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No foul play as a deer and wild finishes highlight Tuesday night’s Section V playoff action


Tuesday Sectionals: No. 5 And/Whi softball uses 7-run 5th inning, great pitching by Brewster to score D2 Quarters win; No. 2 Lyndonville smacks 4 homers in 13-6 win over No. 7 GV/Belfast  

When the Genesee Valley/Belfast softball team arrived at their neutral site in Oakfield to play Lyndonville, there was a deceased piebald deer in the nearby baseball dugout.

The deer was dragged out of the dugout and put by the road and the baseball game took place. (Photo above is from a GV/Belfast parent who showed up to find this scene).

The softball players watched this and carried on! Piebald deer are very common for some reason in Oakfield. The feature photo of the deer alive is from The Batavian of a piebald deer in Oakfield in 2019.

Here is the full report from all over the county in several sports:

By CHRIS BROOKS, managing editor,

LIMA — Between No. 5 Andover/Whitesville and No. 4 Lima Christian, 20 runs off 20 hits were garnered to propel the offensive attacks on Tuesday in their Class D2 Quarterfinal battle.

With a 4-4 tie waiting to be broken across the first four innings of play, the action down the stretch would begin to tighten up. At the same time, the offenses would then get hotter. For Andover/Whitesville, it was just what the doctor ordered.

In the top of the fifth, the No. 5 seeds came alive in the biggest of ways, scoring four big hits while using some key baserunning to help break open the game with a seven-run outburst against the Lady Saints. Although Lima Christian provided a response to cut their deficit back down to as small as four, Andover/Whitesville would hang on and clinch a spot in Thursday’s Class D2 Semifinal round with a 13-7 road win.

After the Lady Saints originally took a 1-0 lead through the opening frame, Andover/Whitesville (5-13) responded with some big baserunning in the field with a pair of runs from both Aislinn Hamilton and Gabby Terhune, who led off the frame with back-to-back singles. The visitors would add onto their lead in the fourth with two more runs off an RBI single from Emily Schweigart and a sacrifice fly by Gabbi Hall to the outfield, extending the advantage to three.

That deficit was quickly made up by the Lady Saints with three runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at four on each side. But only for a brief moment, as Andover/Whitesville’s offense broke the game wide open with a seven-run frame which saw a complete, full rotation of their batting order, with a two-run double airlifted by Hall leading the bats.

From that point on, Andover/Whitesville allowed Lima Christian to score just three more runs in the next two innings to keep their lead intact, further extending upon it in the top of the seventh with their last two runs to seal their trip to the Semifinal round.

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In all, 13 runs off 12 hits were collected by the Andover/Whitesville attack, with Aislinn Hamilton and Gabbi Hall each leading the way with three hits. Schweigart and Olivia Waters each had two hits to chip in, with Waters garnering a triple and double. On the mound, the win belonged to Makaila Brewster through a fantastic complete game effort, striking out six Lady Saints batters.

Up next for Andover/Whitesville is a date with top-seeded and back-to-back Class D2 champion Friendship/Scio on Thursday, as the two foes square off in Scio at 5 p.m. for a chance to advance into this weekend’s Finals at Fillmore.

Andover/Whitesville 020 270 2 – 13 12 2

Lima Christian 100 321 0 – 7 8 0

A/W – Makaila Brewster (WP) (CG, 6K) and Gabbi Hall.

LC – Alyssa Marsh (LP) (CG, 2K, 5BB) and Megan Sanders.

Class D1 Quarterfinals

No. 2 Lyndonville 14, No. 7 Genesee Valley/Belfast 6

OAKFIELD — The No. 2 Lyndonville Lady Tigers were on the ball all game long. Although No. 7 Genesee Valley/Belfast was able to trim down an early deficit to as little as a run during the fourth inning, the response following after would be greater than them all, as they went on to score nine straight runs to pull away from their grasp and towards a 13-6 win at Oakfield-Alabama on Tuesday in Class D1 Quarterfinal action.

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“They smacked the ball, and they kept pounding away up and down their lineup. We were within reach going into the fourth, but we couldn’t find a way to keep the runs coming in,” said GV/Belfast coach Mark Sullivan. “They adjusted to Hannah (Southwick-Powers) and started cranking the ball. Good teams will do that, and they will find a way to capitalize off your mistakes as well. They did everything right. Lyndonville is a number two seed for a reason.”

Lyndonville’s offense provided a dominant display of power at the plate against Genesee Valley/Belfast from start to finish, accounting for 13 runs off 17 total hits, four of them including home runs — three of them from Addison Dillenbeck, and one from Haley Shaffer. The Lady Tigers were able to account for an early 4-0 lead through the first three innings before the visitors in black and gray were able to find their way back in the top of the fourth.

From within the frame, Genesee Valley/Belfast saw Ashley Burrows help get them on the board with a big two-run double to the outfield before Raygen Haggstrom followed up with an RBI single to bring in Burrows a short time later, helping complete a three-run frame to close the gap behind Lyndonville to just a single run.

But in the bottom half, the No. 2 seeds provided an outing of all outings, scratching across five runs to begin a strand of nine unanswered against Genesee Valley/Belfast to pull away and out of reach for good, evading a late bases-loaded situation in the top of the seventh along the way, to clinch a spot in Thursday’s Semifinal round.

For Genesee Valley/Belfast, they scored six runs off nine hits, with Burrows leading the bats with two hits. On the mound, Southwick-Powers struck out four across her start through four innings.

The season has now reached its end for Genesee Valley/Belfast, as they put a wrap on their campaign with a record of 9-11 overall. The team will graduate four seniors in Burrows, Haggstrom, Anna Drozdowski and Brianna Morton.

“It was a fun year that we had,” Sullivan said. “I thought we were competitive all season long. Our division is tough, there’s no two ways about it. Give the girls credit, being down by this much going into the seventh, they never quit. They kept their heads in it and gave us another shot to win. Hopefully this experience will benefit the younger girls in the future ahead.”

Genesee Valley/Belfast 000 300 3 – 6 9

Lyndonville 103 504 X – 13 17

GVB – Hannah Southwick-Powers (LP) (4K), Ashley Burrows (5) (K) and Jenna Hill.

LYN – Haley Shaffer (WP) (CG, 7K, 2BB) and Brianna Smith.

No. 1 Keshequa 17, No. 8 Fillmore 1 (F-5)

NUNDA — Top-seeded Keshequa unleashed their fury from all angles at the Rymer Complex on Tuesday, as they made a Quarterfinal statement in Class D1 play against No. 8 Fillmore, rolling towards a 17-1 home win after five complete innings to end their season.

Stats and a complete box score were not made available to report upon publication.

The Lady Eagles see their season come to a close, as they finish a 2023 campaign with a record of 7-12. The team will graduate four seniors in Skylar Gaddy, Mercedes Wolcott, Annika Wiltsey and Emma Beardsley.


Class D Quarterfinals

No. 2 Fillmore 208, No. 7 Genesee Valley/Belfast 236

RUSHFORD — The hunt for Sectional gold on the golf course got underway for Allegany County’s two lone representatives in the Class D Playoffs, as Fillmore and Genesee Valley/Belfast clashed for the third and final time this season on Tuesday at Allegheny Hills in Rushford.

Like their previous two battles already this season, the two foes would keep it close once again to finish off this year’s series. At the end of the day, a phenomenal round shot by Anderson Wiltsey powered the No. 2 Eagles towards the Semifinal round next week, carding a 208-236 victory over No. 7 Genesee Valley/Belfast.

Wiltsey led all golfers on the links between each squad with the match’s medalist round, as he recorded a round of 45 to set the pace for the Eagles (11-0). Reid Cockle chipped in with a 52, while Jack Cool and Aiden Freeman scored rounds of 55 and 56, respectively to finish off the Fillmore scorecard.

For Genesee Valley/Belfast, Chris Weaver propelled to the top of the scorecard with a team-low round of 55. Justin Hill followed behind with his round of 57. Colden Caiazza chipped in with a 59, while Dakota Hemphill had a 65. The season for Genesee Valley/Belfast has reached its conclusion, as they finish with a record of 7-5-1.

As for the Eagles, their journey continues into the Class D Semifinal round, where they will face No. 3 Mount Morris at the Livingston Country Club in Geneseo next Tuesday night, beginning at 4 p.m.


Class B2 Quarterfinals

No. 2 LeRoy 5, No. 7 Wellsville 0

LEROY — The Lions of Wellsville met their match in the Quarterfinal round of Class B2 action on Tuesday, as they were met strongly with a dominant performance by No. 2 LeRoy, as the Oatkan Knights took victories in all five matches against the No. 7 seeds to send them home packing with a season-ending 5-0 sweep on their home court.

All five matches garnered by the Oatkan Knights were scored across straight sets, with Owen Williams (6-3, 6-1), Matthew Hockey (6-1, 6-3) and Aiden Soggs (6-0, 6-1) all taking the wins over Wellsville’s Hua Qui Zhang, Gavan Dickerson and Adam Iantorno respectively.

Down in doubles action, the first doubles team of Jack Currin and Benjamin Robinson delivered with a strong performance through a duel alongside Shane Davidson and Jayden Acker, ultimately swiping away the 6-3, 6-2 decision. Katelynn Everett and Jake Elmore recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win at second doubles over Joel Janssen and David Anderson to finish off the match win for the No. 2 seeds.

The season is over for the Lions, as they put a wrap on their 2023 campaign with a record of 6-10.


1. Owen Williams (ROY) def. Hua Qui Zhang (WLSV), 6-3, 6-1.

2. Matthew Hockey (ROY) def. Gavan Dickerson (WLSV), 6-1, 6-3.

3. Aiden Soggs (ROY) def. Adam Iantorno (WLSV), 6-0, 6-1.


1. Jack Currin/Benjamin Robinson (ROY) def. Shane Davidson/Jayden Acker (WLSV), 6-3, 6-2.

2. Katelynn Everett/Jake Elmore (ROY) def. Joel Janssen/David Anderson (WLSV), 6-3, 6-1.

Class B4 Quarterfinals

No. 1 Fillmore 4, No. 9 Alfred-Almond 1

HOUGHTON — One match after another all year long, the Eagles of Fillmore have taken complete and full control of their destiny in dominant fashion, finishing their regular season undefeated. Now, their next ultimate goal lays ahead — a return to Section V glory.

It began on Tuesday on the confines of Houghton University, where they would receive another challenge from another soar of Eagles — No. 9 Alfred-Almond. Through it all, Fillmore would work their way through one of Eben Schilke and Isaiah Sisson’s best performances of their season, as they fueled their singles match wins to pair with a sweep of the doubles department to take the 4-1 win to move into the Semifinal round.

“It only gets tougher. This was a great win against a solid opponent tonight,” said Fillmore coach Randy Crouch. “Eben really played his best match of the season, and Isaiah helped us continue that with his dominant play at second. We will need to be even better tomorrow if we want to keep advancing.”

Schilke and Sisson led the Fillmore (16-0) victories with their outstanding performances across the singles department, with Schilke taking full advantage with a strong 6-1, 6-2 win over Alfred-Almond’s Cameron Heinig. Sisson followed up with a more dominant performance of his own at second singles, scorching a trail towards triumph by a 6-1, 6-1 count over Maddox Dixon.

The Eagles would then transition the momentum into the doubles matches, where both teams came away victorious behind a complete sweep, as Jack Boon and Joe Derck dominated with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Liam Carsten and Noah Heffley at first doubles, while Ezra Knapp and Henry Decker muscled their way towards victory through a back-and-forth second set with Lucian Fioretto and Julian Petrillo by a 6-1, 6-4 decision.

The thrilling match of the night would belong to Alfred-Almond’s Patrick Power at third singles, as he battled back and forth with Marcus Wolfer through two different seven-point tiebreaks, navigating through neck-and-neck battle with a 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 decision to claim the team’s lone victory.

Top-seeded Fillmore now moves into the Class B4 Semifinal round, which will begin tonight right back at Houghton University in a 4 p.m. first serve against No. 5 Honeoye for a chance at Thursday’s Finals.


1. Eben Schilke (FIL) def. Cameron Heinig (A-A), 6-1, 6-2.

2. Isaiah Sisson (FIL) def. Maddox Dixon (A-A), 6-1, 6-1.

3. Patrick Power (A-A) def. Marcus Wolfer (FIL), 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.


1. Jack Boon/Joe Derck (FIL) def. Liam Carstens/Noah Heffley (A-A), 6-1, 6-1.

2. Ezra Knapp/Henry Decker (FIL) def. Lucian Fioretto/Julian Petrillo (A-A), 6-1, 6-4.

No. 3 Wheatland-Chili 5, No. 6 Houghton Academy 0

WHEATLAND — No. 3 Wheatland-Chili took complete control of the action on their home court Tuesday night, as they recorded a complete sweep of all three singles matches to pair with a strong first doubles match from Kyle Otto and Benjamin Allen and a second doubles forfeit to help them stroll towards a 5-0 shutout of No. 6 Houghton Academy to end their season.

At first singles, Houghton Academy’s Caleb Hilshire fought tooth and nail with Wheatland-Chili’s Ethan Hallock through a back-and-forth opening set, as he was ultimately downed in a 6-4, 6-2 decision. Sam Winkens and Christian Valentin both fell in straight sets in their respective matches at second and third singles.

The Panthers season comes to a close, as they wrap up with a record of 8-6 overall.


1. Ethan Hallock (W-C) def. Caleb Hilshire (HA), 6-4, 6-2.

2. Terry Bayly-Henshaw (W-C) def. Sam Winkens (HA), 6-2, 6-2.

3. Eli Orloff (W-C) def. Christian Valentin (HA), 6-0, 6-0.


1. Kyle Otto/Benjamin Allen (W-C) def. Yuelin Qi/James Adenuga (HA), 6-1, 6-1.

2. W-C by for.

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