The St. Joe’s hockey team followed up Thursday’s emotional win over rival Canisius with a 4-1 victory on Saturday over Orchard Park at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
Dimitrios Gogos had two goals and Eric Paradowski had two assists for the Marauders (11-2-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the Fed). St. Joe’s next start is Monday when it faces Timon-St. Jude (9-2) in a game that will count heavily toward playoff seedings.
St. Joe’s took a 2-0 lead into the third period. OP closed to 2-1 on a power-play goal by Tristan Lukowski. The Marauders answered scoring twice in the game’s final 7 minutes.
St. Joe’s goaltender Matt Goss made 18 saves, many crucial down the stretch as his team was outshot 10-9 in the third period.
Elsewhere, George Haugeto had a hat trick and Brian Ruff and Frank Willhauck added two goals each as Clarence cruised to a 10-1 win over Niagara Falls.
Indoor track marks fall
The indoor track records at West Seneca West took a beating this weekend. At the Molloy Stanner Games at the Armory in New York City, senior Kalen Sullivan broke records in the 1,000 and 600. He took third place in 1,000 in 2:31:54 and ran a 1:24.71 while placing 11th in the 600. Both are state qualifying times.
Bill Adey of the Indians cleared a school record 6 feet, 5 inches in the high jump to highlight performances at the D/E Cross Divisional meet at Buffalo State. Adey takes over the high jump lead in Section VI. He tied the old at 6-1 last year and has been adding to it ever since.
• Three Lancaster athletes captured first places at the 44th Dartmouth Relays. Brandon Sicurella won the shot put in 53-7.25, Melissa Kuehlewind won the shot put in 42-0.50 and Jenn Thill won the pole vault, clearing 12-0. As a team, the Redskins finished fourth.
Tony DeYoung (shot put) and Alex Miller-Wampler (weight throw) of the Redskins were runners-up.
Section VI girls finished 3-5-6 in the 55 dash finals. Ashley Grazen of Lancaster was third in 7.35 while McKyla Brooks of Frontier was fifth and Lauren Sullivan of Lancaster was sixth.
Lancaster won eight events to edge host Lake Shore for the title of the 12th Jon Brockhurst Swimming Invitational. The Redskins, who have now won the title five years in a row, scored 352 points to better a six-team field. The event is named for the captain of the 2000 Eagles, who died in a car accident on the Thruway on Valentine’s Day.
“Jon believed it doesn’t matter if your the first or last,” said Lake Shore coach Chuck Ignatowski. “It is about the effort you put in. It is about giving your heart and soul to what is important to you.”
The Redskins won all three relays and had individual event winners in Adam Pomietlarz (200, 500 meters), Ryan McHale (100), Rob Nowicki (100 fly) and Nick Hout (100 breast).
Clarence wrestlers win
Clarence scored 224 points to win the Lockport Tournament by a 59.5-point margin over runner-up Fredonia. A field of 21 schools participated.
Drew Hull of Roy-Hart was named the most outstanding wrestler after he pinned Jude Gardner of Fredonia at 4:31 to win at 145 pounds.
The Red Devils won five weight classes with Brendan Arena (106), Nate Schwak (152), Jake Weber (160), Travis Greiner (182) and Nate Ward (285). Arena’s win was 10-9 in overtime over Aleksei Cartagena of Pittsford.
• West Seneca West finished with a 7-0 record to win the Alden State Bank Wrestling Duals. Iroquois B was close behind with a 6-1 record as eight teams participated.
Mike Wisniewski (106). Carmen O’Donnell (145) and Cory Kostrzycki (152) won for West. Niagara Falls had a trio of winners with Donny McCoy (99), Dequan Ralands (182) and Jevon Flynn (195).
The host Bulldogs won with Lyle Grant (132), Eddie Hutschenreuter (138) and Erik Feitshans (220).