Forty shy of 1,000 career points, Tommy Campion pulled off the unexpected Saturday.
The Jamestown senior scored exactly 40 points, helped by seven three-pointers, as the Red Raiders beat visiting Lancaster, 79-54, in ECIC I.
Campion was 14 of 26 from the floor, 7 of 14 from three-point range and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He becomes the eighth 1,000-point scorer for Jamestown and the first since Carlos Rivera in 2010. Campion had 17 points in the first half, went off for 21 in the third quarter and played the first minute of the fourth to get the scoring milestone.
Jamestown plays its next two on the road, so coach Ben Drake was happy his shooting guard got the record at home.
“I’m really proud of Tommy,” said Drake. “He’s not a big kid [5-foot-9], not overly quick or athletic. He just works really, really hard on his game. He’s a gym rat. He’s been our team manager since fourth grade and he’s a great role model for other kids.”
WRESTLING: Clarence flexed its muscles as a team and senior Steven Michel of Lancaster picked up top individual honors at the Class AA Championship in Lockport.
Michel was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler after he pinned two-time state place finisher Anthony Orefice of Lockport in 2:48. Clarence won four weight classes to capture its third straight Class AA title. Brendan Arena (113), Nate Schwab (152), Jake Weber (160) and Nate Ward (285) brought titles home to Clarence. The top five in each weight class advanced to next week’s Section VI Championships at UB.
In Class A, Freddy Eckles (120) and Luke Catalano (285) won their weight classes to lead Lake Shore to the team title.
In Class C, Fredonia won the team title and Steven Warthling of Tonawanda was named Most Outstanding. The Hillbillies’ 236.5 points outdistanced runner up Eden’s 154.5.
Dakota Gardner (126), Tyler Cassidy (132), Zack Buckley (170) and Nick Nocek (182) earned titles for Fredonia. Warthling decisioned Christian Saden of Fredonia, 9-6, to win the 220 final.
In Class D, Gunner Van Curen of Portville earned Most Outstanding after winning at 160 in a meet hosted by Portville. Van Curen (27-2) won two bouts by pin and a third by major decision. Falconer took four weight classes on its way to the team title.
SWIMMING: Cameron MacDonald won two individual events and was on a winning relay to earn Large school Swimmer of the Meet honors at the ECIC Championships hosted by Sweet Home. The Williamsville North senior teamed with Josh Blumberg, Jerry Daigler and Conner Mergler to win the 200 medley relay in 1:40.59, which qualified them for states. MacDonald then came back to win the 50 free in 22.04 and the 100 free in a state-qualifying 48.24. Daigler won the backstroke in 55.33.
Jack Zagrobelny earned Small school Swimmer of the Meet as he led a dominating performance by small school champion East Aurora. Zagrobelny won the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.70, the 200 free in 1:55.48 and was on the winning 200 and 400 free relays.
Orchard Park won the large school title with 308.33 points followed closely by Clarence with 293.83. East Aurora rolled to the small school title. Orchard Park’s Liam Hoover won the 100 butterfly in 55.52 and was on the winning 200 free relay along with Nolan McArdle, Brian Manley and Zachary Healy. Lancaster’s Brent Carbone won the diving followed by Gordon Holder of the Quakers and Matt Dixon of Clarence.
Junior Jack Boyd led Canisius to an 88-72 win over Cathedral Prep at City Honors, winning the 200 free in an All-American time 1:40.25 and the 100 free in 46.36, in the fastest time in New York State and a Canisius school record.
Canisius won two of three relays and qualified its 200 medley relay for states. Boyd, Luke Otto, Mic Cauley, Christian Westermeier and Andre Wojtowicz were each on two relays.
COED SWIMMING: City Honors won the All-High Championship, breaking four City records. The Lady Centaurs’ 200 medley relay of Sara Rosenblatt, Selin Kazbay, MaryEllen Crawley and Alize Allen went a record 2:04.05. In the 100 butterfly, Allen touched in a record 1:01.07.
In the boys 200 freestyle relay, the Centaurs’ John Ghosen, Ted Randell, Henry Keane, and Gavin Harris went a record 1:42.56. In the 400 free relay, Crawley, Anna Hobler, Carolyn Rider and Allen setting a new mark in 4:22.97.
BOWLING: The Maryvale girls and St. Joe’s won team titles at the 35th Roy Sommer Invitational at Thruway.
Maryvale’s team of Megan Koscinski, Madison Rogacski, Kayli Christ, Jamie Michalewski and Melanie Hannon rolled a 4,236 total to best a field of 23 teams. Hannon and Koscinski were named all-tournament.
St. Joe’s Kevin Bienko, Nick Panepinto, Connor Schepperly, Ryan Pietrozyk, Kevin Zitzka and John Dref rolled a 4,584 to edged runner-up Grand Island by 34 pins. The event drew 36 teams. Representing St. Joe’s on the all-tournament team was Kevin Bienko.
HOCKEY: St. Joe’s defeated host McQuaid, 5-1, for its 18th win. The Marauders (18-2-1) trailed 1-0 and then took a major penalty for head contact. Zach Klapp gave his team a big boost when he scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway to tie it. St. Joe’s later added three consecutive power play goals by Dimitrios Gogos, Mitch Spring and Eric Paradowski. Goalkeeper Nick George had 16 saves as St. Joe’s outshot their opponents, 32-17.
Mike O’Rouke had two goals and an assist and Nick Ortiz added two goals as Frontier improved to 14-5 with a 7-2 win over crosstown rival Hamburg in a game played at the Nike base. The Falcons led 2-0 after the first period and 5-1 after two.
INDOOR TRACK: Jenn Thill of Lancaster equalled her season best in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet, and the Redskins’ McKenzie Kuehlewind won the shot put and weight throw in a meet held in the Lancaster field house. Carolyn Hopkins of Williamsville South was a double winner in the 1,000, and1,500.
Carlos Garcia of Lancaster won the triple jump and ran on the winning 4x200 relay along with Mitch Fuller, Stephen George and Cal Hoag.
St. Joe’s and Williamsville South won two events each. Anthony Belfatto (3,200) and the 4x400 won races for the Marauders while Matt Shatan (50 meters) and Devon Paterson (shot put) won events for the Billies.