So far this season, the girls modified lacrosse has been competing in some very close games. Last weekend, they played Iroquois and lost in the last minute of the game 7-6. Sydney Fuller played an outstanding game, one timing the ball in for two goals while also taking strong draws. Other goals that game were followed by Deanna Johnson, Lizzy Clark and Brooke Kazmierczak. Strong defense was played by Lizzy Clark and Cassie Adanti.
Wednesday, May 9
Springville 6, East Aurora 3
The Griffins swept the Blue Devils this season with a 6-3 win last Wednesday. Springville also beat East Aurora for the Griffins’ first win of the season on April 23.
In the latest contest, Springville tallied 5 hits included 2 each by Shaun Wright and Evan Elkins. Logging 1 RBI each in the game was Jarrett Wolf, Mike Sobota, Matt Evans, Cody Wells and Austin Lux.
After the Griffins jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning, the Blue Devils provided a scare in the fourth by tallying 3 runs. Springville improved its lead with 2 runs in the sixth. East Aurora committed 5 errors in the game and mustered 6 hits.
Friday, May 11
Springville 16, Cheektowaga 6
Within a span of four days, the Griffins scored a total of 30 runs against Cheektowaga, including a 16-6 victory on May 11. The win was the third in a row for Springville, which improved to 5-9.
Cheektowaga started ahead with a 5-0 lead in the second, but a 4-run second inning by Springville began a comeback that was highlighted by 9 runs in the fifth inning.
Dan Robertson had 4 runs in the game and Collin Rice, Shaun Wright and Austin Lux each had 2. Wright also tallied 3 hits and 4 RBI for the Griffins.
Monday, May 14
Springville 11, Pioneer 7
The Griffins scored 2 runs each in the first three innings to start the game off well and didn’t look back, defeating Pioneer for Springville’s fourth win in a row.
Dan Robertson had 5 hits in the game and Austin Lux had 4. Four players — Jarrett Wolf, Robertson, Shaun Wright and Lux — each tallied 2 RBI.
Wednesday, May 9
Springville 8, Eden 6
A 5-run second inning sparked the Griffins JV squad to an 8-6 win on May 9. The team survived a scare as Eden mounted a 3-run rally in the game’s final inning.
Nick Emmick had 2 hits and Keaton Wnuk tallied 2 RBI in the win. On the mound, Emmick tallied 4 strikeouts in 5 innings of work.
Thursday, May 10
Iroquois 13, Springville 6
Springville attempted to mount a comeback with 5 runs total across the third and fourth innings, but a 4-run sixth inning by Iroquois increased their lead on the way to the win.
Alex Elkins fanned four batters in a 2 1/3 innings pitched.
Friday, May 11 (doubleheader)
Springville 12, Tonawanda 0
Springville 6, Tonawanda 4
An 8-run second inning in the first game and 5 runs in the first two innings of the second game propelled the Griffins in the doubleheader.
In the 12-0 win, Travis Mansfield for Springville tallied 5 RBI and Nick Pfarner struck out 4 batters. Tonawanda was limited to only 1 hit in the first contest.
Payton Rowe won the 400 hurdles at the Pembroke Invitational and came in 2nd place in the 100 meter hurdles. Payton also was the lead leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay team that finished in 2nd place. Payton is a team leader and has won the 400 meter hurdles in every meet that she has run them in this season.
We finished the league season 2-2. We had two wins by a large amount and two losses that both came down to the last two events.
That puts us third in the division: East Aurora 4-0, Alden 3-1, SGI 2-2, Depew 1-3
Our main goal now is to run, jump, and throw as many personal best times or distances as possible and to have as many athletes qualify for sectionals as we can. We had a very good league season. If a few races went our way, we could have been division champions this year. We lose four seniors that have all been major contributors (Elle Russell, Mackenzie Engel, Lizzy Miranda, and Corrin Sacilowski), but we have a really strong group of girls coming back next year. (including all four members of our record breaking 4 x 100 team).
Wednesday, May 9 vs Depew SGI 51, Depew 85
110 hurdles- 1st, Jared Reese, 17.5
100- 1s,t Nick Abdo, 11.4
1600- 1st Brett Russell 5:14; 3rd Casey Waterman 5:46
Long jump- 2nd Masin Field 17’5.25”
400 – 1st Topher Elkins 53.3; Personal record Will Guilman 1:00
400 Hurdles – 1st Jared Reese, 1:05.5 personal record
800 – 1st Nick Abdo 2:04.6
200- 3rd Seth Dash 25.2 personal Record ; Personal record Charlie DiGangi 26.9
3200- 1st Brett Russell 11:16.3
4×400-1st 3:46, Topher Elkins, Nick Abdo, Jared Reese, Seth Dash
4×100- 1st 46.5, Topher Elkins, Nick Abdo, Jared Reese, Masin Field
Friday, May 11, Jamestown classic.
3000 steeplechase- Brett Russell 5th 10:40.73 a 40 second improvement
110 hurdles – Jared Reese 18.12 in his third race of his hurdle career
100- Masin Field 12.10, Nick Abdo 11.83 6th place
400- Nick Abdo 51.28 1st place, Topher Elkins 51.73 2nd place
200- Seth Dash 25.48, Topher Elkins 23.91 3rd place and personal Record
3000- Elle Russell 11:11.96 4th place and personal record
4×100- 5th place 46.79, Jared Reese, Topher Elkins, Nick Abdo, Masin Field
4×400- 1st 3:36.12 (less than 3 seconds from the school record!)- Seth Dash new personal Record split, Jared Reese new personal record , Nick Abdo, Topher Elkins
Shot put – Adam Moody 29’2.5”
Discus- Alex Fransico 99’, Zach Martin 75’
Long jump (advanced to finals)- Masin Field 19’3” personal Record
Triple jump (advanced to finals)- Masin Field 37’5”