scoring lead
Senior Matt Barth scored the tying goal with 10 minutes left and the winning goal four minutes later as the West Seneca West boys soccer team beat Jamestown, 2-1. Barth retakes the ECIC I lead in scoring with 10 goals. Jamestown scored first off a corner kick three minutes into the game.
“We made a couple adjustments at the half and went to more of an offensive look and it made a big difference for us,” West coach Brian DeGlopper said.
The win snapped the Indians’ four-game losing streak in the league.
• In girls soccer, Christian Central Academy score five unanswered goals in the second half and beat previously undefeated Cardinal O’Hara, 5-4. After trailing 3-0 at halftime, Tahelah Noel scored three times giving her 25 goals and Mary Pappagallo added a pair. CCA improves to 6-1-1 in the Monsignor Martin Association.
Barker wins golf title
Barker made it a sweep of the regular season and team championship in Niagara-Orleans League golf on Thursday. The Raiders’ five-man team shot a collective 465 for 18 holes at Willowbrook to capture the eight-team event and defend its title. Barker also won the regular season with a 14-0 record.
Barker players were: Mitch Luckman, Brad Wilson, Nick Provencher, Matt Smolinsky and Alonzo St. Louis.
Junior Noah Diebel of Akron was the medalist after he shot an 83. Luckman was runner-up, two shots back. In third was Wilson at 89.
Kenmore field hockey 9-1
Junior Kaeli Mathias scored twice, including the game-winner with 2:02 left as the Kenmore field hockey team moved to 9-1 overall with a 2-1 over Roy-Hart. Lauren Gantz had the assist on the winning goal.
Kenmore is fielding a combined team this year. Last season Kenmore East was 0-13-1, but its defense was stellar as nine of the losses were by 1-0 scores, Kenmore West won 10 games, but had to do it by outscoring opponents.
“This year we still have the defensive mindset of Kenmore East with the firepower of Kenmore West, and it’s been great,” said coach Jeff Orlowski. “Kaeli is getting all the credit for scoring, but the other girls are getting the ball up there.”
Harvard Cup induction nears
Pettibone’s Grille in Coca-Cola Field will host this year’s Harvard Cup Hall of Fame ceremony and celebratory dinner on Saturday.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with the award ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are available at the door.
The 15-man class includes: Craig Pryor (Bennett and South Park), Shelton Buress (Grover Cleveland), Tony Thornton (Grover Cleveland), Michael Valenti (Grover Cleveland), Al Thomas (Grover Cleveland coach), Keith Knoph (Hutch-Tech and South Park coach), Carl Wyles (Kensington), Karl Maggiore (Lafayette), Jack Caprow (Seneca), Timothy Connors (Seneca), Richard Hughs (Seneca), Eric Morris (South Park), Sam Paxson (South Park), Anthony Raimondo, Jr. (South Park) and Larry Sullivan (football official).