Area Roundup: Grand Island JV takes 7-on-7 tourney

Photo courtesy Cross Training AthleticsThe Grand Island Vikings won Cross Training Athletics' Summer JV 7-on-7 Tournament on July 24 at Nichols High School.

High school football season hasn't quite hit, but that doesn't mean the locals aren't already competing in summer tournaments.

The Grand Island Vikings took Cross Training Athletics' Summer JV 7-on-7 Tournament, going a perfect 6-0 to win the Heart of a Champion Bowl back on July 24 at Nichols High School.

GI quarterback Justin Horvath led the tournament in passing touchdowns.

Niagara-Wheatfield also earned a bowl victory, bouncing back from a couple early losses to take the Finish Strong Bowl. The Falcons were led by Alex Fletcher, who led the competition with three interceptions.



BCANY Summer Hoops Fest

Niagara Falls native Amelia Strong (O'Hara) scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Buffalo team beat Nassau, 70-52, in the consolation round to close the annual summer tournament.

Buffalo went 3-1, its best record in the event since 2016.

PAL Summer League

• Courtney McClaney dropped 13 points in O'Hara JV's 54-29 win over Newfane, which got nine points from Rachel Chinco.

• Sophie Aver scored 16 points to lead Lew-Port over North Tonawanda, 50-27. Tessa Schuey also scored in double figures in the win with 10.

Paige Book led NT with 12 points.

• Riley Schepis put up 17 points and Ashley Schrader added 10 more to help Starpoint beat Niagara Falls, 39-29.

Chandlar Lamar and Dinah Harris each has nine points in the loss.


River Oaks GC

Allison Spara and Andy Fretthold are your 2019 club champions.

Spara went 73-78 for a 151 in last weekend's competition, while Fretthold posted a 1-under 143 with rounds of 68 and 75.

Flight winners were as follows: Ladies A — Gayle Piershalski, 179; Ladies B — Pat Pierce, 190; Ladies C — Cathie Guleno, 198; Mens AA — Tom Brady, 154; Mens A — Bob Stolfo, 155; Mens B — Joe Hoyt, 162; Mens C — Sean Muggli, 168; and Mens D — John Knipp, 174.


Emily Kase (North Tonawanda) took the girls 16-18 division Junior Tour Championship, shooting a 24-over 168 at Stafford CC. She was followed by Maddy Catalano (Lewiston), who carded a 171 to tie for second.

Ian Wagner (Medina) won the boys 16-18 division with a 9-over 153. Jaxon Hummel (North Tonawanda) tied for second, two strokes back.


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