Niagara Gazette —
Casal's Boxing Club sent 16 boxers to the New York State Junior Olympics in Rochester, NY, with nine of the entrees winning gold medals.
K-Shawn Agee, one of the gold-medal winners, advanced to fight Saturday at the Golden Gloves finals. With a win Saturday, Agee will advance to regionals, where he would have a chance to qualify for nationals.
In the 70-pound class, Bobby Bruno took gold, while Keith Gordon beat out the competition to take first in the 100-pound class. Rounding the first-place finishes from the tournament are Jackson Krebs (101 pounds), Preston Reynolds (105 pounds), Maliek Thomas (116 pounds), Vincent Arist (131 pounds), Josie Ostrowski and Rose Spira.
The club saw the other seven competitors come in second place. The silver medalists include Joey Krebs (70 pounds), Noah Gibb (75 pounds), Jason Winstanley (75 pounds), Jared Gibb (90 pounds), Cameron Miller (118 pounds), Elijah Austin (165 pounds) and Phil Violanti (201 pounds).
12-Under Sunday Travel
● Jacob Ford, Easton Speera, Cooper Krawczyk and Shane Kowalski combined to toss 10 strikeouts en route a two-hitter for the Lewiston/Niagara Eagles in their season-opening 5-4 win against the NCCC Thunderwolves. Derek Callen and JP Stewart paced the Eagles' offense with a double and single apiece. In addition to his pitching performance, Kowalski had a hit and two runs scored, while the Thunderwolves two hits were a triple by Cam Dabill and a double off the bat of Colby Hasley.
Police Athletic League
● Vinzell Watkins netted a game-high 28 points and Adam Wier chipped in 22 more, both for the Thunder, who defeated the Rockets, 87-78. Ramir Burton's 25 points was tops on the Rockets, while Quandray Grey added 16 in the loss.
● Jay Scarborough and Rob Harris led the Lakers with 26 and 19 points, respectively, in their 86-79 victory over the Grizzlies. Putter Brown led the Grizzlies with 20 points, while Jermaine Crumpton and Joe Lowery each tallied 18 in the loss.
Niagara X-Cel team Diamond Division
● Taylor Miller helped lead the team to third place at the Spring Graffiti Meet, its last meet of the season. She took first place in the all-around (29.875), with her highest score coming on the floor exercise (9.025).
● Madison Nash placed second on the floor with a score of 9.225, while Samantha Cirrito's 9.20 on the uneven bars was good for ninth place in the event. Ashley Boice, Olivia Janus and Victoria Hartwell each contributed good performances for the team, too.
● Angelina Presutti's floor routine scored a 9.5, which won first place in the event. Skyler Williams added a third-place finish on the floor (9.350) and took fifth in the all-around (35.950). Abby Kernahan finished sixth in the vault (9.175), while Ashley Carriero was eighth in the same event (9.1000). Faith Martell's 9.0 on the uneven bars was good for her best performance of the meet. Hailey Andrews' best showing was on the beam (8.90).
● Vanessa Shores placed second in the all-around (37.20), including a first-place finish on the floor (9.450) and taking second on the balance beam (9.10). Kristen Atkinson had scores of 9.450 and 9.0 on the bar and beam, respectively, en route to taking fifth in the all-around. Emily Fittante also performed well on the floor (9.150) and bars (9.150) to round out the top performances in the division.