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Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Genesee drops two to Herkimer

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, softball, sports

The Genesee Community College softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Herkimer College on Saturday afternoon, falling in game one 8-2 and 11-0 in game two (F/5).

The Generals scored a run in the first to take an early lead, but the Cougars tied it in the bottom of the inning after Karisa Schuster led off with a single and scored on an RBI single from Andrea Torres. Bailee Welker sacrificed the run into scoring position.

Dani Wilshire gave GCC the lead in the bottom of the second with a solo home run to make it 2-1.

Genesee combined for just three hits the rest of the way, however, and Herkimer scored twice in the fourth, three times in the fifth and added two in the sixth to win game one.

Shannon Baker gave up eight runs on 15 hits struck out three in the complete-game effort.

Georgie Miller went 2-3 at the plate, Schuster was 1-3 with a run scored and Torres went 1-3 with an RBI.

After GCC went down in order in the first inning of game two, the Generals sent nine players to the plate and scored five times in the bottom of the first to take the early lead.

Herkimer added six runs in the second and shut the Genesee offense down to win game two in five innings.

The Cougars managed just two hits in game two, a double by Wilshire and a single by Torres.

Genesee (14-9) will travel to Cayuga Community College on Sunday to resume a suspended game from Apr. 13, and play a doubleheader against the Spartans beginning at 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Genesee women's lacrosse falls to Onondaga in season finale

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, Women's lacrosse

(GCC goalkeeper Katya Oakes (#30 white) challenges an OCC attack on Saturday afternoon)


The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team dropped its season finale to Onondaga Community College on Saturday afternoon, 24-5.

The Lazers tallied the first 10 goals of the game before Kaleigh Murray scored her first of two on the afternoon at the 14:36 mark of the first half.

Mackenzie Wood also scored twice on the afternoon, netting one late in the first half and one at the 4:40 mark of the second. Kaci Asper added a goal as well, scoring with 14:25 to play in the second.

Taylor Miller led GCC with seven ground balls, Wood won 10 draw controls and collected six ground balls and Maddie McDonagh caused two turnovers.

Katya Oakes played all 60-minutes in net and made 14 saves.

Genesee finishes the season 2-6.

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Batavia's Jeff Redband named First Team All State by sportswriters

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Blue Devil Jeff Redband has been named to the All-State First Team by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

With 27 points per game, Redband had the second highest PPG average of all the Class A ranked players.

Redband recently signed a letter of intent to attend Daemen College in Buffalo on a basketball scholarship.

Notre Dame's Josh Johnson was named to the fourth team in Class D.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:36 pm

No. 4 Cougars advance to regional semis after win over Monroe

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, lacrosse, sports

The No. 4 nationally-ranked GCC men's lacrosse team is headed to the Region III Semifinals after a 22-2 win over Monroe Community College on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament, saw 14 different players record a point in the game.

Genesee led start to finish in a game that was never in doubt. The Cougars held a 10-1 lead at halftime and scored six goals in the first five minutes of the second half to keep the game out of reach.

Jacob Bomberry led the offense with five goals and two assists for seven points in the game. Cyrus Spruce scored four goals and added an assist, Mitchell Kinney had three goals and an assist, Jimmy Smith added a goal and three assists, Joshua Wester finished with two goals and an assist and Evan Jacob and Brody Jorgenson both scored two goals apiece.

Alex Henry led the defense with four takeaways and he also assisted on a goal. Reed Hnidy collected a team-high seven ground balls and had two takeaways and an assist.

Ray Tague went 8 for 9 on face-offs, Colton Reformat finished 7 for 9 and Mike Caternolo was 6 for 7.

Corey Luty made eight saves in net for Genesee, which advances to the semifinals and will face Dean College on Saturday at Onondaga CC. Face-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and the winner will receive an automatic bid into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament. 

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

Batavia's Jeff Redband makes first team in regional hoops honors

post by Howard B. Owens in high school sports, sports

Batavia's Jeff Redband (file photo from the 2014-15 basketball season) tops the field of Genesee County student-athletes to receive All Genesee Region honors for winter sports, as published today by the Democrat and Chronicle.

Redband was Monroe County Division IV Player of the Year, a Section V Class A2 All-Tournament Team player. He averaged 27 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots per game this season and led Batavia (18-3) to division title. He surpassed 1,000 varsity points, including a  51-point game (a school record) vs. Irondequoit. He made 40 percent of 3-pointers and 88 percent of free throws. Academically, he carries 94 average.

Later today, Redband will sign a letter of intent to attend Daemen College on a basketball scholarship.

Also honored:

  • Nick Egeling, Le Roy, Livingston County Division II, basketball
  • Ryan Cansdale, Pembroke, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Ryan Emery, Oakfield-Alabama, Genesee Region, basketball
  • John Hochmuth, Elba, basketball
  • Josh Johnson, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Caleb Nellis, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Hayden Ewell, Pavilion, Livingston County Division III, basketball
  • Tiara Filbert, Batavia, second team, basketball
  • Abbie Kelly, Byron-Bergen, second team, basketball
  • Lindsay Lovett, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Shea Norton, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Emma Francis, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Rebecca Krenzer, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Haley Brown, Elba, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Alex Reigle, Elba, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Kylie Schlagenhau, Oakfield-Alabama, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Sydney Breton, Alexander, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Aralyse Johnson, Pembroke, Genesee Region, basketball
  • Kayla Heimlich, Le Roy, Livingstone County Division II, basketball
  • Madison McCulley, Batavia, Monroe County, basketball
  • Kelsey Milligan, Pavilion, Livingston County Division III, basketball
  • Devon Koepp, Batavia, first team, indoor track
  • Ryan McQuillen, Le Roy, first team, indoor track
  • Nate Richardson, Alexander, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Tom Slenker, Alexander, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Kyle Zimmerman, Alexander, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Ben Vacanti, Alexander, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Brandon Brown, Alexander, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Jake Rada, Byron-Bergen/LeRoy, Genesee Region, swimming
  • John Lee, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, swimming 
  • Chris Lemley, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Dennis Bleier, Notre Dame, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Nate DiSalvo, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Ryan Dunlap, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Trent Stack, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Corde Smart, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Genesee Region, swimming
  • Michaela Austin, Byron-Bergen, Rochester Winter Track League, indoor track
  • Marissa Dispenza, Batavia, Rochester Winter Track League, indoor track
  • Kaylee Cassidy, Batavia, Rochester Winter Track League, indoor track
  • Joe Allegue, Batavia, Monroe County Division III, wrestling
  • Noah Dobbertin, Batavia, Monroe County Division III, wrestling
  • Reese Morrow, Batavia, Monroe County Division III, wrestling
  • Trevor Rittersback, Batavia, Monroe County Division III, wrestling
  • Tristan Aldinger, Alexander, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Matthew Gaiser, Alexander, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Dan Khomitch, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Hunter Taylor, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Chad Toal, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Adam Walter, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Alan White, Byron-Bergen, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • Nick Young, Alexander, Genesee Region, wrestling
  • John Lauricella, Le Roy, Livingston County, wrestling
  • Thatcher Mowry, Le Roy, Livingston County, wrestling
  • Ben Piazza, Le Roy, Livingston County, wrestling
  • Dane Heberlein, Alexander, Division II, Wrestler of the Year*
  • Nick Gaiser, Alexander, first team, wrestling
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

Notre Dame beats Lyndonville 4-3

post by Howard B. Owens in baseball, high school sports, Notre Dame, sports

Notre Dame came from behind to beat Lyndonville 4-3 at Dwyer Stadium on Thursday.

Top photo: CJ Souzzi is out at home trying to score the team's fifth run after Larry Infantino had crossed the plate a moment before on Peter Madafferi's double.

Here's Coach Mike Rapone's game summary:

Tyler Prospero pitched six strong, scoreless innings to pick up the win in relief of starter Casey Midwick who left with tightness in his pitching arm as ND rallied to win 4-3. Prospero's line was 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 6K and no walks. Lyndonville's had a 3-run first on a Brandon Schoolcraft RBI double and Eric Nease's 2-run triple. The Irish responded with two first inning runs on Mike Falitico's RBI groundout and Michael Muehlig's 2-out RBI single. They tied it in the fifth when Cal Tygart tripled to deep center and scored on another Mike Falitico RBI groundout. The winning run was scored by Larry Infantino, who walked, moved to second on CJ Suozzi's single and scored on Peter Madafferi's RBI double.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:58 am

Batavia boys and girls get track wins over Brockport

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia HS, sports, track and field

Batavia boys beat Brockport 79-62 Tuesday in a track meet at Van Detta Stadium. The girls won 84-45.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Genesee blanks Mohawk Valley; sets school record in win

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, lacrosse, sports

The No. 4 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team extended its shutout streak to two games in a row, blanking visiting Mohawk Valley Community College on Thursday afternoon, 32-0.

Brian Thielman earned a shutout win at Niagara County CC on Tuesday and made five saves in net on Thursday to extend the streak to eight consecutive quarters.

Jacob Bomberry scored seven goals and had three assists, Lukas Baildon added five goals and two assists and Colin Brillian had three goals.

Joshua Wester finished with six ground balls and three takeaways and also added a goal to lead the midfield.

Mike Caternolo was a perfect 11 for 11 on face-offs and Ray Tague went 9 for 13.

The 32 goals set a new school record for most goals in a single game.

Genesee (5-3) will return to action on Apr. 12 on the road at Jefferson Community College. The game will be played at General Brown Turf Field and face-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.



Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm

No. 4 Cougars fall to No. 1 Onondaga 16-8

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, lacrosse, sports

(GCC's Reed Hnidy (#12 white) challenges an OCC attack on Saturday afternoon)


The No. 4 Cougars lost a 16-8 decision to visiting No. 1 Onondaga Community College on Saturday afternoon, falling to 3-3 on the season.

OCC scored the first five goals of the game before Genesee responded. Brody Jorgenson and Reed Hnidy scored back-to-back goals to end the first quarter and cut the Lazers' lead down to three.

Jimmy Smith scored five minutes into the second quarter to get GCC to within two at 5-3, but OCC ended the half with two straight tallies and led 7-3 at the break.

The Lazers extended their lead to 10-3 early on in the second half before Cyrus Spruce scored his first of two goals in the game at the 12:12 mark of the third and John Jimerson followed with a goal at the 8:27 mark to cut the OCC lead down to five.

Onondaga held a 12-6 lead going into the fourth and outscored Genesee 4-2 in the final period to earn the win. Jacob Bomberry and Spruce tallied the two goals for GCC in the final quarter.

Bomberry led the offense with two goals and two assists and Mitchell Kinneyadded two assists.

Hnidy finished with a goal, seven ground balls and four takeaways. 

Brian Thielman made 15 saves in net.

Genesee will return to action on the road on Tuesday at Niagara County Community College. Face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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