Undefeated Clarence got a pair of shutout wins over Rochester-area opponents in the I-90 Baseball Challenge at St. Joe’s. Mark Armstrong (7-0) gave up a pair of bunt hits, no walks and fanned 13 in a 1-0 over Webster-Thomas. It was his third straight shutout. Matt Nawrot had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to score pinch-runner Justin White for the game’s only run.
In the second game, Evan Harof (4-0) pitched a two-hitter and doubled in a run in the fifth to beat McQuaid, 2-0. Mark Materise gave the Red Devils a 1-0 lead in the third when he singled in Bobby Floria.
Clarence (17-0) is ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 1 among large schools in WNY. The Red Devils can wrap up an undefeated season in ECIC I on Monday with a win over visiting Lancaster at 4:30.
No-hitter for O’Hara
Dan Roberts pitched a no-hitter as Cardinal O’Hara, along with Kenmore West, advanced in the third annual Sean P. Scott Memorial Baseball Tournament at O’Hara. Roberts’ gem came in a 6-0 win over Hutch-Tech.
Jim Faso got the win on the mound in Kenmore West’s 8-1 win over City Honors. O’Hara, the defending champion, and West will meet for the title today at 2 p.m.
The tournament is named for Scott, who was a junior at O’Hara when he drowned on May 30, 2004 in an Amherst lake.
Lancaster extends streak
In a battle of defending Section VI girls lacrosse champions, Class A winner Lancaster beat Class C Amherst, 13-7. Junior Allie Stewart had six goals as the Redskins made it 12 wins in a row. Stewart she has 49 goals and 32 assists this season. Rachel Heidenreich had four assists and netted her 39th goal. The Redskins improved to 14-1. Grace Lawson led Amherst with five goals giving her 55 this season.
Track and field
The Cheektowaga boys and girls track teams defended their titles at the Little Four Championship hosted by Cheektowaga. The 41st annual event for boys and 20th for girls is a competition between the four high schools in Cheektowaga.
The Cheektowaga boys won 10 events to score 231 points, outdistancing runner-up Cleveland Hill, which had 143. Cheektowaga junior Tim Whelan was a triple winner in the 800, 1600 and 3,200. Junior Kenny Dillenburg of Cheektowaga took the 100 and 200. Sophomore Naeem Shaw of the Warriors won the long and triple. Cleveland Hill won all three relays.
For the girls, the Warriors’ margin of victory was 93 points over JFK. Senior Keyona Dandy of Cheektowaga tied the meet record in the high jump clearing 5-feet, 2 inches. It was the only record of the day over the windswept track. She also won the 100 and 400 hurdles. Double winners for Cheektowaga were Stephanie Lombardi (shot, discus) and Telliah Bursie (100, 200). JFK had a double winner thanks to Elizabeth Vohwinkel in the 800 and 1,500.
• Kalen Sullivan and Gregg Hart of West Seneca West took first places at the Middletown Invitational, site of this year’s New York State meet. A field of 40 boys and 40 girls teams from all over the state took part. Sullivan won the 800 meters in a WNY-leading 1:55.41. Gregg Hart medaled in the long jump in 21-½. For the West girls, Kathleen Zimmer (400) and Natalie Barrea (long jump) took second places.
Silver Creek tops N-W
After splitting with Niagara-Wheatfield the last two years, Silver Creek took the advantage on Saturday beating the visitors, 16-9, in boys lacrosse. The Black Knights make it a point to play teams like Frontier and Orchard Park in games that benefit both programs. “We meet once a year. Teams want to play teams that are going to help them in the long run,” said Silver Creek coach Bill Brenan.
The game was tied, 3-3, before Silver Creek (12-2) took the lead for good. Zed Williams had four goals and four assists and Brenan White added two goals and two assists for the black Knights. “Zed was dominant in the faceoff, we packed the net, and when the opportunity presented, we attacked the cage, and our boys finished,” added Brenan.