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St. Francis hockey wins in overtime

Nick Ferrino scored off a two-on-one rush 10 seconds into overtime to lift St. Francis to a 5-4 win over West Seneca East in boys Section VI Federation hockey Sunday.

Tyler McTigue had a goal and four assists in the win, while Red Raiders goalie Pat Kinderman made 36 saves.

For the Trojans, it was their second straight game firing at least 40 shots against an opponent. West Seneca East had 49 shots Saturday in a scoreless tie versus Sweet Home.

“It’s just one of those things where we have to start putting these teams away,” Trojans coach Dan Goldie said.

Elsewhere in the Federation, Joe Panek had one goal and two assists as Bishop Timon-St. Jude moved to 7-1 with a 5-2 victory over Williamsville South.

Senior forward Chris Moses had a hat trick, giving him eight goals this season, as Hamburg beat North Tonawanda, 6-3.

Sophomore Ben Higgins earned a shutout in his first Federation start as St. Joe’s blanked St. Mary’s, 8-0, at the Northtown Center. The Marauders (5-0-1) scored seven goals in the first period. Dimitri Gogos had two goals and an assist and James Deakin added two goals.

Junior center Brandon Bork had two goals and an assist as West Seneca West handed Sweet Home its first loss, 7-1, at Buffalo State. Jamie Tobias had one goal and two assists as the Indians moved to 3-0-1.

Sacred Heart wins at Aquinas

The Sacred Heart basketball team moved to 4-0 with a 61-33 road win over Aquinas of Section V. The Sharks jumped out to a 20-5 lead after the first quarter and were never threatened. Eleven players scored led by La’Trice Hall with 12 points and six steals. Kayla Burt added 10 points.

Canisius athletes sign with Griffs

Four Canisius Crusaders athletes recently signed national letters of intent to attend Canisius College.

Seniors Adam Weir (basketball), Mitch Cancilla (soccer), Paul Burich (lacrosse) and Kyle Liszewski (baseball) will continue their athletic careers locally.

Weir, a first team All-Western New York selection as a junior, becomes a part of coach Jim Baron’s first recruiting class. Cancilla has been a three-year starter on the soccer team while Burich is a standout defender in lacrosse. Liszewski bats leadoff for the baseball team while playing a solid second base.

Also signing with Canisius is pitcher Zach Trumpler of Iroquois. Trumpler was named to the ECIC II all-star team as a junior. He had a 2-1 record with a 2.19 ERA. The last two summers he was invited to pitch in the Major League Baseball Area Code tryouts in front of major league scouts. As a senior he looks to lead Iroquois to a sixth straight league title.