There are few issues extra enjoyable than watching a younger athlete use expertise and obtain one thing outstanding.
Athletes from the Higher Niagara Area obtained a variety of awards and championships through the tutorial yr 2021–2022. From part championship swimmers to wrestlers and runners, it has been a powerful yr of achievements.
Listed below are the ten greatest particular person highschool achievements from this yr:
Starpoints Alyssa Armitage units the best pole vault mark: MVPs and awards for this yr’s gamers will be mentioned, however tape measures and stopwatches go away no room for ambiguity. Armitage might not have been the perfect pole vaulter on the day of the state assembly, however her prime score says there was nobody higher within the state this season. The senior received his second Division VI Division 1 championship in a row with a 13-foot volt, which broke his personal Starpoint file. No different pole vaulter for women within the state had higher grades this season. She was one among 9 who managed 12 toes, one thing she achieved thrice through the out of doors season.
2. Lewiston-Porter’s Sarah Woods was named State Participant of the 12 months: The Lancers might not have received a state championship, however state sports activities writers felt there was no Class B ladies soccer participant higher than Woods. She was named New York State Class B participant of the yr after guiding Lew-Port to her first state remaining in 27 years. Woods was Part VI’s second main objective scorer with 94 factors and was the chief in assists with 30. She was the one participant within the part to attain at the very least 30 targets and 30 assists this season. In the course of the postseason, Woods additionally scored 11 targets – scoring two targets in every of the primary 5 video games – and picked up 9 assists.
Niagara Falls Jaden Crumpler Reaches State Finals: On his technique to the Division 1 state wrestling match, Crumpler was seeded sixth within the 118-pound class, however he rattled off three wins in a row earlier than falling within the waning moments towards Northport’s Matt Marlow within the state title match. The junior completed 32-3 for the season and took 18 straight wins earlier than falling within the remaining match. He was a Part VI champion for the second season in a row, whereas profitable a Class AA part title by reaching all three of his opponents within the match.
4. Lew-Ports Sophie Auer collects prizes: Auer, a real dual-sports athlete, was named Niagara Frontier League Footballer of the 12 months for women soccer within the fall, taking house the league’s ladies’ soccer crew for the winter. The junior was part VI’s quantity 3 in soccer with 88 factors and was eighth in basketball with 452 factors. Auer was the primary woman within the Higher Niagara Area to be named the state’s first crew in 10 years. Auer had the match-winning help through the additional time of the state semifinals and made the match-winning basket within the Class B-1 part remaining.
5. Royalton-Hartland’s Mandy Hill does NOT personal a swimming file guide: Though Hill by no means obtained an opportunity to compete in a bit or state assembly resulting from a break up season, Hill discovered a technique to go away his mark. Actually. Hill graduates with 10 Roy-Hart swimming data and 7 Niagara-Orleans League data. The senior owns the league’s prime mark within the 50-yard freestyle (24.72 seconds), 100 freestyle (53.93), 200 freestyle (1: 57.42), 200 particular person medley (2: 15.65), 500 freestyle (5: 23.35), 200 freestyle relay (1:44) and 400 freestyle relay (3: 49.19). She additionally holds the college file for 100 butterfly (1: 01.84), 100 breaststroke (1: 10.67) and 200 medley relay (1: 59.17).
Lockport’s Matthew Schaffert is Part VI’s quickest man: No sprinter in Part VI ran quicker than Schaffert this season. The senior was the division champion in Division 1 within the 200 meters in 22.86 seconds, whereas his greatest time of the season (22.48) got here on the NFL Championships. Schaffert might not have received 100 in part competitions, however he posted the perfect time within the part (11.06) on the NFL assembly. He additionally beat Clarence’s Part VI champion Tyler McGrath within the states by operating 11.19. Simon Connors from Lake Shore ran 10.94 on the state assembly in Division 2, however had a tailwind addition of three.8 meters per second. Wind help is taken under consideration when it exceeds 2 meters per second.
7. Grand Islands Brian Bielec collects championship, file: No Grand Island wrestler ended his profession with extra wins than Bielec, who collected 197 in six years. Bielec broke the college file on the Class A gathering on the way in which to profitable its fourth part championship. Bielec was additionally Part VI Division 1 champion at 172 kilos, marking his third total part title. He received his first 44 video games of the season and completed 46-2, ending fifth on the state meet. Bielec ended his profession with a streak of 81 video games with out getting caught.
8. Starpoints Veda Jauch sweeps part throwing occasions: Jauch grew to become the second Starpoint thrower in three seasons to brush shot put and discus within the state qualifier for Division 1. The senior repeated himself as a bit discus champion with a throw of 121 toes, 10 inches and received his first shot put title with a heave of 36-4.75. Jauch took sixth place on the state meet in Division 1 after which bounced again as fourth on the state meet for the federation in discus and was sixth in Division 1 in shot put with the perfect 36-9 of his profession. Her greatest discus throw of the season was 122-3.
9. Niagara Wheatfields Tristan Davis Heads Part VI: The junior was the chief of the ladies’ part VI lacrosse with 80 targets, making Lew-Ports Sophie Massaro one. Throughout his second faculty season, Davis scored a complete of 97 factors, beating Lake Shore / Silver Creek’s Ava Tallchief by one. She scored one objective in all 18 video games and scored at the very least three targets 16 instances, together with eight video games out of 5 or extra.
T-10. Wilson’s Tyler Johnston breaks file for Part VI breakthrough: In his first begin of the season, the rookie struck out 20 strokes in a no-hitter towards Lyndonville on April 4th. Johnston’s efficiency broke a 62-year-old part file set by North Collins’ Bob Hammond. He was a stroll from an ideal match and all however one out got here by the rash. Johnston managed to finish the efficiency on 84 pitches, with 71 strokes.
T-10. Medina’s Greg Thompson jumps wild at Highmark Stadium: A snowy day turned out to be worthwhile for Greg Thompson. Within the Part VI Class C soccer championship recreation, Thompson ran for 265 yards and 4 touchdowns on 10 carries because the Mustangs rolled Fredonia 58-6. Within the earlier 10 video games, Thompson was used extra as a receiver, compiling 271 speeding yards and a landing in 25 makes an attempt.
Honorable point out: Niagara Wheatfield’s Collin Coughenour received his fourth Division VI wrestling championship this season, alongside along with his second Class A bit title. … Lew-Ports Jake Lauzonis received two part swimming championships and set three college data. … Wheatfield’s Paul Wissel received the general part VI 50 freestyle championship and the Class A 100 breaststroke title. … Lew-Port’s Rocco Randazzo received the Part VI and NFL golf tournaments, ending ninth within the states. … Nichols Jalen Duff, the previous Lew-Port star, recorded a triple-double with 21 factors, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a victory over Bishop Timon on January eleventh.
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