Akron lax starts with win

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Coach Gary Sun­down calls it a “re­build­ing year” for his Tigers boys lacrosse team. That may be, but Akron’s goal this sea­son is a “sock trick” - a sixth straight Sec­tion VI Class D cham­pi­onship.

A lacrosse “sock trick” is six goals in a game by an in­di­vid­ual player.

Akron opened its 2019 sea­son Wed­nes­day with a 27-4 tri­umph over vis­it­ing

“It was a great home opener. We had a huge crowd,” Sun­down said.

Se­nior Mil­lard Young and sopho­more Ai­dan Smith had two goals and three as­sists each for the Tigers. Sev­enth grader Bra­ley Abrams had four goals and an as­sist, sopho­more Ryan Yaeger scored four goals, while se­niors Carter Jensen and Dono­van New­phew each scored three times.

Ju­nior Liam Re­gan is Akron’s new start­ing goalie. The Tigers de­feated

in the cham­pi­onship game of the sec­tional play­offs last spring. then lost, 12-11, to even­tual state run­ner-up Penn Yan of Sec­tion V.

Gone from that team are All-WNY first team se­lec­tions Owen Hill and Nel­son Lo­gan. Hill was the 10th an­nual Bor­relli Award re­cip­i­ent in 2018. On Fri­day, the Tigers will play at

which went 0-8 in sec­tional Class D play last sea­son.

In an­other Class D league game on Wed­nes­day, Sala­manca tri­umphed over Me­d­ina, 16-8.

Sopho­more Drew Ken­ney scored four goals, se­nior Brock Roldan had three tal­lies and each had an as­sist for

in a 14-2 Class C league boys lacrosse vic­tory over vis­it­ing

on Wed­nes­day. The Blue Dev­ils are 2-0 for the sea­son. The los­ing Vik­ings are 0-2, 0-1 in Class C.

won its Class C opener, 21-2, over which was win­less last sea­son.

Class C Amherst went to Wil­son and tri­umphed 18-4 over the Class D Lake­men at Wil­liam Lear­dini Sta­dium Field.

Mount tops town ri­val

Softball and base­ball are un­der­way, and won its softball opener over crosstown ri­val

8-1, in a non­league game. Sam Hare went 4 for 4 with a dou­ble and a triple and Kait­lyn Za­jac had a pair of hits in­clud­ing a dou­ble and two RBIs.

Liz Lis and Me­gan Giese had three hits each and Syd­ney Bielicki had a dou­ble and a triple for

in a 17-3 win over of Lan­caster in the Quak­ers’ softball opener.

Emma Rupp drove in three runs with a triple and pitched four in­nings for the vic­tory as

tri­umphed over neigh­bor and ri­val 18-3, in a CCAA East II opener. Izzy De­li­man had four RBIs for the win­ners.

How­ever, El­li­cottville re­versed the out­come in base­ball with a 12-6 vic­tory over C/LV be­hind the pitch­ing of Lu­cas Marsh. Steven Roland drove in two runs for the Ea­gles with a dou­ble and a triple.

pro­duced 23 hits in­clud­ing home runs by Joe Cec­chini and Brian Fry in a 31-4 rout of

Day signs with Bing­ham­ton

Iro­quois wrestler Cory Day, the State Pub­lic Schools Divi­sion II cham­pion at 160 pounds, has signed a na­tional let­ter of in­tent to com­pete for Bing­ham­ton Uni­ver­sity. Day, who had a 44-3 record last sea­son, won his state ti­tle with an 8-3 de­ci­sion over Ja­cob Null of Dol­geville in the cham­pi­onships in Al­bany.

Bing­ham­ton sent four wrestlers to the 2019 NCAA Cham­pi­onships in Pitts­burgh, its most since 2013.

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