Jack Boyd of Canisius repeated his victories of a year ago Saturday in winning the 200 and 500 freestyle events in the State Federation and Public High School boys swimming championships at Webster Schroeder.
The Crusaders junior won the 200 in the All-America qualifying and Federation meet record 1:38.73, topping all comers from both public and private schools. Then he captured the 500 in 4:24.90, also an All-America time, again over all comers. He led the Canisius team to a third-place finish in the Federation standings. Canisius had 155 points to Fordham’s 269. Pittsford had 188 to top the public schools and finish second in the Federation.
Boyd also swam lead on the Canisius 400-yard freestyle relay, which finished second to Fordham Prep in 3:08.69. Andrew Wojtowicz, William McCauley and Christian Westermeier were the other Crusaders on the relay.
Williamsville North provided the only Section VI swimmers to make the finals. The Spartans 200 medley relay of Jerry Daigler, Josh Blumberg, Cameron MacDonald and Connor Mergler finished seventh in 1:38.70. Mergler finished fifth in the 50 freestsyle in 21.54 seconds. Williamsville North finished 10th in the overall team scoring with 53.5 points, seventh among public schools.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Randolph and Frewsburg will meet again.
The two Chautauqua County schools, who played for the Section VI Class C-2 title a year ago, will meet Tuesday at Jamestown High for the overall Class C title this time.
Randolph, the state Class C public schools runner-up last season, defeated Allegany-Limestone, 53-37, for the Class C-1 title behind a 27-point output by Mckenna Maycock.
Western New York scoring leader Ellen Reed had 29 points, two below her average, but coach Mel Swanson’s Sherman team hardly needed more in a 60-37 triumph over Pine Valley for the Section VI Class D championship at Jamestown High.
Frewsburg got a clutch basket on a runner by Annie Berg to break a 70-all tie, and, Shawna Raymond made a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left to nail down a 74-70 victory over Chautauqua Lake at Jamestown.
The Bears (19-3) are a veteran team.
“These kids have been with me four years. Raymond, my point guard, is a fifth-year starter,” said Frewsburg coach Jeff Collver.
The Bears had to adjust to Chautauqua Lake’s defensive tactics which saw them pressure Raymond with a triangle-and-two defense in the first half and then switch to a box-and-one in the second.
“Some of our other kids got open looks and stepped up,” Collver said.
Raymond finished with 16 points, while Reyanne Strong had 22 and Emily Hair 15.
Randolph led by only seven points entering the fourth quarter.
“Mckenna stepped up and did some good things for us defensively and hit a couple of threes,” said Randolph coach Shawn Huntington. “She had 11 points in the fourth quarter which really helped us.”
Randolph and Frewsburg split their regular season games in CCAA 2, each winning on the other’s court.
Reed had 18 of her 29 points in the first half, leading the Wildcats to a 15-2 first-quarter lead and a 36-9 halftime margin.|
“She hit three threes to start the third quarter and that kind of buried them,” Swanson said.
RIFLE: Connor Budsiszewski of Alden was the top shooter overall and won in the prone and kneeling positions in the State Public Schools rifle championships at West Point. Alden was second to Massapequa (Section VIII) in the .22 caliber team competition and the Section VI team finished second to Section VIII in the sectional scoring.