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Goals aplenty in lacrosse

The seasons has barely started, but boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York are finding the net with regularity, it seems.

Wednesday’s games, most of them one-sided, included these scoring feats:

• Jim Duffy scored five goals and assisted on two others, and Even Hollfelder had three goals and four assists as Hamburg defeated North Tonawanda, 18-2. That made it 34 goals in two days for the Bulldogs, who defeated Williamsville South, 16-3, on Tuesday as Hollfelder scored four times in that game, too.

• Colin Greenway had three goals and an assist as Williamsville East won its first, an 11-3 triumph over Sweet Home, which was playing its opener.

• Junior Jimmy Chadwick had six goals for Amherst in a 14-4 win at Medina.

• Josh Clancy of East Aurora had six goals and an assist, and Mike Franz tallied four times with one assist in a 16-2 victory at Lew-Port. Drew Horton chipped in with five assists for the Blue Devils.

• In girls play, Molly Neureuter scored six goals for Eden in a 12-9 triumph over Sweet Home. Eden is 1-1 while it was the opener for the losing Panthers.

St. Joe’s baseball wins

Unplayable conditions and cold weather have plagued baseball and softball teams so far, but fields are drying out.

St. Joe’s, playing on its turf field, was able to open its season with a 6-0 triumph over Lancaster. Winning pitcher Tyler Howard, a junior, struck out 10 in five innings while allowing four hits. Matt Ruggiero drove in a pair of runs for St. Joe’s.