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Friendship/Scio 18, Letchworth 1

GAINESVILLE — Nearly 24 hours removed from a season-opening perfect game twirled against Genesee Valley/Belfast, Nevaeh Ross nearly repeated history for Friendship/Scio in their quick turnaround over the road on Wednesday, as she assembled another powerful and dominant performance within the circle at Letchworth, twirling a dynamic one-hitter behind 17 strikeouts while the offense came to life in their 18-1 victory.

“Nevaeh had another nice outing for us tonight. She really shined at the plate as well,” said Friendship/Scio coach Deb Warner. “She got us started in the first inning with a shot over the left field fence and added a couple of doubles along the way. She almost had that perfect game again, but credit to Letchworth, they continued to battle and made us work on defense in the last inning.”

Ross scored an outstanding start to her game to energize Friendship/Scio (3-2) on all fronts, beginning in the top of the first inning with the destruction of the ball to deep left field for a lead-off solo home run to break the ice against Letchworth.

Following her breaking of the ice at the plate, the senior phenom would then settle in from inside the circle and shell out three straight 1-2-3 innings consisting of nine strikeouts to keep the hosts off the board.

With the momentum leaning directly in their favor, it would remain in that direction while the Friendship/Scio offense continued to hold their foot down on the gas with their bats, scoring seven more runs across the next two innings of play to further cushion their lead.

Entering the seventh inning, the possibility of a second perfect game remained within reach for Ross. But with two outs, Letchworth would spoil the bid with a single into the outfield.

It would serve as their lone hit of the game, as they navigated their way home a short time later off an error to eliminate the shutout. Despite it, Ross would put a wrap on a dominant one-hit victory in the circle while posting three of the team’s nine hits at the plate, going 3-for-5 with her lead-off homer, two doubles and five runs scored.

Morghyn Ross added in a 2-for-3 outing with five RBI and two more runs scored.

If weather permits coming up on Friday, Friendship/Scio will get set to host their home opener with a 5 p.m. first pitch against Avoca-Prattsburgh in Friendship.

Friendship/Scio 104 304 6 – 18 9 2

Letchworth 000 000 1 – 1 1 3

F/S – Nevaeh Ross (WP) (CG, 17K) and Morghyn Ross.

LET – Abby DeRock (LP) (CG, 13K, 9BB) and Grace Mitchell.


Genesee Valley/Belfast 197, Wellsville 205

WELLSVILLE — With overcast skies surrounding the Wellsville Country Club, along with a slight and spotty rain shower, Genesee Valley/Belfast and the host Lions of Wellsville engaged in close quarters battle from start to finish on Wednesday.

But when it was all said and done, Grant Preston’s medalist round for the visitors gave them just enough of a boost forward to record the 197-205 edge for their first win on the links this Spring.

Preston paced the Genesee Valley/Belfast (1-0) scorecard with the match’s best round, as he carded the lowest round of 41. Adding further assistance along the way was Will Guilford, who provided a round of 47. Chris Weaver chipped in with his fired round of 50, while Dakota Hemphill rounded off with a 59.

Wellsville (0-1) was powered by a strong team-low round of 45 fired by senior Ethan Bailey. Jackson Shoughrue followed behind with his round of 52, while Noah Brogan and Fletcher Kaye finished the scoring with their rounds of 53 and 55, respectively.

The Lions are back in action Friday night, if weather permits, with a visit to Indian Hills State Golf Course in Painted Post to take on Waverly and Addison at 4:30 p.m.

Next on the docket for Genesee Valley/Belfast is a 4 p.m. visit to Ischua Valley in Franklinville to take on the host Bobcats of Hinsdale, next Wednesday evening.

Cuba-Rushford 233, Bolivar-Richburg 253

BOLIVAR — Sebastian Saulter and Kaden Bell ensured a strong start for Cuba-Rushford’s campaign on the links Wednesday night, as they paved the way for win number one on the season against host Bolivar-Richburg at the Bolivar Golf Club with a 233-253 victory.

Saulter and Bell led the Cuba-Rushford (1-0) golfers at the top of the scorecard, as they each clubbed the match’s medalist round of 52. Following behind was Ethan Fries with his round of 60, while Coen Kellogg had a 69.

The Wolverines (0-1) were paced by a team-leading round of 59 shot by David Abdo. Right behind him was Cayden Gaines and his round of 60. James Margeson followed by carding a round of 62, while Zach Mitchell finished the scoring with a 72.

Both teams are back on the links next Wednesday night in a pair of 4 p.m. tee times, with Cuba-Rushford heading back home to Allegheny Hills to host Fillmore, while Bolivar-Richburg hits the road for the first time to take on Wellsville.

Fillmore 183, Hinsdale 257

RUSHFORD — Although the conditions were less than ideal across a Wednesday night on the grounds of Allegheny Hills in Rushford, the Eagles of Fillmore still made their 2024 debut on the links a massive success, as they garnered medalist round honors from Reid Cockle to aid in their 183-257 victory over the visiting Bobcats of Hinsdale.

Cockle navigated his way to the top of Fillmore’s (1-0) scorecard at the end of the night behind a phenomenal medalist round, as he fired a match-low score of 44 to ignite the victory for the hosts. Sam Cool and Anderson Wiltsey were not far behind him, as both Eagles chipped in with a round of 46, while Layton Sanasith rounded off with his fired round of 47.

Hinsdale (0-1) was captained by a team-low round of 49 shot by Caden Miller. Jenna Sutton chipped in with a 68, while Brett Bergstrom and Chris Forney rounded off with rounds of 69 and 71, respectively.

Both teams will return to the links next Wednesday night in 4 p.m. starts, with Fillmore remaining put at Allegheny Hills to take on host Cuba-Rushford, while the Bobcats head home to Ischua Valley in Franklinville to welcome in Genesee Valley/Belfast.


Wellsville at Pioneer – No report.

TRACK (From Tuesday)

Wellsville opens 2024 campaign with three big wins over B-R, Fri/Scio, Fillmore

HOUGHTON — You could not ask for a better evening for a night on the track on Wednesday. Four teams — Wellsville, Bolivar-Richburg, Friendship/Scio and Fillmore all converged on the confines of Burke Field at Houghton University to strut their stuff for the first time in 2024.

For the Lions of Wellsville, it was a first meet filled with excellence across the board. Led by the performances of Xavier Scott and reigning New York State Champion thrower Kaylee Oswald from the field, both the boys and girls teams were able to collect and score three big wins to sweep the field of competition behind multiple first place finishes to open their new campaign outdoors with the biggest of bangs.

The boys team scored a grand total of 14 first place finishes to propel their ascension towards victory, as they recorded victories over the Wolverines (128-3), Friendship/Scio (121-9) and the host Eagles (112-20) behind multiple top finishes from Xavier Scott and David Clark on the track, as Scott took home gold with his winning times in the 100 dash, 110 hurdles and from the field in the long jump, while Clark provided wins of his own in both the 200 and 400 dashes.

To go with a complete sweep of all three relays — the 400, 1600 and 3200, the Lions also garnered a win from six different competitors in action, with Collin Perkins (1600 run), Ben Jordan (3200 run), Jack Davis (400 hurdles), Xander Outman (shot put), JJ Howard (high jump) and Lucius Griggs all posting triumphant performances.

As for the Lady Lions, they followed up with a phenomenal performance of their own behind 10 first place finishes in a complete sweep across the board against Bolivar-Richburg (128-3), Friendship/Scio (121-9) and Fillmore (112-20), with Kaylee Oswald and Pala Alsworth both leading the way with a pair of wins each.

Oswald swept both the shot put and discus events to kick off her junior campaign by picking up right where she left off from the New York State Championship meet last season from the throwing pit, while Alsworth collected her pair of victories in the 400 dash and the long jump, respectively. Like the boys squad, the Lady Lions also collected three straight victories in the relay department to go with three additional wins from Caelyn Stevens (100 dash), Kaylie Fuller (3000 run) and Brooklyn Dahlgren (high jump).

With a pair of wins in the wagon, both Fillmore boys and girls squads placed second overall after collecting wins over Friendship/Scio (67-36, 58-37) and Bolivar-Richburg (85-23, 63-45). The boys team saw a pair of first place finishes come into fruition from both Henry Sardina and Gage Hartman, as they respectively claimed victory in the 800 run and discus. On the girls side, Rachel Hatch scored a sweep of both hurdling events, the 100 and 400 hurdles to pair with an 800 run triumph from Ava Sylvester.

The Friendship/Scio boys claimed victory by a 58-34 count over Bolivar-Richburg to place third overall, while the Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg placed third with a narrow 55-51 win over Friendship/Scio behind their pair of first place finishes by Carmen Crowley in the triple jump and Raegan Giardini in the 1500 run. As for their opposition, Cassidy Scholla claimed victory in the 200 dash for Friendship/Scio to score the team’s lone win.

Wellsville is back home tonight to host their home opener, if weather permits, as they welcome Alfred-Almond, Bolivar-Richburg and Portville to the Lion’s Den at 5 p.m.

Boys Scores: Wellsville 112, Fillmore 20; Wellsville 121, Friendship/Scio 9; Wellsville 128, Bolivar-Richburg 3; Fillmore 67, Friendship/Scio 36; Fillmore 85, Bolivar-Richburg 23; Friendship/Scio 58, Bolivar-Richburg 34.


100 – 1. Xavier Scott (WLSV) 11.9, 2. Evan Billings (WLSV), 3. David Clark (WLSV).

200 – 1. David Clark (WLSV) 25.6, 2. Xander Outman (WLSV), 3. Connor Blouvet (F/S).

400 – 1. David Clark (WLSV) 59.9, 2. Evan Billings (WLSV), 3. Connor Blouvet (F/S).

800 – 1. Henry Sardina (FIL) 2:08.1, 2. Noah Joslyn (WLSV), 3. Collin Perkins (WLSV).

1600 – 1. Collin Perkins (WLSV) 5:10.1, 2. Eli Strickland (FIL), 3. Mix (F/S).

3200 – 1. Ben Jordan (WLSV) 11:45.4, 2. Kamron Dodge (WLSV), 3. Sean Driscoll (WLSV).

110H – 1. Xavier Scott (WLSV) 16.1, 2. Jack Davis (WLSV), 3. Aidan Jadwin (WLSV).

400H – 1. Jack Davis (WLSV) 1:06.2, 2. Aidan Jadwin (WLSV), 3. Calyn Todd (B-R).

400R – 1. Wellsville (Billings, Howard, Outman, Scott) 46.6.

1600R – 1. Wellsville (Davis, Joslyn, Griggs, Perkins) 4:03.4, 2. Fillmore.

3200R – 1. Wellsville (Joslyn, Driscoll, Perkins, Jordan) 9:31.9, 2. Fillmore.

Shot – 1. Xander Outman (WLSV) 39-0.25, 2. Gage Hartman (FIL), 3. Gabe Black (WLSV).

Discus – 1. Gage Hartman (FIL) 94-0.25, 2. Noah Black (WLSV), 3. Caleb Green (FIL).

High Jump – 1. JJ Howard (WLSV) 6-0, 2. Jace Densmore (WLSV), 3. Lucius Griggs (WLSV).

Long Jump – 1. Xavier Scott (WLSV) 18-8.5, 2. JJ Howard (WLSV), 3. Jace Densmore (WLSV).

Tri Jump – 1. Lucius Griggs (WLSV) 36-9, 2. Jace Densmore (WLSV), 3. Jayce Ashton (FIL).

Girls Scores: Wellsville 99, Fillmore 32; Wellsville 107, Bolivar-Richburg 24; Wellsville 117, Friendship/Scio 14; Fillmore 58, Friendship/Scio 37; Fillmore 63, Bolivar-Richburg 45; Bolivar-Richburg 55, Friendship/Scio 51.

100 – 1. Caelyn Stevens (WLSV) 13.4, 2. Cassidy Scholla (F/S), 3. Harmony Brantley (WLSV).

200 – 1. Cassidy Scholla (F/S) 29.3, 2. Rachel Hatch (FIL), 3. Caelyn Stevens (WLSV).

400 – 1. Pala Alsworth (WLSV) 1:12.2, 2. Cassidy Scholla (F/S), 3. Lexi Crossley (F/S).

800 – 1. Ava Sylvester (FIL) 2:53.6, 2. Morgan Mattison (WLSV), 3. Raegan Giardini (B-R).

1500 – 1. Raegan Giardini (B-R) 6:30.9, 2. Ava Sylvester (FIL), 3. Kaylie Fuller (WLSV).

3000 – 1. Kaylie Fuller (WLSV) 15:11.5, 2. Sam Bidzerkowny (WLSV).

100H – 1. Rachel Hatch (FIL) 17.6, 2. Maddie Muurisepp (WLSV), 3. J. Nickerson (F/S).

400H – 1. Rachel Hatch (FIL) 1:17.0, 2. Talia O’Connor (WLSV), 3. Kori Thomas (B-R).

400R – 1. Wellsville (Stevens, Dahlgren, Brantley, Muurisepp) 56.6, 2. Fillmore, 3. Bolivar-Richburg.

1600R – 1. Wellsville (Brantley, Dunbar, O’Connor, M. Mattison) 5:01.0.

3200R – 1. Wellsville (Fuller, Dunbar, Ader, M. Mattison) 12:23.0, 2. Bolivar-Richburg.

Shot – 1. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV) 37-10, 2. Joscelyn Howard (WLSV), 3. Grace Kinnicutt (WLSV).

Discus – 1. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV) 104-8, 2. Makenna Cooke (WLSV), 3. Sarah Mattison (WLSV).

High Jump – 1. Brooklyn Dahlgren (WLSV), 3. Caelyn Stevens (WLSV), 3. Cassidy Scholla (F/S).

Long Jump – 1. Pala Alsworth (WLSV) 12-5.5, 2. Alexa Hennessy (WLSV), 3. Carmen Crowley (B-R).

Tri Jump – 1. Carmen Crowley (B-R) 30-5, 2. Brena Walp (B-R), 3. Grace Russell (FIL).

GV/Belfast brings out brooms for season-opening sweep of C-R, Houghton

BELMONT — Paced by two outstanding performances from Thayne Cobb and Sophie Zillgitt, the two Genesee Valley/Belfast tracksters combined to record seven victories to aid in bringing out the brooms for a complete sweep of action on their home turf Tuesday night in Belmont, as they edged their way past visiting Cuba-Rushford and Houghton Academy to start their 2024 campaign.

Cobb captained the Genesee Valley/Belfast boys team with three big wins across each spectrum of the meet, as he helped aid a close 60-55 win over the Rebels to go with a 107-1 win over the Panthers behind his first place finishes in the 100 and 200 dashes, as well as the winning distance from the sand bunker in the triple jump. Following up behind him was Noah Miller and his sweep of both distance events on the track, scoring the winning times in the 1600 and 3200 runs.

In addition to their 1600 and 3200 relay wins, Genesee Valley/Belfast scored two more wins from Lannden Tilton (400 dash) and Callahan Tallman (high jump) to finish off a nine-win Spring debut outdoors. As for the ladies, Zillgitt led the way with four wins of her own — two from each side of the meet, collecting them all in the 800 run, 100 hurdles, high jump and long jump to power the team’s 65-45 win over the Lady Rebels and 84-12 win over the Lady Panthers.

Furthering the team’s cause were Bayleigh Tallman, Samayah Lussier and Allyson Hazelton, as they each scored winning times on the track in the 400 dash, 1500 run and 400 hurdles, respectively to pair with a 1600 relay victory they each ran a victorious leg in.

Cuba-Rushford placed second overall in the meet, with the boys team claiming a 46-3 win over Houghton Academy and the girls squad following up with a 50-11 triumph of their own. For the boys team, Tristan Clayson and Ethan Coleman each propelled to victory in two events, with Clayson sweeping both the shot put and discus events from the field, while Coleman proclaimed victory in the long jump and pole vault.

To pair with their winning 400 relay victory, Joe Wojciechowski had the final individual win for the Rebels, speeding towards victory with the win in the 800 run.

Aiding the Lady Rebels were two strong performances from both Cloey Larabee and Alleyah Gross, as the two performers each recorded two victories, with Larabee racing to victory in the 100 and 200 dashes, while Gross performed the complete sweep of both the shot put and discus throwing events.

Along with a winning 400 relay, Karleigh Truax (triple jump) and Lily Tompkins (pole vault) cashed in on Cuba-Rushford’s final two individual wins of the meet. The Rebels will head home to open up the home slate of their schedule with a 5 p.m. meet against Bolivar-Richburg on Tuesday.

If weather permits, Genesee Valley/Belfast will head back home to host Salamanca tonight, beginning at 5 p.m.

Boys Scores: GV/Belfast 60, Cuba-Rushford 55; GV/Belfast 107, Houghton Academy 1; Cuba-Rushford 46, Houghton Academy 3.


100 – 1. Thayne Cobb (GVB) 11.5, 2. Brock Stadler (C-R), 3. Anderson Siegel (C-R).

200 – 1. Thayne Cobb (GVB) 23.6, 2. Anderson Siegel (C-R), 3. Brock Stadler (C-R).

400 – 1. Lannden Tilton (GVB) 57.5, 2. Sawyer Rouse (C-R), 3. Kevin Smith (C-R).

800 – 1. Joe Wojciechowski (C-R) 2:22.1, 2. Wyatt Weaver (GVB), 3. Dorian Barnes (GVB).

1600 – 1. Noah Miller (GVB) 5:19.7, 2. Alex Linn (C-R), 3. Logan Rice (GVB).

3200 – 1. Noah Miller (GVB) 11:55.5.

400R – 1. Cuba-Rushford (Siegel, Baron, Coleman, Sadler) 45.6, 2. Genesee Valley/Belfast.

1600R – 1. Genesee Valley/Belfast (Rinker, Tilton, Holmes, Gambino) 3:55.8, 2. Cuba-Rushford.

3200R – 1. Genesee Valley/Belfast (Gambino, Rice, Tilton, Barnes) 10:58.7.

Shot – 1. Tristan Clayson (C-R) 32-11.5, 2. Bryce Davis (GVB), 3. Wyatt Green (GVB).

Discus – 1. Tristan Clayson (C-R) 111-4.5, 2. Josh Grover (C-R), 3. Garrett Clayson (C-R).

High Jump – 1. Callahan Tallman (GVB) 5-10, 2. Kenton Shultz (GVB), 3. Alex Johnson (C-R).

Long Jump – 1. Ethan Coleman (C-R) 18-5, 2. Callahan Tallman (GVB), 3. Brenton Ahrens (C-R).

Tri Jump – 1. Thayne Cobb (GVB) 40-1.75, 2. Brenton Ahrens (C-R), 3. Alex Baron (C-R).

Pole – 1. Ethan Coleman (C-R) 11-6.

Girls Scores: Genesee Valley/Belfast 65, Cuba-Rushford 45; Genesee Valley/Belfast 84, Houghton Academy 12; Cuba-Rushford 50, Houghton Academy 11.

100 – 1. Cloey Larabee (C-R) 13.6, 2. Brynn Lavery (C-R), 3. Bayleigh Tallman (GVB).

200 – 1. Cloey Larabee (C-R) 29.7, 2. Brynn Lavery (C-R), 3. Lily Coleman (C-R).

400 – 1. Bayleigh Tallman (GVB) 1:06.7, 2. Kallie Burdick (GVB).

800 – 1. Sophie Zillgitt (GVB) 2:43.9.

1500 – 1. Samayah Lussier (GVB) 7:30.0.

100H – 1. Sophie Zillgitt (GVB) 18.7.

400H – 1. Allyson Hazelton (GVB) 1:26.0, 2. Cayleigh Shipman (GVB).

400R – 1. Cuba-Rushford (Larabee, Truax, Tompkins, Lavery) 56.3.

1600R – 1. Genesee Valley/Belfast (Hazelton, Lussier, Brown, Tallman) 5:53.3.

Shot – 1. Alleyah Gross (C-R) 23-9.5, 2. A. Vierra (HA), 3. Morgan Bentley (GVB).

Discus – 1. Alleyah Gross (C-R) 63-10, 2. Morgan Bentley (GVB), 3. A. Vierra (HA).

High Jump – 1. Sophie Zillgitt (GVB) 4-4, 2. Allyson Hazelton (GVB).

Long Jump – 1. Sophie Zillgitt (GVB) 13-0.25, 2. Bayleigh Tallman (GVB), 3. Karleigh Truax (C-R).

Tri Jump – 1. Karleigh Truax (C-R) 28-1, 2. Morgan Bentley (GVB).

Pole – 1. Lily Tompkins (C-R) 7-0.

Cuba-Rushford 6, Franklinville 3

CUBA — For the first time since the end of March, the Rebels of Cuba-Rushford made their magnificent return to the diamond for their home opener against Franklinville on a gorgeous Tuesday night for baseball.

In what was a tight battle through the evening’s early-going, timely hitting arises as one of the more crucial elements to the game. For the Rebels, that was sparked by the bat on Braeden Wight, who had all three of his gigantic RBI in back-to-back frames to break what was a third inning deadlock and morph it into a 6-1 lead that they ultimately never lost again, going towards what was a 6-3 victory.

“I was happy to get a win on the home field coming off a long break. I thought it was a pretty clean game all throughout by both teams,” said Rebels coach Pat Wight. “We did a good job of throwing strikes tonight and making plays defensively behind our pitchers. Franklinville is a very solid team with some solid arms on the mound. We got some guys on and had some timely hitting, and that ended up being the game.”

Following a third inning icebreaker provided by the visiting Panthers, Cuba-Rushford (1-1) came together for a massive response of their own. Wight was the main catalyst behind the offense’s success beginning in the bottom of the third, when he collected a big two-out RBI single to tie the game in the third inning before following it up with two more RBI in the third off another single into the outfield.

The latter of the two hits helped jumpstart what was a five-run stanza for the Rebels, as they leap-frogged out to the front of the pack and remained there for good, despite two late runs from the Panthers in the seventh inning, in a late attempt to apply pressure on the hosts.

On the mound for the Rebels was Eli Sleggs, who went the first six innings to strike out seven and walk two. At the plate behind Wight, Adam Roe chipped in with a double and two runs scored, while Kadin Pierce scored one more run.

Coming up on Thursday, the Rebels are back on their home field to welcome in the Fillmore Eagles for a 5 p.m. visit, if weather permits.

Franklinville 001 000 2 – 3 4 0

Cuba-Rushford 001 500 X – 6 4 3

FRA – Bretton Blecha (2K), Matt Spittler (2) (3K), Brady Tatlow (3) (3K), Gannon Callahan (LP, 4) (2BB), Collin Mooney (5) (2BB), Tyrnan Farrington (6) (K, BB), Trevin Laine (7) (3K) and Beau Bielecki.

C-R – Eli Sleggs (WP) (7K, 2BB), Finn Ricketts (7) (K, BB) and Dean Frank.

Fillmore 15, Andover/Whitesville 0 (F-5)

FILLMORE — Isaac Wilcox had a humongous day for the Eagles of Fillmore on Tuesday.

In their first game back on the diamond in nearly two weeks, the freshman struck gold at the plate and powered up the bats by garnering a pair of hits that saw him drive in five big runs in the process. In return on the field, he countered with a strong final inning of relief to help finish off what was a 15-0 five-inning win over visiting Andover/Whitesville to garner their first win of the season.

Fillmore (1-1) witnessed just six hits take shape for their offense, taking advantage of the opportunity in front of them along the way, as well as some key baserunning to work their way around and to home for the score. After an early 1-0 lead through the opening frame, the Eagles broke loose and delivered a big second inning punch — the first of two six-inning frames to bring the hammer down at the plate.

With a 9-0 lead after the first three innings, the Eagles soared towards victory with six more runs in the bottom half of the fourth, where Isaac Wilcox freed up all three bags behind the Andover/Whitesville (0-1) defense to pull through off his humongous bases-clearing triple to the outfield, giving them all the room they wanted to have to work towards the victory after five innings of play.

Following Wilcox on offense for the Eagles was Jude Beardsley and James Hillman, each scoring a pair of RBI, while Damon Potter drove in three more himself. On the mound, the win belonged to Brayden Hennard across four innings of work, striking out seven and walking five to help keep Andover/Whitesville at a standstill.

As for the visitors, Andover/Whitesville posted three hits — one each collected by Colton Calladine, Jake Mattison and Gage Putnam. On the mound, Derek Perkins went the first two innings by striking out three and walking five. They will return to action back home in Whitesville for an 11 a.m. first pitch against Friendship/Scio on Saturday, if weather permits.

Fillmore will hit the road themselves coming up on Thursday, as they prepare for a 5 p.m. visit to Cuba-Rushford, if weather permits.

Andover/Whitesville 000 00 – 0 3 3

Fillmore 162 6X – 15 6 1

A/W – Derek Perkins (LP) (3K, 5BB), Skyler Orpet (3) (K, 6BB) and Colton Calladine.

FIL – Brayden Hennard (WP) (7K, 5BB), Isaac Wilcox (5) (K, 2BB) and Nolan Krzeminski.

Genesee Valley/Belfast 21, Friendship/Scio 1 (F-5)

BELMONT — Four straight wins to open up the Dennie Miles Era with Genesee Valley/Belfast was exactly what the doctor ordered for Tuesday night in the Jungle, as the hosts in black exploded out of the gate quick and never looked back on a 21-1 five-inning victory over visiting Friendship/Scio to keep a red hot start ablaze.

The dynamic duo of Ben Cater and Fisher Herdman came through once again on the mound for Genesee Valley/Belfast (4-0), as the two hurlers combined to hold Friendship/Scio to just one hit across all five innings, with Cater scoring the victory behind 10 big strikeouts and three walks. Herdman followed with two strikeouts and two walks of his own to finish closing the door shut in relief.

At the plate, Ian McKenzie went 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs scored. Nolan Hunter added in a triple of his own.

For Friendship/Scio (0-2), their lone hit was gathered by Mike Wade before he came across and scored the team’s lone run.

A complete box score was not made available to report upon publication.

Both teams are back on the field Thursday night in a pair of 5 p.m. contests, if weather cooperates, with Genesee Valley/Belfast hitting the road for a visit to Bolivar-Richburg, while Friendship/Scio prepares to host Hinsdale back home to Friendship.

Tuesday Roundup: F/S returns home from Myrtle Beach, Ross fires perfect game to collect 6-0 victory over GV/Belfast; Wellsville baseball cardiac again with go-ahead 6th inning to knock off Olean  

BELMONT — Back home from Myrtle Beach and on the field in Allegany County for the first time this season marched the Friendship/Scio softball squad, Tuesday night.

After experiencing three games of extremely high quality against some of the best competition around, the defending Class D State Finalists were looking to take it to the next level themselves.

Their first piece of opposition back home was a team they have had many close encounters with in recent seasons, and in years past — Genesee Valley/Belfast, where two of the three meetings against them last year were decided by three runs or less.

The only constant in all three of those games? — pitching phenom Nevaeh Ross.

The Friendship/Scio senior was simply lights out from start to finish in her first start inside the circle in the County, freezing Genesee Valley/Belfast’s bats completely by striking out 18 batters in the midst of what was a perfect game across the board. Alongside her sister Morghyn Ross at the top of the order on offense, the two siblings would combine for four of the team’s five hits to aid in generating a 6-0 victory on the road in Belmont.

“I’ll tip my hat to Nevaeh. She’s a one-of-a-kind player and she did not mess around today,” said GV/Belfast coach Mark Sullivan. “She threw strike after strike. Hannah (Southwick-Powers) did pretty well to counter her in the circle, giving up only five hits and having 14 strikeouts. We had some blunders on defense that ultimately made the difference, and in games like this, we cannot do that. We have to go back and try to fix that up.”

Friendship/Scio (2-2) broke the ice right out of the gate with the assistance of Avery Lamberson, who became the first baserunner to reach, working her way around to third base in scoring position. On the next at-bat, Morghyn Ross provided a one-out sacrifice to deep right field to bring her in for the early 1-0 lead.

With the advantage established within their possession, the rest would lay on the shoulders of Nevaeh Ross, who struck out eight of her first nine batters to keep Genesee Valley/Belfast (3-1) at bay.

With another run coming across in the top half of the third inning off a Morghyn Ross single down the right field line to plate her older sister, a pair of scoreless innings for both Nevaeh Ross and Hannah Southwick-Powers were exchanged along the way to maintain the two-run degree of separation.

Between the two hurlers across all seven innings of work, 32 combined strikeouts were garnered.

Friendship/Scio would go on to score their last four runs in the final three innings of play to push their advantage further away from Genesee Valley/Belfast’s grasp, scoring two in both the fifth and seventh innings to ensure the victory would remain intact in the end, as Ross closed the book on an 18-strikeout perfect game.

Countering Ross was Hannah Southwick-Powers, who went the distance for the hosts in a twirled five-hit bid, fanning 14 Friendship/Scio hitters and walking just four. Up next for Genesee Valley/Belfast is a 5 p.m. visit to Bolivar-Richburg, Thursday night if weather cooperates.

As for Friendship/Scio, they will look to ride the momentum wave up north to Letchworth tonight, if weather permits, as they prepare for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.

Friendship/Scio 101 020 2 – 6 5

Genesee Valley/Belfast 000 000 0 – 0 0

F/S – Nevaeh Ross (WP) (CG, 18K) and Morghyn Ross.

GVB – Hannah Southwick-Powers (LP) (CG, 14K, 4BB) and Jenna Hill.

Cuba-Rushford 14, Franklinville 11

CUBA — In a wild opener in Cuba on Tuesday, a grand total of 25 runs off 20 total hits at the plate were collected between both the Lady Panthers of Franklinville and the host Lady Rebels in a relentless back-and-forth exchange, all game long.

After a fiery start by the hosts in gray and blue that was cooled off by Franklinville in favor of a hot streak of their own that tied the game down the homestretch, a brand new ballgame developed.

The victory that awaited in the end, was there for the taking. Looking for a response to Franklinville’s incredible rally, the Lady Rebels would have to do it with their backs against the wall.

Following a two-out walk issued to Aubrey Williams, the hosts would bat around their lineup and garner four consecutive singles to power up a forceful three-run frame to break the deadlock with the Lady Panthers once and for all. In the seventh, the fort was held down by a strong final tenure of defense to preserve and lock down the 14-11 victory.

“It was a wild game to be a part of. It was a great night for a ball game, and I’m just happy we got this first game under our belts. We need to clean up some things defensively, but I was happy with how we hit and put the ball in play tonight.” said Lady Rebels coach Mary Keesler.

The Lady Rebels (1-0) were engulfed with flames to start the night off in front of their home crowd, as they went straight to work on a seven-run opening at-bat after leaving Franklinville scoreless. Through the first three innings, the hosts would formulate a 9-2 lead proceeding two runs for each team across the second before a scoreless third inning came to fruition.

In the middle frames, the offenses continued to catch fire with the game’s remaining 13 runs combined. With Franklinville beginning to inch closer to Cuba-Rushford off a five-run top of the fourth, they would keep the hot bats alive at the plate in the next frame of play with three more runs scratching across, tying the game at 10 on each side to complete the early rally.

After one more deadlock was scavenged through the next full inning of action, it was down to Cuba-Rushford in the bottom of the sixth to break it open even further themselves. With it, the Lady Rebels connected on four consecutive hits with Williams standing on base to jumpstart the gigantic game-changing frame to springboard ahead, ultimately for good.

Cuba-Rushford scored 14 runs off 11 total hits at the plate, with Sydney Howard assembling a performance that benefited both sides of the world on the field, fanning two and walking four in her three-inning start inside the circle, while going a perfect 3-for-3 with a triple, RBI and run scored to lead the bats.

Kate Radomski chipped in with two hits of her own and drove in three runs.

If weather permits, the Lady Rebels are back on the field Thursday night with another home game in store, this time against the Lady Eagles of Fillmore in a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Franklinville 020 531 0 – 11 9

Cuba-Rushford 720 113 X – 14 11

FRA – Kaelynn Graves-Decker (4K, 13BB), Aubrey Ensell (LP, 5) (K, BB) and Lilah Cudney.

C-R – Sydney Howard (2K, 4BB), Lizzie Kocsis (4) (3K, 4BB), Jordyn Radomski (WP, 6) (K, BB) and Arlah Shaffer.

Fillmore 11, Andover/Whitesville 6

FILLMORE — After visiting Andover/Whitesville witnessed their four-run cushion dissipate down the stretch, the host Lady Eagles of Fillmore saved their best inning for last on Tuesday.

With the visitors knocking on the doorstep of a potential heroic comeback in the making, Fillmore would put a stop to that in the bottom of the fifth inning. Leading 4-2, the Lady Eagles pushed their chips to the center of the table for a massive inning that saw them put their foot down on the gas pedal and never let off of it, scoring seven gigantic runs to pull away towards an 11-6 home victory.

“I thought both teams had some good plays on both offense and defense tonight for being off over a week,” Lady Eagles coach Jon Beardsley said. “Obviously, there was some rust there as well. I was pleased with our contact today, and moving runners when they were in scoring position.”

The Lady Eagles (2-1) wasted no time getting their feet established in the first three innings of play, as their offense went straight to work on assembling a big 4-0 lead to hold against Andover/Whitesville off a pair of runs scratched across the plate in the first and third innings of play.

Andover/Whitesville (0-1) would come right back though and keep the pressure on Fillmore for as long as they could in each of the next two innings. In between a scoreless bottom of the fourth they issued to the Lady Eagles, the visitors posted two big runs — one in each stanza to trim their deficit straight down the middle.

But despite it, the Lady Eagles were able to shake it off and deliver a punch right back at them in the bottom of the fifth, scoring seven humongous runs — three of them coming across on a three-run, inside-the-park home run to the deep outfield for Mattie McCumiskey.

The home run was one of two hits she would muster for the hosts, collecting a double to pair with it.

For Andover/Whitesville, they were not done by any means. Down 11-2 going into the seventh inning, they would climb back to within reach after formulating a four-run frame of their own, anchored by a two-run double off the bat of Reese Winters, one of two hits she would post in the contest.

Olivia Waters would also record a pair of hits, a double and a triple.

But in the end, the deficit was ultimately too much to overcome, as the Lady Eagles and their 11-run, nine-hit effort on offense allowed them to hang on for dear life and secure the victory.

The win in the circle would belong to Mylee Miller for the Lady Eagles, as she fanned six Andover/Whitesville batters in her tossed complete game. At the plate alongside Oakley Frazier, the two Lady Eagles would record a pair of hits, while Preslee Miller drove in a pair of runs.

Andover/Whitesville was led by Makaila Brewster in the mound, as she fanned four and walked four in her complete game inside the circle. The team will return to action on Saturday in Andover, as they prepare to host defending Class D State Finalist Friendship/Scio in a 11 a.m. first pitch.

Andover/Whitesville 000 110 4 – 6 7 3

Fillmore 202 070 X – 11 9 3

A/W – Makaila Brewster (LP) (CG, 4K, 4BB) and Reese Winters.

FIL – Mylee Miller (WP) (CG, 6K) and Oakley Frazier.


Fillmore 3, Wellsville 1

HOUGHTON — Propelled by a complete sweep of all three singles matches at the Kerr-Pegula Fieldhouse at Houghton University, Sectional superpower Fillmore was able to start their 2024 campaign on the court off on the right footstep Tuesday night, as they came together to issue a 4-1 victory over the visiting Lions of Wellsville.

“It was good to get our first match out of the way. Eben (Schilke) and Isaiah (Sisson) really got us off to a strong start, Ezra (Knapp) and Carson (Sanasith) looked really solid in doubles. I’m also proud of Mark (Wolfer) for digging deep and coming back in the third set to win his match.” said Eagles coach Randy Crouch.

Aiding in bringing out the brooms for the singles sweep across the board were Eben Schilke, Isaiah Sisson and Marcus Wolfer for the Eagles (1-0), with Schilke and Sisson delivering two rapid victories for the hosts in straight sets, with the former claiming a 6-2, 6-1 win over Wellsville’s Adam Iantorno at first singles, while the latter claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jeremiah Pensyl at second singles.

Wolfer would finish it off at third singles after a tough fight against Wheeler Dahlgren, overcoming a first-set tiebreak to edge his way towards glory with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 win.

The victory was officially capped off for Fillmore at first doubles, where the team of Ezra Knapp and Carson Sanasith picked up a strong 6-3, 6-1 win over Michael Bidzerkowny and Keenen O’Connor.

The Lions (2-1) saw their lone win in the second doubles match from the team of Caydon Grimes and Jonah Mac, as they weaved their way around Fillmore’s Kallan Sanasith and Grayson Cox to pick up the 6-1, 6-2 win. Wellsville will have a quick turnaround tonight, if weather permits, as they visit Pioneer at 5 p.m.

The Eagles are back on the court Friday night with a 5 p.m. visit to Warsaw.


1. Eben Schilke (FIL) def. Adam Iantorno (WLSV), 6-2, 6-1.

2. Isaiah Sisson (FIL) def. Jeremiah Pensyl (WLSV), 6-1, 6-0.

3. Marcus Wolfer (FIL) def. Wheeler Dahlgren (WLSV), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.


1. Ezra Knapp/Carson Sanasith (FIL) def. Michael Bidzerkowny/Keenen O’Connor (WLSV), 6-3, 6-1.

2. Caydon Grimes/Jonah Mac (WLSV) def. Kallan Sanasith/Grayson Cox (FIL), 6-1, 6-2.

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