Matt Scibilia was down 5-2 in the second set and fought off four match points to lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls, 3-2, in a first place Niagara Frontier League showdown. Scibilia perservered and beat Rob Ciushman in three sets, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

Also winning for GI (7-1 NFL) were Andy Nowotka at second singles and Joe Hasselbeck and Steve Doermer at second doubles.

Gobor Forgo stayed unbeaten at first singles for the Falls (7-2).

Ken West 4, Lockport 1

Andy Puccio, Adam Robson and John Fredericks each won thier singles matches as Kenmore West (5-1) beat Lockport.

David Krystaf and Matt DiTullio won at first doubles for the Lions’ (2-5) only point.

N-W 5, Lew-Port 0

Tom Sheehan, Justin Tompkins and Skip Kunecki won their singles matches as Niagara-Wheatfield beat Lewiston-Porter. The first doubles team of Scott Sobiegray and Sean Davidson stayed unbeaten on the season for the Falcons (6-2).

Lew-Port drops to 0-9 with the loss.

Newfane 3.5, Wilson 2

Paul Giazzon won his first singles match for the Panthers (4-2 N-O).

The Panthers swept the doubles competition with the winnings combos of Nate Phillips and Nick Dillabaugh, Dan Klock and Jason Morse along with Abe Sullivan and Matt Fischer.



Grand Island 3, Niagara Falls 2

Singles: Gabor Forgo (N) d. Steve Beatty 6-2, 6-1; Andy Nowotka (G) d. Jacob Neubauer 4-6, 7-5, 6-4; Matt Scibilia (G) d. Rob Cushman 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

Doubles: Matt Mack and Matt Andersion (N) d. Dave Nols and Piere Tanguay 6-4, 6-0; Joe Hasselbeck and Steve Doermer (G) d. Larry Geracitano and Bryan Zaczek 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5).



Ken West 4, Lockport 1

Singles: Andy Puccio (K) d. Tony Scrace 6-4, 6-2; Adam Robson (K) d. Andrew Smist 7-5, 6-3; John Fredericks (K) d. Steve Jerz 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: David Krystaf and Matt DiTullio (L) d. Charles Lubas and Josh Mador 6-4, 6-3; Dave Reeves and Kyle Shay (K) d. Evan See and Kevin Miller 6-3, 6-4.



Ken East 4, NT 1

Singles: Kevin Baran (KE) d. Aaron Romel 6-2, 6-1; Ed Papaj (KE) d. Zach Diapaul 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; Jon McCarthy (NT) d. Joe Crawford 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

Doubles: John Licata and Bryan Papaj (KE) d. Chris Shank and Matt Mangus 6-4, 6-2. Kevin Myers and Tom Repp (KE) . Max Annis and Paul Annis 6-4, 6-3.



N-W 5. Lew-Port 0

Singles: Tom Sheehan (N) d. Martin Krimmel 6-3, 6-0; Justin Tompkins (N) d. Tom Magikanan 6-1, 6-0; Skip Kunecki (N) d. Matt Petrosian 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles: Scott Sobiegray and Sean Davidson (N) d. Brad Richards and Trevor Moran 6-1, 6-1; Paul Siaria and Eric Herman (N) d. David Holfoth and Adam Butler 6-1, 6-0.



Starpoint 4, Cheektowaga 1

Singles: Dan Schasel (S) d. Adam Piscitello 6-1, 6-0; Josh Doores (S) d. Tyler Rudick 6-0, 6-0; Quentin Smith (S) d. Rian Magle 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles: A.J. Lee and Steve Prendergast (S) d. Matt Marzalski and Adam Palumbo 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, Brad Reger and Yaro Givoinno (C) d. Jon Rhoads and Steve Britton 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.



Newfane 3.5, Wilson 2

Singles: Paul Giazzon (N) d. Tim Carroll 7-6, 6-2. Nick Alvers (W) d. Andy Kauffmann 6-1, 7-6. Caleb Rohring (W) def. Braidy Barnes 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Doubles: Nate Phillips and Nick Dillabaugh (N) d. Kate Cornell and Shaun Kiely 6-1, 7-5. Dan Klock and Jason Morse (N) d. David Warsocki and Jordan Kam 6-0, 6-0. Abe Sullivan and Matt Fischer (N) d. Dan Reubens and Melanie Collins 6-0, 6-0.

Softball

Wilson 18, Newfane 0

Amber Kraft pitched and hit visiting Wilson past host Newfane in a Niagara-Orleans League game.

Kraft, a hard-throwing senior right-hander, fired a two-hitter and helped her own cause with three hits and five RBIs, including a grand slam home run as the Lakewomen remained undefeated at 7-0 in the N-O.

Niagara Falls 11, GI 2

Katie Syruws and Iana Peterson both went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Niagara Falls past Grand Island.

Eighth-grader Holly Conte picked up the win in the circle for the Wolverines (8-9, 5-2).

Krista Moran was one of three Grand Island (2-7, 1-6) batters to have a hit.

Kenmore West 6, NT 3

Jenna Rickan was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored as Kenmore West beat North Tonawanda.

Michelle Krier picked up the win, going the distance, allowing five hits and striking out 10.

N-W 15, Ken East 7

Andrea Cornelius allowed only three hits and struck out six over six innings as Niagara-Wheatfield topped Kenmore East.

She also homered in the fourth frame, when the Falcons (9-6, 5-2) blew the game open with nine runs.

Lockport 18, Lew-Port 0

Maria Mangine tossed a two-hitter for the winners.

The senior right-hander finished with 16 strikeouts and two walks for Lockport (8-7, 4-3).

The Lady Lancers dropped to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the NFL.

Niagara Catholic 12, Villa Maria 3

Laura Hare tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts as Niagara Catholic topped villa Maria in a Monsignor Martin Athletic Association game.

Laura’s younger sister, Jen Hare went 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored, plus four RBIs.

Also for the Patriots (5-3, 1-3), Erica Aceti was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, Nathalie Marin went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Will South 12, Starpoint 0

Michelle Fridey 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for the winners (15-1 overall, 10-0 ECIC III), who earned their 44th straight league victory.

BASEBALL

Will South 4, Starpoint 0

Frank Pieri improved to 5-0 as visiting Williamsville South separated from the second-place Spartans in the ECIC III race.

Pieri went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out 11. Starpoint’s pitcher Tim Szalkowski also gave up three hits in seven innings. Szalkowski also had two hits at the plate.

Starpoint fell to 7-3 in ECIC III play. South (12-2 overall, 9-0 ECIC III) can clinch the league title with a win Tuesday over visiting Tonawanda.

N-W 7, Ken East 1

Winning pitcher Kyle Smith tossed a complete-game, two-hitter for the winners.

Smith finished with 10 strikeouts and just one walk for the Falcons (11-3, 6-2 NFL).

Joe Kephart and Jeff Panza smacked two-run homers for N-W.

Lockport 10, Lew-Port 6

At Lew-Port, pitcher Cory Brownsten earned the win in 21⁄3 innings of relief for Lockport (10-5, 6-2 NFL).

Down 6-1 in their last at bat, the Lions scored nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to win it.

Sean Voss socked a three-run triple and Mike Witmer added a two-run double to spark the rally for Lockport. Jason Ritz added three hits.

For Lew-Port (4-6, 2-6 NFL), Rob Daggett had three hits with two RBIs. Jack LePage added two hits and an RBI.

Grand Island 6, Niagara Falls 5

Matt Lewis drove in Chris Rajczak in the bottom of seventh inning to win it.

Ryan Breier smacked a two-run homer in bottom fifth for the Vikings (8-3, 5-3 NFL).

Racjak also smacked a two-run single for GI.

Winning pitcher Matt Clock tossed seven innings with six strikeouts, scattering eight hits.

For the Wolverines (2-9, 0-9 NFL), Josh Drozek had three hits, including a three-run homer.

Junior Varsity

n Beau Payne went the distance pitching gave up four hits, five strikeouts, three earned runs Lockport beat Lew-Port 7-4. Jason Lembke also had three hits. Joshua Sorenson had a double for Lew-Port

n Ryan Calvello picked up the win, striking out four and walking three as Niagara Falls beat Grand Island 5-3.

n Niagara-Wheatfield and Kenmore East split a doubleheader. Ken East beat N-W 3-2 in the opener, but the Falcons rebounded for a 6-3 win in the nightcap. Ben Collins had a triple and double for N-W, while Cory Martin had a triple and double for Ken East.

Newfane 13, Wilson 2

Brian Bowman pitched a six-hitter with seven strikeouts and also had three hits and six RBI to lead visiting Newfane.

Sean Flagler, Ray Clogston and Steve Kirsch also each had two hits for Newfane (5-2 N-O).

The loss drops Wilson to 2-5.

GIRLS LACROSSE

N-Wheatfield 18, W. Seneca W 7

Corinne Abrams scored nine g.oals and Zan Weinholtz added eight goals and five assist as Niagara-Wheatfield beat West Seneca West in a Section VI Division II contest.

Amber Cliffe also scored and Mia McKie had 11 ground balls for the Falcons (4-5).

No information was provided for West Seneca West (2-7).

Mount St. Mary 6, Grand Island 3

Sara Slovick had three goals as Mount St. Mary doubled up Grand island in a non-league game. Emily Connors had two goals for GI.

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